Lithia Hyundai of Reno

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Don’t EVER go to this dealership. | My mother, a 75 year old senior citizen, had Lithia Hyundai of Reno replace her front axles in her 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4 Wheel Drive . Currently Hyundai only manufactures All Wheel Drive or Front Wheel Drive SUV’s. So Lithia Hyundai of Reno is confused that this car is a 4 Wheel Drive. This dealer ordered the front axles from NAPA Auto Parts. NAPA only sells All Wheel Drive or Front Wheel Drive axles for this SUV, they do not carry 4 Wheel Drive axles for a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4×4. Why would a dealership use aftermarket parts??? When they installed the wrong axles, they fit, but a bit short. The car appeared to be drivable, we were guaranteed that only original OEM Parts would be used. | My mother went on one trip to California and the axles being shorter (Incorrect axles) pulled themselves out of the transfer 4 Wheel Drive case. This caused all of the fluid to leak out of the transfer case, which then blew up the $6,800 case. which my mother ordered a slightly used Transfer Case to replace it. My mother had to pay Capital Hyundai in San Jose California to swap the transfer case, In addition; pay an additional amount to replace both axles and do the right job this time at Automotion repair shop, which they wrote a huge report on this issue. My mother is out a total of $3,500, the service manager Bill and Store Manager Dylan refused to refund the money back to my mother. Using wrong axles could have locked the car up and created a fatality. We thought we could trust a dealership to do the job right!! | Currently Hyundai only manufactures All Wheel Drive or Front Wheel Drive SUV’s. So Lithia Hyundai of Reno is confused that this car is a 4 Wheel Drive. This dealer ordered the front axles from NAPA Auto Parts. NAPA only sells All Wheel Drive or Front Wheel Drive axles for this SUV, they do not carry 4 Wheel Drive axles for a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4×4. Why would a dealership use aftermarket parts??? When they installed the wrong axles, they fit, but a bit short. The car appeared to be drivable, we were guaranteed that only original OEM Parts would be used. My mother went on one trip to California and the axles being shorter (Incorrect axles) pulled themselves out of the transfer 4 Wheel Drive case. This caused all of the fluid to leak out of the transfer case, which then blew up the $6,800 case. which my mother ordered a slightly used Transfer Case to replace it. My mother had to pay Capital Hyundai in San Jose California to swap the transfer case, In addition; pay an additional amount to replace both axles and do the right job this time at Automotion repair shop, which they wrote a huge report on this issue. My mother is out a total of $3,500, the service manager Bill and Store Manager Dylan refused to refund the money back to my mother. Using wrong axles could have locked the car up and created a fatality. We thought we could trust a dealership to do the job right!!

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