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Is my EcoDiesel FUBAR?

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I haven't been on here for a while due to my crazy schedule. Some of you may remember me, but I ordered my Laramie on 7 Feb 14, and took delivery of it on 1 April. Well, this is the first "brand new" vehicle that I have purchased. I thought for sure everything would be okay. Not so fast. About 6 weeks ago my wife told me that she saw a bunch of errors pop up on the EVIC. She wasn't able to fully describe what the errors were because they happened so fast. That night I took the truck out for a spin and saw nothing. Fast forward to 4 weeks ago (on a Sunday) and it happened to me. First a "Service Shifter" popped up. Then a "Service Trailer Brake" popped up. Next a "Service Electronic Brake System". Finally a "Service Power Steering". I thought ok I'll call the dealer and take it in tomorrow morning. I took it to the dealer and they told me there were some updates for the computer. Okay, great. Well I picked up my truck that afternoon and headed home. The next morning as I am running errands, it happens again. But that's not the end of it. My steering wheel started turning left to right by itself and I lost all of my power steering. The EVIC then shut down and rebooted. All I could think to myself was WTF. I had to shut the truck off and turn it back on three times before my power steering came back. I managed to make the 20 mile drive back to my office, where this series of errors and loss of power steering happened two more times. I immediately took the truck to the dealer and it has been sitting there ever since. Almost 3 weeks ago. The dealer and Chrylser cannot figure out what the issue is with the truck. In fact Chrysler engineers are involved, the Star Team. They are attempting to capture the errors while a computer is attached so that they can troubleshoot the problem. Nobody can tell me when I will get my truck back or when it will be fixed. I am paying for a truck that I can't even drive, and the dealer has been driving the truck to catch the errors. I am at a loss for words.

By the way my truck had 4700+ miles on it when this happened.
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Thought it was fixed. I was the CaptainMal that commented on the other forum that you need a priest. Truck was possessed.

Real take is there's some kind of electrical short or interference.

They find it yet?

Wait. It's hiding along with my month-missing washer pump.
Great information. Glad it's fixed.

On reflection I am wondering why there had to be something like an "electronic steering module". Then wondering what the future holds, long-term, for it's operation compared to a simple mechanical steering box.
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