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Old 09-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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I recently purchased a RAM for my personal use. My company has ~50 of them, varying years and trim levels. After about 2 weeks and 2000 miles, I have the burning rubber/coolant smell like others. Called my dealer in Greensburg Pa and they never heard of it. I have not heard of this with all my company trucks, and I assume an employee would say something.

Anyhow, stopped by the dealer. Service manager got a face full of the smell and started snorting, and coughing. Scheduled to go in this week, but not sure what their plan is. I called and asked for the plan before I leave it with them. Will let you know if I hear anything. For those of you whose service manager says Dodge is aware of this, can you tell me the dealership name so my service manager can call them?
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BS on what? This is not BS...I don't have a reason to make this up. So, has anyone else heard of an issue like this?
Yes, I have the same issue !
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:12 PM
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BS on what? This is not BS...I don't have a reason to make this up. So, has anyone else heard of an issue like this?
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hell i secomd that.... got the 13 sport no issues AND i changed my exhaust to magnaflow 18" .... i call real bull shiat !!!!

waite waite waite...... ill open my raidiator and check..
This is not BS !! I have it too
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:09 PM
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Took mine to the dealer. They kept it for the day. They told me they found a coolant path to the catalytic converter from a leaking plug (??) and fixed it. The smell has subsided, but not completely gone. I assume there could be some residual smell as the coolant burns off. I will keep you all posted.

The dealer was able to find some records of this issue and told me it is a 'known' issue with no fix. They originally planned on simply taking pictures and documenting the problem when it went in, but then they found they mystery drip.
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I just caught up with the reading of this thread ....

I am now wondering if those that had the odor & had the hoses replaced, if as one of the members mentioned, his Service Writer told him not to drive his, because the odor coming through the vents could imbed itself into the upholstery
Then the upholstery would need to be either steam cleaned or replaced to get rid of the residual odor
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6's & 8's are affected.

Mine was manuf'd Feb 2013 in Warren, MI

OH snap... our RAMS are brothers.. mine was manufacured same month.. same location.

By the way.. I have 944 miles and a very offensive odor in my truck. I thought it was the new car smell but it has steadily gotten stronger and stronger. I cant stand the smell. I have been wondering what it was and this make total since! Going by my dealer soon.

Would love to have this odor gone and i hope i can get it fixed be for any residual effect take place.

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I just caught up with the reading of this thread ....

I am now wondering if those that had the odor & had the hoses replaced, if as one of the members mentioned, his Service Writer told him not to drive his, because the odor coming through the vents could imbed itself into the upholstery
Then the upholstery would need to be either steam cleaned or replaced to get rid of the residual odor
Mine doesn't have residual odor inside. Still smells like new truck. But when I come to a stop with the ac or vent on, it still draws in the smell.
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I've been driving mine a long time now with the smell while waiting for a replacement truck, and the odor hasn't stayed in the interior that I can tell, but I do leave the garage door open until the truck has cooled down. When enclosed in the garage while hot everything smells, inside and out.

The problem is that even after replacing the hoses, the engine compartment still radiates the smell when hot. I can smell it fifty feet away if the wind is right. Whether the plastics in the engine compartment picked up the smell, or if it is some other issue, I don't know.

It has occurred to me that perhaps it is something to do with the active grill shutters? I can't imagine how but the radiator area seems to reek the most and 2013 is the first year with the shutters.

A friend of mine with the same truck also has the odor. His however, has only a faint odor at the same mileage as mine had when the smell was intolerable.

I am curious to find out what the real cause is and hope that Chrysler will someday go beyond "it's a known issue" and give a full explanation. Not holding my breath though. (except when too close to my truck!)
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Mine still smells after the repair of the leak. Going back in next week for all new hoses. I will keep you posted.
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2013 1500. No smell. Have put 1400 miles on her as of today
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