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What can I do after the engine cover arms of my 2019 Isuzu D-Max broke after being serviced?

Asked by Paul

My 2019 Isuzu D-Max plastic engine cover has broken arms after a service. I was advised this is a common problem and told I would need to buy a new one. The car only has 4500km and two of the legs have been reattached with superglue as per service-advice team. So this means that it would have been broken during the 3000km service? If it is a common problem then surely it would be a warranty issue? What can I do here?

Answered by CarsGuide

8 Sep 2021 David Morley

Warranty or not, if the workshop that serviced the car broke the cover, surely it’s up to that business to fix it. Separate to that is the fact that the car is still well and truly under warranty, so that makes the problem Isuzu’s to some extent, also.

To be honest, these plastic covers are one of the more useless additions to modern cars and really only serve to make the underbonnet area look a bit neater when you open the bonnet. In fact, they allow packaging engineers to be a bit lazy as they can cover a messy layout. The best advice is to get hold of a new cover under Isuzu’s warranty and store it in the shed. Then, when you’re ready to sell the car, fit the still-new cover so it looks neat and tidy for would-be buyers. The vehicle will run fine without the cover.

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