Automobile Club of Southern California

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The Automobile Club of Southern California offers reasonably priced car insurance policies to drivers in California. As part of the AAA network, Automobile Club of Southern California provides access to nationwide benefits and coverage while maintaining the perks of a small business.

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  • Reasonable membership fee
  • Several discounts
  • Part of AAA’s nationwide network


  • Typical auto coverage perks
  • Annual fee

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Automobile Club of Southern California (ACSC) is part of the nationwide AAA network. Its auto coverage includes roadside assistance, towing, travel planning, identity theft protection and various discounts.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

This is the first negative review I have ever had to write, and hate to do it. But this is deserved. I have been a AAA member for decades, and have a gold membership card with my daughter as co-member. My daughter, who is a college student purchased a new battery from AAA battery service because she was stranded and needed a new battery. The batteries came with a 6 year warranty, and a three year free replacement so she thought it was a good deal. Only one problem, they don't honor the free replacement.

After two years the battery would not hold a charge. I jump started the battery with my car and drove it into my garage to do a brake job. I checked that the alternator was charging the battery correctly and it was putting out 14.25 volts. I had the battery on a charger all morning. It would not hold a charge for more than two hours. There was nothing drawing current from the battery but for about 50 to 70 milliamps when I checked. Totally normal. I called AAA roadside assistance and told them I had a bad battery that my daughter purchased from AAA battery service two years ago. I told them it needed to be replaced because it would not hold a charge. They said they would send someone with a replacement battery.

Thirty minutes later a tow truck shows up and wants to jump start the car. They totally botched the call. The nice tow truck operator called their HQ to have a battery delivered and said they would be over in 20 minutes. Four hours later and still nobody had shown up. I called again and finally 30 minutes later someone came by and "tested" the battery. Even though the battery had been charging all day, he said I needed to charge the battery. Hmmm... You think maybe it's bad? He said to drive it for about 30 to 60 minutes to let it charge. Then to take it to an "official" free charging location to have the battery charged before they would even consider replacing it for free. Really? Ludicrous! Fine, I needed to road test the car after replacing all the brakes anyway. Drove for an hour on the highway and parked the car.

Next day, dead again. I shouldn't have to jump through all these hoops to get a "free" replacement battery for a junk battery. I have never had a battery last only two years in my life. The next day I took the car to Autozone. They even tested it and the alternator and clearly stated it was a bad battery. I bought a new battery and it has been fine for two weeks. Guess what? No more battery problems! I'm cancelling my membership at the end of this year. Auto Club of Southern California.

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

Automobile Club of Southern California is a fraud! Do not do business with them! I did sign up for their services, however, since I did not need their services after all since I decided that I do not need to drive after all, I decided to cancel their services right away with American Express since that is how I paid for their services to begin with and had no problem in doing so! American Express therefore gave me the credit back right away and blocked my account from being charged and/or from being rebilled again. However, this company is a big fraud because not too long after I cancelled their services, they started having one of their uneducated employees call me up on the phone and harass me for about $60.00 dollars or so that I do not owe them for their services to begin with in which I never used, utilized or needed after all!

In addition, they have been extremely disgustingly and rudely aggressive for the wrong reasons after I have told them over the phone the whole situation and they have continued to illegally call me against my will and ignore my responses. I have therefore asked them to cease and desist immediately and sadly, my wishes have not been respected. I had ended up swearing, yelling and cursing them to leave me the ** alone or I will call the police. It has got that far and my next step is to file a police report if it continues!

Not only that, but this ** company has also sent me many letters harassing me for the money as well like the one that I am presenting to you in the attachment and they even increased the illegal amount of money that they claim that I owe them, even though in reality, I do not owe them a dime! I wish this ** company would just please get their facts straight and start being honest with their potential and non-potential customers when they tell them something because you never know what websites they are going to be broadcasted on like I am doing right now! Obviously!

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Reviewed July 29, 2015

My travel agent Judy ** at the Oakland Piedmont branch booked our Cruise and air travels. The cruise was for me and my two children, they're 4 & 7. 7 day cruise Sunday - Sunday but she had us flying back 3 days after we boarded the cruise boat. I had to buy full fare tickets for the 3 of us. She won't return any of my calls. I won't stop until I receive a full refund.

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Reviewed July 29, 2015

My friend and I met with a "Travel Agent" at the Rancho Palos Verdes office on April 22 to discuss a trip to New York, Rome, Amalfi Coast and Greece. On April 23 he sent us an email with an estimate of the cost. We informed him we would think about it and get back to him. We decided that, due to the cost, we would forgo the trip to Italy and just go to New York and Greece. I sent an email on May 5 with firm dates for our new trip. We met with the "Agent" on May 8 to firm up our trip details. He emailed me later in the day with the cost and stated that no space was held. We decided that the itinerary he sent was good so stopped by to see him on May 9 to firm everything up.

On May 13, we met the Agent in his office and gave him two checks - one for the airfare and one for the service charges. At that time, the airline seats were picked and we were given a preliminary itinerary and the e-tickets would be sent to us. I was preparing an itinerary for the family on June 15 and realized that there were no seat assignments for our air travel on the preliminary tickets provided. I went to see the Agent to make sure I was mistaken and to also get our tickets (e-tickets or otherwise). He checked to make sure and found there were no seat assignments - even though they were paid for and chosen on May 13.

He placed a phone call and was on hold for a long time. He said he would email me the seat assignments. I did not hear from him that day. I called him in the morning, but he didn't get in until 11:00 and then had a client. He called me about 1:00pm and gave me the seat assignments as follows: Length of flight, seats assigned, WHY? LAX-JFK, 5 hours 40 min, 36A/37A, not together. JFK-ATHENS, 9 hours 56 min, 39F/40F, not together. ATHENS - JFK, 10 hours 56 min, 41J/41H, 2 rows from end.

Obviously, these seats were unacceptable. Since our trip began June 29, it became very clear that AAA was not doing anything to fix the situation. I contacted three "supervisors" to no avail. DON'T TRUST THEM. We paid in full May 13 and still didn't have seats on June 15. NOT ACCEPTABLE. Still no response from anyone in management at AAA.

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Reviewed May 29, 2015

Early May 2014 went in to thousand oaks office to pay auto ins, was suggested that we "bundle" homeowners as well. Agent got our home information, went to a fax machine, pulled off info about a flood in the home in 2010. We confirmed that there was and that our homeowners insurance had covered the loss. Never did she indicate in any way that because of the 2010 loss that AAA may not be willing to insure. She proceeded with the quote & said she would be calling. Never called, finally a month later we called her. We're told that because of the flood AAA could not insure us but AAA had a "secondary" insurance company & she would have an agent call. He did call and advised us that because of the FIRE claim they could not cover us. Told him we never ever had any fire damage, only water the one time, he said he'd get back to us. Never heard a word from AAA again regarding homeowners.

Giving us the quote without any caution that because of the "flood" that we could be turned down seems like a bait and switch. Early in February 2015 I took my husband off the auto policy, cancelled insurance on one of the three vehicles because he had passed away. I am still receiving mail from AAA addressed to him. I have obtained auto & homeowners insurance elsewhere, "bundled", with the same coverage as AAA but at a significant savings. Two comments: The agents don't follow through and there seems to be no communication between departments otherwise I wouldn't be receiving mail addressed (to me) and my deceased spouse.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

AAA is 100% liable for an accident caused by one of their insured. After I contacted AAA and told them I had a repair estimate from the BMW dealership the AAA claims agent "Dawn" in Escondido told me "regardless" I still had to take our BMW to Caliber Collision in San Marcos for their repair inspection (isn't that against California state law?). After going to Caliber Collision which was a joke, they literally took less than 3 minutes to inspect our car, I got back to AAA and talked to claims manager "Mark **?" and told him we are not going through Caliber Collision and that we will need a rental car while our BMW is being repaired, he said he would look into our case and get back to me. He never got back to me. Next I get a phone message from Enterprise Car Rental in Escondido, they told me AAA made a reservation for a car rental and they just need to confirm the dates.

I called Enterprise Car Rental, AAA told them we were going through Caliber Collision and that we were responsible for paying for the rental out of our pocket. I was furious, I left a phone message for claims manager Mark ** telling him we are not going through Caliber Collision and we are not paying out of our pocket for a car rental. I asked him to return my call, he hasn't called back. I left him 2 more phone messages along with my email address. In my phone message I also asked Mark to provide me with the name of his supervisor and contact number and I asked Mark to provide me with his email address. Mark still has not responded. This guy is suppose to be the "claims manager" for the Escondido branch, what a joke, AAA totally sucks. I guess we will go through our own insurance co. and let them go after AAA, or get an attorney? What a hassle...

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

Based on recommendation of my girlfriend I went to AAA in Long Beach CA to obtain BOTH auto and home insurance. In the past had obtained quotes and they were about twice as much as other insurance companies. Never have I experienced such poor customer service in SIGNING up for insurance. AAA requires an home inspection for home owners. Insurance, other companies will take a photo from the street and you're ready to go (if that), no problem. Agent makes an appointment to come over and we WAIT 4 hours for him and he never comes or calls. True professional. Contact office about inspection and does not contact me for 7 weeks.

A few days before Xmas he calls and says he needs to do the inspection today... I had literally just arrived in Vegas for my annual 2 week vacation there. Asked him why he never got back to be earlier... He was on vacation. Asked him why such SHORT notice. Said his office just told him it was needed now. WHAT. Told him won't be back in town for 2 weeks. He said he would let them know and get back to me. Never called me back and my insurance was cancelled. True professionals. Mind you, I was paying TWICE the amount with AAA than the other company and only went to them because of their alleged reputation. My girlfriend said I should have went to the same AAA office she had coverage (Costa Mesa ca). There are serious problems with the AAA office in long beach... WARNING!!! CAUTION!

