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Just registered today. Bought a new 17 laramie 2 weeks ago today. Yesterday got a check engine light about a 1 mile down the road drove to a dealer def cold start code. I live in santa barbara county it was a saturday at 11 am and 65 degrees. They cleared it and said lmk if it happens again. Today i went on a drive and i lost all sound out of my stereo. Radio, sat radio, media, nav nothing turned it restarted my truck 3 times no sound. Sat for 15 minutes and automatically worked. Youtube has some vids of this occuring. Got the alpine 8.3 system. Same head unit as my rt challenger never had a prob. Guess another shop visit tomorrow. Truck is bitchin but come on dodge
 

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Sorry to hear of problems so soon. I hope they get it straightened-out and you enjoy your truck for years to come. Welcome to the forum. Please keep us posted.
 

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Welcome. Sometimes they'll have a few bugs in the beginning. I wouldn't be too worried. Good luck with it.
Let us know how you make out.
 

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[h=1]Lemon Law in California[/h]



California Lemon Law
If your new car is spending more time at the repair shop than it spends with you, you might have a lemon on your hands. Thankfully, the California lemon law is in place to protect consumers facing a sour deal.
Generally, the lemon law covers new vehicles with serious defects/malfunctions for a certain amount of time or mileage. If your vehicle can't be fixed after a reasonable number of repair attempts by the manufacturer or its authorized dealer, you'll likely be entitled to a replacement vehicle of equal value or a total refund.
On this page you'll find a general overview of California's lemon law and what to do if you find yourself with a defective car.
[h=2]When Is a California Vehicle a "Lemon"?[/h]In California, a vehicle is presumed to be a “lemon" by the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act if, within 18 months of the vehicle's delivery to the buyer (or 18,000 miles on the odometer):

  • 2 attempts or more have been made by the manufacturer to repair a warranty problem that could result in death or serious injury.
  • The manufacturer has attempted to repair the same warranty problem at least 4 times.
  • The car has been out of service for 30 days or more for repair to warranty problems.
  • Problems to the vehicle are not the result of abuse by the owner.
If your car qualifies as a lemon, the manufacturer has the responsibility of either:

  • Replacing your vehicle.
  • Refunding you for the vehicle's purchase price.
If your manufacturer refuses or unreasonably delays doing either of the above, you can:


[h=3]Start Keeping Records[/h]While many car dealerships/manufacturers are great about helping you get a lemon repaired or replaced, don't count on them to keep track of everything related to your problems. Keep records of all the time you've lost from work, time the vehicle has been in the shop, and the exact nature of any problems.
Look over each service write-up when you take your car in. Unscrupulous repair people have been known to switch a problem diagnosis, or attempt to report an ongoing problem as new, in order to buy the dealership more time on a possible lemon.
[h=2]What to Do if You Have a Lemon[/h]If the dealer won't help you adequately, turn to the manufacturer. Take these steps:

  1. Write a letter to the manufacturer asking it to buy back your car. This letter should be sent via certified mail, with a return receipt requested, to the address listed in your vehicle owner's manual.
  2. If the manufacturer balks at repurchasing your vehicle, you have two options: Hire an attorney that specializes in Lemon Law, or ask the manufacturer if it has an arbitration program.
  3. Check to see if the manufacturer offers an arbitration program by looking in your owner's manual, or by calling California's Bureau of Automotive Repair Hotline at (800) 952-5210. Request an application form and a copy of the manufacturer's arbitration program regulations.
  4. If at all possible, attend the arbitration hearing in person. You can either accept or reject the findings of the arbitration panel. Should you decide to reject the offer, or if the panel votes against you, don't despair. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can always file a suit against the manufacturer through the courts.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Not welcome is the initial issues you are having with electronics.
 

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Your RAM likely doesn't appreciate being called a Dodge...

Welcome to the forum!
 
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Your RAM likely doesn't appreciate being called a Dodge...

Welcome to the forum!
YA, He said the "D" word, I didn't want to mention it.....:rolleyes:
 

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Hate to hear you are having issues with your new truck already. Hope the dealer can get you squared away. Welcome to the forum.
 
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