By cartrouble - 02/10/2009 05:51 - United States

Today, I picked my car up from the shop. After 5 minutes I noticed the oil and check engine light on. I pulled over, then the engine shut off completely. Turns out they forgot to put oil back in my car. I'll be needing a new engine. FML
I agree, your life sucks 40 055
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It was their mistake, their damage, they'll cover the cost. Bring it up to them with proof, escalate the problem if needbe, and go to court if it gets that far (it won't, they'll fix it).

They should be willing to compensate for that, but FYL for having to wait for that process to be complete.

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It was their mistake, their damage, they'll cover the cost. Bring it up to them with proof, escalate the problem if needbe, and go to court if it gets that far (it won't, they'll fix it).

Looks like you should be more "car"eful next time

DID YOU KNOW THAT FAT PEOPLE ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS THINGS TO BE IN A CAR? THEY CAN POP THE TIRES OR UNEVEN THE BALANCE AND MAKE YOU CRASH

It is entirely possible this has happened to more than one person in the world - even close to the same time. Why do people act as though an event must be unique?

If you are on Yahoo Answers and this website that much, you probably need a life. Sorry but when a girl asks you what you do and you say "I scout Yahoo Answers and fmylife.com for copies so I can call FAKE!" she might not like that.

This happened to my mom (or a similar incident anyway). Shortly after she got her oil changed in her 1991 Saab, the check oil light came on. When she had it towed to the Saab place, the mechanic right away recognized it as the handiwork of a particular Jiffy Lube worker, and asked her if she had recently gotten the oil changed at a particular Jiffy Lube. Apparently this one guy at a Jiffy Lube in her town is known to have messed up several older Saabs by draining the oil, then pouring new oil in where transmission fluid goes. My mom's Saab needed a new engine AND transmission.

#77: Ha ha! You just got screwed over by the Saab dealership. It is not possible to "accidentally put the engine oil in the transmission". You have to partially drop the tranny to change the transmission fluid. I am 100% sure the guy at the Saab dealership lied to you so they could make more money to replace a transmission.

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Google "forgot to refill the engine with oil" and you will see that this happens a lot more than you might think. Also I don't know about Saabs but I have seen a number of domestic cars come in after some idiot poured motor oil in the transmission check tube to "top it off".

Dunno about them repairing the vehicle. Something similar happened to a friend and she had to pay most of the expense for repairs

They should be willing to compensate for that, but FYL for having to wait for that process to be complete.

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that really sucks. but look on the bright side, you're gonna sue them to cover the bills cause it was their fault : ).

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In fairness, that light isn't something that really catches your eye if you don't look at the speedometer and stuff fairly closely.

I doubt she was even driving an American car, you tool.

Or maybe the light doesn't lit up that soon. Maybe they changed the oil but forgot to tighten the lid so it spilled. Many things could've happened. Of course it's the shop's fault, but a "check engine" light is quite eye-catching so that could be possibly be avoided. One thing that I learned with cars: No matter whose fault it is, you always get screwed up. :(

The oil light is probably the LAST thing anyone looks at after getting an oil change as they assume they are all set. That the mechanic remembered to put new oil in

nothing wrong with American cars

Now wait a second, You noticed all those lights, even knew they forgot to put oil but it says "woman" right next to your name? ......I say fake!

Err... wtf? Since when is noticing that lights on the dashboard are on/realising the people hadn't put oil in been a male-only thing? Sounds like pure and utter sexism to me, but there you go

Sexist much? People like you deserve to die.... And if you're joking you fucking suck at comedy and you should stop immediately...

Sue them, and you'll drive a Ferrari

I'd say her laywer will drive a Ferrari, but there's not much chance of that in a simple property damage case that this is. She should get a decent car though. And I hope she gets a rental until the check clears.