Some states require that the old parts be *offered* (Ohio is/was one).
Some states don't have a requirement at all (here - WI) and all
states have different statutes. If CA has a requirement that it be
"requested on the work order", you need to:
1. Find out if it is a further requirement that *you* sign it
(doubtful for precisely your situation) or if it merely need be noted
by the service writer.
2. Find out if it *was* noted (You *do* have *your* copy, don't you?).
Proceed from there.
(Not a *CA* lawyer, but I play one here.)
Ok, sometimes even I can screw things up. Like I said, there was more to
the story, and I confused the numbers.
But the news is still bad.
For just the oxygen sensor troubleshooting and fix:
It was $351 for parts, and $850 for labor.
Tail partially between my legs,
It was not noted on the invoice I walked away with, though billing
"history" items were, like our phone conversation authorizing continued
troubleshooting time. That was when I requested that all old parts be saved.
Since I had the car towed to the dealer, and I went straight home from
the scene of its collapse, I never received any sort of written estimate
nor repair order.
From the California Department of Consumer Affairs:
It was definitely requested, but never noted apparently.
They have not denied that I asked for those parts. They just want me to
bring the car back in. I can't imagine why, unless it's to install the
"washer kit" that arrived after I retrieved my car back, though not
aware of parts being on order.
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