• Report: #29501

Complaint Review: State Farm and Darling's auto

  • Submitted: Mon, September 09, 2002
  • Updated: Sun, November 24, 2002

  • Reported By:Hancock Me
State Farm and Darling's auto
RR1 Box 311 Peasley Road Hancock, Me 04640 Hancock, Maine U.S.A.

State Farm and Darling's auto ripoff Hancock Maine

*Consumer Comment: not enough freon to do what you state

*0: State Farm Insurance Co/ Darling's Auto of Ellsworth,Maine 04605

*0: State Farm Insurance Co/ Darling's Auto of Ellsworth,Maine 04605

*Consumer Comment: psychosomatic because you've been told your sick. ...FIle a Rip-off Report

*Consumer Comment: So whats the Problem ???

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Dear Sirs/ Madam:

I have been ripped off so manty times i can't count them all. It would take too much time to tell you it all, i would end up writing a whole book. so, i will tell you the most recent concerns. i bought a car a 1999 Pontiac Grandam from a car dealer by the name of Wendy Day at Darling's Auto Mall in Ellsworth Maine 04640. I and my two children and a friend took a trip down south from Maine in the car right after i bought it and the whole way we didn't feel good at all. We had headaches and weak feelings and sinus problems and each time we would get out the car to gas up or whatever we would want to just get a motel and sleep. The car was leaking freon.

When i got back to Maine shortly after that i hit a porkie pine and did 1,500.00 worth the damage to the car the garage said they fixed it when they didn't the car has been inoperable since July 3rd 2002 my claim number with state farm is (19-4068-645)

I have sent them documents and they never get back to me and when i call i always get his answering machine so he;s avoiding my calls his name is Raymond Diaz claim team mananger Auto Claims Central State Farm Mutual Automobile insurance Company at(800)-921-9258 Ext. 8819 my policy number is 0102-808-19 car001 date of loss is July 3,2002 which my car is a 1999 not a 001 my car is not a 001 it is a 1999 Pontiac recall Grandam that has been through a flood and sold to after the cars last checkup they said at Darling's that there was a mildew smell coming out of the air condoiitioning unit.

I can not drive this car it makes me sick i have severe allergies and suffered from mercury poisioning from old warn down fillings that this state would not give me medical coverage as sick as i have been to get the mercury remove knowing i was deathly sick i need my car i have to two kid's and doctors appointments and a car im paying for and can't drive it and state farm paid Auto Buff in hancock, Me all that money and my car is not fit for the highway it is completely inoperable.

the serial number for my car is (IG2NE52T6XC533589)it's a recall and i got more sick after the accident i drove the car not knowing that much damage was done and evertime i'd get into the car i would get deathly sick. I went to the doctors and described how i was feeling and they called poision control and said i had been exsposed to freon poisioning which i think was leaking to begin with because when i took it to the garage for an estimate the mechanic said he don't know how the freon leaked out even if i hit a porkiepine.

he said the car was sounding like a defect. i then contacted Darling's they said i couldn't trade it and i asked the bank if they would finance another and they declined it and said the loan on the 1999 was too new. I'm waiting on GM no response as of yet.Jacqueline Stanwood

Jacqueline Stanwood
Hancock, Maine

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#1 Consumer Comment

not enough freon to do what you state

AUTHOR: rick - ()

a car has around 1.2 pounds of freon in it. if it were to leak enough to get you sick. it would last about the first trip no more. there simply isnt enough freon to do what you say its doing. we all experience our ac leaking at some time. yet this is the first time i have heard of anyone getting sick from it. just be glad it isnt a older car with 12 for freon. if you smoke in a car leaking freon with 12 you are breathing mustard gas. that is a true fact.
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State Farm Insurance Co/ Darling's Auto of Ellsworth,Maine 04605

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Hi, Still have never heard from State Farm or Darling's Auto about this 1999 Pontiac Grandam that is still leaking freon. State Farm Insurance paid auto Buff for damages done to my car and the vehicle is still inoperable even after it came home from their garage. he didnt't even touch the car and got the insurance money and never fixed it. The car was putting on a thousand miles every hundred the sppedodometer is not working properly. when i bought the car it had 30,000 miles on it and less then two months it read 42,000 i never put that kind of milage on that car So, therefore i canceled the exended warranty that was only good for 50,000 miles in no time i would lost 1,500.00 in no time. I have been ripped off and want to persue a complaint against theses two companies.

