How about total incompetence at a Subaru dealership (who shall remain unnamed) in putting wheels back on a car? I had everything I needed to replace the rotors and pads on my wife's 2012 Forester, and figured maybe 2 hours on a nice Saturday morning. Went to remove one of the rear wheels first, and found I had a cross threaded lug nut. (I should say this was the first time I removed the wheels - all previous times, every 5000 miles, I brought the car to Subaru to have them rotate tires). So I called Subaru, they said to bring the car in right then, and they would fix it. I did, and they did. Got to the fourth wheel, and, another cross threaded lug nut. Now it's 4:30. and their repair dept. is closed, so I tightened up the other nuts that were correctly threaded, and waited till next week, when I had more time. Made another appointment for them to fix it, and went in bright and early to get it fixed. Got home, jacked car up, and low and behold, the new stud lug nut came off fine, but in re-assembling the wheel at the dealership, while they removed and replace the cross threaded stud and lug nut, they managed to cross thread one of the nuts that wasn't cross threaded when I brought it in! So third trip to dealership, complained to both the service manager and the sales manager, got it fixed, and went home. Fortunately, all five lug nuts came off properly (I guess third time is the charm), and finished the job. So, two weekend Saturday's, three trips to the dealership, and I was finally able to replace brake rotors and pads, that should have taken two hours.
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Would love to see the long version of this, with Dave and his photographer explaining the entire film, step by step. Also, would have been nice if the car was badged as a 427, instead of 396!
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