Volvo repair issue

Asked by Aug 14, 2019 at 10:40 PM about the 2015 Volvo S60

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

History
Bought 2015 Volvo in July 2018 for $19k.  Check engine light goes on in
Jan2019.
Bring car into my Volvo dealership.  Volvo guy says a mouse got caught in
the timing belt.  Thought he said timing didn’t jump, but not sure.  In any
case, said warranty will not cover it. Cost was like $1400 to fix.  I brought it to
my local mechanic (“A”), who said he could do the fix for like $700.
Cost ends up being more (like $1000) as it was complicated.  On bill, it said
mouse cause teeth on belt to jump 3 teeth.    Needed to replace the solenoid
too.
In July 2019 (after like driving 6k) car dies in parking lot.  AAA to local dealer,
who says the timing jumped and the whole things seems to be a mess.  I told
him about the history and he says to bring to mechanic A, as it seems the
work done caused the problem but he didn’t know the extent and it would be
costly to even look.
Mechanic A looks at car (and maybe pulls things off?) and agrees things look
grim.  Not sure what he did with the car, but he said he prior work wasn’t
related to this issue.  That the crank pulley had come off and knocked a
bunch of things off.  It is bolted in and “just came off” - he had never seen
anything like it.  I asked it should be covered under warranty and said he
thought it should.  He won’t accept responsibility for any issue (he has since
stopped responding to me).
I am skipping a couple of steps, but in the end the mechanic A sent it to
Volvo dealership.  Dealer says (after quite a while) that the warranty would
not apply and that when he received the car, it was in  shambles.  Parts we
strewn about and bolts put into the drink holder or something.  The
implication was mechanic A had done something wrong, either when the
mouse event happened and / or when it was brought to them.  The long and
short of it, is that it likely needs a new engine and the damage is likely to be
in the $16k range.  Just bought the car for $19k, so not really sure why that
makes sense, but if so, I might as well sell it for parts.
Any ideas?  Other than me basically eating the cost of my nicest car??!

Insurance?  Sue?  Warranty or Volvo appeal?

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