I filled out the survey that mazda sends when you bring your car in for service and I wanted to share my experience with all of you. THINK TWICE ABOUT GOING TO THIS DEALERSHIP TO GET ANYTHING DONE ON YOUR CAR.....!
My parents brought the car in bc the engine light was on and would not go off. They ran a diagnostic test, which Mazda charges their customers for ($130.00!), which is ridiculous. They replaced and O2 sensor and an evap purge valve. When my parents picked up the car, not only did they NOT fix the problem, but they caused more problems. The car now bucks AND hesitates to accelerate. Car was brought back in. My parents were given a courtesy car which had a registration that expired the very NEXT day. Who wants the added stress of being pulled over and getting a ticket for this? Aren't the cars inspected BEFORE you give a courtesy car to a customer to ensure safety and a hassle-free experience?? At this point, NOW, they said it is the catalytic converter...... $771.56 later!! If the catalytic converter is tested through computer codes, how did service not catch this before they charged my parents almost $800 and causing more problems that they didn't fix??????? I had an issue with this Mazda dealership 5yrs ago and it is safe to say they have not changed in CUSTOMER SERVICE at all. They did not even suggest or offer to fix the problem that THEY caused.
In my previous description of service and how they told my parents, after "fixing" the problem (which was not fixed at all and even caused more problems) that it is the catalytic converter....this would now cost and ADDITIONAL $1,217.00. I have done some research on this recent experience at mazda and have found through 3 other opinions, not just a 2nd opinion, that not only were my parents robbed bc of a $771 "fix", but a catalytic converter for my 2005 Mazda 3s is around $82.00. With those 3 opinions came the same exact sentence, STAY AWAY FROM THAT DEALERSHIP. Now, if you can tell your customers that this replacement would cost them $1,217.00 with a straight face, then this dealership is the epitome of what it means to be screwed by a dealership. Your main concern 5yrs ago (my 1st BAD experience- in which I spent an entire day during a holiday weekend no less, waiting for my car. The parts were put on WRONG bc the service supervisor was not there to supervise, do his job.) and what you should have strived to become is a dealership that shows the slightest bit of interest in their customers and their safety. The ONLY reason I ever went back there is bc of 1 particular service manager (john, whom you did yourselves a complete disservice by letting him go) and bc I had already made this appointment. Not only was my car tested, but it was driven for an ADDITIONAL 380 miles to try to 'fix' the original problem, which it did not. Also, my car was NOT replenished with SOME gas and left filthy with an empty iced-tea can.
I own a mazda, my brother owns a mazda and my parents were looking into getting a mazda. Knowing how Mazda RIPS OFF their customers and how terrible their customer service is, we will never purchase another mazda and are looking to get rid of the cars we currently own in order to avoid dealing with Mazda.
The outstanding issue is 1) My car is STILL NOT FIXED! 2) My parents were charged $771.54 and given MORE PROBLEMS. What should happen is a check should be sent to my parents for this Customer DISSERVICE and for the hassle of having them drive back & forth from upstate to deal with this dealership. This would be the RIGHT thing to do, which I'm not sure Mazda knows how to do.
I took my car somewhere else and what a surprise, it's NOT the catalytic converter like Mazda said it was.... the $1217.00 charge they said it would be. It's actually a different sensor, which is nowhere near $1217.00! Now to the mechanics surprise, he could NOT understand WHY mazda did not know this considering it is their own car and 'said' they tested the entire car, not to mention he was DISGUSTED at what Mazda initially charged for a sensor and valve to be replaced. There is actually NOTHING WRONG with the cat!!
Thank you Mazda for proving the INCOMPETENCE in CUSTOMER DISSERVICE.