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2019 with 80,000 miles needs exhaust manifold? Dealer can’t get the part?

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My Ascent started making a ticking noise that I assumed was valve or injector related. I took it into the dealer who found a crack in the exhaust manifold. Thankfully I bought the extended 100,000 warranty however it has been nearly three weeks and the local dealer can’t find the part. They claimed to have escalated the matter, but as of today they still have no idea on the status of part. Two questions… has anyone else had the manifold crack? And what has been your experience getting replacement parts? We all know the supply chains were terrible last year but I would have hoped things had improved by now???? I am contemplating replacing this Ascent next year but given the poor service at my local dealership, I am also considering changing brands.
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I hope you get this sqaured away as soon as possible.

I had an exhaust manifold crack on my 2012 Outback. It smelled in the cabin unless I put the HVAC on recirculate. My kid was a toddler at the time and rode with me every day so I had to act fast. Took it to a local shop that replaced it with the OEM part for $1100 all in the same day while I was at work. I tried to get SOA to reimburse under the emissions warranty, but no dice. They would have needed to do the diagnosis themselves. I simply didn't have time for that.

That incident always left a sour taste in my mouth but I bought an Ascent anyway, which has been good so far at 50k miles. If my manifold cracks I'm going to lose it. :ROFLMAO:
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