National Motors, Inc. Complaint - Problems with a pre-owned Nissan Maxima
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- On March 16, 2010 I paid cash for a 2006 pre-owned Nissan Maxima from National Motors, Inc. in Baltimore. Within the first month of ownership, I started noticing little things wrong with the car and I went back and forth about eight times to get these fixed. Once the 30 day warranty expired, I started to notice some major problems. The engine light went on so I took it to a Nissan dealership and I had to pay $100.00 to get it electronically evaluated.
At that time nothing major was wrong but the mechanic noticed that the two front tires were bald on the inside and they couldn't be seen. Before I bought the car National Motors, Inc. told me that they would replace the tires. After talking to the Nissan mechanic he said that the car shouldn't have past inspection with those two front tires. I realized they were the two tires originally on the car and they just rotated them so the the bald part would be on the inside. Along with the $100.00 I paid to get the engine light reset, another $300.00 for two new tires. I paid $500.00 to get the AC repaired because it wasn't working. At the time of purchase they told us that they recharged the AC. I kept hearing a noise and every time I took it back they said they fixed it.
When I went to get the engine light reset, I asked the mechanic if he would go for a ride with me to see if he could hear the noise and of course he did, which turned out to be the reflector shield and had to be replaced. All of the sudden, all the glass shields on the speedometer, the clock, etc, became loose, and passenger side window shakes. They payoff was, when I had the new front tires put on they told me that both rims were bent. After the tires were put on, I went to a rim shop to ask for a second opinion and they said that not only the two front rims were bent but so were the back two rims, each rim will cost $120.00 to get fixed.
I know I bought a used car and I thought I did my homework. I looked up the history of the car and it has never been in an accident and was only owned by one previous owner. Not only, did I pay almost $17,000.00 cash for this car, but I also so far put out a lot of money plus still finding thing wrong with the car.
If anyone in Baltimore is thinking about purchasing a car at National Motors, Inc. in Baltimore don't waste your time.
The address is:
4129 E. Joppa Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21236
Phone: (410) 256-2400