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Firestone Complete Auto Care

1.7/5 - based on 100 reviews

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Firestone Complete Auto Care has a 1.7-star rating, derived from feedback provided by 100 customers. In the Auto Parts and Accessories category, it secures the 54th position out of 513 companies.


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(888) 664-9020

Bridgestone Americas 200 4th Avenue S., Nashville, Tennessee, 37201, United States

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Firestone Complete Auto Care Reviews


Complaint followup

Greetings I recently enter the Firestone north Randall location and after complaint To Adam and Chris I'm forward this complaint to headquarters. I had my truck tow there the estimate the mechanic said I need a starter. I agree to pay 800 dollars. 4 hours later I got a call saying y starter is good but my engine only quarter turns. So I schedule tow the next day. But my windshield wipers ...fuel injector parts and alot of parts was not put back in place..and thrown on my front seat. I don't know what they did that for. I like my truck to be put back together.


Deceptive business practice

Original review Aug 09, 2023
Location: coit road, plano, TX . I am a loyal customer for Firestone auto care , purchased lifetime alignment for 4 cars. Came to store on 8th Aug around 5pm for alignment after a new tire installed (discount tires) , I was told to leave the car and they will either work on it tonight or tomorrow morning and call me back. Got a call today afternoon that it is done and ready. Once I reached the store they told me they could not print the results as printer is not working and no issues found. When I checked the dash cam recording , the car was never moved !!!. when I asked, they said they mistaken with another Tesla and they can do it now !!!. I am surprised on their value and attitude towards customer and blunt lie about a service they have not even attempted to do.


Took $1095 and asked to sell car in junk

I dropped my car in "Firestone Dunwoody Atlanta 30346" at approx 1PM on 3rd August. I explained the issue of car stalling and engine turning off to Alex who was on counter. I specifically mentioned this is an old car, so please do diagnostic first and let me know if I can drive this car after fixing it. Alex said he will get Diagnostic done (of $105 approx value) and inform in approx 2 hours. There was no communication till 4:30PM and when I called, I was told they are not able to figure out the issue of leak. Then I called again at 6:40PM approx to know the status and I was told there are few sensors which are bad and that will fix the "engine light on" issue. I asked what about car engine stalling issue and he said there is no mention about it. I again explained him the issue which I explained to Alex while dropping the car. Then he said it might be Alternator issue and he will get checked next day 8/4 as it was their closing time. I called them again next day 8/4 at approx 10:30AM to know the status. Then Alex said that Alternator is good but Radiator has a crack which caused leak. So we need to fix it and flush coolant and add new coolant. I said I will come to office and have face to face discussion. I visited office and discussed in detail. I specifically asked if I will be able to drive my car after this for at least 1-2 months as its an old car and I can spend money if I can drive it for sometime. He said YES you will be able to as this will fix the issue. Quote was given for $1152. I authorized this service based on that confirmation. Alex said it will take approx 4 hours time and car will be ready by 6PM - 6:30PM. But there was no communication at all. When I called at 6:25PM, I was told car will be ready in 15 min. So I visited office at 6:45PM but to my surprise, my car was in complete open state and work was not done. When I asked Alex, he said Technician has left and he was busy on other job so he didnt finish my work and I need to come next day 8/5. I received a call on 8/5 at 10:30PM approx that after replacing Radiator and coolant, they suspect that Head Gasket is gone. They will replace Thermostat and do some more testing to confirm it and added more charge of $250 approx for Thermostat. At this point also I asked the same question if I will be able to drive it. Alex said he talked to technician and confirmed that I will be able to drive it a bit and take home or some local driving. I visited store at 1PM approx and was told that I can drive it home and some local driving but not more than that. I had questions to Alex and later with service manager there that since I clearly set my expectations right at start while giving the vehicle that I agreed for repalcing Radiator and coolant on promise that I will be able to drive it for couple of months. And thats why Diagnostic was done for $105. They just said they could't figure out beforehand. After lots of arguments, I was made to pay $1095 after opening a new FSNA card to add discounts etc and gave me the key saying I can drive it to home safely. As soon as I started car and started moving, it stopped again right in Firestone parking area itself. I tried again and same thing happened. SO I called Alex again to check it. He called Tim (technician who worked on my car) and both of them just said to sell car to Junk. My question was if they already knew car is not ready to drive, why did they add those parts and charged me $1095. They didnt have answer to it and just asked me to park my car in their parking lot for couple of days and figure out where to sell it, call junk guy and tow it. I am very sure they knew car will not be drivable even after replacing Radiator and Coolant but they still went ahead and changed those. And later added Thermostat also. Had they told me about this before, I would have never gone ahead with it. They made false promises till they took money and later changed completely. This is a pure looting of innocent customers who shows trust in Firestone. You guys took away my hard earned money $1095 and returned car without any imporovement. IF this is the knowledge level of your technician, you need to relook at it. This is the most pathetic service I have ever received ever. I am a Firestone customer since 2015 but never again. I have recorded my conversations with Alex and Tim, I will go and explore legal option of this malpractice.


Deceptive Ways to charge more

On 07/31/2023, I took my 4Runner to Firestone on 9530 Broadway in Houston, Tx in for an inspection sticker, of course Firestone found something (P0171 code) . Then they tell I needed a diagnostic done ($115.00) to replace a O2 sensor Bank 1. I knew what needed to be replace insisted they needed a diagnostic that was performed to find code in the first place. Firestone uses a book to tell them how long a job will last so they stop working on your vehicle run the time to meet the time in their book. My O2 sensor is $198.74 and they will add at least 300.00 for labor for a 45 minute job. Firestone checks te customers credit limit and how much is available to suggest what they need on their vehicle. Firestone is ripping off customer especially women not mention elderly customers. Firestone really add charges when it is a women.


Complaint filed

This has been one of the worst experiences of my life. I went to the North lake Mall store on 6/15/2023. Darryl checked out my car and did a front end alignment. I later had a tie rod fixed on 6/27/23. I then needed another alignment. Furthermore, I had it done in Amherst, NY 6/29/2023. I was told that the prior person tore the boots on my rack and pinion. I filed a claim 6/29/23 with your 800 customer service. Furthermore, not only that, but I called 4 more times, and it was finally escalated to Dennis Mitchell. He called me on 7/17/2023. He filed a claim #273**** with your claims department 7/18/2023. Seth at claims did not contact me until 7/31/2023. It is now 8/2/2023 & I am still waiting for my claim to be determined. This is horrible customer service.


All the work that I was charge for wasn’t completed

I spoke with your service advisor Brendan and in Annapolis at 603 N. Keystone Ave. 46220. All of the work that I agreed to him to do wasnt perform. He gave me asked me to bill the theI spoke with your service advisor Brendan and in Annapolis at 603 N. Keystone Ave. 46220. All of the work that I agreed to him to do wasnt the form he gave me asked me to bill the bill that he gave me all of the work wasnt put on the bill, and the bill was higher than what he said it was gonna be he was very rude, want to know want to know that I have a problem with him or something and he hung the phone up so Id like to know what can be done bad about this and if you could, do you have my phone number Ill give it to you again 317-931-****. If you could give me a call so we can try to work this out before I had to take out the action. Thank you.


My wheels were damaged after incorrectly installing tires

I had ordered tires for the front of my car because I couldn't pass an inspection. Thread's were showing on the inside edge and I needed them replaced. Or ordered the tires to be installed and delivered a week in advance. The day I showed up and they began installing as soon as they could get a set of hands on my vehicle. However instead of verifying the correct position of tires they thought my rear tires were the ones to be replaced and made the install anyways just to get me out. While they were making the install on the second wrong wheel the machine gouged into my wheels meaning deep scratches and cuts. Needless to say on a black wheel silver shows very well. I was then told if I got my wheels repaired then they would reimburse me for the cost of the repair. $300 later and proof in hand I keep getting the run around not by that one store manager but the store manager after the first manager already quit. So now I'm essentially being told blatant lies by a second store manager that I suppose doesn't remember that I used to work for firestone and that they do keep an amount in the till from opening check to closing check of roughly $600. Which is far more than I'm trying to get back in damages.


Firestone destroyed my vehicle and claim no fault.

