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BBB has determined that Mazda of Stockton 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

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

Factors that raised the rating for Mazda of Stockton include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Mazda of Stockton
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: July 08, 2002 Business started: 06/11/1983 Business started locally: 06/11/1983 Business incorporated 03/25/2003 in CA
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:

CA Department of Motor Vehicles- Licensing
2120 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818
Phone Number: (916) 657-8056
The number is 59729.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Jason Kim, General Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jason Kim, General Manager
Business Category

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

Additional Information

Mazda of Stockton specializes in new & used vehicle sales and service.

Industry Tips
Auto Repair - Road Signs of Good Business Buying a Used Car at a Dealership

Additional Locations

  • 3158 Auto Center Circle Suite C

    Stockton, CA 95212 (209) 242-0400


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

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

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

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.

Complaint Detail(s)

5/9/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Bought car from mazda 2/9/14 paint started pealing off car took back to may 2nd 2014 was told to take into dodge for warranty repair. Dodge denied saying there factory does not peal. Have bring to mazda have car fax no accident I don't know what to do need help

Desired Settlement: Just paint the car under warranty or mazda pay for it.

Business Response: Our Sales Manager Mike spoke to ********* **** this morning regarding the paint on the rear bumper of the vehicle.  

We have agreed to repaint the rear bumper for ********* ****.
***** ***
General Manager
Mazda of Stockton

10/29/2012 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Quoted price on 2013 Mazda 3, tried to sell me a 2012 Mazda 3 Note: The address of the dealership is now noted as being 2188 East Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA. I believe this is the same dealership as the one noted in the BBB listing as being on Auto Center Circle, Stockton CA. Negotiation was by Email: 09/28/12: ******* ********* quoted $18,718 for a 2012 auto transmission iTouring Mazda 3. I stated I wanted a 2013 not a 2012. 09/29/12: ******* stated she'd conferred with her sales manager and yes they could hold that price for a 2013 model. Quoting from her 9/29/12 email to me "i talked to my manager and we can do the same price for a 2013". I confirmed more than once that they were quoting a 2013 model. Each time she confirmed that yes it was for a 2013 model. 10/2/12 ******* arrives in the car I am to buy at my house (I live in Tracy, CA) to take me to the dealership in Stockton to sign paperwork and pick up the car. A minute into the drive I notice that I can't see the 'start/stop push button' ignition - all I see is a key in the ignition. I know that the 'start/stop push button' is new in the 2013 models. I ask "where is the start/stop push button ignition". She says "oh you get that in the Grand Touring model, not in this basic iTouring model". I say "that's true of the 2012 models, but it's standard equipment in the 2012 iTouring model". She says "there's been trouble finding the 2013 model you wanted, it's not at the holding yard, I had to go to Mazda of Dublin to get this model". I said "the price we agreed is for the 2013 model. If this is not a 2013 model then the deal is off and you need to drop me back home right now". She did that. If I had not known to look for that detail to distinguish 2012 and 2013 models I don't know when or IF I would have been told the car I was buying was not what Mazda had represented. Later ******* called back and offered $300 off the out the door price for the 2012. But by that time trust had been breached and I no longer felt comfortable doing business with Mazda of Stockton at any price.

Desired Settlement: I would like Mazda USA to provide me with a 2013 iTouring automatic transmission Mazda 3 in Indigo Lights Mica with the Dune interior at the agreed price of $18,718 plus applicable fees and sales tax. I would like in person acknowledgement from a regional dealership Mazda manager that the Mazda staff behavior described in this complaint is transparently unethical, and how he or she plans to train their staff to avoid such transgressions in the future. I recognize car sales is a high pressure business - but all the more reason for senior management to take steps to ensure that that pressure does not act as an incentive for unethical practices.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Contact Name and Title: ******** P. ****** Contact Phone: XXX XXX-XXXX Contact Email: ***** This is in response to your letter dated October 9, 2012 on the above reference case. We have since completed a vehicle sales transaction on a 2013 Mazda 3 with Mr. ****** on October 6, 2012. The dealership has received several positive email responses by Mr. ****** in regards to the sale of the vehicle and the overall performance of the Mazda 3. Included in his last email he also stated that "he would be more than happy to rescind the complaint to the BBB once an opportunity arises". Please contact Mr. ****** so he can execute a recession to the complaint. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call me at XXX XXX-XXXX ext # 1100. Sincerely, ******** P. ****** Finance Director