Ok here we go, 2017 honda rubicon 500 manual shift with eps. When difflock engaged power steering dosen't work. When difflock disengaged power steering works. Now, im not bashing honda products but the dealers I have been dealing with. Yes I do know that dealers have to charge for work like any other business would. It is just wrong and really stupid that a person would let any business work 8 hours and charge $ 800 and say we couldn't fix it. I did contact honda manufacturer and I gave them my vin and they stated that they were never contacted from that dealership for trouble shooting. Also this is not the nature of the beast, this is the honda dealership not being honest.
well based on the ONLY info we have here, is what you posted
NO where did you STATE that honda service dept worked on this atv for 8 ours and wanted to charge you 800 bucks for it
I am GUESSING your basing this on there per hour rate for labor
SO this being said, your throwing out a WHAT IS case deal that IF they DO< TRY and find the problem and 8 hours goes by and they DON"T find a fix, you don;t want to get stuck with a 8 hr charge for labor, and or any NEW parts they throw at it
so your basically getting pissed off at a dealer ship that has yet to TRY and fix the atv for you
HOW do you know that maybe they won't find the problem sooner than your 8 hours?
Honda dealerships like all dealership, have a procedure they go thru to find problems, there TRAINED tech's have to follow protocol to maintain a honda dealership service .
so again it seems to me like your HOT and bothered on WHAT IFS
you first took this atv to a local shop?
NOT back to dealership, and they didn;t even have a device manual, , so them NOT finding your problem doesn't surprise me
as there not HONDA service techs that work on honda models every day!
so it would logically take them a LOT longer IF even to find a problem that maybe a HONDA tech would find FAST, based on experience level they have with the products they work on day in and day out!
you can always take your ATV to a dealer and TELL them, you DON"T want to spend PAST "X" amount in time or labor, to find the issue, you do NOT have to give them free range to go as hog wild as they want on spending of YOUR money
NEXT< your atv is a 2017, there are now 2018 and 2019's out there, this is a 3 yr old model now
and who know's what you have done to it OR NOT.
if its NOT under warranty, sadly name of the game, is, REPAIRS are on YOU
some folks get lucky and things last longer, some DON"T,
again NATURE of the beast
you may not like this, but it is what it is
OEM"s make things so they NEED to be replaced, not last forever, or they wouldn;t keep selling more models if everyone's lasted for ever!
yes 2 yrs and issue's SUCK, but, when you have so many humans involved in building of an atv, and so many that don't give a crap on what they turn out, QC only catches a VERY small amount of issue's before leaving a plant
and this is on EVERY brand today
go on any forum and you will find folks that have issue's with "X brand, and also have folks that NEVER have a problem with "X" brand!
SO< your either going to fix yourself, or PAY someone fix it for you, nature of the beast again!
if your LUCKY< and its a RARE problem HONDA some times will help you, but they DON"T have to either
if you DON"T like the dealership you went to, go to another, there NOT all the same in customer care, this I fully agree with
but HONDA has procedures all MUST follow
until problem is diagnosed, your not going to get it fixed
and HOW long this takes, is unknown at this point, but it IS WHAT IT IS!
options again, solve yourself with your service manual
or again, have to PAY someone else to do so
no one's time is ever free!