- Report: #352369
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Complaint Review: Mazda North American Operations
Mazda North American Operations7755 Irvine Center Dr. Irvine, California U.S.A.
Mazda North American Operations Engine destroyed 1,000 miles over warranty. Refused to cover after taking 7 weeks to get back to me. Irvine California
After 6 weeks of negotiating with Bommarito Mazda, the District Manager, and your Customer Assistance Center in Irvine, CA, I was told Mazda would cover 50% of parts and I would be responsible for the rest, $4,705 after taxes. I provided documents from the purchase of the vehicle and all oil changes since I took possession. Because Mazda agreed to pay 50% of the parts, I can only assume they were able to determine I was not at fault and it was the result of a defect. While I do not expect every car manufacturer to pay for every repair regardless of warranty, a complete new engine at 51,000 miles should be the manufacturer's problem, not the owner's responsibility.
My uncle works for Contact Center Strategies for Chrysler in Detroit. He was able to put me in contact with Linda Strohman, Manager Customer Assistance Center, in Irvine, CA. Throughout the process my uncle assured me, given the circumstances, that Chrysler would pay the full amount and Mazda should too. He was quite surprised when I informed him that Mazda would not budge on their offer of 50% of parts. I was also very upset that it took 6 weeks to come to the conclusion they did and another week to order the engine and install it. Due to family circumstances, I was able to drive another car during this time otherwise I would have amassed an enormous rental car bill.
St. Louis, Missouri
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/17/2008 11:48 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mazda-North-American-Operations/Irvine-California-92623/Mazda-North-American-Operations-Engine-destroyed-1000-miles-over-warranty-Refused-to-cov-352369. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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