Kinda makes you wonder just what are we buying these days. I joined this forum right after I bought my new 2010. Before that I owned three Dakotas and joined their forum site. This and the Dakota forum sites had/have more problem threads than no problem threads. I'm sure GM, Toyota and all the rest have the very same problems.
I think it all boils down to this guys. It's all about the electronics (computer) that controls the engine, tranny and all the rest of the processes that run what we drive today. So where are the electronics made? More than likely, China and to the lowest bidder.
Electronics DON'T belong in cars and trucks, period! Just too easy for the cheap battery charging systems to make spikes and surges and with the JUNK computers made by the lowest bidders with low grade (junk) parts, sooner or later it gets hit.
It's too bad that EVERYTIME we go across town or take a long trip we got to hold our breath (and make damn sure we are members or AAA) that we'll make it back home.
Think about this. How many times did your engine fail or tranny deside to shift up and down or even into reverse BEFORE computers were put into your cars and trucks?
It's a shame... Just my two bits worth.
Last edited by RadioMan; 01-07-2012 at 09:15 PM.