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

I have had my automobile insurance through AAA for decades. When I purchased a new vehicle, I went in to the Tustin, CA AAA office and met Ken ** to have this vehicle added to my auto insurance policy. I later emailed him the necessary documents he requested (Dealer sales contract). Afterwards, I never heard back from Ken. I called and left him 2 voicemail messages without any reply. I also left 2 voicemail messages to his supervisors without any reply at all. It is frustrating not to get any response (email or phone call) back about this request.

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

I was never informed that there was a limit as to how many times (I have basic membership) I could get a jump to my car. They sent me a letter that there was a limit of four jump starts per year. Folks, I had four jumps in one month, battery kept going dead due to lights being left on. I searched/looked in the benefit membership packages; nowhere does it say that there is a limit of four roadside assistance! When you click on membership comparisons:...It does not state that at all; they are misleading the public and its members. Not a good policy at all because it is not noted to us! I protest this and want this to be included in all information shared to potential members. I received a letter from the Emergency Road Services Administration stating I must pay $60 bucks to AAA; and if I do not, they will not give me further roadside assistance because I have reached their so called limit that I knew nothing about. A violation of my rights under U.C.C.1-308...all contract info must be transparent. BE aware folks and have a good day.

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

Worse insurance company ever, experts at bait and switch and unacceptable customer service. As you know, AAA aggressively advertises for new business. This summer, I called for a quote. I own five vehicles that were then covered by Travelers Insurance (under two different policies) and I was interested in determining potential cost savings by covering all five vehicles under one policy. I was not then considering making a change in my homeowners policy that I have had with Travelers for six years. The sales agent inquired about my homeowners policy and encouraged me to move that policy to AAA and save additional monies through bundling. I disclosed that in May 2011, I made a claim on that policy due to my dog haven bitten a UPS delivery person. Other than the incident with the UPS delivery person, my dog has never bit or threatened any other person, and has become much more complacent with age. My dog is a Cockapoo, weighing about fifteen pounds and is now 12 and one-half years old. During that call, the agent pulled the dog bite claim up and told me the precise amount that was paid to the claimant.

I was informed me that this prior incident would not pose a problem and that I should move forward in obtaining the bundled policy with AAA as it would save me considerable money from my existing homeowners and auto policies, which were both up for renewal on September 15. I proceeded accordingly. Home inspection was required. After home inspection I was told by the agent I was approved and I should proceed to cancel my existing policies with Travelers. I relied on the AAA agent's statements and proceeded accordingly. The bundled deal that I purchased was only attractive because it included all my vehicles and the homeowners policy. In other words, I would not have made the change had I not been offered the full package of rates for coverage and the assurances AAA sales agent provided.

Without any notification or warning, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, I received a letter (dated October 22nd) stating that my homeowners policy was being terminated effective November 16, due to the dog bite incident. This made no sense as the incident had been fully disclosed and discussed and I was assured it was not a problem. I immediately called both the sales agent and underwriter whose phone numbers were listed on the letter. Neither returned my call. After my spending the day on Monday making further inquiries, I finally received an email requesting a copy of the loss letter from my prior carrier, which AAA already had but I immediately sent to the agent. I was told there was a mistake in that, she had uploaded something wrong, and led me to believe that issue would be favorably resolved. She told me that her manager, would contact me to confirm. I received no communications from anyone I contacted including the regional Vice President of business development for Southern California. The VP of business development do not return my phone calls or respond to a detailed email.

Also during this time, I contacted my prior homeowners insurance carrier as I cannot be without home insurance. I was informed that had I sought reinstatement within two weeks of the cancellation, it would have been honored. Now, my request for homeowners insurance would be viewed as an entirely new one, subject to more stringent requirements and fees (especially because I no longer have my auto insurance with it). On Thursday afternoon, I learned that AAA was going to proceed in cancelling the homeowners policy. To add insult to injury, I was further informed that AAA was now going to increase the rates for my car insurance due to lack of bundling and should I cancel the car insurance policy at this time (due to the bait-and-switch), AAA was going to charge me an eleven percent early termination penalty fee. This conduct is in complete bad faith. The company SUCKS, will run you around and I can't even imagine what would happen if you actually had to place a claim with AAA.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

June 2 had kitchen flood. DryTec came out as AAA agent. It took them 3 days to bring dryers. AAA estimator came out a week after leak. After a month of no word from AAA, we called back. Mold set in. Kitchen needs replacing. AAA expects a packing company to come in for $8.00/hour to pack, which is not even minimum wage. They also stated you can replace an kitchen and repair the damage wall in the garage for less than $16,000. This price includes lead and asbestos removal. The price will not even cover stock, smaller cabinets.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

I obtained a quote over the phone and was given a premium. I was not comfortable using my credit card over the phone so I went in to a local AAA branch office and was given a second price. I asked why? The agent tried to avoid answer me but I would not take leave without an explanation. He said the "mileage" driven per year was lowered by the agent in the call center. I told the agent in the office the same mileage I told the agent in the branch. 10,000 per year estimate. I said I wanted the lower rate and the agent in the office refused to honor the rate given by the agent over the phone and said I should call him back to finalized the plan. I asked to speak with the manager and he couldn't give a reason on this situation except to say agent are compensated differently for writing the policy with correct information and incorrect information. Buyer beware!!! If the agent manipulate one of many possible details... will AAA deny a claim if one is filed. Nobody knows and Nobody will give me a direct response.

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

After AAA endorsed a Santa Barbara Hotel (the Mason Beach Inn) with their "diamond" rating, I made a reservation. The property kept my family waiting for over three hours at check in. On top of this, the manager, **, was discourteous, and the hotel charged over three hundred dollars for a one-night stay. When I complained to the manager, he said he would "take care" of the problem. After not hearing from him for over a month, I made over fifteen calls to the same manager. He did not return one single call. Not one. This is when I decided to get the Auto Club involved, as they had endorsed this property.

As a club member for almost thirty years, with a Premier membership for the last six, I figured that they would at least try to advocate on my behalf. The "top dog" at the Auto Club that the other reviewer referred to, Regional Manager **, first listened to my complaint and said she would arrange for a "ten percent" refund, which the hotel didn't honor. I made five additional calls to the hotel manager, which again, were not returned. When I contacted her again, she actually began to advocate for the property, rather than her member, stating that I had "ultimately checked in" - as if that was the point.

I escalated the complaint to Edward **, who is the last stop on the chain of command - the President is unreachable (an employee told me that his number is "unpublished"), which shows just how concerned he is with his members. Mr. ** said that he refuses to reconsider any decision made by his Regional Manager (so why was I told to escalate the complaint to him and then given his name and number?) and refused to answer the simple question I asked him: Is what happened to me and my family consistent with the standards the Auto Club expects of the hotels it endorses? Rather than simply say, "You're right. You have a good point, and we need to do something about this", he simply blew me off with a comment about how my complaint will be considered the next time the property "comes up for review."

Really? You're going to continue to recommend this property to your members knowing full well that they have treated a member this way and might do it (or worse) again? Especially given that (as I found out last week), in between my making you aware of what they'd done and now, you've re-endorsed them? I repeated my question to him several times, each time asking simply if what had happened was consistent with what the Auto Club expects of the Hotels it lends its name to. Each time, he refused to answer the question, because he knows that what his Regional Manager did is wrong - and he is not ethical enough to make it right. Don't trust the Auto Club's endorsement of a hotel, or its "diamond" rating. It's meaningless, and they don't stand behind it - or their members.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

I received a call a few weeks ago from an employee named ** that is stationed out Diamond Bar, CA Auto Club. She called me on my personal cell number looking for another employee. I asked her how did you get my number and her response was she had it. I know she didn't have my number and the only way it could be found is through Auto Club system. I'm going to cancel my membership if this problem doesn't resolve soon. I didn't know that employees have right to get my personal information off your system. I now believe that I have no privacy.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

Three employees, including agent whom left cubicle to double check told us the same thing. Teen drivers with permits are covered free until they get their license. Then five months later, I got a retroactive change to my policy. I was being charged from the day my teen turned 16 1/2. The change didn't happen when my policy renewed. No money was added to my premium until after the 16 1/2 day happened. Was even postmarked for a week later. I spent hours on the phone and in the office over two weeks of BS! I had been a member for 31 years. I was treated like crap and was accused of all kinds of crap. The one guy on the phone was great. But he had his hands tied and could not reach the guy from branch who was a phone tagger. Nor could he reach any person to help him.

After resolving the issue and doing what the lower level guy in the branch offered to do (only I declined at first because I wanted a supervisor to give me what I was promised.... coverage until my teen was licensed or at least eligible to take the exam). His supervisor didn't call me, she made him call me and wanted me to pay. In the end, I was not charged. It was outrageous.... This is the short version. I left AAA after 31 years. While shopping, I discovered all the companies I called covered my teen until he got his license. ** off AAA, seriously.

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Reviewed Sept. 21, 2013

In March of this year 2013, I was on the freeway, and was hit by an 83-year-old on the freeway insured by AAA. Two others in the car, had minimal injuries. I sadly now after 6 months, am looking at possible lifelong nerve spinal damage. I have had 2 spinal epidurals, total of my out-of-pocket bills are at this point 8 thousand dollars and I suspect that they will be much more. Shame, shame on the mock, Mediator and Adjuster that have no level of integrity. I was offered first $900, and now 10 thousand dollars. This is not what I expected from AAA.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

I went to get car insurance with AAA on December 10th, 2012. I went to the Torrance, California location. I dealt with a Sales Agent by the name of Earlene **. When I received my new policy, I examined to find that Ms. ** added an Edwin ** to my policy. I called Ms. ** to ask what is going on with this guy on my policy. I was told not to worry about it. I said, "What the HELL you mean not to worry about it?" I said, "Take his name off my policy immediately." Ms. ** said she would. She was very adamant that this guy would not affect my policy in any way. I still said remove him immediately. Well I received my new policy on June 1st, 2013 because it's coming up on a year. What do I see! Edwin **'s name is still on my policy.

