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post #1 of 14 Old 12-31-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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My 2006 Daytona blew up on the freeway. Heard a noise, noticed an odd smell and lost power. Pulled off the freeway and had it towed to the local dealership. End result was it needed a new engine. NO assistance from Chrysler at all after 4 attempts. Final diagnosis was 'assembly failure'. Surely not the owner's fault and I'm someone that gets my car dealer serviced. Extremely disappointed. Over a month later (took that long after delivery of 2 engines to the dealership; first one was bad) and a large rental car bill I drove the car and the engine light came on. Yep, catalytic converter next. I was able to take it to my service dealership (local) and they were able to get assistance. I hope no one else had this kind of experience with Dodge/Chrysler because we drive these cars because we love them. Waiting for the day Dodge/Chrysler acknowledges that this was their problem and provides a refund for all of us that paid out of pocket to get their vehicle running again.
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How many miles?
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Mileage at time of engine problem was 86,xxx
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Sorry to hear of your headaches.

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Mileage at time of engine problem was 86,xxx
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Damn, that sucks...

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I feel for ya. But at the sametime I dont agree with the diagnosis. If the engine failes due to a failure in the assenbly process it would have died within 10k. not at 86k

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What do you mean by stay with the platform? Upgrade to a Challenger?
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Sorry to hear....you can get a 5.7 longblock for $2000.

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Sorry to hear....you can get a 5.7 longblock for $2000.
How much do you think the labor would be on something like that?

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Seems to be about the mileage many of these 5.7L Hemi engines grenade, due to the valve seats coming loose from the heads... That would be a design flaw, not an initial assembly failure.

I would assume by "assembly failure" they meant the assembly (rotating?) failed, not a failure due to incorrect initial assembly...

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