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Don't use the Hertz office in Sienna I just came back from a driving trip in Tuscany and fighting a $2...
My partner was travelling to Germany last week and booked a car with HERTZ for collection in Memmingen airport - she was quoted approximately €83. When she arrived she collected the car ok and proceeded to her parent's home approx 2hrs drive away.
On Sunday morning she had to catch a flight at 11.00 am so left her parent's home very early. She was unable to find an open petrol station en-route so the car was left nearly empty. When she got to the airport, there was nobody around to check the car and only 1 person in the office who accepted the keys of the car. My partner told her of the problem with the fuel and agreed that she would be billed for the fuel.
Yesterday she received an letter to inform her that €813 was being deducted from her credit card - this included approx €40 for fuel - this was in addition to the original €83 which had already been deducted.
The letter indicated a charge of €750 for insurance as well as a further €20 for 'location' charge. There was no damage done to the car and the car was being returned to the office from which it was rented so we dispute the validity of either of these charges.
She has contacted HERTZ and has, to use their words, 'opened up a complaint' - we await developments but she has, since yesterday, already heard numerous 'scare stories' of similar such instances and these do not inspire us with confidence.
My partner has been a a frequent customer of Hertz, both privately and in her business role, but is now warning everyone that she meets of the perils of doing business with this company.
Over a month ago I reserved a Toyota Sienna or similar vehicle and was told by reservations in order to...
I was renting a car from Hertz a few times in a row. All with the same deal-through American Advantage Credit Card and AAA discount along with a 50% off package. Everything seemed normal and they new me in the offic en and said I could drop off the vehicle.
Two months later my credit card bill was mysteriously over the limit and found a $1200 error made by hertz and strangely, accepted by my credit card.
I called Hertz and spoke to Jarrod, the Manager of the Beaverton location. After admitting fault, sending me to another department (aka-the run around)NEVER The Advanced Customer Service Department gave me a detail-by-detail account of what Jarrod needed to do to repair the error...to communicate with Jarrod, the Manager of the same company.
Unfortunately, Jarrod never took another call from me, again. He dodged me like a rabbit and then went on vacation. His Supervisor-promised to call me back with some information to “clear this up.” No such luck. In fact I have never received a call from anyone at the Hertz Corporation.
Then I submitted a chargeback to my Credit Card company and provided the endless paperwork requested. Every time I spoke with someone they could not believe the ridiculousness of the charge. But it did not go away.
When Hertz provided a unsigned invoice to my credit card company: it was created three days after the original charge was submitted. charges don't even show for a few days. So, my credit card company (over the phone) said it was outrageous and would be resolved.
After a 9 months, I received a letter that Jarrod, the manager of hertz rental Car in Beaverton, Oregon said he didn't understand why there was a problem and that was enough for Citi Advantage Mastercard.
Absolutely unbelievable!!! Mistakes may happen, but refusing to fix a $1200 error, after admitting fault...
I made my reservations online. the rate quoted was $129 with another $40 in estimated taxes and fees. After I waited over an hour in line, another $38 in fees were added. This made their rental cost more than most of the other quotes I had researched online. They get your business with with a low quote then charge you nearly $80 in fees (a small portion is taxes).
We rented a car in Ireland and paid for it well in advance. When we arrived after 24 hours flighing. They said they did not have the car and gave us a different one and charged us an additional $700.00 we are still trying to find out how to fight it. I have since found out this happens often. They will rip you off.
I have called numerous times to speak to a representative regarding my problem with Hertz, and I was told to submit my complaint in writing to you. I appreciate your understanding and your cooperation with this matter.
