Who’s lying?..So we bought a one owner car just a bit over a year ago from this dealership.
Well one morning we get in the car and it doesn’t start at all , lights are coming on but no turn over so Saturday 09/05 we call the dealership seeing what we can do. There’s only one person in service and he’s busy so we we’re told to wait for a call back , not a problem as it is Labor Day weekend totally understandable , we get a call back I speak with service about what might be wrong and what our warranty is. I tried starting it up to let him listen through the phone and we were told that although he couldn’t be sure over the phone , that he felt it did not sound like a battery problem. As the call furthers we discuss our warranties so we’d know what was covered. We then were told that we had an extended warranty as well as powertrain warranty so we were reassured that everything would be covered apart from the battery itself. Seeing as our car is out of commission completely we also inquired about a loaner , to which we were told that we would need to get the car towed to the dealership Tuesday and that a loaner would be set up on that day. Our official appointment for repair wouldn’t be til Thursday , but following what we were told we had the car towed in Tuesday. When we arrived we head straight inside service where we meet Tiffani the most unprofessional receptionist I’ve ever had the displeasure to encounter. She asked what we needed and we let her know the situation and the phone call we had with service on Saturday about the loaner/ repair. Immediately she asked if we have a reservation for a loaner and as no employee that we spoke with mentioned this we said no. She proceeds to rant about how they’re out and we should have made a reservation etc..which would have been fine if any of the employees I spoke with Saturday would have mentioned that at any time during our conversation. Again I’m following the direction of an employee from this dealership, so now I’m without my car and a loaner. A family member happen to loan us their car for the day (which we still have a week later) so I informed her of such and we got the car dropped off and left not feeling confident about the situation. I was 100% correct in having that feeling as the week progresses we’re told it’s the cables (neg to be specific) it was severely corroded and the battery was leaking battery acid into the tray. Which we were told the cables would be covered and then again that they would be covered , but maybe not..which has us questioning why? Well it’s not in the policy, then why are we being told that everything including cables would be covered aside from the battery itself? (which we’ve already went out and purchased). We then are left waiting for 2 days for someone to call our warranty company to see if the cable would be covered. We finally get an answer on Friday 09/11 , 6 days with no car or loaner, the cables are not covered and it’s going to be $370 what would we like to do? Which then poses several questions and concerns , So what we’re being told is a part that the dealership has locked up needed maintenance, That the car has been brought in for an oil change and apparently it wasn’t Important enough for you to check then but now that said part that I literally can’t access has malfunctioned I have to cover it out of pocket? Why do I have an extended warranty if something as easy as a cable isn’t covered?
Tiffani didn’t have any answers for me when asked this on Thursday evening , but seem to come to a theory on Friday evening. I talked to Tiffani in the morning of 09/11 and I asked if any payment options were available as this is a high price for something that wasn’t caused by us and something we were told would be covered. She tells me that it has to be paid in full and while she was speaking with me tried to imply that we didn’t pay our tow driver and that she received an email about it. Well when she actually read the email and realized it wasn’t us that hadn’t paid the tower she continued on that it had to be paid in full. Very competent person. I tell her we’ll have to tow it home as I’m not coming out of pocket $370 for something I was repeatedly told would be covered. So becoming highly frustrated after having complete patience in this process we decided after work we were going to speak to a manager, to see if at the very least it could be rolled into our monthly bill. I told her we’d be there at 5, I then receive another call from her to let me know that instead of towing it they got the severely corroded cable back onto a brand new battery so we could drive it home. If that isn’t absolute negligence I’m not sure what else would fall so nicely into that category. Completely blown away we made our way down around 5 and I ask for a manager , well imagine my surprise when I’m told Tiffani is one of the service managers, but she’s also gone and the other manager wouldn’t be able to speak til Monday. I said I’d speak to him on Monday along with saying that I was not interested in speaking with Tiffani and to take the corroded cable off of the battery as I would not be driving that car anywhere. I leave and get a call from Tiffani yet again, she’s not sure what the problem is or why I’m upset? I’m not sure why I’m being contacted by this manager as I made it clear that I wasn’t interested in speaking with her after the utter ineptness this person has shown all week. I come back to the dealership and engage in a conversation that escalated quickly as this person has a massive attitude problem and has no business de-escalating any frustrated customer, ￼ but if that wasn’t bad enough I’m also starting to see lies being thrown my way that are quickly disproved. The confidence I’ve had in this place has plummeted and from what Tiffani has informed me that the people that work at this dealership will lie about what the extended warranty covers just to sell the car. She then went on to discredit herself and this establishment further by lying to me saying that I asked for the cable to be put back on the car, which she quickly backtracked with “ I was just trying to save you money on a tow” , after I pointed out that that didn’t happen, it was never something I communicated. I’m going on day 9 of no car or loaner. Please do your business elsewhere as this place is very dishonest with how they conduct their affairs.