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Phone: (907) 561-0313 Fax: (907) 561-0388 3611 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503
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This company offers transmission installation, repair and rebuilding services.
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- Length of time business has been operating
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- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Christian Hansen, Owner Mrs. Jennifer Hansen, Co-Owner
Transmissions - Automobile Transmissions - Truck, Tractor Auto Repair & Service
3611 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 561-0313 Directions
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Complaint: On June 24, 2013, I took my car, a 2002 VW Jetta, to Hansen Transmission & Gear for servicing. It was determined that my car required a transmission rebuild, estimated to be between $2,700 and $2,900, the passenger CV axle needed repair, estimated to be $165, and the vehicle needed a new computer, which resulted in paying Hansen Transmission & Gear a $3,065 down payment for the necessary repair work. I have enclosed a copy of their invoice and receipts. The repairs to my car were never completed and the car never returned to me in full working order. I was told by Hansen Transmission & Gear to bring my vehicle to ******** **** ***** to get a second opinion on the vehicles computer condition, which cost me another $468.44. I have enclosed the invoice and receipt for that bill as well. I was without the use of my car for over one year and had to purchase two additional vehicles in order to commute to and from work. The first car I purchased cost me $500 in addition to repairs and maintenance. The second car I purchased on June 23, 2014 for an amount of $1,200. I've enclose documentation of the two vehicles I purchased. Throughout the year that Hansen Transmission & Gear had my vehicle in their care for repairs I had physically went into the shop and called the shop numerous times to check on the status of my vehicle and if there were any new findings. During one of my phone calls to the shop to check on the status of my vehicle the attendant on the phone yelled at me for calling and asking and hung up on me. That was the last time that I attempted to gain information on my vehicle. Throughout the year of waiting to get my vehicle back this has taken a toll on my marriage and family and our financial stability.
Desired Settlement: Please send me a check or money order for a total amount of $5,233.44 along with my vehicle on or before August 1st. If I don't receive payment by that date, I'll promptly file this case in small claims court. And assuming I receive a judgment, which will be part of the public record available to credit agencies, I will promptly follow all legal avenues to collect it. You may reach me during the day at XXX-XXX-XXXX.
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1010, 9, 2014/07/22) */ To whom it may concern: Re: *************** Complaint # ******** *********** presented his car to us with multiple problems. He was advised from the beginning that some of the codes in his computer may not be fixed by a transmission repair alone. After the destroyed transmission was repaired, some of the codes remained. We diagnosed it down to the computer itself, which needs to be replaced. When the transmission fails in a VW, the computer learns the bad way its operating, and will not relearn once the trans is repaired. II had the vehicle towed to**************, our local VW dealer, to conirm. I understand *************** complaint, however it is not my responsibility to buy him a $1200 computer based on the fact that I was paid to fix his transmission, especially when he was warned up front that the repair would not fix all of his problems. However, to alleviate the situation, I am going to refund his money. This refund removes me and my business from any and all liability to this car, and this cars owner. The car will be delivered to *********** via tow truck. ************,Owner