Quote (Subban @ Jan 23 2018 03:42pm)
So they did nothing?
TLDR FULL TIMELINE WITH PICTURES: https://imgur.com/gallery/kAnPK
After that 2nd alignment I ended up going to another dealership:
I noticed 2 mounts were removed from the car during the 2nd alignment, and the rear left (according to new spec sheet) was left red when before it was in green. I then noticed that the front right strut tower under my hood was severely off center and had hammer marks. (see photo below)
So I decided to go to another dealership and pay $90 out of pocket to get a third alignment and fix the tower/camber adjustment (see photo below)
This 3rd alignment (which is from the 2nd dealership) said that my front left toe was way off, and the “total toe” was off. Mechanic explained how the two parts that were removed cannot be replaced, and have to do with camber alignment and usually there is no need to remove in newer cars. So I checked under the hood and that front right camber adjustment was still slid to side (see photo) even after this 3rd alignment.
So I reviewed their spec sheet and noticed they left my front right camber out of spec, and after speaking with their mechanic about the front right camber being physically slid to one side AND it being off spec, he implied it would be better left alone, I kinda demanded they still try... it’s a new car!
After another two hours they came back with a new (within spec) spec sheet and a completely centered front right camber adjustment (see photo). They also evened out my left and right SAI + included angle. I have photos of my under-the-hood before any alignment, and it includes the 2 parts as well as the right camber not being pushed to one side nor having stress marks from being hit/adjusted.
Now I have a “tapping on plastic” noise coming from the back right of the car when I’m at 25-70mph and seems consistent with the roads small bumps, I removed everything loose (I mean everything) from my car and trunk and got back on freeway and could still hear it clearly.
Below are the highlights, but use the ^ imgur link to go the gallery for full timeline.