Help with an Unscrupulous dealer
December '06 - 97 Avalon (87K miles) starts to rough idle intermittently at stop lights and signs, etc. Check engine light came on and I took it to the dealer. They "read the code" and changed to O2 sensor. Cost 300 dollars.
April 07 - Problem returns. I take it in. They say they cannot diagnose because the check engine light has not come on and I should drive it until it does.
July 07 - I've had enough. I take it back. After some research, I know that they KNOW what the problem is as they see any number of these cars in for the same repair. They say "Ohhhh...we found the problem." It was the EGR valve. Cost 600 dollars.
Now I'm sitting in my car. The idle is louder than normal and I feel vibration in my drivers seat and the steering wheel.
I'm soooo ticked that they ripped me off for the O2 sensor and I'm livid about the vibrations in the steering wheel.
How should I approach the dealer when I take it back (Cuz being out of 900 dollars, I AM TAKING IT BACK)?