Screwed by Henrik Hairapetian OF World Famous 4x4 /GM Truck center, Burbank, CAW

Los Angeles, California 10 comments
Not resolved

Update by user Aug 29, 2012

The misunderstanding was clarified and we have come to a favorable solution for both of us.

Update by user Jun 15, 2012

Update from the writer of this review:

Please note that my comments below are my opinion, based on my actual, extremely stressful, experience with Henrik.I am not officially claiming that he has committed a crime, but he has lied to me and the whole event feels personally violating.

I have given him a chance to make it right.

He has refused, so I will be taking him to small claims court.If he makes a sincere effort to make things right, I will update this review with new information.

Original review posted by user Jun 14, 2012

Bought a "PERFECT" truck from Henrik.He claimed everything was new & nothing wrong.

Said he'd take care of anything it needed if it did need anything, so trust him. Gave him 2k up front on top of the truck price price for agreed upon upgrades & suspension lift. HENRIK HAS LIED ABOUT ALL THE WORK HE DID ON THE TRUCK and the original condition of the truck. Of coarse he didn't tell us about the crack in the frame we dissevered.

He said he fixed it with a frame kit - which he did not do. Henrik also Claimed there were new shocks, brakes, no leaks, everything working, everything perfect, etc. Told us about all other work he was doing, new shackles, bushings, lift, streering box -- the list goes on. Well, after weeks of Henrik having the truck and then driving it -- the truck had a terrible clank sound which felt unsafe.

Took it to a mechanic and that's when we were told the truth. The brakes were 100% worn & leaking & unsafe to drive, shocks worn & leaking, no lift suspension which we paid for was installed, the new steering box Henrik claimed to put in is old and leaking, radiator is leaking, there is no frame kit installed, no new shackles & bushings installed even though Henrik said he did that, basically the list goes on and on. We were told it would cost over 2k just to get the truck SAFE TO DRIVE. HENRIK HAIRAPETIAN has committed fraud.

He took our money, kept the truck for weeks, said he was always "waiting for a part" and then NOTHING HE SAID HE DID FOR WORK on the truck. Henrik claims to build trucks for lots of rich clients..... well.... wonder if those clients know how screwed over they might be getting by him.

HENRIK STOLE OUR MONEY. We have secured a lawyer for automotive fraud and will be suing him and his business.

Do not trust GM TRUCK CENTER, WORLD FAMOUS 4x4 or HENRIK HAIRAPETIAN.We are in shock over all the lies that were told to us.

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Anonymous
#526119

It's been over a year now since Henrik stole my money and sold me an unsafe and dangerous vehicle. He made promise after promise and delivered on none. Henrik swore the truck was totally reprinted, the engine was rebuilt, new suspension, new tires, new seats, and on and on. Not one of his claims were true. The truck showed up with no seat belts, missing lug nuts, old tires, damaged paint, major oil leaks, NO BRAKES!!!!!

I spent more than 10k with him, another 1200 for shipping, and another 4k+ just to get it road worthy until the motor threw a rod after just 2200 miles!!!! I called him, emailed him, and the Ted h dozens and dozens of times. He wouldn't take my calls and made his desk boy hang up on me!!!!

I have thousands in receipts, phone records, emails etc and Henrik refused to make good on any of it!!! I cannot believe Offroad magazine does business with this ***!!! I cannot believe they supported him on TOP GEAR!!!!! What a fraud!!!! I emailed management at Offroad Magazine a year ago about this *** and they refused to be bothered with it. Now look at him. He's being exposed as the *** that he is. He is a typical dealer fraud who just keeps trying to beat his buyers.

Anonymous
#526116

These lovely ladies are not liars and have absolutely nothing to lie about.

They have all proper documentation of all repairs not completed as paid for in addition to documentation for all the things that have been wrong with truck from the start, which were supposed to be "perfect" and " repaired" by Henri. Henrik tried to steal their money by cutting many corners, keeping money for products paid for but not installed, and he put their safety at risk by stating the truck had new brakes when they were metal to metal.

The list goes on, and on.

The BAR and DMV have validated all of the info and are well aware of Henrik's shady character and unprofessional business methods.

