BEWARE OF Clay Cooley VW SERVICE DEPT
Another reputable auto repair shop completed a thorough diagnostic test on my car and informed me that the problem was related to an ABS module. They contacted VW and learned that there is an open recall on this module and suggested that I take my car to VW. I scheduled an appt. w/Clay Cooley VW the following day. In a nutshell, Peter the service rep operated with zero integrity and attempted to defraud me. I believe that Peter did this to justify the car not being ready and to buy more time. I immediately escalated to the service manager - John. Instead of John remaining neutral to fully understand "the customer" concern, he was defensive, deflected from Peter's detestable actions, and stated VW requires my authorization to proceed with the thorough diagnostic test that takes a couple of hours and cost $140 before they can perform the recall repair. When I called back 20 minutes later to tell them I'm picking up the car, Peter arrogantly informed me that I can pick up the car but they already performed the diagnostic test, something else is wrong with the car and the cost is over $3,000. They will charge me $140 diagnostic fee because they already performed the test.
Note that after John's (service mgr) response, I reached out to another VW dealership to perform the recall repair. I called the other dealership back and informed them of Peter's last statements. Because of the other VW dealership intervention directly with Clay Cooley, when I picked up my car a hour later, John stated that it was "not possible" to perform the diagnostic test so they will not charge me $140.
This is my first negative experience with any VW service dept. since I purchased my vehicle in 2010. I love my car and because of past excellent customer service with this dealership and nearby VWs, I purchased my teenager a used Jetta a few months ago. We will continue to be VW fans but will never return to Clay Cooley because of Peter and John's morally reprehensible conduct. I do appreciate the other VW dealership service dept. getting involved and will go to that dealership for future service and