Your point of trade in value is mostly incorrect. Yes values are at an all time high, but like I said if you bought recently (high market value) then you stand to loose. My vehicle was purchased for $37k and trade in value is $30k and clean retail is slightly lower now at $36k. The dealer needs a profit margin, your likely to get $32k max. That allows any room for recondition and certification. Most trade-ins require some reconditioning and it’s usually $1k-$2k on the light side (ie new tires, brakes, etc.). If you have had your vehicle pre covid market, then yes you would have some decent equity and would be able to probably take down a decent profit like I did with my trade. I have access to the NADA dealers site and real time auctions, so I’m extremely fluent in current values (accounting degree helps too). No I’m not confused about the braking at speeds excess of 35mph. It’s been stated by many drivers, you can read the previous 9 pages for some real time feedback as well. All things I listed are the same faulty harness, as its just not delayed airbag deployment. If these other issues were listed the vehicles would be grounded for unsafe drivability. Hence if they unities the recall sooner, customers like my self could have avoided the purchase in Jan. Bigger picture is knowing they had a problem but there hand wasn’t forced until one of our forum members contacted the associated press. Article was published on the 17th of march.All of things you listed are the result of this faulty wiring harness correct?
Having a different view of the topic here doesn't make me a VW employee or on a soapbox, but I am a VW owner for over 20 years, I have 3 in my driveway.
Yes, VW was involved in diesel gate - this isn't the issue at hand and yes, it involved a cover-up. I'd think the financial implications of that were far and away greater than this door wiring issue.
Are you sure some of the drama isn't related to hte maneuver braking (where the brakes apply in slow-speed conditions leaving driveways etc.) which is by some being confused by some in this convo and that is what was originally the issue back in 2020? I believe I made that comment (maybe a different thread on the same topic?).
Someone in the financial industry related to financing cars should know more than anyone, nobody is taking a bath (or at least not much one) on a used car in 2022 - you may walk away even. My Atlas bought new in 2018 for $42K can be traded today for just slightly less..when does that ever happen?
I agree that if they can't fix the vehicles they should get you in something else/buy back/lemon law/whatever as I stated above - again, VW owes owners that it be fixed.