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Good day December last year I was looking to buy car ,so one of the sales person at gezina sent a link to check the I was desiring to buy,then I saw blue polo 7 Rline was going for R320 000 ,mileage 58000km ,the was at pine Town,the sales man at Gezina aid i should pay deposit to secure the car,they will arrange sort everything for me ,then I paid 80k...

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McCarthy Volkswagen Complain about service and product

Hi we bought a Ford Ranger Bakkie from bidvest Mccarthy middelburg in Mpumlanga 3 months ago. Sales person Eugene. Bakkie had problems with steering and steering wheel problems. Was promised by manager Jaco to be fixed. Steering was fixed not buttons. Everytime we phoned we were informed by jaco part has been ordered. And licence and registration is getting done. Jaco resigned new DM says bakkie won't me fixed and papers of bakkie is missing. Please tell me how does this work. Jaco blame Eugene and new DM. The new DM and Eugene blame Jaco. Please help.

Desired outcome: Matter be resolved. The bakkie registered in my son name. And steering fixed.

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McCarthy Volkswagen Car

I would like to lay a complain against macathy in cape town south africa(Paro)

They sold me a car that overheated in 2 weeks. I took the car to their nearest dealership which is in Durban. They took it in for repaire. I was called to take the car, and the car overheated the next day.

They took the car to the repaire shop again, the car overheated the next day again after I was told to come and collect it.

This happened 3 times consecutively, but they still refused to take the car back indicating that they need to be setisfied that they cant repaire.

The last time they told me there is a block on the car they have to bypass the radiator for now whilst they order the part, They removed my heater radiator and gave me the car to use as a test.

After a month, I tried contacting them regarding this issue as the car was no longer overheating to install the part they were ordering, no one is responding to me now.

Desired outcome: The desired outdome is for the car to be changed. If they cant change the car they should put back the heater radiator so I can be able to trade in the car else where

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Is McCarthy Volkswagen Legit?

McCarthy Volkswagen earns a trustworthiness rating of 91%

Highly recommended, but caution will not hurt.

Our conclusion: After a detailed review, ComplaintsBoard finds McCarthy Volkswagen to be a trustworthy company. Although there's a 8% resolution rate for customer complaints, which deserves attention, McCarthy Volkswagen is known for their high standards and safety. If you're thinking about dealing with McCarthy Volkswagen, it's wise to check how they handle complaints.

We found clear and detailed contact information for McCarthy Volkswagen. The company provides a physical address, phone number, and email, as well as social media account. This demonstrates a commitment to customer service and transparency, which is a positive sign for building trust with customers.

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  • While McCarthy Volkswagen has a high level of trust, our investigation has revealed that the company's complaint resolution process is inadequate and ineffective. As a result, only 8% of 46 complaints are resolved. The support team may have poor customer service skills, lack of training, or not be well-equipped to handle customer complaints.
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McCarthy Volkswagen Service on Van not correct and the job cards incorrect

We had our work van taken into Bidvest McCarthy Westgate to be fixed for problems every month it seemed we had it taken in for something that went on. Recently we took it to DEKRA Automotive they did a full technical inspection. To our surprise, the stuff we were quoted for that needed replacing DEKRA found no fault. If possible for someone to contact me regarding this?

To send relevant documents I can not attach them here.

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Good day Colin my Contact details are Dionfu@mcmotor.co.za [protected]

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McCarthy Volkswagen Service VW Umhlanga

My Vehicle was sent for service at VW Umhlanga in October 2022.

My car was scratched on the front bumper and I called the dealership the same

day and told them the scratch wasnt there.

They told me to bring in the car the next day. I did and they pulled out video surveillance. The customer care liason Rennei Chateau then contacted me a few days later and confirmed that the scratch was not on the car when it came in

and that it was caused while it was at the dealership.

The service Manager then sent me an email in December saying that there existing scratches on the bumper and even though his staff made the big long scratch I must pay 70% of the cost. He has since ignored all my calls.

I cannot get a hold of any of them. Below is the email trail:

Craig Pillay

Feb 10, 2023, 10:24 AM

to James, Rennei, Candice

Hi James,

Please can I get some feedback. Need to get the bumper

sorted.

