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http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2014/06/chrysler-stands-behind-heads



Chrysler stands behind heads

Posted on June 12th, 2014 • by David Zatz

Or, “Chrysler gets a head of the situation.” (Insert the alternate, comic headline of your choice here.)
Chrysler has issued an extended warranty notice to U.S. dealers, notifying them that customers who have a flaw in their 3.6 liter engine’s left cylinder head will find it covered by Chrysler for both parts and labor.
A number of early Pentastar V6 engines had issues with head failures, which insiders tied to poor quality gasoline coupled with unusual driving conditions. Chrysler used a single supplier for gasoline for engine durability testing at the time.
The extended warranty covers 3.6 liter V6 engines for ten years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first, measured from the in-service date, in applicable cars. These are the 2011, 2012, and early-2013 Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Durango, minivans, Avenger, Journey, Challenger, Charger, and 300. The Chrysler 200 was not on the list, despite being nearly identical to the Avenger; this may have been an oversight.
Customers who paid for a repair within or outside of a Chrysler dealership before the warranty was announced may be eligible for reimbursement. Dealers should have details as part of warranty bulletin D-14-12, dated June 10, 2014.
Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 engines made their way onto the Ward’s Ten Best Engines list twice, and have generally been critically acclaimed for their power, economy, and quiet operation; generally, they have been trouble-free other than the head issues, which have apparently been resolved. Most customers with “bad heads” have experienced failures fairly early in their cars’ life.


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Looks like 2011-2012 may be affected, and early 2013s what ever that means, probably those built from July 2012 to November 2012 but that is a guess.
 

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That's my question, what is the difference what vehicle the engine is in? aren't they all made with the same parts for that particular year?
 

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My Challenger was made in August 2012, so...
I wish they would be more specific about the "poor quality gasoline coupled with unusual driving conditions". Will having a supercharger (and increased load of the engine) count as unusual driving conditions?
 

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My Challenger was made in August 2012, so...
I wish they would be more specific about the "poor quality gasoline coupled with unusual driving conditions". Will having a supercharger (and increased load of the engine) count as unusual driving conditions?
You have to wonder if knock has something to do with it?In that case I would be concerned if I had a blower.
 

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MY thoughts, exactly. I think I need to keep monitoring the engine using Diablo. Not a fool proof, but maybe will give me some idea whether I should be really worried...
 

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MY thoughts, exactly. I think I need to keep monitoring the engine using Diablo. Not a fool proof, but maybe will give me some idea whether I should be really worried...
Yeah if I saw knock I would be changing something.
 

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That's my question, what is the difference what vehicle the engine is in? aren't they all made with the same parts for that particular year?
This is probably where they made a change in either parts or manufacturing to correct the problem.
 
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