Sincerely, Jackie Stanwood
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State Farm Insurance Co/ Darling's Auto of Ellsworth,Maine 04605

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Hi, Still have never heard from State Farm or Darling's Auto about this 1999 Pontiac Grandam that is still leaking freon. State Farm Insurance paid auto Buff for damages done to my car and the vehicle is still inoperable even after it came home from their garage. he didnt't even touch the car and got the insurance money and never fixed it. The car was putting on a thousand miles every hundred the sppedodometer is not working properly. when i bought the car it had 30,000 miles on it and less then two months it read 42,000 i never put that kind of milage on that car So, therefore i canceled the exended warranty that was only good for 50,000 miles in no time i would lost 1,500.00 in no time. I have been ripped off and want to persue a complaint against theses two companies.

Sincerely, Jackie Stanwood
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psychosomatic because you've been told your sick. ...FIle a Rip-off Report

AUTHOR: Meg - ()

... against the dentist who told you you need to have those fillings removed.

There is no evidence that mercury amalgam fillings cause ill effects due to mercury poisoning - in fact, the most reliable evidence (that from studies conducted under strict scientific protocols) indicate that not enough mercury is released to cause mercury poisoning. The belief that they do is very much on the fringe & relies on frightening the public rather than scientific evidence.

The dentist who told you otherwise is trying to make a buck by performing an unnecessary - and expensive, as the alternatives to mercury amalgam are generally the more costly option - treatment. And THAT's a rip-off.

Whatever ill effects you are feeling is from something else - or is psychosomatic because you've been told your sick.

Also, state insurance plans (and, these days, HMOs as well) are not allowed to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Coverage is more expensive for those with chronic pre-existing conditions, but the plan are required by law to cover everyone.

On to your main complaint: If your car is a recall, the dealer has to fix the recalled component free of charge. Bear in mind - auto makers don't recall entire cars (e.g., everything is wrong with this car; we'll give you a new one), but defective components. I don't know what the recall on your car was for, but you do have the right to get it fixed.

If your car is leaking freon, by all means you should get it fixed - but unless it's a defect in the car, no one is obligated to fix it for free. In a car that's a few years old & has been through a flood [!] it's going to be difficult to prove that it's a defect. Your best bet is to try to prove that they should have known about/fixed the freon leak and the mildew in the A/C unit before selling you the car.

Which brings me to a pertinent question: Did you know you were buying a flood-damaged car & did the dealer have you sign any paperwork releasing responsibility for prior damage to the car? OK, that's two questions. But if the answer to either is "yes," you're going to have a hard time fighting the dealer. While they SHOULD have fixed any damage from the flood, if you signed a release of any kind - as part of your sales contract or as a separate release - it's going to be difficult to hold them responsible.
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#5 Consumer Comment

So whats the Problem ???

AUTHOR: Mark - ()

Lets see you hit a Porcupine & did $1500.00 worth of DAMAGE which State Farm paid for to get fixed. But you say it isnt. Well then I would contact State Farm & dont sign a FINAL RELEASE with them. If you are STUPID enough to do that, then Im sorry but YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO BE HELPED (Which I am pretty sure you are. I will show you here in a moment)

Secondly you complain because you car is LEAKING FREON. Well that is unfortunately a common problem with A/C Systems on cars. The Inner Condensor coils (Not sure of the correct Technical term) have a tendency to develop leaks in them cause of the corrosive nature of FREON. So I guess your choices are to PAY to have the A/C fixed or have it evacuted and have no A/C. When you buy a USED CAR it is sold AS IS. The Only warranty that it will come with it will be spelled out for you. But Im sure you think you are special & those things dont apply to you. They should just fix everything forever on the car for you. Well sorry but it dont work that way. Cars break & you have to pay to fix them. it is part of owning a vehicle. So get over it & just pay someone to fix it for you.........
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