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BBB has determined that Mac Haik's Southway Ford 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 Mac Haik's Southway Ford include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
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  • Response to 6 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

6 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 2
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 3
Total Closed Complaints 6

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Mac Haik's Southway Ford
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 01, 1986 Business started: 12/01/1985 Business started locally: 12/01/1985 Business incorporated: 03/27/2008 in TX

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

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Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)
4000 Jackson Ave., Austin TX 78731
Phone Number: 888-368-4689

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Business Management
David Dove, GM
Contact Information
Principal: David Dove, GM
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Complaint Detail(s)

1/30/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I purchased a new truck from them and the buying experience was good. I am happy with what I paid and I am happy with the truck. In the buying process I was taken care of by the sales mgr, and 2 different sales men. I understood when purchasing the truck that I received 1 year free car wash from wash tub, this was spoken about between me and one of the sales men. Well I tried to get a carwash and the carwash said the sticker on my truck to receive a carwash was not valid. On 12/26/13 I called and spoke to a man about my issue, he said he was not the right man to talk to and passed this information along to someone else(they would call me back). On 12/26/13 I was called back (1320) within 10 minutes. The man I spoke with was very kind and apologized about the mistake and simply said I would need to come into the dealership to receive a certificate that I would have to sign and that one of my sale men would provide me, sales man #1. He said they likely just forgot to place the certificate in my paperwork, no problem. This morning I go into get my oil changed and have my headliner looked at. Sales man #1 doesn't get into work untill 0930 so I call at 1247 and spend 1 minute on the phone with sales man #1 who then transfers me to some guy who I spend 15 minutes on the phone with explaining my situation, we will call him "****". **** tells me that 1. They don't give car washes because it's too expensive. (then changes his story) 2. **** then says that he cannot give me the already promised carwash unless I have this in writing in my contract. 3. Then says that the if I can tell him who said I would receive the carwash that he could, "take it out of their paycheck". So I give him the name of both sales man #1 and the other sales man. He responds with a convoluted no. At this point I am getting mad at the irrational explanation I am receiving from **** and I ask to speak to his boss. He denies me to speak to his boss and then I ask for his name again. He says "well I see this conversation is going nowhere" and he hangs up on me without giving me his name. I saved the sales mgr's number in my phone and so I called him and gave him the quick run down of this. He said he would take care of it and look into it. (I did not ask him to give me a car wash certificate, I was tired of it at this point) The bottom line is I know when I bought the truck it came with 1 year free car wash. Then when I called it was assured to me and to just get a certificate, then I call again and "****" and sales man #1 are useless.

Desired Settlement: I want my car wash... and for "****" and Sales man #1 to learn how to take care of customers with real customer service.

Business Response: I am truly apologetic for any misunderstanding. I think we may of had a miscommunication as to the customer picking up the car wash form and from whom. The customer had a conversation with one of our managers and was told specifically to come in and ask for that manager so he could get his car wash pass.
For some reason the customer did not come in and ask for that manager but instead ask the sales persons for it who had no knowledge of the customers conversation with the manager.
When the customer came in to pick up the passes and was told no by the sales persons the manager realized he had talked to the this customer and offered him the car wash passes at that time as promised by him and the customer refused them.

We would be more than glad to resolve this issue and grant the customer the car wash passes with a smile.  We will be sending out the form for the passes which needs to be signed by the customer and returned to us. Again sorry for any misunderstanding and we very much so appreciate your business.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******.  However, the response from the business is completely inaccurate.  The individual whom I originally spoke with over the phone actually called me to follow up with me on 1/26/14.  I explained to her my situation and she was very apologetic.  She then explained to me that every conversation through the dealership is recorded and I sent her the time/date of the phone call that my complaint was based on.  She then said that she would look into the conversation I had and she would send me the certificate for the car wash and that no signatures were required.

This written response from the dealership is completely inaccurate and the person who wrote it is just trying to cover up their error by blaming the customer for their mistake.  The only reason that I am satisfied is due to the lady who called me and is taking care of this situation for me.  This response from the dealership is ridiculous.

The kind, intelligent, lady who is helping with this situation is named ***** ******.  


****** *****

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.

9/11/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I towed my vehicle to the business. I was told I would receive a call back as soon as possible regarding the vehicle issue that I was experiencing (transmission issue). The second day I received a phone call from the service department stating " The only way we will be able to resolve your issue is to replace your entire transmission which will cost possibly over $4,000." Taking there word knowing that they are certified service technicians I deiced to buy a new or used vehicle. I was recommended to Used Car Sales Department where I was given a Credit Check, and told I will receive a call back to see if I would qualify. Never received a call back for over the past days. I then decide since Southway Ford will not help with my issue I towed the vehicle with my expenses to ****** ************ on the South Side of San Antonio. I spoke to ***** who provided excellent customer service, and informed me that he will call me back. The next day he stated that everything within the transmission housing is perfect, and does not need repair or transmission replacement. The only thing that caused the transmission to fail was due to a clutch assembly needing replacement. He gave me an estimate around $950, and stated that I was about to get cheated out of my money if I were to leave it to ford. I plan to return to ford with the broken pieces of the clutch assembly and demand a refund of my $95 diagnostic fee for a misdiagnosis that caused me to go negative on my bank account because this was an emergency, and needed immediate attention. Also for putting trust in ford, and hurting my credit for adding numerous "hard checks" to my credit report trying to purchase a vehicle with Southway. I will never return to this business for future repairs because I will have the feeling that I will be cheated every time I go for a repair.

Desired Settlement: Refund my $95 diagnostic fee for a misdiagnosis.

Business Response: On behalf of MacHaik Southway Ford I would like to apologize for any misunderstanding. The diagnosis the customer was given was an opinion or educated guess based on the symptoms of the vehicle. Without tearing into the vehicle to visually see what is causing the problem the only thing we could do is give our professional opinion.
I do understand the way it may look, but I assure you if we would of been given the chance to start work on the vehicle like the other shop was we too would of been able to give you the great news of it only being the clutch. We would never want anyone to think that MacHaik's Southway Ford is anything less than the best in the industry and hope you truly understand.
The diagnostic fee was cheerfully refunded to the customer shortly after bringing it to our attention. We hope this resolves the customers concerns and that our place of business can be looked at in a positive way again.       

BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved

2/28/2012 Problems with Product/Service
12/21/2011 Delivery Issues
12/6/2011 Advertising/Sales Issues
9/30/2011 Problems with Product/Service