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goducks10

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Wade44 wrote:

2022 Vehicle Math.

Labor shortages (Not so much the manufacturer themselves but the component and parts suppliers)

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Material sourcing issues, commodity prices off the charts

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Electronic components sourced from wherever available and not the usual vendors

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Vehicles built then stored until parts are available, then completed at a later date.

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High demand, out of control pricing (Sellers market)

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Runaway Inflation

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Above normal issues and recalls.

Personally I would not buy a new vehicle at present unless it's an absolute necessity.



Or and absurdly overpriced RV.

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Retired JSO wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

Under normal conditions, Manufacterers and dealers love recalls. Especially cheap easy fixes like software updates. It means that the consumer has to go to the dealer.... And while he/she is there looks at shiney new vehicles. A lot of sales happen because of it... Sometimes I think recalls are planned for that. It would be easy to do.. Oh snap! there goes my conspiracy side of me again... In todays market, it would be stupid to do it, as they have little to sell.[emoticon]
YMMV.

Apparently you haven’t been to a dealer lately. Dealers have very few vehicles to choose from. Those that do have a few, have vehicles with nice accessories deleted unavailable. Dealers here in N Georgia have between 10-15% of their usual inventory.
Just yesterday, GM announced folding towing mirrors are now deleted.


Apparently you did not read or comprehend my entire post.


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Huntindog wrote:

Under normal conditions, Manufacterers and dealers love recalls. Especially cheap easy fixes like software updates. It means that the consumer has to go to the dealer.... And while he/she is there looks at shiney new vehicles. A lot of sales happen because of it... Sometimes I think recalls are planned for that. It would be easy to do.. Oh snap! there goes my conspiracy side of me again... In todays market, it would be stupid to do it, as they have little to sell.[emoticon]
YMMV.


After 30 years in the automobile business, I can never recollect an owner buying a new vehicle while his was in the shop for a recall, however, I can remember many times where a new vehicle was sold as a result of a customer's vehicle being in the body shop, even for something relatively minor. Funny how that works.


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ford truck guy wrote:

Ford is about to ( or already did? ) announce a recall that would/could effect a bunch of Tow vehicles..

"Date 2022-03-25

Campaign/NHTSA# 22S17/22v193

Re Program Integrated Trailer Relay Module

Loss of Trailer Brake Functionality could result in extended stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash."


about 1 week ago I was informed of the trailer brake recall when I was doing the closing on my new F-150, 1hr at the dealer yesterday and they were able to correct the software issue, all is good... so far..

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* This post was edited 04/09/22 12:48pm by Huntindog *

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Huntindog wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

Under normal conditions, Manufacterers and dealers love recalls. Especially cheap easy fixes like software updates. It means that the consumer has to go to the dealer.... And while he/she is there looks at shiney new vehicles. A lot of sales happen because of it... Sometimes I think recalls are planned for that. It would be easy to do.. Oh snap! there goes my conspiracy side of me again... In todays market, it would be stupid to do it, as they have little to sell.[emoticon]
YMMV.


After 30 years in the automobile business, I can never recollect an owner buying a new vehicle while his was in the shop for a recall, however, I can remember many times where a new vehicle was sold as a result of a customer's vehicle being in the body shop, even for something relatively minor. Funny how that works.


Oh it is a real thing. I have read newspaper articles about it, complete with interviews of dealers. I also frequent a lot of automobile boards, and have read of forum members that have done it as well..... In normal times, dealers love floor traffic... In fact when I was having warranty work done on my last truck, the waiting room was in the showroom.. And you could count on a visit from a salesperson like clockwork when sitting there.
That and all of the money spent advertising, promotions etc... They know that a lot of people can be convinced to buy, if they can get them in the dealership.. By any means possible. It works, or they wouldn't do it.


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I have a BIL that works at a GMC/Cadi dealer. His job is to sell vehicles to those waiting for work to be done on their vehicle. It must be a thing.


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