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Phone: (763) 754-2242 Fax: (763) 767-4623 12052 Central Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434
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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 ManagementJames Elwood, President Mark Elwood, (son) Shop Manager Rose Elwood, Bookkeeping
Locks & Locksmiths Safes & Vaults - Opening & Repairing Locksmiths Equipment & Supplies Safes & Vaults
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According to the information provided by Blaine Lock & Safe, this company offers locksmithing services for auto, home, and commercial customers.
12052 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434 (763) 754-2242 Directions
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Complaint: Rekeying of ignition key lock failed after installation. Dropped off a brand new ignition lock cylinder to be re-keyed to the brand new factory cut key to match doors on vehicle on 8/7. Picked up the unit on 8/9 and installed the unit that same day. Installed new unit and the unit worked but was stiff for one day. Next day could not turn the key at all. Called to discuss this with *** on Monday the 11th and all he offered was to come and look at it with a minimum of a $65.00 trip charge. I was not willing to pay for a trip charge and hourly rate to have them look at it. Had to purchase a new ignition lock cylinder and installed it using the provided key with the new unit and have had no issues since. To install this new unit, I had to drill out the bad unit as the key would not turn to Accessory position to push the release button. Very upset that *** was not even interested in helping due to the re-keying of the new Toyota unit failing. The cost of the new unit from Toyota with the code cut key was $115 and Blaine Lock and Safe charged me $25.00 to re-key the unit. I am now out $140.00 and that does not include the time involved.
Desired Settlement: I am looking to be reimbursed the $140.00 I spent on the ignition lock cylinder, new key and the re-keying of the said unit. I will accept that my time is not worth anything.
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2014/08/21) */ The ignition was brought into our office to be keyed to match customers key. We keyed the ignition to match their lock and was returned to customer in working order. When the ignition left our store it was in working condition. Customer stated to us that everything was working when they installed it into their vehicle. We never installed the lock into their vehicle we only rekeyed the ignition. We explained to customer that since we didn't sell him the lock and we did not install the lock into the vehicle that there would be additional charges for us to come out and fix the problem. We do not guarantee items that we don't sell.