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2018 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel died

DBDiesel

New Member
Jan 31, 2024
4
2
Truck Year
2018
Was leaving my home in Discovery Bay, CA driving about 20 mph when the engine died. No problems before this happened. Engine will crank but that is it. I suspect the fuel pump crapped out. Had it towed to the dealer. Dealer said there aren't any replacement parts available yet for the recalls and they have no idea when the parts will come. So for now I'm in rental. RAM should be sued for manufacturing a POS engine. Still have the drivetrain warranty. Its useless if parts arent available.
 

John Jensen

Well-Known Member
Mar 22, 2016
823
411
Truck Year
2016
Was leaving my home in Discovery Bay, CA driving about 20 mph when the engine died. No problems before this happened. Engine will crank but that is it. I suspect the fuel pump crapped out. Had it towed to the dealer. Dealer said there aren't any replacement parts available yet for the recalls and they have no idea when the parts will come. So for now I'm in rental. RAM should be sued for manufacturing a POS engine. Still have the drivetrain warranty. Its useless if parts arent available.
The dealer is supposed to replace it with a current pump and replace that when the recall pump is available The current pump is probably not available either. Show the dealer this:
 

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DBDiesel

New Member
Jan 31, 2024
4
2
Truck Year
2018
The dealer is replacing the entire fuel system. Metal throughout. Stated warranty will cover it but if it didn't I would be paying $13,000
I'm still without my truck and its been almost two weeks. Rental car is getting expensive. No help from the dealer for a loaner or rental. After I get my truck back I'm taking it to a Ford dealer and trading it in for a F250. I'll lose money on the deal but I'm done with this piece of crap. Never ever again will I own a Stellantis vehicle. I should of learned my lesson in the 80s after having a Dodge Charger that blew its turbo at 15,000 miles.
 

jdn112011

Well-Known Member
Oct 18, 2015
1,241
334
Truck Year
2015
The dealer is replacing the entire fuel system. Metal throughout. Stated warranty will cover it but if it didn't I would be paying $13,000
I'm still without my truck and its been almost two weeks. Rental car is getting expensive. No help from the dealer for a loaner or rental. After I get my truck back I'm taking it to a Ford dealer and trading it in for a F250. I'll lose money on the deal but I'm done with this piece of crap. Never ever again will I own a Stellantis vehicle. I should of learned my lesson in the 80s after having a Dodge Charger that blew its turbo at 15,000 miles.
Yeah they have recall out on the cp4.2 hpfp as does most every other diesel from various manufacturers that run a cp4. Honestly I expected it to be your tone wheel for crank position sensor, which comes around 90-115k, but accept the inconvenience and let them pay for it. Apparently you've had fuel quality issues in some point of it's life.
 

autoX

Member
Nov 6, 2022
74
13
Truck Year
2015
Me too, thought it was the tone wheel.
Bosch pump. Bosch doesn't make junk, so something is unexpected there.
 

Sporty_rob

New Member
Feb 13, 2024
15
3
Truck Year
2018
The dealer is supposed to replace it with a current pump and replace that when the recall pump is available The current pump is probably not available either. Show the dealer this:
Thanks for that PDF John. I've been to the Ram dealer and asked them to do the Z46 recall and they said I need to wait until they have the part. So far, they have just done the crankshaft software recall. I've owned this truck since 2022 and its now 2024. Wondering if I just bring this notice you provided with me and say "Fucking fix it now". LOL its just a nightmare.
 

RustyS60

New Member
Jan 27, 2024
3
1
Truck Year
2018
My 2018 has been dependable for 100672 miles, until 3 weeks ago when HPFP imploded and left me stranded. 2 day rental cost me $245, I am in a borrowed truck right now but needing to return it. Dealer has no loaner’s and Chrysler customer care aren’t helping much. I have extended warranty that will pay about half of a rental but says pay for it and after vehicle is repaired just submit and get refunded the cost. At $100 a day and no parts available could be 2-6-12 months who knows. Disability income doesn’t cover my living expenses now, we are talking about $3k a month that I don’t have and still have $4k on loan to pay for truck🤬. I live alone in country, disabled and have no other transportation and can’t afford to buy another vehicle!!!
 

Sporty_rob

New Member
Feb 13, 2024
15
3
Truck Year
2018
My 2018 has been dependable for 100672 miles, until 3 weeks ago when HPFP imploded and left me stranded. 2 day rental cost me $245, I am in a borrowed truck right now but needing to return it. Dealer has no loaner’s and Chrysler customer care aren’t helping much. I have extended warranty that will pay about half of a rental but says pay for it and after vehicle is repaired just submit and get refunded the cost. At $100 a day and no parts available could be 2-6-12 months who knows. Disability income doesn’t cover my living expenses now, we are talking about $3k a month that I don’t have and still have $4k on loan to pay for truck🤬. I live alone in country, disabled and have no other transportation and can’t afford to buy another vehicle!!!
Thats just not right Rusty. You need to share this story on all your social media channels/friends/local news and put RAM on blast. You have nothing to loose. I'm sorry this has happened to you. I purchased mine in 2022 (covid days) and test drove everything and fell in love with my EcoDiesel without doing the research. I'm at 79k miles now; no issues yet but I live in California and need to keep this stock to pass emissions. So, something will happen and the Z46 fuel pump recall is still not done. I want tio sell it but with the recall in place, I can't sell it private party since the registration coming up in June would not pass; so a trade-in is the only option but the trucks value is $7-$8,000 less than it should be due to the recall. I might just trade it in still. Looking at a V8 Gas, used truck thats close to what I have now. Just not diesel unfortunately.
 

DBDiesel

New Member
Jan 31, 2024
4
2
Truck Year
2018
So now the stealership is saying it might be ready by March 8. Thats over a month in the shop which under California law makes it a lemon. I'm going to see if Ram Cares will buy it back. I'm in a rental and already in the hole. When I was there a guy from Canada came in with a Cummins turbo diesel. He was 200 miles out of warranty when his engine grenaded. Estimated cost to replace $25,000 and some change. I think he was going to junk it. 2021 model. I'll never buy a RAM product again.
 

DBDiesel

New Member
Jan 31, 2024
4
2
Truck Year
2018
Got a phone call from Ram Cares today. They refused to buy back my truck. It's been in the repair lot for over a month so with California lemon laws my lawyer will have a field day with them....I'm hoping.
 
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