piston replacement on hatchback on 2004 Volkswagen Touareg

The piston went out on the rear hatchback. In orderto repair the problem the headliner needs to be removed. The cost in total is around $800.00., by the dealership. What would be a reasonable estimate on doing this.

by in Tucson, AZ on January 19, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on January 19, 2011
The book time which includes headliner assembly is 6 hours plus parts $160 each retail 2 are needed, So $800 is fair
COMMENT by on January 24, 2011
Thanks for the response. I found a mechanic to fix the(struts , pistons)? he is a mechanic for a dealership and repaired it in less than 2 hours and the cost was $400.00. It seems to be working fine.. I think I just got lucky. Thank you
ANSWER by on January 19, 2011
The VW dealer is correct, they need to remove the headliner, which takes 5 hours of labor, add the price of the parts, and the total will be around $800. You might be able to save a little by going to a VW specialist, but unfortunately it won't be much. Zee

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