My husband booked 2 nights for my son using his credit card, which means the room was under my husband's name. I booked 2 nights after the first 2 nights under my son's credit card. I then called the motel and spoke with the clerk who made sure my son would continue to stay in the same room. She informed me they had the new credit card number. At some point, the manager canceled the booking I made under my son's name and then charged the next 2 nights under my husband's credit card which put in an over limit stage.
I called Days Inn at their 800 number and spoke with 3 different people. The first one I couldn't understand a word she said. I asked to speak to someone who speaks English clearly. She told me I'd have to call back to get a real English speaker. When I called back, "amazingly" the person who answered the phone spoke English quite well and could understand me as well. She decided she couldn't help me and put me in contact with Customer Care. Of course, I was on hold forever before another woman responded and could actually speak and understand English.
When I completed that call, I called the hotel and asked to speak with the first woman I spoke to. Of course, she wasn't available. The woman who informed me also could not speak English well. Plus all she wanted to do was talk and not listen to a word I was saying. I'm almost of the opinion that people who don't understand English or speak it well, talk to avoid resolving the issue.
I asked to speak to the manager after I had explained the situation several times. She then added insult to injury by informing me she is the manager. I again explained the situation to her, and she goes into another diatribe. By this time I am more than frustrated because all I wanted was to have my husband's credit card credited for the 22 & 23 and my son's credit card debited for those days.
At this point I told her that she wasn't doing a very good job of either talking and she certainly wasn't listening to what I was saying. She asked me to hold. She didn't put me on hold. Only she didn't. She walked away from the phone and spoke to someone. While I couldn't hear what was being said, I could voices talking. Soon a man came on the line.
Initially I thought I was going to have the similar problems because he wanted my husband's credit card information. I don't have that information. My husband doesn't have a cellphone. We had a big hullabaloo because he naturally wanted to make sure everything was on the up and up but I couldn't help him. I finally told the man all I wanted done was to have the charges for the 22 and 23 on my husband's credit card reversed and my son's credit card charged for the 22 and 23. He said that was good and took the necessary information.
This situation should never have happened if the female manager had left things as they were rather than deciding for herself there was a problem. Plus she needs to keep her mouth shut until she can do a good job of speaking English.
HARVEY, LOUISIANA -- I am dissatisfied with the local Dodge Dealership Service Department, your customer service office (outsourced to India), and your warranty service office (also outsourced to India). I am the original owner of a 2004 Dodge Ram. My story is as follows:
On December 18th, 2008, I heard the front U-joint going bad. I called the local Dodge dealership, Ray Brandt Dodge in Harvey Louisiana, and spoke with ‘**', who said that he was the assistant manager of the service department. I explained that the front U-joint was going bad and asked if I could bring the truck by for him to take a look at it. ‘**' said that he could not schedule a time for me to bring the truck buy before January 05th, 2009.
I asked if the possibility of the U-joint going bad and having the drive shaft fall off wasn't some kind of exigent circumstance that would allow me to be moved up for scheduling. He said only a seat belt problem was considered an emergency. I asked ‘**' if the U-joint was covered under my warranty. He said that he would not look into that issue until I brought the truck by on January 5th.
I read through the owner's manual and found that, if I was reading the warranty correctly, the U-joint was covered as part of the power train. I called the warranty number in the manual to confirm what I was reading. Apparently you outsource your warranty department to India. The man that answered the call could speak English only marginally but understood what I was saying. He said that the U-joint was NOT covered under my warranty. I read what was written in the owner's manual about the power train to the man but he again said adamantly that the U-joint was not covered.
At this point I asked to speak to a supervisor. The man's communication skills were decreasing rapidly and I believe it is because he wanted me to just go away. He placed me on hold for an extremely long period of time before a man claiming to be a supervisor came on the line. After explaining the situation to the supervisor, the supervisor said the U-joint was not part of the power train and therefore not covered under the warranty.
I read from the owner's manual that the U-joint was listed as part of the power train and was listed as being covered by the warranty. The supervisor put me on hold for an unreasonably long period of time. Again, I believe that this was a ploy to get me to just hang up and go away. The supervisor eventually came back on the line a said that the U-joint was a part of the power train and was covered under the warranty.
