Took my 2009 Subaru Tribeca, 75000 miles, to the dealer for a recall. While there I decided to have the coolant and trans and differential fluids changed.
I was told by the service representative that the radiator was not leaking before being serviced. After the service it began to leak and now they want me to pay for a new radiator.
I have not yet picked up the vehicle so nothing I did after the service can be blamed for the leak.
I am at this point uncertain how to proceed. Is it absurd to believe that it is the dealer’s responsibility to repair what became damaged as result of their service.
I am also curious as to the overall opinion on fluid exchanges and flushes. In person, talking to mechanics or so called gear heads flushes seems to be a debated topic, but experiences like mine are suspiciously absent from an internet search.
I seemed to be under the impression they mostly posed a threat to high mileage or unmaintained vehicles. All three services were last done 3 years and about 15000 miles ago.