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RIVERVIEW, FLORIDA -- Took my car to Firestone located at 10135 Bloomingdale Avenue in Riverview Florida for a simple oil change. The next morning I see oil on my garage floor. I returned to the shop immediately. When they put my car on the lift, the tech saw that the oil plug was not replaced properly. The tech said my engine would be fine. Lies! My engine threw a rod 28 days later. Filed a claim with them, but they are refusing to take responsibility for the mistake. The damages came to $4500.00.

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Sold Me Old Tires
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I went in for oil change 05/12/10 and they said I needed four new tires and learned they were old tires with white walls on the other side of the tires and charges me for oil change, new brakes, tire rotation, steering alignment for life of the car all for $1650. They are selling out date tires, I want my money back and will never go to them for anything again. Rip off and bad customer services and never own up to their products and looking to sell you anything.

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A Firestone Store in Katy Texas Takes Advantage of Elderly Man
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KATY, TEXAS -- Last week a family member took his car to a firestone, located in Katy, Texas (Store # 029254 727 S Mason Rd Katy, TX 77450-3421) to have the car's starter check. It seems to have given him problems. They really took advantage of this old man. He is in his seventies and with a limited income and knowledge of cars. This location really did rip him off. He ended up paying for a car starter, a new battery and cables more than 500.00 dollars!! I just can't believe how people can take advantage of our older citizens.

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Fee You to Death
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Just off the phone. They have a late fee of $38 if your payment of 35 is late. They have a fee of $10 if you want to pay them on the phone! How the hell will they stay alive once this becomes common knowledge?

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Brake Rip Off
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WESTBURY, NEW YORK -- Ad states we cut your rotors with brake job... Guess again they rarely ever resurface your rotors... You are paying for something you are not getting... Firestone rip off.

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Do Not Trust Firestone
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MEMHIS, TENNESSEE -- I am writing in reference to service I received at Firestone on 11/13/2005. I went to 5010 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 for car maintenance. I requested the following services: Oil Change, tune Up, wheel rotation and balance, front brakes, radiator system flush.

I was preparing my car for the winter. I spoke with ** at the front desk and he gave me a total estimate and told me that my car would be ready in a few hours. When ** called me and told me my car was ready, but I had a hole in my radiator. My car was running fine and had not been smoking or running hot till I picked it up from them. When I asked if there was a leak in the radiator, could it be repaired? ** responded by saying I would need a new radiator and that he could check on the status of how much it would cost me. He told me he was weary of giving a guessed estimate over the phone.

Once I arrived to pick up my car he did not charge me for the radiator flush service but gave me a $750.00 estimate for a new radiator. I was to call him the next day to confirm the price. My car was in fine working order before I took it to Firestone. It had not run hot or started smoking under the hood till they serviced my car. I am filing a business service complaint to the following: The Better Business Bureau, The Census Bureau, US Federal Dept. of Labor, Community Legal Center, Firestone Corporation.

I will be getting a second opinion on my car. I do not plan to do any business with Firestone in the future and will highly recommend to my family, friends, co-workers and clients not to trust Firestone with their car due to my experience. This is a situation of price gouging and tampering with my car when there was no damage to my radiator prior to taking it to Firestone for car maintenance. I would like to have this problem corrected before proceeding with additional action to correct this problem.

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Don't Go....
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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE -- I just took my car to firestone for the first time and they told me I need new water hoses and a new head gasket. they wanted $1200 of which $850 was for labor! 850! told someone, they said it is a complete rip. then when I went back to the shop to get my car to have it towed somewhere else, I got attitude from the guys there. I will never go there again and I will tell my mom to stop going there too. ever since she went there, there seems to be something going wrong with her car too.

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Bad Tires
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WASILLA, ALASKA -- My Firestone tires, on a new 2000 GMC 2500 truck have been a problem since day one and nobody wants to listen to me. I purchased winter tires with studs from Diversified Tire in Wasilla which were mounted on the stock wheels and the Firestone tires on new steel wheels form Diversified Tire. So now I am running back and forth trying to solve this problem, which shouldn't be my problem anyway. Firestone directed me to authorized dealers in Anchorage, Alaska Tire Service, American Tire & Auto. Alaska Tire Service claims no problem with the tires, the wheels are bent. I take the tires and wheels back to Diversified Tires, they replace one wheel and they are saying the wheels are good, the tires are bad. I took the tires and wheels to the GMC dealer in Wasilla where I purchased the truck and dropped them off next week, they will decide on whether to replace or not. Alaska Tire Service offered no written support. Diversified gave written support.
Please steer me in the right direction.

Thank you,

Jerry Sinor
PO Box 870202
Wasilla, AK 99687-0202

To help keep me as a potential future customer, I would like the following:

Replacement tires, simple.

or death benefits for the widow.

At the very least I would like a response from your company regarding this incident. Thank you for your time.

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1.2 out of 5, based on 5 ratings and
28 reviews & complaints.
Contact Information:
Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.
50 Century Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37214
615-872-5000 (ph)
615-872-1599 (fax)
www.bridgestone-firestone.com
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