has anyone had the problem of exhaust fumes entering the cab of truck on 2014 ecodiesel

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carlosmarco

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exshaust fumes entering the cab of truck on ecodiesel at first thought it was just it being new and the new burning off truck is now about 2months old and seems like its getting worse, talk to ram dealership and they say never heard of it doing that any have tried closeing the air vents form outside air and still get the smell help out there thanks
 

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No problems here.. have the dealer check the exhaust clamps off the turbo. There has to be a seal leaking for broken for it to get in the cab like that.
 

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I agree with boostn, it has to be a loose gasket/seal/clamp that's allowing diesel to escape close under the hood.
 

carlosmarco

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Yup took truck in mechanic says it's the turbo down pipe. Apparently 6 other trucks have this issue dealership states that there is no ETA on getting this down pipe in, so I called Chrysler and spoke with a parts rep to find out that pipe is on back order and is not being made as of yet and I am #6 in line. Go figure all this money on this truck to smell fumes welcome any suggestions out there thanks
 

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Yup took truck in mechanic says it's the turbo down pipe. Apparently 6 other trucks have this issue dealership states that there is no ETA on getting this down pipe in, so I called Chrysler and spoke with a parts rep to find out that pipe is on back order and is not being made as of yet and I am #6 in line. Go figure all this money on this truck to smell fumes welcome any suggestions out there thanks
Is the connection just not good from the Turbo? Trying to figure out how it could be leaking. Curious to see what the problem was with the pipe.
 

kurtweimer

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Mine is in the shop currently with the same issue. May be waiting a few more days on the part. Some are experiencing a "tear" where the turbo connects to the exhaust, for others the issue is improperly torqued bolts that are coming loose - both could be related if they are allowing play.
 

carlosmarco

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Mine is in the shop currently with the same issue. May be waiting a few more days on the part. Some are experiencing a "tear" where the turbo connects to the exhaust, for others the issue is improperly torqued bolts that are coming loose - both could be related if they are allowing play.
Good luck on receiving your parts in a couple days parts for that issue are on backorder for me it's been almost three months waiting on parts I did received the turbo downpipe mechanics installed it come to find out that the C converter was also cracked and now I'm waiting on that backorder part to come in. If you haven't done so already call one 800 ram info and talk to Chrysler and have them open up a case number on your vehicle. leaving it up to the dealership will only have you waiting longer
 

kurtweimer

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I already have a case number - and this is my third case number for exhaust issues, and my fourth service in total for exhaust/sensor issues. I have initiated a lemon law conversation with the dealer. I got a call from the case worker saying the part is being "expedited." Not sure if that means I'm going to get mine before someone else because they don't want me to go over the 30 days without a vehicle deal. Right now I'm at 17 days.
 

carlosmarco

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Good luck to you I'm hoping to get mine out of the shop today. It looks like you may have some free oil changes coming your way make sure u hit them up for it.
 

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@kurtweimer I think you make a nice case for the Lemon law. It could just be a bad one, of course these are nice trucks. Will you get another one perhaps or look at the new Nissan with Cummins?
 

kurtweimer

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This is my 1st diesel, but my 4th dodge truck. I'd probably go back to a 5.7 gasoline 1500. Goodness knows I could trade in for the top trim level with the cash back from the diesel.

It's hit or miss because of it being a new manufacturing process - a new-to-Dodge diesel engine being fit into a new transaxle and all the pitfalls that unfortunately get worked out on the customer end. My gut tells me that majority of the check engine light issues that are exhaust related are probably due to this leakage at the turbo junction - the sensors are expecting a different level of pollutant and even a small leak before the sensor(s) can cause the system to burn/convert/catalyze improperly.

My biggest letdown has been the fuel mileage - when I drove it home I got 28 mpg driving 80mph! It's been downhill from there with highway miles around 22 and some city miles as low as 15... And it was the city mileage that was appealing to me - I could get a truck that would tow, and a commute that wasn't going to kill me like my 1500 and 2500 I've had in the past. Factor in 50% higher cost in diesel fuel over gasoline and it's just not performing smartly over the 5.7 for me - realizing that others are doing OK. I do have higher miles on my vehicle than a few of the posters at this point with 11,000, so perhaps other will have similar issues in time.
 
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Either way Kurt, keep us updated on the situation. You're MPG numbers directly correlate with the DPF problems. If it's not burning efficiently or clean, it will hurt you. Perhaps another EcoDiesel would treat you better.
 
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kurtweimer

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Well folks, I'm on day 28 of my truck in the shop and still waiting on the turbo part. The sensor came in a week ago after waiting 3 weeks for that. This brings the total length of time I've been without my vehicle to 40 days. Nothing but the run-around from the case worker folks because they are not in a position to get good intel from the STAR folks.
 

kurtweimer

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I just don't know. Not sure if I want to chance it. And the price of diesel is nearly $1 per gallon more than gasoline so it's cheaper to operate a 5.7.
 

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My started to smell today at traffic lights. smells like ammonia.. comes and goes.. any ideas? also my service engine light went on.. and correlation? it goes on time to time.. then goes off time to time, a week on, one moth off.