My car went into firestone with a cracked oilfilter then installed the new oilfilter cap incorrectly(as they admited to me, i have proof), my wife took the car on a 700mile trip for work and it was out of oil when she got back with the oil filter housing soaked in oil. I took it back to firestone, they admit to installing it incorrectly...I asked them what I was supposed to do about internal damage that could have been caused by them installing the part wrong and all the oil leaking out while the car was on a road trip? They said nothing(here I am now with a damaged car)...Then firestone installed a new one, my car was still dumping oil, then they noticed internal damage to the oil pan causing a bad seal between it and the oilfilter cap...that internal damage was not there before I went into firestone. My car was not dumping all of its oil out before it went to firestone.


They suck

My car is not running after spending $1,000 and they're supposed to send someone over this morning to fix my car and that was a lie they charged me a dollar 95 cents just supposedly to send someone out to fix my car and I haven't heard anything else from them


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Before our trip down to Florida I noticed the pulsation in my rear brakes were getting worse. It was an issue that started earlier and I ordered and received new brake shoes and a caliper and parking brake shoes and rotors/drums which were not worn but were rusted as I dont drive the truck daily and found out local shops dont turn rotors anymore like the old days after calling several places and a few that do only under the condition they are doing the entire brake job. I had also noticed one front brake caliper was not hot, but was not as cool as the front caliper on the other side. I suspected it was starting to bind up. So I ordered and installed the caliper. I also received new brake pads. Unfortunately the new drums/rotors did not arrive. Something went wrong with the order so I did not have them in had to install before the trip. I noted the rear discs were pitted from rust which is a common thing in PA but also that my rear parking brake actuators were sticking keeping my parking brakes engaged from being rusty as well which was causing heating of the rear drums causing risk of them warping and no doubt ruining the parking brake shoes. They would not correctly release on their own. I backed off tension on the parking brake cable and manually released the actuators and let them remain that way with parking brakes disengaged and disabled so it was fine for the trip down til we get to a shop in Florida near our stay. This worked fine for the trip down. No more engaging and sticking parking brake shoes. Just had the slight pulsation when braking at a red light or stop sign etc. which I simply went easy on braking and actually I always drive was on throttle and braking to protect transmission etc from todays powerful diesel motors. This is a Ram 3500 dually with Cummins diesel. We could leave it at a shop in Florida shop as we ride motorcycle and ride it to go snorkeling etc or fish on the lake we were staying at. We then decided to call a shop in Florida to replace the brake rotors/drums at the end of our drive down. I prevented the brakes from overheating and causing damage but knew the pulsation will just have to wait along with having parking brake cable loosened with slack til the rotors/drums are replaced and new parking stuck rusted brake actuators replaced but that is ok. I called Firestone local to our stay in Inverness but they were getting their heavy duty truck lift replaced and told me we had to call Oxford Firestone an hour away as they have a large enough truck lift for my dually. . (we also have a Firestone credit card so we were going to save vacation cash and use the card thus chose Firestone) Oxford Firestone phone call making appointment I called I while driving to Florida from PA and James (manager at Oxford store) answered and we discussed the work we wanted done: Replace brake rotors/drums Replace parking brakes Replace parking brake actuators Install new shoes and pads I am providing which I had with us. Adjust parking brake cable back to its proper tension. Rotate all tires and set pressures Change oil and filter. Use Rotella T oil and if they dont have it I will provide it. Add 1 qt of Hotshot Ant-stiction treatment to the engine oil in place of 1 qt of oil they would add. Its well known it keeps injectors clean for optimum performance and engine components better lubricated and it literally makes diesel engines smoother and quieter. Diesel engine rebuilders recommend it as well. He said company policy doesnt allow adding the additive and I said ok but it would have saved me the hassle of the messy draining 1 qt by simply putting in 1 less quart or Rotella in during the oil change. Also I am not asking to add a product I am not sure about and I am happy to pour it in myself if you just leave the oil 1 quart short so I can fit it in. He said no to that as well so I thought guess I am going to pay $8 or so for a quart of oil I will simply have to drain myself later. Change transmission fluid and filter Replace fuel filters I discussed the sticking P brake actuators and mentioned it requires pulling axles out of the way because the hub flanges (where tires bolt onto) are in the way of accessing the actuators so I offered to bring the actuators and axle seals myself picking them up on my way down there and James said not to worry, a quick phone call to Autozone or Advanced Auto which both are literally across the street from his shop and they will deliver the parts. I had already called Autozone and Advanced Auto pricing the actuators and seals and several had them in stock. We of course would be driving by many on our trip down from Pa. He said it would be an all day lengthy job . I said I expected it to be so because of the actuators and we planned to bring my motorcycle in tow on a small trailer with us to spend the day site seeing if its ok to park the trailer out of the way there somewhere. He said no problem, extra space over by the dumpster. Firestone appointment We arrived, in the parking lot. James came out and told us they are hammered and very busy and he was speaking in a very sour moody tone. He said it will be quite a while before they can take my truck in and asked if we still want it done. I said yes because we drove almost an hour ad a half or over an hour anyway because our local shop was replacing their truck lift and as long as he can have it done later that afternoon or end of day etc as we have anticipated the long day and brought the motorcycle per our previous discussion on the phone. He gave me instructions where to disconnect my bike trailer and pushed it out of the way near their dumpster to avoid using an extra parking spot. Karen was waiting near the customer waiting area so I drove the bike around the building from dumpster area to waiting room area and went inside and gave James the keys to the truck and said see you in the afternoon. We put on our jackets etc. and got on the bike and when I went to start it, it appeared to lose battery power. I tried catching in gear but the battery was just too low. (electronic ignition bikes need at least 10 volts). Apparently winter time in PA sitting in the garage killed the battery even tho I had charged the battery days before leaving PA. Karen and I agreed this is just a small setback. We have 2 auto parts stores across the street and should be half hour max and be out site seeing. Not difficult to change battery on this model. I told Karen I will just call the 2 auto parts stores across the street and see if they have a battery. Only takes about 10-15 minutes to replace and the tools are in a tool set in the motorcycle. Unfortunately neither store could confirm they had one but the Advanced Auto store told me there is Luckys Motorcycle shop 2 miles away and gave me the number. I called and they said they had 4 batteries in stock for my model bike. If I want he can set one out for me and reminded me to bring in the old battery to avoid a core charge. I said thank you and I will head over for it, just got to get the keys to my truck and fly over quick and get the truck back to the parking lot waiting for its repairs which according to Jim wont be for a few hours. It is only 2 miles to Luckys. This is when things went bad. I went inside Firestones lobby and James was out in the garage so I headed to the garage and asked him if I could get the keys back and take the truck for about 15-20 minutes. Told him the situation and a new battery was only 2 miles down a quiet rode literally waiting for us on the counter. The store clerk is expecting us. He said Oh no I cant let you take the keys! We are very busy! said this in a moody tone. I said you just said 5 minutes ago it will be quite a while before you can pull my truck in cuz you are slammed and you just opened. The dealer is only 2 miles away and basic math tells me at 60 mph that equates to 2 minutes each way and the battery is on the counter waiting for me. So add another 2 minutes to pay for it. That is ideally only 6 minutes but lets say 20 minutes max. He said no I cant do that. We are too busy. I said I dont see a single car on any lift ready to come down and moved out freeing anyone to work on my truck (remember we were in the garage at this time). By the time they even so much as put a wheel on or simply lower the lift and back a vehicle out and park it then run the keys in and write down their repair notes on the invoice I would be back anyway. . I asked What happened to It will be quite a while? He then unbelievably said Ok I will give you a choice, an ultimatum, (he grabs my keys off the wall dangling them in front of me like a dog having a steak dangled in front of it) and says you take these keys right now and I will push your truck all the way back to the end of the day! Being very arrogant while saying it. I said excuse me, we drove well over an hour to get here and its a full day job. It is my truck and I only need to drive it 4 miles round trip to save our day and you just gave me an ultimatum for an appointment I made days ago?. He said well do you want the keys or not? (dangling the keys) I said fine WE WILL WALK THE 4 MILES! We NEED the truck repaired today as we are over an hour away from this location! Well we ended up spending 2 hours walking around the local stores such as