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Tom Bell Chevrolet

(909) 793-2681View Additional Phone Numbers800 Alabama Street, RedlandsCA 92374 Additional Web Addresses

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Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues1
Problems with Product / Service2
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Tom Bell Chevrolet

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Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

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09/18/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I took my 91 corvette in to have the ABS light checked , change my oil, and transmission fluids, and fix the window washer device, new spark plugs and plug wires. I dropped it off on 07/25/2014. I told them I needed the car by the July 30th. On 07/29/2014 I was contacted by ***** and told that they ordered the wrong ABS censor and the other one was on back order. She said all other work was done. On 08/12/2014 I called *** **** and spoke with ***** and told her ABS censor or not I NEED MY CAR and will pick it up Saturday 08/16/2014. I got to *** **** at 9:00am. I was told the car was being washed and that they had them detail the engine. I never asked for that. At 11:30 , my car was done . I asked them to not go over a thousand dollars. My bill was over 1600 dollars. I paid them. I get 1 block from *** **** and the car dies. I take it right back. I am told that when they detailed it , they used too much armoral and they had to clean it off. So I waited another 4 hours. They say they are done again!I get in and drive another 3 blocks and it dies again. This time it won't start. *** **** comes and gets me and has to tow my car back and they give me a 2014 Chevey car to drive. Today ***** calls me and says , oh that's not the problem it is your fuel injection needs replaced and there is now an oil leak. They want another 2,800.00 to fix it. My car ran GREAT b4 I took it there. I was doing preventive stuff to it. Now I can not drive it off the lot. I have no choice but to pay for it. They change my oil and now I have a leak and I have to pay for it......What do I do ! I can not afford this ****. Why are my fuel injection bad , I did not ask them to mess with my fuel. They changed the oil , and now it leaks? And they still do not have my ABS censor. Being a single woman , I think they are taking me to the cleaners. It ran fine before going there, they said that the injectors made the car die when it got hot. They flushed the fuel system , did they stop it up. Today 8/18/2014 and no car still.

Desired Settlement
I have already gave them 1,600.00 dollars. 600 over the amount I asked them to stop at. First it was them cleaning my engine I never asked for that made the car not run and now it is fuel injection and an Oil Leak.I say it had no oil leak before you changed my oil. They should fix it.If they got Armoral in my fuel injection system , they should replace it! I never asked them to detail my engine and allow me to sit there for 7 hours in 105 degree heat and sit on the side of the road in it.

09/18/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

they came and took car after i had it for 3 months.i informed them of 10 day rule they said they would report car stolen and put it as a repo.
sined for car first on 11/16/2013 then again on 12/14/2013.they came took car back on 1/27/2014.contract #X XXXXXX. contract #X XXXXXX.its just not right that they were able to get out of contract by putting fear into me so i would surrender car.

Desired Settlement
i just want car back and they should have to carry the loan as the law permits

11/14/2013Advertising / Sales Issues

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Auto Dealers - New Cars

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Business started: 01/08/1985
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Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars

Alternate Business Names
Dick DeWese Chevrolet Inc., Tom Bell Collision Center

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800 Alabama Street

Redlands, CA 92374

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  • (909) 824-7145
  • (888) 431-0422
  • (888) 815-7012

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