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View Poll Results: only for the HEMI engines please
2013 no smell 38 27.54%
2013 have the smell 10 7.25%
2014 no smell 63 45.65%
2014 have the smell 28 20.29%
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:37 AM
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What I find puzzling about this whole bad smell issue is that if the cause of the offensive odor is, in fact, the coolant and/or the hoses as most seem to speculate, it stands to reason that all of the trucks would stink, not just some or a few of them. Yet, apparently they all don't but some do. This being the case, the only rational explanation would seem to be that Dodge puts different coolant and/or hoses in different trucks-as irrational as this sounds.

Of course, there is always this unhappy possibility to consider: Maybe they all will start to stink after a certain amount of time and/or mileage has accumulated...
It would be interesting to know if the tow package has anything different. I don't know about others, but I have a tow package, with HD Radiator and Transmission cooler... 500 miles no smell yet 2014. (Well had another smell that was like hot rubber when running the heat, but I think that is slowly going away)
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Okay, I just rolled 17,000 miles in my 2013 and noticed it. It has just gotten chilly here in FL and can't help if that has something to do with it. I took the engine cover off and looked for loose vacuum hoses and everything. I found nothing. This is a coolant / coolant line issue?
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Well I'm officially the first regular cab owner to get the smell. It happened yesterday after I passed gas with the windows up…
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Only when I let one rip in the truck does it smell
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Only when I let one rip in the truck does it smell
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14 Longhorn started with the smell around 2500 miles. When driving no smell, when I stop in traffic or park it, it smells like dead animal. Just took it to the dealer and they said when they took off the radiator cap, the stench filled the shop!
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No smell after the first 250 miles in my Express.
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Same here, 400 miles, I only have the new truck break in smell from the stuff under the hood burning off oils and such. Not propane/dead animal funk yet.
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Never came across the funk. well maybe after a few sliders
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I have the smell, been noticing my garage stinking like hell every night after driving in and closing the door. Thankfully, we don't notice it much in the cab while driving, but it is stinking the crap out of my garage. Saw on one of these threads someone said when they poped the radiator cap is was really rank, so we went out at lunch and popped the cap, REALLY rank. By the way, I am at about 2500 miles, noticed the smell in the garage first at about 1200 or so.

A few questions:

Are others smelling it alot while driving the vehicle?

Are dealers admitting to knowing of the issues and fixing it for free?

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