Walmart etc hoping to find one closer. (I wish I thought of Uber at the time. Karen usually does as well but was also so shocked and upset and humiliated and overheated from the sun we werent thinking clearly). After no luck at any local stores I called Luckys again. Fortunately I mentioned Autozone had a model battery that sounded close to mine but not exact same number so it might or might not fit and I couldnt buy it and try fitting it in and be forced to keep it if it doesnt fit as it is an electrical part which is the policy for electrical. He asked if I knew the model battery Autozone has, I did and told him the battery model and he said Oh you are good to go, it is the exact same battery, Duralast uses 2 model numbers for that battery. It will work. So we could have save hours of humiliating walking around town on large busy fast moving traffic streets dodging traffic etc carrying a battery, sweating etc.. Great so I ran back over to Autozone carrying battery (ag ain4 long blocks from Walmart) as Karen sat in the shade under a tree resting and I got the new battery then carried the new battery the 4 long blocks abck to the bike at Walmart. Installed it and it was now 12 noon. 2 hours had passed. We were tired and hot from walking from store to store, running back and forth across the 4 lane to 6 lane highway from shopping strip to shopping strip in the hot sun. We are from PA winter and were not used to this weather. We decided to sit for a while to rest up and cool off in the waiting room where it was cool and drink something being thirsty at this point. So much for the fun site seeing ride on the motorcycle. To tired to deal with traffic on a bike. Not safe. Maybe in an hour or so and then take a ride as we did not expect to be done for maybe another 4 hours. To my total surprise 20 minutes later James suddenly pops in saying the truck is done and the mechanic is test driving it and should be back in a few minutes. Few minutes later mechanic drives in briskly into the parking lot and jerks it to a stop grabbing the keys closing the door a bit hard. James then headed out to the mechanic in the shop. I thought wow, I wouldnt drive someones $80,000 truck (or more these days) like that but didnt say anything. I also had the bad sense hit me and thought and said to Karen That seemed too quick to do all that? Either he is really good and fast or he took shortcuts. And got a knot in my stomach. James then returned in a brighter mood and said the truck is PERFECT! You are all set. I asked you put Rotella T in for the oil right? He just gave a quick Yup. Its all done! Suspecting it was too fast I asked if I could see the old brake parts as I was just curious how bad the rotors and actuators were as I also wanted to see how frozen the actuators really were compared to what I was suspecting. He said ok and that one break adjuster was replaced as it was extremely rusted and froze up and badly damaged. I said ok and glad the mechanic took care of it but raised my curiosity that he didnt mention the frozen actuators as he knew that was my biggest concern because they can cause overheating and destroying the $1000 in new parts just installed and are the biggest part of the job requiring most of the day to replace as they require removing EVERYTHING to access them and I made sure I expressed that was the urgent part of the job during our previous phone conversation days ago. Now I began to think here we go, another job not done right cuz James is not answering my specific concerns of the actuators in detail, just vaguely. I went to the lift where my truck was repaired and saw my old rotors and saw they were indeed pitted beyond repair (beyond turning on a brake lathe as they are very expensive to replace on duallies). I saw the brake adjuster on the floor next to the lift. To my surprise it was in perfect condition. Threads had no rust which is amazing for a PA. No stripped threads or marks etc, while holding the adjuster up in my hand I just quickly asked James and the mechanic My old adjuster? and he and the mechanic nodded yes. I wondered why he replaced it but didnt ask not wanting to get into an argument and see more of the whole picture looking for the other parts. I immediately put it in my pocket when they looked away talking to each other knowing there is some bs going on here. Now I was most concerned to see the old parking brake actuators. The $28 parts that are at the heart of the system requiring removal of entire brake system, wheel bearings, axle seals, and axles to replace them. THE VERY PARTS THAT IF LEFT IN WOULD DESTROY THE ENTIRE $1000 JOB THAT WAS JUST DONE! THEY WILL FORCE THE PARKING BRAKES TO STAY ENGAGED COOKING EVERYTHING EVEN RISKING FIRE! The parts we had an extremely detailed conversation about over the phone. I looked on the lift, in the truck, on the floor, in the garbage cans. Could not find them. This is the most important phase and very reason for this appointment. REPLACE THE ACTUATORS which was expressed IN GREAT DETAIL over the previous phone conversation! Replacing the drums/rotors and parking brakes as they were compromised by the stuck parking brake actuators without replacing the actuators is pointless. I could not find them so I asked James and the mechanic where the old actuators are hoping he brought them into the office knowing I already mentioned I would like to see them per the phone call. James says oh we didnt replace them. I said in total shock, Are you serious? You just did $1000 worth of replacing parts and left the very parts in that will destroy the entire job??? You had ALLLLL this apart, tires off, calipers off, brake pads off, brake drums/rotors off, parking brake assemblies, shoes, springs, retainer all off, axles pulled, axle seals, with those rusted solid damaging actuators totally exposed now only requiring one small bolt and slide off of cable and slide new on and new rubber boot and put one bolt back in BUT DIDNT, but replaced the parking brakes and everything else WHILE YOU KNEW VERY WELL IN ADVANCE DAYS AGO PER OUR DISCUSSION they are rusted solid and will lock these new parking brake pads against the new drums and I even offered to provide new ones along with providing the necessary axle seals in case you didnt have them or could not get them in time and you did not replace them installing EVERYTHING back on over them??? Are you kidding me? He said We didnt replace them because they are a dealer item only and we dont go to the dealer to get parts so we dont do dealer item only part jobs. You have to go to the dealer now and have them replace them. Then the lying mechanic backed him up seeing I was upset and could tell I knew I was being lied to by James and said yea, they are only available at the Dodge dealer and dealers have to replace them. First I asked what happened to that lengthy extremely detailed discussion we had over the phone about the actuators and axle seals and you telling me NOT to pick them up and you can get them across the street and even discussed the price of them with you getting them vs me getting them and you saying no problem we got it when I expressed how important it was to replace the actuators, not polish the rust off them as someone might be tempted to do to save cost on replacements just to have them rusted again in 6 months and replace the axle seals taking no chances re using the old seals? What happened to THAT conversation James??? I said are you kidding me? The dealer will have to rip ALL this apart again! You do realize the cost right? What $200/ hr. for a dealer??? To RE DO 4 hours or more of what you just did (and was at that time questioning exactly what did he do in such a short time and now the lies) and then another 10 minutes to replace the now exposed actuators you decided to ignore??? Also these ARE NOT DEALER ITEM ONLY PARTS! I then said watch how long it takes me to locate these parts without sourcing from any Dodge dealer! Then the mechanic jumped in and repeated trying to convince me Yes they are dealer item only parts. We cant get them and Autozone and Advanced Auto wont carry them nor anyone else but Dodge. I said WRONG they ARE NOT dealer item only! I said let me show you! First look at my phone, I will pull them up at BOTH Autozone AND Advanced Auto in a matter of seconds! I did just that. Even showed them the price at each place. $4 dollars difference between them and then added As a matter of fact I spoke with Advanced Auto and they said they didnt have them in the Oxford store but can get them there in 2 hours from the next closest store toward Ocala. That was while I was there searching for a battery that morning and I actually had a gut feeling about this manager and his mood and attitude just in case he forgot to order them himself. I typed in 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 dually parking brake actuator in Google search and instantly had countless results pop up with pictures and prices of them from many autoparts stores and websites such as Rock Auto Advanced Auto, Autozone, NAPA etc. I then said As we discussed earlier on the phone one store has them for $28 and the other across the street sells them for $32. I realized the brake pads, shoes and drums and hardware were all very common and always in stock thru my experience but that the actuators are not as common and I am counting on the assumption this manager had the foresite of ordering them 2 days ago when we set up the appointment. I said YOU HAD since last FRIDAY to get them AND I OFFERED to pick them up on my way down! So now you just wasted all this work and 3 hours round trip and fuel plus all this morning of our time and the brake adjuster looked perfectly fine. Not stripped, worn and not even rusty, and turns smoothly and was not even a problem and if you disagree with that show me what exactly is wrong with this brake adjuster. Neither said a thing to defend their lies. They both walked away back into the waiting room. So we got in the truck and loaded up the trailer and motorcycle. Drove out the parking lot and before we got to the first traffic light saw all the warning lights, check engine lights, front and back parking sensors not functioning warnings, ABS light, Traction control light, see dealer for DEF system servicing message, see replace fuel filter message, TPS system malfunctioning. Parking sensor switch led lights blinking not turning on after several tries to turn them on. Fuel filter change warning, tps system saying a rear tire. I forget which but was a rear tire (not a coincidence as that is what this butcher worked on.) New check engine light. New "Have dealer service def system" warning. etc etc etc . We immediately did a u turn and went back amazed the mechanic had the conscience to drive it with all these warnings, lights. Codes etc and say its perfect Got back to the shop and asked what happened. James put a scanner on the truck and said the right rear abs sensor is erratic. Might be bad or maybe a piece of debris or rust got caught in front of it. He then said he reset the computer and erased the codes after reading one saying Right rear abs erratic signal, (again not a coincidence its the rear abs sensor or reluctor ring etc. If they come back on bring it back in 2 days..