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- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
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|Problems with Product/Service||2|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
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|Total Customer Reviews||0|
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Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementMr. Tod Johnson, Managing Member Mr. Bruce Ching, Internet Sales Manager Mr. Ken Wheadon, Dealer Principal
Auto Dealers - New Cars New Car Dealers (NAICS: 441110)
Alternate Business NamesSpeedway Chevrolet LLC
16957 W Main St
Monroe, WA 98272 (360) 794-1155 (877) 717-7333 (888) 477-5882 Directions
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|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: April 1, 2015, I bought a 2001 Chevrolet S10 LS that was said to be checked for safety and mechanical issues. April 3, I returned the vehicle to the dealer to have the fuel gauge repaired because it was giving false readings. Unwilling to pay for the replacement part, they did not fix the problem. April 26, in the process of taking a left turn a "clunk" noise happened and the steering became stuck in a left turn which left me in oncoming traffic heading toward a telephone pole. I was able to wiggle the steering unstuck, but this safety defect put my life in jeopardy. The same day the engine overheated. Upon realizing this, I turned the heater up full blast and drove to the dealership to return the vehicle for a refund. The sales manager offered me a service loaner which I refused because I do not trust the safety of their vehicles. The sales manager said that they could not help me today and they would call me on Monday. I left the keys and paperwork for the truck with him because I was too angry to deal with the situation any further and the sales manager was being obstinate in his insistence that he could not resolve the issue today because he said the banks were closed and his business office was closed (Sunday). I found this hard to believe since their lobby was full of customers buying vehicles. This truck put my life in jeopardy and was in poor working condition after being told it was in full working order and checked for safety issues. The vehicle is in the dealership's custody with all keys.
Desired Settlement: I want a full refund of my down payment with cancellation of the loan. I want to return the truck for a full refund.
First, I must apologize for such a long delay for a response. We take all complaints seriously and do our best to remedy all issues as soon as possible. I am the person who is solely responsible for receiving and responding to all formal complaints. As the owner of the company, I believe that it is important that I retain that job function. In this particular case, we did not receive the initial complaint either by mail or e-mail. We first learned of the complaint last Thursday when we received a follow up letter from the BBB that was dated May 11th. I immediately attempted to contact *******, our BBB resolution consultant, however I was unable to speak with her until today. Apparently the log-in process on the BBB website has recently changed and I was unable to log in until just now with ********* help.
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Complaint: I contacted speedway Chevrolet in Monroe Wa, *** ****** around July 1 2014, i was interested in buying a car so *** took my information over the phone and said he would try and get me financing, I informed *** at this time that i was just out of a chapter 7 bankruptcy and want to rebuild my credit and so i did not want him to run my credit with any company's that was listed on my bankruptcy, *** would see them after he viewed my credit report. several days went by and *** informed me that he was unable to get me financed for the car i was looking at but might be able to get a cheaper model and i agreed to that. then within a couple more days credit karma notified me about the inquires 4 at this time and i contacted the dealership and asked to speak with the sales manager ( dont know if it was or not ) he told me that 4 inquiries were normal and 4 would not effect my credit score. several days later i received 8 more inquires against my credit totaling 12 inquires against my credit report and they will be there for 2 years .
Desired Settlement: For speedway Chevrolet to remove the 12 inquires from all 3 credit bureaus or be monetary compensated for the damages they have done to my credit report for the next 2 years
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 6, 2014/08/01) */ I have looked onto this matter. I apologize for any miscommunication that occurred between Mr. ******** and our salesperson, *** ******* While *** does remember discussing the bankruptcy, he does not recall Mr. ******** asking him to avoid submitting to companies who were involved in the bankruptcy. ***, in fact, states that no such conversation occurred, however *** does want to apologize for the misunderstanding. ***'s recollection also differs in that after Mr. ******** first become upset about ***'s submission to the institutions involved in the bankruptcy, *** discussed with him the fact that the initial vehicle would not work but there may be another vehicle that will work. At that point, Mr. ******** had regained confidence in *** and we acquired the second vehicle. It was not until the day before he was scheduled to pick up the vehicle that Mr. ******** called *** and cancelled the deal due to a family emergency. For this response, let's assume the facts as stated by Mr. ******* to be true: He did authorize us to pull his credit and try to get him financed, with the caveat that we not take his deal to lender involved in his bankruptcy. Even under this scenario is not accurate to conclude that we should take responsibility for all 12 inquiries. Our review of the file shows that only 3 of the 12 lenders that we submitted to were involved in Mr. ********'s