Originally Posted by Curly
I haven't run a front plate on anything in the last twenty plus years. So I asked my dealer not to mount a front plate or bracket on my new 2011 GC that I was to pick up yesterday. But wouldn't you know it, they put on an advertisement plate for the dealership anyway. They say it was some miscommunication. I say you can't get any kind of decent service from a Jeep dealer. I'm having them fix the front bumper so now I won't be getting my Grand until Tuesday. That sucks.
Many times, the PDI people at dealerships are like robots. In states that require a front plate, the PDI people just install the bracket onto the front bumper, even if the car isn't sold and will sit on the lot.
If you don't want the plate mounted on the front, you usually have to tape a huge piece of paper on the dash and on the steering wheel stating and make sure your sales person makes sure it gets listed on the PDI service form:
"Do Not Mount Front License Plate Bracket"
Yet there will still be times they will forget.
I always state if I come to take delivery and the front plate bracket is on the car, I will not be buying the car. I done this since 1987 and so far it's worked. Well except for one time in 1993 when I got a new Lexus SC400 and the plate bracket was on the front. The dealer was shocked when I said get me another car without the bracket or else I go elsewhere. 2 days later, they got another car off the boat equipped the same way.