car transmission shop service problem money customer warranty vehicle truck

Never had problems with my vehicle until aamco worked on it!!! aamco

tempe arizona my car was running fine but I decided to have the safegaurd check done to my vehicle $59.00 when it was said and done $203.86.The extra cost was labor because my vehicle was hard to work on-so they said.The problem started about a week later,I left on vacation and the vehicle sat for a few weks while I was away,the day I got back there was a puddle under the vehicle,transmission fluid.The very next day I took the vehicle back to them and figured maybe something was not tightened correctly,only to have the guy come back out and say the problems were numerous and it was nothing they had done and it would be about $1900.00 to repair!My question to them was why did`nt they catch the faults in the first place and why did it leak only after they worked on it,and how does it fall apart sitting idle?
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qmz3000
#187731

I would sue in small claims court, it might not go anywhere but sometimes just suing is worth the $75 to drive home a point to irresponsible idiots like this.

Shops like AAMCO think they can work on cars with a McDonalds mentality and don't even hire people that know what they are truly doing in most cases.

Anonymous
#624518
@qmz3000

True.I worked at one and had no idea what i was doing.

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#197636 Review #197636 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Do not let AAmco take your transmission apart

AAmco is a straight fraud from the jump. DO NOT LET THEM TAKE your transmission apart. Actually DO NOT go there in the first place. Their trick is to get you in there get some stuff taken apart and then you are committed. So at that point they can tell you whatever price they want to cause you are commited to spending a minimum of $750 to put the transmission back together. If you put it back together and go somewhere else you are already out the $750. So then logically you think that you might as well let them do it cause I am already out the $750 and taking it somewhere else will cost even more. They commit you to a minimum money, then they have you. Do not go to them in the first place.
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Anonymous
#142445

So my car was suppose to get a diagnose through Aamco for my transmission that has been shifting hard. I go ahead and drop off my car to Ammco on 05/06/10 at 2pm, at about 4:30pm Jeff from Aamco calls me and tells me that they will need to open up the transmission to be able to tell me what's exactly wrong with it.

I asked Jeff that if I go ahead and get the work done through them once we know what is wrong with the transmission what price am I looking at? Jeff said between $1600 and $3200, $3200 being my WORSE CASE SCENARIO!. Well they opened up my transmission, and I did not hear from them until Monday 05/10/2010, Jeff informed me that I am looking at $4200, because the casing is broken. So I tell him that I will discuss it with my husband and call him back in 1 hour.

My husband calls him back after he's called other shops for estimates, and informed him that we will not get the work done through them because the price is Outrageous! He tells my husband that he will call him back because he needs to speak to his Supervisor. Jeff calls my husband back and tells him that he can do some of the work for $3200. My husband tells Jeff that we will pass, and that we are going to pick the car up.

Well now Jeff is charging us $1000 because they alleged that they opened up the transmission to check the inside.

Well see the problem is that the part that is needs to get replaced is the casing, where they can clearly see it without opening up anything. So now I am waiting for them to put my transmission back together so that I can pick up my car.

Anonymous
#124937

In all fairness, NO ONE knows what needs to be replaced in the transmission until it is out of the car and taken apart to see what parts are broken. The only way around this is to charge as if all the parts needs to be replaced, which would be very high. $750 for the removal is on the higher side, but not completely unreasonable.

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#175197 Review #175197 is a subjective opinion of poster.
I took my car into Aamco transmission with a check engine light on and my transmission would get stuck in 2nd gear (auto trans) Chrysler calls it limp mode for diagnostic and repair. I told them to check all harnesses (picktails) and sensors because this is a common...
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Anonymous
#325563

I also took my car to the Mesa location and what happened to you sounds EXACTLY as what happened to me. They got me for $2000.00 after a "rebuild" of the trans and the car was still doing the same thing it was before the work......After all said and done, NEVER was the trans, was the tensioner!

Word of advise, I have filed a formal complaint with the state att generals office. I have several attorneys on the case now.

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#138606 Review #138606 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$3000
AAMCO has just plain LIED and CHEATED us twice. We were foolish enough to give them the benefit of the doubt the second time. We took our car in the first time to get a tune up they sent us to another AAMCO claiming they couldn't do the tune up at that time but had...
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Anonymous
#117364

LETS DO IT!!! Get it Started By Sendn a letter across to everyone, anyone thats out here on this page havn problems & we can do it on the internet, so that whatever Attorney tha sees this will wanna take the case for US... Email me

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#135786 Review #135786 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$309
I took my truck to an AAMCO on Cave Creek and Cactus for service, I was quoted a price for the service. I picked up my truck when service was done and tried to present a coupon that would save me 10% which is $73.70 and the owner (Steven Becht) said he can't accept...
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Anonymous
#85463

Go to aamcolawsuit.wordpress.com Your welcome!

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