Anyone else missing their Gladiator?

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My JT's been in the shop for almost a month now waiting for parts. I don't even think I remember what it was like to drive it at this point. Is this part back up really pandemic related or am I just getting the run around? Supposedly my rear bed panel was held up from my body shop trying to get the adjuster to approve it and now they're waiting for the parts from California.



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thankfully not. I only drive mine on weekends so it keeps the relationship fresh.
 

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Are you just waiting for body work to be completed? If so maybe you can take your truck and when the rear bed panel comes in..take it back.
 

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My JT's been in the shop for almost a month now waiting for parts. I don't even think I remember what it was like to drive it at this point. Is this part back up really pandemic related or am I just getting the run around? Supposedly my rear bed panel was held up from my body shop trying to get the adjuster to approve it and now they're waiting for the parts from California.
Everyone is waiting for parts - in that I mean it's real, it's a big deal and it's not just Jeep.
Some of us have been waiting for wiring harnesses for other a month, others have been waiting for steering gear, and still others for entire vehicles because of parts shortages.
I'm in constant contact with people in various industries, plating, manufacturing, and more - and it's a big deal.
When we ordered our new GC we were told up front not to expect delivery for about 3 months - some dealers tell me that they have trouble getting entire vehicles, not just parts.
And if something comes from China, there can be delays there, as well.
Where things are available, I've seen prices shoot up, too. My wife has seen the price of her threads and batting and shipping go up quite a bit.
Our grocery stores don't even carry some of the items they did before last March - "can't get them" is a frequent answer.
 

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Funny timing regarding this post.... My JT went in for the steering fix (parts were there), and after a day, they finally called me to report that there was an issue with the machining on one of the parts. They gave me a brand new, 22 miles and nicely optioned, Grand Cherokee as a loaner. We've had the GC for over a week and I called them on Saturday to find out where my parts are/status. They told me Tuesday, they would be in and work would be done. Back story, my parents had an issue in Iowa, years ago, about a dealer taking their vehicles home in the evening when they were in being 'serviced'. Paranoid as hell, I drove over to the dealer yesterday to ensure my JT is, in fact, sitting in their lot and not in someone else's hands! I even checked my Guardian app to ensure the mileage was still accurate. Whew! Everything is on the 'up and up', but it's only been 10 days for me and I am losing my shit!
 

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It's not just Jeeps. A buddy is a service writer for our Ford dealer and they are having problems getting parts. I've been waiting 2.5 months and counting for a distributor cap for my nephew's old L6 Mercruiser.

I have a feeling it may get better in November...or maybe worse! :)
 

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Funny timing regarding this post.... My JT went in for the steering fix (parts were there), and after a day, they finally called me to report that there was an issue with the machining on one of the parts. They gave me a brand new, 22 miles and nicely optioned, Grand Cherokee as a loaner. We've had the GC for over a week and I called them on Saturday to find out where my parts are/status. They told me Tuesday, they would be in and work would be done. Back story, my parents had an issue in Iowa, years ago, about a dealer taking their vehicles home in the evening when they were in being 'serviced'. Paranoid as hell, I drove over to the dealer yesterday to ensure my JT is, in fact, sitting in their lot and not in someone else's hands! I even checked my Guardian app to ensure the mileage was still accurate. Whew! Everything is on the 'up and up', but it's only been 10 days for me and I am losing my shit!
LOL - That's funny as when mine was at the dealership waiting for the bolts to come in that kept getting delayed, I used the UConnect app on my phone to locate my truck - yup, it was still in their shop.

Then years ago when we had some issues with a Cherokee Sport (in the 90s) and I took it in for the 3rd time with the mystery issue - I told them to have their guy drive the thing shopping, home for lunch, us it as his vehicle for a few days in order to catch the thing in the act - and they refused!
But they DID figure it out with that visit. A sensor issue that never set a solid code, it was a transient code sort of thing and they caught it in the act finally.
 

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