So I bought a 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT (70,000 miles now) in November 2015 for 17k total (low, young credit – I know).
It’s been a 2-3 wrecks. But anyway, it’s been relatively painless upkeep. However, the engine died 2 days ago and took it back to dealership. At first we tough it may have been the alternator…
So dealership said it would be a $360 tear-down and would have a Warranty Inspector come see if it was the car’s fault or the maintenance fee. If it was car fault, the $360 would be waived and car would be fixed.
But if it was maintenance’s fault, the Engine / Total labor cost would be $4,500 total. I almost fell of my chair. The dealership service rep said he’d take off labor cost and we’d “work something out” if we come across that bridge.
I told him… my car’s cost is like $~7,000… I might as well have trade in. He said we could definitely work something out.
When I tried to start the engine (via key), it did a rapid click click click. They said it might be the battery dead… but now it’s engine? He also mentioned there was some slush in engine (??).
The battery dead was told to me by the tow truck guy who graciously helped me troubleshoot. The engine was told me to by my dealership.
What do I do… Thank you for your help.