During a routine repair my local garage managed to lose my car keys and more importantly my alarm fob and override key. This now required the car (Shogun 3.2 DiD) to be taken to Mitsubishi for new keys and to have new fobs re-coded. Whilst Mitsubishi were waiting delivery of the new fobs and override key they disengaged the alarm system and immobiliser system so the car could continue to be used. Now here's the problem, ever since they disengaged the alarm and immobiliser starting the engine had become more and more difficult. The cranking speed has gradually slowed with each start until today when the engine wouldn't turn at all. Mitsubishi have now declared the starter motor seized and are quoting £400 for a replacement. My question therefore goes to who is responsible for this invoice. Is it possible that there has been some sort of error that could have “spiked” the starter motor and therefore the garage is responsible, or am I just the victim of a bad coincidence in which case I'm responsible. Either way I need the car working so Mitsubishi are going to replace the motor and invoice the original garage. They will then do an autopsy on the old motor to see what happened.