(Thursday). I said you cant work on it now? Parking lot is empty and so was the shop. We drove over an hour to get here and now its worse! He said maybe rust got in the sensor mounting hole blocking its signal. Come back Thursday, thats all I can do. I am off tomorrow. I said that seems like sloppy work, Ive replaced abs sensors in the past many times over decades and you always clean the area and look in the sensor mounting hole first and had only one not work properly upon installing it in all those years and it was because it was a defective sensor Rock Auto parts sent me, but I guess its possible. I suggested he look for a loose connector etc. Maybe the mechanic forgot to connect a wire harness connector with all these new computer lights and warnings and it could save us another 3 hour round trip especially with todays fuel cost. This mechanics garbage work was really showing itself now and his word. I also ASKED James how the ring tones were cuz a cracked ringtone (especially from a sloppy heavy handed hammer slinging mechanic) will cause an erratic signal) when he scanned my trucks system because of the sudden new abs light and he said "oh the rings were fine". (Yet another lie I later discovered). Right rear abs erratic signal, (again not a coincidence its the rear abs sensor where the mechanic just had apart but lied saying everything is perfect.) He then again said well I cant fix this now, ( I think realizing all the computer messages and warnings and lights blinking etc etc) you will have to come back. I said ok I guess. (we had no choice). Then he went back inside. We pulled out and on the way to our bnb. I kept thinking what a disaster. Cost over $1000 for parts that are now just going to get overheated in a matter of how many miles, this *** humiliated us not letting me use the truck for 10 to 20 minutes causing miles of walking and sweating in the sun carrying a battery feeling like a couple of bums on the streets, ruining our day, then he doesnt have the mechanic do the most important work the entire job depended on using a lie (dealer item only) as an excuse compromising the entire job and risk of fire, he lied about the additive creating the messy task for me plus I now paid extra for oil I now need to drain. (I called THREE Firestone shops in the area including Inverness and Ocala and all said yes of course we will help with the additive,one of which said its not a big deal. I even called the Oxford store the next day knowing James was off that day and another manager AT THAT STORE on that day answered and also confirmed they would do it.) Now to add to matters my rear brakes start squealing. Brand new brake job and squealing! How disgusting! Minutes and maybe 10 miles after a $1000 brake job and brakes are squealing! I knew they had to be heating up from stuck new parking brakes (found out later NOT REPLACED!) compromising the new expensive drums, shoes and even caliper seals including the new caliper I had pre installed! I was furious more and more as we were driving away I noticed the whitish blue smoke billowing in my exhaust in my passenger side mirror now too!!! I constantly check my mirrors watching any trailer/camper I am towing as I was now towing our motorcycle. I suspected it had to be a wiring connector and its got the computer misfiring and with the service def system warning maybe its dumping def fluid heavily in the exhaust cuz of broken control or exhaust sensor signal wires or forgotten connector by the mechanic. Smoke was whitish blue, not black or dark blue like from diesel fuel or engine oil. Probably either coolant or def fluid. James was arrogant and said no to anything we asked and lied about everything and a mechanic that really messed up everything and lied as well. The garage from *** He we are 1200 miles from home too. Weve got a $1000 bill on our Firestone card and who knows how much in new damages! I was so furious, Karen extremely upset, I couldnt wait 2 days to call. I decided to call immediately. James answered. I said this is not acceptable. You just wasted $1000 of our money and I have who knows how much more damage now with my engine, my computer, my exhaust def system, brakes annoying squealing and who knows what else? He immediately said ok I will drop the charges right now if you agree NOT to bring that truck back to MY SHOP! I never ever want to see that truck again. I said ok, but we have more problems but of course I DO NOT WANT YOUR SHOP NEAR MY TRUCK EVER AGAIN. Karen agreed immediately. I told him you and your mechanic do nothing but lie about everything and I cant trust anything with you or your mechanic. So trash the $1000 charge on the card but I still need to get my truck fixed properly. I will take it to another Firestone to fix whatever your mechanic messed up and redo the brake job correctly. We see it as recoup some of the loss by deleting the $1000 charges right now at least but now we need to start on the damages created by this clown. He said fine I will send an email showing its cancelled and hung up. Back at our BnB We got back to the BnB in Henrando from the really long nailbiting drive praying my motor was ok with this new whitish blue smikey exhaust and hoping no further damage happened on the long driveback to our BnB. I Felt like a total idiot driving it like this from a perfectly equipped garage that created this and should be able to resolve it before it causes catastrophic damage causing 10s of 1000s. Karen went inside to look up Firestone customer support and I proceeded to unload the motorcycle and unhook the trailer. I could smell the overheated rear brakes and hear the metal clinking from expansion, contraction as they were slowly cooling thinking about the shame and waste of cooking brand new brakes and brand new rotors/drums. I also smelled burnt oil. Looked underneath and saw axle oil or brake fluid dipping down the inner sidewall of the drivers side rear tire and hitting the bottom edge of the overheated drum. I was furious. I realized we cant even rent a truck set up like mine to carry kayaks and haul a motorcycle and is of a mega cab design with large cab fitting our cargo and a watertight truck box retractable cover to carry and protect even more cargo in the truck box we have. We packed for a month long trip! We have to leave the bnb we are at with OUR truck. Customer support Karen and I immediately called Customer support when I got done outside and went inside. We explained everything and what happened in detail over an almost hour long call. The woman apologized profusely several times saying how horrible this was and definitely not acceptable to Firestones standards and she promised to get the entire problem resolved at no cost and also apologizing for the now extended ruining of our vacation and time and stress. She said the district manager will call us in 1 to 3 days. We said thats not good. We are on vacation 1200 miles from home and are only at our present location for 5 more days and desperately need our truck. We have to leave the bnb we are at and really hoped to use our truck during our vacation while down here. She said it is the only option available, I will express your concerns and your situation to the district manager and the field manager . We waited 3 days. Nothing. No calls. We are now down to 2 days to leave our bnb. No transportation. Situation is now even more dire let alone driving a motorcycle in freezing temperatures Florida was experiencing that week. Nights were 27 degrees and days 40s and just hitting 50 on the warmest day of that week limiting our list of things we had planned for that week down to just a few miles away and no kayaking at a few natural springs which was the main reason for our trip. I called tech support again getting a different person and spent an hour explaining everything from scratch all over again along with the fact we just lost 3 days of precious vacation and truck repair time waiting for that call to get our truck fixed before we have to leave and we are 1200 miles from home and family help and still dont even have so much as an appointment to bring our truck in yet or even a future date set. He said same thing as the 1st person. It will take 1 to 3 days to receive a call and I will put a high priority on it. I asked to simply allow ME to call the field or district manager direct myself since they are not calling us because WE ARE OUT OF TIME!. He said cant do thatl Ugh. Ok we had no choice but to hope to get the call and get this moving. We again waited and now til the LAST DAY of our stay and not a single call yet again. We exhausted our searching for a viable rental truck for a last resort option. I called again and also out of desperation filled out several complaint forms on Firestones support website. Described everything all over again in the emails and on the website support site. Not a single response via phone yet again nor any messages or email FROM EITHER the website or the phone call! I called yet again not expecting anything but had to do something, leaving a message with the district managers number that I finally retrieved and explained the dire situation this has become and we are out of time. Again no return calls or emails! Nothing! They obviously could care less. Just communicating with paid actors saying what they are paid to say til the customers finishes stating their concerns and frustration and shuts up and goes away. Karen called the BnB owners who live in Miami and fortunately was able to extend our stay for a few days costing us much more here because they said they will have to get their cleaning company they use in our area in on overtime or over a weekend at higher rates since