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BBB has determined that Susanville Ford 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

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Factors that raised the rating for Susanville Ford Inc. 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 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
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 Susanville Ford Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 29, 1996 Business started: 03/02/2006 Business started locally: 03/02/2006 Business incorporated: 03/02/2006 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:

DMV Occupational Licensing
2415 First Ave., Mail Station F101 , Sacramento CA 95818-2606
Phone Number: (800) 777-0133

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

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Chad Netherny, Managing Partner/GM
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Chad Netherny, Managing Partner/GM
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars

Alternate Business Names
Susanville Auto Center
Industry Tips
Buying a Used Car at a Dealership

Additional Locations

  • 704-485 Richmond Rd E

    Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-5092

  • PO Box 70

    Susanville, CA 96130 (888) 375-7586


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Complaint Detail(s)

8/17/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Supposed repairs caused $5000+ damage in vehicle which they are not agreeing to fix/pay for Days before purchase, a check engine light came on for the dealer. They supposedly did a complete inspection, repaired the issue, and ran it through the regeneration process. Less than two months later, the check engine light came on again with the same problem. According to the dealer/repair shop we took it to, the entire exhaust system is clogged and must be replaced, they are stating it is because the first dealer did not do the repair like they should have, and when they ran the regeneration process without fixing the problem it caused the system to become clogged and damaged. Susanville auto center is not trying to work with us, not returning calls timely, and have n

Desired Settlement: We want the necessary repairs paid for in full by the at fault dealer along with back pay for the days we were without a vehicle due to them dragging their feet. This is our only vehicle and only method of transportation.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Contact Name and Title: ****** ******* General Mgr Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX Contact Email: ***** Resolution was made with the customer within minutes of the concern reaching my office as well as all the facts in the matter. this was a very easy resolution and had much more to do with the manufactures warranty than a dealer issue. The customer fail to mention in their complaint that all of the information that they were receiving in regards to Susanville Ford refusing to help them was from a third party dealer and inaccurate. Unfortunately the customer went to the BBB before we even had time to gather the facts. I spoke with the customer on Saturday 7/28 and resolved the matter the same day. Thank you, General Manager Susanville Ford/Susanville Auto Center

Consumer's Final Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) It took 3 days and going to the top manager in Corning before this was resolved. We were told flat out that the dealer was not going to help us prior to that. The dealer is failing to mention that this was an issue they knew about with the vehicle prior to us buying it which they didn't fix correctly. We still have not received an invoice showing they have made all the necessary repairs. And they returned our vehicle dirty, with grease marks and handprints on the drivers side and someone's trash from lunch in the floor. And it took them over a week to fix the vehicle and get it back to us.

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.

10/27/2011 Advertising/Sales Issues