Nissan Complaint - Nissan
MASSACHUSETTS -- I bought my 2002 Nissan Maxima last year from Nissan of Natick in Massachusetts. Two weeks ago, I was driving home from work and my "Servce Engine Soon" light came on and my car started to slow down and then stopped moving. Fortunately, I had enough time to pull over before the car had broken down. Nissan does not have 24 hour Roadside Service so I had my boyfriend call his AAA to get a tow truck. I was really upset because this car was only a year and a half old, and this should not have happened. So the following morning, I called the service center to let them know why my car was there. They told me they would get back to me later after they do some tests but they were really booked that day. I spoke to them later that day and they told me they could not finish the tests until tomorrow, but they think it is the throttle control. I asked about a loaner car but they said the loaner cars were booked until the end of July. And Nissan only paid for rental cars if I had bought the extended warranty but I didn't buy that. I called them the next day and they still did not finish the diagnostics. I called them again the day after around closing time (on a Friday)and they told me that it appears to the engine control module but they need to run one more test to finally determine what it is wrong with my car. They left me a message on Monday and said that it is definitely the ECM and they would need to get a part overnighted. So basically, they had my car starting Wednesday morning to get it tested and repaired but it took them until Monday to finish the diagnostics. On Tuesday, I called again (they called me twice during this whole crisis), and they told me that they had overnighted the wrong part and they would get the right part and hopefully it will come the following day. I called again on Wednesday and Thursday but the part still had not come in. Friday was the 4th so it was a holiday, which meant I would not get my car until Monday. This means my car has been in the shop for almost 2 weeks, and I had absolutely had no car to drive. I had told them that I really needed my car back asap because I was to go on a road trip for that weekend, plus it was an inconvenience for me having to wait for rides to work. I rely heavily on my car and they could not even provide me with a loan car to drive. I had to call the service center everyday. They told me they would get back to me, but I was the one who had to pick up the phone to call them to check the status on my car. They kept telling me that they gave me an option to rent a car, but why should I spend more money when I am spending a hefty payment on a new car I had bought last year. Needless to say, I have no car to drive right now and it has been almost two weeks. I am so irate with Nissan and the service center people. The service is awful!