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I just joined the forums and you have all been very welcoming and friendly. Thank you. I'm sure this has been beat to death. Please move it or direct me elsewhere if needed. So I bought Challenger R/T a month and a half ago after my RAM was Lemon Lawed for lifter failure twice all with in 20k miles brand new. After I got my Challenger I put about 600 miles on it and heard the same tick and saw the same RPM idle issues I had in the truck. Took it in and sure enough lifter failure and the cam lobe was being chewed up. This is of course covered under warranty, bit my question is how common is this, and how long for parts and repair? They have now had her for 3 weeks and they are saying 2-3 more weeks before the tappet comes in to complete repairs. Please I'd love to hear others stories and what you eventually did. Thanks.
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What year is the car? And was it new or pre-owned?


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2016 it was pre-owned, I assume that it was already showing wear before I just didn't notice it right away. Any other details needed just ask. Thanks for the response.
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There's no incentive ($$$) for the dealership to fix your car so it's probably been moved to the bottom of the Service Department's in-box a couple of times already. Until such time that they're really slow, expect the "waiting on a part" excuse...
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Ohhhh wow. Its sad how much that makes sense.
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Not uncommon for factory replacement parts to be back ordered. Had a lifter failure on my 2016 also. Was originally going to be 2 months for the replacement to come in. Ask your service advisor about the possibility of replacing with an aftermarket part.

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Warranty work always gets pushed to the back unless it's a job the tech can beat the book time. Techs get paid book time whether they beat it or not. It's incentive to be fast and warranty work typically is not.

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Not uncommon for factory replacement parts to be back ordered. Had a lifter failure on my 2016 also. Was originally going to be 2 months for the replacement to come in. Ask your service advisor about the possibility of replacing with an aftermarket part.

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I asked about that, and was told that I would have to pay out of pocket because they already ordered the parts. It's been a fight. I actually said something on facebook, and Dodge jumped quick to send a customer service rep my way and he says he is escalating the parts. They have also offered me oil change packages, a travel package and extended warranty packages to compensate the fact that it's been a month and I dealt with this with the truck as well. How has your new lifters treated you, how many miles on it now if you don't mind me asking.
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Also ordered a DiabloSport Tuner will turning the MDS off help on the new ones?
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Not uncommon for factory replacement parts to be back ordered. Had a lifter failure on my 2016 also. Was originally going to be 2 months for the replacement to come in. Ask your service advisor about the possibility of replacing with an aftermarket part.

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I wonder how long it would take if the OP's car was not under factory warranty..?
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