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Mechanic ducking and dodging calls and fixing our vehicle!!

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I'm in need of advice. My husband and I had to get both our vehicle's fixed. My car was done but he has a scion xb and blew a head gasket. We gave the mechanic the money for all the parts. He has told us the car would be ready but now we are going on 5 months of it not being finished. He charged us $800 for labor and we have paid all but $150. The car is not done and he keeps stalling. There is 1 part that proves to be difficult for him and he has stated that if he cranks the car and he didn't set the timing chain right. It can mess up the engine and he will be responsible for replacing it, and he does not have the money to do that. I told my husband I refuse to pay this guy anymore money especially with him not answering our phone calls and never being home and out of town. We are wanting to retrieve our vehicle from his property and take it to the dealership to get finished properly. My question is so we have the right to do that? Can I have a police escort? Can I do a civil suit? Help please!!!!

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2 hours ago, jessstarrxoxo said:

My question is so we have the right to do that?

 

I assume "so" was supposed to be "do."  Have you gone to the mechanic and said you want to take the car?  If not, why not?  If so, what response did you receive?

 

 

2 hours ago, jessstarrxoxo said:

Can I have a police escort?

 

Ummm...the job of the police is not to act as muscle for individuals in connection with private disputes.  But you are, of course, free to call your local police and ask.

 

 

2 hours ago, jessstarrxoxo said:

Can I do a civil suit?

 

Anyone can sue anyone for anything.

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Hi @jessstarrxoxo

 

Welcome and thanks for your post! Sorry to hear about your trouble with the mechanic! As PG mentioned, the police may not want to get involved in this dispute, but you can contact them to see. You may also want to speak with a civil attorney. Mechanics are held to certain standards protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive acts and practices. If you need help finding an experienced local attorney, you can use FindLaw's lawyer directory.

 

Best of luck!

The FindLaw.com Team

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