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Ron Marhofer Auto Mall, Inc.

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Phone: (330) 923-5800Fax: (330) 928-7433View Additional Phone Numbers1260 Main St, Cuyahoga FallsOH 44221-4923 Send email to Ron Marhofer Auto Mall, Inc.

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A BBB Accredited Business since 04/13/1988

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Ron Marhofer Auto Mall, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 6 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

6 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues1
Guarantee / Warranty Issues1
Problems with Product / Service4
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 6

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Ron Marhofer Auto Mall, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (6)BBB Closure Definitions
04/22/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Bought 09 Dodge Journey tire pressure sensors were not replaced before sale. Was told that it would be ok and would not repair.

I bought my vehicle from them two days ago. I asked numerous times about the sensor light and sensors for the tires. They replaced the tires with regular tires instead of replacing sensor valve and correct tires. I also had heard a problem with the engine or transmission and asked them for a full diagnosis on the vehicle of what was wrong. They told me it was a roll stop and it would be ok. Not knowing what a roll stop i asked him to explain and he said it was a engine mount. I spoke to dodge in ravenna and was told it sounds like something with the transmission. I was not advised of these before buying my vehicle "as is" I called numerous tire shops and was told if it is after 07 the sensors are supposed to be replaced due to a safety law that was made due to tire pressures causing accidents. purchase date 4/15/2013 problem date 4/15/2013-current Sales rep ******* Manager spoken to **** Payment method CASH purchase price 11,332

Desired Settlement
I would like them to fix the tire pressure Sensors on the vehicle. I have children and its important that my vehicle is safe. I would also like them to show me on the contract where it says transmission problems.

Business' Initial Response
Guest purchased vehicle 4.15.2013. The vehicle was purchased "as is". Prior to purchase, guest took vehicle to a mechanic of her choice for an inspection afterwhich she chose to move forward with the purchase despite the light and noise concern. The guest called in 4.17.2013 dissatisfied with the tire light being on. We offered to buy the vehicle back from her and refund the full purchase price extending the offer to do such for 5 days after purchase. Guest brought vehicle back 4.18.2013 for return and full refund. A check was issued and brought to guest while they waited at dealership.

Consumer's Final Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)

03/25/2014Problems with Product / Service
06/24/2013Problems with Product / Service
06/15/2012Guarantee / Warranty Issues
11/26/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Did not disclose autotrader price in purchase offer for our HHR. NADA book for the car is 3k offer was low and I believe fraudulent since no AT quote
We took our HHR in for an inspection based on an Autotrader online offer for Marhofer to purchase the vehicle. Upon inspection the salesman claimed that Autotrader came back with an $1100 offer. We never received the offer from Autotrader. We contacted Autotrader and have not received a response. We believe that Autotrader was never contacted by the salesman, ****, and that the offer was made in a fraudulent manner. Book value for the vehicle in the condition it was in nearly $3000.
We also contacted Marhofer, and have not received a response from anyone about our issues.

Desired Settlement
We seek an additional $1500, to make up for the actual book value of the vehicle.

Business Response
When Mrs. **** submitted the offer to Autotrader from home, the Autotrader system did not give her an offer due to the condition of the vehicle (many body issues, check engine light, exhaust leaks etc.). The Autotrader website instructed Mrs. **** to go to a dealer where the vehicle could be inspected and resubmitted to receive an offer. In this case the information was resubmitted at our dealership and the offer from Autotrader was $1149, as indicated on the attached Autotrader dashboard. Obviously the offer made to Mrs. **** was accepted. She clearly had the right not to accept the offer. In closing, there was never an attempt to deceive Mrs. **** as she alleges. Her vehicle had substantial body damage and mechanical problems and that was the reason for the lower value.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
This just confirms their deceptive practices, anyone can falsify this form, it still does not explain why Autotrader did not email me the offer as their website says and the salesman **** also said. NADA Book again for the condition was $3000.

Final Business Response
Please see the attached email and attachments from our Autotrader Representative. There was no fraud this is the quote from Autotrader.

01/21/2013Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Repair & Service, Auto Body Repair & Painting, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 09/27/2004Business started: 04/01/1988
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)

BBB records show a license number of ND001482 / LD002948 for this company, issued by Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

Type: Dept of Motor Vehicles

Type of Entity


Incorporated: December 1987, OH

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Ronald L Marhofer (President)
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Repair & Service, Auto Body Repair & Painting, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Alternate Business Names
Marhofer Auto Family, Ron Marhofer Collision Center, Ron Marhofer Lincoln Mercury, Ron Marhofer Mitsubishi, Ron Marhofer Autoplex

Map & Directions

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Address for Ron Marhofer Auto Mall, Inc.

1260 Main St

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-4923

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2 Locations

  • 1260 Main St 

    Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-4923

  • 1350 Main Street 

    Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221(330) 923-5262
    (330) 940-4010

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in Akron. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*Ron Marhofer Auto Mall, Inc. is in this range.


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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (330) 923-5168
  • (330) 644-3500
  • (330) 923-5908
  • (330) 929-7000
  • (866) 583-7253

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Industry Tips for Auto Dealers - New Cars


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