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Date of invoice: 7/15/2009
Upon arrival with my family of Five, (3 of them children), I was told by hertz that they don't have the vehicle that I had reserved. They also told me that in order to fit 5 People I must rent a different type of car. My original reservation was for a volvo s80 or comparable to fit 5 passengers. How can they tell me that they dont have a vehicle to fit 5 passengers when our contract guarantees a vehicle to be comparable? I was stranded and was given no choice but to take the car that was offered. I was charged an additional $300 and other fees as well. I trusted hertz to stand by thier promise and follow the contract agreement.It was my impression that I was in good hands, especially traveling in a foriegn country, to choose a reputable company.
My complaint is a little different than the others that I have read about but it is just as bad if not worse. On wednesday July 15 I went to the airport in Greenville, Nc. I was not renting a car from Hertz because I had already made reservations to rent a car from Budget, which was located right beside Hertz. I was pressed for time because my son had basketball practice in Wilson and we were leaving the next morning for a very important basketball tournament. The car rental at Budget was exceptional. The employees were very nice and they explained everything in full detail. As I was leaving, one of the females from Budget told me to park my car where I was getting the rental car from so when I came back to get it, there would not be any problems. The rental cars were located in an area that only had grass and dirt. I was a little confused as to why the cars were there but I did as I was told. This was my first time ever renting from here so I felt like they knew what they knew talking about. She proceeded to tell me as long a I came to get my car that night that there would not be any problems, I said ok, thanked her, got in my car to drive to the area I was told. On one side of the grass there were 2 trucks and on the other side of the grass, there were about 10 cars. Remind you, there were no signs saying that these were rental cars. I proceeded to park where I was instructed, got the vehicle I was renting and drove off the lot. After leaving my son's basketball practice, which was about 2 hours later, I had someone ride with me so they coud drive my car home. I was still pressed for time because I work 3rd shift and it was about 9pm, maybe a little later but I had just planned on giving her the keys to my car so we could both leave. Well, I drove around the grassy area about 3 or 4 times looking for my car and I did not see it. To make sure I wasn't overlooking my car, we got out and walked the area, just to make sure. My car was gone. I went into the airport to find out what happened and a female stated that the manager from Hertz had my car towed. Im like "how in the world can she do that and I didn't rent from them", she just smiled and asked if I wanted to call her. We got her phone number and called the manager from Hertz. During the conversation, I am asking her questions, and she really had no answer. She told me that I parked onHertz side of the grass, not Budget. I asked her if there were any signs saying that and she said no. I then asked her why she got my car towed. All she could say was, "mam, you parked on Hertz side of the grass, not budget". Like I stated before there was nothing but dirt and grass in this area with no signs. How was I to know which side was which if there was nothing stating that in the area. I explained to her that if my car was out there for 2 or 3 days, then I would not have been mad that it was towed, but my car was only out there for 2 hours and I had intentions on getting my car that night. I called the tow company and he stated that it would be 125.00 to get my car. I had already spent 300.00 on the truck rental, 150.o0 on the deposit, and now an extra 125.00 to get my own personal vehicle back. WOW! Are we in a recession or what? I had to end up calling into work. I went and got my car the very next day and 30.00 extra dollars were added on. So I actually ended up spending 155.00, which was my money to take on the trip. This complaint is just the beginning for me. I plan on contacting her (Delphine) supervisor because I don't feel like she had the right to tow my vehicle. Especially, when she had no legitimate reason. Money is hard to come by but I don't mind spending under reasonable circumstances. This was definitely not one of those circumstances. I will go as far as I need to go to see if Hertz can reimburse me for their manager's mistake. I have never rented from Hertz, therefore besides this situation, I can not talk down on them. I would just like to be reimbursed for the tow fees. Sometimes people take thier manager positions and run with them, please remember that the same way you got it, you can lose it.
I rented a car from this Hertz rent a car .I we driving the car in town and i went to a friends house i just...
A word of warning about Hertz car rental at Charlotte NC Airport. On Sunday May 3 I arrived to return my car...
