This is a discussion on Ecodiesel extremely poor reliability within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; How big is your Bass Boat? I have a 18.5 Aluminum (basically fish/sky style) which I tow regularly. Never had a problem or even come ...
It's quite simple actually. Your truck is a huge investment, at least it was for me. Why not give it the best possible care possible which includes a clean running ECM tune?
2016 Laramie CC 6'4", Delmonico Red, GDE Hot tune and Trans tune, External oil cooler, PPE Trans pan
If you bought it from. rAM dealer I’d work em hard for some preventative maintenance services free of charge. Oil changes for life, fuel filter changes for life, transfer case fluid changes for life, etc. make a list and a demand or buy it back at full value then go buy a 2017 or newer to avoid the FCA recall and ass GDE. Best of luck to you.
2017 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn, GDE (w/engine braking), Diamondback bed cover & Cross Bin 8 tool tray, HID low beams (55 watt, 6K), LED high beams (both by GTR Lighting), OEM nerf bars, Geno’s billet locking fuel & DEF caps, Thule rooftop rack tracks with Yakima 60” Aero Jetstream crossbars & Thule Hullavator, Yakima MegaWarrior,Garmin dashcam, Escort radar detector, AVS hood shield & window deflectors, Dee Zee heavyweight bed mat, Dee Zee tailgate assist, & Carven Ceramic Black 5” exhaust tips.
FCA rushed it. There is a series of problems they won't publicly talk about with random failures. They are just holding out until all the warranties expire. It's happened before. Ford 3-valve. Chevy blown heads. Others.
With this many problems consistently affect this one owner they owe him a refund of some reasonable level or actually fix the truck. Durability is assumed with something as expensive as a entry level house.
2014 RAM Ecodiesel Bighorn
2014 Dodge Durango V6 3.6L
OP - I read your post twice to make sure I didnt miss something. I'm sorry but I just don't think three mechanical events over 52K miles is necessarily considered "incredibly unreliable". If it were me, the only thing I be altogether angry about is the time it takes your dealer to complete the repairs, which is likely a combo of waiting for parts and taking their time. I assume they provided a suitable loaner vehicle during the breakdowns, so that you could still tow your boat, etc, If not, I'd complain about that. But otherwise, it sounds like your dealer is pretty good, especially in comparison to some other stories floating around the forum.
You note you had your first regen, which burned a hole in your intake. First, that was absolutely NOT your first regen so I'm betting thats not the case...but I'd be very curious how long after engine replacement did that failure happen, and also how long after that particular repair did they do the AEM? I'd bet the failed EGR and that intake melting are related, possibly the same problem, but perhaps misdiagnosed the first time. If I'm right, (which is certainly unlikely!) that really means just two failures. Lastly, you can't count the AEM effect on performance as a reliability issue. (Well, at least not yet)
Obviously our perspectives are different, but I just don't classify your truck as "incredibly unreliable".
If you ever get so disgusted with your Laramie, please let me know...I'd be interested!
Pretty much if your not open to tuning you should have bought a gas.