we would be there at their scheduled cleaning day and they have their routes preset ahead of time. Of course this means paying extra here and losing our next accommodations we have already paid for. We are now losing money 3 fold!!! Higher rates for a place we are supposed to have left along with extra fees and days, losing accommodations we already paid for at our next stop! We now decided to simply call the local Firestones ourselves rather doing it Firestones managers way waiting for these terrible district and field managers who dont seem to exist to call. I called a local Firestone shop and fortunately (so we thought) told me there is a Tires Plus shop close to us that can handle a dually and informed us they are part of Firestone so they will take care of it. I was grateful for the news as I was afraid to drive the truck more than a few miles in fear of destroying my engine with the smoke billowing out the exhaust and burn up the rear axle or differential with the oil leaking. I was also in fear of having to drive home to Pa at the risk of driving thru a snowstorm since now thanks to Firestone my 4wd is now nonfunctional and the possibility of catching it on fire from overheating squealing brakes. What a mess. Tires Plus appointment I called Tires Plus and they said to bring it over and they can look at it right away. We went over and waited a few hours. Ended up being hours wasted and more possibly damaging miles on my truck! Manager came out and said we cant get to it now, can we bring it back Thursday? We had no choice considering our BnB time was extended but only for a few days along with the rest of our schedule. I said ok being very polite holding in our frustration. That night I again filled Firestones complaint form online hoping to hear back. Never did. Brought the truck over Thursday with motorcycle on trailer in tow so I wasnt trapped there all day. Unloaded the bike and pushed the trailer out of the way. Brought the keys in to the manager and reminded him of all that had happened. He said he called James and said James mechanic didnt do anything wrong. I was shocked and asked to explain the sudden flooding of warning messages, check engine lights, smoke, parking sensors not functioning. Def system needing servicing and so on. He said it all has nothing to do with a rear brake job. It is not possible for any of that to come on from doing a brake job. I immediately strongly disagreed explaining the abs light for example, traction control are part of the brake system. Also the mechanic may have bumped a connector loose for any of the systems. Parking sensor harness for rear bumper for example has to run past the rear in the frame etc. He also changed the oil. I said he may have bumped the main harness near the filter, the main computer is mounted on the side of the engine block not far from the oil filter too. Maybe slipped with a wrench hitting the computer. Anything IS possible. He said You know what, I am not going to work on a truck for guy that wants to argue, take your truck and leave. I said so you are going to believe James and his mechanic who already lied constantly and were proved lying immediately and you are going to ignore the fact the truck got to their shop in perfect shape other than a pulsating brake pedal and left their shop with all these new problems and even a newly leaking axle seal and smoky exhaust and trouble lights and the fact that James cancelled the fee admitting guilt? You are going to believe a pair that did not even install the most important components rendering the entire $1000 job useless? And now you are going to leave us stranded here 1200 miles away in a bad situation Firestone put us in which your shop is part of? He said I have been doing this for 40 years and I know what I am talking about. A brake job cannot cause any of those problems! Now take your truck off my property! I said you wont even fix the axle leak? I could burn up my differential at any time. My brakes are overheating and can catch fire, my smoking engine may cause serious engine damage yet you are ordering me to leave with my truck like this? Its not my problem, take it to dodge they can work on the computer issues too cuz we dont do that work here. Take your truck off of my property. I replied Oh so NOW you DONT work on computer issues here but you act like an expert on computer issues claiming the brake work can in no way cause this? Which one is it? So you admit you don't work on computer systems but you somehow have these God like powers and positively know a mechanic an hour and a half away did not bump an electrical connector, have a ratchet slip and slam the computer which is mounted close to the oil filter or do something wrong with the brake system and have no doubts even though I now have a leaking axle seal or brake caliper and truck is smoking and dash full of warnings and things suddenly not functioning in THEIR parking lot and their word is worthless because we caught them red handed lying about the most important part of the job not being done under the lie that the parts are dealer item only parts and they still put all the new parts on anyway knowing full well the parts will simply be ruined or compromised quickly! I have a strong electrical background even electrical engineering career and mechanical and very strong understanding of automotive systems and I absolutely know you are either wrong or are lying covering for your partner in Oxford! Also that you apparently did not pay much attention for 40 years to electrical systems if you cannot understand the possible causes such as abs systems, loose connectors, broken wires, slipping with a large ratchet and hitting the computer mounted nearby, heavy handed work with a hammer beating on parts to remove if done improperly. I loudly explained to him driving the truck more miles with the leaking seal could cause enough axle lube leakage causing the differential to burn up and i am now hoping my motor doesnt burn up as well with the new symptom of blueish white smoke coming out my exhaust. He repeated it is not his problem and not going work on someones truck who wants to argue his point that a brake job cannot possibly trigger computer systems. Well I will take your advice and go to Dodge since your company apparently seems to be a bunch of liars. He said well its your lucky day they are only 2 miles down the road. So I said thanks for the advice but no thanks for wasting all these precious vacation and BnB days waiting for this appointment. I am off to Dodge. I did ask as a last resort attempt, would you at least consider fixing the leaking axle or caliper or whatever the mechanic damaged to avoid damage to my rear axle since your shop should at least do that kind of work? Told me again to take my truck off the property. He won't work on someones truck who wants to argue. He said thats your problem not mine. I said so to be clear, you wont work on my truck unless I agree with these false statements you are saying which I know are wrong? He said nothing so I left. Dodge Appointment I immediately went to Dodge with motorcycle in tow. Met the service manager Deanna Pelletier. Explained the entire situation and also asked her and another service manager and a mechanic that came into the room about what the Tires Plus manager said that it is not possible to get all these symptoms from a brake job. All 3 responded the same way. Rolling their eyes etc. and Deanna asked the question, did he really say that? I said yes and he refused to work on my truck unless I agree with him rather than argue my opinion of the truth and then simply get my truck off the property, period. Dodge IMMEDIATELY disagreed with Tires Plus Manager. One diesel mechanic (dodge trained and certified) And two service managers also very knowledgeable ALL DISAGREED WITH WHAT FIRESTONE AND TIRESPLUS SAID AT THE SAME TIME. Even rolling their eyes saying its obvious the work was done by non technician level shop mechanic and these managers are lying or also are not trained at all with the computer system and no doubt did NOT follow the proper SPECIFIC procedures such as connecting to the computer and temporarily programming BEFORE tearing apart the system. Now, one said it is a complicated mess and will take several hours or days to track down any shorts, wire damage, damaged connectors, clear out many codes in the proper order, then likely a complete reprogramming and fix the axle leak and take rear brake system completely apart and reinstall anything not compromised from heat and replace compromised parts such as the possible over heated caliper piston seals or damaged axle seal or whatever the mechanic may have damaged. I had to of course leave the truck so I parked my trailer at Dodge which also suddenly since Firestone shop was missing the license plate and trailer lights were torn off??? Yet another odd thing. They were all new and only a few days old and securely and safely fastened to the frame etc. out of harms way from road debris, or parking lot curbs etc. mounted up higher than the trailer bed and frame. Took the cold ride back to our place on the bike. Was low 50s or high 40s out most of that week. Dodge inspected it and called me. The mechanic who is called their diesel expert claims Firestone did exactly what i asked after they spoke to Firestone. I was shocked! He believed Firestone! I noticed this " diesel expert" made some illogical statements. He said they did everything i asked which is incorrect. I said "no they did not install the actuators which would destroy the entire brake job and new parts they just installed. The expert said my truck has no form of electronic parking brake actuators to replace and i said they are mechanical actuators and were not replaced per my request and the entire basis of the job was based on replacing them before anything else . The service manager Deanna reminded i am speaking to their diesel expert and arguing with an expert. I said " PLEASE both of you do me a favor! Look up 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 parking brake actuators on your smartphones RIGHT NOW and when your phones do indeed show these actuators on Autozone and Advanced Auto among other websites go out to my truck. Follow my parking brake cable along the drivers side of the truck back to the rear wheels. The cable splits into 2 cables. Each cable ends at and are connected to THE PARKING BRAKE ACTUATORS on each wheel. Now look at your phones