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Old 08-08-2016, 04:49 PM
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Re: Brain Dead Assembly Line Workers

My 3 month old 2016 had a metallic rattle coming from behind the gauges. Removed and found the guide pin used for installing the dash laying on the metal frame. Guess they were a little "off" with the guided approach when installing the dash and decided it was fine as is.

Not a big deal, but that rattle drove me mad, enough to remove the cluster myself rather than having the service department tear it apart. If only they had picked up the pin that was laying there before putting it together at the factory...

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Old 08-09-2016, 02:13 AM
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Re: Brain Dead Assembly Line Workers

Think that's bad? They sold me one with the trans cooler line touching the front driveshaft. Lasted 369 miles before the metal line finally wore through and puked all the ATF on the freeway.

FCA agreed to a "goodwill trade" with almost no money out of pocket after some phone calls and letters.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:33 PM
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Think that's bad? They sold me one with the trans cooler line touching the front driveshaft. Lasted 369 miles before the metal line finally wore through and puked all the ATF on the freeway.

FCA agreed to a "goodwill trade" with almost no money out of pocket after some phone calls and letters.
there was a TSB on that. That was probably an engineering fail
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Re: Brain Dead Assembly Line Workers

I need to try to be fair to the people in the plant here..

I was at JNAP with my gang in 2011, and back again in 2014.
What they were building in 2011 is essentially what they were building in 2014, but pretty much everything was different in 2014. Almost everything was changed to make it easier to have the assembly folks do everything right, with less fatigue..

So, while there may be escapes.. and maybe the focus has shifted a bit since 2014.. I firmly believe that at least 99% of the folks in the plant want to make you a great vehicle.

And maybe I need to step up too.. part of the reason to have people who own the vehicles tour an assembly plant is to make a connection between the assembly folks and the owners.. so maybe I need to set up another tour.. this has gotten harder in the past two years, though..
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Leave it like that. It will be worth big $$$ on collector's market in 10 years.
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The wife and I was looking at Jeeps at a local dealer in the early 2000s (WJ era) A older couple was sitting at a desk finalizing their paperwork with the salesman. A couple of minutes later the get up and leave. They comeback irate, complaining that one of the fronts seats are cloth while the others were leather. Needless to say everyone came out of the showroom to take a look.
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I need to try to be fair to the people in the plant here..

...I firmly believe that at least 99% of the folks in the plant want to make you a great vehicle.
This might be true, but if there is 2000 workers at a plant, does that mean 20 of them do NOT want to make a great vehicle? Maybe it was one of those.
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This might be true, but if there is 2000 workers at a plant, does that mean 20 of them do NOT want to make a great vehicle? Maybe it was one of those.
If 1980 of them seem to care as much as Marlon does then I'll be happy with that.
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Re: Brain Dead Assembly Line Workers

I think there are no body inspect the cars at all or they just inspect them randomly . My 2015 limited came with front passenger door sticking out , rear washer was not in the correct position , burn headlight led after couple of months wheel bearing needed to be replaced , then check engine light illuminated so they changed a fuel injector , all those warranty cost could be avoided customer ,Chrysler , dealer will be all happy if they only put a little attention


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