Power steering pump failed twice; once under 1000km, and the other time under 30 000km; both times replaced under warranty.
Rear tires were swapped with worn out ones at the 15 000 service. I had to purchase new ones as the garage denied this.
ABS light is always on. Been to the service station 5 times; they are unable to fix this.
Catalytic converter had to be replaced at 60 000.
Spare wheel cover at the back was broken when I received the car. Was promised a new one. After 76 000 km and 16 months, still nothing, except that they expect me to pay for the replacement.
Service book not stamped at services.
Tow bar fitted by the dealer catches the bottom of the boot door when opening and closing, and reduces the car's ground clearance by about 200mm as it's mounted under the body.
Lists of issues reported before services do not get looked at at all, like replacement of batteries on the remote, checking of oil leaks.
Shudder and noise when I reverse, started directly after I received my car back from a week's service to fix a problem caused by the catalytic converter.
Service team did not do the scheduled check and replacement of front brake pads at the 75 000km service.
This car is really great to drive on gravel roads; very soft and comfortable. However the ground clearance is significantly reduced by the tow-bar and this limits me a lot, as it catches on the average speed hump in my complex.
The service in South Africa is past the point of being unreasonably bad; I serviced my car at the head office and three other garages; only one gave me service where I did not have to go back to them afterwards. My car was booked in for a week at one dealer with a list of issues to be looked at; they only did an oil and filter service, and ignored all the other problems. Got the car back after a week with all the problems listed exactly as they were before. The service manager just ignores emails, and claims they fixed everything. Remote battery is still dead, oil leak is still there, shudder on reverse is still there, non closing spare wheel cover is still not closing.