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Sonora Ford

Phone: (888) 516-7652 View Additional Phone Numbers 13254 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370 View Additional Web Addresses

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Factors that raised the rating for Sonora Ford 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.
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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 0
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Sonora Ford
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 13, 2001 Business started: 01/01/1982 Business started locally: 01/01/1982 Business incorporated: 03/13/2012 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.

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CA Department of Motor Vehicles- Licensing
2120 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818
Phone Number: (916) 657-8056
The number is 49917.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Manuel Prieto, Owner Mr. Kelly Robinsons, General Manger
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Manuel Prieto, Owner
Customer Contact: Mr. Kelly Robinsons, General Manger
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars

Alternate Business Names
Prieto Automotive Inc.
Products & Services

This company is a new vehicle dealership with a full-service service and parts department.

Industry Tips
Buying a Used Car at a Dealership

Additional Locations


    13254 Mono Way

    Sonora, CA 95370 (888) 793-0382 (888) 516-7652 (888) 857-7248 (888) 897-0549


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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (209) 532-5593(Phone)
  • (888) 793-0382(Phone)
  • (888) 857-7248(Phone)
  • (888) 897-0549(Phone)

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Complaint Detail(s)

2/18/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Hi There,My name is ****** and iam an owner of a used automobile independent dealership. recently we have retailed a 2002 Lincoln Ls and the car broke down after the sale. to give a good customer service to our client, we had him to check in the car under our name to the service department at sonora ford. we took full responsibility of the repair to keep our client happy. this is while i have spoken to the service manager Terry at Sonora ford and made all the arrangement with him. comes around after two weeks of keeping the car there, and making my customer unhappy and coming up with extra extra expense and excuses, at the end they are telling me that i as a corporation who is holding the sellers permit, have to pay this huge fee and retail price and also they are charging me sales tax. we are a corporation. as far as i know in california, when someone or a corporation holds a sellers permit, is not entitled to pay sales tax. this is while they also had me to file my california resale permit and certificate to get the eligible discount with the parts department at sonora ford. the gentleman who is giving me all these hard time is named Terry. iam not happy with the service they are providing at this point and they want me to pay almost up to 1500.00 dollars worth of damage. i don't understand why i should pay retail and sales tax if i am as the dealership of selling that vehicle. all the repair is on me, so i should be eligible for all the benefit of it.

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Other (requires explanation) i would like to pay what my right is. they have given me the worst customer service. i had to pay for rental car to keep my customer happy this whole time. and i cant spend any more money. these guys are rude and have no idea how to treat customers.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Contact Name and Title: ***** *****-Manager Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX Contact Email: ***** ****** ******, the owner of the vehicle, brought the vehicle to Sonora Ford and signed the repair order for authorization to inspect and repair. ****** from Zoom Motors did authorize payment for Mr. ******s vehicle. Since this transaction is not for resale taxes were charged. Zoom Motors was given a discount on the parts that were installed. According to the California State Board of Equalization the transaction did require to be taxed.

10/29/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I bought a car from the ford dealer, a day later I had the tires checked and multiple shops and the california highway patrol told me the tires have an illegal amout of tread. I went back to the seller and the manager told me that he refuses to replace the tires even though the car is unsafe. Product_Or_Service: 1999 oldsmobile alero Account_Number: *****

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Refund I would like them to pay me for the money that I am spending to have the tires replaced.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Contact Name and Title: ****** ******** Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX Contact Email: ***** In response to #XXXXXXXX. The vehicle which was purchased 9/3/XXXX XXXX Oldmobile Alero with 173,517 miles was sold AS-IS as Equipped with no warranty implied or expressed. 2 days after the sale of said vehicle Sonora Ford re-adjusted the selling price $1500.00 to accommodate client. A week later client called and said her tires were illeagle and wanted Sonora Ford to replace tires. Ca law states that: Tread depth requirements for pneumatic tires are soecified in section XXXXX, including the requirement that each vehicle sold with pneumatic tires shall have tire tread depth of at least 1/32nd of an inch tread deep in any two adjacent grooves at any location of the tire. Sonora Ford inspection report had tire tread depth at 4/32 at time of inspection. Sonora Ford offered to client to have tires installed at our cost through our local tire company and client refused. At this time Sonora Ford has done all they can to accommodate client and unfortunately client is not satisfied. Thank you for letting Sonora Ford reply. Respectfully, ****** ******** General Manager