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Patrick Subaru Sales, Shrewsbury - Service Center

4.0

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3 Elm St, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

51 Reviews of Patrick Subaru - Service Center

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September 20, 2018

"under warranty, car has been there for a month"

- irrate

DO NOT GO TO PATRICK SUBARU IN SHREWBURY UNLESS YOU WANT CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT NEVER CALLS YOU BACK. My sons car has been there for a month to be repaired under the warranty. (BTW he has had the car since December 2017 and the car is two years old). Instead of repairing the car they are trying to fight the warranty before they have even removed the oil pan. Mary at Patrick Subaru was initially calling my son to tell him to get the repair records for oil changes. After he submitted them....nothing. He calls at least once a day and NEVER receives a call back. She told him to call today at 12 and guess what, she didn't answer the phone. And she hasn't called him back and it is now 4:00. Now I understand people get busy at a job, but she hasn't had time IN THREE WEEKS to return his call. They are trying to void the warranty before they have even looked at the car. They are also telling him he needs the previous owners repair records. He bought the car from a dealership. I have never heard of this. I will find all social media avenues to let people know to stay far away! UPDATE: After 1 month of no returned calls we directed our complaint to Subaru Corporate Office. They actually responded to us and helped. When they finally decided they would fix the car, it took 5 days. We went a month for a car that could have been fixed in 5 days. They also went back and forth saying they would fix the car, then they wouldn't, then they would. They also told my son they would not give him a loaner or rental car BECAUSE WE LEFT A BAD REVIEW. Buyer beware. DO NOT GO TO PATRICK SUBARU. They sent be a blanket response that they had to wait for an ok from Subaru to do the work. Very matter of fact and using that as an excuse. The problem was THEY DIDN'T RETURN PHONE CALLS FOR A MONTH. NEVER AGAIN!!!

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Mary Bartoszek
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August 02, 2018

"Louie went the extra mile!"

- Tracy

My daughter's Subaru Legacy was having issues with oil consumption only to find out from the dealer we purchased it from in Pennsylvania that it was a defective part requiring replacement. We went many months and had several oil consumption tests that failed at three different dealerships (my daughter graduated and moved to Massachusetts to take a job). We were then told we would have to have a second test done at Patrick as per policy, However, Louie went the extra mile. I had the paperwork indicating the car had failed the test and he called Subaru to make arrangements to get the needed part. He called my daughter right after we left the dealership. After almost a year of dealing with this, the car was fixed in two weeks. Louie has checked on my daughter to see if the car is running okay. He even made arrangements for her rental car. I can't say how much I appreciate Louie's attention to this and helping my daughter out. Thanks, Louie, and thanks Patrick Subaru.

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Louie Ferraro
January 09, 2018

"great!"

- PeterPolice

yes so great! thank you very much guys and gal I have a of a always go here for service. definitely highly recommended . very much

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Steve Rivo
August 25, 2017

"Un-apologetically volume-focused dealer"

