eco mode stopped ?

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'Alex, I'm gonna take a wild shot in the dark here brother as I know nothing about the electronics in these new vehicles. However, on another forum there have been strange happenings that were cured by simply unhooking the positive battery cable for around 10-20 minutes. Kind of a reset situation I guess. It's simple enough to try. Good luck, I wish I had a better answer.'



You should not unhook the positive battery cable, unless the negative is unhooked first. ALWAYS unhook the negative first. It's safer, and accomplishes the same thing.
 

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I don't like to use the tow haul on highway trips as there seems to be a rough downshift from 6 to 5.
6th gear is 1:1 (7 & 8 are overdrive gears) the downshift to 5th is 1.284:1 that's what your probably feeling, although you must be slowing down considerably for a 6 to 5 downshift(somewhere under 35-40 mph).

As for your ECO light, it may be due to the AC running. The ECO light is determined by engine load.
 

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The only other thing I can think of is did you mess around with the radio in the truck. When I got my 2018 my ECO light never came on either. Thought it was strange so I investigated. Somewhere in one of the display menus I think was a box to display ECO mode. I selected it and ECO began to display on the dash
 

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6th gear is 1:1 (7 & 8 are overdrive gears) the downshift to 5th is 1.284:1 that's what your probably feeling, although you must be slowing down considerably for a 6 to 5 downshift(somewhere under 35-40 mph).

As for your ECO light, it may be due to the AC running. The ECO light is determined by engine load.
He might only have the 6 speed in a tradesman. It was an option in 2016, not sure on the 2017's as I don't have that brochure.
 

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On a tradesman can the eco light be turned off like on the other models?
 

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The only other thing I can think of is did you mess around with the radio in the truck. When I got my 2018 my ECO light never came on either. Thought it was strange so I investigated. Somewhere in one of the display menus I think was a box to display ECO mode. I selected it and ECO began to display on the dash
YES, in EVIC, even on 5th Gen, there is an option to turn on. Default: is off.
 

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He might only have the 6 speed in a tradesman. It was an option in 2016, not sure on the 2017's as I don't have that brochure.
It doesn't appear to be an option for the 2017 model year stateside, but just noticed he's from Canada. I believe the 6spd was available for them up until the Classic models were launched
 
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Hey thanks everyone for the input. My 2017 has a six speed i suspect its because it was a late production 2016 sold in 17. I didn't realize this when i bought it and am not sure whether thats good or bad? Either case its mine now :) I haven't intentionally turned off the eco mode light in the cluster display but I might of done it by accident and will def check it out. light goes out whether or not i'm using air con. Thanks again for the time and input its much appreciated. If i ever get it figured out i'll update :)
 

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Fwiw, mine will show the eco light and run MDS while tow haul is on. 2018
My 2014 did the same thing.

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