By cartrouble - 02/10/2009 05:51 - United States
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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).
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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YDI for not checking oil light right after starting up the engine. If the oil reservoire is empty, the light will turn on ni 1-10 seconds. Or if it doesn't american made cars have bad oil sensors, as all my cars have lighted up the light asap.
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. :(
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!