Opel workshops useless at servicing Troopers

Hi folks, just thought I'd report yet another screwup by the local Opel workshops who are the official reps for Isuzu Troopers here in Austria, where the
truck is rebadged as the Opel Monterey. The left front (disk) brake on my '99 Trooper siezed yesterday after I'd had metallic brake noises for a couple of weeks. Its been a severe winter so I assumed there was ice, filth etc gunging the brakes, didnt take it seriously as my truck is serviced regularly, now this.. Cost me 1140/about $1400 just to fix the front brakes! I only do about 10K miles/ year, so the wear and tear on the brake pads must have been obvious at the last service about 5K miles ago, right? -thats assuming they even looked .. Anyone know if these workshops are liable for such negligence? I've already had a lot of hassles after that last service (it was a different workshop BTW) such as misdiagnosed starting problems which cost me a new battery (unnecessary), a windshield that was replaced, not glued in and almost fell out on the highway, not fixing the Airbag light on the dash, etc. Now I'm waiting for some 'surprises' from the engine. Reckon I'll get the local AA to check her thru first.
Franz
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For some reason Opel dealerships have always caused me trouble. They are WAY overpriced, and have screwed up more than once on Opel Frontera (aka Isuzu Rodeo) I used to own.
FWIW there are tons of Chevrolet-badged Troopers on roads in Latin America... wonder if we're in wrong newsgroup? ;)
Peter
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