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    Default Long Repair

    My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: New York

    this is my first time using any forum, hopefully i am doing this correctly.

    Situation, Repairs on my vehicle are going to take way too long.

    Details:

    Purchased a new HD Truck (3500) 6 months ago.
    Last week I hit something in the road that damaged my oil pan and before i knew it, killed the motor (i know it sounds strange already - i would of thought that it would shut down before damaging the motor, but....)
    I filed an insurance claim with my auto policy and had the truck towed to the dealership where i purchased it.
    The dealership is telling me that i need a new motor and that they can not get any right now.
    Furthermore , they say it will be at least 3 months before they can get a motor.

    I obviously can not be without a vehicle for a minimum of 3 months and i do not have rental coverage on my auto policy. What if it takes longer? a year, maybe more ?? There must be some limit as to how long the dealership / manufacturer (RAM) can delay these repairs.

    What are my options??

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    Default Re: Long Repair

    If the parts aren't available they aren't available. You are free to find another shop if they are able to find the needed engine/parts.

    If this were a failure that was a warranty repair this answer would be different.

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    Default Re: Long Repair

    Nothing here sounds terribly strange except your presumption that something would shut down before the engine was damaged.

    You cannot force Cummins (the engine manufacturer) to manufacture engines to suit your desires and neither can Dodge. Sometimes your just stuck waiting.

    As to your your transportation needs in the intervening period, well, you're on your own, I guess. You could always craigslist a beater for the next few months.

    Is your auto policy actually going to cover an engine replacement? I ask this strictly out of curiosity as I've never known anyone that has successfully pulled that off.
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    Default Re: Long Repair

    Your post does not raise any legal issue.


    Quote Quoting SmlBusOwnr
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    There must be some limit as to how long the dealership / manufacturer (RAM) can delay these repairs.
    Huh? It takes as long as it takes.


    Quote Quoting SmlBusOwnr
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    What are my options?
    Wait or try and find someone else who can do it quicker.

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    Default Re: Long Repair

    The OP of this thread gave a good explanation in post #4, but he deleted it. He likely wanted to delete his first post too but he was timed out from editing/deleting.

    How many times do unsuspecting people post here for legal help and be faced with these full-time forum trolls who run good people off?

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    Default Re: Long Repair

    And how exactly was he "run off"?

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    Quote Quoting PayrolGuy
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    And how exactly was he "run off"?
    WE weren't saying what CONNOR wants us to say, whatever that is.
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    Default Re: Long Repair

    Even when it is in your face, you deny it. A typical lawyer skirt-job.

    Then why did he delete his well-written post #4? I know, you don't have enough information. Right? Or, you are not a mindreader. Or, you don't know all the details.

    You guys respond like it is read off a script.

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    Quote Quoting CONNOR99
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    Even when it is in your face, you deny it. A typical lawyer skirt-job.

    Then why did he delete his well-written post #4? I know, you don't have enough information. Right?
    What's in our face?

    And I have no idea why the OP would delete the post and neither do you.

    But if our information was so mean and incorrect how about you answer the OP?

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    Quote Quoting PayrolGuy
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    What's in our face?

    And I have no idea why the OP would delete the post and neither do you.
    Yes you do...and so do I.

    But if our information was so mean and incorrect how about you answer the OP?
    The OP was very clear in his post. He obviously outclasses any of you three...and doesn't need me to chime in. But a foreign object doing damage to a vehicle is covered, whether it is on the exterior or interior of the vehicle, as the OP stated. And most vehicles have low oil level and low oil pressure sensors. His obviously malfunctioned.

    Quote Quoting free9man
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    One of your favorite things to do: Assume facts not in evidence. That is not the only explanation.
    Now it's four! Can we make it five?

    Maybe the four of you can establish that he is an idiot? Go for it!

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