• Report: #203086

Complaint Review: Holmes Motors

  • Submitted: Wed, July 26, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, August 07, 2006

  • Reported By:ocean springs Mississippi
Holmes Motors
10651 Boney Ave D'Iberville, Mississippi U.S.A.

Holmes Motors **** cars, with no warranty the longer they repair the worse it gets.. D'Iberville Mississippi

*Author of original report: holmes motors full of crap once again

*Consumer Comment: I only found one TSB that may help you

*Author of original report: Holmes Motors head gasket is turning me into a basket case

*Author of original report: Holmes motors ripoff

*Consumer Comment: Need more details Tara

*Consumer Comment: Need more details Tara

*Consumer Comment: Have you had it dye-tested?

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I purchased my MR Toyota spyder in mid Feb. 2006,by the 1st week in march it was back at Holmes Motors service dept. oil leak, funny smell in engine, engine overheats. Picked up 1 week later, a week after that back to Holmes motors. Since then it's been back to them 4 other times, each time coming home with a new problem we were told last week by the owner Mr. Bill Holmes that they would make it good. Well, one week and 4 months later they call tell us it's ready 399.00 after we paid toyota 105.00 for a dignostic it's ready.... Well, I picked it up today, didn't even get out of the driveway when what do I see, now my check engine light is on. they check it out it's missing sparks or something like that..... has anyone else had problems with them? please let me know



Tara
ocean springs, Mississippi
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

holmes motors full of crap once again

AUTHOR: Tara - (U.S.A.)

Well, as you can plainly see my car was picked up. Does it work, you ask? HECK NO!!!! It will now be at Allen Toyota for a complete work up. Hopefully something will be resolved.

I was able to get the used parts and a complete history of everything they've done. Although over the weekend I was about to vacuum the car and notice cigarete butts (large) in the center floor board in front of the ashtray. No one in my family smokes. It's very upsetting that someone would have the nerve to smoke in a customers car.

These people are lying cheating scum and to think that Mr. Bill Holmes runs the Ms Coast Colliseum. hat a crook.
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#2 Consumer Comment

I only found one TSB that may help you

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

If the Check Engine light gives up a P0300 code, it may be covered by Toyota up to 96 months/80K miles. Toyota has a replacement ECM for the car. When it goes bad, it will give the code for random misfire. If nothing else can be found to be in error, Toyota will replace the ECM as a warranty issue.



You should never have the place you bought the car do any repairs themselves. They set themselves up so they'll keep making money off you. When they say the job is worth $400, it means they have $200 in it, and want you to pay all of it. Always use a mechanic you trust, not the carlot.



Have another mechanic look at your car.
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#3 Author of original report

Holmes Motors head gasket is turning me into a basket case

AUTHOR: Tara - (U.S.A.)

My spyder is a 2001 MR2 Toyota, manual. Thanks ya'll for your help and suggestions. I should have written four months ago, perhaps that would have saved me alot of time and frustration.
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#4 Author of original report

Holmes motors ripoff

AUTHOR: Tara - (U.S.A.)

I'm not sure if they did a dye test or not, but we were told that it was a head gasket that was in June however almost August with nothing resolved.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Need more details Tara

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

What model year is your Spyder? Which engine do you have. Manual or automatic?



Post this info and I will tell you about your car. The funny smell is probably connected to the oil leak. The valve cover gaskets turn to brick after a couple years, and leak like a sieve. The misfire may also be related to the valve cover. The spark plugs go through the valve cover and if the seals around the plug tubes get hard, they also leak. The oil around the spark plugs will cause a misfire.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Need more details Tara

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

What model year is your Spyder? Which engine do you have. Manual or automatic?



Post this info and I will tell you about your car. The funny smell is probably connected to the oil leak. The valve cover gaskets turn to brick after a couple years, and leak like a sieve. The misfire may also be related to the valve cover. The spark plugs go through the valve cover and if the seals around the plug tubes get hard, they also leak. The oil around the spark plugs will cause a misfire.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Have you had it dye-tested?

AUTHOR: Marc - (U.S.A.)

From your brief description it sounds like a head gasket. There is a simple test that can reveal exhaust gases in your coolant. I take it you bought something that someone else dumped for good reason.



1.Find a good mechanic who knows how to find problems instead of guessing. Ask around.

2. Once found, don't get cheap on him. Give him all your business, and trust him to buy your parts.

3.No problems with that model that I've seen.

4.Hope Robert sees your post.
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