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Master Buick-GMC

Phone: (706) 855-9400Fax: (706) 855-53693710 Washington Rd, AugustaGA 30907-2867 Send email to Master Buick-GMC

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Master Buick-GMC's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Guarantee / Warranty Issues3
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Problems with Product / Service0
Delivery Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Master Buick-GMC

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

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (3)BBB Closure Definitions
09/26/2013Guarantee / Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

I am requesting the repair cost of my vehicle.
I purchased a 2008 Infiniti on July12 this car was promises to be inspected and service Drove the car to New York where I live and with in the first week the check engine light came on. Took the car to a trusted family mechanic who said the problem was a sensor. This was reported to the assist sale manager in the uses car department who reimbursed me for the problem. About ten days later on August 16 the check engine light came on again. The next business day I took the car to Infiniti of Manhasset LI Here is where the real problem with the engine was discovered and the cost is 5351.00 to restore the car.

Desired Settlement
I would like to return the car to the dealership and receive a full refund or have the dealership pay for the cost of repair in the tristate area from an Infiniti dealership

Business Response
We have been in contact with the customer, and have already paid for some goodwill repairs on the car, which is opposed to our policy. Any repairs that need to be done on a car that has been sold must be approved and performed by our dealership. We would be happy to look at the car to determine if there is actually a problem and then address the issue, but we can not simply repair an issue that we have never seen and verified for ourselves. The customer has been told that we need to see the car before we will approve any repairs at our cost.

12/05/2012Guarantee / Warranty Issues
07/01/2013Guarantee / Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

failure to honor warranty on ongoing brake light issues. Rude customer service.
purchased new pontiac 2006 G6. At about 24K miles we noticed the break ,lights began to work in reverse (on when they should be off and off when they should be on). Also, cruise control and cigarette lighter failed to work. Please note that over the years these issues have recurred and it could be weeks or months before we even recognize that these issues were occurring. We rarely use cruise control or the cigarette lighter and the driver has no idea the back lights are malfunctioning. We discover these things only when my husband is driving behind me or when someone at a gas station has told us. Car was taken to be fixed numerous times and would work for a short period and break again. At one point engineers in detroit were contacted (according to service people and now being denied by management) because of the facility lack of ability to fix the situation. At that time I was told by a service member that this particular problem would be warranted for life because it was an inherent defect in the car, also now being denied now. We took the car to be fixed again this morning. Not only were we treated extremely rudely, we were told we would have to pay for the service. I spoke with the owner, **** *******, who basically called me a liar, that no part would ever be warranted for life. After getting off the phone with him we searched the internet and found there is a recall for G6s of that year for the exact problem we have been having. We called Mr. ******* to tell him of the recall and he denied one existed. I then called the GMC customer help/complaint line to lodge a complaint. She put me in touch with the NTHSA. I have registered a complaint with them as well. Currently there are about 9,000 registered recalls with the number expected to exceed 550,000. we had been customers of Master Buick since the 90s and have never encountered such rudeness and blatant lack of customer service.

Desired Settlement
An apology from owner **** ******* ******* (service manager), and ****** (service person), all of whom were rude. ****** called my husband a scam artist or words to that affect and was otherwise very rude. He should be removed from his job at a minimum. ******* essentially called me a liar. Mr. ****** also called me a liar, saying he wasn't but perhaps my memory is faulty. That is rudeness unbecoming of the owner of a customer service organization.

Business' Initial Response
Contact Name and Title: **** *******, Owner
Contact Phone: XXXXXXXXXX
Contact Email: ********
The last time the ******* visited our dealership was in December of 2012, when they complained of the cruise control not working. Upon our inspection, no problem was found an the cruise control was working properly. The work on the cruise control that they refer to was performed by our dealership on April 2, 2010. All that was done was replacing a fuse, which corrected the problem.
When Mr ****** brought the car to us yesterday, he refused to let us diagnose the problem, because there would be a charge associated with the repair. He believes that we should perform the work under some warranty. 45,000 miles and 3 years two months have elapsed since the work was performed on the car. Even if the problem were the very thing we did in April of 2010, their warranty on that repair would have ended over two years ago. We have done other repairs in 2009 on the cruise control, which also would not be warrantied any longer. We are very sorry that they have a problem with the car, but our warranties are not forever, as they claim that we told them.
As for any recall outstanding on their car, I ran an inquiry, and as of this date there are no outstanding recalls.

Consumer's Final Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
There is a recall with the ******** ************** ******* ****** Administration . The confirmation number is XXXXXXXX. As we have told mr *******, many times, replacing the bulb is like putting a band aid on the problem. It works for a short period of time, then blows again and the brake lights fail to work properly without the driver knowing. This problem began in 2008 and has never properly been fixed, so YES, we do expect them to handle the problem at no charge. It was never fixed. You can google "2006 g6 with brake light problems" and see quite clearly there is an inherent flaw in this model.

Business' Final Response
As of July 1, 2013, the ******'s specific VIN is not on the recall list, meaning that their specific car is not one of the affected cars. They are not eligible for the recall.

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Repair & Service, Auto Parts & Supplies - New, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 07/19/2006Business started: 08/17/1937
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.

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State Licensing - Used Motor Vehicles
237 Coliseum Dr
Macon, GA31217
(478) 207-2440

Type of Entity


Incorporated: December 1966, GA

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Will Schafer, III (President/Owner)Customer Contact: Mrs. Kathy Hensley (Owner)
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Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Repair & Service, Auto Parts & Supplies - New, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Alternate Business Names
Master Buick-GMC, Inc., Master Automotive
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3710 Washington Rd

Augusta, GA 30907-2867

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  • 3710 Washington Rd 

    Augusta, GA 30907-2867(706) 855-9400

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