I went to AAA club on Monday, June 10th, 2013 and spoke to a Sales Agent Debborah **. She removed this ** from my policy. I am not pleased with the LIES, the SERVICE and the unprofessional care I received from Ms. **. I sincerely believe Ms. ** knows this guy ** on some type of level. You don't go around adding people to other people's policy. I am not angry with AAA as a whole. I'm angry with the service I received from one of their employees. Ms. ** needs further training in my opinion. So now I am going to wait and see if this guy's name is totally removed from my policy. Ms. ** is going to send me information through the mail showing the removal of this guy's name.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I purchased a policy from AAA and I was not informed of the 18% annual percentage rate it charges for paying for the car insurance under installments. When I called to complain to the manager, he stated it should have been told to all consumers, but they have trouble controlling the staff because they are afraid of losing the sale! Not acceptable!

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

I have been an AAA club member for 20 years. Today, I called the AAA to arrange for my father's car to be towed from my house to his house, because it was unsafe to drive. They informed me that I cannot arrange the tow, because it is not covered under my membership! I was not able to tow from one residence to another. I informed them that the car starts and runs but it is unsafe to drive; I needed to return the car to my father's house for my brother to work on it.

I was told again that they would not tow since the vehicle is going to a residential house and not a repair shop. I would need to hire a private towing company to tow the vehicle and pay them! I informed the supervisor and manager that my father was able to tow the car from his house to mine using his Premier membership card without an issue, and they told me it was because he was able to use a "one-time residential tow." I asked then that I wanted to use my one-time residential tow since I have not used my card. They said no since my father already did it, even though we have two separate memberships. I spoke to the supervisor and manager and they both refused to schedule the tow. When I purchased the Premier membership, I was not told that I could not tow a vehicle from a residence to a residence. That's with all the business I send their way.

I am done. I am cancelling my membership and will no longer be recommending the AAA to people. I am looking for another provider and will recommend them instead to the Auto Club.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

I had a pipe break in the main line into the house. I have been insured for 20+ years. Destroyed 150 sq feet of OAK floors. Bids ran $4000.00 plus removal, scrapping, and sanding. I had oak paneling on the walls, for beauty and warmth to match floors, which had to be removed along with the dry walls. Repair cost is over $9000.00. So far, this does not include computer damage or other property damage. AAA company of choice stated they would have done all repairs for less than $5000.00 including drying, storage - all repairs. This is less than the cost of replacing true oak floors and walls. Don't you love the way they treat you? Have their insurance on at homes and 5 cars. Time for a change. To top it off, you don't get call backs when you call from reps.

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

Agent Jay booked us overnight hotel rooms at Ramada Inn in San Jose on Aug. 13, 2012 .We got to the hotel at about 12:30 and on walking in through the hotel door, the carpet was filthy. In the walkway, windows were dirty, carpet was filthy. In the rooms, faucet was not working properly. We called AAA who could not resolve this issue and we had to pay for more rooms at the Hilton in San Jose. I would like a refund of the money and also to be reimbursed for the money spent at the Hilton.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

I received an invitation for an auto insurance quote via Westways Magazine and in return I will receive a $10.00 gas card. On May 30, 2012, I went to the Redlands office of Auto Club and got a quote, but it was too high compared to my current provider. Auto Club did not get my business and I did not get the $10.00 gas card they promised. I called the manager of the insurance department in Redlands and he was quick to answer that I will get it from the corporate office. My question is this: when? It has been 2 months now and there is still no card.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

I began my employment with AAA in 1974. In 2005, I had reached the required number of years of service plus my age, which entitled me to retire with a benefit of $1906.00 per month. I decided not to retire at that time. In August 2005, I was a pedestrian and was hit by a car, which was insured by AAA. I was in a coma for a few months and moved to a convalescent center in October. I was so disabled that I was unable to ever work again.

There were interviews and correspondence between AAA and my self with me appearing at the AAA office in which I worked and informing supervisory staff that I would not be returning to work due to my disabilities. I completed forms from the company regarding my disabilities. I then received a letter from my supervisor stating that the AAA Club was treating my disablement as a "voluntary termination." They also informed me that I should have been terminated three years previously, but it was not due to a clerical error. When I phoned to protest, I got no satisfaction.

When I applied for my retirement, I was informed that my $1906.00 per month would be paid to me for one year and then would be reduced to under $500.00 per month being that I had "retired early." I protested that I had not retired early; I had been disabled. Their reply was that the "club" retirement makes no distinction between early retirement and disability.

I have contacted an attorney. I happened to be at AAA for notary services and spoke to another long-time employee. This employee stated that after 40 plus years of service, when they put in for their retirement, they were immediately hit with a 5% wage reduction. This company is vicious and needs to be disciplined. I'm filing a complaint with everyone who will entertain it.

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

AAA charged another person's membership to my credit card. They know who the person is, they know my credit card number and know they charged my credit card for that person's membership but they refused to do anything until I prove they charged my credit card. Huh? I had to fax my credit card statement to them and it was done 4 different times. I have not heard back nor have I received my money.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

I purchased a car battery on Jan. 17, 2012 from AAA which they represented to be new with 3-year replacement warranty. On February 18, 2012, the battery was dead. The response team that sold the battery, Florence Motors Inc., claimed it simply needed re-charging and refused to replace. I did as suggested and charged the battery approximately 45 minutes and afterwards the battery was still dead. The response tech came again and again said the battery was in need of re-charging and refused to replace it.

I spoke with the manager, a man named Baca (sic), who was rude and said for me to do whatever. I informed him I would file a complaint and seek to have his contract rescinded. I lodged a telephonic complaint, to no avail. I was told the protocol was being followed. On 2/20/12, I had the battery inspected by a Ford dealership and was told the battery had a dead cell. I was forced to buy another.

I am seeking redress and would like the name and address of the vice president in charge of customer service, and I would like the name and address of the president of AAA Southern California. I have been a member of the club for 42 years. My number is **. I expect your prompt response.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

The Auto Clubs Verified Mileage Program or Pay as You Drive Program was approved by the Insurance Commissioner earlier this year and was touted as a way to save consumers money by lowering the price of insurance when they drive less. In theory, the program has its merits by discouraging unnecessary driving by motorists. In reality, the Auto Clubs implementation of the program has many troubling flaws.

Auto Club agents are pressured to forge insurance documents and manipulate insurance premiums in exchange for more phone duty, better phone calls, better leads, paid vacations, better treatment by management, a trip to the Bahamas, and to maintain their employment. Ethical agents are threatened and harassed to quit or accept their fate that they will be terminated for low performance. High production is looked at as a virtue and not scrutinized as agents submitting fraudulent business. Low production is looked at as laziness, incompetence, stupidity, and reason for punishment and termination. Lead distribution is such that high producers are given more leads and low producers are given even less leads insuring a huge gap between high and low producers. It also skews the policies written with integrity versus policies that are problematic.

Rather than estimate the accurate or actual mileage for each policy, agents are lowering initial mileage readings when starting a policy, which lowers the annual mileage category and thus lowers the annual premium, but just for that year. Agents that use this practice to quote will sell more policies because the premium will be much lower than it would otherwise be. Agents can accomplish this because only about 25% of all policies require inspections with an odometer reading. Agents at the district offices are allowed to inspect their own vehicles. They omit odometer readings intentionally and enter any figure they want to sell the policy.

All this would be a moot point; however, with the Verified Mileage Program insured are required to submit their exact mileage reading upon renewal of the policy or be removed from the program. Though no fault of their own, many Auto Club insured members will have renewals with extraordinarily higher mileage depending on how much the agent lowered the original mileage and how many miles were driven during the current policy period.

An example to illustrate the wrong that is being perpetrated on unsuspecting consumers: If I start a policy today and my current annual mileage is 15,000 and I bought the car exactly a year ago, with zero miles, the mileage category should be 15,000 miles or less. The agent knows if he quotes me at 15,000 miles per year I won’t buy the policy so he enters my mileage at 5,000 and my premium is much lower than what I am paying now so I switch to the Auto Club. I’m happy until my renewal arrives next year.

The premium almost doubles in price. When I am asked by the Auto Club what my current mileage is next year, it will be 30,000 because if you remember I was driving 15,000 miles per year and my vehicle had 15,000 miles at the inception of the policy. The Auto Club is going to rate my renewal at 25,000 miles per year because my agent entered 5,000 as my current mileage at the time I purchased the policy. The renewal will encompass the miles that were deficient from the prior policy which is at 10,000 and include the actual miles driven that is, 15,000. My annual mileage rating goes from 5,000 per year to 25,000 per year because it looks like I drove all those miles in only one year.

I really didn’t drive that much but that is the way the miles are calculated. That’s a big increase. If I complain, I am told by the representative that I am a liar and I can bring in a service receipt in 30 days to lower my mileage to where it should be. Now that is customer service! Some from the company may say that the miles are being accounted for over two years so it really doesn’t matter. This is all being suppressed by the sales department. My view is the original sale would not have taken place and the premium manipulation has put the insured into a situation where the policy is written under false pretenses and can be voided by the insurance company.

