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Matthews Hargreaves Chevrolet

Phone: (248) 398-8800 Fax: (248) 398-0867 2000 E 12 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067


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Factors that raised the rating for Matthews Hargreaves Chevrolet include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 9 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

9 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 3 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 8
Total Closed Complaints 9

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Matthews Hargreaves Chevrolet
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1956 Business started: 01/01/1950 in MI Business incorporated: 01/10/1950 in MI
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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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Department of State
Michigan Dept. of State, Lansing MI 48918

Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Lisa Burr, Executive Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Lisa Burr, Executive Manager
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars Auto Repair & Service Auto Dealers - Used Cars

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Additional Locations

  • 2000 E 12 Mile Rd

    Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 398-8800


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Complaint Detail(s)

10/3/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues
7/17/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
6/12/2014 Problems with Product/Service
9/23/2013 Problems with Product/Service
9/4/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable
5/9/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I purchased a car from this dealership on 4/19/13. The problem I am having is that during the purchase I asked my sales rep (**** ******) why was a $2000 vehicle $2600 after tax. I explained to him that you are about $200 to high. The sales rep tells me that the reason this is high is becasue we are a A dearler lot and we have a higher tax rate than a B or C dealer lot. I said ok there is nothing we can do about that. I signed the paperwork and left the dealer. When I got home I read the purchase order and its says I was charged for a "Theft Detterent System" for $299. After I read what I signed its says that I could cancel within 30 days for a full refund. That sounds easy but its not. I went to the dealer for what I thought was a simple return and I complained about the sales reps lie. I felt that when I ask why his outdoor the door price was so high he should have told me about this system. Also, when I tried to return it I had to ask what is it and how does it work. The fincance guy (******) explained that is in on the windows of the car and that someone should have showed me where it is. That would have been nice to add value to the product. The finance guy also explained to me that they add this product to every vehicle and its added into the price. It clearly states right on the contract that "You are not required to purchase this program in order to purchase, lease, or obtain financing for your vehicle. If the lender submits a written request to cancel the guaranty within 30 days of covered vehicle purchase date (Which I'm still within.) then the lender shall receive a full refund of the system purchase price. My concern is after reading this term and condition why is it so hard to give me my money back? Please assist in resolving this matter. I would like to add that they offered me a few oil changes. This is not good enough. Thank you in advance.

Desired Settlement: I want my full refund of $299 plus tax. They can deactivate the unit per the contract.

Business Response:

Mr. ******* ********,

We received a call from Mr. ****** ***** of Matthews Hargreaves Chevrolet, informing us that a full refund was issued to you.


Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

I have received the refund for the full amount for my BBB complaint ID *******, this resolution is satisfactory to me.  Please consider this complaint resolved.  Thank you!


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11/30/2012 Problems with Product/Service
8/5/2012 Problems with Product/Service
5/17/2012 Problems with Product/Service