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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Apple Used Auto Shakopee, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Apple Used Auto Shakopee, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 09, 2011 Business started: 11/10/1997 Business started locally: 11/10/1997 Business incorporated 11/10/1997 in MN
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.

These agencies may include:

Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Bldg, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul MN 55155
Phone Number: (651) 296-2803

Type of Entity


Business Management
Justin Olson, Sales Director Mark Gulbrandson, Owner Kim Rahbain, CFO
Contact Information
Principal: Justin Olson, Sales Director
Customer Contact: Kim Rahbain, CFO
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars Auto Dealers - Used Cars Tire Dealers Auto Air Conditioning Alternators & Generators - Auto Repair Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Accessories Auto Repair & Service Brake Service Auto Repair - Windshield, Glass Shops Auto Services - Oil & Lube Financing

Products & Services

According to the information provided by Apple Used Autos Shakopee, this company offers new and used vehicles, parts, service, body shop, tire retailer, auto glass repair, oil change, brake repair and auto accessories.

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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Apple Used Auto Shakopee, Inc. has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Additional Locations

  • 1400 1st Ave E

    Shakopee, MN 55379 (952) 997-5712


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

2/2/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Sold a lemon car that had been involved in an accident (not disclosed) we found out it was past the 30 day return. Spent $2000 trying to get road safe Sold a misrepresented car that had been in an accident and had undisclosed severe electrical issues. Spent $2000 over two months trying to repair to road safe condition and then the electrical system shorted out as the roof was full of water (potential fire). After much arguing the dealer took the vehicle back but refused to pay for the costs incurred trying to get it road safe. Was told by two separate companies this should never have been sold to us and the dealer would have seen the damage prior to sale and never disclosed it. Dealer admitted they saw the damage when we had it up on a hoist at return time, but said lots of cars have that and said it should have been returned within 30 days, however we were not aware of the severity of the accident until we hired an independent adjustor and third mechanical consult to verify what two other locations had noted. Dealer was rude and accusatory and said I should be happy that they were even taking the vehicle back as it was an as-is purchase. I contend that they misrepresented a vehicle they knew had been in an accident with revealing the info and could have had a much more serious issue if the electrical system had started on fire or our daughter was in a crash as the lower crash bar was damaged and inoperable. In addition the steering wheel had been replaced because of air bag deployment (also not disclosed).

Desired Settlement: I am asking for the additional $2000 (total rebuild of the front end, thermostat and throttle replacement). Dealership refuses to discuss. All money was put into the car to make road safe and even drivable, but the electrical was not fixable and that was the final attempt. We then hired independent adjustors. Throttle -$500, front end work -$1400, Thermostat - $280 Electrical unrepairable

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 8, 2015/01/21) */ Ms. ****** purchased a 2005 Ford Escape (VIN *****************) on 27 September 2014 from Apple Used Autos. The vehicle was represented at the time of sale as 'As-Is' and correctly displayed the required Buyers Guide noting the As-Is condition. The customer received a copy of the Buyer's Guide. Original document with customer signature acknowledging the 'As-Is' status as well as agreeing she was provided a copy of the Buyers Order is available for inspection. The Buyers Guide notes the following: 'You will pay all costs for any repairs. The dealer assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.' Additionally the sale of this vehicle was backed by AppleAutos 7 day 300 mile return or a 30 day exchange policy. The customer was also offered the choice of several extended warranties to cover future repairs. Ms. ****** declined all these options. Original with customer signature available for inspection. Apple Used Autos contacted Ms. ****** two days later on 29 September by phone and again on 30 September via email as a follow-up. She did not respond to either communication. Call records available for inspection. Three months later Ms. ****** contacted Apple Used Autos demanding a full refund of the purchase price of this vehicle plus any and all costs of after the sale repairs. At the time of this call to AUA the customer acknowledged that she had not contacted this store prior to express any concerns or to ask for assistance with the Escape. Included in the pre-sale due diligence Apple Autos performed is a vehicle history check through Autocheck/Experian and that report shows a clean history: no accidents reported. Copy available for inspection. Even though the AppleAutos customer satisfaction guarantee had long since expired we agreed to repurchase the Escape back from the customer. We promptly repurchased the vehicle from her at the exact price she originally paid for the Escape several months previously less tax, title, license or other supposed after-sale repairs. We then performed an extensive inspection on the Escape. We did make the determination that the vehicle did not evidence any indication that it was in a 'severe' accident. An air restraint (airbag) deployment is logged in one of the vehicle computers as a 'hard' code and is not subject to deletion from the system memory: this vehicle has not had its supplemental restraint system deployed. The airbags and related OEM safety equipment are original to the vehicle and are in good working order. The condition and prior damage to this vehicle as described by the customer are simply not supported by the facts. Vehicle inspection records are available for inspection. Further, we determined the drains for the sunroof were plugged with road debris, a common maintenance item, we cleared the drains and water now runs through the drainage system normally. We regret that Ms. ****** is not satisfied with her experience with us. We made an exceptional post-sale adjustment for Ms. ******, an accommodation that at the time she agreed would settle the matter. When Apple Used Autos agreed to repurchase the Escape from Ms. ****** we agreed that AUA would not consider any support outside of the original purchase price of the Escape. We shook hands and issued her a check. Given the facts of the instant case we are not able to move forward with additional adjustments, refunds, or other considerations at this time for Ms. ******.

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Customer Reviews Summary

1 Customer Review on Apple Used Auto Shakopee, Inc.
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