Thanks

Craig [protected]

On Mon, Dec 12, 2022 at 3:32 PM Craig Pillay wrote:

Hi James,

We had a brief chat a week or two ago, I know the repairs are

not going to be completed this side of the year. You did

say you would get a quote in the interim.

Please keep me posted.

Thanks

Craig [protected]

On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 2:27 PM Craig Pillay wrote:

Hi James,

This is sad. If there were no existing scratches you would have repaired the bumper no questions asked.

And if I ask you to repair the scratch that only relates to your staff's negligence you can't really because

you have to paint the whole bumper.

So is this customer service or are you just saving your dealership a buck? 30% of the cost

of repairs which leaves me as a customer with a sour taste in my mouth after dealing

with you.

Because I benefit from having existing scratches sorted, does that relieve you from

fixing the scratch that was caused by your dealership?

Please think about the above and get back to me.

Look forward to hearing from you

Thanks

Craig [protected]

On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 1:53 PM James Candey wrote:

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Hi Craig

Please see attached a picture of the left front bumper on arrival. There were existing scratches evident ,however the long scratch is not there.

In lieu of the above we are happy to contribute 70 % towards the cost of the repair.

Can we go ahead and obtain a quotation?

Regards

James

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From: Rennei Chateau

Sent: Wednesday, 16 November 2022 13:03

To: Craig Pillay

Cc: Candice Murthi ; James Candey

Subject: Re: Scratch NUR 89967

Good day Mr Pillay, hope you are well, I will check with my manager James and will get back to you,

Many thanks and warm regards



Rennei Chateau​​

Customer Liaison Officer

McCarthy Volkswagen Umhlanga

6-8 Sunset Crescent, New Town Centre, Umhlanga Ridge

Tel: [protected]

E-Mail:[protected]@mcmotor.co.za

From: Craig Pillay

Sent: Wednesday, 16 November 2022 09:10

To: Rennei Chateau

Cc: Candice Murthi

Subject: Re: Scratch NUR 89967

Hi Rennei,

Trust you are well. Please could I have some feedback on the scratch that needs to be repaired?

It has been quite a while since we brought the vehicle in to be inspected.

Thanks

Craig

On Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 11:58 AM Rennei Chateau wrote:

VW Umhlanga Brand New Tiguan

Good day Sir

Trust you are well, as discussed earlier, please see video footage,

Deep scratches were evident on arrival to the left front bumper.

The long scratch appears to be new. Please can you stop by our dealership and see Noorhana or James my manger, we will have a look at the scratch and make the necessary arrangements.

Many thanks and warm regards



Rennei Chateau​​

Customer Liaison Officer

McCarthy Volkswagen Umhlanga

6-8 Sunset Crescent, New Town Centre, Umhlanga Ridge

Tel: [protected]

E-Mail:[protected]@mcmotor.co.za

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From: Craig Pillay

Sent: Thursday, 27 October 2022 13:30

To: Candice Murthi ; Rennei Chateau

Subject: Re: Scratch NUR 89967

Good day,

Please see attached as requested.

On Thu, 27 Oct 2022 at 12:25, Rennei Chateau wrote:

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Good day Sir

Please forward me a picture of the scratch on left front bumper.

Many thanks and warm regards



Rennei Chateau​​

Customer Liaison Officer

McCarthy Volkswagen Umhlanga

6-8 Sunset Crescent, New Town Centre, Umhlanga Ridge

Tel: [protected]

E-Mail:[protected]@mcmotor.co.za

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Desired outcome: My bumper to be repaired

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McCarthy Volkswagen Brakes that was replaced and afterwards it made the same noise and some times worse.

