- Report: #101056
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Complaint Review: Midas Auto Service Experts
Midas Auto Service Experts6084 Livingston Ave Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.
Midas Auto Service Ripoff Experts somehow put a hole in my fuel tank while installing my exhaust Columbus Ohio
*Consumer Comment: lawsuit
*Consumer Comment: lawsuit
*Consumer Suggestion: lawsuit
*Consumer Comment: Thank you
*Consumer Suggestion: district manager
*Consumer Comment: Info regarding 6084 Livingston ave Midas
*Consumer Suggestion: I'm not the only one: somehow that does not surprise me.
*Consumer Comment: Info regarding midas location 6084 livingston ave
At 5:30 I went over and was told they could not get the transmission kit and it would be in and finished by Wednesday afternoon. I called Wednesday at 2:30pm and was told it would be ready at 4pm. At 4:30pm I show up and the fuel tank is being propt up with a jack stand and fuel was pouring onto the floor.
The mechanic, for some reason had unstrapped the fuel tank. Granted, the car is an 85' but I filled the tank up 30 minutes before I took the car to the shop, there were no holes when I dropped the car off, or for the two days that they welded the exhaust on the car. The mechanic stated that it would be $215 + labor + tax. He also stated that the tank just started leaking so they took it loose and attempted to fix it (with out contacting me for approval). At this point I stated I would like to speak to the manager and was told he was not in and couldn't do anything for me anyway. I asked to speak with the regional manager and was told they did not have his number and he would not do anything either.
At this point I stated that I wanted the mechanic to find someone that I could speak with. The mechanic then stated that he was going to call the police because I did not want to pay for the work without speaking with a manager. I told the mechanic to contact the police because I had every right to get an explanation of how the car was damaged and why the started the work without authorization. I was told that I was threatening him and that he felt I may have a gun(neither statement was true). He never contacted the police, but I was told that I would still have to pay for the repair. The regional manager stated that since the car was older I either had to pay for the fuel tank or they would put the old tank back on (with the hole that they put in it). Not only will it cost me an extra $300+, I was treated like a criminal because I spoke up about ther wrong doing.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/28/2004 05:41 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Midas-Auto-Service-Experts/Columbus-Ohio-43232/Midas-Auto-Service-Ripoff-Experts-somehow-put-a-hole-in-my-fuel-tank-while-installing-my-e-101056. 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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