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Engine Failure - Warranty Claim - DENIED

TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
2,269
630
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WHAT!!!!, Never heard of this, another reason not to Own/Buy VM products IMO.

Its just another delay. Not to mention how things get damage or disappear in Shipping, Warranty on VM products are beyond absurdity.
 

scoffman

Member
Aug 21, 2019
30
17
Truck Year
2015
wow, those bearing came out with the end caps still in place? Dadgum I sure hope my engine doesn't do this. I've got 92000 miles on mine.
 

TC Diesel

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Jul 14, 2016
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scoffman ,the only way to know before BOOM is OA trends...This can happens all the way up to 133K MILES.
 
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scoffman

Member
Aug 21, 2019
30
17
Truck Year
2015
I guess I'll have to look into where I can get my oil analyzed locally. Does anyone know how much an OA should cost?

On a side note, I wonder if this truck could take a 4BT swap?? hhhmmmm??
 

Donharris

New Member
Jan 8, 2021
11
4
Truck Year
2019
Traded ecodiesel for hemi, warranty still not settled, dealer traded as if motor was not blown, warranty will cover, just a mater of when, took little bit of negative equity but not much.
 

Mesatoneman

Active Member
Dec 27, 2020
163
73
Truck Year
2016
If you don’t mind me asking and if you don’t want to answer I understand but what did they give you for trade in on a blown motor eco ram. Seems like dealers around here treat them like they have covid all over them
 

Donharris

New Member
Jan 8, 2021
11
4
Truck Year
2019
If you don’t mind me asking and if you don’t want to answer I understand but what did they give you for trade in on a blown motor eco ram. Seems like dealers around here treat them like they have covid all over them
I got $37,500 still owed $39,500, originally paid $49,000 year and half ago.
 

Mesatoneman

Active Member
Dec 27, 2020
163
73
Truck Year
2016
dang you got a new hemi ram and a new durango rt ? Nice bud . Im just trying to figure what my 2016 w/31k is worth
 

GriffM

New Member
Feb 6, 2022
5
1
Truck Year
2019
Just had my 2019 slt bearings go at 67xxxkm I'm or 41xxx miles. Warranty denied due to late oil change. What are my chances here? Claiming oil starvation was the cause but 8000miles from last change. Drained 9.5L/10 from truck at dealership.
 

TC Diesel

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Jul 14, 2016
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If you have recorded history? otherwise 50/50 filing claim against Stellantis.
 

GriffM

New Member
Feb 6, 2022
5
1
Truck Year
2019
I have 3 of 5 changes recorded. Does lack of evidence of changes completely punt my chances with chrysler. Seems they have made up their minds. Full engine replacement is what they are suggesting.
 

TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
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Yes..... 3 out of 5 does establish some history. Well if you're going to throw in the towel. there's no reason for Stellantis to cover it under warranty.
 

GriffM

New Member
Feb 6, 2022
5
1
Truck Year
2019
Not throwing it in yet. Trying to get some knowledge about the situation. I've been back and forth with FCA feel like a dog chasing my tail. Not a chance I'm dumping 18 thousand into a truck I bough it new 1.5 years ago. From what I've read here sounds like there's hope.
 

TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
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Don't tired out..... Its a common problem many VM3.0 owners have faced, it's this simple you either have a Hero or a Zero engine. Thier are very few Ram 1500 DSL that make 100K miles without ( In DD use) some type of costly repair, after that its risky and you had better have $5K in reserve Cash for repairs. In the USA Many owners dump the 3.0VM just before warranty ends on the engine. CA owner only have what 63K miles warranty that just sucks for CA owners.
 

GriffM

New Member
Feb 6, 2022
5
1
Truck Year
2019
Trucks let me down a few times already on my highway commute due to emissions equipment failure. Also only covered to 37k miles. I was hoping my 19 model would have shed most of the issues by now. Seems this is not the case.
 
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