I had the oil changed 3 weeks ago at dealership. Afterward, the dealer drives car from bay to park it. I start the car, wait 20 seconds for a car to go by, drive 30 feet and notice warning light and shut motor off and go inside. They tell me that it must be maintenance reminder light and have me start car. The dealer then sees it is oil light and tells me to shut it back off. They check oil and they forgot to put oil back in. The manager and shop foreman look it over and tell me they don’t think it ran long enough to do damage (I estimate it ran total of 1 min at min, 2 min max and never at over 10 mph), but if any repairs are needed I would be covered. They wrote up an invoice for me listing what happened so there’s record. The car has run fine for 3 weeks or 750 miles. I don’t hear any engine knocking, it isn’t using oil, the gas mileage is unchanged at 33mpg, and I can barely see the exhaust smoke even with it below 20 degrees.
I’m told everything is fine. If I was going to have problems, I would have by now. Do people agree?
Believe it or not, a good friend of mine went in for an oil change a few days ago (different place) and had the same thing happen. Unfortunately, they drove off and several minutes later the car just stopped. They had to be towed back and the engine is “fried.”