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Cita 1/28/2019

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 6 Cyl 3.00L

Engine

What does a sublet engine repair mean on my invoice

I was told I was getting a used engine - long story short Bmw had my car 5 months- $11,000 later I got my car back n it died again - two more weeks go by n they say the (new used) engine was bad they need to find another one, someone told me sublet means that they did not replace my engine.

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Jimm

Jimm 1/29/2019

To sublet means the repair shop farmed out, or sub-contracted some of the work. What exactly was repaired for the $11,000?

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Cita 1/29/2019

Supposedly a replacement engine bc my engine blew

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Cita 1/29/2019

Hi so I'm new in here I posted an answer πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈIt was supposed be a continuation of my answer

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Cita 1/29/2019

When I questioned him yesterday he says no it's not ur engine sent out for work -it's a used engine the one we bought went bad now we gta find another one- n the first 5 month delay was bc Bmw couldn't find a replacement engine Undr 10k which was my budget -turns out it was 11k n they "did me a favor" as they so called took a 2,000 loss - so it took 2wks no returns on my calls no diagnosis - and to send me again with no loaner after they had my car 5 months n it died 3 days after I picked up from Bmw dealership - n now he lied to me yesterday -I've left msgs daily sm days two - calls today finally so I questioned sublet engine as it's written on the description. Needless to say I've been googling all night

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Jimm

Jimm 1/29/2019

So the repair shop or dealer sublet the engine, what exactly is your question?

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Cita 1/29/2019

Bmw dealership- my invoice reads sublet engine. I'm not fluent in auto related issues so i show someone my receipt as my frustration has me now paying more attention- I had no idea what sublet meant I'm thinking it's a type of engine n that the name of the replacement- under the labor details it reads replaced engine with used engine $400"

Jimm

Cita 1/29/2019

So when I asked n said Isn't sublet u sent my engine out for repair what do u mean the engine u bought went bad? He said it's a different engine in ur car- mind you the excuse for having my car for 5 months was bc they couldn't find an engine to accommodate me. It's been two weeks n two days now that it's back at Bmw after 5 whole months. So thank you - you answered my question he did not replace my engine n sublet does mean exactly what I've researched all night so I guess I got played hard

Jimm

Cita 1/29/2019

Now I'll be going into the Bmw dealership in two hours and see what kind of fool they take me for. I googled the "sublet engine" order number it comes up with rda buffalo vehicle repair. Bmw dealership invoiced "sublet engine pob10331 n google gave me a engine repair shop name - n Bmw charged me 4500 labor

Jimm

Jimm 1/29/2019

Number one lesson, simply avoid the dealerships altogether for an 8 or 9 year old vehicle. Number two lesson, always obtain 2-3 written estimates from several repair shops for the same work.

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Cita 1/29/2019

How does Bmw dealership think they can get away with this -my dealer I bought it from said I had to take it to bmw bc they weren't equipped to handle that type of work on foreign cars - towne Bmw is our only Bmw dealership in our area and it's still 30 min from me - so I called corporate prior to even knowing this issue- just regarding the treatment the time Frame the money Spent the fact that it broke in 3 days leaving me stranded in center lane traffic for over 45 min For AAA In 11deg temp

Jimm

Cita 1/29/2019

U know what corporate does - patches me through the same voicemail that I had been leaving daily unreturned messages on for 2 wks. So that idea of help went out the window.

Jimm

Cita 1/29/2019

Any recommendations from here? Tips when I go in? Should I call that auto repair place to confirm any work performed? Bmw literally wrote sublet engine like it belongs together as peanut butter n jelly- bc the labor clearly says replaced with used engine then has like 76 hours which after googling j found out misr repair shop hourly rates are 90-130 but more expensive for dealerships *Especially Bmw* well that many hrs equates to about $65 an hr labor! * what a crock

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