Not good at all.I have 3 new additional victims also to add this week..All over 100,000 miles. 2 of them are waiting on the DOJ decision(s) for buybacks, if that don't happen both will be taking additional legal action, the other it looks like FCA is going to cover it under extended warranty. I have another 2 in CA waiting on a reply form FCA... the Cloud just keeps getting Darker and darker on the VM 3.0
I am new to this list and have had several problems with my 2015 Ram Ecodiesel. On three occasions have had ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) issues resulting in complete replacement of injectors at a cost of $4k warranty work, with the service manager telling me this was just a "guess" as Chrysler did not know why this was occurring. On 2 other occasions had "idiot light" illuminate resulting in DEF issues and replacement of catalytic converter. Two other issues which were not related, but overall have had the truck in the shop a total of 3 months in two years. FCA won't buy it back and has offered nuisance money. I intend to sue, but it sounds like there may be a lot of "us" around that together we could make some noise.
Other than these problems AND the 5-7 mpg's that I lost, I love the vehicle. Does anyone know if FCA or Chrysler monitors this list serve? Thanks.
OK, I am going to ask a dumb question, but here goes...My beloved Ram 1500 Eco Diesel with 144K miles on it broke down on me yesterday...I had been hearing a knocking sound for over a week from the engine compartment , but no other symptom other than I had also noticed a few mpg dip , everything else seemed fine. I had recently had my truck leveled and had just put some slightly larger (295/60/20) tires on it, so my thoughts were that the dip in mpg was due to these additions.
Yesterday coming home I heard a loud noise from the engine compartment , lost all power, got a light that came on saying low oil pressure, truck died and I rolled to a controlled stop...thinking the worst I was thinking the engine is toast... I have not looked under the truck today, but the tow truck driver did yesterday and he said oil was everywhere on the bottom of the truck. Is there anything I can look for or do that can tell me the engine is blown without tearing it down, which I can not do? I am just thinking could it be something as simple as a oil cooler blew out, or a hose busted or is that probably just wishful thinking on my part?
I know I will need to get under there and look for myself just have not had a chance to do that today, just been assuming the worst all day. But now that I am back home from work and I see it sitting out there in the yard looking so good , I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the thought of letting it go. Your comments are welcomed.
A Dodge,dealership has told me a new engine would run about 14K installed . I called a place today that sells reconditioned engines that cost 6K ,but they are low mileage ,used ones and I would still have to find someone to put it in and just don't know if that is a good option either.
Thanks... I will try to look under there first thing in the morning ...You need to visually inspect it. The worst case you have a hole in the block, and I don't think that's happen yet to my knowledge. Most of the time its an internal failure and you have to tear it down to see.
My gut says not a chance. Maybe FCA offers a check with the 'approved' ECM flash for compensation, but I don't see an all out buyback campaign like VW. That is just my opinion...Is there much of a chance of Dodge buying them back at some point down the road?