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1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
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Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
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Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 10, 2002 Business started: 04/26/2004 in CA Business started locally: 04/26/2004 Business incorporated: 04/26/2004 in CA
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CA Bureau of Auto Repair- BAR
10949 North Mather Blvd, Rancho Cordova CA 95670
Phone Number: (800) 952-5210
The number is 255763.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. John Aquila, Owner Mr. Robert Davis, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. John Aquila, Owner
Business Category

Transmissions - Automobile Auto Repair & Service

Alternate Business Names
Elk Grove Transmission Muffler & Brake
Products & Services

This company specializes in transmission repairs, but also offers full auto repair services.

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Auto Repair - Road Signs of Good Business

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Complaint Detail(s)

4/19/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: While visiting us in Elk Grove, CA, our daughter's (******* *******) 2001 Honda Odessey transmission failed. It was repaired at Elk Grove Transmission on 7/12/13 with a 2year/24,000 mile warranty, whichever comes first. On 12/20/13 in ********** where ******* lives, her transmission, which was rebuilt with new parts by EG Transmission, failed. The faulty new part(s)installed by EG Transmission(**** ******)caused the failure, and it had to be rebuilt at a cost to ******* ******* of $2642, 5 months, 7539 miles later on 12/24/13. ******* lives in *** ******* ** 800 miles away and ****(EG Transmission) suggested the car be towed down to Elk Grove or the transmission shipped down to Elk Grove, rebuilt, and then shipped back to **********. Note: Someone would have to remove it, pay to ship it, ship it back, and then pay to reinstall it, in the meantime while renting a car. I told **** that that was impractical and expensive and I said,"So if anyone has a transmission rebuilt by you they shouldn't drive more than 50 miles from Elk Grove for 2 years? That's absurd." Our daughter and ***** (******* ********** ** *** ******* **) had many phnone calls back and forth with **** over the issure. **** (EG Trans) would only cover the bad part(s) which destroyed the entire transmission that he installed. This was subtracted from a a new rebuilt transmission in ********** (*****) and ended up costing our daughter an additional $2642 ($3405 - $763= $2642.) **** in EG would only pay for the failed part on the condition our daughter first fax him a letter releasing him from all warranty issues, which she did by coersion, or she would not receive anything from EG Transmission. A fair and just response by EG Trans. should have been to stand behind their original warranty of 2 yr/24000 miles. They should have applied their warranty to the rebuild in WA since their new(faulty) part(s) destroyed the entire trasmission. The original should last should have lasted much longer.

Desired Settlement: **** ****** should have stood behind his warrany of 2 yr./24,000 miles whichever came first. Why should our daughter have to pay for 2 transmissions at 5 months/7,539 miles. Ideally, the transmission should last about 100,000 miles. Elk Grove Transmission might be technically in the right legally since a waiver was signed, but ethically I think **** ****** from Elk Grove Transmission did our daughter a disservice. Signed, ***** *****

Business Response: The repairs were done at Elk Grove Transmission, van was towed in and not moving! Found hard part damage and burnt clucthes. We rebuilt transmission with parts listed on our ro#**** car was roadtested and worked great when we finished repairs. On her way home when she arrived in the town where she lives the new axle we installed sur clip had failed and popped out causing a no movement condition, ******* ******* towed to her local automotive shop and said the axle had failed, we had a axle delivered up there and paid to have a new one installed to fix the problem. Even thow our warranty states all warranty work must be done in house!

When the transmission failed down the road months later ******* ******* contacted me saying car quit working. I recommended her take it to a transmission shop who specializes in only transmission for diag, she took it to a auto shop who did the diag and condemed the transmission was bad. What I explained to her over the phone was I will help out as much as possible due to our warranty is in house only.. she authorized auto shop to pull transmission and take to a transmission shop to open transmission to find out failure! What I explained to ******* was we can have all parts warranted and delivered to the transmission shop where she took it to.. When it came down to when they had an estimate for her they told her they would not allow me to supply parts? I explained to her there would be 2 ways to try and help her out. You could bring me the transmission and we could fix it under warranty, or have parts delivered to them under warranty through my parts vendor. As the customer was getting more and more rude with me I explained I'm trying to help as much as possible with our warranty is an in house warranty only. Then ******* *******'s parents got involved with me trying to deal with a 3 way conversation only confussed all matters worse! Telling me we are not a stand up shop and dont take care of buisness I told them that the problem was between me and ******* they got out of teh conversation. To rectify the problem I offered to pay parts and parts only of the new repair estimate which she agreed and typed a letter stating that once we did this to fix the problem it would release us of our warranty and warranty would be with the new shop. Which she was happy and typed the letter. I paid for parts and repairs were done and she was happy and on her way. Sometime latter I got a call from my credit card company saying there was a dispute transaction wanting to be paid back , I explained to them our original repair to the van was completed and car has been out for months. Problem solved with credit card company at that time. The parents paid the bill and tryed to get there money back after me and ******* worked out our agreement listed above.
With all this being explained I tryed to make her as happy as possible due to our in house warranty. I think I went over and beyond to handle the problem!