- JustANumber

If you aren't up for a long read, just skip to my last sentence. But if you want to get a full sense of one customer's recent experience with Patrick Subaru's Service Department, then get comfortable and read my tale of woe . . . Brought my car in for service about two weeks ago to Patrick Subaru. I had 3 different problems to resolve: a recall fix of the wiper motor, a faulty ignition coil (the main problem), and an intermittent problem with my headlights. Although Patrick is a bit of a haul for me, especially from my job in downtown Boston, the recall was a recall, of course, so I had to go to a dealer for that, and my local mechanic suggested I go to the dealer for the other two items as well since they were likely covered under my extended warranty. Since I bought the car at Patrick, I’ve always thought it made the most sense to service it there, as well—figuring that I was more of a “customer” that way—not to mention always being a potential return customer, so I’m assuming they are going to take good care of me! So I arrange for a family member to meet me at the dealer, get out of work early, and drop my car in Shrewsbury. I am told the next day that the car is all set and arrange to get another ride to the dealer to pick it up. It’s daylight when I pick it up so I don’t have a chance to test the headlights but the ignition coil issue is clearly fixed, and I can only trust that they did the recall on the wiper motor as well. The next morning, I get up early to begin my Boston commute from the ‘burbs and my headlights are not only not fixed, but actually worse than they were in the beginning (more intermittent/flakey). So I call the dealer, a little perturbed that the issue was not resolved (even though they “charged me for it”--to the extended warranty), but whatever . . . stuff happens and people make mistakes. It's how we respond after we've made mistakes that matters. This time, so I don’t have to inconvenience those around me, I arrange for a loaner. Soonest they have one available is a week and a half out—on a Friday. I tell the loaner person (Nicole, I think?) that I’ll take it. And then I even take the extra step of calling back the service dept to ensure they know I am getting the loaner on that Friday—just because I didn’t want to rely on their internal communications. (They always seem very hectic—even chaotic, when I am in there.). Okay. Now I’m thinking I’ve gone above and beyond and should be all set. A week and a half passes . . . I, once again, leave work early, and head toward Shrewsbury from Boston. On my way to the dealer a voicemail pops in on my work phone. It’s the service dept at Patrick. They don’t explain why they are calling in the message but say “Calling about your appointment this afternoon. Please give us a call.” So, still en route in my car, I give them a call—at which point they tell me that I ‘can’t have a loaner on a Friday—for over the weekend’. I explain that I already arranged this with Brenda--a week and a half ago. They aren’t even apologetic as they inform me that she shouldn’t have arranged for that (and to be fair I’m not sure if she is to blame. She told me that she had told the people who are in charge of the loaners that it was a Friday—and to give me a call. But I never received that call—until 1 hr before I am supposed to pick up the loaner—and I am already well on my way!). They stress again that they have a firm policy of not letting people take loaners over the weekend. Okay. Well that's information it would have been nice to have a week and a half earlier when I made the arrangements. So I tell the guy that I am upset. I took off work early. I am only coming in because they failed to fix something they said they had fixed the first time, etc. He pretty bluntly tells me to come back for a loaner on Monday night. Again, there is no sense that this guy has any remorse in his soul. I am less than a number to this guy. I am a gnat, buzzing around his head and interrupting his day. So . . . three days later I leave work early, yet again, and come back Monday night. They give me the loaner, and Brenda is rare among the Patrick crew for apologizing for the mix-up. Wishes she could make it up to me. Says all the right things. I say, “well, my car needs to be inspected . . .?”. She tells me they don’t do that—even for new car sales, but she feels bad and offers to ensure that it gets done anyway, even if she needs to do it herself on her lunch break. (Now that’s customer service, right?) So . . . … The next day, Brenda calls me “Your car is done. But before we get it inspected we need to replace some bulbs—or they will likely fail it at the inspection station. Oh—and the tech here says you need new wipers, too.” I say, “okay on the bulbs, I guess” (thinking, what $5/bulb, and a little labor? So what, ~$20?), but I just put new wipers on it at my last oil change. So they are essentially new. (Was he trying to sell me wipers I didn’t need? Hard to know for sure—but now I’m skeptical.) In any event, I tell her “no” on the wipers, and she says they’ll need to keep it one more day because there is “nobody who can take it over to get it inspected”. I accept that. At this point, I have the loaner so at least I am not stranded. And . . . . . . I come back the next day to pick up my car. Which is when they tell me that the bulb replacement cost $140. That’s right. You read that correctly. Half an hour labor per bulb. Plus the cost of the bulbs themselves. Now I work for a law firm. So I get the whole “bill by the hour” thing. And I even know how much of a pain in the butt it is to replace Subaru bulbs. I’ve done it myself! But they never even clued me in to how much it would cost! Here’s where I got really angry, though: they hadn’t even gotten my car inspected. So the bulbs that they had to replace so that it would pass the inspection . . . cost me $140 . . . and they didn’t even get the car inspected! Turns out Brenda was out sick. And it fell through the cracks. So . . . I don’t take it out on Jordan—the unlucky soul who drew the short stick and had to deal with me as my blood began to boil. But I tell him I’d like to talk with the service manager. So he walks me over to Louie Ferraro. Louie, it turns out, is the very same unapologetic guy who told me on the phone the Friday before about the “no loaners on weekends” policy. He is equally, if not more, unapologetic now. In fact, he is downright dismissive of my pain—and even a bit rude. He offers to take $35 off the cost of the bulb replacement because that was the cost of the inspection they didn’t do. And he asks if that is okay with me. I tell him no—my time is worth a xxxx of a lot more than $35! I left work early not ONCE, but FOUR times, in order to resolve something that should have been resolved on the first try. And that, no, $35 hardly makes up for the ridiculous circus that my service experience has become. But Louie is quite firm, and has nothing else to offer me...so . . . I take what I can get and pay the bill, minus the $35, and I tell Louie “thanks for nothing”. Story over? Almost. And I’m shocked you’re still with me. But no, not quite over. I decide that I should let someone else at Patrick know that they have lost me for all time as a customer. So I figure the Sales Manager would be a good, logical next step. So I call Jeff up, fill him in on all of the details above, and ask him to please escalate the issue and let the "powers that be" know that I am incredibly dissatisfied and even insulted by my support experience. Jeff, to his credit, was extremely apologetic, said all the right things, etc. But in the end, when he called me back the next day, he had nothing to offer but additional words of apology, and a hope that I would reconsider and give Patrick another chance. Not a chance, Patrick Subaru. Not a chance. Your organization obviously does enough volume that it has lost sight of the importance of retaining the loyalty and trust of your individual customers.

