2005 Lexus GX 470 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 94,000 miles
I took my 2005 gx 470 in for regular 90,000 mile check up. While doing the check up which included intalling a timing belt, they went to start the car and the belt on the camshift slipped and jumped timing. After taking engine apart again, some antifreeze on the belt caused it to slip and caused above damage. The head was sent to a machine shop to install valves and check the head. After reassembling the engine, there was a misfire and a crack was found on piston #5. They reopened engine, installed a new piston and reinstalled parts along with new gaskets.
After having my car back for 2 days, my check engine light came on. I took the car in and they said either oil or gas had gotten on the catalytic converter during the misfire. They are now repairing this. I am afraid that I am now going to have trouble with this car. I think they should be held responsible for the car. They will give me 17,000.00 on trade in on a 56,000.002 010
gently used car.
First of all, I don't think 17,000.00 is a fair trade in price and secondly, I was not interested in buying a new car as I was very happy with my old one until this happened.
Please help! I need advice
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 AT 8:55 PM