The agent doesn’t care because all this stuff will happen a year later and he sold a policy he normally would not have. The Auto Club praises the current agent and lavishes him with more phone duty, pays him more per policy, and sends him on paid vacations because he is a top producer and gets away with doing this on a daily basis. Nobody seems to notice except our insured members. On the renewal, the policy is way over priced and the insured non-renews or has to fight with our customer service department that won’t believe him. The insured doesn’t know exactly what happened because they did not see the fraud that was committed against them. The fraud only becomes apparent on the renewal a year later. The insured has lost all longevity with their prior carrier because they are now with the Auto Club. Their current renewal is too high so the insured must shop for insurance elsewhere.

The only way to eliminate the out right fraud and corruption at the Automobile Club of Southern California is to require inspections with odometer readings for every policy written. Currently, inspections are not required for liability, only policies or insured that have prior insurance with similar coverage. Also, agents in the field can perform their own inspections and omit the odometer photo on purpose! This lack of accountability on new policies opens the door for agents to commit fraud and abuse on the unsuspecting public. This is a verified mileage program so you must verify the mileage or otherwise this is a sham and should be abolished. Also, allowing the same agent that writes the policy to inspect the vehicle is a flagrant conflict of interest. The inspection should be completed by a manager or impartial third person at all levels of the organization and at all times include a photo of the odometer.

There should be a separate disclosure just for mileage in the insurance documents that require the exact mileage for each vehicle to be listed at the inception of the policy. The insured should be required to sign the disclosure verifying the exact mileage for each car on the policy. There should be an explanation that this figure will be used to determine next year’s mileage calculation. Unbelievably, this is not now required. The mileage would therefore be verified by the insured, by an inspector, and by the agent. The current system allows for only the agent to verify the mileage and the agent has a conflict of interest to be trusted with that. Currently, the only disclosure that references anything about mileage is on the Coverage and Limits page and this only lists what the annual mileage is calculated at. This is misleading if the insured doesn’t know what their real annual mileage is or how it was calculated. Most insured don’t know what they drive and are influenced by the agent. When you ask an insured how many miles they drive, they most likely under estimate. This figure should still be listed in that location but the mileage disclosure should list the exact miles at the inception of the policy. There is a culture of corruption within the Auto Club of Southern California and drastic measures are needed for true change to be forthcoming.

The Auto Club will defend its position by stating it has systems in place to catch fraud and abuse and to some extent they do. However, the only way to avoid agents from lowering mileage is to educate the insured with a mileage disclosure that must be signed by the insured and the agent. It should explain how this figure will affect the rating for the following year. When only some of the policies require inspections, and this can be manipulated by field sales agents, then there is no effective process.

When the agent knows in advance which policies will require an inspection the agent can make up the mileage on selective policies to, get the job done. The Auto Club will also reference the fact that conversations are recorded and can be audited for integrity. The agent knows this and never asks the insured what their mileage is. They’ll only make reference to how much the insured commute is and make up a figure that is statistically consistent with the commute, albeit on the low end. The policy ends up being a fill in the blanks bonanza for the agent.

Some managers look the other way and others go further by processing business that has serious errors. In fact, some managers were required to send policies through processing a second time to verify corrections were completed because the managers couldn’t be trusted to verify the corrections were actually completed. This company needs managers to watch the managers. But when the processing team can only catch incorrect phone numbers or spelling corrections, the mileage factor cannot be corrected at the pre-completion level but only at renewal when the insured complains about the increase in premium unless an inspection is completed and a mileage disclosure is developed.

Without seeming redundant, I have spoken in generalities because it is not my intention to get employees in trouble but to correct the failures of this program and this company. If the deficiencies discussed here are not corrected I have lists of managers, employees, and policy numbers that are at issue and I will release this information to the media and notify those insured that have been wronged. Insured will have grounds for a class action lawsuit.

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

A few weeks ago, both of my vehicles were damaged when I parked them in my community's parking lot. The workers on the lot used a concrete saw to cut up the parking lot and in the process covered both my 2003 Special Edition F-150 and my very low mileage 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo in large amounts of concrete dust. The cars were wet from morning dew, then got covered, and then heated up in the sun. Concrete dust, to anyone unaware, contains silica (a very fine abrasive) and lime (a highly basic chemical) that will etch the car paint. Both vehicles are in need of complete repaints.

I filed a claim with AAA and was assigned a claims representative named Sergio **. Sergio was vague and careless. He was either unable or unwilling to answer my questions regarding their total loss policy, adjustment policy, or any of the claims and repair process.

Upon his recommendation, I got the Porsche into a body shop to assess the damage (I actually took it to two shops). Both advised against detailing the car and they said that my only option was a complete repaint. Upon mentioning concrete dust, both acknowledged that anything less than complete repaints would leave me with vehicles that would quickly degrade far past the damaged condition that they were in.

I was then contacted by Chris **, a San Diego based claims adjuster, who suggested that instead of meeting at the body shop to adjust the damages, we should meet at my place of residence. I forwarded him the body shop quotes and I thought that everything would be fine.

Upon his arrival, he suggested that I have both cars detailed at my own expense so that he could further assess the damage. I objected strongly, based upon the recommendations of every person I've talked to. Everyone said that I should avoid detailing because it could make my problem worse.

Since then, I have been in contact with multiple managers from various offices within AAA and no one has provided me with any help or assistance. My vehicles have been damaged for 3 weeks now and I see no end in sight.

Both of my vehicles are seeing daily depreciation as well as increasing in damage the longer they are left unattended to. I cannot remove the residual dust without damaging the car more, which only makes the problem worse.

Additionally, I use my Porsche as a marketing item. I am a member of the Porsche Club of America and develop most, if not all, of my business through PCA referrals. My marketing item is now damaged and I have not been able to use it for weeks, and it will likely never be back to its pre-concrete-dust-damaged state.

I have been an AAA member for 24 years and I have had nothing but good interactions until now.

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Reviewed Sept. 8, 2011

We presently have homeowners insurance coverage through Auto Club of Southern California since approximately 1987. And we have been Auto Club members for almost 30 years. We have an uncashed claim check from Auto Club for damage to our home. The date of issuance is May 9, 2001. The reason the check was never cashed was because it was inadvertently packed away in storage, along with other home furnishings and boxes. It was when our house was being renovated. While going through the boxes in storage in August 2011, we found the uncashed check.

We then called Auto Club to report the uncashed claim check, the status of it and re-issuance of the check. The Auto Club claimed the monies from the check had been sent to the State of California unclaimed property department. They said that I would have to contact the State regarding the funds. I contacted the State of California Dept. for unclaimed property. I was told they did not receive any check or funds from the Auto Club for us. Therefore, I called Auto Club back to tell them what the State said.

From the outset, Auto Club never helped us. It's been very frustrating. We've been passed on to so many different people from Auto Club. We had to explain and re-explain the same situation many times over to every different person. Either the person didn't know anything, or they didn't know what we were talking about. They would give us the wrong information. They said they would call back, but they didn't. They would also say there was no information about my last contact with Auto Club regarding the matter. I'd ask them their name and phone number. They would give me the main number, instead of their extension. So, the next time I'd call back to check on the status of the uncashed check, I would be talking to another different person. I would have to repeat the matter all over again from the very beginning. This went on for 2-1/2 weeks.

Auto Club now claims a new check was reissued to us, and the one we have was voided. However, they refuse to give us proof of the executed reissued check. Auto Club claims they no longer have records of the check. Yet, how does Auto Club know they reissued a check to us since they claim not to have any records? We appreciate your help in assisting us in this matter. We want to be treated equitably.

Sincerely, James & Kathleen **

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Reviewed July 1, 2011

Due to financial difficulty I decided to change my auto insurance from full coverage to liability only. When I received the adjusted policy the amount was exactly $60.00 short of the amount they should have credited me. It took me awhile to figure out what they did and how they did it. When I arrived that their erroneous calculations, I wrote them in detail showing them their accounting errors and the correct amount due me. I never received an answer to my letter but did receive a new balance due which I did not owe as I had paid off the policy in full on the last payment.

They also demanded the balance due (according to their figures) full even thought I had opted to pay over a 9 month period of which I had four months to pay. When I called them they told me that they do not accept letters from their customers nor do they accept any faxes. They also said that I do owe the amount because they charge on a daily basis from the time the bill is adjusted until the time of payment which is totally bogus. They manipulated the adjustment to reflect a balance due of $60.00 which is the exact amount they originally gave me on the discounts allowed at the onset of the policy. I immediately cancelled the policy and went with another insurance company which charge me $118.00 less with better coverage.

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Reviewed May 4, 2011

This woman tells me she is the top dog at Triple A and there is no one over her to complain to. We are due a refund of $120 which Auto Club has refused to give us. They have been a mess to deal with. Lousy customer service. We’re out $120 and a bottle of pills for the migraines they gave us. They are liars.

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

I was with AAA for 4 years. In September 2009, I was in a minor accident. I turned on my blinker, checked my mirrors, and proceeded on the narrow road because it was clear. Apparently, the gentleman that hit me was speeding. When we got out of our cars, 30% of my driver's side door was dented in while his bumper had hairline scratches. He told me, “I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry, I couldn't stop in time, I was looking at the green light ahead.” He then attempted to try to convince me and my boyfriend that we should not make a claim because I could face a traffic citation. He also attempted to convince me to go to a specific repair shop because they would only charge me $100. He then left the scene, and I called AAA. Prior to making my statement, I asked the adjuster, Nick **, if he should get a statement from my boyfriend. He told me it was not necessary.