I booked in my vehicle for a service at VW Mccarthy, Parow and I have been informed that my brakes is on 2mm. I thus spoke with a sales consultant Rowena and I paid R7200 and some odds for front brakes. I then further was informed to not do any hard braking for 50km's which I complied with. I then drove more than 1000km and the problem continued with a suther infront and making a noise when I apply brakes. My vehicle a 2018 vw Tiguan, 1.4 dsg stand most of the time in my garage and obviously don't drive it much. When I drive I feel and hear a metal to metal sound with a suther and also felt like something is snapping. I took the vehicle in to Mccarthy Parow and they tol me the brakes must still wore in and my tyres is feathered. I informed Rowena that is only does that when I brake and it's impossible. The technition told me to still drive and it will come right. I drove more than 1000km again and still do the same. I booked the vehicle in and they told me again that my tyres is feathered which I only have used 1 year and 6 months, further I was informed that it's not my tyres but now again my back brake shoes, but the sound is infront. I don't think that people is equpied to do what they supposed to do coz they keep on giving me the wrong detail and information and now wanting me to pay another R3000 after I paid R7200 two months ago.

Client Andrew Herman

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VW Tiguan 2018

CAA 232778

Desired outcome: I want my new brakes fitted as I paid

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McCarthy Volkswagen Swapped or stolen battery during the service

Dear Customer Care

On December 2021 I booked my fiancéeDinah Maimela's vw vivo polo Tip registration HF04NHGP for a 20 000 km service and the car had an original vw battery since I bought the car new from the same dealership in... The car battery was an original VW battery and it had a VW logo on top of the battery.

When my fiancée collected the car form the service she noted that the time on the car stereo has changed with an the clock was no longer on time but out of the correct time with an hour. This shows that someone had disconnected the battery because when the car was submitted the clock was on time.

This morning when she tired to start the car it could not start. We checked the battery and realized that it has been changed or swapped with an old battery. The car has been serviced with Hatfield VW Mcarthy and we have never experienced such an act of thieving. It is really disgusting that we pay for services to be rendered and our properties are stolen by the dealership.

Can you please investigate the matter and revert back to me before I take the my complaint to the Motor industry ombudsman.

Regards

Aubrey Maislo

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Desired outcome: Id like an apology and be furnished with my original battery or the new vw original battery.

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McCarthy Volkswagen Poor Service

My name is Ricardo Fortuin - Cell: [protected] - Email - [protected]@gmail.com - Vehicle - Reg: CF257294 - 2018 Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline.
Iam have been coming to Mccarthy Parow in Cape Town since 2009 and have purchased several vehicles through the dealership during the years. Ive been taking my vehicles for service to the workshop in Parow for years. This year has been my worst experience I ever had. After my vehicle came in for the 90000 service I've had endless issues with the calibre of service and promises made to correct the issue. There was full maintenance and warrantee on the vehicle that covered everything at the time that now expired, my vehicle was making very loud metal to metal sound when I braked. I told the dealership that they should replace and fix issue as my maintenance plan did cover at the time. I since have taken my vehicle back for the same issue more than 8 times in the last few months. Everytime Iam told that they will resolve the issue. In the last month alone I've taken it back 3 times. I feel that its not about customer service but saving money. This could have been resolved after the second or third time already. Iam highly disappointed as I feel there is total disregard for resolving the issue. I am told every time that the issue will be sorted then just a day or two the issue is back. It feel that cost saving is more important than safety. I don't also get invoices for everytime the vehicle come back making it seem that there is something to hide. The staff at the branch already know me by name because of how much times I brought the vehicle back. I need this issue resolved once and for all. I will escalate further if issue not resolved effectively this time around. If you need any proof I have all messages and correspondence around this issue. Ive been very very patient in this matter but I need issue to be resolved once and for all.

Desired outcome: To fix braking issue and replace whatever parts that needs to resolve the issue

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McCarthy Volkswagen Cancelling my VW Tiguan 2.0 due to terrible sales conduct

I'm cancelling my purchase from McCarthy VW Durban Commercial Road due to the sales rep disgraceful conduct during the sales process an the lies
The sales rep initially quoted me of 780k for the vehicle, on signing the documents the invoice went up to 810k without him even calling me or asvising, which by the way he didn't have to woth the amount of calls I gave him he could have updated me anytime in the period of waiting for the finance to come through .
When I queried why the increase he had a cheek to tell me that they sold that particular one and there was a price increase on another new vehicle they had find.
Like what's this got to do with me
You quoted me a price so if u need to find another one you need to do it at the same price
I've checked new stock hasn't come in yet
Which mean he just pulled stock from another dealer at the old price but changed it to the new pricing without even advising me

Becareful when u buying from these people McCarthy and study your finance documents thoroughly !

