On October 12, 2018 I was sold a Certified Subaru Forester with 20,242 miles by Subaru of the Pacific. Was told several times by salesman that the vehicle had not been in any accidents. Total Contract price: 26k, approximately.
Before purchase I noticed a small portion of the front bumper (side) was sticking out and the supervisor said it was just a missing or broken clip and he took the car into there body shop. When he brought the car out he said that he had them remove the bumper replaced the clip and when I saw it everything seemed to be fine. We had other conversations, Where he tried to convince me that there was nothing wrong and that I could see that there was no damage to the bumper as the paint seem to be unmarked.
On Thursday the 18th (6days later) I experience a check engine light and other electrical issues including a power loss. The next morning I took the car into Kirby Subaru of Ventura, my hometown Subaru dealer. The problem was the brake light switch. It was fixed. Paul, the Master mechanic asked me if I knew that three portions of the vehicles were repainted and I alarmingly said no. He put the car in the shade in the shop and showed me a front and rear bumper in the left fender had been repainted and that Portions of them were done poorly especially the left fender. He advised me to advise Subaru of Pacific of this problem and to have them repaint it properly. He said that my vehicle is now devalued and that if I ever turned it in for a new car they would mark down the price because of this prior damage. He told me that the average person cannot detect this kind of damage (by looking at the repainted surface) but to a train eye such as a dealership would be able to spot this prior damage easily.
My sales rep at Subaru of the Pacific had informed me numerous times that they do not sell certified cars which have been in prior accidents. At this point in time my salesman is not returning my calls or text messages and nor am I getting calls back from any one else at the dealership at this point in time. October 23, 2018 11:55 am., despite the fact that my salesman said that a manager would be calling me Tuesday morning today! No calls back from anyone! That’s whenI tried calling everyone back because there and no response!