SUMMARY: Kendall of Eugene sold my automotive service provider a part (transmission) with a warranty (3yr/100,000 miles) that ended up failing after 1 year/20,000 miles, then did not back the warranty, quoted me repair costs for other issues that were 2/3rds higher than my service provider would charge me, did not return my calls or emails, then finally after multiple communication attempts Kendall responded but would not provide service or help (details below). They tried to put the blame on my automotive service provider. I have had a 15 year business relationship with my service provider - he has never overcharged me, he has always been honest and he even ended up fixing this issue out of his own time and money because he was so embarrassed about how Kendall treated me (his customer). Who would you believe - a service provider who is honest and doesn't overcharge and has given me 15 years of honest service and always fixed my cars OR Kendall who sold a faulty part (multiple others have complained on the internet about this certain specific part since 2009 - so they knew it was faulty) - did not back their warranty - didn't return my calls/emails - wanted to charge me repair costs that were 2/3rds higher in price than other repair shops and then tried to put the blame on the small business man? You will find better service for better prices and they will be men/women of their word. Kendall Chevrolet of Eugene should NOT BE TRUSTED with your vehicles or your money.
DETAILS: Kendall Chevrolet of Eugene sold a faulty part (transmission) to my local service provider. They asked me to bring the car to their facility and they would fix the part since they could not issue a new part (transmission) to my service provider. The part was under a 3 yr/100,000 mile warranty and it had only been 1 year and 20,000 miles. After traveling over an hour and leaving my car for over a week - they informed me that they were unable to fix the problem because they did not have the tools or the personnel capable of fixing the part. (Then why did you ask me to bring the car in the first place?!) Then Kendall Chevrolet proceeded to explain other issues with my car and how much it would cost to fix those additional issues. ASTRONOMICAL PRICES!!!!! I called my local service provider and his company offered to fix those same issues for 2/3rds less! My service provider went up to retrieve my car on his own time and his own money and "share" with Kendall his opinion on how they care for their customers and backed their parts; POOR SERVICE and DO NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PARTS EVEN WITH A WARRANTY. After countless hours via email with NO RESPONSE from Kendall, I sent Kendall a letter with all email correspondence attached and received a call from their customer complaint representative. He was very kind over the phone and said that Kendall Chevrolet would help. The customer complaint representative even spoke to upper management on my behalf. BUT in the end - they said that GM had discontinued the warranty the day before they sold the transmission to my service provider but did not notify them by the time they sold the part so Kendall was not going to back the warranty sold to me. Then they proceeded to blame my automotive service provider for faulty installation. My service provider spoke directly to them and researched their repair/parts software and claims of faulty installation. He came to the conclusion that everything he had done was correct and verified by Kendall's software and all parts and fluids were purchased through Kendall of Eugene. Then my automotive service provider fixed the issue out of his own time and money because he had been the middle-man and had purchased the transmission with warranty from Kendall; he would back it even if Kendall would not. DO NOT TRUST KENDALL CHEVROLET OF EUGENE - they overcharge and they do not back their service even with a warranty.
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Donovan Baker - service; John Heller - customer complaints