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Phone: (540) 389-0030 315 West Fourth Street, Salem, VA 24153
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This company offers automotive transmission repair services.
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Factors that raised the rating for Salem Automatic Transmission Service include:
- Length of time business has been operating
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- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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Salem Business License
Phone Number: (540) 375-3019
State Corporation Commission
P.O. Box 1197, Richmond VA 23218
Phone Number: (804) 371-9733
Fax Number: (804) 371-9211
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Robert Seldomridge, President
TRANSMISSIONS-AUTOMOBILE AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE
Alternate Business NamesSeldomridge, Inc.
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315 West Fourth Street
Salem, VA 24153 (540) 389-0030 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: they replaced a transmission in my vehicle upon leaving the shop my wife ( primary driver of the vehicle ) noticed the VSA indicator light and VSA activator lights were alight on the console . she did not inform me of this immediately and when I was made aware I contacted the shop and brought it by for them to look at. the staff stated that there was no linkage between the VSA lights and the transmission and were not responsible and they would attempt to repair it for an unknown cost. on my return trip home stopped at two other mechanics I use for repairing my cars and both said there is a connection and the transmission firm should be liable . upon relaying this to the Salem Automatic Transmission staff I was told it was not there responsibility and I should just have the other shops make the repairs There are other issues which will not pursue at this time but can elaborate on if the need arises
Desired Settlement: to fix the problem with no additional charge
Business Response: Customer wanted used transmission we salem automatic purchased one from salvage yard on 1/14 16 with 30 days warrenty first one came in with case bad got another on 1/28 installed and picked up 1/28customer was again notifed of 30 day warrenty on transmission customer returned on3/9/16 with D LIGHT BLINKING we scand and found coad 3ed gear pressure switch coad I told customer there would be a charge to fix the issue. the costomer then told us there was traction control light on . the light was on previcus and after installing transmission . I offerd to look at the issue . explaned he wouled have to leave car a day he then stated he would have his own mechanic look at the problem [warrenty was with salvage yard .
Consumer Response: I have reviewed the response offer made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and have determined that this proposed action would not resolve my complaint. For your reference, details of the offer I reviewed appear below. Regards, ***** ****** there are multiple erroneous statements in the response1) the only light on was the check engine light when I brought it in for initial service . I was advised by my mechanic that it might be a transmission problem. That being said my wife will confirm that this was the case . I know that the assistant will confirm the mechanics version . But I assure you neither I or my wife would lie2) upon the initial evaluation the mechanic reported that there was a problem with an APPS sensor that was causing the cars dysfunction ,this was replaced at a cost of $237 3) I did not test drive the car after this instillation and trusted the mechanics word that I still needed a transmission ( something that I doubt at this time ) I have never seen the old parts to verify this 4) the mechanic told me I needed a transmission 5) my invoice states that I have a 120 day warranty 6) upon receipt of the car as my wife was driving home the indicator light for the traction control came on as did the D light blinking. 7) due to a heavy work schedule for myself and wife I was delayed in returning to show this to the shop8) mechanic stated this was not related to the transmission , my own mechanic upon hearing this disputed this fact9) mechanic said I would have to leave the car with him and would be a charged for repairs as well as no clarity as to how long he would need to keep the vehicle in his shop ( he had the vehicle for ~ 2 weeks for the transmission) 10) he did stop the D light from blinking but it was only temporary as the light started blinking again that evening 11) when I called the shop to state that my mechanic thought the sensor light was connected to the installation of the transmission his response was " well have them fix it then" there are probably more details I could add but this is a quick summation Per my conversation the BBB I do not see a resolution to this event ,however I would strongly question the A+ rating this company has and further suggest you look elsewhere for your service needs.As for me I will break down and just go to the dealership ,overpay but hopefully correct the situation Thank you ***** ******
Business Response: VEHICLE CAME TO SHOP TOWED IN WE HAD TO REPAIR APPS SENSOR TO ROAD TEST APPS SENSOR IS ACCELERATOR PEDAL SENSOR. AFTER REPAIR ROAD TEST TRANSMISSION WAS BAD. MR ****** SAID I CHARGED 237.00 SENSOR WAS 165.00 TRANS FLUID WAS 72.00 THERE WAS NO LAB0R I WILL FAX INVOICE. LABOR WAS 900.OO FOR R.R THE TRANSMISSION. INVOICE DONT SAY ANYTHING ON WARRENTY. 120 DAY? IT IS 30 DAYS . NO LABOR . WHEN MR ******* RETUREND CAR HAD 3RD GEAR PERSSURE SWITCH COAD WOLD NOT PAY DIAGNOSS SAID THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO PAY ANYTHING. THIS COAD IS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM.THE LIGHT THAT WAS ON WAS VSA VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST. IT WAS ON WHEN IT CAME IN AND LEFT TRANSMISSION WORKED VERRY GOOD MR****** DROVE CAR WHEN IT WAS PICKET UP? VEHICLE WAS HEAR 2 WEEKS TRANS CAME OUT OF STATE CASE WAS BAD HAD TO ORDER A NOTHER TRANS . HE NEVER CALL ME BAEK ABOUT LIGHT COMEING ON IF COAD IS 3ED PERSSURE SWITCH IT IS TRANS RELATED AGEAN NO WARRANTY!
Consumer Response: I have reviewed the response offer made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and have determined that this proposed action would not resolve my complaint. For your reference, details of the offer I reviewed appear below. Regards, ***** ****** just some further information . I took the vehicle to the dealership for repairs it cost 227 dollars to correct the problem . the dealership informed me that the issues were directly connected to the installation of the transmission