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Car Insurance Tracking Box - Beware and get yours checked

mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
edited October 2017 in The cake stop
In the Petrol v Diesel thread myself and one other mentioned we had black boxes fitted by insurance companies.
We had it fitted last summer to our Guillietta . In January we had to call out a home start recovery as the battery had no charge. Thought nothing of this as car hadn't been used for 2 weeks and temperature had been sub zero at night. Recovery said it was quite common on diesels. Since then the battery has been losing charge if car not used.
Car serviced today and the diagnostic lit up like a Christmas tree. On investigation it seems that the black box was the source of draining battery but also had screwed up the numerous monitoring systems. But the most alarming thing is it transpired that the black box fitter had spliced a connection to the live circuit.
Now removed and seeking financial reparations from a certain insurer for costs of recovery in Jan plus possible damage to battery.

Don't do it.
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  • Sounds like you've found that fault ride on time.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,641
    Sounds like you've found that fault ride on time.

    :lol:
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 9,936
    Mr Goo wrote:
    Don't do it.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,370
    When you went to complain to the insurance company, did you just walk right in?
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
    I think I've walked right into a Friday night pi55 take.
    Serves me right.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 9,936
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,641
    Mr Goo wrote:
    I think I've walked right into a Friday night pi55 take.
    Serves me right.

    It was such a hot temptation.
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
    Pross wrote:
    Mr Goo wrote:
    I think I've walked right into a Friday night pi55 take.
    Serves me right.

    It was such a hot temptation.

    Oh FFS! Its Saturday morning now.
    Changed the title. Now all you smart asses look daft.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,328
    Mr Goo wrote:
    Oh FFS! Its Saturday morning now.

    Gonna get up, gonna get up, gonna get up!
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Mr Goo wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    Mr Goo wrote:
    I think I've walked right into a Friday night pi55 take.
    Serves me right.

    It was such a hot temptation.

    Oh FFS! Its 'Saturday afternoon'

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  • Yep, get them checked people

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  • twist83twist83 Posts: 761
    Why would you get one fitted anyway? Young drivers?

    Other than that, there is no real reason to have one.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    twist83 wrote:
    Why would you get one fitted anyway? Young drivers?

    Other than that, there is no real reason to have one.

    GF has one, it still made a difference to her insurance as she's 24 but drives like a granny. I take great pleasure in getting the score down to the mid 30s whenever I drive it, her average is about 98/100
  • twist83twist83 Posts: 761
    Is it really worth it for a couple quid a year? In fact if you say you bring that score down. May as well bin it ;)

    I get it with new drivers. But I would rather not have the Insurance company no where I am, how fast I am driving, braking etc etc.
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