Man’s SEAT Ateca with ‘thoughts of its personal’ terrifies outdated girls and claims he is in Germany
Barry Williams purchased a brand new SEAT Ateca round three months in the past to assist him get round attributable to his mobility points, brought on by a lacking piece of the backbone. The 62-year-old says he has handled quite a few issues with the automotive, which he claims has a “thoughts of its personal.”
Barry, from Norris Inexperienced, Liverpool, informed the ECHO: “I will be driving alongside and hit a bump and every thing [in the car] will flip off – it’s going to simply emergency cease like that for no motive in any way.
“The pc system is knackered and ineffective. It controls the radio and every thing within the automotive.
“The radio goes on or off, each time it needs. It typically comes on blaring so I can not hear myself and you’ll’t flip the amount down, you have bodily bought to cease the automotive, flip it off, open the door, shut the door, open it once more and switch it again on – that is the one solution to cease it from doing it.
“I practically gave an outdated woman a coronary heart assault the opposite day. I might come again to my automotive after going to the outlets and there was an outdated woman strolling previous me.
“She wasn’t too good on her ft however fortunately there was a wall for her to fall on.
“I turned the automotive on and the radio blasted so loud that it deafened me and he or she abruptly screamed, fell over and hit the wall.
“She shouted at me ‘what the f****** hell are you doing you silly b******’ and I stated ‘sorry love nevertheless it’s not me’.
“I needed to flip the automotive off, open and shut the door and switch it again on and he or she requested what I used to be doing. I stated ‘I am making an attempt to get the radio to show off as a result of it will not flip off’.
“Ultimately it did and he or she stated ‘what the f*** are you doing’ and I stated ‘look find it irresistible’s the automotive not me’.”
Barry claims the issue appears to be with the automotive’s “leisure chip” and electrical system.
He claims he has been to the storage the place he bought the automotive and so they stated there was little they might do attributable to a scarcity of the required half.
Barry stated: “Now we have a member of the family dying of most cancers who lives some 88 miles away and as we’re very near him we attempt very exhausting to see him as a lot as potential – as he solely has weeks to go – however my spouse is afraid of going to see him attributable to the truth that she is scared of what the automotive goes to do subsequent.”
Barry claims he additionally receives dozens of messages from the automotive every day, stating there’s a “system error” and informing him he must take the car to the storage for restore, which he claims he can’t do attributable to lack of elements.
He added: “The satnav simply does what it needs when it needs.
“The opposite week I went to Outdated Swan, I used to be within the ALDI automotive park at Outdated Swan and the GPS informed me that I used to be parked in a carpark of the Volkswagen manufacturing facility in Wolfsburg, Germany.
“It took me 35 minutes to get that off the display screen and when it did come again it informed me I used to be dealing with backwards.”
SEAT was approached for remark.