Buick Heating & cooling


#1

I have a 1996 Park Avenue that only expels air from the windshield vents regardless of the dashboard setting. I took it to my dealer and after he checked it out ($80)I was told that it needs a new computer chip to the tune of $1200. Is this chip platinum gold? Any suggestions?


#2

Yep, never go to the dealership for repairs unless the repair is covered under warranty. All those mechanics are are parts replacers anyway.


#3

Go to a different shop and get a second opinion. Also, $80 for a diagnosis is pretty steep.


#4

I agree that you need to have another shop check your car. The likelihood is that you need a new servo motor for the HVAC system or perhaps you only need to have a vacuum line repaired. Either of these scenarios could result in a repair bill that is…perhaps $1100. less than the quote from the dealership.


#5

You guys were right on! I took the car to a local mechanic and after some searching he found a damaged vacuum hose. Total cost $84. I wasn’t savy enough to dispute the initial $1200 cost cited by the dealer so you guys made my day. Thanks


#6

Please go back to the dealership and let them know what the REAL problem and solution was, and that you won’t be utilizing their services again. I would.