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Posted: 03/09/18 02:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Apparently my 2014 Ram Cummins with almost 100k miles on it must be a unicorn in the fact that it hasn't broke down on me yet because many people here(mostly non late model diesel owners) think that new 2010+ emission diesel trucks are just unreliable and will leave you in the shop more than on the road. Now I do agree that there were many issues when the emissions systems first came out as with anything new and some diesels with a CP4 pump did have issues.


So to all you 2010+ diesel truck owners, please post your year, engine, mileage, and how much time & and money spent on repairs (not maintenance) to the engine or emissions system along with what was done. I will start it off.


2014 Cummins
96k miles
$0 repairs
0 time on warrantable engine or emission system repairs
1 engine recall performed - replaced waterpump(which was still working fine)

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2016 Ram CTD, 20,000 miles and zero issues except for the pita oil filter ??

Small sample size, time will tell

Otherwise love the truck!


2016 6.7 CTD 2500 BIG HORN MEGA CAB
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2015 F250 6.7 PSD
18000 miles
replaced DEF injector(warranty)
1 new Michelin tire thread was chunking off(warranty)


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2015 F250 XLT PSD CC SB 4x4
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Posted: 03/09/18 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2016 RAM 2500 CTD
26K Miles, 70% towing
Leaky transmission cover fixed under warranty.
Both batteries replaced under warranty (even though it was my fault).
Couple or recalls pending: fuel pump and shifter.

Suspect most emissions problems are with trucks used as "grocery-getters".


2014 ORV Timber Ridge 240RKS,8500#,1250# tongue,44K miles
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2016 Ram 2500 4x4 RgCab CTD,2507# payload,10.8 mpgUS tow

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Posted: 03/09/18 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't seen too many claims that they are prone to problems.

Personally, the potential for high-cost out-of-warranty repairs is more risk that I want to assume. No doubt they are miles better than the pre-DEF diesels, but the exposure is there.


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2012 F350 6.7 PSD
Only 56,000 miles
$ spent other than routine maintenance = zero
Unless you want to consider replacing the 6 yr old batteries a problem.

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I had a 2013 Duramax that had so many issues GM bought it back and gave me a 2016.
On this 2016 I have 42,000 and only spent $30 on a plastic tailgate bushing. That's it and we recently got over 31 MPG on a 50 mile mpg check interval! Typically we get about 22mpg non towing and 12 towing.

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- 2015 Ram Cummins
- 38,000 miles
- $650 for water pump, belt and coolant replacement after on-road failure, but reimbursed later by FCA. Still out about $300 for related misc expenses - campground where I had to leave the camper while waiting for parts, rental car while waiting for parts and fuel to and from site of breakdown (about 3 hours from home). I'm also still waiting on the water pump recall because no replacements are available yet, it will be free but will require a dealer trip.
- I had a recall on the SCR, also free but it required an overnight trip to the dealer.

The water pump failure ticked me off mightily but I do think I was pretty unlucky to have the issue and it was made worse by the timing of when it happened. Overall I'm very happy with the truck. I anticipate keeping it many years and replacing it with another diesel truck when the time comes.


2015 Cummins Ram 4wd CC/SB


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2012 2500 CTD 51,000 abused daily driver. I'm retired and I'm breaking all the rules as it's literally my grocery getter when not towing. My tow season is late April till Nov 1st. The rest of the time ts running errands in town.
My only emission repair has been to clean my EGR valve. Bought the gaskets and some Simple Green. Can't remember how much all of it was. Took me about 2 hours remove, clean and reinstall. It soaked for several hours though.
Thats it. FWIW it's got no rattles or squeaks. Runs and drives like new.
Now that I bragged about all that whats going to break? LOL.

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about 25,000 miles on my 2016 F350....temp sensor in exhaust went bad--warranty....nothing else but maintenance


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