This was the first and last time I heard from a claims adjuster. I received a letter a few weeks later, informing me that I was at fault. I sent in pictures of my damage, the intersection, and various Google Earth images to depict how the other motorist came speeding around the corner to make the green light. Nobody ever came out to see the damage to my car, and it seemed nobody cared.

Inevitably, I decided to enhance my coverage, and I had to pay $1,000 in 3 months! Then, when my policy lapsed, my new premium was $2,536 for one car! Unbelievable! I was then told that if I bought a newer car, my policy would be an extra $200 on top of that!

I decided to switch my insurance to a local agent (Mr. **), and I couldn't be happier. My 6-month premium is only $850 and I can personally email my agent whenever I please! It's nice having a personal relationship with someone you do business with. It's also great, because as a student, I am able to pay off my other bills, instead of throwing it away for AAA's horrible coverage and service!

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

I called out for service for a jump-start for my battery. After the guy showed, he stated that my car might still malfunction because the battery was not charging and told me to call back for a tow if I needed it. It did malfunction and left me stranded. I called back for a tow. They send back out for a jump-start guy. After talking to the second guy, he stated, "Well, we thought you needed another ‘jump’." I called back to complain and to get another tow. They came out but now they wouldn't wait for my husband to meet them. They left. I called AAA again to complain. I'm not sure why I pay for services I don't even receive. My 2-year old son was in the car, I wasted my gas and pray fully, my groceries are not sitting in it. I am very disappointed.

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Reviewed Sept. 8, 2010

I have had this roadside service for over 5 years. I had switched from another provider. I have 4 cars and a 22' class CRV. I was told when I switched that I did not need RV coverage because they did not consider it an RV. They called it a conversion van. So thinking I was covered for over 5 years until this Friday, I broke down, called and was towed. We thought it was fixed and left on Monday, just to break down again. So we called to get it towed home. We were left on the side of the Canyon road for over 4 hours. They told us we were not covered, then we were, so they sent a truck out. They said it was not covered and we had to pay $250.

Well, I didn't have any money so I called AAA back. They said it was now not covered and they would try to get us a courtesy tow if we call back in 3 hours. They told me to add RV coverage, so I did over the phone. I was told they would try and waive the 7 days because of this all being a misunderstanding by both sides. Transferred back to roadside and they said they couldn't do that and to just call back in 3 hours. Being disabled myself and my son is only 13, we sat there waiting. By the time to call back in to AAA, my cell phone was dead. So there we sat, overnight in the middle of a canyon, without any use of my RV and no water. A good person helped me get the RV moved today, not AAA.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 2:25AM, I called AAA. My car's transmission went out, I told them I was on an extremely dark road in a canyon area and needed tow service immediately. I was very much afraid. With the first call, I was advised to expect a truck within the hour. Well, past the hour I waited and called again for a status update. I was advised the tow truck would be there at 5:45AM! According to their agreement/website, service would be an average of 25 minutes in a metropolitan area. The operator wrote that I was in a tunnel, very much wrong! The call was only elevated to "rush" status. After speaking with a representative today, Monday, I now understand there are two additional levels above rush.

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

I was involved in a hit and run accident on August 19, 2010. The party that rear-ended me ran after she had rear-ended my vehicle. I called ACSC reporting what had happened and they asked me if I wanted to make a claim. I proceeded to file a claim to get my vehicle repaired (claim number xxxxxxxxx) and the representative that I spoke with said that an agent would be contacting me the following day (August 20, 2010). I did not get a call at all from the agent that was in charge of my claim so I waited until Monday (August 23, 2010) to get a hold of someone regarding my claim. I was unable to directly get a hold of the agent that was taking care of my claim so I spoke with an operator and he was finally able to connect me with her.

Once I spoke to her, she said I was able to take my car to the repair shop but a few minutes after we hung up, she called me back saying that my car was not covered. I told her that I changed my policy a few weeks prior to this conversation and that I was told that the coverage was immediately effective. She even stated that there were notes of that fact that it was on there. She stated that she had to speak with her manager regarding the issue and I have no heard back since. I have called several times and left a few messages without any resolution.

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Reviewed July 31, 2010

First of all today the date today is 7/29/2010. I was a insurance customer with AAA for over 10 years and had never filed a claim with this company. My insurance premium with these robbers last year was over $5,000.00. I gave them $1,000.00 down and I still had a monthly payment of $604.00 per month!

I was involved in a fender bender on 3/19/2010 when a young pregnant teenage girl was in the right lane and turned into my lane hitting my 2008 Shelby GT. I called the police and they took a report.

Witnesses' were kind enough to stop and give me phone numbers, etc. I gave all of this information to Kevin ** my claim adjuster. He assured me that they would investigate the accident and take care of my repairs quickly. He said he would send me a list of their approved body shops so I could proceed with getting my repairs. One week later, I received a police report in the mail and was the last I heard from Kevin ** for 4 Months.

Every time I called, AAA claims Kevin was never available so I got the run around and burned up my minutes on my cell phone, (no sweat for AAA because your time and personal cost is of absolutely no importance to them). They believe and treat you like you are bothering them with intelligent questions. About 10 days after the accident, I was contacted by an agent named Matthew ** who informed me he was investigating the accident. What he failed to tell me at the beginning of our conservation was that he was investigating on behalf of the teenager who was also covered by AAA. Mr. ** was very rude and kept trying to put words into my mouth.

While the accident was happening, I was doing my best to avoid this teenager from hitting me as we approached the intersection. He kept demanding distances and rates of speed, and information I did not have. When I would reply with, "I was driving and had my hands full trying to avoid this immature driver from hitting me or causing me to involve another vehicle", he would reply, "so were you, 100 feet, 200 feet from the intersection? Then he would say something like, "So you are saying you were 200 feet?" I felt like I had done something wrong and was being questioned by a storm trooper. I told him to quit putting words into my mouth and finished my conversation with him. He also said he would contact the witnesses and let me know his decision. This never happened either!

Today I contacted "my claims adjuster" Kevin and asked him again to send me a list of approved body shops and asked him who was going to pay for the rental car. All he could tell me that my policy did not have a rental car included. When I reminded him that I was not at fault, He told me that he could not tell anything about their decision regards to who was at fault because it was a conflict of interest! When I asked him if he had interviewed the teenager who hit me. He told me that he had. Then he told me that her father would not allow him to actually talk to the teenager who hit me. Their story was that I hit her in the rear of her car. He told me that if I wanted her to pay for the rental car, I would have to take her to small claims court, which I fully intend to do!

I have canceled my policy with AAA. I found a new agent who reduced my insurance premium by over 50%. My monthly payment has gone from $604.00 per month down to $175.00 a month with better coverage. I would advise all AAA customers not to believe their false claims of great customer service and low rates. They need to be sued for false advertising. What a scam!

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Reviewed July 17, 2010

Insurance AAA didn't want to pay me for the repairs one of their customer did on my business. I paid for the Repairs and AAA rep. want to pay the landlord for something that I paid from my pocket just to put me in a bad situation and damage my relationship with my landlord.

Claim # ***. This situation is getting me sick and I being short on the money that I'm waiting.

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Reviewed July 7, 2010

In a request from a receptionist, Andrea refused to provide any information to assist an AAA member with the name of a regional manager assigned to supervise employees. Andrea's unfriendly disposition as she modulated her vocal tone discourteously with an contemptuous verbal pitch was an abysmal experience. Andrea's behavior may be a potential reflection of the insignificance of members with AAA.

A telephone call to the manager, Lisa, was not answered. However, a voice recorder was offered. A negligent business environment has obviously affected AAA's Clairemont office location. One would pray AAA's insurance claims are not effectuate with similar inaptness.

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Reviewed June 11, 2010

On June 4, 2010, I contacted AAA about my premium. At that time, I was advised that they had overcharged me for my car insurance. Since my premium was now due, I asked if they could apply a credit to reduce the amount I had to pay. I was told they could not, because they mailed me a check two days earlier, on June 2. So, I sent in my premium. I never received the check from AAA. When I called to inquire on June 7, having not received the check, I was again told the "check was in the mail" as of June 2, but that it "must've gotten lost".

The AAA customer service representative then stated that he would issue and mail another check, and stop payment on the one mailed on June 2. I was told I would receive it by Wednesday, June 9. When I did not receive either check on June 9, as promised, I called again. This time I was told they sent it by overnight mail earlier that day, and that I would receive it the following day, June 10. However, when I did not receive any of the three alleged mailings on June 10, I called again. This time, I was told that they did not owe me any money.

When I asked if that meant they lied to me about mailing the check on June 2, mailing another one on June 6, issuing a stop-payment on the check mailed on June 2, and finally, that they again lied when they told me they "overnight-ed" the check on June 9, they could not offer any response, other than to say they investigated and determined. They did not owe me any refund. In summary, AAA repeatedly, on at least 4 separate occasions, lied to me to cover up their own incompetence. The issue is now less, whether they owed me a refund in the first place (remember: they advised me it was due), and more about how they simply fabricated this entire course of dealing, with an insured to whom they owe a fiduciary duty! The public needs to be aware of such blatant fraud, and unscrupulous conduct!

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

I have been a member of Roadside Service for years. I currently went online to see what discounts were offered for a new battery. The list of discounts offered shows $25.00 off retail of a AAA battery. I called AAA twice. Finally after being left on hold and transferred 2 times, a customer service agent for AAA came on the line.

I gave her the information on my car and was told this would go through one of their approved companies in my area which is Dana Point, Ca. (Pacific Coast Towing was their choice of a preferred company.) I was then told that they could not give me a price of a battery over the phone. I asked how would I know what I would be charged and if I truly would receive a discount as AAA website states. The AAA customer service agent said the website was new and still had glitches in it and said she could not offer me any more assistance. I asked to be put in contact of the management department at AAA. I was put on hold again, and no one came on the line.