By this time I am perturbed. I called the customer service number to inquire if such treatment by Chrysler personnel was acceptable. Again, apparently you outsource your customer department to India. I spoke with another man with only marginally effective English speaking skills. He told me that the ONLY method to file a complaint about anything was to call the local dealer, obtain the name and contact number for the ‘District Manager', and make my complaint known to the District Manager.
I called back to Ray Brandt Dodge and the only person to whom that answering assistant would forward my call was the assistant service manager, ‘**'. Even after I explained what the customer service department told me was the proper method to lodge a complaint, ** refused to provide me with the name and contact number for the District Director. ** said to call the customer service number, which he gave to me. I told him that the number he just gave me was the number that I had just called, the number to India where they told me to call him, **, in order to lodge my complaint with the District Manager.
He laughed when I told him the customer service was outsourced to India and said, “That explains it.” He added that the only ‘emergency' repairs were for seat belts and transmissions (I don't know if I understand the part about transmissions).
This type of unprofessional conduct by and treatment of customers at the local and corporate level is unacceptable. I was not happy with the local dealer saying he could not even look at an extremely unsafe mechanical problem for almost three weeks.
I was not happy with the warranty department, the ‘experts', repeatedly telling me that the part was not covered by the warranty, apparently without even checking anything, anywhere; with their complete willingness to try to stall so I will just give up, hang up, and go away. I was not happy with the customer service department telling me to complain through the local dealer and the local dealer telling me to complain through customer service, leaving me no avenue to forward my complaint. Do you find this conduct/performance acceptable?
A U-joint failure can be an extremely dangerous occurrence. Because of the severity of the problem I went to a general mechanic in my area and paid $229 for him to repair the U-joint that same day. The mechanic confirmed my belief that a U-joint failure can be dangerous. He recited instances where U-joint failures caused wrecks and drive shafts to penetrate into the interior of the vehicle, etc.
Sir, you are failing to provide service at the local or corporate level that a professional organization would provide if they were serious about competing in today's market. I am hard pressed to say anything good about or purchase a Chrysler product after this incident.
VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA -- When purchasing my new car, certain amounts were agreed to. When signing the contract, the dealership wrote the car up for 500.00 more than the advertised price, did not give us as much as agreed as a turn in value for our old car, and added 400.00 to the agreed price of extended warranty. Then 2 days later called and said we had to go to a different lender than the one we signed with which had a higher apr.
We called our lender and found that Dodge never sent the paperwork in and there was no problem on our end. The final straw to this is I asked about the under skirt of the car and was told it was in good condition. Today however, it cost me 550.00 to fix that same skirt because it was broke in half under the car and when I called the dealership I was told it was my problem. I don't recommend going to this dealership for anything.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA -- When purchasing my truck from Performance Dodge in Lincoln, Nebraska we found a hole in the passenger seat. They told me at the time they would fix the hole. When I returned to get the seat fixed they tried to convince me to patch the seat. I refused. Even the man who was called in to repair the seat told me it would definitely show, and would not look new.
The service guy tried to get me to let the guy repair the seat, and he would fill my gas tank. I explained that this was a brand new truck with lest than 500 miles on it. That I did not want a patched seat, I wanted my new truck to LOOK new. I told him I thought that is why I was there. The service manager then told me they would have to order the seat cover.
I then showed him the damage to the passenger side front door I noticed when I got the truck home. He told me that there was no way to prove that the damage was caused prior to me purchasing the truck a couple of weeks earlier (it should be noted that when I took the truck to Beatrice it was put in storage and not driven). So at that point I was shocked and felt like he was calling me a liar. But knowing he had no idea how particular my wife and I are when it comes to our vehicles, he would have no idea how much of an insult this was to my wife and I.
I took the truck to a body shop to ask them about the damage. I was told that it appeared the damage was done while the rubber guards used during transport were still on the door edges. The body man explained that if the door would have opened into something without the door guards on, there would be some type of mark. But because the door guards were on, the door just bent, but no mark was left.
