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Where Did They Go?

 
(2.0 out of 5 stars)
by SWOntarioGuy Oct 21, 2019
...I was involved in a minor fender bender back in March. Everyone was so helpful at first. It was an awesome experience I was really impressed... for a while. Then the Aviva claims guy tells me to go to a "recommended" place to have my car checked out and adjusted. He says there's an adjuster there. So I go, they take pictures of my car, I give them my claim number. Everything seems normal from what I understand. Then a week later, the claims guy emails me and says I need to take my car in for pictures. I let him know that I did, to the place he recommends. He says they don't have the pictures and that I need to go back and do it again. I tell him that, no, I went, they took pictures, (the place is a 40-minute drive out of my way) and to figure out what's going on and get back to me ASAP so I know what steps to take next. I haven't heard from him since. This was in May, it's now almost November. They just seemed to abandon me. I don't know, I'll just go fix it myself...
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Don't go with this company

 
(1.5 out of 5 stars)
by James Oct 03, 2019
...They have no problem taking your money but when the time to have a claim put in... I'm at 8 weeks now and still nothing. Keep saying they need more info, have to talk to the appraiser again. They give you the run-around. Not impressed...
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THE WORST COMPANY EVER

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Maddie Sep 18, 2019
...Been with them for 3 years (and it is my first time having insurance) I never had a late payment, and haven’t caused an accident. May of 2018 I had someone sideswipe me, who was late getting in the lane, didn’t check their blind spot, didn't even use their blinker... swiped me so hard! My front passenger wheel was ON THE CURB. The police report was made, and I had 3 witnesses. 4 months later I get a letter in the mail saying due to a faulty accident my policy will not be renewed (a few weeks before I got my brand new car and was upgrading to full coverage) I had fought with them as it was nowhere’s near my fault. (The lady had lied in her claim and said I reared ended her when the damage was on the SIDE of my car) After about a month the claim was changed to 50/50 because it involved lane switching? That was the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard when I was clearly beside her when she attempted to switch over in the lane. (It also happen at an intersection, right turning lane, as soon as the right lane opened, I had gotten into the lane. She crossed over a solid white line and hit me) Aviva said that they still can’t renew my policy after it was changed to 50/50 so I had to switch. All of this caused my insurance to sky rocket! Save yourself the headache! They are good when you don’t need anything from them, but the moment you do, they are literally useless. They don’t care about their customers, I felt mistreated and not listen to, and brushed off. I will never have good things to say about them and all my friends and family have been warned, who has also warned others. If I could give zero stars I would. Not even worthy enough to have the one. Now with Customer Service. I was transferred all around before I actually got to the right person. For a while, I never heard back from anyone, and nobody could give me any answers on anything. And Everyone was so unpleasant to speak with besides one gentleman, who I think understood how I was feeling, and he tried his best to renew my policy...
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No appreciation of customers

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by ByeAviva Sep 16, 2019
...Customer for 6 years (never missed a payment) and now they send a letter saying they may renew me but I must pay the whole year upfront. Already found cheaper insurance and dealing with them on a claim that wasn't my fault was lengthy and hard to get real answers. They don't look after their customers...
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STRESSFULL

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Unsatisfied Customer Sep 07, 2019
...It was very stressful dealing with this company. So hard to get a hold of them, they take their time to reply or don't reply at all given that the circumstance is Urgent. The people I dealt with are very unprofessional and rude. They did not pay me the value of my car, ended my rental and refused to extend it, they have no sense of communication and on top of that, it took them 6 months to send a check after the fact that I agreed to their settlement. If I could give them 0 stars I definitely would. I would not ever advice any of my friends, family or associates to go with Aviva. Not even my worst enemy...
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Get them out of business

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Fedup Sep 06, 2019
...A careless driver rammed my car from behind in January 2019. Both cars have deemed a write-off. Because I was driving 50 km away from my home, Aviva has me under investigation. The person who was on their cell phone who rear-ended me has been rewarded with a new car and is back on the road. Its been 9 months and I am still making a monthly payment to the company that I financed my car from and I still have no word from Aviva...
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Stay Away from this company

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by mark Sep 03, 2019
...Would give less than 1 if possible. Must be said that AVIVA/RBC are the same. Have had nothing but nightmares dealing with adjusters (Never call back or answer emails, send incorrect info, etc). We lost our cars due to a tornado and took 4 months to get things resolved. But the latest just kicks the bucket. My daughters insurance (perfect driving record, no claims) went up 48% because they decided to remove the typical discounts that are available everywhere else such as Student discount, multi-vehicle discount, web quote discount, winter tire discount. We have been with them for almost 12 years. Will be moving to another company (4 cars, 3 houses). Unbelievable how this company does not care about its clients...
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car theft

