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Hello all,

I need some advice. I just picked up my new Rebel (loaded HEMI) 10 days ago. I have less than 1000 KM's. Yesterday I noticed "a jump" or a hard bang when i slowed down in traffic AND at times when i accelerate. I took it in to the dealership, test drove with the head mechanic and he noticed a slip between 4th and 5th gear. They brought in a specialist and now they are telling me the valve body needs replaced.

Now, what options do I have? Do I get this fixed and move on or should I demand a new vehicle? What are my options?

Any help here would be appreciated.
 

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Not sure where you are from, by the looks of "1000km's" I'm assuming Canada? In the US we are protected by the Lemon Law. It states that reasonable attempts to be made to correct any error covered by warranty. I actually had to use this in my last Ram. It was a 2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn with some issues. The law states that the vehicle must be less than one year old and you have to be in the shop or seen by dealer for 6 attempts to correct within that year. I think I made it like 4-5 times with same issue before I considered Lemon Lawing the deal. It is a LONG drawn out service and in my opinion not worth the hassle. I would go for fix first. If issue returns or gets worse pursue another legal direction. Only problem is you have 1000 km's on the engine and it is well under the USED car title. You would most likely get hosed on trade in. KBB.com says trade into dealer would only be worth 37-39k. I'm assuming you paid a little more than that! Good luck tho
 

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Getting a brand new vehicle sounds great but it also means you get brand-new problems. Getting a new one also means waiting for the order for the right options you want, plus praying that it doesn't have exactly the same problem that is getting fixed on your existing truck.
 

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so this just happened to me, Blue Rebel with 60 miles on it...did the replacement work just fine? No issues after the fix?

It's currently sitting at the dealer, it happened less than 24 hours after my purchase...yay!
 

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Sucks about your problem, but since it's under warranty get it fixed and move on. Slight hiccup but you'll be on the road in no time again.
yeah, I totally agree...it's just sucky with a new truck. I'm definitely thinking this is a fluke with a new truck but my wife is already looking up lemon laws haha. I am definitely thinking this is just an oopsies from the factory and will be doing a happy dance when I get my Rebel back in perfect condition.
 
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