I have never owned a Dodge in the past but heard a lot of good things about Dodge, and I really like the looks of the Big Horn. So I decided to give Dodge a try. I was very upset with, and felt that I really screwed up, and was sure I would never buy another.
I have talked with my local dealer (Twin Rivers in Beatrice, Nebraska). ** was very nice to me, and his dealership will be doing all my service work. I have a free oil change at Performance Dodge, but I will not be using it. I feel there is NO reason to return to Performance Dodge… ever.
While purchasing the truck I asked the salesman about a hitch. I was told that installed it would be around $600.00. Of course I told him to forget that. I purchased and installed an after market hitch. Then I learned that the price for the Dodge hitch was no where near $600.00. This upset me because had I known the real price I would have had it installed the day I purchased the truck.
WHITE MARSH, MARYLAND -- On July 30, 2007 I went into New Carrolton Darcars Dodge in MD. I sat down with my sales agent "**" and we look at about 3 different model cars that day. I finally saw the one I really wanted. It was a 07 Dodge Nitro. They had just came out. Everything was going well until we went into the finance department. The director of finance had taken over the sale and was throwing all different suggestions to us on how to "Purchase" our vehicle.
I didn't like the deal too much or the price quotes. Due to a few glitches in my credit, I wasn't able to have the truck in my name alone (things happen) so my co-signer helped me out. We we're told to make strong payments of 595.00 for 6 months straight and we can bring the truck back and refinance. I didn't like what he was saying so he went into his computer and calculated everything on their finance page review for us. I sat there and watched him. He told us that if would be a 5 years contract and for the first 6 months of strong payments it would be a lease.
After we brought it back to refinance after the 6 month period then I could put the truck into my name alone and the payments would come down 100.00. I was told this deal was called "Special financing". So things sound great. We went along with the plan. Just recently we went back to Dodge Darcars and tried to refinance or trade it in for a smaller vehicle (gas prices and all).
The sales agent came back to us and said "Did you know your truck is leased and does not belong to you". I look puzzled and said "No.. it's not leased, we we're told that after 6 months of strong payments we could bring it back and trade it in or refinance the truck for lower payments and that's why we're here". So the dodge agent told us the full "TRUE" review of the situation. The truck wasn't a purchase it didn't belong to me, it was leased contract for 39 months, I cannot refinance, there is no such thing as a "special financing", and the Director of finance in New Carrolton, MD was fired a week after I so called "Purchased" my vehicle.
He also told me that Chrysler Financial will start counting the mileage and charging me per MILE after a certain point and after 31 more payments of 595.30 they will take the truck back and my payments will be for nothing. He also said any damage on the vehicle I would be responsible for and I would have to pay Dodge back. He said "you're stuck in this vehicle and there is nothing you can do." The deal was never a purchase. I was LIED to and sucked into a fake deal that was told to me in Fake Dealer terms.
I need to get out of this situation or I will sue. I'm not asking for money. All I want is to get out of this truck, clear my name and start fresh. If the vehicle could be purchased and re-do the contract so that it is a "purchase" not some fake deal just to make a sale then I would keep it. I'm paying for a truck that does not belong to me and so much baggage with it. This is not fair. IF anyone has any ideas and can help me, please help me get out of this or tell me what I can do...
OREGON -- We did purchase one used car through you last fall & are happy with this purchase. We thought about a Magnum Hemi for myself. I really liked this car. It was one of 2 top choices. We needed, however, to wait on any purchase until we sold our Ford full-sized van. We need the extra funds to work it all out.
We also realized with our lifestyle & work we really needed a good towing vehicle. So a truck was in order. We did not purchase any of your trucks though I liked the megacab. The main reason we didn't go with your megacab was that Dodge wouldn't even give us a trade in value for my van. It was worth something as it was in great shape, etc... Actually I felt like they "dismissed" my vehicle pretty quickly. I think they said they "couldn't even give me $1800" for it. This was a very negative remark from them. So we were on hold again til I sold the van.
