Let’s begin by saying my car is a 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i which had 0 issues so far at 104,000 mi.
So, I brought my car to a dealership thinking everything would be safe, yes it’s a bit more pricey but I wanted this job, HEAD GASKET, done properly so I thought this was my best avenue.
Now at this point the only symptom and issue with my car was the fact that it was slowly leaking oil and smelt like someone blew out birthday candles. No drivability issues, no check engine light, just thought of being proactive.
So after them replacing the oil pan, fixing recalls, replacing the head gasket, I get the bill for $2940.00. Thankful as I figure this will add another 100,000 miles or so to my vehicle which seemed cheaper than getting another car.
Fast forward 7 days and very few miles, the cars check engine light comes on, which it had never done before. Not too much of an issue driving wise but I thought it weird that my check engine light would be coming on so close to their work on the car. Upset, I called them looking for a remedy to this BS. They give me some nice talkings, give me a loaner while they check it out, and call me when they figure out what it is.
Low and behold, they name it my oil pressure switches, two of them. They’re telling me the mechanic deemed them fine before the fix but now 2 of them are bad and they would be cutting their mechanics’ hourly in half. So after 4 days, I finally get my car back after paying them another $224.00.
Since I got this car back it’s stuttering on acceleration, slightly shaking but eventually finding its groove. Check engine, traction control, cruise flickers on once for 10 minutes. 1 day later the issue of the stuttering is becoming slightly more apparent and on the way home the check engine light, cruise, and skid are all flickering and this time they’re not turning off.
UPDATE : They’re telling me water got into the coil plugs and wires which caused to fail and the wires it’s all one piece and they’re quoting me 716.00 for parts only. Didn’t they replace these or am I missing something? Aren’t they responsible for this under their work warranty? I don’t have any more money to dump into this and these issues ONLY happened after bringing it to them. I don’t know what to do, please help!
Items replaced in head gasket repair -
1.) Three Bond 1 (x1)
2.) O-Ring (x2)
3.) Gasket Cylinder (x2)
4.) Gasket Spark Plug (x4)
5.) Gasket Rocke(Abr?) (x2)
6.) Gasket Intake (x2)
7.) Gasket (x2)
8.) Gasket Exhaust (x1)
9.) Super Coolant (x2)
10.) N/C Brake CL (Abr.?) (x1)
11.) Timing Belt (x1)
12.) Adjuster AY (x1)
13.) Oil Pressure Switches (x2)
Plus all the recalls ECM to latest logic/ rear brake pipe corrosion/passenger airbag.