bankruptcy. The other nine lenders were not involved in the bankruptcy. So at most, this limits the discussion to whether or not the there was a negative impact to Mr. ********'s credit as a result of those additional 3 inquiries. Given that his limitation was merely to certain financial institutions, and not the number of total inquiries, it is quite possible that we would have shopped his deal to another 3 institutions in lieu of those three that he did not want us to use, and more importantly his authorization would have allowed us to proceed in that manner, as he did not limit the number of inquiries. Given that scenario, the question then is not about the number of inquiries, but whether his credit scores was affected negatively as a result of inquiries sent to those three institutions that were involved in the bankruptcy versus using 3 that were not so involved. I am not aware that submitting to an institution involved in a bankruptcy versus submitting to institutions not involved is a factor which affects credit score. Again we apologize for the miscommunication. *** simply did not recall Mr. ********'s caveat. We do not believe that our mistake should require us to seek remove of all 12 inquiries as Mr. ******** agrees that he gave us permission to seek financing on his behalf and we are not aware that our submission to those 3 institutions had any added negative affect to his credit score. Sincerely, *** ******* Managing Member Speedway Chevrolet, LLC Initial Consumer Rebuttal /* (3000, 10, 2014/08/05) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) There statement is false and i told ********** several times not to attempt credit inquires to company's that were listed on my bankruptcy , as of 8/5/2014 i have received 16 inquire/ rejection letters from creditors and 6 are from company's that were listed in my bankruptcy. they need to have these 6 inquires removed or pay for my attorney fees to repair there damages to my credit bureaus. i have financed several cars over the years and have never had more than 2-4 inquires for each purchase even with a bankruptcy on my record from 2005. Final Business Response /* (4000, 12, 2014/08/14) */ Upon further review of the file it appears that I inadvertently missed seeing some of the inquiries in his file. Mr. ******** is correct regarding the numbers, 16 total inquiries, 6 of which overlap with his bankruptcy. That said, we stand behind our analysis and we do not believe that these numbers impact the conclusion that we made using 12 inquiries, 3 of which overlap. Further, Mr. ******** does not dispute that after he brought this to our attention and *** apologized for the misunderstanding, he indicated to *** that he wanted to proceed with the purchase of the second vehicle and it was only after we had acquired that vehicle on his behalf that he cancelled his appointment due to a family emergency. Lastly, Mr. ******** did give us permission to make these inquiries on his behalf and that is evidenced by his statements in the initial claim. Sincerely, *** ******* Final Consumer Response /* (4200, 14, 2014/08/15) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) Speedway Chevrolet seams to be forgetting that my first dispute to them was over the first 4 inquires at the beginning of all this and that's when they( sales manager )told me 4 inquires would not hurt my credit report and there were no more inquires being done, so then i agreed to look at a cheaper corvette and *** stated to me that they there were buying a corvette and i had first option to buy but if i didn't want it *** had another buyer waiting for this car and in fact they sold it after it arrived.
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: In 2011 my van's left front hub needed to replaced. I didn't have the money that they quoted the work, I had it done somewhere else. This year I had it's oil changed by Speedway, they said that same hub needed to be replaced again. Did have them replace it but now it doesn't drive as smooth as before the oil change. I feel they kept focusing on the hub while not addressing other issues they mentioned before: i.e. leaking intake gasket,glazed serpentine belt.
Desired Settlement: I don't think the hub needed to be replaced. I didn't really have the money to have it done. I would like my money back. I know the shocks and struts do need to be replaced. Maybe they could replace the struts.
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 6, 2014/04/24) */ BBB RE: CASE # XXXXXXXX Customer came in for service and our inspection discovered several items of which the hub bearing was one. The customer came into the shop to see for herself that the bearing was worn. She stated she herself had replaced the bearing twice with an aftermarket bearings before and wasn't sure that she got the bolts tight. That was not the case the bearing itself was bad. She gave us the impression the last one was replaced about a year ago. She stated she was unemployed and could not do all the work but Ok'd the hub bearing. She also took the defective part with her. If the new bearing is bad and making the car "not drive smooth", that part is under warranty and we will be happy to replace it. If it is something else, that would be at the customer's expense. This car has over 100,000 miles on it and is 11 years old, there could be many things that could would make it "not drive smooth". Wheel bearings generally are a more crucial part than shocks, minor leaks or a serpentine belt and that is the reason to focus on a wheel bearing rather than the lesser repairs. If the car does "not drive smooth" it may be because of the shocks and struts or an engine misfire or many other things. We would need to diagnose or at least road test with the customer to see what she is experiencing. At this point Speedway Chevrolet is not inclined to refund for necessary work performed but will offer a 10% discount on shocks and strut work this customer needs on her car. Sincerely, ***** ******* Service Manager Speedway Chevrolet XXX-XXX-XXXX