Hi how are you guys? My name is Mike and I recently purchased a 2020 Hyundai elantra on on Sept 29, 2019. I came across a huge problem with the car less than 3 months of owning the car, I took the car to the dealership on dec 23rd, 2019 via tow. I waited about 2 weeks for a reply on whats happening with the car, and come to find out there was metal in the oil compartment which caused the engine to lock/damage the engine. So the dealership is having the engine replaced completely by warranty. What is worrying me is that, why would a brand new car require such a big job just three months of owning the car. I took the car to the dealership for oil changes and maintenance, so I can’t really pin point issues unless they did something wrong causing it to lock however I don’t know.
At this point, I don’t know if I even want this car considering that something like this happened so early on. Like I’m new at owning a new car, so I don’t know if I did anything wrong. I am curious, is this normal? What am I to do in this situation?