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Old 02-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Question Bad Batch of Dozer Paint?

so... i purchased my new Dozer JK a few weeks ago. two weeks after i bought it i come home from work to find a message from chrysler headquarters on my voice mail saying "please call back asap. there's an issue with the paint on your new wrangler." so i call the next morning and, although they're really vague at first, i'm told that there was "an issue" with the paint and that there were several options for "rectifying" the problem. i could have a brand new jk delivered in 4 or 5 weeks to swap out for mine. i could keep my not-quite-dozer JK and have a maximum care extended warranty for free. or i could accept a partial reimbursement in accessories or cash for "around $3000.00

i figured this must be a scam of some kind, but couldn't figure out what the scam was about. they didnt want an account number or anything. i dint have to shell out any money in anticipation of reimbursement. the phone number checked out as a chrysler h.q. number. the dealership varified that there was a "tint problem" with one batch of dozer paint (we compared to another dozer wrangler on the lot and nobody could see a difference)... everything seemed legit, so i considered the options and chose cash. i had to sign a form stating that i had been informed of the tint problem and was happy with the color as-is. that's it!

today i deposited a check for almost $3300.00! how weird was this whole thing? anyone ever hear of such a thing before? even weirder is that, apparently, the dozer jeeps that were caught at the factory and those that are being swapped out are being... crushed! not donated to a worthy charity. not repainted. not deep-discounted. crushed! what a damn shame!

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Sounds like cash for clunkers. all those junk cars traded in were destroyed.

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Heard of the paint issue.

What does it look like?

I would have tried to up it to 5K
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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Heard of the paint issue.

What does it look like?

I would have tried to up it to 5K
looks like dozer. lol! i was told "more than ten tints" go into the recipe for dozer. one tint got left out of this batch. i can tell you that me and two other people looked at mine right next to another dozer jk in direct sunlight and couldn't tell the difference.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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So, it's not that it's going to peal off eventually it's only possibly a shade off because of "tint", that you can't see anyway, and they wrote a check for over 3K. I'll take that "tint" for my Rubi all day. Only Dozer not Flame Red?
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So, it's not that it's going to peal off eventually it's only possibly a shade off because of "tint", that you can't see anyway, and they wrote a check for over 3K. I'll take that "tint" for my Rubi all day. Only Dozer not Flame Red?
gimme a check for $3300 and I'll plastidip my entire tub!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #7
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Take the 3k and have fun with that. If you like the color as is why swap it out.
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The biggest problem I forsee in taking the cash is if something ever happens and you have to repaint part of it they will have to take a snapshot and try to make a formula since its not the color its supposed to be.
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Do you have any idea when your Dozer was built? I too have a Dozer that I got in December. I'm wondering if I'm in that group.
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The biggest problem I forsee in taking the cash is if something ever happens and you have to repaint part of it they will have to take a snapshot and try to make a formula since its not the color its supposed to be.
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i can see that. But a snap shot may be more accurate due to fading from UV and other enviromental stuffs.
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My Dozer was built at the same time and was caught at the factory before it left. It never made it out of "Final Inspection". They a built a new one within a week and it should be at my dealership on Monday. If the paint looked the same, I'd have taken the 3k cash! Good for you
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no idea when it was built, though i spoze i could find out. 166 of the bad batchers were caught at the factory. i dont know how many made it out to dealerships, but from what i understand, some that made it to dealerships were caught there and got shipped back to be (dammit!) crushed. alledgedly, 23 made it into the hands of consumers. some will no doubt be traded for "correct" dozer jk's (if i had 5k or more hard miles on mine, i maybe woulda went that way). i wonder how many will be in circulation this time next year? :-)
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today i deposited a check for almost $3300.00! how weird was this whole thing? anyone ever hear of such a thing before? even weirder is that, apparently, the dozer jeeps that were caught at the factory and those that are being swapped out are being... crushed! not donated to a worthy charity. not repainted. not deep-discounted. crushed! what a damn shame!
That's actually Chrysler's technical jargon for re-painting them in Crush... which is almost as bad as destroying them.
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Enjoy spending the 3 grand on upgrades. Chrysler truly took care of you and that is good to see.
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I heard it was because they accidently used lead paint and the EPA was all over them.

So dontcha go chewin' on it like you did ur crib all those years ago

J/K, enjoy the mod's on Chrysler's dime.
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Dang, I wouda got the Dozer if I knew I had a $3k rebate coming!
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Dang, I wouda got the Dozer if I knew I had a $3k rebate coming!
I was hoping mine was one also. I already started the 3k list.......
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The $3K is nice, but I can't get past the crushing part...

What a waste.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #20
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Ok just got here what I miss?
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Ok just got here what I miss?
Buy a Dozer get $3300 cash back.
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I heard it was because they accidently used lead paint and the EPA was all over them.

So dontcha go chewin' on it like you did ur crib all those years ago

J/K, enjoy the mod's on Chrysler's dime.
dude, you ever tasted a crib smotered in lead-based paint. YUM!
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so they let you know that your paint might be off a little and hand you a check no problem with out you bugging them, but if you get a lemon you gotta fight like it's WW1 to get anything. strange how things work.

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They are paying people to buy drive jeeps is all i got from this.
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Ok,

good for you, now spend the money and have fun.
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good for you, now spend the money and have fun.
roger that. out!
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The biggest problem I forsee in taking the cash is if something ever happens and you have to repaint part of it they will have to take a snapshot and try to make a formula since its not the color its supposed to be.
A good paint shop should have no trouble with this.
They should always check the shade of the paint on the actual vehicle against the paint they will be using. After a couple of years all paint fades with weather so they should be matching the actual vehicle. Have you ever seen jobs done where they used the original colour on a panel of an older car . . . it sticks out like a sore thumb.
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does anyone have the list of VINs affected by the Dozer tint problem? Or a date of affected builds?
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Sounds like a great deal for you, and a proactive move on Chryslers part!
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today i deposited a check for almost $3300.00! how weird was this whole thing? anyone ever hear of such a thing before? even weirder is that, apparently, the dozer jeeps that were caught at the factory and those that are being swapped out are being... crushed! not donated to a worthy charity. not repainted. not deep-discounted. crushed! what a damn shame!
This is fairly common. Most manufacturers, including Subaru, would prefer to just junk the cars. These were like brand new, in perfect working order with less than 100 miles on them when they were crushed. The blue one was an STi.




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