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post #21 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 01:20 PM
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Hi again! I brought my Nitro to another dealer and they told me I need to replace the heater housing unit. They checked the heater core and said it was fine, so they have no idea what the other dealership was thinking. Even though my warranty has expired, they are going to only charge me 15% of the full cost of the repair ($200.00 versus $1300), so I think that's a pretty good deal. Hopefully, this will fix the problem. Thanks for helping!
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Hi again! I brought my Nitro to another dealer and they told me I need to replace the heater housing unit. They checked the heater core and said it was fine, so they have no idea what the other dealership was thinking. Even though my warranty has expired, they are going to only charge me 15% of the full cost of the repair ($200.00 versus $1300), so I think that's a pretty good deal. Hopefully, this will fix the problem. Thanks for helping!
Just for reference (and to help understand what your issue was) would you please post the factory part # this Dealer replaced for you (should be on your paid receipt), to correct your issue. Thanks and good luck and thanks for the follow-up.

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Just for reference (and to help understand what your issue was) would you please post the factory part # this Dealer replaced for you (should be on your paid receipt), to correct your issue. Thanks and good luck and thanks for the follow-up.
x2. I'm thinking that it might be a piece of the ducting. If I were you, take the invoice to your original dealer. Demand to see the owner, and demand you want some kind of compensation. You might get a new Viper, if you are lucky!






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Part replacement

The second dealer replaced the heating housing unit (part #68004022-AA) and guess what? I have heat! I am going to call the first dealer and ask them to refund the $400.00 I spent to not have the problem fixed.

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The second dealer replaced the heating housing unit (part #68004022-AA) and guess what? I have heat! I am going to call the first dealer and ask them to refund the $400.00 I spent to not have the problem fixed.

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Great News! Thanks for the follow-up. It never made any sense since you had heat (right-side) that you would need what the first Dealership recommended like a radiator, thermostat, heater core and so on for some big repair bucks. If you were experiencing no heat, maybe. Glad you got the issue addressed at a fair price and now have a Dealer that you can trust for any future service. Good Luck in the future with your Nitro, too.

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The second dealer replaced the heating housing unit (part #68004022-AA) and guess what? I have heat! I am going to call the first dealer and ask them to refund the $400.00 I spent to not have the problem fixed.

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Thanks for getting back to us. I am glad that you have your problem fixed. Let us know what your dealer has to say to you. Good luck!






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Angry Heater Fan Not working

I had my heater blower resistor and control module replace just 9 months ago on my 2010 Nitro and now the blower is not working again. Is this a known issue? I spent a cool $600 on the repair March 2013. The heater appear to be working as it gets warm but the fan do not work at any speed or make any noise. The warranty states 12 months or 12,000 miles on parts; it's been 9 months and 14, 000 miles. Can the dealer deny warranty repair?
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They can deny coverage based on your mileage - you are 2,000 over. But, there is a deeper issue because it has happened again. Go back to your dealer and sweet talk them. Their reputation is at stake here!






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Unhappy New issue

I went to the dealer who made the repair and after having my truck for six hours they said it was the blower fan now. Part $159 and $400 for labor; after pleading they said they would do it at cost. Then they said $249 for labor. I don't trust them because I had another issue with them charging parts I told them not to.

I contacted a dealer 20 miles farther down the road and the same part is $10 cheap and the quote on the labor is $125. Go figure, $275 difference in labor charge from dealers.
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Yes all Dealers are not created equal! Find a good one and stay with them. Just maybe you might purchase another vehicle from them in the future. Good Luck!

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