I purchased the vehicle Audi A4 2.0T Quattro 2009 (VIN WAUSF7xxxxxxxxxx) on 06/01/2016 directly from the sales manager (Mike) at Bob Rohrman of Schamburg Lincoln, 1200 Golf Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173. The millage of the car was 90,895 miles. The person undersigned on the purchase order was James Daher (Dealer No. DL6063), registered at 1200E Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173. After two weeks the car stopped operating. The engine would not engage at all. The car was driven for only 1,160 miles (millage of the vehicle displayed 92,055).
On 06/20/2016 the car was towed to the Midas Car Repair Service in Sycamore, IL for inspection and repair. Due to inability of the service personnel to diagnose the vehicle, the car was consecutively towed to Continental Audi of Naperville. Upon inspection the following faults were found:
- No compression on cylinder 1
- Timing chain + cylinder head damage
The estimated repair cost was $6,579. Considering a considerable monetary expense, the car was towed for the last time to the Precision Auto Repair Service in Chicago. Final evaluation of the vehicle performed by the mechanic confirmed the diagnosis presented by the Continental Audi of Naperville.
However, the repair cost decreased to $3,500 due to obvious reasons (non-dealer repair).
First contact with Bob Rohrman's of Schamburg was made on 06/27/2016 and the entire post-purchase history of the vehicle was described in detail to the sales manager (Mr. Mike). The copy of the inspection report from the Continental Audi of Naperville was sent to his personal cell phone (847-xxx-xxxx). After he confirmed that these documents were received, I was told that he will call back and do his best to rectify the situation. Needless to say, several more phone calls were placed over the course of three following days in order to find out the progress of the investigation / possible solutions, however, the sales manager never returned a single one.
On 06/28/2016 another call was placed to Bob Rohrman's location. Sales representative (Tom) was presented with a brief history of the issues and promised to call back. Never did.
On 06/29/2016 last call was made to Bob Rohrman's location. Sales representative (Damen) was also informed about the issues with the vehicle. Promised to talk to his "boss" and call back. Never did.
In the mean time, the car was left at a mechanic at Precision Auto Repair, who demanded an answer in regards to the course of action: tow the car back to the dealer (who failed to rectify / assist with the situation), or start the repair on the vehicle.
Needless to say, after several extremely stressful and disappointing attempts of contacting Bob Rohrman's service, I made a decision to repair the vehicle at Precision Auto Repair (however, since I can't afford the entire repair amount, the car is currently sitting, awaiting parts).
The sales manager (Mike) and both sales representatives (Tom and Damen) never returned a single call. I asked for assistance with the repair cost, considering that I purchased the car as a mode of transportation for work and without having an operational vehicle, I have no way to earning the income needed to make the payments for this car. The purchase was made with the understanding that the vehicle comes from a reputable dealer and never has it crossed my mind that I will be sold a LEMON car.
I wanted to file this report in order to obtain a resolution / assistance with the repair cost of the vehicle, and also as a warning to any future customers who might think that Bob Rohrman's Shamburg Lincoln will provide them with a professional, hassle-free service and dependable vehicles.