Can we get confirmation that a focus is going to be placed upon the head replacement or...is it easier and less expensive over all, to concentrate upon new engine production to keep the lines running and simply replace entire motors???
There would seem to be a slight disconnect here with what is actually happening.
New car production always seems to take precedence over after the fact parts needs. So I am betting the fixed heads are being put on new motors to keep up with 3.6 demand, and when they can spare some, those are the ones that are getting out to the parts departments to fix the customer cars.
As popular as the 3.6 has been, I bet the head supplier is running at full tilt just to keep up with new production demands, let alone building extras to fix whatever the problem was.
The positive, there IS a fix.
The unknown, are current production engines fixed? ( Probably yes, this is where most of the focus is I am sure ) What are the production date ranges of the issue? Which I am not sure that they can pin that down really tight, because the heads are a sub assembly of a sub assembly. So production line dates may not be able to be known.
The negative. Taking too dang long to get these out to customers that have already purchased vehicles. THIS has to be a focus for Chrysler. They can slow production of current vehicles or whatever, but if they dont take care of the people that already have bought Chrysler products, then they stand to lose some of those customers next go round. After the sale is more important than anything IMO. You can get anyone to buy something once, but to get them to come back and buy again is the key.