Rochester Hills Chrysler - Service Manager Lied

2009 Sebring - Complaint
Review by the_whitfords on 2012-04-05
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ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN -- Took my 2009 Sebring in for minor warranty work. Service Tech told my wife that the brakes were 100% gone and the car was unsafe to drive. After review by another mechanic, brakes were found to be only 50% worn. Returned to the dealership and they affirmed this fact, offered a "stern reprimand" for the mechanic and a free oil change. I hardly think that is adequate compensation for the $600 unnecessary brake job they attempted to sell my wife. Do not take your car there for service. All follow up discussion has been met with lies and 1/2 truths by the service manager and general manager.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-04-06
Posted by Johanna on 2012-04-05:
Did your wife actually pay the $600 for the brakes? If not, then I think what they offered you is plenty fair. I fail to see the need for any more follow-up. I'd say a miss is as good as a mile. Now you know to avoid this particular place and to always get a second opinion when it comes to doctors and mechanics.
Posted by CowboyFan on 2012-04-06:
If it works, don't fix it!!! That is about the best advice when going to auto mechanics. They will always make it appear worse than what it is. As clutzycook said, get a second opinion.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2012-04-06:
Try to look at it like this -- they did you a favor. You saw that you can't trust this dealership. You didn't get taken for $600 this time or more money next time. I would tell them to keep their oil change and find a mechanic that can be trusted.
Posted by T on 2012-04-06:
How do you put a value on "compensation" in a case like this, where nothing was expended?

As spiderman said, from a glass half full perspective you now know to go elsewhere for professional service.

I would not use a dealer for routine maintenance/repairs. Find a good independent mechanic, where you will pay less and quite possibly get better work done. Just my .02

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