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Import Auto Maintenance, LLC

Phone: (615) 327-9600Fax: (615) 255-15581616 Broadway, NashvilleTN 37203-3124 Send email to Import Auto Maintenance, LLC

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This company specializes in import auto maintenance, repair, and diagnosis, as well as tire services.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 05/08/1992

BBB has determined that Import Auto Maintenance, LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that affect the rating for Import Auto Maintenance, LLC 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 SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

2 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Import Auto Maintenance, LLC

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 2
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 2 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
11/27/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I took my 2005 Mercedez Benz to the business known as Import Auto Maintenance, located at 1615 Broadway Street, Nashville, TN XXXXX for a repair of my passenger side window. I was told that the door would have to be taken apart to repair the motor inside the window. The window was repaired and I paid $300.00. Upon picking up my vehicle from the shop, the SRS light-regarding airbag deployment- was on and would not go off. I was alarmed as this is a safety issue so I called the shop and was told by a female employee(who I think may have been named **** or ******* bring the vehicle back to the shop. Upon returning to the shop with my vehicle and explaining that this was a new issue that had occurred since their repair, they were immediately dismissive and would not so much as review the vehicle to see the nature of my concern.

Desired Settlement
Unfortunately, I do not feel comfortable returning my vehicle to this shop to fix the airbag issue that they caused when the door was dismantled. I would like to obtain an estimate from another repair shop submit it to the better business bureau and have your office submit the bill to the shop which caused the damage to see if the issue can be resolved.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: ****** ******
Contact Phone: XXXXXXXXXX
Contact Email: *********************@*********
We were under the impression that the SRS light was on before our repair was performed.

You are welcome to take it to another shop and get a second opinion.

If the other shop agrees that this issue can be traced to our work then please let us know and we will resolve this issue.

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
As it has been sometime since dealing with this issue, I feel as though I have no choice but to accept this response. My SRS light is still on and has been since leaving this business.

Upon obtaining a second opinion, I will submit the same to the BBB as this company was both rude and dismissive at the time of my initial concern and I do not feel comfortable dealing with this place directly.

I would not wish the experience I had at Import Auto Maintenance on my worse enemy.

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 03/17/1975Business started: 01/01/1975
Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Nelson T. Trabue, Jr. (Owner)Ms. Liz Trabue (Fax Receiver)
Business Category

Auto Repair & Service, Tire Dealers, Auto Diagnostic Service, Auto Repairing - Foreign, Auto Repair - Maintenance, Lubricating Service - Automotive

Alternate Business Names
Import Auto Maintenance, I.A.M., Inc.
Industry Tips
Automobile - Repair

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Import Auto Maintenance, LLC has received 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Map & Directions

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Address for Import Auto Maintenance, LLC

1616 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203-3124

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1 Locations

  • 1616 Broadway 

    Nashville, TN 37203-3124

Industry Comparison ChartX

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*Import Auto Maintenance, LLC is in this range.


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Industry Tips for Auto Repair & Service

Automobile - Repair

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BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
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1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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