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Driver72 08-27-2013 09:49 AM

This explains a lot with the QC issues with the new Ram Trucks
 
It may have been posted before, but here it is again.

This would clearly explain all the issues I've already had with my new 2013 Laramie (NAV/Radio system died 24 hours after purchase)
Terrible paint job and scratched windshield.

I questioned here and with Chrysler how my truck passed QC and final inspection, and this article now answers that question for me....because the workers just didn't care and let it slide.

This is not acceptable, and though this article was written back in March and is mainly about the early 2013 trucks, my truck was built in June 2013 and clearly things have not improved.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/01/c...as-workers-pr/

gonefishin776 08-27-2013 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Driver72 (Post 1185928)
It may have been posted before, but here it is again.

This would clearly explain all the issues I've already had with my new 2013 Laramie (NAV/Radio system died 24 hours after purchase)
Terrible paint job and scratched windshield.

I questioned here and with Chrysler how my truck passed QC and final inspection, and this article now answers that question for me....because the workers just didn't care and let it slide.

This is not acceptable, and though this article was written back in March and is mainly about the early 2013 trucks, my truck was built in June 2013 and clearly things have not improved.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/01/c...as-workers-pr/


Ya that's old news. Been discussed on here a few months ago. People had faith that even though morale was low possibly increasing the amount of defects, that the trucks still had to pass through final inspection and everything would be caught there.

It's probably debatable how well the FI was working. Anyways, old news for sure.

tev9999 08-27-2013 11:16 AM

It would not explain ALL issues. Radios are not made by Chrysler. Unless a wire harness was not assembled properly I highly doubt anyone at the plant had anything to do with it. Most likely an infant mortality failure of a component within the radio.

Paint - possibly low morale was a factor, possibly not.

Scratched windshield could have easily happened in transit after assembly.

Impossible to draw any conclusions from the limited information in that article.

The Crow 1994 08-27-2013 11:25 AM

My truck was built in June, too, and has been flawless so far. The workers must have cared the day they built my truck. :4-dontknow:

kxlexus 08-27-2013 02:09 PM

Mine was built in Feb or March. It too has been flawless

Thunderhorse 08-27-2013 02:33 PM

Built Feb 25. No flaws that I really care about. A couple paint nibs in one doorsill is about it, and if you care about something like that there is probably something wrong with you. Are people going to complain about surface rust on their steel driveshaft too?

GTyankee 08-27-2013 02:48 PM

I just left my dealership
I looked at a 2014 Ram RT on the lot

looked like it had just about everything except a sun roof
paint job had major orange peel
i saw a poorly installed plastic right front inner fender piece, a piece of it was covering some of the body paint, it would be a quick fix, but how did someone miss it ??

hydrex 08-27-2013 02:54 PM

Go on any truck forum, Ford, GM or Tundra, you'll hear the same complaints. I once went on a plant tour of the Brampton Assembly Plant, at the time Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Magnum, now Challenger and was totally surprised at the professionalism of the workers and the engineers. It didn't seem like a sweat shop, but a bunch of teams working hard. As a former Toyota owner, I'm very happy with the excellent quality of my 2 Mopars.

Driver72 08-27-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Thunderhorse (Post 1186124)
Built Feb 25. No flaws that I really care about. A couple paint nibs in one doorsill is about it, and if you care about something like that there is probably something wrong with you. Are people going to complain about surface rust on their steel driveshaft too?


Would you complain about this paint/chrome job?

http://s944.photobucket.com/user/dri...?sort=6&page=1

Be sure to click on the pics to enlarge so you can see properly.

I clearly got one of the ones that slipped through inspection or one of the last ones of the day and the workers were ready to get out of there and possibly started drinking beers before clocking out for the day.
Since it's almost all down near the bottom of the truck, I didn't see it at the dealer in my brief walk around before taking it on the test drive and then going in to do the paperwork.
But within 5 minutes of getting the truck home and wiping it down, I started to see the paint issues immediately. So it's basically inexcusable for someone who is PAID to quality control and check things like this, let it go by and out to a customer.

Driver72 08-27-2013 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tev9999 (Post 1186004)

Scratched windshield could have easily happened in transit after assembly.

The scratch is INSIDE the glass.
The scratch has been attempted to be removed with glass cleaner, a razor blade, and even glass polish, both inside and out.
It doesn't budge. It could of happened where the windshield is made, but again, it should not have been put into the truck nor passed inspection as is.

I didn't see it immediately because it's on the passenger side, but noticed it after the 2nd time I drove the truck and was looking out the windshield and caught a long scratch in my view.

Any passenger in the truck has to look directly at it, it's perfectly in the line of sight for any passenger looking directly out the front of the windshield.


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