Waiting on parts - anyone else have this issue?

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MikeinJaxHemi

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I had a light come on in July of 2021 indicating the ABS system was having an issue on a 2014 Ram Laramie 5.7L. I took it into the dealership to have it checked and see if my extended warranty would cover it. They kept the truck two days and then called and said I could pick it up and we would have to wait on the part, which was an ABS module part # 68228991AD. They said the parts system would not let them order it and that it had a date of 1/2022 that they could order it. January came and the date was moved to 1/5/2023 now. Truck stops but I have no ABS or traction control now in a 2014 RAM with only 84,000 miles on it. Normally this would be a quick and easy fix. Anyone else finding that they just can't get parts and there is nothing that can be done. They even told me that I could try the junk yards at this point, that was the best they could offer. I can't even trade it in at this point since the light is on.
 

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I had a light come on in July of 2021 indicating the ABS system was having an issue on a 2014 Ram Laramie 5.7L. I took it into the dealership to have it checked and see if my extended warranty would cover it. They kept the truck two days and then called and said I could pick it up and we would have to wait on the part, which was an ABS module part # 68228991AD. They said the parts system would not let them order it and that it had a date of 1/2022 that they could order it. January came and the date was moved to 1/5/2023 now. Truck stops but I have no ABS or traction control now in a 2014 RAM with only 84,000 miles on it. Normally this would be a quick and easy fix. Anyone else finding that they just can't get parts and there is nothing that can be done. They even told me that I could try the junk yards at this point, that was the best they could offer. I can't even trade it in at this point since the light is on.
Parts are an issue. I have a brand new 2500 that had the battery stolen and harness cut while at the rail yard. Going on two months now for the harness. If you are considering trade, show the salesman the work order. Explain the situation and they can account for the part issue. Shouldn't affect the trade that much.
 

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I wonder why all this is happening? anybody have any ideas?
 
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I wonder why all this is happening? anybody have any ideas?
They just said it is a supply chain issue due to the Covid Virus. The parts system says they were switching suppliers for the part and that they would have it when that was finished. I'm guessing they have stopped making parts that they don't need for new vehicles so that they can produce more for them. They probably are not too concerned about 2014/15 trucks right now. I'm thinking this may convince me to switch brands now. This is just crazy.
 

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They just said it is a supply chain issue due to the Covid Virus. The parts system says they were switching suppliers for the part and that they would have it when that was finished. I'm guessing they have stopped making parts that they don't need for new vehicles so that they can produce more for them. They probably are not too concerned about 2014/15 trucks right now. I'm thinking this may convince me to switch brands now. This is just crazy.
And switching brands is not going to change anything, there are shortages for every vehicle at this time. Toyota just announced a production shut down due to shortages and the japanese were good at keeping their supply chains in good condition.
 

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Brands do not matter. My company issued Ford Escape broke down a week ago and the dealership is hoping the parts will be in the end of February.
 
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Brands do not matter. My company issued Ford Escape broke down a week ago and the dealership is hoping the parts will be in the end of February.
I wish end of February, in this case they are saying next year.
 

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2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn. Same problem here. Dealership is saying I cant use a used part since the module is married to the old vehicle. Other are saying it can be done. Not sure what the real answer is at this point.
 
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The part is now coming in to dealerships. I got a call from the Ram Customer Service line last week and had it installed yesterday. Anyone that was waiting on this part, you may want to check with your dealership now.
 

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I have a 2019 Ram 1500 Limited and the air compressor went out 4/26. Took it to the dealership and they said they would have to order the part. Fast forward to 7/11 and I'm still waiting. They only send out shipments 1x a week per Ram rep and even expediting the case has zero effect on receiving the part(s) sooner. It truly baffles me that such a large company still can't seem to find a remedy to this issue 2 yrs into it. Folks can say whatever they want but waiting 11 weeks for parts is unacceptable. Also, they will NOT reimburse you on any car payments made while your truck is inoperable due to THEIR issue. You are just supposed to be ok with it.... oh and they're so sry too. Shame.
 

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Waiting on a new E FAN for MY 19. Ordered 1 Feb 2022, arrival date, get out the Ouija Board.
 

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2021 Ram 1500 parts delay too: now 4 weeks and counting. Start/Stop alternator tensioner pulleys…need two only one received. Promised week after week. Ridiculous.
Anyone else having this pulley issue? It’s squealing and whining.
 

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I have a Ram 1500 Limited and the rear driver side air suspension bag burst. It has been over a month now and they still have no idea when the parts will be available. Can't drive the truck and paying a note on it. This is ridiculous.
 

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Sometimes it can be quicker to just fix it yourself, and much less stressful than going through a dealer.
 

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It is ridiculous. And it’s not just RAM. Consumer protection groups should do something useful for a change and tear into manufacturers about this.
 

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I was at my dealer yesterday and checked on getting tailgate hinge for my truck.
In conversation, he said there is a big parts supply issue. He has a truck sitting there waiting g for a new engine....its been there 4 months waiting, and just had another waiting g the same and it was just fixed.
He keeps getting told its a steel supply issue.
He also said there's a tiered system as to who gets parts when available.
 

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well, it hasn't gotten much better. i waited 3 weeks for a throttle body. now its been three weeks for an accelerator pedal/sending unit. RAM supply chain is still messed up.
 
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