A couple of weeks ago I had smoke coming out of the hoodscoop of my 02 WRX.
Brought it into my Subaru local dealership and they ran a diagnostic test ($150 ).
Told me there was an issue with the radiator and would need to be fixed for $700 total. I had the radiator replaced less than a year ago but, it was from some random autoshop. The subaru tech told me that the radiator was a POS and that it wasn't performing up to standards (umm ok?).
The work was done and I brought it home. The next day the same exact thing, white smoke from the hoodscoop.
Brought it back to the dealership and after looking at it some more they told me some hoses and the waterpump needs to be replaced. Now I'm wondering how they didn't notice this problem when they charged me the grand $150 for a diagnostic test.
The service guy wanted to run a leakdown test (another $90 out of my pocket) to make sure it wasn't issues with the gaskets.
Get a call the other day and now they're telling me the gaskets are hosed (total would be $2500 to fix).
Now I'm pretty pissed off at this point. They're refusing to refund me the $150 in diagnostic fees. The $700 I spent to replace a radiator was for absolutely nothing. The radiator wasn't the issue.
Wondering what type of recourse I may have.