P0299 turbo underboost

Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Eco Diesels' started by Dhubble, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. MyDR1500LLH4by4

    MyDR1500LLH4by4 Junior Member

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    Dhubble, Did you say when you get the error code P0299 that Dodge is able to clear the error code and your truck runs fine afterward or do you use it without the tubo working? My truck does not limp with white smoke or anything and I can drive it 55 mph with no issues other than turbo not working. What are you doing for a work around in the meantime until this recall gets off the ground?
     
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    Yes it sounds like your truck is driving as mine does. My truck has been at the dealership for 3 months and they still do not have a fix. They cleared the code but the p0299 code will come right back on a day or two later. They said it is unsafe for me to drive so they are paying for a rental car in the meantime.
     
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    I have the long horn larriet - it is an absolutely beautiful looking truck with the two tone cattle brown and black leather interior. So sad that emmissions have diabled this truck - it ran like a top for the 6 months I have owned it. I wish now I would have purchased the extened bumper to bumper warranty through Carvana when I purchased as it would have cost me $1800 and now if I am looking at over 3K in turbo repairs I could kick myself. I have too much in truck to dump it. I will never get money out of it or trade it even across board, and let's face it who in their right mind would even want to ever buy that year with all the emission issues. I may end up eating my shirt over this truck. OH WELL
     
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    Sorry bro but I know exactly how you feel. I've been dealing with FCA now for 3 months. They even offered me a buyback but I would be out 4,000 and i just told them i would pass and wait for the fix
     
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    Dhubble, Dodge foud the issue. It was not a bad Turbo after all like I was being told. The issue was a loose out hose for the Turbo and it was causing DTC to send error codes. After tighening dealer cleard the DTC and test drove it with no issues. It ended up costing me $150 to have fixed and TRUST ME THAT WAS way better than 3K in new Turbo install. So now I am going to hope and pray to God no emission codes generate moving forward. Have had the truck back for two days now so far so good knock on wood. I am hoping all is well. My only concern is the intake soot build up issue on these Eco Diesels cause gases do not get hot enouph to burn it off. It is a bad design flaw in these Itailian Eco Diesel motors. It will be a maintence headache moving forward. Dodge tried to keep intake lines hot with that heavy rubber isulation - that is not just for noise reduction only - but to help with the soot problem but it does not work properly. I am very concerned even though I have made it to 101K in miles, that this engine will not get me to 300K even with the best maintanence due to the fact they have emission flaws. I wish FCA would offer me a buy back as I am out the money anyway If I have to buy another truck. I am almost thinking of going back to gas to avoid all this emission problems these trucks are having. I do not tow anything and basically use a pick up to haul home improvement stuff. I love diesel but until America can figure out how to make a diesel to run with all this smog crap it is a gamble. USA is in its infancy with diesel compared to Europe, but then again Europe may be relaxed in the smog control arena and maybe that is why they have no issues over there.
     
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    I hope the best for you. When I took mine in the first time the said I needed a regin and a new air filter and it was fine after they flashed the computer. A week later it happened again. I really do hope yours is fixed. Please keep me informed. I would like to know how it works out for you. Best of luck bro.
     
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    Hey Dhubble - well I am not sure this is good news or bad news. I just traded my 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Eco in for a brand new 2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL-T gas model.


    Seeing I do not pull or haul heavy payload I decided to go back to a gas truck - because all I need a truck for is very light duty anyway.


    From what I have just been through with these emission error codes on the Eco Diesel I am too skeptical to hang onto this Dodge as the engine has some design flaws that I am not willing to gamble with. Mainly the intake soot build up issue from gases not getting hot enough to stay burned off and clean. [​IMG]:(


    I certainly do not need emission error codes disabling me to limp to dealer each month. It is very sad, because I absolutely LOVED my Ram, it was the top of the line Laramie Longhorn with the leather cattle tan/black interior. When I would spin my head around and look into the back seat, I always expected Tammy Wynette or Dolly Parton to be sitting there! I am so bummed as the interior and ride was awesome. The truck is beautiful inside and out for a 2014 with the mileage I have on it.


    The Honda loses from interior luxury standpoint compared to the Ram. However, I know the Honda will be a very dependable ride from a maintenance aspect. The Honda dealer gave me a decent trade in on the Ram as the KBB was 24K given my mileage of 101K and the dealer gave me 22K. So, I unloaded the truck. [​IMG]:(


    I was given some awesome warranties with a 5-year maintenance plan (just walk in free for 5 years on oil changes, filters and such), lifetime unlimited warranty nontransferable for the powertrain with a $100 deductible and a 72-mo. bumper to bumper plus a warranty to replace high end rims should they ever get damaged/scratched etc. They discounted the vehicle from $39,945 to $35,500 and I got a sweet interest rate of 4% so I cannot complain from the finance end of things.


    But still very sad over the whole ordeal! I just could not face the fact the Ram would be running me $$$ in repair bills moving forward with this flawed Eco Diesel. I see Ram is going to pull the Eco Diesel from manufacture next year - they want them off the market due to all the issues and litigation that is currently going on with FCA.
     
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