I am a long time Honda customer, and moved recently from Mississauga Honda to you. Thus far, I have been extremely impressed by your service levels in every way. But today (Saturday, Feb 10) was different.
It has to do with the Service Advisor manning the desk at around 11am/Feb10. (Did not get his name, but he was wearing a red toque). Your other Service Advisor John Soares was within earshot.
I came in for three things:
1. Servicing the battery terminal recall
2. Checking my windshield wiper system as they were malfunctioning. (I drive long distances everyday, so this is very important for me.)
3. Replace my wiper blades with genuine Honda parts
On the first issue, even before he did anything, his first answer was, "We don't carry these parts, you will have to make an appointment" To which I responded, "I was called by your dealership to alert me that a new consignment of spares for this recall had arrived and would I please come to the dealership to get this fixed?" At that point he goes inside, and on returning after a few minutes proceeds to tell me, "We have one last spare available, so I guess we can get this done for you" YAY!!
On the second issue, after the workshop had looked at the wiper blade malfunction, he tells me "there is something wrong with the motor, but I can't explain it fully to you. You are covered under Comprehensive Warranty, but we have to check with Honda Canada to see if this is covered -and today being Saturday, they are closed, so we have wait till Monday"
Now here is my question. Honda (through its dealership network) sold me Comprehensive Warranty. However, when there is a need for coverage, you have to check with Honda to see if it is covered? When I tried to understand that fine point better, he responded "Well, we can't remember the thousands of parts that are or are not covered, so Honda will have to confirm coverage" Really??
When I inquired about the wiper blade replacement - he looks again at the work order and proclaims, "Oh, although I told them to do it, I see that it has not been done. I will ask them to do it."
Overall, not a great experience today. Oh well, there are other dealerships in the area.