AAA has the worst customer service and doe not stand behind discounts they offer. I would tell anyone reading this to go with another company if you want to have what is promised to you and what you're paying for.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

Auto Club of South Calif. is the worse auto insurance company I've ever had to deal with. If you're ever in an accident, even with a police report that states the other driver ran a red and with zero liability and $12 to 13K med bill, don't count on Auto Club of South Calif. With under/uninsuranced motorist coverage with this company, look out, because they'll do anything to turn the tables on you and make you an adversarial enemy so they don't have to pay out any settlement money to you. It doesn't even matter if the med bills are extensive. This has been my experience with them. They should be rated "F". Auto Club of So. California, as per my experience, is as good as having no insurance at all! Don't count on them to protect you, because they'll go out of their way to abandon you.

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

i was expecting aaa to take out my insurance payment at the beginnning of month in october and it was already 10-09-09 and the payment wasn't taken out. so on 10-12-09 i went to the aaa office and told the cashier my concern and the reason why i was there. she went into her computer and saw that it was my last paymet on the year and she took a check payment of 168.82 from me. well on 10-13-09 two payments of 168.82 were taken out of my b of a account. aaa and b of a did me wrong, but mostly aaa because i should of been told not to worry and to give it another day so my payment would be taken out. i can't believe how fast that check was cleared. when aaa took out these two charges, i had another 10 small transaction clear also causing me to be overdrawn 248.67. i went to the aaa office and told them what happened and they told me there was nothing they could do for me and that it would take an x amount of days for them to return my over payment. i needed the money asap is what i told them. also on 10-14-09 b of a charged me 35.00 ten times. i would have prefered for one of the 168.82 amounts not to be paid and to be charged one 35.00 fee instead of being charged the 10 times for the small transactions. again i went back to the aaa office and told them what was happening and they turn it around on me and b of a and said they would only pay 35.00 or 70.00. i told them i needed this fixed before the end of the month because i had direct deposit of my payroll check and that i did not want money taken out of my payroll check for that. on 10-27-09 aaa put back in my account the 168.82. on 10-30-09 over 300.00 were taken out of my payroll check and till this day aaa has not given me any money for the fees b of a charged me because of their doing. i told them that it was not fair that they charge me to be a member to have the insurance, that i have to pay a fee to have the money taken out of my account, that there is a fee i have to pay because i move and for anything could charge me but it was their mistake and they don't want to reimburse me.
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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

On the 30th of Sept around 4:00 AM a neighbor informed me that my rims and tires had been stolen from my vehicle. Immediately I contacted the local Police Department(REPORT # 2009-8002270)and the officer adviced me to contact asap AAA and have the car removed from the area. When I called AAA the dispatcher said that because the car no longer had any tires they could not provide me with any assistance. In a few words in spite of a current membership they denied the service. Later that day while I was still trying to find out why AAA couldn't provide me with assistence the Police department had my car towed. That day, when I was finally able to speak to an AAA supervisor I recieved an apology and learned that the dispatcher had misinformed me. AAA failed to provide me with the service and ultimately caused me the loss of my vehicle. Since that 30th of Sept my case has been under investigation. On several occasions I have contacted AAA, my complaint number is 18806 and they have not yet returned my call. Today, once again I contacted AAA around 12:00 PM. The representative promised that "Tisha Davis, who is handling my complaint, is going to call me and provide me with the necessary help". According to a previous Supervisors this person was suppose to contact me weeks ago and she hasn't contacted me at all.
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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

On July 30, 2009, my son, Scott **, was in an automobile accident which was caused by a male driver by the name of Michael ** who is insured by AAA. Mr. ** was making a left turn from a business parking lot into the main street and struck my driver side front bumper. I filed a claim with AAA with whom I spoke with Lynn **. After playing phone tag with Lynn ** for roughly two weeks, I then spoke with her supervisor, John **. Now what's amazing is that before my son, the driver, hadn't even given his statement as of yet or seen the damage to my vehicle, Mr. ** had already made a decision of covering the damage only 50% while all along I disagreed with his decision and asked him how he could make a decision without even taking a statement from the other party, yet along assessed the damage of my vehicle?

He then asked to speak to my son to hear his side of the accident and the other witnessing parties. After that phone call, Mr. Rick (last name unknown) called me to set up an appointment with an adjuster to inspect my vehicle. The reason why I'm writing you today is because Rick, the rep from AAA, has called and confirmed to me that AAA will only cover half of my vehicle damage which is about $291. I then informed Mr. Rick that I disagree and that I believe AAA should cover my damage in full. He then stated to me that they will side with the insurer statement regardless of who was at fault.

AAA totally leans on the insurer side, and they encourage their insurer to go after my insurance for the remaining damage to Mr. **'s vehicle. Rick also stated that they disregarded the witnesses' statements that were in my vehicle because they were my witness. I know that the AAA insurer was at fault in the accident, and that AAA auto insurance is totally at fault at not paying for my damaged vehicle in full; not to mention Rick even stated AAA made their decision by their insurer statement. He stated that upon inspecting the damages of the vehicles, his insurer vehicle has more damage than my vehicle money wise; yet, he can't determine by looking at the pictures on who caused the accident. I have pictures of both vehicles if needed.

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Reviewed June 23, 2009

My annual policy was expired, so I was told to get my car towed. I would need to sign up for a new policy at $197.00. As soon as the charge went through, I was told my car wouldn't be towed, as there was a 48 hour waiting period. I was held waiting by a supervisor Kym for 48 minutes and three seconds and then disconnected. I ended up paying an $85 card to have the car towed privately.

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Reviewed June 8, 2009

I called in need for roadside assistance at 8:00 p.m. One truck came by at 8:33 and said he would be back in a half hour. That one never returned. At 11:15, another truck came by and towed my vehicle to my mechanic 3 miles away. A had a friend follow me who drove me home afterward. I got home at 12 midnight. The AAA ticket said the call came in at 8:00 pm, and the tow truck arrived at the vehicle at 8:20 pm. This is a lie. A club member should never have to wait over 3 hours. This is absurd. (AAA Cal number 2603 Cupertino, CA, Homestead Road and Rte 85, 06/07/09). I was told the first truck on the scene went to another call and towed another vehicle to Hollister, CA, about 60 miles away. The driver reported I wanted to be towed home which was about 9 miles away, though I never said any such thing. I told the first (unknown named) driver I wanted to be towed to my mechanic about 4 miles distant, not home. There is some lying going on here, or gross mismanagement.

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Reviewed June 1, 2009

I paid twice on a MasterCard and they are still leaving me on the side of the road stranded when I need service! I was stranded on the side of the road out of gas. I had to make other arrangements!

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Reviewed March 23, 2009

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2009

I have been a member for nearly twenty years of AAA and have primarily paid the annual fee to be a member to take advantage of Roadside Assistance when necessary. I estimate that my husband and I have used Roadside Assistance less than 10 times in those 20 years.
On December 22nd, 2008, our family went to the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach to look at Christmas lights. When we returned to our car at 9:00 pm, the battery would not turn over. Because we had left our cell phones at home, my husband walked several blocks to a store to use a phone to contact Roadside Assistance while my kids and I huddled in the car (they are 10 and 12). It was very cold that night I believe in the low 50s. My husband gave Roadside Assistance the cross streets of Medina and Balboa Blvd. He returned after a few minutes and told us a tow truck from Pepes? would be there by 9:30 pm. He waited outside the car with the hood of the car up and the kids and I stayed in the car. Neither my husband nor I ever saw a tow truck. Finally at 10 pm, a man living in an apartment building near where we were parked offered to let us use his phone. My husband again called Roadside Assistance and this time gave the exact address on E. Balboa Blvd. of his apartment. It was 10:00 pm, give or take one or two minutes. Roadside Assistance told us that the tow truck would be there in 8 minutes. At 10:20 pm, another man in the neighborhood offered to jump our battery and did so. When we left the area, our clock said 10:25 pm. We never saw a tow truck of any kind and had been waiting in the cold for nearly 1- hours, with our kids! When we returned home that evening we called AAA again and told them what happened and this time the person at Roadside Assistance had the gall to argue with my husband implying that it was our fault and saying that the tow truck driver was there at 10:06 pm and that no one was in the area. Mind you, we had been parked with the hood up so even if he did not see us, he should have spotted a car with its hood up. If indeed the tow truck driver said he was there at 10:06 then he was lying. I called Roadside Assistance the next day (December 23rd) and filed a complaint. The person on the line was nice and said it would be investigated by AAA and that someone would contact me in 5-7 business days. Finally, on January 12th, I wrote a letter to Auto.Club of So. Cal, detailing the above info. In the mean time, the company continued to send me reminders to renew my membership along with the questionnaire from AAA Insurance to renew our auto insurance with them. I asked them in the letter: why would I continue to pay $71.00 for roadside assistance, which provided no assistance, and for lousy service from the company? Why would I continue to use them for our auto insurance (approx. $1000 per year for my husband and me) when there are all kinds of companies willing to give us a lower price? I always felt as if AAA was at least trustworthy and reputable and so I willingly gave them our business but I no longer feel that way. In the letter, I told them I wanted the following: 1. Someone from the company (a manager or higher) to call and discuss this issue with me and to apologize for the lousy service. 2. In addition, I wish to be refunded my membership fee for 2008 since I did not get what I paid for or for 2009 to be given to us for free. Approximately a week later, a customer service manager called and apologized but said that was all they could do- she was unable to refund or credit anything. I asked her then to please do me the favor of stopping all the communications that they have been sending out to renew our membership and to renew our insurance. Yesterday, Feb. 17th, I go another one in the mail. What is wrong with these people? I am currently looking for new auto insurance with roadside assistance included.
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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

