Aamco of Miamisburg Complaint - Ripped off by Aamco of Miamisburg!

Review by Advocate1655 on 2009-10-16
MIAMISBURG, OHIO -- On August 11, 2009 I took my vehicle to Aamco of Miamisburg due to the check engine light being on, I was given a diagnostic code of P0455 and told the repairs would cost $410.00, needing my vehicle immediately I did not take the time to research other possibilities. To my dismay two weeks later my check engine light came on again, I returned to Aamco and my vehicle was diagnosed again "surprise" the diagnostic code was P0455, with repairs costing $512.00. This time I put the repair off to research other possibilities, I called the Dealer regarding cost of parts and found that the parts totaled $211.00, Aamco quoted $385.00 for parts, I then called several other shops and was quoted between $311.00-$331.00 for parts and labor. I then called the Customer Service Manager to ask why he was charging me 174.00$ more then the dealer. His reply was “We mark up the cost of parts 40%, and that this is a democracy and he did not make the rules”. I then bid him a nice day. Remember I had previously paid $410 to take care of the check engine light, now they want another $512 to solve the problem that should have been taken care of the first time. Talk about price gouging people during hard times.
Consumers should take note as to how companies conduct themselves during these times of economic hardship and consider if these companies deserve their patronage in the future. Research pays off!
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-10-16
Posted by MRM on 2009-10-16:
If you would go to www.obd-codes.com and find your diagnostic codes. According to the possible fixes stated, it seems like an easy fix you can do yourself. And, one other thing, get a OBD-II Scanner to see why your check engine light is on.
Posted by MRM on 2009-10-16:
It would be outrageous if you have a loose gas cap which caused the engine light to come on.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-16:
Next time your check engine light comes on, just put a piece of duct tape over it. Ta da! Cheap and easy fix
Posted by JR in Orlando on 2009-10-16:
Remember that the "check engine light" has nothing to do with the engine itself, but with the emission system. As MRM said, it can be a loose gas cap, an oxegon sensor, a spark plug not firing fully or any number of things that do not affect the actual operation of the engine. On some older cars, I drove with the check engine light on for 1000's of mile. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Once I had my compressor on my air conditioner fixed. I called the dealer about parts, before I picked the vehicle up. Then I had knowledge to question the charge. Mechanic said "parts distributor used old list price" as he reduced it to what the dealership charged for the part.
Posted by MRM on 2009-10-16:
Yaya, not helpful, but hilarious!

JR, those are good points.
Posted by Pepper on 2009-10-16:
tho... the duct tape doesn't work for when you get your car inspected. ;-)
if that light's on you automatically fail the inspection
Posted by D on 2009-10-16:
The loose gas cap thing is common... make sure that the gas cap "clicks" when you replace it...

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