Audi MOT passed but Free Health Check failed
OK guys and girls. After my last thread of the car going in to Audi and "what to expect?" from a knocking noise at the front, knackered rear brakes and leaking rear shocks, cost wise...
Amazed, I queried whether there were any issues. They showed me on the print out that the rear pads were 85% worn, the rear springs were corroded, the rear shocks were "misting oil" and that was it... No issues from bushes at the front etc.
However, on the drive home was I was worried about the clear knocking sound coming from the car's suspension/steering. So booked it into another Audi centre, within the same group per chance.
Their Health Check came back with broken rear springs, leaking rear dampers, knackered rear brakes, knackered ARB bushes/drop links and the PAS pump is leaking. They also mentioned that had it been MOT'd on site by them (the other centre outsource), it would not have passed.
Today, the original Audi centre, when confronted with this information, say it is only the view point of the second Audi centre, not how the car was on the day.
I have now contacted Audi UK (on the advice from the second centre) and they have pointed me to VOSA. VOSA will be following the case up by coming to check the car for road worthiness. I am not allowed to repair it in the mean time and they will give me a full overview of whether this car should have been passed or not.
I will update this thread with all the feedback I receive as I go and any outcomes, but if anyone has any thoughts on what else I can do, where I stand with "fit on the day it was tested" rubbish or any other comments, please fire away. This leaves me, currently, with around £1,100 costs in repairs, and no way to use my MOT protection...