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Old 05-04-2013, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ramaries View Post
Per the post I was referencing it has been determined that it is a hardware issue; quite possibly just a quality control/ cheap component issue IME. There are no radios to be had right now so if a truck quits it is down until they start shipping again. There have been a substantial number of failures of this radio - it is not "a few". And if they are actually changing manufacturers it could be quite a while before the supplies catch up. I read the radio was made by harmon kardon.
If the 8.4an fails is the whole truck undrivable? I picked up my 2013 Laramie Quad Cab,8spd with the hemi 2 days ago and everything has worked perfect. just hope it stays that way.There must be thousands of these radio in service. Are they all going to fail or just a small percentage. Electronics tend to be fickle, any part that is weak for whatever reason can cause it to quit.
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