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Speedometer Service & Instrument Company

Phone: (503) 227-5567 Fax: (503) 227-7768 View Additional Phone Numbers 3551 NW Front Ave, Portland, OR 97210

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This company offers push-pull cable manufacturing, gauges, lubrication equipment, speedometers and custom cables.

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Reason for Rating

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint 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 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Speedometer Service & Instrument Company
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 05, 1999 Business started: 10/01/1974 Business started locally: 10/01/1974 Business incorporated 03/17/2011 in OR
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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Oregon Secretary of State
255 Capitol St NE Ste 151, Salem OR 97310
Phone Number: (503) 986-2200

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Stephen Shaw, President Mrs. Carol Shaw, Secretary
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Stephen Shaw, President
Business Category

Speedometers Auto Repair & Service Gauges & Gages Wire & Cable - Non-Electric Auto Parts & Supplies - New

Hours of Operation
8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Additional Locations


    3551 NW Front Ave

    Portland, OR 97210 (503) 227-5567 (800) 634-2145


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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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

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Complaint Detail(s)

8/5/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: My speedometer and odometer quit working entirely. I had a repair shop replace the speed sensor on my transmission and it did not fix the problem so it turned out the issue was in the instrument cluster in the dashboard. I had the shop remove the instrument cluster and I took it to Speedometer Service and Instrument to get it fixed. It turns out that they did not fix it themselves, they sent it out. I paid for it, had it reinstalled and it doesn't work quite right. The odometer is off by about -10% and the speedometer won't go higher than 60 MPH. I called about it and the lady hung up on me. Days later I tried again and Steve is hot tempered too. Steve is telling me that I changed to bigger tires or changed the gear ratio in my rear differential while the speedometer was out and being repaired and now that it is re-installed of course it won't work. Ridiculous. I asked him to let me give him the exact symptoms so he could call the company that fixed it for him and he wouldn't listen and got the symptoms wrong. They are too impatient to get things right. They are just too difficult to deal with. I want a refund so I can have somebody else fix it. I am out the removal and reinstallation of the instrument cluster too. That will have to be paid for again to get this thing fixed. When I picked up my instrument cluster I asked what had been wrong with it and I did not get an answer or old parts, even with a follow up phone call from them to me. Customers are supposed to get explanations and the old parts when their things are repaired.

Desired Settlement: Refund.

Business Response:

I called the shop where we sent the cluster to have repaired, and explained what ***** said was wrong with the repair. We were told that since the odometer was 10% off that the problem was not in the cluster, but in the vehicle. ***** would not except that as a good answer. If he wants to bring in the vehicle, we can put it on the roller and check it that way. I have been doing business with the company I sent it to for over 30 years, and feel he is telling me the truth.


Consumer Response:  
Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because there is no way they can know that the problem is in the vehicle. I don't want to continue down this path of resistance and improper demeanor. I just want a refund.


***** *****

Business Response:

The customer can resolve this issue by bringing the vehicle in for a speed check. This would determine where the problem is and if it is not in the vehicle, I will be glad to give him a refund.


Consumer Response:  
Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because I had already told Steve that the speed sensor on the transmission was replaced before I brought the instrument cluster to him, eliminating the possibility of the problem being in the vehicle. He purposely made it impossible for me to explain the symptoms to him. I offered to go over the symptoms with him before he called his third party to pass the symptoms on and he refused to listen and then got them wrong again. He was angered at a return. He got the symptoms wrong and made a bad diagnosis because of it. He apparently is still doing so. I have explained that the  problem is not in the truck. My 3-year mechanic, **** at ***** ****** **** in Tigard had already replaced the speed sensor for me to no avail, diagnosed it as an expensive instrument cluster repair and removed it for me so I could take it to Steve. Steve doesn't hear people out. Why is it fair that I  keep spending time waiting for him to? I just want a refund.


***** *****

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