I went to Nissan 2 months later to look at a Murano for a friend & just looked at their trucks for fun. I knew I had to sell my van 1st. So wasn't "really" looking. They asked what it would take to get me into a truck & I said jokingly, 4 grand! I figured this would help with 8-10 months of car payments &/OR it would get them to stop trying to sell me something I couldn't afford right then!! Well they said let's look at the van & work out the figures.... We decided on a Titan LE Crew Cab. One reason we went with them was the interior size, esp. the back seat area. Second reason - they offered me cash for the van.
Nissan bought my van for $xxx CASH. I got the check within 2 weeks of my purchase. They did work it out & we all were very happy. I now can use this money to make the payments in bad $ crunch months (we are self-employed). (I don't know if they always do this or just in my case).
Sometimes it is just a waiting game, but other times it just needs the right person to "make something happen". They were more than willing to work it out. I felt Dodge wasn't. My friend bought a repo'd '06 Titan & Nissan gave me $100 check for "bird-dogging" for them. I am happy!
Thanks for helping with the used car (Intrepid). You guys did work that out for us! No hard feelings! We will keep you in mind if someone asks me about Dodge dealers. You can remove my name from your list now. Thanks for trying or not. Nissan & Toyota's are the vehicles to buy. America is too cheaply made right now. Nissan spent 6+ hours locating just the right truck for me. They fixed a problem door handle & washed it afterwards! Good job Nissan!!
I have spent over $600.00 on brake repairs and replacements. Stereo has had to be replaced. Had to wait for 3 weeks to get it installed. Back passenger window has had to be repaired. Used the vehicle for a month before the part came in. Paint is coming off side mirror. I traded a 2009 Dodge van in on this Journey and have driven Dodge vans for several years. Very distressed and disappointed! I have had this journey in the Dodge repair dealership at least 6 times in these 2 years. I drive approximately 20,000 miles each year and have never had this kind of problems with a new vehicle. Please advise.
You look all over the web and see complaints against the way Chrysler makes their vehicles. Then you hear about people you know having problems and trying to get their vehicle fixed. Most dealerships will not help out when there is a problem. Most people get told to get a hold of a lawyer because the dealership will not stand behind their product. All these years and the transmissions in Chrysler vehicles have not been fixed. People rely on their cars and trucks to get to work and instead they have to take time from work and then be harassed by dealerships.
Toyota had a problem, sent out a recall and then made a commercial to publicly make an apology. Chrysler just keeps making faulty vehicles because they don't care what happens to the people that buy their product. If you ask me either you make a good product and stand behind it or shut your doors so people don't get suckered into a terrible product.
The front end of the truck shook violently when braking. This started after the dealership fixed the bearing recall at 30k miles. I had the rotars turned then replaced with new ones. I then replaced the tires. I had a front-end alignment done. The problem remained. The dealership told me several times all 4 rotars were warped due to driving through high water needed to be replaced and my back brakes are gone and need to be replaced. Hellooooo.
We have had no rain. We are in a drought. My grass crunches under my feet. My husband took the original rotars that came with the truck, to be turned. He then re-installed the rotars. Still shook when braking. The brake pads are good. After removing the rotars again, took a wire grinding wheel attached to a cordless drill and cleaned the hub, rotar on both sides and inside the wheel where everything attaches. Put the wheel back on and the problem is gone.
The Dodge dealership told me the cost to fix the repairs needed were going to be around $1500.00 to $2000.00. My cost with my do-it-yourself hubby - $2.15 for the wire wheel to hook to the drill.... Yeah we splurged and bought the top of the line wire wheel. By the way... The rotars were not warped in the front or the back. And the back brakes are fine. The dealership is giving false information on the needed repairs and charging excessive amounts.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC -- I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad cab and the paint started delaminating. I called and took it to the dealer and they told me it was my problem. I called Detroit, MI. and they told me it was because I did not park in a garage. I have seen at least 5 other trucks like mine in the town I live in that looks the same. I feel it was a bad day on the paint line for them. If my truck was the only one maybe but there are all kinds out there that look the same.