A Mazda technician has been caught on camera, excessively driving a customer’s Mazda RX-8 and then bragging about it to colleagues.
Owner, Iain Inglis had dropped off his car at a Mazda dealership following an airbag recall but later made the discovery on review of the dashcam footage.
A beep indicating that the engine has exceeded it’s 9,000 revs per minute limit can be heard at several points during the video which Iain has captioned.
The dealership has apologised for the incident which resulted in an internal investigation and subsequent disciplinary action of the technician involved.
Ian said: “Once I had shown the footage to the general manager he apologised and offered a free service.
“In the end we agreed on four wheels refurbished, full fluid change, excluding oil, and a Mazda used car warranty.
“The car also had a compression test to see if the engine had been damaged.
“The compression was below Mazda’s stated limits, but they are refusing to carry out any engine work.”
The dealership said: “During the investigation, we carried out a number of tests on the engine which all failed to highlight any damage to the engine when compared to tests prior to the event.”
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