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Why Do Lemons Happen?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jeremy_283, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    Just a case of bad luck?

    [​IMG]

    .... and yes I'm talking about cars
     
  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    QA/QC tries to make sure every single vehicle is made identicle but it could be an accident in assembly, a bad batch of parts, shipping damage, etc. Basically, shit happens.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    I too have wondered about this... How do you get a collection of bad parts in one vehicle...
     
  4. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    Exactly...
     
  5. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    It doesn't have to be a collection. A single part can cause other parts to fail over and over again. It doesn't matter how many times you replace the failed part, the part that was made out of tolerance will keep causing it to fail quickly. For example, say the output shaft on an engine is slightly bent where it meets the transmission. It causes the car to puke the tranny 3 times, the dealership keeps replacing the transmission but the problem was an engine part.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    And when you're making parts by the millions, bad ones will get through to the customer and ultimately the end user.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    How about completely unrelated problem parts/components/systems failing in one vehicle. I'm sure we all have heard or owned such a vehicle...

    How do you explain or account for that? Other than on a Yugo, of course!
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    Easy, it was built on a Friday at 4:55 PM
     
  9. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    Bad luck, coincidence, who knows? Like Ben said, they're producing parts by the millions, every once in a while there will be anomolies. Also, the lemon laws I'm familiar with are for the same problem occuring multiple times within a certain amount of time, not multiple failures.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    That's probably more accurate than my response :cool:
     
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