I am an older woman driving a 1984 VW Vanagon Westfalia. Obviously I spend some time at various mechanics while on the road. I recently decided to switch mechanics here in the Bay Area and found one who had good reviews and is a dedicated VW mechanic, and who told me he was the best. I’ve taken my van to him twice for the same problem (written about here before: stuttering and then dying on the freeway), and he’s fixed many things, confident that he solved the problem. But he didn’t. It still stutters and dies on the freeway. I took the van back to him 4 weeks ago and he has been sitting on it since then, telling me he doesn’t know what the problem is and that he will try a suggestion I found on the GoWesty website.
My friends all say this is outrageous and that I should yell at him or whatever. I don’t want to do that, but don’t know what to do now. Should I just take it back from him? I’ve called him every week to check on the status and been given what seems like a runaround each time.
This guy appears to have a really strong ego and I wonder if he’s avoiding my car because he has to admit he doesn’t know how to fix it (I’m no psychologist).
Do you have any advice for me? I actually printed out and gave him the answers I got here when I posted the original problem, but he didn’t respond as though they were helpful.
Thanks for reading this sad story.