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by john c Sep 02, 2019
...I had my car stolen the best part the car was stolen next to the Ontario Provincial Police and Kingston police. Ontario Provincial Police put 2 cruisers in my driveways, told them it was reported stolen, they told me white man driving erratic tall thin near 30. They seem to have figured it was me and they would just go to my residence to arrest me. They, certainly, sent the biggest cops they could have. When car recovered, refused to do a DNA test even though there were dozens of sample potentials. Then Aviva valued the car at 1200, I gave them a guess as to mileage was off by 50 000 they could not have cared said the car was write off, guy did not even have an external power source to hook up and turn on power and code reader to see if anything or what was wrong. Had 500 deductible, but you have paid for disappearing deductible lucky you, runaround this person is on vacation now they will be back in a week, they ought to have a value listed to the car at the beginning of each year in case something like this happens you know exactly how little you are gonna get...
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BOYCOTT AVIVA

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by angry consumer Aug 22, 2019
...Let's work together to put this sorry insurance company out of business. When I reported an accident, the worker at Aviva treated me like less than dirt. Although neither I or the person who claimed I scratched her vehicle asked for any money, Aviva cancelled my policy at the soonest opportunity. Of course, I could enjoy the benefit of their lousy service if I forked over big bucks. No thanks, Aviva...
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Nightmare Claim Experience

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Fruitbats2018 Aug 09, 2019
...Rear-ended December 2018. Opened claim, car towed from the driveway and provided with rental. Made several attempts to contact the insurer, eight days after opening the claim was told via email the car was a write-off and offered a ridiculously low settlement and that we needed to release the car, collect plates, and return rental within three days. Emailed our adjustor over the next few days, to arrange a phone call. Finally, scheduled time, he failed to call us. Call finally happened, we got nowhere. The adjustor was only interested in selling us insurance for our next car. Refused to budge on the return date for our rental, even after we pleaded, as it was the holidays and we didn't have the cash flow to go out and buy a new car. Cancelled weekend plans and went car shopping. The new car would be ready in five days, rental car was due back in three. We had to extend rental at our own cost. Researched comparable cars for sale, to negotiate a fairer settlement. Immediately found three comparables with higher selling prices, and sent those through. Two of the three were rejected as they were located out of province, we had never been told that would be a qualifying factor. Also, then told we needed to find at least TEN comparables. We found nine more and sent them through, eight of which were rejected due to "special features". We were told that our settlement would remain the same, even though it very well should have gone down. A cheap scare tactic. We took a closer look at the initial valuation report that had been sent through that calculated the initial settlement offer, and we found that many of the so-called comparables that they had used included the very same "special features", with a $25 deduction applied. We sent the same set of cars we'd found back, with the same $25 adjustment, and asked for our settlement to be reconsidered. Discovered snow tires hadn't been included in the valuation. Calculated a depreciated value of $600. We pointed this out to the adjuster, to which he replied that no value would be added. The only way we could get value out of the tires would be if we switched them out ourselves before releasing the car to the insurance company. Contacted the auto body shop that was holding our car. Advised us they did not have the equipment to switch out tires. Suggested we have the car towed to a mechanic, switch the tires then tow the car back to them, at our own cost. This would negate making the switch in the first place. We tried one more time with the adjuster for the value of our snow tires to be reconsidered, along with the ten cars we had sent. Furthermore, we also noticed they had failed to calculate mileage adjustments for their ten cars, so they were comparing our car with below-average mileage to much lower-priced cars with higher mileages. After days of waiting, we finally got an increased offer. It still wasn't enough, but it was an improvement. Based on the comparables we sent through and all the discrepancies we pointed out in their valuation, we got the value of the car increased by about $750, and they also added in $225 for the snow tires "as a goodwill gesture." We calculated the offer and hoped for a little bit more of an increase, but were stonewalled with a dispute letter. We contacted GIO to see if we had a case, but we were pretty much at a dead end. We sent the Proof of Loss form to our adjustor, finalizing our settlement. We didn't hear anything from the adjustor, followed up a few more times. He said we were "welcome" to collect our personal effects and plates whenever we felt like it. A week after we finalized the settlement, we asked our adjustor for an update on the delivery of our cheque, ONLY THEN he told us that we HAD to go and release the car in person before he would release our cheque! Received a letter from RBC Insurance detailing that our policies had been cancelled at our request, but we owed them money. Our policy had always been on a pre-payment plan, so it would only make sense that they would owe us a refund for the unused portion of the month. A "final notice" arrived only TWO days later advising if we didn't pay up, a collection agency would come after us. I paid the $100 balance owing, but only in protest. It then took over a month to get our correct refunds. They owed us around $300 now - even after acknowledgment of our cancellation, RBC continued to deduct our monthly payments. The cheque arrived at the end of January but we were told by our adjustor that we would be liable for a $500 deductible if we could not provide the police report with the other party's insurance details. We protested this sudden deductible appearing out of nowhere, as our paperwork indicated that we had a $0 deductible. The adjustor apologized and claimed he'd been "looking at the wrong file." In mid-February, another cheque arrived for the $500 deductible, which had been factored out of our initial settlement and was owed to us. Also received a $300 cheque from our cancelled policies. Still outstanding at this point is the liability of our case. We emailed the adjustor the week after receiving our settlement outlining what had clearly happened in the collision once again and with the police report attached. Months later, we still haven't received any confirmation on how our case was ruled, but we assume the case is now closed and that we would have heard something by now. It certainly would have been nice for our adjustor to let us know...
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