images and you will understand what you are looking at. Now engage the parking brake and release the parking brake pedal while observing the actuators. They will NOT release keeping the parking brakes engaged. Why? They are rusty and this is a common thing in Pennsylvania with road salt covered winter roads. I informed them that i asked Firestone to replace them not polish the rust off as some mechanics do because the rust comes back within 1 or 2 seasons. I said please remember the seals will need replacing even if the mechanic did not damage one and it is the caliper that is leaking rather than the axle seal, because the axles have to be pulled out a bit to make clearance to remove the actuators as the axle hub flanges are in the way so the seals will probably get damaged. So CAN YOU OR WILL YOU REPLACE THEM??? (asking Dodge this question) and he now understood the actuator system and answered yes we will take care of it (I think he just got part names mixed up). . Then Deanna says well Firestone says you only asked to work on the brakes and i asked did you just listen to everything i just said? The actuators ARE part of the brake system and I KNEW THEY WERE STICKING AND WOULD CAUSE OVERHEATING NEW BRAKE COMPONENTS and what mechanic would install $1000 of new parts and intentionally leave 2 parts worth $28 in, that will in VERY short time destroy the new parts ESPECIALLY when the customer THOROUGHLY discussed the problematic parts and SPECIFICALLY asking to replace them via phone call when setting up the appointment ALONG with asking them to please replace the seals as well for the reason the axles need to be pulled out several inches and order them and the actuators if they did not have them in stock? I am asking YOU now, will you or can you replace them? Diesel mechanic said oh uh yes we can replace them, not a problem at all, we will order the parts. Hours past then the mechanic called me. He said ok Mike we pulled the rear end apart and got a good look. He told me my tone ring was chewed down to nothing by the disintegrating parking brakes and probably damaged the axle seal so the Firestone mechanic did not cause the abs light to come on. I disagreed again because logic and common sense tells a mechanically knowledgeable person, the abs light would have already been on when i arrived for my firestone appointment if the tone ring was already worn down. You cannot drive ANY vehicle 50 feet with a bad tone ring and NOT have the abs light come on immediately as the computer will IMMEDIATELY sense the wheel rpm count is zero or dramatically different from the other wheels. Thats how they work. He then immediately agreed saying of course, that is exactly right this had to happen in their shop. Now I understand what you are upset about. I will get back on the truck and see what else might be up. I then added in my experience as a retired shop mechanic from years ago and 40 years of mechanical repair and design and building and electrical engineering design career highly doubt disintegrating very thin soft material parking brake pads can chew up a steel tone ring or reluctor ring. He again agreed. And now i suddenly have an axle leak as well? Adding more I said I bet and am sure the mechanic did something wrong with the ring gear upon assembly. He damaged the seal and that gear got chewed up the second he test drove my truck around the block coming back telling the manager everything was perfect even tho the second i got in the truck and started pulling out of the parking lot all my dash lights came on, abs, non functioning parking sensors, def fluid pump malfunction, tps system malfunction BEFORE I EVEN GOT TO THE RED LIGHT WHICH IS 100 FT FROM THEIR STORE. The dodge mechanic and service manager can't explain why my abs light, traction control lights etc were all normal if i had a badly destroyed tone ring. So I could see they were not yet sure what caused the ground down tone ring teeth before we discussed it in logical detail. I said if you can't logically explain the impossible from Firestones explanation then you are being lied to by Firestone and letting them influence your thinking or you are missing something to make all of this make sense. He said ok he was going to get back on the truck. 3 days later on following Monday (it sat there for the weekend). I get another call and now pictures sent to my phone by Deanna. They found the answer. The mechanic had improperly reinstalled an original break spring damaging it leaving it loose to fall out. One end or both ends of it fell out of their fastening locating holes and it fell down into the teeth of the tone ring chewing the teeth off and then getting bent and shoved into the axle seal tearing up the axle seal. This now made sense, a hardened steel spring could chew up a tone rings teeth! That Firestone mechanic and the Tires plus manager and Firestone Manager were all just yet again proven to be liars. ALL of them! This failure to properly replace and install the brakes spring destroying the tone ring caused the abs light to come on, check light to generate trouble codes (DTCs), traction control light, 4wd light, and disabled parking sensors. The dodge mechanic also explained this now too. I said its so amazing, the butcher at Firestone replaced a perfectly good brake adjuster but not the actuators. Also another shocking message from Deanna. She said Firestone didnt even replaced the brake shoes! The mechanic immediately noticed the old shoes as he was tearing it all apart only because he previously saw the paperwork I received from Firestone and handed it to Deanna where I explained I had PROVIDED FIRESTONE NEW SHOES smf it was noted in Firestones notes on their invoice! I had ordered my favorite brand in Pa and brought them with me on the trip and handed them to James for installation at Firestone! Great, now that part, the abs light and cause of ground down tone ring and oil leak is solved so making progress but I still have this smoky exhaust, replace fuel filter message, and Service DEF system at dealer message. The def system message and smoky exhaust were very serious issues rendering my truck still non roadworthy especially for a 1200 mile drive back home in Pa. During the second day of Dodge doing the brake work taking the truck apart my son who previously paid for a flight to come down and join us for a week was on his flight to Orlando airport. Almost 2 hours away. We were stuck and couldnt find a rental at all affordable. What a disaster! I also felt like a total failure to my fiancé and my son. Could not do the wonderful experiences I had planned for my son and we waited 3 years for the opportunity! He has no free time off the rest of the year! He has another vacation coming but its already reserved with his friends. Out of desperation yet again I called someone I had met that came through our store where I work part time in Pa. I didnt even meet him in person. Just spoke with him on the phone about some fishing lures and set aside some for him to pick up a few days later on his way to Satsuma Florida to a small winter home he has. On that call he invited me down either by vehicle or fly down and he has an extra vehicle for guests if we flew down and is happy to meet us and wants us to stay at his 2nd home he has there for guests sometime for being such a help over the phone. We were in a horrible situation so I called him starting with a hello and you wont believe what happened to us with Firestone conversation. He was very concerned and happy to help in anyway possible. He was 2 hours from the Orlando airport but in the opposite direction toward St. Augustine. He and his wife actually made the 4 hour round trip drive from his place to the airport plus waiting for baggage pickup time etc late in the evening getting back to his place with my son at 4 am. 2 hours away from our location. My son stayed with someone I never even met in person (which he informed me of) but seemed like a kind person. That person (Charles Lasicky) even lent my son his Ford Explorer to use to head to us knowing the situation we ran into. This took over a day for my son to finally get to us. We managed to take the explorer for one day snorkeling and the engine light came on. Of course I took responsibility and diagnosed and bought the parts and repaired it for him. During this repair I lost yet another day of vacation and with my son working on that car. We had now sat for 8 days only taking short trips on the motorcycle but unable to bring kayaks, snorkeling gear and bicycles. Total loss of vacation plans we saved all year for and wasted my sons vacation as well that he paid flight tickets etc for. The def system is hopefully the last obstacle. This symptom can at anytime cause my trucks computer to go into limp mode allowing the truck to only go 5 mph til resolved. Cannot possibly have this happen on Interstate 95 heading home! The smoke could be serious symptom of something internal that can destroy my engine. Deanna and the mechanic said they will keep working on it. Next day they called and said brakes are all done and rear axle etc all back together with new seals etc. The bill is climbing daily and is about $6000! And they are still not done! Also we are trapped at the bnb with no truck losing our entire vacation! There was not even a comparable rental rig available to haul bike, kayaks, bicycles and cargo. Another day passes, they did a $900 computer complete reprogramming to try to get rid of error messages and update the truck. Didnt work but that enabled them to locate one problem, the smokey exhaust . They discover 1st my def injector is leaking. That is very possible if someone banged it. It was always fine along with when I parked the truck at Firestone and zero smoke in the exhaust. I immediately asked if they were sure and did they check if the def pump is working properly and at the correct pressure as I did previously mention the exhaust appeared more white like steam than like oil or diesel fuel usual black or blue signature. They said they did and it passed pressure and leak down tests and was fine. Had to be the injector leaking causing the smoke. I commented it is EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS it literally started the minute Firestones mechanic worked on my truck. Especially with my truck only having a little over 59k miles on it. He said he didnt know but yes it is strange. They had to order a def inector from Miami but it wouldnt arrive for 