Hello Hyundai! I am writing as a loyal and completely disheartened customer. For a few months now, I have been having some trouble with my 2013 Hyundai Elantra (limited). On several occasions, my car has momentarily shut off while in motion. Yes, you have read correctly. My car turns off while in motion! I do hope you can agree with the severity of this, as I could of on multiple occasions, been in a car accident.
In July 2016, I came to Hudson Hyundai in Jersey City, which is where I purchased my vehicle and receive servicing. After waiting 5 HOURS, the man who serviced my vehicle informed me that the reason why my car was turning off was because the battery was loose. Interesting, as I never knew that the function of a car battery is to keep a car in motion. Fast forward a few weeks, and my vehicle does not want to start. I called roadside assistance and waited 2 hours to receive a jumpstart. The very next day, I attempt to start my car, and again the same problem. I had to wait to receive ANOTHER jumpstart! At this point I am furious, because I just spent 5 hours servicing my vehicle, paid for servicing, and the problem WAS NOT fixed.
I called Hudson Hyundai in Jersey and spoke to a customer service representative named Michelle. She informed me of my warranty coverage and directed me to the nearest Hyundai dealership since I was currently in the Bronx, 1 hour away from Jersey City. I reach the Hyundai dealership in the Bronx, and the Hyundai representative there informs me that I have been misinformed by Michelle at Jersey City Hyundai about my warranty coverage. I call Michelle and inform her of the situation, and she proceeds to completely deny ever telling me what I understood from her a few hours prior.
At this point, Michelle and I enter a back and forth discussion (I never cursed or threatened Michelle in any way) until Michelle HANGS UP the phone. After Michelle HANGS UP the phone she calls back to ask if I am calmed down. She NEVER attempted to apologize or even take into account that I have been having the WORSE experience with my vehicle. I inform her that I do not want to speak to her and that I will be driving in to have a conversation with the manager.
At Hudson Hyundai in Jersey City I sit down and have a conversation with both the manager "Mike" and Michelle. I request to have the conversation recorded in order to forward it with this email, but Mike refused. Both Michelle and Mike inform me that Michelle had every right to HANG UP on me because I was "screaming" and somehow "abusive." ABUSIVE???????? I ask Michelle, "Michelle did I curse or threaten you in any way?" Michelle replies, "I do not remember, but I am not going to take anyone yelling at me" to which the manager Mike agreed.
Now, as an AWARD WINNING, best-in-customer-service establishment, I am completely baffled as to how an employee is allowed to hang up on a customer and protected by an equally dismissive manager. As we live in a social-media and review driven society, I hope Hyundai takes all measures to protect its "Best in Service" reputation. There are several other ways to communicate with a customer before hanging up on a customer who is already at a tipping point and in need of direction.