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Front shock absorbers

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by James cupra 290 black, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. James cupra 290 black

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    Hi guys

    I am new to the forum and I hope I am posting this in the right place. Apologies if I am in the wrong place.

    I have a 2016 Leon cupra black edition. It has only covered 31,000 miles. It went for a service today and the guy said both front shock absorbers were leaking. Only very slightly. This really doesn’t sound good. On a car that is three years.

    Do you guys know how much this would cost to get fixed? (I am guessing around a thousand pounds)

    will seat uk be willing to contribute as it’s still a relatively new car?

    Has anyone else had this problem (I did a search on the forum and couldn’t find anything)

    thank you for any help.

    PS this forum is amazing guys.
     
  2. Seriously?

    Seriously? Active Member

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    It isn't unusual for Leon shocks to 'mist', there are numerous threads on here; search for 'misting shocks'. It isn't a major issue and will at worst be an MOT advisory.
    If they are properly leaking then obviously they'll need replacing, but I doubt you'd be looking at anything like £1000. Decent branded standard struts can be had for about £150 a pair plus fitting (depending on the spec of your Leon).
    Welcome BTW!
     
  3. James cupra 290 black

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    Thank you for your reply. That’s a huge relief.
     
  4. BigJase88

    BigJase88 Jase

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    Would hope would cost less than £500 fitted inc parts
     
  5. Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

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    Misting is normal, leaking is not, the dealers after money, he wants the flippin lot!
     
  6. James cupra 290 black

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    That’s great guys thank you for all your help and advice.
     
  7. Seastormer

    Seastormer Cupra 280/CBF1000

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    My 280 still has the original shocks, nearly 6 years old, no advisories at main dealer service/MOT.
     
  8. Wilkesy

    Wilkesy Active Member

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    In my previous seat had a rear shock replaced and it was £98 including labor
     

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