Bought many VWs from Hoopers an Newcastle VW and these are honourable dealers I'll go back anytime

Desired outcome: It should be that the price that was given to me is the price I get an no other way

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McCarthy Volkswagen I’m complaining about service

I took my car at be acardia Pretoria for it's first service polo 8 gti. It was having a problem of making noise when I apply brakes and when I reverse it was making a resistance noise when I brake. I reported the problem and it was never solved. All they did was to pray with something white. It only lasted for a day after I took my car and the problem started after. I took my car back about three times still the problem is not solved. And the consultant is not communicating or updating with anything. Michael mlangeni is the consultant. My car is still under motor plan

Desired outcome: If they can’t fix the problem they must inform me.

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McCarthy Volkswagen Audi A4 TFSI 1.4 2017

I bought Audi A4 in June 2021 and upon collecting the car it didn't have spare keys. I asked for the spare keys and the assistant said he will look for it. Weeks went by without hearing from Petrus. Then I did personal visits and spare keys potos were taken. It took a month before I received feedback from Petrus that they can't get the spare keys. I have to bring in the car again for another potos to be taken so they can go to Audi. On the 20th September when I do follow up Petrus said I must wait to hear from admin clerk when they found the keys. I am not happy with Bidvest Gezina service as this is taking long to be resolved. How can they sell me a car without spare keys. A car worth more than 300 000 but no keys. If my car get stolen or something happens and insurance asked for spare keys what will I do. I need my spare keys as every car you buy must have spare keys. I am sending this complaint over because I want good value for my money before I start taking legal routes.

Desired outcome: I want my spare keys for my Audi A4

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McCarthy Volkswagen Lock nut

I am a VW customer with two cars from the same dealer (VW Jetta and Amarok)I bought a VW Amarok in Menlyn, Pretoria in December 2018 and left the country since I was working abroad until last year, December 2020. I just discovered that there is no lock nut in my tool bag of Amarok. The only people who opened the bag since I bought the car were VW Hatfield staff when they had to fit in the lock nut of the spare wheel. On complaining to the manager, he referred me to the Manager in Menlyn where I bought the car indicating that they might have forgotten to include the same since I have never changed the wheels or tyres. On meeting with the Manger in Menlyn, she referred me back to Hatfield saying that they should be the ones responsible since they are the ones who serviced my car on two occasions plus fitting the sparewheel.
I am not happy about the way in which both the managers since they really did not show any concern about my problem and all they do is to shift blame and send me from one dealer to another. I even requested both managers to check with their technicians and sales persons of which they were both reluctant. I left my contact details with the Manager in Hatfield but no update call received to date after almost two weeks, whereas the one in Menlyn just told me that she cannot do that since the sales person who sold the car is no longer with them.
I am feeling like a stranger since both VW managers treated me like a crazy person while all they did were protecting their staff and trying to get rid of me.
On arrival at Menlyn, I was received by a sales person guy who cooperated and supported me after listening to my concern, however the man just changed infront of his manager maybe he did that to secure his job. I even indicated the possibility of the sales person forgetting to include the lock nut on the tool bag or the same tool missing at the warehouse where the car was stored but he just changed his perspective in the presence of his manager.
My email address is: [protected]@gmail.com
Contact number: +[protected]

Desired outcome: For VW to replace the lock nut on my car.

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McCarthy Volkswagen Service

Bought a Polo Vivo from Witbank Branch. First of all I have lost my husband when I've contacted MFC regarding the credit life policy they informed me there is no credit life policy, now who is responsible for this mistake surely the salesman was supposed to add this to the sales contract.

My son was in an accident with the car in May, we needed to order a new key, I've approached the branch paid the key and up to now no key, no calls from anybody.

The worst service I've received from salesperson up to management. I spoke to Johan Stemmet and Freddie several times and everytime they have stories.

