DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum (http://www.ramforumz.com/index.php)
-   2010 Dodge Ram Forum (http://www.ramforumz.com/forumdisplay.php?f=79)
-   -   Why would a dealership do this. (http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=70965)

Turbovsix 01-10-2011 12:44 PM

Why would a dealership do this.
 
Ok, took the Ram in for an oil change (dealer gave me a package with 5 included at no charge). When I took it in, the washer fluid reservoir was just about empty (warning light on), but I figured I'd fill it when I got home. Had a lot of snow and crap here in NJ lately so been going through it fairly quickly.

Anyway, get the truck back and notice the warning light is off, so I say "oh that was nice of them to fill the reservoir for me at no charge".

So, I'm driving and I go to spray the windshield, and nothing comes out. Not a dribble. Get it home, and I can hear the pump run, but nothing's coming out. Pop the hood and check the reservoir - fluid looks kinda clear to me.

So, I figure, maybe the tubes are frozen - I let the truck idle in the driveway, and little by little, after 20 minutes or so, I get some stuff dribbling out. When it finally thaws, I start spraying it like crazy AND NOTICE THAT IT'S PERFECTLY CLEAR AND HAS NO ODOR. THEY FILLED THE G*DDAMNED THING WITH WATER. WATER. IT'S 20 DEGREES HERE - WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH WOULD THEY FILL THE RESERVOIR WITH PLAIN OLD WATER?????:doh: And as I'm spraying it, it's freezing up the wipers. GLAD I WASN'T IN THE MIDDLE OF DRIVING TO BUFFALO NY IN THE MIDDLE OF A STORM WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS. Whole damned system was frozen up.

So:fca5278d:

Anyway, flushed it out and then ran a gallon of winterized washer fluid through it to make sure it wouldn't freeze again.

Just about the dumbest thing I've heard of. Love the dealership to pieces but this was idiotic.

This post probably belongs in another forum - just wanted to share.

:fca5278d:

RamTech 01-10-2011 12:51 PM

Keep in mind that lube techs are generally whoever they can find off the street that will work as cheaply as possible. You rarely get the best and brightest.

Pull Ya 01-10-2011 01:33 PM

You might want to return to the dealership and explain what happened to the Service Manager. It's hard to fix a problem if you don't know about it.
Jay

UN4GTBL 01-10-2011 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pull Ya (Post 407104)
You might want to return to the dealership and explain what happened to the Service Manager. It's hard to fix a problem if you don't know about it.
Jay

x2. at least give the service manager a call/email to let him know what happened

Turbovsix 01-10-2011 01:54 PM

Yeah, service manager is a real good guy - will definitely give him a heads up.

five0addiction 01-10-2011 03:26 PM

unreal soo stupid

Chubby Bruiser 01-10-2011 10:16 PM

That could have been a disaster.

erm 01-10-2011 10:19 PM

oooh...I wanna be a lube tech so I don't have to use my brain anymore!!!

RootBeer 01-10-2011 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbovsix (Post 407111)
Yeah, service manager is a real good guy - will definitely give him a heads up.

Sounds like you have a good relationship going with the Service Manager, I'm glad to see you're going to bring the point to his attention.

As others have said, the manager can't fix something he doesn't know about.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 01-10-2011 10:54 PM

Wow , your lucky you caught it . If it were to freeze it would of probably cracked the tank .


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors
= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger