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Al Piemonte Ford Sales

Fax: (847) 288-9776View Additional Phone Numbers2500 W North Ave, Melrose ParkIL 60160-1130 Send email to Al Piemonte Ford Sales

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A BBB Accredited Business since 07/01/2003

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Al Piemonte Ford Sales' 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.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service3
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Al Piemonte Ford Sales

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)
06/02/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Initial payment of $1000 was made on 4-27-15 to Al Piemonte Ford at 19:54:54. Invoice number is XXXXX. Signature of the Bill of Sale occurred on 4-27-15. **** ********* is the salesman. The bank check for $47,618.43 arrived on 5-4-15. According to email communication, as soon as the bill of sale was received, the van was to be picked up from the other dealership, and paperwork overnighted to us for registration. On 5-21-15, we first heard this had not happened. The email informed us the van was sold from the other dealership. Our check has been promised to be returned to us, but nothing else is being done. Our deposit has not even been reinstated. We initially bought plane tickets for the family to pick up this vehicle. Our trip was contingent upon this purchase. The cost of our tickets was $1,374.60.

Desired Settlement
We are seeking one of three options:
1. Find us an acceptable 2015 Transit and reimburse air fare from Chicago to that location or have it in Chicago when we arrive.
2. we would be okay purchasing a used 12 passenger van under $5000. This would have to be a roadworthy van with some years of use remaining.
3. Refund us the amount that we spent on our tickets as well as the $1000 deposit that we had paid.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: **** ********** VP
Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Contact Email: ***********@***.com
We have located an acceptable 2015 Transit per ***** ******'s request. The original vehicle was sold and we have secured one that satisfies her. She will be coming in on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to pick up the vehicle.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
Al Piemonte Ford has made great effort to rectify this situation. I am pleased with the response and service.

07/14/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

On May 16, 2014 I ******* ****** took my 2001 Lincoln Navigator to Al ******** Ford at 2500 N. Ave. Melrose Park, IL for an oil & filter change, multi-point inspection, and a full vehicle tune up. As a result my truck was damaged: parts were not put back in the proper place (they were damaged), the vehicle did a lot of jerking and pulling as if it was going to shut down, four days later I returned to the facility and they stated that they could fix it for $330 after I already paid $791.31. After there was no resolution with that situation, I called and spoke with the manager ******* in which I told him I would bring the truck in to show him the problems that were caused. ***** came with me to my truck and I popped the hood, then I showed him what was not put back in the proper place and he stated that the work was unacceptable and didn't offer to fix it, he just wanted more money. Then he said he spoke with the mechanic and the mechanic stated that he looked at the vehicle but another mechanic did the actual work. After that, ***** told me to bring the truck back so that he can scan it. He also said that his mechanic's pay rate is expensive. After that he went on to say that if I could not afford the mechanics he was going to give me a discount on all of the parts that were needed, which is the basis of my complaint.

Desired Settlement
I am seeking a full refund of $791.31 because they did not do the proper work that was needed for the truck. I will not feel comfortable with them working on my truck ever again in life, even though I bought the truck from their facility four years prior. Instead of making me feel as a valued customer, they left me feeling as though my service was no good.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: *** **** Parts and Servi
Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX x 609
Contact Email: *****
This response is from *** **** the Parts and Service Director at Al ******** Ford. I did not wait on Mr. ****** but i have had multiple meetings with our employees who came in contact with Mr. ****** and his vehicle.
We feel that we did what we said we would do for this customer.
The vehicle has 220,000 miles on it and has a four valve engine that can be very sesitive to time and miles on the unit for drivibility concerns. Mr. ****** asked us to perform a tune up on his vehicle. He did not say he had a check engine kight on nor was the light on at time of our business. the word 'Tune up" can mean alot of items possible or few depending on the time and miles and the way the vehicle has been maintained. our history with Mr. ****** has been all oil changes only and no tune up items like a fuel filter, air filter, injector cleaning etc. We were asked to replace the plugs and we did so. The vehicle has one ignition coil per cylinder that does not have to be replaced in a "tune up" unless they are in a failed condition. To replace all the coils is over $800.00. We only replace them when they fail. They were not in a failed position when we replaced the spark plugs. Sometimes when the plugs are replace and they are up to full potential they stress the coils if they are old and then the new plug strength can hurt them. agian, 220,000 miles this vehicle should have had 4 sets of plugs replaced. The plugs we took out were old and badly worn. My Service Manager talked to Mr. ****** and offered to check his vehicle at no charge for the now "Check Engine light" and found 2 coils have failed. we offered to replace these at a discount to the customer do to the timing of the previous repair to the new repair needed. The customer declined and the next time we new he was still having this cincern was when we got the BBB notice. Now with 220,000 miles on this vehicle many hands have been under the hood. Some items are not the way they should be but the time on this vehicle has caused what Mr. ****** Says is damage not Al Piemonte Ford. The repair cost Mr. ****** wants back also includes an oil and filter change and we feel this repair does not belong with the request of of Mr. ****** for refund. now, again we feel that we did what we said we would do and did so, and we are not responsible for other things that can happen on a 220,000 mile vehicle. Our offer still stands to do the necessary coil repair at a discount as Mr. ****** has been a customer of Al Piemonte Ford. We already paid a technician to check why the 'Check Engine " Light is on and we have obsrbed that cost. We want Mr. ****** to be haapy but feel that refunding the cost to replace the spark plugs and oil and filter is not fair to us. We did nothing wrong. We want to help fix the vehicle. As time goes on there will probably be more of these coils failing due to age factor. there are 8 total coils. At time of inspection the second time in only 2 showed bad. I have left my number attached if additional info needed. Thank You

12/02/2014Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 02/05/1993Business started: 01/01/1963
Type of Entity


Incorporated: November 1980, IL

Contact Information
Customer Contact: Ms. Nicole Dunn Mr. Robert Barca (Secretary)Mr. Todd O'reilly (Vice President)Mr. Alex Piemonte (President)
Related Businesses
Al Piemonte Ford, Inc. - 2500 W North Ave, Melrose Park, IL Same principal contact
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

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Address for Al Piemonte Ford Sales

2500 W North Ave

Melrose Park, IL 60160-1130

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  • 2500 W North Ave 

    Melrose Park, IL 60160-1130Fax: (847) 288-9776

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