I talked to so many people on this I don't remember all the names - Leon Tillas was the supervisor that was suppose to call me back but never did. On Friday night, December 26th I had my Suburban towed to my home instead of the repair shop 47 miles away because it was 1 a.m. before they could get to me.I waited 3 hours.On Saturday, I called to have it towed into the shop and was told that the tow company would call me back in 10 minutes. No call. 2 hours later I called again, same story 10 minutes - no call.Made repeated calls throughout the day. Called all day Sunday, AAA said no truck was available.Asked them to call another neighboring city - which they had done before - refused. Called Monday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening finally a driver called to tell me a pick-up was scheduled at 4:25 p.m. - no show. Called AAA two more times asking for a supervisor. Her excuse was it was snowing.Asked her how she knew it was snowing if she didn't live there because I was standing on my deck and there was plenty of stars above without a cloud in the sky.Our roads are clear, the school buses are traveling up and down this mountain without a problem along with several other tow trucks.I drive this road every day to work and the rep at AAA pretty much called me a liar.So 4 days later my car is still parked on my driveway - my 3 boys have had to walk to work and now my daughter needs to leave for the airport to return to U.C. Davis and I am without a car because of their incompetence.All I got was excuses - too busy - snow B.S.I have been a member for 18 years and have never been treated like this.
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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

I recently got in a minor accident and had Anna Rogers as my claims representative. She was not only rude and abrupt each time we spoke, but she was incompetent in her job. One example of her behavior: without going to the accident scene, she argued with me ( even though she is working for me) about how the lines were single yellow and that you could make a left turn, when I told her that you are not allowed to make a left turn because they were double yellow lines. I went to double check, and I was right they are double yellow, she had no idea what she was talking about, so why throw out the attitude and be rude about it.
I was so appalled by her behavior, that I wrote a formal letter of complaint and asked to have a new representative, only to have her supervisor call and speak to me with the same type of attitude. No apologies, no attempt to rectify the situation, or let me know that Ms. Rogers would be reprimanded, instead was just as abrupt and rude. I understand that they work together and probably have a close relationship, but customer service is still customer service. Because of this experience, I will no longer be a member of AAA as soon as my year is up.
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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008

This is the letter i sent AAA and what happened...
My name is Hillary Daignault and i have had AAA for probably about a year. I am VERY disgusted with the service that i have recently had. About a month ago i was involved in an accident. My first accident ever. I figured that AAA would walk me through it and my car would be fixed. I was very naive for thinking that. I called the claims department and made my claim. My car had been sitting on the side of the road next to my house because my starter had went out and it was hit.I told the lady ( Joyce Staton i believe)what was going on (( my car was NOT was sitting on the street next to my house because the starter had went out and there it was hit))well, she told me that i would have to wait two weeks to get a full police report and for us to go any further with the situation. i waited my two weeks and no one called me. so i called her back,checking up on my situation. She received the police report and she said she had taken care of everything. A rental car was not covered but she had faxed the shop and repairs would start shortly. Well i call the shop before taking it down there and they didnt recieve anything from you guys. i waited about a day and checked again... NOTHING... so i called back and talked to someone else. They said that the guy who hit me (( also a AAA member)) was in a different division and i would have to talk to them. so they transfered me. i explained my situation and they told me a rental car was covered. I told the person that the other lady said it wasnt covered but they reassured me it was. So they faxed the Hertz car place and i recieved my car. They also said they faxed the body shop but again i waited and had to call again to get it faxed. finally it all worked out. i had a rental and my car was getting fixed. YAY right? NO... now i have a lady from the claims department telling me that the car was not covered because the car was not running. I am very disappointed because this is my fist time in an accident. i expected AAA claims to walk me through the situation and instead i was thrown around and confused about what was going on. i was told numerous different things and i feel i was lied to. As of right now i do not feel that AAA is the Insurance for me and i will not give AAA a good name or refer it to any of my friends. sincerely, Hillary Daignault **************************************************
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Reviewed Sept. 24, 2008

I am a home owner in Sacramento that experiences a home burglary on July 7, 2008. I have been paying for home owner coverage though triples A insurance company and have not been compensated I believe due to my race and demographics of my home. It has been over 90 days and I and my children have been sleeping on my couch do to the smell of the break in and have called my the company numbers time for resolution. I have been moved to over 3 adjuster, and now I have been told that they now have moved my case to a lawyer. I just want to get back to normal and feel I am being treated unfairly.

I am low income, African American single parent/ College student, who currently reside in a low income area due to the montage crisis. I have informed then that the damage cause to my home is very unbearable due to defecation/spray paint/ dirty and smoke fumes which have not been address. The property damage has rendered me from feeding my family and I have lost days of work trying to reach a resolution.

All my funds have been redirected in replacement for windows my family is not effected by whether conditions and due to triple A failure bad faith. I have lost out on new job opportunity due to not being able to pay all utilities bills including telephone and cellular phone cost, so I may I could afford second hand clothes for me and my children.

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2008

Yesterday I had an outrageous experience with AAA Interrupted Trip Service. I was travelling with my four year old and out van died. They towed our vehicle from Yosemite to 200 miles south, Lebec. At 8:30 in the morning I told them that we would need a rental car to get back home in Los Angeles-which they told me they provide for free to Premier members- and that it would be there waiting for us. When we get to Lebec the car was not ready.

They told us that they could not provide it because our trip started in Northern California and Lebec was Southern California. I told them that my 4-year-old daughther and I were stranded on the road. They did not care. They did not provided us with what they had guaranteed in the morning. I spent two hours on the phone during the whole day. They ask travellers if the place they are at is in Northern/Southern California. They do not seem to have a map in front of them and have a lot of trouble determining whether a given place is here or there.

My daughter was in fear. Somebody had to pick us up. They had to come get us all the way from Los Angeles. In all 170 miles. I am going to cancel my faithful membership with AAA, after 11 years with them.

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2008

After receiving our first billing, we decided to cancel our auto insurance policy due to additional charges that were not disclosed at the time of issuance. These came in the form of finance charges.? Unbeknown to us, we had applied for a loan through AAA for a full year of auto insurance coverage. Admittedly, I should have known something was wrong given all the paperwork that my wife and I had to fill out. Never in my life have I ever had to fill out and sign so much paperwork to get auto insurance. Nevertheless, thinking we were going to save money in the end, we went ahead and went through the process. Two weeks after cancelling our auto insurance policy, I received a bill form AAA for $122.95. When I called to ask why in the world I was being billed for a policy that I cancelled and for which I had paid a $440 down payment a time of issuance less than two months prior, I was told that our policy clearly states that if you cancelled your policy within the first year, an 11% charge would be assed.? I told the representative that this was news to me, but given all the forms that we signed, I would not be surprised if it was in there somewhere. Nevertheless, my complaint is this; from start to finish, the agent did not clearly disclose the major points of the policy, I do however take full responsibility for the poor choice I made in going with this company; however, I felt the need to advise those shopping for auto insurance to use caution when dealing with AAA Auto Insurance Dept.

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Reviewed July 31, 2008

I went to AAA to buy a PLUS membership on 8/25/08. Then I went camping on 8/28/08. My truck broke down on 8/29/08 and I call Roadside assistance but they told me that the PLUS plan was that active until 7-10 days of my purchase I was only entitle of the CLASSIC which only give 7 miles of towing. I was never inform by the sale rep. of that policy and did not sign any paper of the policy.

I was forced to pay $400.00 of towing.

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Reviewed July 11, 2008

As a loyal customer of AAA for over 9 years, paying over $4,000 - $5,000 a year on AAA automotive insurance, home insurance, and roadside services (plus member) I thought I was valued customer. HOWEVER, taht was until I actually had an accident...after my Range Rover's shaft broke in the middle of the freeway, I had AAA tow my car from Burbank to Marina Del Rey. On the course of towing it, the AAA dolly had a flat tire which ended up dragging my car on one tire causing it to melt. Another AAA truck comes to reload my car towing it to my home though the service was rough and my car was dropped in a acute angel causing my front light cover to crack.

The following day, the AAA roadside recommends that I take it to a service station right across the street called "Villa Marina" and charges me for a tow even if it's only a 2 minutes ride. THIS service station then leave my doors and windows open with all my personal belongings right on the street where anybody would be able to throw stuff into or take things from my car. I then have to tow my car for the 4th time in a row to Land Rover since the issue may have been a recall which NOW they tell me that they cannot work on if I want to be reimbursed when they recall the car.... so after 4 tows in a row, I have my car fixed by land rover and when I get my car back, my sensors are broken, front light case has a crack, left rear tire is melted, and I have a scratch on my hood from I don't know where.

I contact roadside service since I felt it was due to the towing. It took me from mid- february to end of June to have the road side service rep. tell me that he cant do anything about it and that I should call a 1800 number for claims. Over the past few months he had been telling me that I will most likely be covered and taken care of so I should go get a quote from a autobody shop so I spend time to go to a body shop to get a quote as well as having to drive a broken car for so long to have him tell me that I'm back at square 1. I was very upset and called claims tohave them tell me that they are a separate entity from Roadside and they do not share information with them. So I start from scratch by explaining everything that happened and they come and inspect my car AGAIN just to take pictures AGAIN to tell me that I need to get a quote AGAIN so they can determine the cause of the sensors.

