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I had a 2016 eco-diesel, which I loved until it blew up. I do 95% highway driving and I had passed another car on a 2 lane highway when the engine quit. No smoke, no oil on the road. On board computer showed "put in P and start"! coasted to side of road, no check engine, no low oil pressure, no notifications at all. Started it and no noises or notifications, drove it home, then it showed "oil pressure low". Took it to dealer, told them everything, they put it on the work order and next morning they took it for a test drive and called me to say that a rod went through the block on the test drive. Neither Chrysler nor the dealer want to take any responsibility. To have a new long block installed $15,844. +. Chrysler "Don't" care center asked for authorization to do "External channel diagnosis" which I did but I can't get a copy of the report. Chrysler says it is because of Privacy Issues! WTF?
 

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I have a 2014 that has 128k km on it. I am pretty sure hat it has blown today. No oil pressure and loud engine knock. Not a happy person right now.
 

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I had a 2016 eco-diesel, which I loved until it blew up. I do 95% highway driving and I had passed another car on a 2 lane highway when the engine quit. No smoke, no oil on the road. On board computer showed "put in P and start"! coasted to side of road, no check engine, no low oil pressure, no notifications at all. Started it and no noises or notifications, drove it home, then it showed "oil pressure low". Took it to dealer, told them everything, they put it on the work order and next morning they took it for a test drive and called me to say that a rod went through the block on the test drive. Neither Chrysler nor the dealer want to take any responsibility. To have a new long block installed $15,844. +. Chrysler "Don't" care center asked for authorization to do "External channel diagnosis" which I did but I can't get a copy of the report. Chrysler says it is because of Privacy Issues! WTF?
I have a 2014 that has 128k km on it. I am pretty sure hat it has blown today. No oil pressure and loud engine knock. Not a happy person right now.
Sorry to hear about the bad luck.. Would you guys share what oil you ran , and how often it was changed ?
 

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I have a 2014 that has 128k km on it. I am pretty sure hat it has blown today. No oil pressure and loud engine knock. Not a happy person right now.
Ouch...

Many think that once you get higher mileage on the vehicle you are past the danger zone. Unfortunately, you are not alone in losing one with higher KM's on it
 

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Ouch...

Many think that once you get higher mileage on the vehicle you are past the danger zone. Unfortunately, you are not alone in losing one with higher KM's on it
That is exactly why I decided to keep it as I approached the 100k km mark. Always trust your gut I guess. It didn’t even last 4 full years!!! Still waiting to hear from the dealer. It went in this morning.


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You get really screwed over at Canadian dealers for parts cost and labour. Our USA forum members likely don't believe that long block cost but I do. Sorry to hear about the bad luck.

When that engine isn't to full temperature it is contaminating the oil. I think they fail more in Canada for that reason. More reliable motor for warmer climates. 95% highway shouldn't have done that so early. Were you running the winter front?
 

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ok then.... Guessing it was the wrong stuff. Good to know.
No, not at all. You know what they say about assumptions don’t you?

I have been away camping for 15 days. No cell service up north.

I have had my dealer do the scheduled maintenance on my truck with two oil changes as exceptions. They were done at Mr. Lube using Mobil Delvac 5w40 and a p1014 filter


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My engine just failed at 96,000 km (suspect lower end). Dealer wants to see the service records (I did all services myself using OEM parts and recommended fluids) before saying anything about replacement. I changed the EGR cooler at around 80,000 km; no coolant in the oil.

My truck lived a charmed life. It is hard to believe it failed.
 

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mind you i highly recommend you block the EGR as soon as you drive off the lot. you can tune and block the egr electronically. the dealer has a very tough time finding the tune. I tuned at 86,000 km. much cleaner oil and intake seems to be much cleaner. ( I also have a catch can that catches 2oz of oil every 5,000 km or so )
What kind of tune are you running ? Catch can? What's that?
 

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Well ...typing this as I think I just joined the blown engine Eco club. Was driving this evening and went to pass another car, lost power and the dash lit up like an xman’s tree. Codes like pull over and place in P. Drifted over and tried to restart.....starter just turned but nothing else. Called for a tow and it’s sitting at a dealer.

It’s a 2015 with 199k aims - fully dealer serviced since day 1 but of course now out of warranty. :(

I will have to wait till Monday to speak to the dealer - hoping for the best but my gut says new engine. I still own about 15K on this truck....got it for the zero interest back in 2015.

Been a good truck till today!!
 

