• Report: #60768

Complaint Review: Metro Motorsports

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  • Submitted: Sun, June 15, 2003
  • Updated: Wed, October 01, 2003

  • Reported By:Phoenix Arizona
Metro Motorsports
6161 W. Bell Road Glendale, Arizona U.S.A.

Metro Motorsports, AZ Motorsports, AZ Motorsports Group, Mark Tkach If you have any service work done at this shop, you will be paying for their mistakes for a very long time Glendale Arizona

*Author of original report: Getting my day in court with MM

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Metro Motorsports (MM)

10/11/01-I drop off Jet Ski to have the carb jets changed for the altitude in Phoenix.

10/18/01-I paid $217.09 for carb inspection/rejetting, pick up the Ski and it doesn't run.

10/23/01-I brought the ski back to the dealership.

11/6/01-MM calls and gives me an estimate for $250.00 to fix the carbs on the Ski.

11/16/01-MM calls and tells me that the carbs are done BUT the engine is blown up.

01/26/02-I pick up the Ski, have it winterized and put it in the garage.

4/22/02-I take the ski to the lake and it doesn't run.
-I brought the Ski back to MM that same day.

4/27/02-Todd from MM called and said that the carbs need to be rebuilt. $290.00 to fix carbs.

5/18/02-Todd from MM called and said that the carbs had been fixed but the ski is overheating real bad.

5/21/02-I take the ski to another dealer.

6/08/02-The dealership says, The noise your hearing is piston slap & they want to tear down the engine
to see what parts needed to be replaced. I said what happened to it overheating? They said that the inlet hose on top of the motor was lose (bad clamp) and water was leaking into the Ski hull. It was obvious-the hose is on top of the motor and in plain view. They fixed the clamp/leak. The real problem was the fact that the piston was slapping inside the motor-easily heard. They need to tear the engine down and figure out what parts need to be replaced. (Note that MM installed this clamp)

6/13/02-Dealer calls back with estimate to repair Ski ($1012.20). The motor broke because the carbs
were not adjusted properly and the engine was running too lean.

6/17/02-Gal from Sea Doo warranty called to say that the engine broke because MM had misadjusted
the carbs and therefore it was MM fault that the ski broke and repairs would not be covered under warranty. She told me to call MM about their reimbursing me for the cost of the engine. I asked her to fax me a copy of Sea Doo findings.

6/19/02--Luis from MM called me back and gave me a lot of technical excuses why their shop did not
do anything wrong and told me that he would look into the problem and get back to me next week (never heard from him again).

7/10/02-I pick up the Ski and pay $1,119.32 for the repairs to the Ski and put it for sale.

I have since filed a law suit against this company so I could only print the factual details on this report. However, I will be putting the complete story on the report in the near future.

Be aware that this company is not listed with the AZ Corporation Comission, State Business Licensing Department, Secretary of State, or any other state agencies I contacted as a business in he state of Arizona. I was contacting these places in an attempt to try and track the owner of MM so I could have him served with court papers.

The BBB had the only listing for MM and it's CEO, primary contact, and designayed customer relations contact (seriously, is it funny that it is impossible to track down the owner/customer relations contact for this company-and most of the state agencies don't even have the company listed as opperating in the state of AZ--just what are they trying to cover-up).

A little more info. MM reports that they are owned by Arizona Motorsports Group but none of the above state agencies had a listing for them either.

Major warning. The same company that owns MM (Arizona Motorsports Group) also owns USA Motorsports in Avondale, AZ; Town & Country Motorsports and Vicory BMW in Chandler, AZ; Metro Motorsports and Glendale Harley Davidson in Glendale, AZ; Desert Motorsports in Scottsdale, AZ; Tucson Motorsports, Tucson Cycle & SKi, and Harley-Davidson/Buell of Tucson in Tucson, AZ.


Sean
Phoenix, Arizona
U.S.A.

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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/15/2003 07:29 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Metro-Motorsports/Glendale-Arizona-85308/Metro-Motorsports-AZ-Motorsports-AZ-Motorsports-Group-Mark-Tkach-If-you-have-any-servic-60768. 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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#1 Author of original report

Getting my day in court with MM

AUTHOR: Sean - (U.S.A.)

Let my start out by thanking Arizona Joe. He is a consumer advocate for Rip-Off Reports. He called me after reading my complaint and helped me track down the owner of Metro Motorsports. For those many others that have been ripped off by MM, here is the owner/CEO's home address.



Mark A. Tkach, CEO and primary contact

2725 W. El Alba Way

Chandler, AZ 85224



Thank's to Arizona Joe tracking down this guy's home address, I was able to have him served with Small Claims Court summons at his home. I can't tell you how satisfying it was to find this joker and begin the court proceedings.

I would also like to thank Tom at Superior Process (480)-429-6886 for not giving up on serving Mark. Tom had tried to serve Mark at MM but they said he didn't work there and if Tom did not leave, they would call the police on him. Fortunately, Tom never gave up and once I provided Mark's home address, Mark was served within a week.



As a side note, watch out for the General Manager of Metro, Bill Jeffery (BJ). This guy is so corrupt that you will feel slimed ever time you talk to him. He is also the one that takes over the court case after you serve Mark with the summons. So far, BJ has deceived the court into thinking MM needed to continue the court case-based upon MM serving me a subpoena on September 3, 2003-which they never did, but BJ was able to postpone the case for 30 days by lying to the court and telling them MM needed more time to review the information listed in the subpoena that was never served. It was somewhat slick but that's how slimy this guy is. I will up date this site with BJ's home address as soon as I find it.



Anyway, at the moment I am scheduled for court on Nov 3, 2003 but I am sure BJ will try to get another continuance. I will let yall know what happens next.



Thanks again to AZ Joe and Tom.
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