These ladies got suckered into buying a truck from GM Truck Center and have been subjectedone lie after the other fed to them by a sociopathic business owner. But many other people have taken Henrik to court and this man has lost.

Don't believe a word this man says about either of these women.

They have fought hard and are standing up to a bully who is used to taking advantage of his customers by having his way in this world through methods of intimidation.

I commend these gals for all they have done and will be more than happy to represent them in a civil suit if Henrik keeps this up.

Anonymous
to LA Lawyer #811403

Hi LA LAwyer. Henik claimed that he was going to put a new GM crate motor into my car and I have just found out that it is a poor rebuild from a 1982 Monte Carlo. What can I do.

Anonymous
#526115

These lovely ladies are not liars and have absolutely nothing to lie about.

They have all proper documentation of all repairs not completed as paid for in addition to documentation for all the things that have been wrong with truck from the start, which were supposed to be "perfect" and " repaired" by Henri. Henrik tried to steal their money by cutting many corners, keeping money for products paid for but not installed, and he put their safety at risk by stating the truck had new brakes when they were metal to metal.

The list goes on, and on.

The BAR and DMV have validated all of the info and are well aware of Henrik's shady character and unprofessional business methods.

These ladies got suckered into buying a truck from GM Truck Center and have been subjectedone lie after the other fed to them by a sociopathic business owner. But many other people have taken Henrik to court and this man has lost.

Don't believe a word this man says about either of these women.

They have fought hard and are standing up to a bully who is used to taking advantage of his customers by having his way in this world through methods of intimidation.

I commend these gals for all they have done and will be more than happy to represent them in a civil suit if Henrik keeps this up.

Anonymous
#526110

These lovely ladies are not liars and have absolutely nothing to lie about.

They have all proper documentation of all repairs not completed as paid for in addition to documentation for all the things that have been wrong with truck from the start, which were supposed to be "perfect" and " repaired" by Henri. Henrik tried to steal their money by cutting many corners, keeping money for products paid for but not installed, and he put their safety at risk by stating the truck had new brakes when they were metal to metal.

The list goes on, and on.

The BAR and DMV have validated all of the info and are well aware of Henrik's shady character and unprofessional business methods.

These ladies got suckered into buying a truck from GM Truck Center and have been subjectedone lie after the other fed to them by a sociopathic business owner. But many other people have taken Henrik to court and this man has lost.

Don't believe a word this man says about either of these women.

They have fought hard and are standing up to a bully who is used to taking advantage of his customers by having his way in this world through methods of intimidation.

I commend these gals for all they have done and will be more than happy to represent them in a civil suit if Henrik keeps this up.

Anonymous
#525613

In response to Henrik's comment below:

Nothing Henrik is writing here is true at all. It only shows how much he will go out of his way to lie and "cover" himself. The California DMV and BAR have taken our case with Henrik quite seriously. They have been investigating him and both representatives have been appalled at what they have discovered. The BAR already has several violations on file and the DMV may press charges against this man and his business. So, certainly that speaks for itself.

When we did speak with the "police officer" Henrik "complained" to, he was extremely sympathetic to our situation and knew right away that we had been ripped off. Emails were sent simply to receive and attempt a settlement, which did not happen. Henrik stole our money, everything he said he fixed or worked on was not properly done, the truck is basically falling apart, our money was stolen, and all we have done is try to seek justice for being FULLY taken advantage of. A court date has been set for Sept 13 2012. This man is a dangerous person to do business with as we have learned. Luckily the CA BAR and DMV don't appear to be falling for any of Henrik's lies or tricks, it's likely the court won't either.

Anonymous
#525612

In response to Henrik's comment below:

Nothing Henrik is writing here is true at all. It only shows how much he will go out of his way to lie and "cover" himself. The California DMV and BAR have taken our case with Henrik quite seriously. They have been investigating him and both representatives have been appalled at what they have discovered. The BAR already has several violations on file and the DMV may press charges against this man and his business. So, certainly that speaks for itself.