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Well ...typing this as I think I just joined the blown engine Eco club. Was driving this evening and went to pass another car, lost power and the dash lit up like an xman’s tree. Codes like pull over and place in P. Drifted over and tried to restart.....starter just turned but nothing else. Called for a tow and it’s sitting at a dealer.

It’s a 2015 with 199k aims - fully dealer serviced since day 1 but of course now out of warranty. :(

I will have to wait till Monday to speak to the dealer - hoping for the best but my gut says new engine. I still own about 15K on this truck....got it for the zero interest back in 2015.

Been a good truck till today!!
Did this not end up being the reluctor wheel or crank sensor failing?
 

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I have a 2014 Ram 1500 ecodiesel. Loved the truck until the engine completely blew with 36,500 KM on it. I was driving about 120km/hr down the highway when a loud knocking started. The engine completely died and a low pressure oil light came on before I could stop. I looked back and there was about 150 meter oil streak on the highway. Chrysler has not been totally forthcoming with me as to the cause of the failure. They have only told me that there was a baseball size hole through the engine block where a rod had punched through. No idea on timeline for getting it fixed either.

I am no mechanic or engineer but it seems like there are a fair amount of people talking about engine failures that have occurred on all model years, which makes me think the problem has not been rectified. I am somewhat fortunate I guess as this is covered by warranty, but I'm guessing this will be a costly fix to those when/if the engine fails outside of warranty. If Chrysler does know the exact reason for the failure they should be issuing a recall and fixing these vehicles, which they have not done.

I am filing a claim with Transport Canada in regards to a defective vehicle.

If anyone else has experience and engine failure in Canada please let me know the year and kilometres of your vehicle as Transport Canada needs to see some kind of trend before they will look into the issue.

Thanks
Hey there I've had extremely similar situation right now with my 2018 dodge ram it was in the dealer 4 times for etc throttle control and def system changes as well as electronics overhaul, long story short ended up hearing a loud knock and blowing my engine at 88k would love to hear back any tips on how your story went thanks sincerely Phil
 

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Hey,

I have a 2014 Ram 1500 ecodiesel. Loved the truck until the engine completely blew with 36,500 KM on it. I was driving about 120km/hr down the highway when a loud knocking started. The engine completely died and a low pressure oil light came on before I could stop. I looked back and there was about 150 meter oil streak on the highway. Chrysler has not been totally forthcoming with me as to the cause of the failure. They have only told me that there was a baseball size hole through the engine block where a rod had punched through. No idea on timeline for getting it fixed either.

I am no mechanic or engineer but it seems like there are a fair amount of people talking about engine failures that have occurred on all model years, which makes me think the problem has not been rectified. I am somewhat fortunate I guess as this is covered by warranty, but I'm guessing this will be a costly fix to those when/if the engine fails outside of warranty. If Chrysler does know the exact reason for the failure they should be issuing a recall and fixing these vehicles, which they have not done.

I am filing a claim with Transport Canada in regards to a defective vehicle.

If anyone else has experience and engine failure in Canada please let me know the year and kilometres of your vehicle as Transport Canada needs to see some kind of trend before they will look into the issue.

Thanks
Hey there I've had extremely similar situation right now with my 2018 dodge ram it was in the dealer 4 times for etc throttle control and def system changes as well as electronics overhaul, long story short ended up hearing a loud knock and blowing my engine at 88k would love to hear back any tips on how your story went thanks sincerely Phil
 

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Hi Guys, new here. My 2014 EcoDiesel just had an engine failure at 150,000 kms. Had just received it back from service on yet ANOTHER glowplug replacement and within 24hrs, low oil pressure light comes on. Luckily the dealer was about 3 blocks away so I got it into the parking lot, shut it down, left a note detailing things with the keys in the dropbox. They call the next day to report that while taking the truck into the shop the engine completely seized. They say I could probably get a used engine installed with a one year warranty for $7000... Now what to do....

Seems weird that within 24hrs of service the engine is destroyed. They also recently did the crankshaft -- maybe a week earlier. Of course, the thing is about 6 months out of warranty, so FCA says there is nothing they can do. So disappointed when I was under the impression that when taken care of, the thing should exceed 500,000 kms...
 

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"They also recently did the crankshaft -- maybe a week earlier."
I hope you've got your facts mixed up! Maybe you mean the crankshaft sensor.....
 

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I mean sorry about your luck, but how often does it need to be said that driving a vehicle after the "idiot" light comes on is not a good idea???
 
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