Buyer beware-never dodge again!
Thought I would share some feedback to anyone considering a new Dodge. Walk away and find a different make. I am saddened to see just how poor the customer service has been with Dodge. I have a less then year old Durango Limited. It is equipped with every option. About 2 months ago I noticed the front bumper was peeling paint.
Ok. Never had this problem before. No big deal, we will find time and take it to the dealer. Well the wife did just that about a month ago. The dealer took some pics and told her it looked to them like a failure and not damage caused by her. But they had to take pics and send that to Dodge for approval. Well, we waited and never heard back. So I keep asking her what's up with her car? Finally she says she was calling but never was getting return calls from the dealer.
All the while the paint is continuing to peel in new areas of the front bumper. So I get irritated and say I will take over. I call the dealer. They don't have records of her visit. The usual bounce around. I continue to pester them until finally after going through this guy to reach that guy to reach this guy I find my guy. He is aware of the visit. He reviews the notes and says their "digital imaging" dept. has denied the claim. I am flabbergasted! What? Advises me to call the customer care dept at corporate. Which I do. They refer me back to the dealer. The dealer refers me back to them. I get frustrated by this and voice this complaint to both of them.
I request a meeting at the dealer with whomever denied this claim to review the vehicle in person. Well, neither side can tell me who this person is! OK, well then I would like the District manager for Dodge to meet me. They don't know who he is. Nobody can give me a name.meanwhile the Durango is continuing to peel more and more. I have not really ever had issues with my Dodge products before therefore I have had little to no prior interactions with corporate dodge. Except this one. And I will advise anyone moving forward to stay away. They have poor customer service. They conduct business in bad faith. I can say this because you would think a loyal customer would at least be afforded to meet with someone face to face to discuss the issue. Perhaps the picture didn't capture the true issue? I guess it doesn't matter to them. It seems to matter little that I own 4 newer Dodge vehicles. A 2016 45k Durango, a 2016 20k Dart, a 2011 44k ram Laramie and a 2005 jeep!
And to think I was getting ready to trade in the ram for a 75k 3500 Cummings Ram! While I love dodge I have been betrayed, disrespected and genuinely tossed around like my time means little to this company. Certainly my loyalty as a very good customer means little. I have e mailed the CEO. I await a response. Am I asking too much from them? To meet and view my vehicle in person and not review a perhaps Ill angled photo that did not capture the problem correctly? It's beyond strange that nobody in this company knows who made the decision to deny my claim since nobody knows who denied it! Meanwhile the new Durango bumper continues to peel. Told the wife in two weeks we can go look at explorers since that was what she wanted anyways. Trade it in if that makes her happy. I have always been a Dodge fan as my dad was.
Decades driving Dodge products. Seems Chrysler/Fiat is there to take your money but not there to stand behind their product. They certainly aren't there to give their customers common courtesy! They simply point the finger at each other and waste your time bouncing you around. My time would be better served just paying to get it fixed out of pocket. But I am a man of principle. And ethics. So be forewarned potential Chrysler buyers. This corporation is too big to care about its customers, and for that alone I would say stay away. I will update as I have set a two week window on continuing to play the game with them before I move on and rid my driveway of their products. Well, expect my jeep, lol. I have far more money in it in parts then the cost of a new one. It's my off road toy, lol. Perhaps in the future I will share a video of my hats and shirts and flag and everything else I own with the Dodge name burning around a camping fire. I am thoroughly disgusted with the way this company is ran and how it lacks customer service. Thought I would share.
Last edited by TNtech; 03-09-2017 at 09:33 PM.