Renting from Hertz in Germany was a complete nightmare. I reserved a car, one specifically with a navigation system for a two day driving tour around southern Germany with my 9 year old daughter. The system worked for all of 40 minutes and it shut off due to low batteries. I tried to call the numbers for service, but none of them were operational in Germany. When I finally contacted the rental desk at the Munich Hertz, the agent's advice was to drive to the nearest big German city and on my own, find a Hertz office to have them check the system to "make sure that it really wasn't working". Yah, right. The system was called "Never Lost". It should be called "Always Lost" because I spent a good part of my time making u turns on cobblestone roads throughout Germany. Then when I returned home and reported the incident, they said, they were sorry for an inconvenience I might have experienced and then proceded to charge me for full insurance which I had not requested (I had already purchased my own insurance), and tagged me with an expensive refueling charge which was also in error (I filled up the tank with expensive European gas before I returned the car). This was not my first bad experience with Hertz but it is my last. I told them that I will walk, skip or crawl to my next destination rather ever, ever rent a car, truck or donkey from Hertz again.
On 06/06/2009, I had a rental car transaction of total of 611.66 GBP
charged to my visa card at Hertz Car Rental office at London’s Heathrow
Airport. While I was told orally of the total charge of certain amount in
GBP, the charge was actually sneakily converted to US dollars based on
a ridiculous exchange rate they set that includes a currency conversion
charge without even notifying me.
After I got home, I noticed that. Emailed Hertz. They denied any wrong
doing even though I explained to them that my Capital One visa card
does not even charge a foreign currency transaction fee and that I had no
incentive for the dynamic currency conversion. I asked them to show my
signature approval on the converted charge, they have no response.
Be very careful with Hertz if you use them abroad. They took advantage
of you while you are tired on travel with this unethical and illegal business
conduct. For me, I will avoid Hertz anywhere in the future.
I made a reservation over the phone to revt a car via hertz for on 3/28/09. the car rental was for...
All, I can say is that my credit card was charged already before they informed me. Since my car got totaled and they had provided me rental after discussing with the insurance company, I confirmed with them they should not charge me anything on the rental since insurance company will be paying for the totaled car. I even asked them to verify with the insurance company regarding the basic charges which the insurance company would pay so that I am not charged anything more on that.. They confirmed and then only I took the car rental from them. They made me sign some documents which is the usual procedure for them while giving car rental and since I had just come out of a car accident, I abided by everything they said. Little did I realize that later on, when they had a dispute with the insurance company and could not recover the full charge, they went ahead and deducted the amount from my credit card which they already have it in their possession. I filed a complaint and argued with them for sometime, but it seems they had a clear cut statement that, in their small print on the signed car rental document, it is written that if they cannot recover from insurance company they will charge the customer.
I was really vexed with their attitude in the way they treated the customer complaint as well as the customer during such a tiring time when I was going through such a rough patch of my car getting totaled. It was a harrowing experience dealing with them and the whole saga taught me one thing. One should not deal with such companies who don't have customer interest as their first priority and try to squeeze out money in any way possible with their samll prints in the documents which they hold it loudly on customer's face when they get down to their lowest level of charging customers wrongly..
I have not recovered my dues from them and have decided that in my life I will never again take a rental from Hertz. Thought of sharing this saga with you all so that you don't get caught in their trap the way I did.. Such companies should not allow to flourish. We individuals who have no collective voice can make a difference by joining hands and sharing our saga so that no other customer faces such a situation again and these type of companies are forced to change their ways of dealing with the customer.
Back in 2004 I had rented a car from Hertz while my car was undergoing repairs. After returning the car and hearing nothing back from the rental car company - I received a letter from Purco Fleet Services with a bill for damages to the rental car - over $1000 in damages that I apparently was responsible for.
The rental car company never contacted me to talk about damages that had happened during the time I had the car; and I found the people at Purco were less that nice to work with on this matter unless you're willing to hand over a fist full of cash.
