New Port Richey, FL asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Products Liability for Florida

Q: What are my legal options for fair business practices when replacing multiple failed transmissions?

I had an issue with a torque converter and was told by 2 different mechanics that I might as well get a whole rebuilt transmission. In a matter of 2 weeks, I had to take my car to the mechanics 4 times. First to replace my bad transmission with a rebuilt one, then to service it, the to replace it again, and lastly to replace it. 2/3 months later, I took my car back in to repair the exhaust and was told that the transmission was bad again and needed to be replaced. The way it sounds im not sure if they are about to try and charge me again, but I also heard they wanted to put in a more expensive transmission since the rebuilt ones failed, yet I feel like they are just trying to find a way to make up some of the money they are losing with all these failed replacements.

1 Lawyer Answer
Linda Liang
Linda Liang
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need to find a couple of experienced mechanics to give you expert opinions as to there has been any foul play. Let them put their opinions in writing. After that, you can bring it to a commercial litigation attorney for a consultation as to whether it pays to sue them.

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