Brad Posted January 30, 2004 Report Share Posted January 30, 2004 Here we go again ladies and gents! For those of you from the old board who read and answered my post named "Inspection Saga", here is the follow up. Original post is here: http://caddymb.netgetgoing.com/messageDeta...MessageId=36340 Got my Caddy back from the dealer last night. They changed coolant, spark plugs/wires, and checked for codes that might have been set when my car last went through inspection. They signed off on car - emissions - fine, car - fine. No worries. Decide to head back to inspection station this morning (after getting car smoking hot and blown out) to get this taken care of once and for all. Get in the lane, they tell me to step out and go into the building (just as before) and there I am......watching through the glass again and guess what I see? Another guy accessing the diagnostics again!!! So, I quickly head out into the lane and say, "I hope you are not accessing the diagnostics again! The last time I was here, I had no codes or warning lights until you guys screwed it up!" I additionally waived the papers from the dealer expressing there is nothing wrong with the car. I was promptly told that all cars '97 and newer were now being subjected to the diagnostic check. Apparently, they just don't tell the general public about these new procedures........Go figure. So, I say, "if you find codes or warning lights, it's because you guys are screwing it up because I just had the dealer do this yesterday!" (Because of course, we are dealing with highly skilled and trained automotive personnel here!) I then go back inside. I noticed that they had finished the inspection and I went out to get my car and guess what? My "Service Engine Soon" and "Traction Control" lights are on again!! So, I raised hell about that, but they proceeded to pass me - thank god - it might have gotten ugly otherwise. But the fun doesn't end here. They hand me a printout of what the code was - "P1131 - Unknown Code". (It isn't even in the service manual - I checked) I said, "how can you justify this - you can't even tell me what this is for Christ's Sake! So, I told them that I didn't have any problems before coming here and just yesterday the dealer ran the diagnostics (paperwork to prove it) and came up empty so how is it that you guys are screwing this up? I got a song and dance act about that the dealer must disconnect the battery before running the diagnostics and that they do not and that is why the discrepancy. HOW MUCH SENSE DOES THAT MAKE? How can you run codes with no power? I also said that the computer is just reacting to you guys accessing it wrong and throwing codes - all codes this time were identical to last time - meaning they screwed it up. We went round and round and as I got more angry I saw that my points were not getting anywhere so I took my passing sticker and ran with it. My biggest point here is that when I have to go back in 2 years the car will fail again because these ignorant bastards keep f'ing it up. Great system. I don't even know what to say at this moment, except I can relaxe now for 2 years. However, for all you guys who have to go through inspections, watch them like hawks. Brad ---------------------------- 1999 Deville Concours [sOLD] Blk/Blk w/gold package Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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