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Long M'Fing rant...My Ram Saga continues and I hate it....Really was a lifetime Ram person.

I've owned the following RAM vehicles in my family/lifetime = 72' Ram 95' Ram Gas, 03' Diesel '14 6.4 Hemi < The F'ing worst of them. I love that truck too which is hard for me. Ram/Dodge fan through and through and dealing with this...seriously?! no help from the higher ups....#$%#$%#

Here's a change for ya'll on our current events. For those that have seen my previous posts on my '14 Ram 6.4 3/4 ton long bed....here's another F****** good one....just got back from deer scouting...computer says low pressure on all tires...nope all full....drive from Ukiah area to Eugene...light comes on "oh you have no fuel pull over now....Well I just filled my tank!!!!

Take it to a certain coastal dealership...oh your fuel pump is going out and your brake sensor is bad and we won't get one for 3 plus months again....WOW. the words that would have have came out of my mouth stuck in the middle of nowhere....after going through a new trans, new torque converter, EGR cooler, new wheel sensor...F them. Guess what the fuel pump is on back order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes me look reallll hard at a go' dam' Tundra. Warranty for rental covers 1 week...they say 4 months! Thank god I spent 3K on a lifetime warranty....expires in 2097 F'U RAM. They have covered over $10K in parts/labor so far. F! Beyond it.

Thank god I made it out of Ukiah/Desolation...that 72' Dodge would been just fine. They literally had my truck 5 months to get it fixed some 5 months ago!!!!! it has less than 80K miles! I'm done. Thank god for extended coverage...Anyways....Sorry... :/ So F'ing flustered. SORRY! Stuck in a rock and a hard place...
 

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Sorry Ya'll....The real S**** part is nobody cares on the corporate side...just got back my check for the rental they said they would cover some 6 months ago. Very Frustrated. :/

Anyways....I Digress....
 

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Also add my '15 Ram 1500 to that list....Only problem with that is ball joint failure at 30K miles and head studs.......75K miles as well.
 

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Sorry Ya'll....The real S**** part is nobody cares on the corporate side...just got back my check for the rental they said they would cover some 6 months ago. Very Frustrated. :/

Anyways....I Digress....

I would look into lemon laws. Even though it is not a consistent thing it could still qualify due to constant problems.


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I would look into lemon laws. Even though it is not a consistent thing it could still qualify due to constant problems.


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I believe it is too late for lemon laws....Oregon is 2 years for brand new. This is a 2014 with less than 80K...I guess don't buy the first version.

Thanks for your reply. Appreciate it....The saga continues.
 

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I believe it is too late for lemon laws....Oregon is 2 years for brand new. This is a 2014 with less than 80K...I guess don't buy the first version.

Thanks for your reply. Appreciate it....The saga continues.

I think the two years only apply’s in instances where it’s a single on going issues. I think several return trips with lost of down time could still fall in the realm of federal consumer protections as you are not getting what you payed for.

We had an issue at the dealer I worked at where we took in a 4 or 5 year car that got lemoned.


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Sorry to hear that. My 95 diesel is the most reliable vehicle I've owned. Ugly as hell but every time I think about a new one I remind myself my Uncle had a 12 diesel that was nothing but problems, that and the sticker price.
Too late for a lemon law claim?
 

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Totally get your frustration.
But the parts taking so long to get is not specific to ram.
I’m a gm tech. Most things we don’t stock are same way. Trickle effect from corona.
Parts wearhouse don’t have as much stock. Having to source parts from other dealers around the country. Parts on back order. It’s a big cluster.
Things we had to order before we could get in a timely fashion for the most part and be overnighted if needed. That’s not the case currently though.


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Took a deep breathe...my apologies....was a lot to consume and think through....ugh.

Will look into the Lemon Law for sure.....Thank you.
 

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Totally get your frustration.
But the parts taking so long to get is not specific to ram.
I’m a gm tech. Most things we don’t stock are same way. Trickle effect from corona.
Parts wearhouse don’t have as much stock. Having to source parts from other dealers around the country. Parts on back order. It’s a big cluster.
Things we had to order before we could get in a timely fashion for the most part and be overnighted if needed. That’s not the case currently though.


