I went by VW Pacific (near Torrance) this morning before work and they mentioned besides the AC leak, one of the two main modules from the battery pack apparently fried.
They suggested I should leave it to them for another two days (12-18 hours of labor @ $183 per hr plus the module) in order for them to replace one of the modules. Estimation total up to $2,320 or more. Does this all sound reasonable?
To top it off, I had the odometer wrong (it was 109,800mi and not 131K) must’ve had a brain fart yesterday as I drive daily from Burbank to El Segundo during the week. Yes, I usually take the 5/110 and/or 405/101 freeways depending on traffic. Even with the 70-80 mile range it is completely doable as I have L2 charger at work that I charge with before driving home. I use L1 charger overnight. Simple as that.
Nonetheless, all of this is making me a bit disappointed as I’ve missed out the 100,000/8-year warranty window. To make things worse, VW initially offered to buy back my eGolf yesterday before this shit hit the fan so I doubt their offer is still on the table.
Now, I’ve got a nice salesperson who’s going to break down the actual cost plus I also have 19 months left of payments worth $340 each (total $7,321) and see if it’s STILL worth on their end to buy back this bad boy and in exchange for another used 2017-2018 eGolf. They tried talking me into a brand new ID.4 which is completely out of my budget.
Chime in your thoughts as I’m curious what should the next step be more in favor of me than VW. As I’ll hear more back from Pacfic VW, will definitely update this. Thanks y’all!
2015 e-Golf SEL (currently owned)
2016 e-Golf SE (lease returned)