The last two pictures are of the same defect, just different angles.
This explanation sounds more likely. Having had some experience in transportation, I find it hard to accept that the repairs shown were made at the factory. While every assembly plant I've ever been in had a "hospital area" for fixing defects, they would not have done this sort of work. Nor would these repairs have made it out the door.I agree with RamDandy. Who knows how much bondo is in there since they couldn't even blend into adjacent panels so it matched, which is what any paint shop would have done, so I'm not buying the "happened at the factory" story. As far as I know, when there is minor damage that can be corrected by paintless dent repair, they will do that, otherwise the panel is replaced. I'm thinking it was damaged in shipping and the shipping company handed it off to whomever would fix it cheap. After all, the factory, better than anyone else, would know how to put it back together correctly.
In many states, the dealers are protected by state law (dealers make campaign contributions to state legislators, therefore...) The manufacturers cannot sell directly to the final buyer.Comical. What exactly are CJD dealerships duties except for making money? I mean FFS why dont they just scrap CJD dealerships and allow customers to purchase vehicles directly from Chrysler.
Great I as well as others would like to hear of the results. Pardon my wording but There are alot of people surfing these forums to help them make a decision on a new purchase just like myself, After IBlackgoat, Yes I did go back to the dealership ASAP and they are taking care of the all the problems. I didn't come on here to complain and piss and moan about the truck. I just looking for some real world experiances from other RAM owners. I am dropping the truck off tonight and its going to get repainted this week.
Fingers crossed that the paint will match this time
Too scared to:i_rolleyes:So Have you been back to the dealership? :4-dontknow:
I just dont understand why people sign in to the forumz just to complain about their purchase and brand bash, this site is supposed to be helpful and a way to communicate between fellow enthusiasts, not to complain.:doh:
Yup.. after looking at your photos, I personally would put some sort of black caulking or similar substance on it to fill the crack and call it good.. It is a truck bed afterall.. Also "IF" Ram decides to fix the issue, it'd probably involve replacing the bed, which means you'll be without your vehicle for however long and hope that they can install the new bed and match the paint correctly.. Seems like a lot of hassle and worrying over something that nobody will probably ever notice.Too scared to:i_rolleyes:
Joking aside, I am contemplating whether it will be worth my while to put forward my "case" or not. Besides, its been raining here almost everyday since I bought my truck, so pointless in taking it there when wet.
You see, should I decide to go back to a main dealer ( and it wont be the originating one ) I will be taking with me a folder detailing my issues in writing. However, I must think about my own mental wellbeing.Lets put it this way, I dont want this to start consuming me as I value my mental health ( little left of it ) more than a vehicle that may or may not get trashed tomorrow in a crash for example.