4 days! That ended that day and another day of vacation lost, now losing future plans we paid for. I searched for an injector calling all over Florida. Finally found someone that could overnight it but that dealer wanted a substantial markup in price as he said he has to pay extra due to the shortage to get them. I agreed to the higher cost and asked he hold it til I get confirmation from Dodge to accept it, I had no choice. I Called Deanna to see if they could accept the injector from the other dealer, she transferred me to the parts department. They said its complicated paperwork and billing wise and rather not get one that way and to wait and hopefully they will find one sooner. Hours later they called and had a part on its way. Just before closing they got the part and installed it. Bill was well over $6000 now! Next day bad news, the def pump for some reason very weak. Dont know why. I find this too overwhelming to be a coincidence that all this happened at the very same exact time at Firestone and confirmed my asking about the pump the day before and was the injector really bad or not. They had a pump in stock and replaced it and now the bill is over $7200! OMG that would be an engine replacement! Also we are paying for extended days at the BnB! We now lost yet another pre paid stay we had in Cape Coral for after Marathon Key! Finally on the last possible day at the bnb that they allowed us to extend our stay paying extra. Next morning Dodge called and said it is finally done. Immediately ran and got my truck back from Dodge. Repaired just in the nick of time as Dodge was very concerned about the situation Firestone put us in and was barely able get my son to the airport literally minutes before his flight home after Dodge finished my truck. To this day not a word from Firestone. Not an apology from Tires Plus or James at Firestone. ----- PHOTOS AND FINDINGS BY DODGE Dodge took in my truck and found the following over the next 7 days. OIL CHANGE NOT DONE or OIL FILTER NOT CHANGED: Dodge sent me pic of the oil filter which firestone said they replaced oil and filter and its printed on firestones bill and invoice. Dodge informed me they discovered it still had old filter on it and the photo Dodge sent me shows aged dirty paint on the filter. Also my truck says oil filter and oil service is due AFTER Firestone supposedly changed it. I took a picture of that truck message as well to date it showing it is after Firestone had the truck. Dodge would message me as they were discovering the work by Firestone or lack of. Other pics sent to me by dodge shop included: DESTROYED TONE RING: DESTROYED OLD BRAKE SPRING in same wheel where Firestone replace a perfectly good brake adjuster but didnt replace shoes. Picture original perfect condition brake adjuster needlessly replaced. An incorrectly installed brake spring Torn up axle seal Left in stuck brake actuators causing overheating of new caliper and brakes from stuck parking brakes. Picture of old parking brake shoes on both sides event tho I provided Firestone replacements Check engine light on: 2 codes: P020e8 def pump low reductant pressure U0001 (can bus system bad connector or wire or short) Fuel filter warning now comes on. Parking sensors not working Abs system light on left rear erratic signal Traction control malfunction light on Tps system malfunctioning left or right rear tire Heavy blue smoke coming out of the exhaust!!! this morning while driving it to Tires Plus and when leaving Firestone. Issues discovered myself upon leaving Firestone Oil change service due warning Check engine light on: 2 codes: P020e8 def pump low reductant pressure U0001 (can bus system bad connector or wire or short) Fuel filter warning now comes on. Parking sensors not working Abs system light on Traction control malfunction light on Tps system malfunctioning indicating left or right rear tire, dont remember which rear. Heavy blue smoke coming out of the exhaust!!! this morning while driving it to Tires Plus and when leaving Firestone. Truck had zero computer issues when dropped off at the shop. Also zero leaks and absolutely no smoke and ran like new. It should, being a diesel with only 59k miles on it and zero commercial use. Only issues were pulsating brake pedal from rusty rear brake drums Frozen brake actuators which I had backed off leaving brake cable loose with a small amount of slack to prevent parking brakes from applying which worked fine on the trip down along with simply not using the parking brake pedal. Our losses due to Firestones lying incompetent manager James and his lying incompetent mechanic This Firestone appointment and service damage was a disaster in many ways! Ruined our vacation Cost us $7200! The high fee on our Firestone credit card dropped our credit by over 50 points or more! This is now costing us on other things. The monthly payments we are now making on that card now limiting our activities to this day Cost us double on our BnB accommodations Lost accommodations we prepaid for months in advance over many payments More fees paying higher rates for last minute BnB accomodations Lost a LOT of kayaking especially in Natural Springs we have basedour vacation on Lost visits to several locations we had planned that weather was too cold to take our motorcycle to while truck was either sitting broken or in the shop Lost day caused by James not letting me borrow my truck for 10 to 20 minutes MAX to get a motorcycle battery even tho he just told us it would be several hours before they can work on it, so we could use the bike for the day to make a nice site seeing/shopping day out of that day as planned which I previously discussed we would bring the motorcycle along to use as his shop took the day to work on the truck Wasted my sons vacation with us that I personally had the 1st chance to have with him in over 3 years Cost of parts, fuel, 2 days traveling etc.fixing and returning a kind friends vehicle we had to borrow Cost of fuel and full day lost for wasted trip an hour and a half to Firestone while he refused to let me save that day Our losses due to Tires Plus lying incompetent manager Lost a day wasting time and fuel waiting at the shop for him to take our truck in as promised just to turn us away hours later saying we need to come back another day. Lost 3 days with truck sitting broken in the driveway as we waited for the new appointment his lying proves he apparently never intended to keep. Lost another half day and fuel bringing the truck in on the new appointment day just to have him lie about possible causes of the abs system and other computer codes generated etc etc. refusing to work on the truck unless I agree that his lies were true which my 50 years of mechanical and electrical experience made me well aware of his completely wrong statements. I knew they were most likely lies as no one with his claimed 40 years of experience could possibly believe what he was saying and possibly not know improper work on modern 2016 fully loaded Dodge Ram Longhorn brakes could cause at the most basic symptom a basic mechanic even knows of abs warnings and a professional in a shop would be aware it disables traction control and a Dodge mechanic knows it also disables parking sensors. I can understand maybe not knowing the parking sensors but the most basic mechanic knows abs sensors and tone rings are quite susceptible to brake work. Our losses due to Firestones lying customer support We lost 5 days sitting WAITING for Firestone to fulfill their promises to have their field and or district manager call to set up an appointment! Even lost almost half a day total wasting time reporting to support agents the details over lengthy phone calls with no results Bottom line If we are not contacted in resolving this financial loss and any consideration for a destroyed vacation which we invested thousands into along with my son investing in as well and the humiliation, cold insulting degrading treatment including attempted theft by deception not installing components and even stealing the components I PROVIDED that they did NOT install, or oil and filter not done and not doing work as promised with actuators and not informing me til I forced them into a corner not asking but demanding to see the old parts and lies saying all work was done and its perfect by James and the mechanic, lies saying parts are dealer item only and not done there AFTER discussing that work in GREAT DETAIL days before hand, the damage by the lying mechanic, the degrading treatment by Tires Plus manager, the damage to our credit, the wasted monthly payments to cover repairs to Firestones mechanics incredible amount of damage, the money that we send in every month just to protect whats left of the credit rating then we will file a lawsuit and take this public as well! We have bent over backward making phone calls, patiently waiting days of precious limited once a year vacation time to no avail, filling out forms on your customer support site, calling field and or district managers directly who never answer thus leaving messages in detail of the gravity of the situation we were put into with not a single return call. Then to bypass that waste of 7 days time trying to do as instructed by customer support waiting for managers to no avail and then getting in touch directly out of desperation with other shops to find out there is a Tireplus nearby just to be lied to yet again and left stranded with the chance of destroying my truck much further risking driving it to him on an empty promise let alone driving an hour and a half with it in extremely vulnerable condition from the Oxford Firestone who refused to fix it or even attempt to fix it even tho his shop was empty at that point and he was open for another 4 hours. We honestly didnt know if the truck, my expensive diesel Cummins engine, expensive brake job etc would make the long drive back to our BnB. Ridiculous. EMAIL ME AT Bosshoss98@***.com OR text message (NOT VOICE CALLS) AT 570-931-**** I trust text messages as they are kept on the phone to alert me someone messaged and I get the contents of the message as well. Voice is not as reliable. I expressed this as well with customer support while we were going thru this mess waiting for customer support even tho we literally monitored our phones every minute waiting for that important call while we were in such a desparate situation. Of course Not a SINGLE message arrived or call over several requests and pleas.


