“When I took it back to the dealership they told me it was normal for our climate. I demanded they fix the non-fogging driver side headlight cover as it was obviously not normal. They replaced the passenger side gasket.”
That is the same tactic that I used, many years ago, with my brand-new Chevy Citation. The service writer–who was clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer–told me that it was “normal” for the door lock button on the front passenger door of my car to rattle constantly while I drove, and as a result, they couldn’t fix it.
My response was–first–to ask if he was absolutely sure that the door lock buttons were supposed to rattle constantly, and he stated, “Yes, they are supposed to do that”.
So, my second response was, “Well, I want to be sure that everything on this new car is operating exactly as it is supposed to, so please make sure that you make the door lock button on the driver’s door rattle just like the other one. When I pick up the car, I will expect that both door lock buttons will rattle, as that is apparently the way that GM designed them”.
Yes, I took a chance, but–guess what?–when I picked up the car, they had actually tightened the mechanism inside the driver’s door and the incessant rattling had ceased. I know that it is not nice to take advantage of people with somewhat limited mental capacities–like that service writer–but, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do, and I had to use his ridiculous line of reasoning in order to defeat him and to get what I deserved.
P.S.–That dealership went out of business a few years later…