Sheehy Nissan Complaint - What A Rip Off - 04 Nissan Maxima

Review by ccpegues on 2010-09-18
WALDORF, MARYLAND -- Sheehy Nissan in Waldorf Md ripped me off several times when supposely repairing my car. First they were to repair the timing chain and air conditioner for $2300. Two months later the car broke down on the beltway during morning rush hour traffic and it had to be towed. They told me it was the catalytic converter and charged me $2072. A week later the engine light came on and the car wasn't driving right. They claimed nothing was wrong with the car, and wrote that my gas cap was loose on the ticket. Three weeks later the engine light came on again and the car wouldn't start. I had to have it towed to Sheehy again. They stated on the ticket that they secured the ground connector at timing cover. Then about 1 1/2 months pass this last event the engine light came on again. They told me the oil was extremely low. Never mind I had an oil change 3 days before this happened at Jiffy lube and had never experienced problems with Jiffy lube in the pass. Yet Sheehy charged me $153 to change the oil and put it on the machine to diagnose the problem. I never had any real problems with my car until I carried it to this dealer. Before this, I had a 89 Nissan stanza that I kept 21 years with no real mechnical problems. This is why I purchased another one. But when I get rid of this car I will never own another Nissan. I don't believe it is the car. I just believe that Sheehy messed my car up and ripped me off for their mistakes.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-09-19
Posted by rockfishing on 2010-09-18:
Find a good local mechanic from relatives, friends, or neighbors. All these dealerships are rip offs and treat the customers like crap.
Posted by T on 2010-09-19:
These sound like mostly unrelated problems, other than the suspected bad ground connection. Just because you had no problems at Jiffy Lube in the past doesn't mean they didn't screw up your oil change.

You say you "believe" they ripped you off. That is different than knowing. I agree with rockfishing - find a good mechanic - that is what I did for repairs I don't do. Using dealers for regular maintenance will cost you significantly more in the long run.

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