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Other Employees : Louie Ferraro, Brenda Ford
June 15, 2017

"Outstanding, we are on our 11 cars from Patrick Motor"

- John Leone

We are up to 11 cars in our family. All of these cars were serviced here great service. Now I have a daughter that drives 2.5 hrs away to come down here to get her car serviced here. And she bought 3 cars from Patrick Motors. So that should tell you how great the sales and service department is.

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Louie Ferraro, Brenda Ford, Melissa Prucnal
March 02, 2017

"Outstanding service!"

- Annette Williamson

Jordan was extremely professional and helpful when I brought my Outback in for service today. He took the time to explain everything and when I showed up early to pick up the car he even took the time to have someone wash the car for me. With the snow and sand that has been on the road lately I can say that I really appreciated getting a clean car back! I will definitely be back and will recommend your service department to friends and family alike! Great job everyone! :)

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Jordan
January 26, 2017

"Best new car experience I have ever had"

- chauncy

this is the first time buying a new car was a pleasant experience. the salesman, Al Pagliarulo, made it a great experience. He was patient, knowledgeable, and I felt he was taking my interest sincerely. This was the first time I actually enjoyed buying a new car.

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November 22, 2016

"Good Experience"

- yj

Patient and passionate service. It was the first time I had service for my car, and I received appropriate guide. The service center was quite busy but they didn't neglected me.

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Brenda Ford
November 02, 2016

"Service department is dishonest"

- unhappy

Have been into service department just about every month since vehicle purchase as car kept loosing oil. Received varying explanations as to the cause...not an oil leak...then it was an oil leak...then we are not sure why this happens...to finally...nothing wrong with vehicle....sometimes you "just have to add a quart of oil" Every single month! Unheard of!. At the last visit, they essentially washed their hands of any issue and told me "you can make a phone call" to Subaru America if I was unhappy as their "hand were tied". The attitude and vibe could not have been any more "used car sleazy salesman like".

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Other Employees : Jordan Acosta
September 07, 2016

"Great service"

- rjzdanis

Steve is a friendly, courteous, and hands on individual. Mine was a small service issue which he took care of in very quick and efficient fashion. I'm grateful for his help and glad I worked with him. RZ

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