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Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

Well what did the dealership and Chrysler do?
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Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

Looks to me, nothing. I am sure the dealer is going to hold the unicorn hostage until the OP pays for whatever charges already incurred. Short of legal action or goodwill from Chrysler, I think the OP has a steep hill to climb. Maybe he can show to whatever state agency in charge of gas stations that this particular gas station is selling contaminated diesel fuel?
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My wife has just about talked me out of a diesel, and this thread just might be the straw that breaks that camel's back.
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My wife has just about talked me out of a diesel, and this thread just might be the straw that breaks that camel's back.
I think your wife is a smart lady! The Grand Cherokees have had some problems with the trannies, the hvac, and the uConnect system. The diesel, IMHO, just opens you up to a few more. I'm not sure the benefits outway the possible downside.

Besides, if you go with the diesel and have any diesel related problems, "I told you so" will be a tattoo on your forehead.
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I have a feeling that this is not going to have a happy ending.
too easy for the dealer to say the fuel is contaminated and foot the customer with a huge bill.
If you can get to the vehicle, get a half pint or so of the fuel drained from the tank.
Get it independently verified before you take the dealership's word for it.

If it confirms bad fuel, well, good luck unless you can prove where you got it or possibly your insurance company might cover it under 'sheer bad luck'.

If the analysis comes back as fuel designed for your engine, I'd contact Jeep help first, on the way to a lawyer that you might not want to initially tell Jeep about.
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This is what I was going to say (although not as well put as you did it) as I had put a lot of researching in the Jetta Wagon TDI for the GF - $10k bill if you get contaminated fuel and/or accidentally put gas in the vehicle. Part of the problem seems to be the diesel state side just isn't as good as across the pond.

I think everyone else has covered the advice:
- Get your own analysis of the fuel
- Try to figure out what station you got it from
- As need dictates, talk to lawyer
Probably worth filing a report with NHTSA using description such as driving down the road and engine cuts out suddenly...
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I think your wife is a smart lady! The Grand Cherokees have had some problems with the trannies, the hvac, and the uConnect system. The diesel, IMHO, just opens you up to a few more. I'm not sure the benefits outway the possible downside.

Besides, if you go with the diesel and have any diesel related problems, "I told you so" will be a tattoo on your forehead.
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But dang, the tranny problems on the V6 sound pretty nightmarish. I dunno ...
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My wife has just about talked me out of a diesel, and this thread just might be the straw that breaks that camel's back.
Put the diesel fuel in the gas engine and it too won't be a happy ending.
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Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

But that's not what happened here, is it? This is apparently a relatively simple matter of getting a bad tank of diesel from a diesel pump. When I google "contaminated diesel fuel" I find all sorts of hair-raising tales.

(In 1971 or so I had a '66 Corvette into which a previous owner had dropped a '70 Chevelle LS6 454. One time I ran it out of gas and and dumped in the contents of the gas can I found in the garage — which turned out to be kerosene. Yikes, that didn't go well at all.)
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But dang, the tranny problems on the V6 sound pretty nightmarish. I dunno ...
Rough shifting covered under warranty, nightmarish

Thousands in repairs not covered ... That's nightmarish!

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My diesel has been problem free. Forums always attract people having troubles, so read everything here with the right perspective.
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But that's not what happened here, is it? This is apparently a relatively simple matter of getting a bad tank of diesel from a diesel pump. When I google "contaminated diesel fuel" I find all sorts of hair-raising tales.

(In 1971 or so I had a '66 Corvette into which a previous owner had dropped a '70 Chevelle LS6 454. One time I ran it out of gas and and dumped in the contents of the gas can I found in the garage which turned out to be kerosene. Yikes, that didn't go well at all.)
Hard to say what happened here. The OP stated it may have been E85 or B85, but apparently the pump he used stated it was diesel fuel. I have a feeling it may have been Bio Diesel (B85), but I'm only guessing.

I have had diesel engines for many years and never had any fuel related issues.
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