Tank My Lemon

$9,765 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 34 months


Help us Tank our LEMON so that no one else ends up with it!


That's right, we are so sick of begging Fiat Chrysler Australia and the dealer to replace our Lemon, WE ARE GOING TO DRIVE A 52 TONNE ARMY TANK RIGHT OVER IT!

Here's why:
We were so excited when we purchased our new Dodge Journey 2010!  This was our first brand new car.  With three children & a fourth on its way it was time for us to upgrade to a 7 seater & the Dodge Journey seemed perfect.  Cosmetically it has everything you could possibly need in a car & it is one of the most affordable 7 seaters out there. It was a no brainer.....

Little did we know what kind of nightmare we were entering ourselves into.  After 2 years & 3 months our problems began.  Everything that has happened since then has sent our lives into turmoil & we have had enough!  Fiat Chrysler has refused us on many occasions to help & we are now ready to TANK our ride!

I know this sounds a little crazy & there are going to be people out there that don't understand.  We will possibly be labelled 'cuckoo' by some. However our journey with this car is real & the effects it has had on our lives & family has been huge.  Everyone who is close to us knows & has seen the craziness this car has brought to our lives.  After five years, this car is now worth $0.  We could trade it in for possibly $8000, but who is going to buy our problems?  

Getting out of the house on a normal day with 4 children is a challenge (one we love), but a challenge non the less, let alone the issues we keep experiencing with this car. The amount of outings we were late for or missed out on.  The stress of not being able to get to our destination, the breakdowns on dangerous highways & the hours & days spent trying to reason with a company that only seems to care about profit and not the quality of customer satisfaction of their products.
This car has stolen moments from our lives for three years now & we are putting an end to it.  

We are not a minority & it is due time something is done about this & that companies like Fiat Chrysler are held accountable for the lemons they sell.

After three years, we are not going to put our lives on hold any more.  FCA have confirmed (in writing) that they’re not willing to help, so the only other option is to trade it in and pass on our problems to someone else, but why should we be forced to allow this lemon to impact another family?

So.....We will be arranging for a Tank to destroy our lemon!  There will be other forms of destruction prior to the main event also, so maybe you could be one of the lucky people to have a go at our lemon??

Our ultimate objective here is to help ensure Fiat Chrysler don't do this to anyone else, but also to stand up against companies like theirs that have no regard for their customers & their real problems.  Eventually they will be accountable through people like us, Ashton Woods & Teg Sethi standing up to them. However, we are hoping to at least cover what we still owe on our lemon, after all we do have four children to get from A to B & day jobs of our own, hence the Go Fund Me campaign.  Our goal of $15,000 will cover what we owe on our lemon, anything above that will help towards costs involved with the event & promoting the cause. Please help if you can.

Below is a link to the timeline of everything that has occured on our Dodge Journey journey, we have included our service history also.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=BD7A88C654BC04B0!1885&authkey=!ACWw8SYqYFb7-Ig&ithint=file%2cpdf

We owe money on this vehcile, so we can't do this without your help.
The only other option is to sell this lemon to someone else and we refuse to put another family through the same torture as us..

All the pledge levels below were created to let you get involved, this helps us and gives you AWESOME bragging rights to your mates, just imagine saying to your mates "I helped those guys run over their lemon vehicle WITH AN ARMY TANK!!!"

Thanks for your support

Joe and Kate
TANK MY LEMON!

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Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us & helped us get this far! We have a few little updates on the event & a change in time for the day.....as we will now be covered on a National live morning show! So, the fun & games now begin at 7am -10am at the Bearded Dragon, Tamborine. Checkout this link to hear all the goss :) https://business.facebook.com/destroymyjeep/videos/630637987103788/
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Tank My Lemon has reached 57% of its goal. Thanks to VTS IT, Alliance Leasing, Teg & so many others. Thank you all for your wonderful support so far, we are truly grateful. Hopefully this event will make a difference!
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Woohoo, we have launched the campaign tonight! (4th May 2016) Let's do this!
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Brian Cheong
32 months ago

I'd like to know what caused the engine cut-out on the Logan Motorway on 27-Apr-2014. If it spent 3 months in the workshop, they should have had an explanstion for it.

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Marlene Sonter
33 months ago

I am actually taking FCA to court next Friday.Whilst I understand your frustration do you really think they are going to care if you destroy your property.Have you looked into all legal options? Please look into alternatives because ultimately it is you loosing out not them.

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Kathy Robertson-Cipak
34 months ago

Have you been to A Current Affair to confronted dealer..name & shame ? Sixty Minutes? Contacted the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Australia? Sough other angry customers for a class action? Don't wreck your car....cover it in NEGATIVE signs naming & shaming Fiat Chrysler Australia...even if is sits out the front of your home... I wish you & your family all the best .....

