BBB Accredited Business since

Car Trendz

Phone: (703) 360-5570 View Additional Phone Numbers 8164C Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

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A BBB Accredited Business since

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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 Car Trendz include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

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 Car Trendz
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: July 20, 2001 Business started: 01/19/1986
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Tai Nguyen, CEO
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Tai Nguyen, CEO
Business Category

Auto Alarms & Security Systems

Additional Locations

  • 8164C Richmond Hwy

    Alexandria, VA 22309


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

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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)

6/9/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I purchased a ****** ******** Navigation system from Car Trendz on March 17, 2011. The navigation system worked properly but there were numerous times I had to return to the business because the ** tuner wasn't acting properly. Each time they fixed it until another problem arose. I am in the military so now I am stationed in California vice Virginia. After arriving to California, I noticed that the ** tuner was going in and out. I assumed it was the connection in the area but it was happening everyday. In the middle of January, my truck wouldn't start and I took it to the *** dealership. They said that there was something wrong with the theft deterrent so they fixed it. But when I got home the ** tuner was not showing on the navigation system. I called the dealership to ask them what happened and they told me to bring the truck back. I took the truck to the dealership and they called a ****** dealership. ****** stated that the ** tuner was probably bad. I emailed CarTrendz and *** emailed me back and said that *****, I think your ** radio tuner module bad. nothing is built for life. Manufacture only offer one year warranty. we only offer lifetime warranty on labor. I then took my truck to a ****** dealership and they stated the ** module was no good and it was discontinued and that I had to order the piece from online. I emailed ***, but he didn't respond back.

Desired Settlement: I would like a refund of $1700.00 (Navigation System) and $53.16 (3 month ** subscription).

Business Response: Electronic products have only one year of  warranty from the the manufactures since the date of the purchase from any retailers.

The ** satellite tuner module was purchased since  03/17/2011.  Problem occurred within the the warranty period was fixed at not cost.
Customer reported problem with the unit on 02/07/2014 but it is a discontinued and out of warranty item.  
*** ******

Consumer Response: [To assist us in bringing this matter to a close, you must give us a reason why you are rejecting the response. If no reason is received your complaint will be closed Administratively Resolved]

 Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because: **. ****** stated that he would fix any part that breaks and the receipt states lifetime guarantee. 


***** *******

Business Response: Please see attached Sale Receipt.

Our Store and Warranty Policy stated that All products sold are covered under manufacture's warranty.  We only offer Life-Time Warranty on Installation.
Thank you.

Consumer Response: [To assist us in bringing this matter to a close, you must give us a reason why you are rejecting the response. If no reason is received your complaint will be closed Administratively Resolved]

 Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because: the Navigation system was purchased with the ** radio included. Now that the ** radio no longer works, it has affected the control panel on my steering wheel. When I try to adjust the volume on the system nothing happens. When I touch the source button on the steering wheel, the entire system turns off instead of showing the radio, CD or **** sources. There is no longer a ** source on the navigation system. 


***** *******

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