AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. Complaint - Big Rip Off - 1994 ES300 Repair
MIAMI, FLORIDA -- Upon realizing my car has a slight issue with taking off in first gear, I sought professional help because I wanted an accurate diagnosis. One company told me it was a transmission problem, but I didn't want to pay to swap in another transmission, so I called up an Aamco Transmissions near my location. I did this in hope that being they are a transmission specialist, they'd be able to give me an accurate diagnosis and hopefully it would be a small repair that wouldn't involve paying for a new transmission that would also cost labor to put in. I was reeled in by the "FREE diagnosis testing". So I received a call two days later. I should have known they were up to something when it took them that long to tell me what was wrong with my car. I was told that I didn't have a transmission problem and that it was my brake calipers that were locked up and causing my sluggish take off in first gear. So I paid the price estimated to take care of all that. 3 days later the problem returns. I take the car back a week later, only to hear that it is now a different component causing the same problem. I was told that I now have an electrical problem causing my car to take off in the wrong gear. So now my question is, if it is an electrical problem causing this, why wasn't I told that in the first place when "FREE diagnosis testing" was done? If it is an electrical problem, the diagnosis testing would have pointed it out. So that means they decided to cheat me and tell me lies, knowing the problem would return and they could make even more money off me. My warranty only covered all the braking components that were replaced and nothing concerning my transmission. So basically, if I gave them the go ahead to fix it, I would be charged for something else. I have decided to count it a loss for now, and not to ever do business with them or any other Aamco in this country or even if they have locations worldwide ever again. I will be seeing what sort of actions I may be able to take against them.