Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09 Nov 2011, 02:32 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 6
Default ripped off by mechanic?

My boyfriend owns a 2005 nissan frontier truck and the engine blew on it so he purchased a used engine and was referred by the guy who sold it to a local garage who apparently specialize in engine repair/replacement...well they have had the truck for over 2 months and it still isn't in running, my bf went to try and put a part in and said the battery was hooked up to a charger while still in the truck and now the computer to the new engine may be screwed. These jokers now claim that other things are broke and were not before. They want him to pay 1700 before he can take the truck back and its NOT running! Any advice is helpful we are contacting the magistrate and a lawyer. I want to no if why he has to pay when the job wasn't done! HELP
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09 Nov 2011, 02:46 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1

yea unfortunately even if the the engine is not fixed you still have to pay. on the other hand unless there was a contract signed they can not legally hold the truck because it is not in their name. your best bet is to get the police go there and get what is rightfully yours. Let them file the law suit unless you want them to pay for the computer then you would have to file the suit. good luck and im sorry to hear your getting screwed
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09 Nov 2011, 02:48 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 11
Default Re: ripped off by mechanic?

If this is not in a paper invoice estimate signed by him with that ammount ,
he can take the car now or sue them
the voltage on the big chargers shop use are 15 and 16 volts this can damage a computer besides that, he was there to replace the engine im sure nothing was wrong with the computer
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09 Nov 2011, 03:01 pm
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 42

As the previous 'answerer' stated, unfortunately the payment would be your responsibility, if you signed a contract and the mechanic is not accepting responsibility for his actions. If you want to get an attorney, who want charge you an arm and a leg, Legalshield(formerly Prepaid Legal), has good attorneys, at reasonable rates- even for pre-existing situations. If you want to look at the program, you can go to this site:

You can get membership details here, as well as enroll, if you should wish to
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
am i getting ripped off? EL AZTECA Honda Technical 3 10 Aug 2011 05:01 pm
Took my 00' Honda Accord to a mechanic- did I get ripped off? 1j Honda Technical 2 12 Apr 2011 05:31 am ripped me off myronlh Honda 3 3 30 Oct 2006 09:17 pm
Am I being ripped off by my dealer? Honda 3 30 13 Jul 2004 09:53 pm
Did I get ripped of by Honda? susserj Honda 3 11 03 Oct 2003 03:27 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 pm.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.