People at the location do not know what next person did

Truck in for oil change and tire rotation when done and grandson went down the road noticed air pressure on same tires no different when I called they were not sure if they even rotated the tires. Now that is poor manager and I was in management for 37 years. Your telling me they run that location that way


Montgomery, Alabama Atlanta Hwy pathetic service

hello, Bought tires in California which are still under warranty. Tire went flat and steering wheel shaking. Took in in to Atlanta Hwy location in Montgomery, Alabama & they did not fix anything. Steering wheel still shaking and tire not fixed. I was there over 3.5 hours. They put a woman back on thd street in a dangerous SUV. Contact me.


Resolved: Damage to my truck -

Updated by user Apr 11, 2023

Company fixed the issue and I have been provided with partial refund.

Updated by user Apr 11, 2023
Today is 4/11/2023 I received a call from the new manager Chris around 1:30 pm while I was at work we was talking about scheduling a day I can bring my truck in for them to look at it . I told him I should be finished with work around 3:00 pm today and ask him if I can...

Original review Apr 06, 2023
I will give the mechanics a five star. But my reason for leaving a one star is because I brought my truck in for 4 tire change and an alignment for $220. The manager name Chris did not want to hear what I was asking he just wanted to go back on his phone. Smh. I asked him to put the 2 rear rims back at the rear cause one rim was bent but for some reason it ended up in the front. Second thing I know they close by 6 Pm on Saturdays so when I dropped my truck off at 2pm Chris told me it will be ready by 4 pm he will give me a call. Never received a call so I called at 4:15 now he tells me it will be ready between 5-6 and I asked him to call me 20 minutes before they are finished, I called at 5:30 and the person on the phone told me they are finished I can come pick it up. 3rd thing and my main reason for beingad off is that my 2 back tires was still good and I told Chris I wanted to keep them he told me ok, when I got there Chris was gone and the mechanic there told me he never told them that. My tires is falken wildpeak 275/55/r20. $250 a piece so I lost $500 just to pay them $220. I would never do business with Firestone again even if they pay me or if my life depends on it. Update from 2 days ago when I went to Firestone . Today is 3/28/ 2023 , I was driving my truck to go to work and my truck stopped moving I had to press the gas pedal to the ground, I called out from work to fix the issue but come to find out Firestone employees took the 2 bolts that holds the caliper in place. I called corporate office and they tell me I have to wait 2 days for a rental. And for them for the service area manager to call me. I went and bought the new caliber and install my self. But I know I will get reimbursed for their employees mistakes. This is pictures of my damaged caliper and 1 rim from their mistakes or set up to make more money.I put the new calipers on myself and I wanna see what they tell me in two days. If Im gonna get reimbursed or not but beware of this place. Update today is now 4/5/2023 I finally got a call from someone Im guessing in higher up yesterday 4/4/2023 I believe his name was Alex he was really helpful and heard the frustration in my voice, he was never once rude. tomorrow I have to go to the location with my recipe for parts I had to buy and fix my self . They promised to make sure everything is good on my truck from the service I paid for. Alex gets a 5 start . today on my way home from work I feel my truck shaking . I stopped in a gas station to make sure everything was fine. This is what my brand new tire on the same side my caliper bolts was missing. Not even 2 weeks since Firestone put them on.I want to see what will happen to this new issue tomorrow. I will give everyone reading this an update as it happen. Today is 4/5/2023 I called around 1 pm today to make sure they will look at my truck. I was told they are booked up. I still went in so they can look at whats going on with the tire now. I was told by the new manager Chris it looks like it came defective from where ever I bought it from. Obviously the damage on the 1 tire is noticeable and when they put it on the rim and did the wheel balancing they would see it would not have balanced right. Everyone there at that location is just pawning off their mistakes on other companies so they wouldnt have to come out of pocket or take the blame.



Original review Mar 28, 2023
They quoted me a price to diagnose and fix my car. I paid the price and when I went to pick the car it was not fixed. I paid 908.00. Then they said that it was out of gas. They refused to put gas in it so I ended up having my son bring gas. It still did not start. Then they said come back tomorrow when the mechanic is there. They said if they could not fix it they would give my money back. I went there and the mechanic was off. They told me to co0me back the next day and I did. They now said it is a problem with the key but that was not in the original diagnosis so I told them i want my money back. They refuse to give me my money back after they said they would if it did not run. And said I now had to pay and additional 450.00. I said no. You hooked it to the machine, I have the codes that says what is wrong and now you are saying something else after I paid you. They are holding my car and refuse to give me a refund I am contacting the local news stations consumer investigations and the major networks They also discriminated against me by taking care of a white male that arrived after me. I have it on camera and witnesses



Firestone Steer clear of this place Get a tow or whatever you need to go to ANY OTHER REPAIR SHOP. I took my BMW 128i there shortly after I moved to Florida. You may be thinking well she shouldve known better than to take that there . I most likely would have gone elsewhere but had been using Firestone in Centennial, Co. for awhile and they did good work. The cam position sensor had come up as service soon before I left Denver but went away until November. It started acting up so took it to Firestone on 14th St. in Bradenton. They replaced sensor. Service engine light still on when I picked it up. Occasionally it takes car couple days to recognize new part. It got considerably worse. Took it back in . They said it now needed crank shaft sensor. Had them put it in. First one was defective. Had it 2 days. Picked it up service light still on. They told me it probably would be as they had drained battery testing part. Well car started throwing off codes for everything. They sent me to another one of their locations that without even looking at car said it was drive chain I knew it wasnt as that makes a lot of noise. So called around found another shop. They let it sit for 5 days total telling me they were having trouble getting help. It was a German auto shop. Finally I went and picked it up. Took it to German Auto Services. They discovered that they can sensor was NOT EVEN INSTALLED ALL THE WAY INTO cam shaft! It was literally hanging from it! I have no idea how car even started. So had to have diagnostic and computer reboot. Then cam & crank shaft sensors redone. German Auto Service took pictures of hanging sensor & striped screw that was shooting oil all over. I contacted firestones corporate offices. They were supposed to have regional manager contact me. Instead they had store manager call. Of course they denied everything. I said I had pictures. Still denied but offered me $250. It was just shy of $900 that I paid them another $900 to get it fixed plus $230 for diagnostic & reboot so a month of frustration, all together over $2000 for what shouldve been $900 PERIOD Ill never even let them check my tires again


Worn Tires

Hello, I purchased new tires at Firestone in Red Bird on July 24, 2022 (Invoice# 0200**-******). In addition to the tires, I also purchased a lifetime alignment. After leaving, I noticed my truck was pulling to the left very hard and the steering wheel was not straight (Invoice# 0200**-******). They asked me to bring the truck back in for another inspection. I took another PTO day while they check out my truck. They realigned it and the hard pull to the left turned to a slight pull to the left. I informed them that it was still pulling to the left slightly and I was told that it may be the road that is making it do it. So, I respected their advice. The time came for routine maintenance (tire rotation and another alignment). On November 17 (invoice# 0200**-******), I took my truck Firestone Red Bird Mall. After a tire rotation and alignment I once again noticed that my truck was pulling to the left again. I informed them that it was still pulling to the left and once again they said it may be the road that is doing it. This morning, I noticed that the inside of my tires was worn. Does this look like it is the road that that is making it pull to the left or is it an alignment problem? Whats even worse is it doesnt look like they were even rotated.

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