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BBB has determined that Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru, Inc 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 Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru, Inc include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru, Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 31, 1990 Business started: 01/01/1986 in CA Business incorporated 05/16/1986 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 20310.

CA Bureau of Auto Repair- BAR
10949 North Mather Blvd, Rancho Cordova CA 95670
Phone Number: (800) 952-5210
The number is 128554.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Robert L. McCarver, Owner/President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Robert L. McCarver, Owner/President
Business Category

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

Alternate Business Names
Shingle Springs Kia
Products & Services

Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru, Inc. offers new and used car vehicles sales and service.

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

Additional Locations

  • 4045 Wild Chaparral Dr

    Shingle Spgs, CA 95682 (866) 761-9158


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)

8/1/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I brought my Subaru Outback year 2000, for a diagnosis to the Subaru shop in Shingle Springs, California, on Friday June 27 2014 by appointment.I had previously both catalytic converters replaced due to advice from another shop, they were aftermarket, due to the price difference. It is an old car, running well. The replacement was done by **** ******* *******, a muffler and exhaust specialist in my town.However, after having the "check engine" light reset by ****** ********** in Pollock Pines, it went back on shortly after.Therefore I brought the car now to Subaru in Shingle Springs for a diagnostic, hoping they would find a hidden problem.I paid them $112.00 for that service. They told mr by word and in writing that, Quote: .."Found aftermarket catalytic converters & sensors, bank one sensor harness too tight & will not plug in properly recommend remedy that issue before further checking." UnquoteI believed their story and went back to the installer of the Cat converters. As he put the car on the high ramp, he and I had an immediate look and found indeed the cable dangling free with the plug.He was quickly able to plug it back in with plenty of loose cable, so loose, that he attached the cable to a support so it would not swing freely.When I told this to Subaru, a Mr. ***** ************, he did not believe me, instead he insisted what his technician told him was correct. I had to assume they probably did not even bother to try to plug the cable back in. Additionally he accused me of "probably monkeying with the harness so it is now longer" in his words, after it came back from Subaru.I told him that his story was wrong and he should have more respect for his customers instead of accusing me, he said I insulted him because I said his worker was lying, he does not care and hung up. I then called the supervisor, but apparently they follow their own blue code in terms of customer treatment, meaning, I got exactly the same feedback and was cut off.The owner Bob did the same. What can I do?

Desired Settlement: I would like for Subaru to refund me the money I paid them plus an amount for driving there and back and for causing me such distress in dealing with their rudeness and lack of accountability.They just lost a customer.

Business Response:

On 6-26-14, Mr. ********* *********** brought his 2000 Subaru, Outback to our dealership for diagnosis due to the check engine light being on. Mr. *********** had previously taken the vehicle to 2 other independent shops for catalytic converter replacement and repairs due to the check engine light being on. We found Mr. ***********'s vehicle to have after mark catalytic converters install on it. The bank 1 sensor on the after-market catalytic converter is located in a different location from a factory catalytic convertor making the harness too short to install properly. This vehicle was checked out and diagnosed by our shop foreman who is a Subaru Master Technician and has more than 20 years of factory experience. The customer was informed of our findings and he declined further diagnosis or repairs. Mr. *********** was only charge the minimum diagnosis charge.

12/9/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I responed to an ad in the Sacramento Bee for a 4x4 4 door Nissan truck listed for $18,988. When I arrived I was shown a little 2 door, 4x2, truck. I responded to an ad in the Sacramento Bee published on October 26, 2013 for a 2013 Nissan Frontier four door 4x4 truck for $18,988. I called prior to coming in and was told by **** that the truck was available. When I arrived the stock numbers in the ad did not match the advertised truck and I was told that they would not honor the price. The as also says in yellow that the truck has air conditioning and is an automatic. The trucks I was shown were manuals. They then attempted to up sell me and showed me the actual truck I came to see, but offered it to me at a much higher price. I then asked if I could see another car that was advertised and was told it was already sold. Everything they offered in the ad was a bait and switch. I have a copy of the ad.

Desired Settlement: I want the truck pictured in the ad for the advertised price of $18,988. I have financing already and would like to get it ASAP.

Business Response: Initial Business Response
I have looked at Mr. ******'s complaint. I have also checked our ad files. On the 26th of October, we ran a ad in the Sacramento Bee advertising a 2013 Nissan Frontier King Cab S for $18,988.00. All content of the ad is correct including vin number, model number, description and pricing. However the Sacramento Bee added an incorrect photo of a Crew Cab. The Sac Bee was notified when the ad broke and the correction letter was issued and displayed in the sales department window. I would be more than happy to make Mr. ****** a fair deal on a Crew Cab Frontier, however we will not be able to oblige his request to sell him a Frontier Crew cab for the price he has requested. I do have a PDF file for the correction letter as well as the advertisement referred to in this complaint. However, I do not see where I can add these files to this response. Please feel free to contact me directly as needed if this info becomes helpful. Thank you for your time and have a great Thanksgiving.

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) The car company is not being honest in their response. When I arrived to the dealership they still had the false ad and refered to it while I was on the lot. There was not a correction posted anywhere and I was just upsold the while time I was on the lot.

Final Business Response
I have read Mr. ******'s request along with his allegations of dishonesty. I decline Mr. ******'s offer. Thank you to the BBB for the email and take care. ****** ******** General Manager Shingle Springs Nissan

8/14/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Bought Brand New 2013 Outback. Broke down 2 times within 3 weeks of purchase. Severe mechanical problems that affect the safety of my family. Bought new 2013' Subaru Outback from Shingle Springs Subara on 6/19/2013. It stalled in Traffic on Fair Oaks at Midday 6/21/2013 and had to be towed. Rare issues ("1 in 10,000") identified by Service at ***** Subaru. "Fixed" and returned July 1st. Stalled and inoperable again on 7/4/13' while driving. Towed again to ***** Subaru in Sacramento. Official Subaru complaint filed to Corporate. Requested "replacement" automobile due to malfunctioning of new car with < 100 miles on it.

Desired Settlement: Get a car that works and is safe. Replacement Automobile should be offered without charge from the dealer who sold us the car.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Contact Name and Title: ****** ********, GM Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX Contact Email: ****** This certainly is not the result we want to see when we sell a vehicle to a valuable customer. I understand the frustration and our staff has been in communication daily with our local zone Subaru of America fixed operations represenative to attempt to speed up a resolution. We will continue to communicate with the ********* family and with Subaru of America until there is a resolution. Regards, ****** ******** General Manager Shingle Springs Subaru

Consumer's Final Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) I have realized in retrospect that our vehicle sold to us was "serviced" by the Dealership in Shingle Springs BEFORE being sold to my wife and I. No Disclosure of previous repairs was made prior to being sold, thus I feel the staff at that particular Subaru Dealership were deceitful in their sales practices and have not taken the professional steps necessary to remedy the situation with my wife and I. I'm working separately with a Subaru customer representative to remedy the situation and I have taken my sale to another dealership here in Sacramento.

Business' Final Response
We supplied all the information requested to the BBB. We helped the *********'s in every way possible. It is my understanding that Subaru is replacing the vehicle, as per clients request. Client has been supplied with a loaner car from our dealership since requested. We have no other information to share at this time. We wish the ********* family all the best.