Reminds me of A Porsche Audi dealer in Lawrence, MA that sold me a used Audi 100LS with 45K miles on it.
Then I noticed the Oil light coming on in a couple days. Checked and - no oil on the dipstick. So, I filled it (2.5L) and drove a couple days and it came on again! Went home. pulled a spark plug and it was all oily. Brought it back to the dealer and they installed new plugs under the" used car warranty". In a couple days, the oil light was on a again!
Brought it back they said, ..." these cars use some oil - it must be the way you are driving! "
Two days later I was driving up a small hill on the way to the Barber shop- and the engine just quit.
It cranked super fast but no fire.
I Said Uh , oh! this is no good. Checked and sure enough the distributor wasn't turning.
Had it Towed to the Selling Porsche -Audi dealer.
They looked at it, said they had to do a partial tear down.
They did and said it was my fault. The timing chain broke. (?!)
I said, no way this is under powertrain warranty.
They said "We are not going to fix it!" I talked to my salesman and he said he would talk the service manager.
Next day I drove down with my buddy to check on it.
Then I saw that they towed the car out to the street curbside and just threw the disassembled engine parts in the trunk!
I went in to talk to the Owner and Service manager. They said that I " Clearly abused the engine and would not fix it,"
I said, " NO way, it was burning tons of oil from day one, and you would not attempt a fix"..
They stood firm. I said, "I'm going to have to get a lawyer." They Just Chuckled.
Long story short, I got a lawyer ( my Dad's golfing buddy - thanks Dad!) I practiced my court testimony - brushing up on the Audi ( Mercedes) engine technology. and My Failure Mode Analysis. - which was: The cam sprocket bolt came loose then the upper cam sprocket roll pin sheared, losing valve timing subsequently and immediately severely damaging the engine)
Well on court day I was sitting in the hall waiting too be called when My lawyer came out and said that he had reached a
settlement with the Dealer; It was that they would refund my purchase price of the Car ( $2400.00 ) and his layer fee, and I could keep the car. I was happy with this and agreed. My Lawyer later told me that both he and the dealer were impressed with my preparation and the other party understood that, if this went to trail it would be costly and they would very likely loose.
So, I was pretty happy with myself. here. . I wish I was that smart now. But I'm smart enough to NOT buy a used Audi or BMW or Hyundai or KIA