Audi Of West Palm Beach, Part of Braman Motors, Sued
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Braman Automotive in West Palm Beach is accused in a just-filed lawsuit of damaging a 2013 Audi S6 in for routine service, then claiming it had no responsibility for the problems it allegedly caused.
The lawsuit, filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, claims that the Audi was brought in to Braman’s “Audi of West Palm Beach” for routine service on August 5th, 2020 which Braman completed, reporting to the owner that “there were no issues.”
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On November 23, 2020, the vehicle was brought back to Braman Automotive for an oil change and inspection. The owner allegedly received a written clean bill of health for the vehicle. But as it was driven off the lot, “the vehicle was sluggish and the electronic power control light came on.”
The owner’s boyfriend, Nicholas Bedasse, “texted (the service advisor) who advised (him) to return to the dealership,” according to the complaint.
“About thirty minutes after texting (Braman Automotive), agents of the defendant did a brief test and reached the conclusion that the turbos were blown. After hearing that the vehicle that had been in (Braman’s) care was severely damaged, Nicholas Bedasse asked to see a Shop Manager or Service Manager. His request was denied and he was brisked out of the dealership with a loaner car and a promise that someone would address the severely damaged vehicle. On December 3,2020, Nicholas Bedasse went back to the dealership to ascertain the situation regarding the vehicle because none of the Defendant’s agents got back to him.”
After more run around, Braman’s representatives told him that it would cost $11,000 to replace the turbos, not including labor, and that “Audi of West Palm Beach would not be responsible for any of the repairs and that he should return the loaner.” Bedasse was allegedly offered a “20 percent discount” in an effort appease him.
Bedasse said “no” and had the car towed to “Foreign Affairs European Automotive Shop” where they inspected the vehicle and determined the vehicle had suffered $44,970 in damage, apparently while in the care of Braman.
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