Originally Posted by Turkeytoe
You know... I may just say screw this all together... Subaru wants $350 for the evap core, but I can get an aftermarket core for $65 with a 2 year warranty. I'm looking at Youtube videos and it doesn't look all that complicated to do.
My system is already purged, so I could install and bring to a shop for recharge and be done with it. I just need the evap core and a few ounces of PAG oil. If Subaru and the dealership give me the run around, I may just wash my hands of them both.
Still waiting on SOA to get back to me, so we'll see.
If SOA lets you down and you choose not to pursue legal action that might be a good plan "B". Just keep in mind two things:
1. Once you do anything to that A/C system any claims of negligence against the dealership will likely be impossible to prove. All they need to do is say any damage is a result of your repair.
2. Things are not always as easy as they appear on YouTube, or anywhere else for that matter. For example, I just tried draining my Hot Water tank today using "easy" instructions from YouTube. Long story short, I ended up paying a plumber $200+ after the shutoff valve started to leak and a high pressure tank went bad. Sometimes when you start an "easy" repair or maintenance job good old Murphy (Murphy's Law) jumps in and gives you an expensive whammy!
Ultimately it's up to you what course of action to pursue. I think you have a legitimate claim against the dealership, and either they or Subaru should make it right. Then again, I'm not a lawyer and this is simply my opinion.
Either way I hope this works out for you in the end.