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Desjardins Insurance Auto Insurance Reviews

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Disgusting service

 
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by Disgusting service Apr 29, 2020
...I was stopped for a school bus in November and a car rear-ended me. Took my truck to the body shop they recommend, I specifically requested they check for frame damage. However, they were too lazy to remove the rear bumper to check the frame. The quote they submitted to Desjardins insurance was approved but some parts were not available. My insurance adjuster was unable from mid-November until January 6. So finally I picked up my untouched truck and took it home. Removed the bumper to find the frame was indeed damaged. The next day took back to the body shop for more pictures, which they reluctantly did. Then I sent my own pictures to insurance. Because parts were not available all they offered was the price of new parts and that’s all. So I took it to another certified body shop that actually looked at the frame damage. They did up a quote to fix everything, however, they still can get some parts. So I did a third quote, frame repair, parts and a fabrication shop to make the parts that were unavailable. Now my adjuster was unreachable for 4 weeks. Finally, they sent an appraiser at the end of March. He said there was rust on my truck so they could replace it with a rusty used bumper. He did actually locate a bumper and hitch 2000 km away in Nova Scotia. I ordered the part and had it shipped. Now I was starting to lose patients with this whole performance so back to the second body shop for a new quote using the used parts. The new quote was $300 more than the original quote, this one included the frame repair. After a week or so the appraiser calls the body shop and basically yelled at them that they charge too much and the quote was too much. The quote was $3,800 to fix it, after this, I got feed up informed the body shop to proceed with the repair and bill me directly. The insurance appraiser sent an offer of $1,400 after another 2 weeks of waiting. They sent a big email patting themselves on the back about coming to a deal. The only problem is it’s off by $2,400. So I stopped contacting the insurance company and started talking to a lawyer. We are almost in May now, so 5 1/2 months and my no-fault accident cost me over $2,400 and I haven’t driven my truck since November. I was with them for about 20 years with no claims, this was my first one. So do not give your business to these crooks. They will try to screw you. They definitely don’t deserve any stars...
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just plain aweful

 
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by DoneWithDejardin Mar 16, 2020
...Incompetent, unfriendly, bad-customer - service experience. They don't give a hoot about their previous statements, your concerns/needs, or their industry standards. But they charge a hefty premium and are communicating in a way that I would characterize as unprofessional. How can this insurance still be in business...
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Immaculate Customer Service

 
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Tracy Mar 16, 2020
...The agents were very kind and great people to work with on my auto insurance! They provided optimal advice on whether you go with them or not and have positive attitudes. Would highly recommend their service. They made my auto insurance experience at Dejardins enjoyable! They were very patient, informative, gave me a better price and they have an auto program to give you a discount as well, thank you so much...
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Accident claim mishandled

 
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by Dasa T. Mar 07, 2020
...Following an accident, where I was at no fault, Desjardin Insurance refused to have my vehicle checked for mechanical issues. Finally, they agreed to perform alignment, which was not done as per my vehicle's manufacturer specification. The alignment was done by Desjardin authorized mechanic, who magically adjusted non-adjustable parameters. The car was sliding on the road and Desjardin Insurance ignores the vehicle's manufacturer specification and does not respond to my emails on time. Ombudsman doesn't respond at all. Additionally, during renewal, my insurance went significantly up...
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Ridiculous Price Increase

 
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by Aaron Feb 24, 2020
...The first year our insurance was $170.00 The following year it went up to 194.00 (for no reason – we had no traffic violations, a decent (2018 - so at this point a one-year-old) car. Our new quote is now $287.00. No claims have been made, nothing has happened. No tickets, no accidents, nothing. This is insane...
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Horrible

 
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by Terry Feb 18, 2020
...Horrible customer service. Unorganized charged me for a higher rate then discussed over the phone. I had to review tapes to confirm. The claims department is a disaster. Took 5 months to get my car back after a claim. Late in sending renewal papers...
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GREEDY COMPANY!

 
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by BAM Jan 22, 2020
...I have no insurance claims, no traffic violations and my 9-year-old car valuation were worth 4500. Yet, this insurance company increase my policy from 210 a month to 270 a month! Find another insurance provider...
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Poor Customer Service

 
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by Neh Dec 03, 2019
...I have been with Desjardin auto insurance for as long I can remember. Yesterday I spoke with an agent, who messed up the relationship with this company. I recently bought a new car and called Desjardin to moved my insurance over. At the start, I told the agent I was in a new address but did not mention I was to be there temporally. The agent asked me to read the address I have on file and I did. He went ahead and processed my insurance based on the address I read to him. ( this address on file was different from the one I was in at that moment). He sent an email to me with my significantly lower monthly payment. I again reminded him I moved to a know address mention for a moment. The agent decided to recalculate my insurance based on the new address, and the amount was significantly higher, about $30 higher. I told the agent that was no problems at all and that he should allow the insurance at my old address given the fact I will just be in the present address for a month. The agent said it was because I heard that the insurance amount will be higher in my present address that I decided to ask him to keep it at my permanent address. Later, he kept me on hold for about 10 minutes and wasted my time just come and tell me they will need to move my address on file to the temporary address which the amount per month to pay is higher. I told the agent all my info and address on my driver's license is still in my permanent address which is not this address I am in. He asked me to provide a least agreement that I am in the old address. I told him I did not have the least agreement in both houses. I live with my friend who is helping me out to continue with my studies. The agent started telling me how I need a least because it will be for my protection in case they want to push me out of their house. I did not think it was he call to start telling me that. The agent was very sarcastic and could not allow me to explain myself. I was very disappointed with the services I received from him. According to me, he very unprofessional and inexperienced. In the past, I have had a very good relationship with formal agents I spoke with. I am not sure where this guy was from to spoil my relationship with Desjardin in this manner. I let him know I won't stay with them anymore. He was okay with it and behaved as if nothing happened...
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Bad Company

 
(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Mike N Oct 16, 2019
...Don't touch them. 1. They lie. 2. They increase your rate every year. 3. Leaving isn't easy. They'll jack you once before you go. 4. Calling the head office 2 hours+ wait time. 5. These bad companies should go under...
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So far so....bad!

 
(2.0 out of 5 stars)
by Frustrated Fella Sep 27, 2019
...I was with State Farm for a good while and never had one problem with them, always helpful friendly people who weren't afraid to be in touch if something was amiss. Then came Desjardins... I decided to stay the course and give them a chance expecting to get similar good service and my rates stayed about the same. Yes they called and said they would like to arrange a meet and greet at their office, they were even quick to get me quotes on vehicles I was shopping around for but that's where the pleasantries ended! I've always owned cheap, used vehicles and have always insured them with liability and comprehensive ALWAYS AND ONLY. After a little chat with them recently it appears one of my vehicles for some reason has collision on it and the other is missing the comprehensive... I've never changed my policies (no reason to) and I'll admit maybe I haven't read every little word on every little piece of mail I've gotten from them but considering I brought to their attention that I wouldn't have changed my policies and some kind of error must have occurred during the changeover you would think that they would take some time to investigate the matter but no. I had an answer much too brief and quick to have been taken seriously. I shopped around and found better service at a much better price (saving $500+/year) with more flexibility and options! "We dont want to lose your business" I was told, well talk is cheap and actions speak volumes to me! Not only can they not even come close to matching another reputable company with a local office to keep my business but they won't take the time to investigate a potential internal error they may have made during the changeover, I can't say I feel as if I'm being very well taken care of. Oh, how I miss State Farm...
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