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Auto Max offers auto and truck sales.
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- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
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CA Department of Motor Vehicles- Occupational Licensing (DMV)
8243 Demetre Ave, Sacramento CA 95828
Phone Number: (916) 229-3126
The number is 45625.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Hamze Maadarani, Owner Ms. Kayla Flowers, Office Manager
Auto Dealers - Used Cars Auto Dealers - Online
Products & Services
Auto Max specializes in used vehicle sales.
Industry TipsBuying a Used Car at a Dealership
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308 Riverside Ave
Roseville, CA 95678 Directions
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Complaint: I purchased a 2007 Honda from **** at Auto Max in Roseville in December of 2015. When I purchased the car, he offered to add on either a Power Train (basic) warranty or an extended warranty. I selected the extended warranty and paid an additional $1980. I did not think about it again until March when my car had some issues with the electrical system. I gave the mechanic the information for the warranty, but he told me my claim would not be covered. I spent several days on the phone with the warranty company and with the car dealer, ****. **** acknowledged that I had signed up for the extended warranty, but the warranty company had no record of that. I checked my copy of the paperwork and then realized that it did not clearly show that **** had actually selected the extended warranty. At that point, **** gave me several options: 1- add the additional extended warranty and wait 40 days for it to become effective (which the warranty company later told me they could not do) but that my $700 claim would still be denied, 2- have **** pay half of the denied claim, or 3- cancel my warranty and get a refund for the money **** had charged me (which the warranty company agreed to). I opted for the cancellation of the warranty and the full refund and let both **** of Auto Max know as well as the warranty company. Now it has been well over 3 weeks and I am still waiting for my refund. The last time I called Auto Max, **** was out of the country and the other person in charge knew nothing about the situation and refused to issue the refund with **** (t** ** *** *****) out of town. Essentially I was charged nearly $2000 for a warranty that I was not actually given and now I am having trouble getting my money back. There were multiple other minor issues also with this car dealership, but this issue is blatant robbery.
Desired Settlement: I would like my money for the cancelled warranty refunded to me
To Whom it May Concern:
This is regarding customer ***** ***** complaint. Customer bought the car in December 6 2015 with an extended ***** ********* Customer called on March 2 2016 stating that she left her lights on, which caused battery and starter to die. Customer took the car to their own repair shop. Customer told the repair shop about her warranty, repair shop changed the battery and alternator for $650.00 . Customer wanted repair costs to be covered under the warranty, ***** ******** stated her coverage does not cover a battery or alternator. Customer got mad ant warranty company and the dealer. Customer had called Automax to discuss this matter. Automax had confirmed with the customer that the warranty company does not cover her expenses of battery and alternator. Customer therefore wanted to cancel her contract with ***** ********. Auto Max told customer that the contract must be cancelled between her and ***** ******** and that our company has nothing to do with it.
Consumer Response: Company provided a full refund.
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Complaint: I recently purchased a Subaru Impreza 2002 from Auto Max, Roseville. I was told the car was in great condition and would have no problems. In actuality, the car has a faulty transmission, a broken fuel sensor light, a hole in the A/C, a leaking radiator, and a bent axle. The all wheel drive Subaru was only driving as 2WD since the day I bought it (as the transmission is not working properly), and Auto Max has done nothing to compensate or help repair this issue. I was purposefully put off/delayed by Tony Saar from Auto Max, so that they would not have to deal with the problems. He took advantage of me being a young woman with little knowledge about cars, sold me a lemon car, and then neglected to take any responsibility for the repairs needed. He tried to make me feel guilty for asking him to come through on his original promises which were incredibly simple things to fix (headlight cover, interior cleaning, and registration tags) and then proceeded to lie to me about what was actually wrong with the car, so that I would have to pay for it on my own. Tony Saar is an unprofessional, sexist, manipulative, liar, and nobody should ever buy a car from him or this company because they will just get screwed like I did. The car that was only purchased for $6800 needs up to $5000 in repairs and labor, and I have been nothing but disrespected and lied to by Auto Max.
Desired Settlement: I would like Auto Max to pay for a new transmission + labor, as well as the cost of fixing the oxygen fuel sensor, A/C, radiator, and bent axle + labor. They should also cancel the contract for $1800 (of which I still owe $1200) that I still owe them for the original purchase of the car.
Business Response: Company states: Consumer called me back in about 2 months. She said she took it to a mechanic in town that she knows. That mechanic that the tranny is out and other things. The car is a 2002 Subaru. It is really good condition car. They came with five people to look at the car. They all agreed to to buy the car. I gave them a great deal. I told her to take it to Subaru because I do not know her mechanic. The consumer did not purchase any warranty information. I explained to her that this is an as is car at a great price.
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Complaint: On 10/22/2014 I financed a vehicle through Auto Max on Riverside ave in Roseville CA. I put a down payment of $3,800.00. I had the vehicle for a week and was then pulled over for no registration and the car was then impounded for 3 days in which i had to pay $410.00 to recover the vehicle. A week later i was again pulled over due to the registration and then again the vehicle was impounded but this time i was not able to recover the vehicle because "Tracker Auto & Recovery" which is the impound did not let me recover the car because they said "Auto Max" the car lot did not do their part in registering the car to me. So Auto Max said that they would take care of all the D.M.V. paperwork that was suppose to be done already and take the vehicle out of the impound. So come to find out Auto Max forged my signature on a legal document to take ownership of the vehicle. I then went to Auto Max to get my vehicle back from them and they have been giving me the run around and i have been cooperative with them and they have still not given me my vehicle back yet. They have now had my vehicle for close to 3 weeks. I have researched a little bit about the owner of Auto Max and it looks like ******** *****'s license to sell vehicles is delinquent as of 9/30/14. Please help me with this problem i am having with this business that is doing very bad business with a very good customer. Thank you very much, ******* *****
Desired Settlement: I would like to have my vehicle back from them or my $3,800.00 that they have stolen from me.
to whome it may concern:
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