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Hi all,
I loved my ecodiesel until today, at about 17000 miles started getting no oil pressure at idle after a hour or so of driving took it to the dealer after a week the said it was a sensor , picked it up all seemed good went on a 100 mile ride got to the toll booth and no oil pressure at idle, called the dealer took it back in and got the call today that there is metal in the oil. anybody know id this is grounds for a lemon law?:(
 

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just to be clear, did it actually grenade itself? 17,000 miles hmmm, not sure if its a mileage or time frame lemon laws cover? You'll need to investigate as it varies from state to state...

good luck!
 

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You'll want to check with your local lemon laws just in case it might vary from location to location and just to see at what point do they come in, which I can bet in this case it will.
 

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Just be steady with the dealer and push with the lemon law. If nothing else the threat should put some pressure on the dealer. A new engine at 17k wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Make sure they provide you with something to drive or otherwise compensate though. It's a stressful situation and is a lot to worry about on whether it was the right decision for the eco. Hope it all works out soon.
 

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The dealer told me today they are ordering a new engine, but need final authorization from Chrysler I think a new engine reduces the value of my new truck I would imagine I will have to disclose on the odometer statement that the miles are not actual
upon resale?
they need to step up and buy this back!
 

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All they need to do is replace or repair the part that broke under warranty and it sounds like they are doing that. Lemon laws are for chronic problems that cannot seem to be fixed. An engine sounds like a big deal, but it's just a part that broke and needs to be replaced.

I wouldn't sweat it.
 

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Dodge today told me the engine is on back order with NO ETA also that they are third in line waiting on an engine and there are 2 at dealers already spoken for. OMG
 

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I HATE RAM!!! Truck still at dealer since 6/15/15 no engine and I have left 11 messages without 1 returned call from corporate. buy this lemon back!!!
Dave
14 Laramie Ecodiesel POS
 

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My 2014 Laramie Limited is in the shop right now for the exact same thing. Didn't start happening until about 20K miles, but exact same symptoms. Once the engine oil reached about 180 degrees at idle the oil pressure would bounce from normal to zero. Took it to the dealership to get checked out, no problems, think its a sensor it's safe to drive. I drove it two more days until something on the bottom of the engine (don't know if it was a seal or a more structural failure) blew out and I dumped 10.5 quarts of oil on the highway.

Had Chrysler Roadside tow it to the dealership that said it was safe too drive. Took them less than 30 minutes to determine a new engine would be needed. Been in a warranty repair covered rental for two weeks now with a new engine on order the whole time. Originally quoted the engine replacement should be done two days ago and the dealership has yet to even call to give a status update. Starting to wish I would have went with the Silverado/Sierra like I was originally leaning.

Irony of the situation as I was pulling into the rental car facility to pick up the rental, the original dealer I bought the truck from called wanting to know if I was interested in trading it in for a new 2015. Ha, they were less interested after I told them the diesel engine just blew up and is getting replaced.
 

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wow

Dude sorry,I know EXACTLY what you're going through, still no motor here its been on back order since 7/6 Do yourself a favor google lemon law attorneys Ram wont do crap for you , my attorney says its a clear lemon has been in the shop more than 30 days and thats one of the conditions for a lemon in Ohio. don't get mad get a attorney
 

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I may have to start looking into that. Wednesday that just passed marked two weeks its been at the dealership so I called to get an update since they've made not attempt to contact me. They're still waiting on the go ahead from Digital Imaging to order the replacement engine. Thinking I'm going to keep my eye on the 2016 GMC Canyon diesel.

Just sad how much it seems like FCA doesn't give a **** about their image and customer satisfaction because they could have taken control of the half ton truck market with this truck.
 

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Motor came in last week, the truck should be done in a week or so Im starting to hear more and more of these engines failing
 

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You still going with a lemon law buy back / lawsuit once you have the truck back? Let us know how that turns out. Hopefully if this becomes bad enough it becomes a recall thing that just gets taken care of without a fight.
 

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Got my eco back almost 3 months to get the new engine, in addition to the blown motor the turbo also lost fins and sucked them though the intake. still waiting on a buyback from Ram should know in about 2 weeks, I love the concept of this truck I hope its all worked out for the 2016 i'm pretty sure i'll stick with the eco
 

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I;m having the same issue, love the truck, but it'll be in the dealer this year longer than I drove it. I heard they're having a issue with the #6 , or #8 journal. The factory won't have a motor for me until November 30th. My motor blew Sept. 5th. Then It'll be a week to deliver, and a week to install, so maybe by Christmas.
 

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I'm 6'4 260 lb they put my in a Dart...after complaining the sent me to enterprise and i got a base ext cab ram with out a hitch overall the dealer took good care of me.
 
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