When we did speak with the "police officer" Henrik "complained" to, he was extremely sympathetic to our situation and knew right away that we had been ripped off. Emails were sent simply to receive and attempt a settlement, which did not happen. Henrik stole our money, everything he said he fixed or worked on was not properly done, the truck is basically falling apart, our money was stolen, and all we have done is try to seek justice for being FULLY taken advantage of. A court date has been set for Sept 13 2012. This man is a dangerous person to do business with as we have learned. Luckily the CA BAR and DMV don't appear to be falling for any of Henrik's lies or tricks, it's likely the court won't either.

Anonymous
#525601

CA DMV & BAR investigating Henrik & GM Truck Center Burbank!!

Our experience and the FACTS we have are substantial enough to have attracted the very serious attention of the California Bureau of Automotive Repair AND the CA DMV investigation unit. Both reps from the BAR and DMV have been taking our case extremely seriously and they have been sympathetic and understanding to our situation of being lied to, taken advantage of by Henrik, his business, and his unprofessional repairs.

So it certainly says something if we have the full support of the BAR and the DMV working on our behalf and theirs to right what has been done to us by Henrik and his "business"

We are taking Henrik to court regarding this matter, we have the support of the BAR and DMV, it's not likely Henrik's lies will get him out of this one, and yes this man lies, compulsively - a perfect example of this can be seen on RIP OFF REPORT - just look his business up and read his "rebuttal" - It's a total fabrication from start to finish which represents the kind of lies we've been given since we tried to buy this truck from Henrik

Yes, the ever so truthful Henrik even happened to sell the very truck we bought from him on EBAY three days before we bought it to some customer who left him great feedback after we owned the truck about loving the new truck he bought! We have photos to prove this was the exact same truck & documents to prove this fraud. Not that this matters to our case much because it doesn't. Just shows his lies in action.

Henrik told us the truck belonged to someone from COLDPLAY.... only to find out it's registered to some stranger called Edna Abrego, which means, yeah, we should have known.... lie after lie just kept building up, all the way to him keeping our money, lying about repairs and upgrades not actually done, not doing repairs paid for properly or as stated by him which the BAR has violated his business for, and the list goes on.

You can imagine our faces when we went to not one but THREE mechanics, after being told we have brand new brakes when we bought the truck, also stated to us by Henrik while Henrik was repairing the truck, only to find out that the brakes were metal to metal! Uh, nope - we sure didn't cause that to happen. Got the parts to prove it. We could have died driving it like that and Henrik knew this.

Even the police officer Henrik "complained" to about our "emails" - the ones sent as an attempt to receive our stolen money back - thought Henrik was in the wrong and suggested we take him to court because we would likely win.

That's what we're doing. The court will respect the DMV and BAR opinions and who knows what the DMV will do with Henrik and his business, but these two agencies don't get involved for weeks on a case like this unless there's really some substantial merit to it.

Anonymous
#523246

After a abundant amount of harassing emails, we were forced to file a police report.Thier names are Cregan Montague and Danielle Tibedo.

This female duo are professional extorionist. Feel free to contact Burbank Police in regaurds to his matter. Took advantage of us, we gave them free parts and tires. their biggest complaint was this thing gets horrible gas mileage.

they wanted 33" tires and expected the car to drive like a toyota prius. They took the truck to mt whitney with the e-brake engaged the entire trip. After that they wanted a 3500 refund after they took it to thier mechanic saying the brakes are loose and suspension is damaged. they started to harass me in the middle of the night.

everytime we told them to bring it back, they refused. all they wanted was a refund for 3500.

I have receipts for everything i installed on this truck.some of which i installed FREE of charge because she was concerned about the costs for the truck.

MBABA
#496246

PLEASE NOTE: This review is the OPINION of the writer/consumer based on actual, truthful, factual and proven experiences with Henrik and his business.Nothing is intended to cause malice or was said maliciously, it was stated as opinion from a truthful experience.

The writer does not mean that Henrik is dishonest to everyone, only that due to what occurred and that fact that Henrik did steal money from the consumer that it MAY be possible this COULD occur with other costumers he deals with because he was not honest in this situation. Henrik still owes this consumer money for services and work agreed upon in writing that was not rendered and was lied about.

Money owed has not paid it back or refunded it as requested.Everything stated in this review can be proven as true and any opinions about Henrik and GM Truck Center business are expressed purely as a freedom of speech from this actual experience doing business through Henrik himself and his company.

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