Why bring this up now? It has come back to haunt me in the form of credit reports time and time again. It's beyond frustrating to deal with companies that spend all their time finger pointing instead of listening -- and trying to find a workable solution.
Welcome to my Hertz nightmare!
Presented my E-confirmation ' Guaranteed Rate' from Hertz upon check in for an automatic Compact vehicle. Quoted rate was $15.00 USD plus taxes, fees etc totaled ' Guaranteed Rate' of $20.46 USD, unlimited Kms, plus selected Loss Damage Waiver at $38.95 plus 10% tax= total of $63.30 USD.
Hertz Tulum stated no Automatic available so I accepted a Standard/ Intermediate vehicle as there was 10 people waiting for an unclaimed vehicle. Hetz explained that the rate would be calculated in Mexican Pesos, when I asked what rate, they would not answer.
Having been to Mexico many times I sensed a rip off in the works but decided to leave the argument until return of vehicle. Returned the vehicle next day and the final bill ended up being totally inflated compared to the ' guaranteed rate'.
They had used 15 MXP to the dollar and had significantly over charged each tax, local service charge, Vehicle Licensing cost and Service charge so the bill ended up at nearly $100 USD!!
When I challenged them on the MXP Rate and all the ridiculous rates they refised to deal with me and said' call Hertz when you get home!
' big mistake' on my part!!
After waiting on the 'Customer Service' phone line for 30 minutes I was told that they do not deal with 'foreign franchise' problems and instructed to send an email.
Sent email off, finally got a template response 17 days later stating that the charges were correct?? I challenged that response with their ' guaranteed rate' and was told that, firstly the Franchise verified exchange rates daily ( USD has NEVER traded at 15 MXP) and that the calculations were correct!
The long and short of it is Hertz refuses to accept any responsibility for their ' guaranteed rate' from their Franchisee.
I am still fighting with them and have filed a dispute with my Credit Card company. Bottom line is that this is the worst Customer Service I have ever experienced and will never rent from Hertz again!
Lessons learned: If the daily conversion rate is not posted at the counter establish the rate before renting.
I will never walk away from the counter accepting ' call Hertz when you get home'. I will stand my ground and hold up their line all day if I have to, until I have my charges adjusted on site!
Never rent from Hertz in a foreign country, they will not go to bat for you when you return home!
I reserved a car with a estimated quote of $37.49/day for 2 days. When I picked up the car, the cost was going to be $385. When I questioned the amount I was told by the agent that it included $200 which would be credited to my card when I returned the vehicle. When I returned the car and got my receipt, the receiving agent told me that the $200 would be credited directly to my card. Needless to say, I never received the credit and when I contacted Hertz, they claimed my car rental rate was $150.49 a day! It is a complete misrepresentation and a rip off.
I was charged on june 10-08. On my capital one credit car $28.01 and it was for a traffic ticket in italy. It was credited on july 2-08. I was rebilled on july 8-08 the amount of $28.35. And i'am told that this is the way they handle citations. I than recieved a letter from the italy traffic division that I owe $100.27. Please advise me what to do.
Absolutely ridiculous story. My wife got rearended and took our car in to get fixed. The hertz people tell me on the phone " Absolutely NO charge, only a deposit, the other persons' insurance is paying for it". When my wife got there, the agent tells her she has to get this isurance, so she called me at work to ask me about it. I said we don't need it but the guy says in the backround " It's only $38.00, and the insurance company fixing your car wont cover this so you need to." So I said whatever, no sence in arguing over $38.00. Our car took quite a while to fix, like 25 days quite a while, so my wife takes it back in and gets everything squared away and done, so she thinks. Later that day they call and say ' You owe use nine hundred and some odd dollars, ' ALMOST $1000.00!!! He mensioned nothing of this while she was there, he called her right before they closed for the day. He did not, I repeat did NOT tell my wife it was PER DAY!!! This is absolutely unethical and disgusting business. I am a business man myself and am appalled beyond belief!!