- Report: #177479
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Complaint Review: Continental Warranty
Continental Warranty24955 Pacific Coast Highway C303 Malibu, California U.S.A.
Continental Warranty Co. Ripoff useless warranty company Malibu California
*Consumer Suggestion: I was almost a victim too... maybe.
*Consumer Comment: I almost got caught by them, too
Three days went by before I contacted Continental's CS dept. to find out what the hold up was. I was told to give it about an hour or so before calling the shop back so the Claims Adjuster (Steve) could contact the shop. The young lady from the Shop called me and before I could say anything began telling me that this was a bad company to be dealing with. She said they were unprofessional and didn't have a clue. So me being the rational person that I am tried to give Continental the benifit of the doubt. The shop owner explained to me that she told Continental what was wrong with my car (transmission) and that it needed to be replaced. Now according to the literature that Continental sent me I thought this would be easy because the transmission was supposed to be covered. She then began telling me that Steve (Claims adjuster) said that the transmission needed to be broken down to find out excatly what was wrong with it and that I (the consumer) had to pay for the break down. Not one place in that manual or my contract does it state I have to pay for the breakdown. It does state that I have to "authorize" the breakdown, but there was no mention of payment.
Needless to say I contacted the company to find out why it was that I had to pay for this if I was supposed to have purchased an "extended warranty." I had already shelled out $1488 for their services which by the way have never been attempted to be used until now. I was continually given the run around. Finally I said I wanted either my money back or the repairs done. I was told someone would get back in contact with me. It has been 2 weeks and no word form Continental warranty.
Had I seen this website when they 1st contacted me I probably would not have gotten the warranty from them. I thought they were almost like an insurance company:
You pay for a policy
something happens to your vehicle which is covered by the policy
you submit a claim
the claims adjuster approves it
you pay the deductible
and the work is done
but alas that is not the case. All I want is what I paid for which is an extended warranty not the run around when it's time to finally use the warranty.
I contacted the BBB to get a better response being that no one at the CA office seemed to want to rectify the situation. I mean it shouldn't have to take the gesture of legal action or contacting the BBB to get good costumer service. I mean no company wants to have a bad rating with the BBB escpecially if you are expecting your customers to pass on by word of mouth how excellent your company claims to be. We'll see what the outcome is. In the meantime I have to shell out an additional $1900 just to get a new transmission for my car because Continental wants to play ring-around-the warranty.
Newark, New Jersey
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/22/2006 08:48 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Continental-Warranty/Malibu-California-90265/Continental-Warranty-Co-Ripoff-useless-warranty-company-Malibu-California-177479. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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