We’ve reached the point where you can’t even count on it service technology at the dealer to intentionally service your car. I do notI don’t think anyone has ever trusted them wholeheartedly, but if you need another reason not, local NBC branch WPXI report that Two service technicians allegedly installed the customer’s brake system. And no one knows why.
It all started when the unidentified victim/owner put their car in No. 1 Cochran Hyundai in Monroeville, PA in early June. Owners were told that their vehicle had failed a state inspection because the brake pads had come apart. But after taking the car to the dealership, the owner told the authorities that something was wrong with their car. That’s when they went back to Cochran Hyundai for a second opinion.
“So our victim went back to No. 1 Cochran to have it checked again and at that point the second set of brake pads had another separation,“Pennsylvania State Trooper Rocco Gagliardi said to local news.
The owner of the vehicle quickly contacted the state vehicle fraud unit, and after checking of the vehicle, an official found the problem: someone put a flathead screwdriver between the brake pads, causing separation.
Investigators quickly found the technologies that carried out the alleged behavior were Aaron Eager, 31, and Jacob Ciarkowski, 20. Surprisingly, both confirm what they did and how they did it.
“Both mechanics did relay that they put the screwdriver in there, and one even used a hammer to cause even further separation to break that brake pad to get more spacing in there,” Gagliardi said. Both technologists say everything they do is done by themselves and the dealer has no knowledge or involvement in it.
Both Eager and Ciarkowski have been charged with crimes and illegal activities. It’s not clear why they did what they did. Is it someone they know? Or are they just donkeys? No one said. I contacted the dealer’s service for comment and received a “no comment” response before they hung up in front of me. The bookie has made a pretty salty statement CBS Pittsburg however:
First, Cochran as a company must not quote anything. Second, the facts presented in the press conference involving two team members have been cited as inaccurate, and the truth will come to light. Many service personnel have checked the brake pads and all agree that they do not pass the test. According to our assessment, no one at #1 Cochran has physically ripped the cushions apart or damaged them in any way. That’s not how we do business. That’s not who we are. And there’s no benefit to the technicians operating that way.