FCA insider document reveals current engine failure rate.

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MSP548

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As I was visiting some of my favorite EcoDiesel information websites, I stumbled across an insider FCA document which revealed the current 3.0 VM failure rate at an average of 19 per WEEK. The same insider document was posted a few months back. At that time, the failure rate was 16 per week. The average failure rate has risen 15% without adding a single additional vehicle to the 104,000 '14-'16's sold.

If these numbers aren't alarming on their own; consider this... Also posted as a comparison was an FCA insider document revealing the current weekly average engine failure rate of the Cummins utilized in the 2500/3500/4500's. The number is 2. That is an average of two engines per week in a market that dwarfs the measly 104,000 EcoDiesel market. Not only that, but the Cummins market grows by the hundreds every day with the sale of new vehicles while the Ecodiesel has not sold a '17 model year vehicle to date.

Folks, if you don't think this problem is growing out of control, I don't know what to say to you. For the rest of you, I would suggest signing up for the class action lawsuit. We all own toxic property with abnormally low resale value. FCA should be held accountable for our monetary losses (both realized and future losses). In other words, buybacks based on book value at the time the news of the diesel cheat broke as early as September '16.
 

Brady

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Reads like a lawyer trying to drum up business. Pass.

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Brady

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As I was visiting some of my favorite EcoDiesel information websites, I stumbled across an insider FCA document which revealed the current 3.0 VM failure rate at an average of 19 per WEEK. The same insider document was posted a few months back. At that time, the failure rate was 16 per week. The average failure rate has risen 15% without adding a single additional vehicle to the 104,000 '14-'16's sold.

If these numbers aren't alarming on their own; consider this... Also posted as a comparison was an FCA insider document revealing the current weekly average engine failure rate of the Cummins utilized in the 2500/3500/4500's. The number is 2. That is an average of two engines per week in a market that dwarfs the measly 104,000 EcoDiesel market. Not only that, but the Cummins market grows by the hundreds every day with the sale of new vehicles while the Ecodiesel has not sold a '17 model year vehicle to date.

Folks, if you don't think this problem is growing out of control, I don't know what to say to you. For the rest of you, I would suggest signing up for the class action lawsuit. We all own toxic property with abnormally low resale value. FCA should be held accountable for our monetary losses (both realized and future losses). In other words, buybacks based on book value at the time the news of the diesel cheat broke as early as September '16.
I'm really not debating the reliability between the power plants as the Cummins seems to be as well built as they come, and it's apparent a certain percentage of failures plaque VM. Nevertheless, maybe I need help understanding some things...

Take the same problem with both engines, say a spun bearing; are they both remedied by total engine replacement? Can it be just more cost effective to replace the entire 3.0L vs shop time rebuilding the engine whereas the 6.7L would be rebuilt? Both are failures, but only one requires a crate engine that would show on these reports. Maybe there's something to that, I don't know.

As far as joining that lawsuit? It's something I couldn't rightly join as I in no way bought this truck based on its tailpipe emissions. Now if a software fix that kills mileage and reduces engine life is mandatory to get it registered, then yea, we can talk about compensation.

If we are suing because of a 'claimed' higher than standard engine failure rate, I'm not buying that either. From what I gather, the warranty is good. FCA is stepping up when they need to be. Nowhere are we guaranteed the truck won't fail us. So what are we entitled to?

Don't take this as cheerleading. I don't claim anything is the greatest ever. I need way more then 45k miles on the clock to declare that. But I do think, given the nature of forums and social media today, that things are blown way out of proportion.

Just thinking out loud here.



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MSP548

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Yes, those are the documents I was referring to. I just was not being more specific out of respect to BoostN.

The problem I have is that I don't see a date anywhere on those forms to tell us the sample period. If someone else does, please enlighten me.

Also, as an aside, I hear people talk a lot about the generousity of FCA in regards to them standing by their warranty. Let me ask this, If I told you I would pay the doctor bill and compensate you for lost work; would you let me kick you in the nuts as hard as I can? Same difference to me.
 
