I’ve noticed that my dealer has, of late, gotten much more conservative with warranty work, to the point of seeing codes registered in the cruise control but not fixing it until he could replicate (which happened rather quickly). Used to be just seeing a failure code was enough — you know it’s failed if there’s a failure code and then it’s parts-changing time. Is this a general trend or is it just them? I can imagine getting a warning or downgrade in status, but is this universal? I can’t imagine but that FCA warranty costs have skyrocketed since cars with poorly chosen components are now entering the failure stage. Our 300C has lost two telematics modules already and it’s not even four years old yet (never mind every interior part creaking at the slightest touch and a cacophony on concrete roads). The Dart has had a few modules replaced already and it’s just hitting the ripe old age of three. Then there are the nine speeds dropping like flies — maybe not as a percentage but they’re in an awful lot of cars. (I do recall problems with the five speeds and before that with the four speeds!) — but is my perception accurate or shaped by bad luck? And are other brands having the same issues, not reflected in JD Power numbers because they end at three years?