I am really very discusted with the service I have received up to date.

I will never buy a car from VW again and I will also not recommend VW to anybody.

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McCarthy Volkswagen Service delivery

Good Morning

i would like to lay a complaint, about VW umhlange, the are totally un aware of the customers need .

my car as a shadder its is also under 25000km

its been for all its services an is upto date

i am a working women, this job allows me to purchase a car like a polo . I attempted to book my car in however there is no one to check my car on a saturday, nor is there a shuttle service to take me to my place of work .

( i even offer for the car to be collected from me an then returned to my place of work under 5 km away, this was also turned down ... you dont have a uber service for customers ?!?!? cost saver !)
I didnt just buy the car, but the after service you offer .

I have had to take leave to make time for this matter .

Tell me isthis the level of service Bid vest supports ?!?

It is also very interesting to note that now with the change in SA law i need not service or maintain my new verhical with YOU, i can find any approved service agent .

note i will never purchase from bidvest again nor will i bring in my car for service with you .

i turn over my cars ever 3 - 5 years, thank you for showining me i can better spend my money .

kind regards
Phillosha thaver
[protected]

Desired outcome: to be shutted to my place of work ,rather than me taking a days leave

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McCarthy Volkswagen New car sales

I had the worst experience at vw Umhlanga. I purchased a new car a week before my wedding which had a defect on the first day. The car had a burning smell whilst driving and heated up which was quite scary. The gears were not selecting and we were forced to pull over a féw minutes after just purchasing the car. When I informed my sales lady, Mary Jane, she was very unprofessional and insisted there was nothing wrong with the car. She was persistent on coming to my house after 8pm to show me that "nothing was wrong" and that "we were doing something wrong". She was rude and had a lot of attitude over WhatsApp on the night that we bought the car. It was a few days before my wedding and we were having family rituals but she kept insisting that she wanted to come to our house to prove to us that the broken car is completely fine.

Upon taking the car to the dealership they found that something was in fact wrong with the gearbox. The manager, Craig, was rather rude and snappy. As per the law, we are entitled to a refund but he acted like he was doing us a favour by giving us a refund for our deposit that we put in for a brand new faulty car. On many occasions he had attitude with me and kept saying that we dont "like" the car hence we want a refund. Meanwhile we wanted a refund because it was a horrible, scary experience that we had for the first time with a brand new car. Instead of being empathetic to us, he was the total opposite to us.

Finally, the refund which I needed urgently in order to get a new car, was delayed by over a week. We had to go in again to query it, fill out paperwork only to wait more and more days without receiving my deposit back. Everytime we phoned, they said they would get back to us but never did. My whatsapp messages were ignored and so were my urgent call backs. My refund only came through many days later after me calling Craig and persisting again for the 10th time how urgently this refund was needed get a new car.

Overall the service at Vw Bidvest McCarthy Umhlanga was pathetic, the sales lady who helped me as well as the manager were both rude and unhelpful and the service provided was very unprofessional. I would not recommend anyone dealing with them.

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McCarthy Volkswagen vehicle

On the 26th of November 2019 I went to McCarthy Gezina to collect the vehicle and sign the contract only to find that the contract's first installment is on the 27th of December 2019 and we discussed that with the manager who advised me to come on Friday morning to sign a revised contract and then the finance person will be around. I e-mailed him after realizing that I won't be able to go what they can do is get a revised contract and I will come after work I didn't receive a feedback from them and I asked the sales person to find if they sorted the dates out and he said the finance manager is sorting it out until I reported the dealership to McCarthy head office and VWSA because they didn't respond to my calls and e-mails and it was getting late for the bank to update the contract on their side. I spoke with VWSA and they sent a contract with 2 start date and I enquired no one bothered to respond. Only to find that they never sorted the dates out.

