CarComplaints.com

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Autobeef, LLC
CarComplaints.com logo
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CarComplaints vehicle complaint page
Type Privately held
Headquarters South Hero, Vermont, United States
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Michael Wickenden
Industry Internet
Services Automotive Complaint Information
Employees 10
Slogan(s) What's Wrong with YOUR Car?
Website http://www.carcomplaints.com/
Alexa rank 11,363 USA / 55,181 Int'l[1]
Advertising Banner ads, referral marketing
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched June 27, 2000 (2000-06-27)
Current status Active

CarComplaints.com is an online automotive complaint resource that uses graphs to show automotive defect patterns, based on complaint data submitted by visitors to the site. The complaints are organized into logical groups with data published by vehicle, vehicle component, and specific problem. The average cost to fix, average mileage at failure, common solutions and individual owner comments are shown for each problem group. There is no charge or user signup required to access the complaint data, although user registration is required in order to submit a car complaint.[2]

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CarComplaints.com was featured in a March 2013 New York Times article, Ram Dashboards Cracking.[3]

CarComplaints.com was recommended in a June 2010 report from the Consumer Federation of America titled Consumer Complaint Websites: An Assessment.[4] The CFA's report compared six generic complaint websites but singled out CarComplaints.com as a specialized resource for "consumers interested in automobiles, who should begin with carcomplaints.com." The CFA's recommendation of CarComplaints.com was repeated in media coverage by The New York Times,[5] MSNBC,[6] The Early Show[7] & other news outlets.

CarComplaints.com was also named a "Top 100 Website of 2009" by PC Magazine.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CarComplaints.com - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet, Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "About Us | CarComplaints.com" Retrieved July 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Jensen, Christopher (2013-03-15). "Ram Dashboards Cracking". The New York Times: Motoring. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  4. ^ Brobeck, Stephen (June 7, 2010). "Consumer Complaint Websites: An Assessment" (PDF). Consumer Federation of America. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ Schultz, Jennifer Saranow (2010-06-07). "Tips for Searching for Complaints Online". The New York Times: Your Money. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  6. ^ Sullivan, Bob (2010-06-08). "Online whining: Does it really work?". Red Tape Chronicles. MSNBC. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  7. ^ Jarvis, Rebecca (2010-06-22). "Gripe About Companies, Products: Free Web Sites". CBS News: The Early Show. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  8. ^ "Top 100 Websites of 2009". PC Magazine. July 27, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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