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Trailers & Hitches
Phone: (706) 596-0380 Fax: (706) 576-5134 5232 Hamilton Rd, Columbus, GA 31904
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This company offers sale, installation and repair of trailers and hitches, linex bedliners, welding and other truck accessories.
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Factors that lowered the rating for Trailers & Hitches include:
- Failure to respond to 1 complaint filed against business
- 1 complaint filed against business that was not resolved
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||2|
|Total Closed Complaints||2|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. John Lemieux, Vice President Ms. Christy Lemieux, Off. Mgr.
Trailers - Rent & Lease Trailers - Repair & Service Campers - Service & Repair
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5232 Hamilton Rd
Columbus, GA 31904 (706) 596-0380 Directions
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|7/15/2014||Problems with Product/Service|
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I had trailers and hitches put a towing hitch on my new dodge vehicle with the very clear specification that there should be NO splicing of ANY wires and that the "T-connector" be used instead.On December 4th, 2013, I discovered that my specific request was not honored, and that Trailers & Hitches had, in fact, spliced the wiring in the vehicle. I discovered this because I visited the dealership's service department where I purchased the vehicle trying to figure out why I was (and still am) having tail lights stop working, as well as other electrical issues in the vehicle. .Dodge instructed me that the entire electrical harness for the back of the vehicle has shorted due to the spliced wiring done by Trailers & Hitches and needs replacing. Since then I have placed several calls to Trailers & Hitches, held several conversations with the manager, and even visited the business in person, and after the initial "you are right, we should have done it this way, and we didn't, we will take care of this" I have always been given some excuse or another, "the owner just stepped out, the owner is at lunch we will call you back in 30 minutes, the owner never came back yesterday", needless to say I have never heard an "I'm sorry"!The final insult was today when I spoke with them, I simply asked with whom had he spoken with at dodge to take care of this matter and was told "***** ********s". I called back to dodge to speak with *****,(who SOLD me this vehicle) and found out that ***** ********s has been the new car sales manager at the Hyundai Location for 2-3 months now! I finally called back to Trailers & Hitches to confront the dishonesty and was adamantly told I was mistaken, I didn't know what I was talking about and he speaks with ***** every day. I explained to him that he needed to, after a month of dealing with him, that if there is not some sort of solution to this matter I would indeed file a complaint with the BBB and was instructed by the manager to "Go ahead".
Desired Settlement: Trailers and hitches needs to present a check for the amount that was quoted from Dodge dealership in their copy of the work order provided by myself in person OR make a phone call to Mr. ***** ******** Service advisor for Carl Gregory Dodge ###-###-#### with whom I have been working with regarding this issue and arrange for the repairs to be made at the expense of Trailers & Hitches in a timely manner.
To whom it may concern:
In reference to BBB Case # ******* - ******* ****** the owner **** ****** has spoken to her and advised for her to bring her vehicle into Trailers and Hitches and we take a look and and fix any problems she has refused to bring her vehicle into our place of business we have advised her that any and all warranty work has to be done here at our location she still has refused to bring in vehicle we have since placed a call to our insurance company about this incident for them to handle problem.
If you have any further questions please give **** ******* a call at ###-###-####
Better Business Bureau:
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and have determined that this proposed action would not resolve my complaint. For your reference, details of the offer I reviewed appear below.
[Provide details of why you are not satisfied with this resolution.]
I did indeed speak with **** on Jan 6th, 2014 and before I could get 2 sentences out, he decided to start yelling at me, accusing me of making false claims and berating me as if this issue was my fault, refusing to let me speak by talking over me continually. I was informed he did not appreciate me acting like trailers and hitches were trying to "rip off" customers,(of which I have never even implicated), that he has installed these hitches in cars like this everyday for the past 20 something years and had NEVER had a problem, that I must be "out of my mind" if I think trailers and hitches will pay for Carl Gregory Dodge to fix it, and that they "don't even make a T-connector for my vehicle". (this last statement was the very first time I have EVER heard that one) especially since during my very first phone call to inform them of what had been found the desk clerk looked up the original transaction and put me on hold to find the t-connector that was ordered but never used and came back to the phone stating "I've got it right here, I don't know why they did not use it, come on by and we will get this worked out" . I tried to explain to ****, that looking at this from a customers' point of view, after having asked specifically to have this hitch installed WITHOUT splicing wires to avoid this exact problem, being led to believe this was the way it was originally done, and being treated as I have over the past month trying to get things resolved to where I feel comfortable driving my vehicle without fear of it catching on FIRE from an electrical shortage , that I don't feel entirely comfortable having them fix something they were happy to lead me to believe never happened in the first place. I was refused a copy of the original work order, told that I should call their insurance company on my own, and that if I didn't allow trailers & hitches to fix this issue then I was just out of luck... **** stated that this company works with Carl Gregory Dodge every day, and they have a "fantastic" working relationship with the dealership everyday. I do not see the issue with these two companies working together to settle this in a timely and FRIENDLY manner. I am not asking that I be paid directly for this issue, I am not asking to make any profit from not being able to use my vehicle that I have had for less than a year or the time and the hassle that I have had to go through trying to come to an amicable agreement in the resolution of an issue that I didn't create, I am simply asking that the actual certified dealership from where I purchased the vehicle fix the problem that trailers & hitches has created by their blatant dismissal of my request to NOT SPLICE WIRES IN MY VEHICLE. I have been continually lied to, dismissed, ignored and treated incredibly harshly (to put it lightly) and quite honestly do not feel that I am being unreasonable in my request to have Carl Gregory make the repairs.
BBB's Final Determination: The business failed to resolve the complaint issues.