I brought my car to Meade Lexus of Southfield on Friday 8/2/19 for a scheduled airbag recall. Upon arrival they asked if I had any other issues with my car and I mentioned that the front headlight was out and that I tried to replace another headlight in it but this did not work. The service specialist I worked with assured me that Lexus was very reasonable and always works with customers to provide excellent service.
Upon scheduling my appointment, I also discussed with the service specialist that I needed to be out of there by 2, as I had scheduled travel I needed to accomodate. He assured me this would not be an issue.
At 2:30 pm, the service specialist came up to me in the waiting area and told me he had bad news. He told me that they were able to fix the airbag (recall) and the headlight ($290). However, he said, after doing those repairs, my other headlight went out and it would cost me another $290. I told him that I had no issues with the other headlight ever and that it was working just find the night prior, and that they should repair it and not charge me since it was working without issues prior to arrival there.
He then went to get the service manager, Gregory Edmonson, who provided some of the worst service I have ever received. Gregory was rude, dishonest, and disrespectful to me. He told me that I am responsible for the repair of the other headlight and that I would have to pay in full. I told Gregory that I would not pay for it and that they should repair it since the issue occurred on their watch. Gregory told me "You are not going to stand there and tell me how to do my job." He also said to me that it is not his responsibility to maintain my vehicle for me. I explained to Gregory that I maintain my vehicle very well and that it seemed like too much of a coincidence for me to come in and pay $290 for one headlight to be changed and suddenly, while my car is there, the other one stopped working and to have to pay another $290. In an extremely non-genuine and near-mocking tone, Gregory said "I don't think that's a coincidence at all." At this point, I was extremely frustrated with the situation and completely regretting ever scheduling service at this Lexus at all. He told me to wait so he could speak with the car mechanic. Nearly half an hour later, Gregory returned to tell me that the headlight had only flickered and was actually working properly once they tightened the bulb down (why they needed to tighten it down, since they weren't supposed to be working on that headlight, I do not know).
I'm not sure whether they were just trying to get me to pay another $290 for another headlight or if they genuinely saw an issue with my headlight, the latter of which I highly doubt. And on top of all that, I was an hour and a half late getting out of there when I needed to leave by 2 pm and explicitly explained that when I made my appointment, to which they agreed and said everything would be done by 12 pm.
I will never go back to Meade Lexus of Southfield again and I warn all Lexus or potential future Lexus customers to avoid at all costs and go elsewhere.