Originally Posted by mbaessler
Thanks for the input. Do you happen to know what the "set of issues" are that made FCA change to the Rotella. When I called them the folks on the phone at customer care say, they been instructed by marketing not to say anything about it. Weird. What are they hiding. I know the RAM site for ecodiesels have reported quite a few engine failures.
Keep in mind that there are many more success-stories than failures. Driven hard but treated right, and not "put up wet", these things serve their owners well. Unfortunately, the rate of failure is still uncomfortably high.
I cannot elaborate on anything, specifically, but there is enough information out there that you can piece it together pretty well. The most telling bit was the RTT directing among other things, that all built unsold 2016 EDs have the engine oil replaced with the T6. Given what this oil buys from a lubrication performance perspective, it's not hard to narrow in on potential areas of concern.
To think FCA is hiding things may be a bit of paranoia. I suspect the marketing side simply doesn't know what it's all about and understandably doesn't want the direct line with customers giving out bad information.
This isn't over. How they plan to handle previous MY vehicles still in warranty remains a mystery. The unannounced updated owners manual supplement leads me to believe that some kind of satisfaction program is in the works.
I really hope things get worked out. With FORD nipping away at their heals, It would be a shame for them to walk away from the VM diesel offerings. Particularly now, since reading that the 3.0L is also planned for the next gen Wrangler. Jeep engineers are true enthusiasts and would probably rather die than not see a diesel Wrangler built. (especially a diesel Wrangler pickup)
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