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Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kc, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. kc

    kc Guest

    There's an article now in about this. I don't subscribe
    so I can't read more than the headline:

    Bad bolts interrupt Pacifica output
    Published 02/16/2004 in Automotive News
    The Chrysler group is determining how many 2004 Chrysler Pacificas
    have faulty connecting rod engine bolts and whether any of the
    vehicles reached dealerships or customers.

    Anyone know more? I'm on the verge of buying one of these...
    kc, Feb 19, 2004
  2. kc

    Geoff Guest

    Then buy it, and don't worry. If they determine that some of these engines
    made it to dealerships, there will be a recall, and yours will be fixed if
    necessary. It will likely be nothing more than a minor inconvenience to
    you, if anything.

    I have a friend who is associated with one of the suppliers of parts for
    this vehicle. They take keeping track of things happening in the build
    process *very* seriously, down to recording who was on the assembly line on
    which day, and how much torque that individual put onto a bolt, etc. It's
    amazing the level of technology they're using to try to avoid problems like
    this turning into *customer* problems. Once in awhile things do slip
    through, and once in awhile they have to do a recall. But that's life, and
    at least now they have excellent recordkeeping to rely upon when things do
    go wrong.

    Geoff, Feb 19, 2004
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