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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, A little help please in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; At the time I was in the review period for Progressive insurance Snapshot device, so it was not a real ...
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    Re: A little help please

    At the time I was in the review period for Progressive insurance Snapshot device, so it was not a real GPS tracker, per se. Its a small device that plugs into the ALDL port to monitor your driving for a 5-6 month period and allows a deeper discount dependent on a few variables. Anyways, it logs your trips/speed of the vehicle and the records posted online were clean upon pick up of my V. Thinking about it now, my review period is over and the Snapshot device was returned to Progressive. Looks like I need to get a real GPS tracker for my next dealership visit.

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    Re: A little help please

    As promised, I'm reporting back about my experience at Englewood.

    I took my car in this afternoon. Jose, the service manager, actually did a quick walkaround of the car without me asking. They promptly took my car into the garage and started the diagnosis. About 25 mins later, I'm told that the car is ready and that there's no problem. They explained that my O2 sensors were "lazy" (exact word they used) and that there's nothing wrong with them. All they did is clear the codes and said to keep an eye out if the CEL comes back on.

    Not sure how to rate this experience as their explanation of what happened isn't very reassuring. Never heard of the word "lazy" ever being used as a technical term. Guess I have to wait and see if this problem comes back.

    I do have to say that the garage is spacious and clean. The waiting area is very nice with comfy leather couches, free internet, and beverages.

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    Re: A little help please

    ^^^ - The "walkaround", is a fairly common practice at most dealership service departments. I think the primary reason for it is to note any damage on the car, (scratches, dents, etc.), to counter any claims by the customer later ...

    Rob

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    Sounds like the only thing "lazy" in the shop was the management. So the sensors are clearly not working as designed but send you on your way without swapping them? Yet another half-assed approach to service by another lackluster dealer. I'd go elsewhere...but that's just me.
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    Re: A little help please

    Agree. They either work or they don't

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    Re: A little help please

    Lazy:
    It's a characteristic of a sensor that's not switching as fast as it should given changing conditions. True, it can be a temporary situation but if it's continually throwing a code, ...say over 3 months with resets at each occurrance, it's going to need to be replaced.

    http://www.napaechlin.com/Nissan-Laz...r/Content.aspx

    http://forums.5series.net/e60-discus...ow-cel-108877/

    http://www.popularhotrodding.com/tec...h/viewall.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    At the time I was in the review period for Progressive insurance Snapshot device, so it was not a real GPS tracker, per se. Its a small device that plugs into the ALDL port to monitor your driving for a 5-6 month period and allows a deeper discount dependent on a few variables. Anyways, it logs your trips/speed of the vehicle and the records posted online were clean upon pick up of my V. Thinking about it now, my review period is over and the Snapshot device was returned to Progressive. Looks like I need to get a real GPS tracker for my next dealership visit.
    You let an insurance company become Big Brother?

    Everytime I see those commercials, I cringe...

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    I don't give a ff****. I have nothing to hide including the time it logged me doing about 130. (got a screen shot of it too). And I still got an addition 11% discount. Some paranoid people in this world. Smh

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    Doesn't matter if your hiding anything, or not. I don't need some insurance company analyzing my day to day activities.

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    Re: A little help please

    Nobody cares what you think of "who you think is watching you". Good job derailing this thread.

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    Re: A little help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    Nobody cares what you think of "who you think is watching you". Good job derailing this thread.
    Oh please. Oh no, its so ruined. How dramatic. As for who cares, seems neuronbob, rapid rob and hulksdaddy does. Not that its a big deal. I made a simple statement and you went off. Seems you're derailing the thread more than me...

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