AamcoI was scammed at aamco!

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AAMCO charged me $100 to do a transmission fluid flush and I found out that they didn't do the work!!! After watching a YOUTUBE video of a News program's special report on Jiffy Lube scams and how they don't do the work that you pay for, I was very skeptical when i went to have my transmission fluid flushed. Before I brought it in I removed a small amount of transmission fluid for comparison. I dropped the car off for servicing and then picked it up when it was done. When I got home I took another sample of transmission fluid from the car and compared it to the old fluid, as well as a sample of new fluid directly from the bottle. Both samples from my car were identical and it was obvious that they didn't touch my car!! I went back to the store the next day and confronted the owner, he persisted that the fluid was flushed and that he saw it being done. I told him i wanted a refund and he refunded my money right away. The fact that he was so quick to return my money makes me think that he realized he was caught and wanted to avoid being exposed any further.


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    aa Feb 08, 2008

    There are situations that when your transmission has high milage and you do a flush it can get dirty again due to clutches, internal parts moving and releasing some old fluid inside. I find it very hard to believe that AAMCO would want to just charge you $100 and not do the work. They have done a great job for me in the past and have a good reputation. If I was the owner I would have not given you back your money. Sounds like he just wanted to get rid of a troublesome customer.

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    mikey Mar 03, 2008

    I worked for AAMCO for years and never once ripped off a customer. A flush is such an easy job and I cannot imagine the center risking their reputation over a measly hunskie. It is well within the realm of possibility that the fluid could look the same after the flush was completed. The flush uses pressurization that can easily loosen particles that were not previously loosened which would in effect, cause the new fluid to immediately become discolored. AAMCO goes out of its way to protect its name. You cannot imagine what you must go through to obtain a franchise.

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    John Mar 30, 2008

    Join the "I've been ripped off by AAMCO club. They rebuilt the transmission in my Isuzu Trooper and it sounded terrible from the minute we drove it off the AAMCO property. They kept assuring us that nothing was wrong. Finally out of frustration, we took it to a dealer for a diagnostic and they told us the transmission was full of metal. At that point AAMCO, in Fredericksburg, VA, did the work again. Once again the transmission sounded broke from the second we drove off the lot. We kept taking it back to AAMCO, and they would drive it around and say, "We don't hear anything, but don't worry, if something does happen we'll take care of you." After months of this routine, we went back to the dealer and once again, they said the transmission needed rebuilding. However, at this point the original AAMCO repair is out of warranty and the AAMCO dealership told us to pound sand. Furthermore, the individual who told us the transmission was fine and that he would "take care of us" if it wasn't, has retired to New Mexico and the current management refuses to contact him or give us his phone number.

    I guess there is a reason AAMCO only wanted to charge 1/2 of what the dealership wanted for the original repair.

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  • Ed
    Ed Schultz Sep 29, 2008

    I went to the AAMCO in Laurel Maryland with poor performance AAmco fix the car by changeing the catalytic converter the performance improved greatly but the check engine keep comming on the code is p0420 catalyst efficianty below threshold. I took it to 2 places changing the O2 senser They told me that the catylic converter is to week It does not reach 500 degrees it only goes to 350 degrees The car runs great but what do I do about the light and what to do when emmisions comes around ?

    Ed Schultz

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  • Al
    albear Sep 04, 2009

    Aa, , , and that is why with your attitude customers wouldn't come back to you!

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    morgan c. Jun 03, 2016

    I just found out that my truck that the mechanics were inspecting was used to take other customers home who had dropped off their cars. What the heck would have happened if they wrecked???

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    Heywood Jablowme Jun 03, 2016

    "What the heck would have happened if they wrecked???" The fabric of time and space would have ruptured and all life on Earth would have ceased to exist. Or every thing would go on as if nothing happened.

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  • Ra
    RanMan20 Oct 16, 2018

    I Was Over Charge For A Tune Up & Oil Change $ 1.200.00 . I Know it was unfair Too Pay That Much . I also Wanted My Brakes Done Which was Not Done . I also Needed a Oxygen Sensor That Was Not Order . So I Know I Fill Like I was Scam . Thank You Too Whom This May Concern . My Name is Randy Price .

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