Incompetent & Unprofessional
SUGAR LAND, TEXAS -- Back in March of this year I was rear-ended while driving home from work. I had my vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Highlander, towed to the collision center of Fort Bend Toyota. It was estimated that the repairs would take 2 months to complete. After 4 months and my car still in the body shop, I went to Fort Bend Toyota and spoke to the General Manager, Pat Goldwait. I expressed my concerns about the lack of competence of the body shop and it's manager, Jerry Shapley. He told me he was going to talk with Jerry and call me that afternoon. He never called. Another month went by and I get a call from Jerry Shapley that my vehicle is repaired and ready to be picked up. My husband and I arrive and notice right away that the left side rear panel does not align with the left rear door, the rear hatch would not close and the spare tire was missing among many more miscellaneous flaws. The vehicle stays there another month while the poor workmanship is corrected. After 6 months in the body shop, I pick up my car and take it home. About a week later an Allstate appraiser comes to the house to do a final inspection on the vehicle. It was then discovered there were parts that Allstate had paid to be replaced that were never replaced. My car then goes back to Fort Bend Toyota's Collision Center to have those parts replaced and other failed repairs redone. Another month later Jerry Shapley calls and says the car is ready. Again, my husband and I arrive to pick it up and notice the rear hatch is not aligned with the left side rear panel or the rear bumper. We pointed it out to the Collision Center's manager, Jerry Shapley, and he said "That's as good as its going to get". Unhappy with the repairs and his response, we walked directly to the dealership to speak with the General Manager, Pat Goldwait. He shakes our hands and we explain our frustrations. He then goes outside and inspects the vehicle. Without saying a word, he turns and walks to the Collision Center. A few minutes later, he literally runs out of the Collision Center and runs right passed my husband and I without saying anything to us. We go back into the dealership to find him so we can discuss the issue but he is nowhere to be found. That was 3 days ago. He has yet to contact us and I am sure he does not intend to. I just had my car appraised and it lost nearly 50% in value due to poor quality repair work performed by Fort Bend Toyota's Collision Center. You would think after 7 months in their shop they would have done it right. They definitely had the time!
I discourage anyone to do any business with such an incompetent and unprofessional establishment. There are many other Toyota dealerships and even more collision centers in the greater Houston area you can take your business to.