LEMON SQUAD REVIEW
This complaint was posted on NAS on 3rd Jun, 2022 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.nameandshame.com/lemon-squad-5YP5D/faulty-report-cost-me-thousands-id5yeou .
Faulty report cost me thousands!!
I was trying to buy a certain make/model of car to drive to Alaska for my summer job and had to look across the country for one. I found one in Michigan and the salesman told me that the condition of the undercarriage was good. So I booked an inspection to confirm this. The inspector reported that the car was in excellent condition with perfect body and only mild surface rust underneath, so I purchased the car and had it shipped to me. On inspection in person after it finally arrived I found severe rust causing perforation of the frame, pieces of sheet metal that are broken off or cracked through, nuts that are permanently fused. In addition there is a large crack in the exhaust manifold. The dealership said I purchased the car as is and refuse to return the purchase price. I purchased the car as a direct result of the report I received from the Lemon Squad! According to a local certified inspector/mechanic, the car is unsafe to drive and would not pass inspection or be eligible for registration due to its condition. As a result of the car’s poor condition, I was forced to search for and purchase another vehicle, forcing me to postpone my departure (and my arrival up there), thereby postponing my start date for my summer job. This has cost me a lot of money as well as lost income. I’m now stuck with an $18k rust bucket, which I hold Lemon Squad to blame for. I’d put zero stars if I could.