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BBB has determined that Carlisle Auto Air 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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Factors that raised the rating for Carlisle Auto Air 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.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
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|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||2|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Tray Carlisle, Vice President Mr. Billy M Carlisle, President Ms. Evelyn Carlisle, Secretary
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Complaint: The Compressor, Dryer, oriface tube, flush, and exchange freon were bought at Carlisle Air in October 2012 on cash tickets. After system was properly disassembled, flushed, dried, reassembled with new parts and vacumn tested and freon installed it worked properly for 9 months and stopped working. Upon examination by myself, A/C Certified technician, and second diagnosis by tech at Randolph Air Force Base it was determined the compressor was defective. I disassembled the A/C system and took the purchased parts to Carlisle Air for warranty replacement. The salesman recognized me and explained the warranty terms. I showed the removed parts to him and confirmed they were from Carlisle Air and he gladly gave me warranty replacement parts, Compressor, dryer, oriface tube and flush. I went back to Randolph Air Force Base and flushed the Accumulator, Condensor, and hoses. I found the oriface tube was lodged in the tube and removed it and took it in for exchange, but again the same salesman helped me and saw it was not necessary to replace the tube and removed the oriface tube for me. I returned again to the base and began to reinstall the A/C parts. Upon installing all parts, with necessary lubricant, the lead tech at the Auto Repair shop on base did a vacumn test and conformed there was no leaks. He then charged the system, 1.6 pounds, and rechecked the system installation and operation while again not finding any problems. I test drove the vehicle for the next three days until I was satisfied it was repaired and returned it to my daughter (It is her car and she lives in Corpus Christi, TX and suffers from a debilitating and health risk Asthma that requires her to be in temperatures that will not effect her condition in a deadly manner.) in order for her to attend school and travel about. It did not make it back to Corpus Christi before the A/C failed. Upon returning the vehicle I did a diagnostic check and found it to be full of freon, but the A/C button flashed in the cab and the compressor would not come on even with the bypass method. I did research on this and found it was probably caused by an electrical problem within the system. I checked the switch, relay and wiring to the system and found all were functioning within OEM specs and began to suspect a defective clutch coil, part of the compressor clutch system, and decided to take it to Carlisle Air for confirmation and possibly repair if pricing and warranty was agreed upon. I accepted the $90 dollar diagnostic fee and was told the parts were under warranty, but the labor would be charged due to it not being done at Carlisle Air. I asked the time required for billing of each part in the system as well as the time charged for recharge as well. I was told it was it was 1.0 hours of diagnostics and half would be refunded of repairs were made there, 1.3 hours for the compressor replacement, .5 hours for the oriface tube and .5 for the dryer replacement. I was also told it would be an hour to recharge the system in labor as well as charges for the freon installed. The total amount of hours is 3.8 hours of chargeable labor for the service, with the half hour discounted after service being completed at the location, and the labor charge per hour was approximately 97 dollars and hour. This adds up to $368.60 and I could even understand a bit more for misc. parts and or fluids, but I was called and quoted $1200.00 plus dollars and they were discounting me the original cost of the compressor I purchased only resulting in over $900.00 + dollars to repair the system. I asked why this was so high and I was told it was due to them replacing the compressor, dryer, oriface tube, freon, flush and oil which is all brand new. When asked about this I was told they would not install that brand of compressor in their shop and stated it was not a brand trusted by their company. This infuriated me due to me purchasing it, from their company Carlisle Air, and that is deemed not suitable for service quality in their shop. I feel I have been mislead about the quality of the parts purchased. I feel I was mislead by the service writer about the companies desire to resolve the issue in a professional manner. I feel I was treated to unfair and dishonest business practices and this treatment of customers is approved of by the management of Carlisle Air. The biggest question is why Carlisle Air would sell a customer a defective part knowingly and expect the customer to believe their BBB accredited business' quality control as well as their honesty and customer service business practices and willingly state to a warranty issue customer that the parts they sell to the public are not of company standards and they do not use them due to such. This almost seems like theft to me and I feel it may lead to this avenue of legal action. I want the owner of Carlisle Air to speak with the salesman first and verify I bought, as well as brought the defective parts back for verification, the parts from Carlisle Air and then research the labor times, in which I have access to AllData and the time allowances for each part, and then answer why they would sell customers a sub par product with the knowledge of it being a less that OEM recommended replacement part openly and without regard for the customers financial expenditure and/or amount of money spent to correct a problem that will probably fail again soon due to poor quality control management by Carlisle Air. I feel this is wrong and I want it addressed and corrected immediately.
Desired Settlement: Have Carlisle Air take responsibility for defective part. I want all charges for parts purchased by me for warranty repairs, at Carlisle Air, reimbursed and the parts warranty to be extended for another year after repair is made and repairs to be verified as completed correctly and A/C system is working within OEM standards by Carlisle Air. I also want the verification of repair by Carlisle to be credited due to the payment of diagnostics service paid on 8/15/2013 and not charged to me again. I also want the owner to formally acknowledge the flaw in customer service and state an apology for such to me and ensure the malpractice by his service department and/or parts department do not continue and harm another customer's trust and financial security.
Dear Mr. *****,
Better Business Bureau:
BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.