I tried calling my VWSA case manager earlier today after I received an e-mail from the finance house telling me how it happened that I received a lil difference in my installment. The dealership people said they will speak with the finance house to revise the contract and my installment start in January not that I will incur 31 days interest which is why when I paid in advance so I reduce capital in my monthly installment but now that went to the 31 days interest since the dealership didn't explain to the finance house that they said my first installment will be on the 27th of January only to find that it's on the 27th of December and that was the reason for them to say they will contact the finance house and revise the contract but it wasn't mentioned that I will be charged interest for 31 days. What I know and asked them was I am going to pay installments for the two months "free" so I reduce capital.

This is just a mess 😭🤦🏽‍♀️💔which was caused by the dealership and when I spoke with the manager he said if the finance house refuses they will pay for that month which they didn't now it's all on me.

Now I don't know what to do and I am really tired of talking/e-mails and all. I guess I have to pay and move on for peace sake. I am just disappointed by everything that has transpired since the day I went to collect the vehicle. I don't know whether it's me or they just don't give a damn about their clients💔🥺

Disappointed at the service received from McCarthy VW Mastercars Gezina. The case is still unresolved!

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Hy, My name is Andile Mdunge I bought a grey Polo 1.0 in September 20 this year(2019).The car had already above 25000km It was a demo(ND250598).Yesterday I took it in for an engine check up because of the engine alarm that was appearing on the dashboard.They found that the alarm is coused by a turbo pipe that is crack and it needs to be replaced. The person who was assisting me(Imraan) said the warranty will not cover the cost of rapair because the car was in an accident and that is why the pipe cracked.I told him the car never had any accident that could have coused the engin pipe to crack since I bought it, it does how ever have a small dent on my front right hand side.Please see the picture attached.I asked him about the life span of the pipe and other factors that could have damaged the pipe he said it only cracks because of the impact, but it not too fragile, so I don't think it cracked because of the dent in the front door the.

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McCarthy Volkswagen charges and services

I bought a car at this dealer in 2018. I was charged R2500 for licensing and disc. I had informed the sales person there JP Greef that I would like to keep the registration as GP and he informed me he will sort it out. The license disc in the car had not expired so I never worried. When I had to renew the disc this year, I found out I had to start from road worthiness to the registration as the car was not registered and no roadworthy test was done. Contacted the sales person and he said he will refund me to this day nothing. The car was financed so it means I have been paying interest on license and disc which was not done. He firstly claimed he did not charged me for the license and disc, until I told him he did. Even when I contacted the guy is unbothered as there is no consequence management applicable to him. I want to be refunded the R2500 plus interest that I have been charged since the day I bought a car as licensing and disc was not done.

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McCarthy Volkswagen golf 7 2018

I bought a brand new Golf 7 2018 in Feb 2018 model with lots of additional features. Since the before the first service the car was making whining noise coming from the engine. Almost the sound of a winding belt sound. Especially when driving on a incline and at a slow speed or in traffic. I have taken the car to VW Germiston, VW Constantia - both have confirmed that is nothing . Saying there are flat spots on the tyres. But flat spots on tyres don't make a whining belt noise. I suspect it is the turbo and they do not want to repair while still under warranty. and When the warranty is up then I will have to fork out the cash.Very disappointed with the After sales service of VW

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McCarthy Volkswagen complaint regarding service

My vw tiguan went for a service on 29 Jul 2019.
Due to medical issues I am not allowed to drive for the next 4 months, thus we arranged with my father in law to drop off my vehicle and collect is again.
Service was done, after my vehicles was returned I checked the service booklet and they had not stamped it.
I contacted Vw constantia and informed them of their mistake, I also explained to them my situation. I was assured that they will contact me in the morning (30 Jul 2019) to arrange for them to stamp the booklet.
I have not heard from the since. It is unacceptable that I now have to make other arrangements to get this done as it was vw who dis not do their part.
I did my part to ensure my vehicle was dropped off on time, why is this now my problem to get it done.
This is a great inconvenience to me and very poor customer service.

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McCarthy Volkswagen reviews first appeared on Complaints Board on Aug 3, 2009. The latest review Gezina car dealership was posted on Apr 10, 2024. The latest complaint I’m complaining about service was resolved on Sep 21, 2021. McCarthy Volkswagen has an average consumer rating of 1 stars from 46 reviews. McCarthy Volkswagen has resolved 4 complaints.
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