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Brady

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Also, as an aside, I hear people talk a lot about the generousity of FCA in regards to them standing by their warranty. Let me ask this, If I told you I would pay the doctor bill and compensate you for lost work; would you let me kick you in the nuts as hard as I can? Same difference to me.
Haha that's a terrible analogy. We haven't even concluded what percentage of these motors have failed. And to top it off, yours, mine, TCs, Jeffs, and the overwhelmingly majority of EcoDs out there are problem free.

Standing by their warranty isn't generosity, it's expected. Simply stated, they are backing their product as they should.



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David Duncan

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How long will the replacement engines be warranted for? Mine had almost 35k miles on it when it died! Is this engine problem going to kill our resale value? Are they replacement engines any better than the crap they came with? Such as have they figured out the failure problem and made changes to the engines? I was a huge ecodiesel fan until mine died!
Just thinking out loud! Welcome for any input!
 
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Brian Hartenstine

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I'm really not debating the reliability between the power plants as the Cummins seems to be as well built as they come, and it's apparent a certain percentage of failures plaque VM. Nevertheless, maybe I need help understanding some things...

Take the same problem with both engines, say a spun bearing; are they both remedied by total engine replacement? Can it be just more cost effective to replace the entire 3.0L vs shop time rebuilding the engine whereas the 6.7L would be rebuilt? Both are failures, but only one requires a crate engine that would show on these reports. Maybe there's something to that, I don't know.

As far as joining that lawsuit? It's something I couldn't rightly join as I in no way bought this truck based on its tailpipe emissions. Now if a software fix that kills mileage and reduces engine life is mandatory to get it registered, then yea, we can talk about compensation.

If we are suing because of a 'claimed' higher than standard engine failure rate, I'm not buying that either. From what I gather, the warranty is good. FCA is stepping up when they need to be. Nowhere are we guaranteed the truck won't fail us. So what are we entitled to?

Don't take this as cheerleading. I don't claim anything is the greatest ever. I need way more then 45k miles on the clock to declare that. But I do think, given the nature of forums and social media today, that things are blown way out of proportion.

Just thinking out loud here.



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I have a 2015 Limited with over 60,000 miles and no issues, I want to tune and have talked to green diesel but haven't pulled the trigger yet, trying to get the service to agree not to flash the PCM.
 

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Harvested from another forum.


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If suggested retail price of the engine is $2,993.30 who the fuck cares? That's the cheapest light duty diesel out of the crate you'll find. I can imagine 4cyl going for more. Compare that price to the alleged Cummins part number at $8,428?

Total engine failure out of Warranty, $3k brand new factory crate motor, wrench on it yourself, bring to dealer for necessary software synchronization at the end.
 

MSP548

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If suggested retail price of the engine is $2,993.30 who the fuck cares? That's the cheapest light duty diesel out of the crate you'll find. I can imagine 4cyl going for more. Compare that price to the alleged Cummins part number at $8,428?

Total engine failure out of Warranty, $3k brand new factory crate motor, wrench on it yourself, bring to dealer for necessary software synchronization at the end.
LOL LOL LOL

Call your dealer and ask prices. LOL
 
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KrayLock

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Mine just self destructed at 105,000 miles.
Dealer quoted $5,090 for a new long block and $2,300 for labor.
Working with service manager to see what happened and possibly opening a case with FCA
 

jdn112011

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Mine just self destructed at 105,000 miles.
Dealer quoted $5,090 for a new long block and $2,300 for labor.
Working with service manager to see what happened and possibly opening a case with FCA
To be completely honest, I'm surprised that quote isn't the other way around
 

BoostN

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Mine just self destructed at 105,000 miles.
Dealer quoted $5,090 for a new long block and $2,300 for labor.
Working with service manager to see what happened and possibly opening a case with FCA
Welcome to the forum KrayLock.

Are you the original owner? What maintenance procedures did you follow?
 

KrayLock

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Bought it pre-owned last year (2016) with 65,000 miles.
It was Certified with 100,000 powertrain warranty.
Most of the miles I added were highway with no towing.
I had the dealership do my scheduled oil changes as they were included with the purchase.
 

BoostN

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Bought it pre-owned last year (2016) with 65,000 miles.
It was Certified with 100,000 powertrain warranty.
Most of the miles I added were highway with no towing.
I had the dealership do my scheduled oil changes as they were included with the purchase.
5K out of warranty is just bad luck.

Keep us updated, maybe the dealership will help you out?