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Old 06-16-2013, 12:13 PM
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I saw this article in USA Today and given that I work for a supplier I felt that it was pretty spot on.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2...-snap/2427393/
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Yup, I work for a Teir1 supplier and we are at or near capactiy with many of our products from seating, wiring harnesses, and body electronics.
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I spent 30 years of my working career as a supplier to the auto industry. I am happy to have that period of my working life behind me. Too much stress. And it is not getting any easier as the article discusses.

I'm now depending on guys like DrCrash and Monster5601 help build our trucks! Thank you!
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Chrysler was so involved in getting first to the market with the new type radio that controls everything & reports back to you. A electric power steering system that they just had to have before anyone else, that they didn't do much R&D & it beginning to bite them in the butt
The biggest thing is that there is no parts available, everything is back ordered

I bought my 2009 at a time when dealerships were all worried that they would be on the hit list for having to close
The aftermarket was not about to start producing Gen 4 Ram parts until they saw how many people were going to PRE order 2010 Rams & then they saw that all was well & there was a mad rush to build parts, thankfully
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I've heard of the radio problems, but I have only seen one account of a failure with the electric power steering. Still, I feel somewhat uneasy with the situation regarding the pinion nut recall and Chrysler's inability to get the parts until next year. My 2013 hasn't been included in the recall (yet) but my dad drives an '09 so I'm concerned for him.
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I just received my Recall Notice on Thursday

It is by ORDER of the NHTSA, ( National Highway Traffic Safety Association )

Safety Recall NO8 / NHTSA 13V-038
Rear Axle Pinion Nut

what they don't know is that 45,000 miles ago, i took my Ram in for a Transmission issue, which they did NOT fix. At that time Chrysler told my Dealership to replace the drive shaft, saying that they didn't have transmissions going bad, it had to be the drive shaft. so my drive shaft was replaced at 41,000 miles.
After they replaced it, i showed them that it was still the transmission, they sent off another message to Chrysler, & they replied that i should drive it until it breaks. I have the FAX from Chrysler, the dealership copied the notice & stapled it to my work invoice
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That was the recall I was talking about: N08. Sorry about your transmission issue, that's terrible service.
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I think NHTSA is being way more stringent on recalls. My wife's Explorer just got a recall as well. You hear about a lot more again with the news as well.

The Uconnect isn't new for 13 and has had it's issues but I haven't had one issue out of mine yet.
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