Brought my car to a reasonably well trusted mechanic in town with a written list of 5 problems.
Two of the 5 were:
- Fixing weak brakes
- The ABS warning light being on and the brake pedal pushing back at random times which seemed to indicate ABS activating abnormally
They ultimately said they fixed 4 of my 5 problems (including the two above) and 2 additional problems that they found beyond my list.
A week or so after I picked up the car it became clear that the ABS issue remained but was a bit less severe than before. Warning light still activates at times and pedal does the same thing.
My invoice does not explicitly mention anything specifically related to ABS. I am pretty sure the verbal implication was that the other brake weakness repairs (new front pads and rotors) and general process of installation and checks would remedy the ABS issue.
==> My question: Should they fix this ABS issue now at no charge to me? If it requires parts, is it reasonable for me to pay parts only? What about labor?
If people’s opinion here is that it is probably a gray area and depends on the exact problem with the ABS, let me know.