• Report:  #2099

Complaint Review: Panhandle Automotive - Martinsburg West Virginia

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- Martinsburg, WV,

Panhandle Automotive
1290 N. Queen St. Martinsburg, 25401 West Virginia, U.S.A.
I purchased a 1989 Chevrolet Blazer from Panhandle Automotive of Martinsburg, WV on 04/04/00. It ran fine for the first day.

The next day I drove it to work, and on my way home, the temperature guage went to the red position. I shut the truck off and let it cool down over night. The next morning I put an antifreeze/water mixture in the radiator to fill it back up. I have been refilling the radiator every day. I have been told this is either a leaking head gasket, cracked head or worse.

When the truck is started, blue smoke and steam rolls out of the exaust and does not clear up. The engine has a miss in it. Yesterday, when I went to start it to go work it would not start.

I had the battery checked, and it is fully charged. The engine will not turn over.

I contacted Panhandle Automotive and all I am getting is a run-a-round. He does not want to work on it. He said I could take it to another dealer and have it repaired.

I have driven this vehicle about 200 miles since purchasing it. I adamately feel Panhandle Automotive has sold me a lemon, and should refund the purchase price!

Amanda J. Slusher

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