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Jackson Automotive Group, Inc.

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Phone: (478) 477-4858Fax: (478) 314-16034781 Riverside Dr, MaconGA 31210-1115

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A BBB Accredited Business since 12/05/1996

BBB has determined that Jackson Automotive Group, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

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

Factors that raised Jackson Automotive Group, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues1
Problems with Product / Service1
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Jackson Automotive Group, Inc.

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

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (2)
04/12/2016Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Dealership failed to provide panic alarm as advertised on the vehicle window sticker.
Purchased pre-owned vehicle on 20 Feb 2016 from Jackson Automotive Group. Dealership failed to provide panic alarm as advertised on the vehicle window sticker. After completing purchase process, I asked for the panic alarm, but the salesman stated they never received one from previous owner. I pointed out the window sticker stated "panic alarm" but they stood by the "we never received the item." Salesman also keeps stating there are no fobs included, when I'm asking for the panic alarm. Contacted General Manager, who stated I had to pay $200 per panic alarm. I'm asking for assistance in Jackson Automotive Group to provide the advertised panic alarm.
Also, salesman was unprofessional when they contacted me during work hours six times in a span of 17 minutes concerning vehicle financing. I had other financing, but accepted their offer and notified them I have my credit blocked. Because dealership provided wrong name & phone number to finance company, financing approval was delayed.

Desired Settlement
Jackson Automotive Group to provide the advertised panic alarm.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: *** ********* GM
Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Contact Email: ****
Mr. ****** ******* purchased a 2005 ****** ********** from our dealership on 02/20/2016. This was a used car sold as is with no warranty. We always have the customer sign a We Owe form stating any items that we may owe in the deal. The we owe shows that we did not owe him anything.A few weeks later Mr ******* called and I spoke with him. He stated that the salesman **** had promised him he would get him a key remote.He admitted that their was nothing on the we owe about a key remote. I told him I would be glad to call ****** ****** and see what one would cost. I called him back and left a message that a remote would cost about $200 and he would have to take the car to ****** to program the remote. I never heard back from Mr. *******. Since we received this complaint I have tried to call him and his dad with no response from either

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
Mr *********'s response illustrates the root complaint that the dealership does not listen and is confused. I'm asking for the panic alarm listed on the window sticker advertising the vehicle (I have the window sticker advertising what comes with the vehicle). Also, Mr ********* states that he tried to contact my dad. My father is not involved in this, nor did I ever discuss my father with anyone at the dealership. Maybe Mr ********* is confusing me with another customer. At best he is confused about what I'm asking for and the people involved in the purchase.

Business Response
If the customer will call me we can get this resolved. If he is asking for a key remote then I will be glad to pay ****** ****** for one key remote. The customer will have to take the vehicle to ****** to have it programmed. If this is not what he wants then I cant help him, Our we owe form plainly shows that we do not owe him anything. He also bought a used car as is and he signed the as is form. My direct line is XXX-XXX-XXXX

*** *********

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

07/17/2015Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Parts & Supplies - New

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 03/30/1990Business started: 01/01/1955
Type of Entity


Incorporated: December 1998, GA

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jimmy Jackson (President)Mr. Ken Grinstead (General Manager)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Parts & Supplies - New

Products & Services

This dealership offers Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru vehicles.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Jackson Automotive Group, Inc.

4781 Riverside Dr

Macon, GA 31210-1115

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2 Locations

  • 4781 Riverside Dr 

    Macon, GA 31210-1115(478) 477-4858
    Fax: (478) 314-1603

  • P. O. Box 4548 

    Macon, GA 31208-4548

Industry Comparison ChartX

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Industry Tips for Auto Dealers - New Cars


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