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I would have sold it the day you decided to consider joining this forum using the handle "Ecotrash"... obviously you experience has not been good so..

Did you have the truck in towing mode with the overdrive locked out?
 

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You can say it's bad business practice, but it's not dishonest. It's a written policy. FCA also doesn't warranty a vehicle purchased in the United States and taken to Canada unless the customer gets approval from Chrysler Canada.

I'm not sure what legal policies and procedures are required for dealers regarding disclosures. Even so, the customer has a responsibility to research what they are buying, what is warrantied, and other details.
This is done with all sorts of things actually... even large xerox equipment if the serial number is registered to the opposite country good luck getting any support.
 

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When looking at possibly trading in my busted 1500 for a 2500, one truck on the lot had a better than average price and a manual(!) transmission. I looked into it, and only discovered that it was manufactured in Canada when I ran the VIN for towing capacity. I doubt the dealership would have mentioned it.
where its manufactured doesnt matter, its what market (country) its originally sold in new. My last Ram was made in mexico but was built for the US market so...
 

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It makes no sense why FCA finds the HPFP dangerous but doesn't see an issue with the spun bearings, especially knowing the HPFP has an estimated 1% failure rate, and the spun bearing issue has an estimated 15% failure rate. :unsure:
I completely agree but why the change of heart on the bearing failures? Seems a few months ago you were implying these failures were also rare and mostly in the past. when I implied I believed they were higher than 10% I seem to recall you not feeling the same way.

It seems to me its a mix here of opinions every time yet another failure is piles on, some folks are desperately trying to cling to the idea that thier maintenance choices make these failure within thier control and are quick to criticize those who had more often been more or less unlucky.
 

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Just a guess, but maybe FCA can hold Bosch financially responsible for the HPFP.
That or at least bring bad press to the EPA by bringing to light the issue being from its fuel requirements... who knows... maybe it will lead to some sort of backroom compromise in relationship to the other EPA lawsuits against FCA..
 

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Most of us (including GDE) feel comfortable with the idea that assembly and part tolerances is the issue with spun bearings. Generally speaking, 2nd gen EcoDiesel owners have an 85% chance of getting a good engine.
My apologies I got another response mixed up with yours from a while back.. I wholeheartly believe there is a common flaw with these older generation ecodiesels and Ram has been avoiding the financial implications of stepping up and owning up to the fact that they are a ticking time bomb for many.


Your guess could be a good one, but if it's a design flaw why do over 90% of the engines not fail?
 
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