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Ok all, so here is the final verdict. I went into my dealer's service shop Friday morning. When I reiterated the issue to them (I had already emailed them the day prior) the shop manager said no problem, that rain caused a lot of problems the other day, you're not the first person to come in with this issue. Hmmm... OK. So they write it up and after they finish recording the work order into the system, the guy behind the counter says "Now just so you know, David charges for this." D'oh. OK. At this point I'm so burnt having stayed up crazy late the night prior, and now I'm trying to rush to work, so I don't even argue. I just shrug and say OK.
Wit that said, they get it up on the lift, check it out, and then David the shop manager comes out to the waiting room and says "No worries, we don't need to order a new part, our mechanic was able to just put a nut on it. He's got it tight and secure so it shouldn't happen again. No charge for today."
So I walked away happy. But I must admit, despite the good points in this thread, I'm still kind of surprised that they were GONNA charge me had they needed to order a new part. As previous posters have said, the car should be able to withstand a puddle. I know it was a big puddle but come on. I've hit puddles before with my previous 6s and other cars and nothing like this has ever happened. I still believe the pin wasn't fully secure to begin with (or the nut was loose, however it's fastened).
"Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas. We got eighty feet of the waterline, nicely making way."
Last edited by DirtyRU; 05-06-2014 at 02:54 AM.