Horrible service from service manager Bob
If it was possible to give the service department, especially the service manager Bob, negative stars, I would. My mother bought a brand new Kia Soren
If it was possible to give the service department, especially the service manager Bob, negative stars, I would. My mother bought a brand new Kia Sorento in 2015, and started having difficulties in July 2018 with the vehicle being dead after sitting for several days. She had taken the vehicle in several times over the course of the last year, and was told they needed to replace the battery. So she paid to do so. She continued to have the problem, and has taken it in to the dealership five times, each time being told they couldn't find the problem. On the most recent time, she had the dead vehicle towed to Jerry Smith KIA in Burlington, WA. On a Monday, they were able to start the vehicle. Two days later, with the car on the lot, it was completely dead.
Apparently, Bob and his team couldn't find any issues, despite having recreated the problem, and told my mother that she "probably left something on." Then told her she would have to pay nearly $400 to pick up her vehicle. She is a retiree on a fixed income, and asked why she was being charged. Bob just told her that she had to pay. When she brought up the fact that he replicated the problem, he blew her off.
She called Kia corporate, and they apologized for his rude behavior and said they would call the dealership so she could pick up her car without charge. When she called to pick up her car, Bob again told her she'd have to pay, was rude and belligerent, and told her she was stealing from his technician. Finally, after restating what Kia corporate had told her, he angrily said he wouldn't charge her, and then before he cut off the call, he told her that he would make sure that, even if something was covered under warranty, he would make sure that she was charged.
His horrendous service, disgusting attitude, and ghastly treatment of my mother is a terrible representation of Kia and the service they are supposed to be known for. Bob should not be employed by this company, or in any customer facing role. As long as he is there, people be warned, do not take your vehicle to this dealership for service. As long as this dealership tolerates his presence, I would caution you to purchase your vehicles elsewhere as well.