I bought my car (BMW 2012 528i x drive) into Motorwerks BMW fin Barrington IL because it had a ignition fault. After bringing it in, they replaced the spark plugs, all the wiring and told me the car had a gasket oil leak, I told them to please replace it. They charged me 2000 for a "tune-up". when they released the car to me they said that the mechanic had performed and oil change as well. and the mechanic had noticed slush buildup in the engine while changing the gasket and oil and that they tried to clean it up as best as possible, to consider getting my engine flushed, I told them OK, I thanked them and made a mental note to get my engine flushed. 8 days later, my car stalled in the middle of the road. I had it towed back to Motorwekrs and they said I had a seized engine and I had to pay 11,500 if I wanted to get it fixed.
Talk to a consumer fraud lawyer. Much depends on how many attempts at repair they’ve had and other factors.
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In order to be successful in a suit against them you would need an expert witness -- such as another car mechanic -- who could testify that the breakdown was due to something the dealer did wrong. If it was due to the sludge build up that they warned you about, you would probably not succeed in a case against them. Your first step should be to have an independent mechanic examine your car and the repair records and let you know if they think the dealer did anything wrong.
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