Wow MCT and Saturn... keep us posted. This sort of news doesn't bode well for reliability stats... Italian, hmmmm...
My motor arrived 10 days ago, but still they haven't finished putting the new motor in yet. I don't get it!As of Friday they still could not get it started. I cranks 3 times and stops, does not start. They replaced the electronic distribution unit, as per the FCA know it all engineers, and still no joy. The impression that I am getting is that the FCA engineers have no idea why it is not starting and making the service tech replace things until it turns on. I am going to give them until next Friday and if they still not have figured out how to get it started I am going to call FCA and discuss a buy back, if they refuse I will lawyer up and force it.
All right guys. I believe my RAM may be cursed. 36,000 miles. I have had some electrical problems with the truck in the shop...probably 5 times over the course of 18 months of ownership. Always electrical issues with wire harnesses and malfunctioning buttons etc.
Today I was accelerating to highway speed and suddenly hear VERY loud knocking from the engine for probably one second before engine stopped. Luckily, I got it onto the shoulder. Briefly dash light showed low engine oil (which would explain loud knocking noise). Engine would not even try to turn over upon trying to restart. I checked oil level on dipstick after letting truck sit for 1 hour. Oil level is fine. I am thinking the oil pump or oil sending unit failed and thus oil pressure sensor shut engine off.
Anybody else have this happen or know what might have caused this. I'll get it towed to the dealer tomorrow as this happened on Sunday.
Check the lemon laws for your state. Not too sure about your case though because of the amount of miles on your truck. Document EVERYTHING! Call FCA customer service and ask. They will let you know if you meet the criteria for a replacement.I have a 2014 EcoDiesel that died on the highway. Loud noise from engine for 1 second before the engine died. 3 days later the dealership where it was purchased informed me that the engine is seized up and will need to be replaced.
I would much prefer to get a new truck rather than one that has has major surgery and who knows how things really will go back together and how many months it would be before that would even happen. My truck has 36K miles on it. Were you able to get them to order a new truck? If so, how did you accomplish that?? Did you have to threaten a Lemon Law lawsuit??
Any help would be appreciated.