05-01-2014, 12:23 AM
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Vancouver BC
Oil Leak Under Warranty??
Hi.....I was told by my landlady that my car was leaking oil on her driveway. I think I recently had an oil change.
I went back to the place I had it changed it (I can't remember what they did)
A few months later - I went to a tire shop to have my winter tires taken off and an oil change. I was told that I have a possible oil leak. But they would need to shampoo my engine, wait a few hours and then check to see where it could be coming from.
I figured, my car is still under warranty so I'll take it to the dealership. Unfortunately, there are none in my area (closed down) and I was told that the dealership I dealt with which has converted to Mitsubishi - will take care of my warranty work.
I called them and they told me that they will have to do a diagnostic test to find out where it's leaking from.
There may...or may not....be a charge ($120/hr) depending on what they find.
They will charge me:
1) If they find a leak - and it's because of poor workmanship, filter or plug (or??) that traces back to the tire company or other oil change company I used.
2) If they don't find a leak (they will still charge me)
They will not charge me:
1) If the diagnostic test shows an oil leak that is not a result of #1 above.
This does not sound right to me!!
What do I have a warranty for...if they won't cover this?
They could make something up so I would have to pay....and I wouldn't know if they were telling the truth or not!!
Any advice out there would be much appreciated as I am not familiar with car problems, maintenance, warranties and dealing with these situations.
I think it's better if you're a guy as they tend to take advantage of women!