In order to determine the cause of the sensor I will need to pay a few hundred dollars though the assistant manager Lucy M. coldly just push through without listening to me that they'll only pay if the cause was 100% determined that it was due to the tow. How can anyone determine that teh cause was 100% from the tow or an electric malfunction? There may be some ratio (e.g. 60% possibility of it being a malfuntion & 40% unknown) but nothing will come out 100%. So I ask her to tell me what would happen if it's split though she just tells me in a very rude manner that "we can go on and on about this but our bottom line is that you need to get it diagnosed and if it's not due to the tow, then we wont pay for anything." What I was trying to get at was what would happen if there's a possibility that it could have been caused by the tow but she could care less about my question and was just simply trying to avoid any commitment on their part.

I gave up and currently looking into other insurance companies to move my account. I really liked AAA and have recommended it to many of my close friends. I feel that AAA doesn't care for their customers and though they reassure you that you will be taken care of in a situation, I was let down. I hope that AAA (management) do not feel the same about treating their customers the way these reps. have treated me and wanted to make sure that they understand that their low quality customer service will cost them by losing loyal customers such as myself.

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Reviewed May 29, 2008

On May 28th I called AAA for towing service since I'm a member and have been for a long time. I put in the call about 6:55 pm and waited until 8:20pm and still no tow truck. So I canceled the tow truck and left my car parked on the side of the street. On May 29th I tried again this time a tow truck arived fairly quickly about 30 mins. Since I recently had a sergery I'm unable to lift, pull, or push heavy objects, the tow truck driver asked me to help him push my car to the middle of the street, I told him that I would stear while he pushed, we finaly got the car towards the middle of the street started to hitch the car on and then asked me to sign a waiver in case he damages my bumper. Since I've been a member I've never had to sign a waiver so I told the driver that I would check with AAA to see if this was normal prosedure. As I was with an attendant the driver detaches my car and leaves without any words he was gone, my car in the middle of the street and I'm left there standing telling the attendant what just happend. Soon after that I recive a phone call from an attendant who was pretty rude so I asked to speak to a supervisor who was no help and offered no confort. I am soo disapointed.......

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Reviewed April 24, 2008

insurance fraud.

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Reviewed March 6, 2008

March 1st my car blew a head gasket. I pulled off the freeway and stopped in a really bad part of town, and called AAA Roadside Assistance for a tow. They assured me a tow truck would arrive in 30 minutes or less. I was referred to a AAA auto shop 3.5 miles away from my location, which fell within my 5-free miles of towing ($12 per mile thereafter). So after 45 minutes, a AAA non-tow truck arrived and left. The area where I was stranded had a homeless encampment on the corner, concertina barbed-wire topped fences, and some gangster looking guys kept strolling slowly by. I was very nervous and concerned for my safety, and called AAA a couple times to ask that they hurry it up. Well over an hour passed before a real tow truck showed up. The car was towed to that AAA shop, which was closed. Didn't they know that when they referred me?

So it was towed another 2.5 miles to a non-AAA shop. That's a total of 6 miles, which after my free 5 miles, should have cost me $12 for the 6th mile. However the tow driver insisted on payment of $72. I have requested AAA to reverse the credit card charge. They refused and offered to send me a claim form. What this means of course, is that I will have to spend lots of time and phone calls fighting for a refund of the money they fraudulently extracted from me. I'm trying to remember WHY I'm paying AAA? Remind me: I benefit how?

AAA left me stranded in a dangerous place, didn't know their own shop hours, didn't show up within their time limit, and stole my money.

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Reviewed March 3, 2008

At approx 4:45 in the afternoon, my daughter's auto broke down on Interstate 75. Traffic was stop and go due to an earlier accident just north of her location. She called AAA. Our family has three memberships, and she is on my membership as an associate. The person who answered her call told her that she could not send anyone to help her due to the road traffic because of the accident (traffic was still moving). My daughter then waited for 45 minutes and called again, and it was unfortunate that she got the same AAA representative. Once again the AAA rep told her that she couldn't send anyone due to the road conditions. My daughter told her that traffic was moving, but it didn't make any difference. By now my daughter is cold and scared. It was getting dark and she needed to use bathroom facilities. She had no power which meant no flashers with semi trucks moving past her at and above the 65 mph speed limit. She once again called AAA , her mobile phone battery low, and thankfully that call was answered by a nice AAA rep who was concerned and said there was no report of her two previous calls!

Our daughter called us hysterical, cold, needing to use the bathroom and terrified of being in complete darkness with traffic whizzing by. By this time she had been waiting for hours. Her father and I took off for her location. (We were about 35 min away.) We arrived about the same time as her tow driver at a AAA car care center and feel lucky that she was alright. Today, Monday March 3, 2008, I called AAA Northwest Ohio to lodge a complaint. They said they would review the tapes and call me back. I received a call back from a Ms. Ester Mosley who did offer an apology and said she would waive my daughters fee for next year. She told me that the person who did not take care of my daughter was trained on future calls! BIG Deal. She assured me that if we had an emergency in the future we would be taken care of. That 's what I thought my membership offered in the first place.

The damage is that we did not receive timely rescue service and this was physically painful and mentally painful. I am not looking for money; I just want more than a slap on the wrist.

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2008

I had locked myself out of my car at a service station and had waved down a police officer for help. All he could do was call Triple A for me. They came, and before the guy did service I was concerned if I would be charged. I am a member but had used up all my services in the prior year. It was the new year, I had received a new card, but the payment was in the mail. I had the service guy call to let me know before he did any work. He was on the phone with dispatch and gave me the news that I did not have to pay. To say the least I was very relieved. Then about a week later I received a bill, and so I called. I spoke to a woman named Carolyn. I explained to her what had happened and that I was told I would not be charged but then received the bill. She looked things over while on the phone with me, then put me on hold to double check something; and when she came back on the line she said that I don't have to pay. Why I received the invoice was probably because they hadn't received my new membership payment, that they probably crossed in the mail, but they had it now and could disregard the bill.

I asked her how I could verify this in case another situation came up, and she said that she would note it in my file and again reassured me that it would be disregarded. Again, I was relieved. Then about 10-15 minutes later she calls me and says that she made a mistake and that I had to pay it. I told her that if this was the case in the first place I would not have accepted service from them and that I was told two times by two different people that I did not have to pay--and now they say I have to. She then said I could fight it and faxed me a form which I filled out and faxed back. I have not yet heard anything. But because I was told on two different occasions by two different people that I did not have to pay, I don't think that I am obligated to. Can you let me know what my rights are in this situation?

The cost of the service was supposedly free with my membership; then they sent me an invoice for $60.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2008

I have just attempted to make an online payment for my AAA Automobile Insurance Policy on the AAA Bill Matrix Payment Processing Website. My policy payment amount is $42.68. I have $63.00 in the bank account of which I used to make the AAA payment. Upon clicking on the process payment I was directed to another page informing me that my payment had been declined. I immediately went to my bank website to verify that there were sufficient funds available in which to make that AAA payment and noticed that the $42.68 had been deducted from my bank account. What is happening here is that Bill Matrix makes 2 deductions for my policy payments anytime I go to make a payment. In this case the 2 deductions came to $85.36. Since I only had $63.00 in my bank account, then Bill Matrix would not process the payment; however, they did deduct $42.68 from my account and will no doubt reverse the payment sometime in the future, usually 1 to 2 weeks.

My last payment took 2 weeks for them to reverse the one deduction. The other amount was applied to my policy. Although I had sufficient funds to make my automobile insurance payment this time, it was not applied to my policy. However, Bill Matrix did deduct the amount ($42.68) of which I will not get back until they feel fit to give it back. I have no access to that money now, and they will use it in some way, probably to collect interest for 1 to 2 weeks on.

I am very angry at this practice and feel it should be illegal. It amounts to theft, in my opinion. I will now need to go and personally make the same payment amount at a physical location, all the while Bill Matrix is sitting on this same payment. The damage is that I am out this money while they are using it. They have taken this payment and NOT applied it to my policy. What is being done with it? How many people does this practice affect? How many other people's money do they have without permission?

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2008

My family and I were in a Ford Expedition in Mountain High ski resorts where there was a storm, and an avalanche could kill us anytime. It was at 4 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2008. We called AAA because we ran out of gas. They told us they would be there from 1 to 1 1/2 HOURS. I saw a bunch of AAA tow trucks passing, and none of them came to help us. We called again, and they said they already had helped us, but they didn't! We placed ourorder over and over again because they kept doing the same thing. I was right next to the SAN ANDREAS FAULT IN WRIGHTWOOD, CALIFORNIA. So anytime now there could have been an earthquake or something. They came to help us at almost 10 PM.

We almost got in a car crash because they weren't there.

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2007

I bought a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser at the end of May 2007. On October 28th my girlfriend borrowed my car to visit her parents. At 1:30 in the afternoon a drunk driver on a rampage hit her while going 100 plus miles per hour. This sent her rolling 3 to 4 times. This man hit a total of 20 vehicles and was drunk and high on cocaine. He is a multiple felon and a career criminal and was even on probation. My car was totaled. With the amount of money that AAA are offering I will not only be unable to replace my car but I will also be in debt from my existing car loan.

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2007

I had an auto insurance policy with Automobile Club of California. I canceled the policy which expired on 10/22/07 and informed The Automobile Club in person that I was not renewing on 9/21/07. Their Representative entered the cancellation into the computer. On October 23,I received a cancellation confirmation letter from Auto Club on this policy. On October 24,while reviewing my checking statement I noticed a deduction of $108.89.

This left me with an overdrawn checking account fee of $26.00,plus the $108.89 I am out. I spoke with a Jeri Anne who was unsympathetic to what this has done to my finances, as I'm on a very limited income. They resolved it, but I am out the above money.

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