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Old 12-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Which dealer (RI/S.Mass) did you go to for recall work?

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I need to get the control arm recall done on my 04 WRX but usually avoid dealers and their service departments at all costs. Where have people gotten this recall taken care off? Will they give me a hard time about any mods (I've had people refuse oil changes because of my skid plate!) ?

I refuse to go to Balise. And the guy at Anchor told me over the phone a few months ago that the recall wasn't a big deal and to basically not bother.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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You "shouldn't" have a problem anywhere honestly. If your close to Bourne Ma come to Atlantic Subaru, we have no problem with modded cars.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Sub'd. I've been wondering the same thing. Anchor is closest to me, but I've never been there for any type of work.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:19 PM   #4
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This is a very simple job, I can't imagine any mods that would prevent them from accessing the control arms nor be used to claim the parts failed for other reasons. All they are going to do is lather them up with the rust inhibiting gel. Seems like very few people have been rotted enough to need replacement.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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This is a very simple job, I can't imagine any mods that would prevent them from accessing the control arms nor be used to claim the parts failed for other reasons. All they are going to do is lather them up with the rust inhibiting gel. Seems like very few people have been rotted enough to need replacement.
Yea one would think. Unfortunately like i said I've been refused service from Balise because of a skid plate. I just don't want to take time out of work and waste a day only to be told that they won't honor a recall due to some ridiculous reason.

NateLS1- Thanks, I'll check out Atlantic if I can't find anything closer. They're about an hour away.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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North end in lunenburg. I just finished replacing the lca's on a modded wrx with a shield. No issues with mods.

Most of the time the control arms pass. About an hour and you should be good to go
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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Atlantic is my choice
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:44 AM   #8
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North End in Lunenburg is neither close to S.Mass/RI nor a trustworthy dealer.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #9
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North End in Lunenburg is neither close to S.Mass/RI nor a trustworthy dealer.
please post why. I'm waiting to read this lol
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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please post why. I'm waiting to read this lol
IIRC, last time he brought his car up there, one of the techs took his car out for a nice little joy ride.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #11
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #12
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Has anyone taken it to Metrowest? That is the closest dealer to me.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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And I hope whoever it was beat the **** out of it
Comments like this don't help your plea that North End is a reputable place to have your car serviced.

Forums are public , keep that in mind, I'm sure your manager would be thrilled to read something like this....
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:34 AM   #14
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please post why. I'm waiting to read this lol
Well, for point 1, have you looked at a map lately?

For point 2, do a quick search on NESIC. NESIC has hated North End since long before youve ever heard of NESIC.

Ex-Employees told tales of how they wouldnt let the techs there work on their cars, even while they work there.

My first hand experience? Read here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1688870

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IIRC, last time he brought his car up there, one of the techs took his car out for a nice little joy ride.
This. How does a tech discover a modded WRX is running boost in the low 20s, for a Seat Bolt inspection?
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And I hope whoever it was beat the **** out of it
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Comments like this don't help your plea that North End is a reputable place to have your car serviced.

Forums are public , keep that in mind, I'm sure your manager would be thrilled to read something like this....
This.

PS-Forwarding to the Service Manager.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:41 AM   #15
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Yikes. Can of worms opened....

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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Comments like this don't help your plea that North End is a reputable place to have your car serviced.

Forums are public , keep that in mind, I'm sure your manager would be thrilled to read something like this....
I didn't work there then mark. And believe me, I baby every car I ever drive there. My job and livelihood is not worth beating on someones elses car. Thats just stupid
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #17
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #18
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And I hope whoever it was beat the **** out of it
You must be new here.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #19
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I didn't work there then mark. And believe me, I baby every car I ever drive there. My job and livelihood is not worth beating on someones elses car. Thats just stupid
Never said you did work there at the time. Just saying it's not the best move to make a comment that condones that behavior, considering you're an employee of north end
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #20
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Deleting a comment after youve been quoted twice definitely makes it so people cant see it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #21
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Since no one beats on a NA Forester, I go to North End. LOL
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:06 AM   #22
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Thanks all. Made an appointment with Atlantic after christmas...man you guys are busy!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #23
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Deleting a comment after youve been quoted twice definitely makes it so people cant see it.
he obviously doesn't OT.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #24
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If anyone is still interested... Went to Atlantic, service was great. Recall took approx 30 mins and they even washed my car! definitely will go back next time i have to use a dealer for service.
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