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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:07

Rallye Motors in NY Accused of Cheating Customers with False Repair Claims in Lawsuit

Written by Robert Pelaez, The Island Now
A lawsuit was filed against Rallye Motors on Aug. 10, claiming the luxury auto collision center for scheming customers out of repairs and labor cost. A lawsuit was filed against Rallye Motors on Aug. 10, claiming the luxury auto collision center for scheming customers out of repairs and labor cost. Google Maps

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Rallye Motors, a luxury car dealership with locations throughout Long Island in New York, is facing a class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of charging customers for labor and repairs to vehicles that were not performed.

The lawsuit was filed in State Supreme Court in Mineola on Aug. 10 on behalf of Salvatore Stile, an international shipping executive who resides on the North Shore. 

 

Stile said his 2015 Mercedes-Benz S50 was repaired at Rallye Collision Center in Carle Place in 2016. According to Stile, the cost for repair was more than $20,000, which was largely paid by his insurer.

 

The initial estimate of the repair of $20,808.15 included $14,260 for parts and $4,270 for labor, according to Stile. The final invoice, however, listed $4,142 for parts and charged $10,107 for labor, according to the suit. Ultimately, the suit states, Stile paid a $1,000 deductible and his insurance carrier paid the remaining $19,808.15.

 

Stile told Newsday the safety aspect of the alleged scam was quite troubling.

 

“It was a pure profit play,” Stile said. “It was profit over safety. My family was driving in an unsafe car. They could have been in jeopardy.”

 

Efforts to reach Stile for further comment were unavailing.

 

Seventeen additional unnamed customers with claims of false advertising, breach of warranty and violating the state’s general business and motor vehicle laws are also included in the lawsuit.

 

Established in 1958, Rallye is marketed as Long Island’s largest luxury car dealership and the fifth largest in the U.S. The suit names Rallye Motors LLC, Rallye Motors Holding LLC, Owner and CEO Juliana Terian and other related entities as defendants.

 

Efforts to reach Rallye officials for comment were unavailing.


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