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$9,765 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 34 months
Created April 19, 2016
$5
Support It!
Thank you so much for your support! You have assisted us in spreading the word & hopefully making a difference.
$10
Name it!
Donate this amount & we will (or if you will be attending you can) write your name on our lemon in white texta (the vehicle is black)
$15
SCRATCH IT
Prefer the sound of paint coming off? For this pledge we can SCRATCH your name into our lemon with a Mick Dundee inspired knife ("that's not a knife!")
$20
Egg It!
Donate this amount to egg our lemon! If you are at the event you can do so yourself.
$25
Lemon It!
Donate this amount & a lemon with your name will be placed in the car for destruction! We hope to fill the inside of the car with these lemons.
$30
Photo It!
17 of 20 left
Early bird special! Receive a Photo opportunity after destruction (including the tank in the back ground)!
$45
Photo It!
If you missed out on the early bird special, you can still get in on the action with a photo after the destruction!
$60
Shoot It!
10 of 22 left
Donate this amount & have an arrrow with your name on it fired at our lemon by professional archers!
$175
TANKS VERY MUCH
18 of 20 left
VIP seats! Be one of only 40 people entitled to Grand stand seating followed by a look in the tank & a photo while sitting on the cannon!
$750
MiniSponsor It!
13 of 15 left
Donate this amount & we will mention you in posts & marketing leading up to the event & you can promote your business on the big day. Also receive VIP treatment
$3,000
MajorSponsor It
5 of 5 left
You are one of only 5 Major sponsors and we love you! A higher level of exposure incl. signage, mention in our marketing & posts and you'll get VIP treatment!
$6,000
PremiumSponsor!
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Be our Premium Sponsor for the event & receive a Premium level of exposure from the event, plus...you get to be in the tank when it 'tanks our lemon'!
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NM
$500
Noel Marlor
30 months ago

Thank you for your work in raising awareness of FCAs non-compliance to the Australian consumer laws. We couldn't have achieved the outcome we did without you.

AC
$45
Aniela Chrzanowski
32 months ago

Loved watching it all go ahead this morning. Well done!

KM
$100
Kirrajosh Masters
32 months ago

All the best for today! Xx

AK
$100
Adrian Keighran
32 months ago

Well done it! you could have sold it but you had the balls to stick it to the filthy mutts.

DB
$60
Dylan Brackman
32 months ago

So excited for the big day tomorrow

RA
$60
Rita and Michael Auld
32 months ago

Shoot that lemon right where it will cease to exist... Terminate that MOFO!! Hopefully your next car will know not to mess with the 'Masters' of destruction!! Haha... Sorry we are unable to make it but we'll be thinking of you. R n M x

SB
$60
Shane Barnard
32 months ago
1
1

Here is a little top up to my earlier amount, i really would love to help out more as my family went through the same experience with our $53 000 Lemon Mitsubishi Challenger from Penfold Motors, unfortunately i tried to use these useless consumer laws and they just ended up a huge money pit, eventually our barrister recommended we accept Mitsubishi and the dealers inadequate amount as they were just going to keep us tied up with legal costs, luckily for me though, while Mitsubishi were grinning proudly that they had cornered and financially hurt an average everyday family, they forgot to hand over the confidentiality agreement until it was too late, so now i will happily share my story with anyone who will listen, and show how immoral these companies are. I wish you all the best tanking your lemon and i hope the donations step up for you. Here is a little piece about my lemon http://www.loaded4x4.com.au/5468/2011-mitsubishi-challenger-xls-review/

SB
$60
Stuart Burrell
32 months ago
1
1

Well done Joe and Kate, We are with you guys 100% It sounds like Fiat Chrysler Australia, and your local dealer, have really pushed you guys into a corner, (shame on them). Since hearing about your story, I have done research and found, you are not in this boat alone with this company. We will be there on crush day with many others to show our support. Kind Regards, Stu Burrell

Brian Cheong
32 months ago

I'd like to know what caused the engine cut-out on the Logan Motorway on 27-Apr-2014. If it spent 3 months in the workshop, they should have had an explanstion for it.

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Marlene Sonter
33 months ago

I am actually taking FCA to court next Friday.Whilst I understand your frustration do you really think they are going to care if you destroy your property.Have you looked into all legal options? Please look into alternatives because ultimately it is you loosing out not them.

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Kathy Robertson-Cipak
34 months ago

Have you been to A Current Affair to confronted dealer..name & shame ? Sixty Minutes? Contacted the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Australia? Sough other angry customers for a class action? Don't wreck your car....cover it in NEGATIVE signs naming & shaming Fiat Chrysler Australia...even if is sits out the front of your home... I wish you & your family all the best .....

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