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Thank you I agree and appreciate your feedback....I get it working for DSU peterbilt for some time....it happens...but the breakdowns...Yeah. Thank you.
 

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When you take it to the dealers, it would be real unfortunate if your foot slipped off the brake. Then in a panic you accidentally hit the gas and drove right through the glass on to the showroom floor. That would be terrible. But accidents happen all the time.

Car troubles suck.
 

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I believe it is too late for lemon laws....Oregon is 2 years for brand new. This is a 2014 with less than 80K...I guess don't buy the first version.

Thanks for your reply. Appreciate it....The saga continues.
With RAM don't you have to speak Italian to get service? And you're right about the first model - got stung on a new Olds Quad 4. Couldn't keep a head gasket in them. It might be time to get shed of that truck. Eat the loss and be rewarded with peace of mind. Good luck!
 

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With RAM don't you have to speak Italian to get service? And you're right about the first model - got stung on a new Olds Quad 4. Couldn't keep a head gasket in them. It might be time to get shed of that truck. Eat the loss and be rewarded with peace of mind. Good luck!
Ha...my feathers are ruffled for sure...never had a prob with our old 90's quad...blue with the gray/metallic underside.

Thinking about keeping her as a farm truck and moving forward...or...swap out completely...Don't want her leaving me stranded far from somewhere I am not able to walk out of...All PEACE OF MIND...at the end of days...

Gosh am I flustered....Always something...
 

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My 18 Ram with the little Pentastar Six is a great ride, although every time we have a particularly cool night, my tire pressure gauge goes wonky.
 

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This kind of thing can happen with any vehicle. I've got two stories. My neighbor bought a brand new Ford power stroke and he started having problems with it at a couple of thousand miles--one thing after another. One day, when he took it in, the dealer told him to go pick out another truck and he'd get the paperwork ready. He did.

The brother of one of my friends also bought a new power stroke that was nothing but trouble. The 3rd time he blew a head gasket (under warranty) and had the truck towed in, he walked into the office (he'd bought a couple of vehicles there before) and told the manager he was going to go out and find another truck on the lot, and when he found it he expected to get the amount he still owed on the 'bad' truck as trade-in. Surprisingly, the dealer went for it and he left with a new gasser.
 

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when i first bought a toyota the salesmen said oh you want to look under the hood, i said yes, he said it would be the last time you did. 7 toyotas later and maybe close to a million miles and still havent opened the hood on any except to disconnect the battery if going away for a time. not one nickel in repairs.
ive had all kinds of makes but never a dodge and for good reasons. they break and when they break its the expensive stuff that breaks.
 

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7 toyotas later and maybe close to a million miles and still havent opened the hood on any except to disconnect the battery if going away for a time.
Not a surprise that you aren’t your car’s mechanic. Most people never look under their truck/car’s hood. Also, typical Toyota owner who also doesn’t know how to use capitalization. Sorry, that’s supposed to be a joke. No offense intended, but I just found it hilarious. ;)

I have friends who like Toyotas. They have no standards. ;) Sorry, another joke.:flowered:

Seriously though, this is not a good thread for Ram.
 

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Not a surprise that you aren’t your car’s mechanic. Most people never look under their truck/car’s hood. Also, typical Toyota owner who also doesn’t know how to use capitalization. Sorry, that’s supposed to be a joke. No offense intended, but I just found it hilarious. ;)

I have friends who like Toyotas. They have no standards. ;) Sorry, another joke.:flowered:

Seriously though, this is not a good thread for Ram.
The problem with Toyota is that they simply do not have the towing capacity. No matter how you look at it, they are a light duty truck and cannot handle a gooseneck with 7 tons of hay. That is why people own Dodge, Ford and Chevy diesels, despite the faults that each brand has. I limit my loads to 5 tons because I don't want to spring for farm plates, but the caveat still applies.
 

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Pinhead give a reasonable perspective. Towing right up to a vehicles rated capacity isn't pleasant and probably not safe and certainly not courteous to other drivers. Don't want to be "that guy" with a line of traffic behind you because you can't keep up with the prevailing speed.
 
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