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"Dead Pedal" solved?
I'm not an avid poster but I believe I may have helpful information for others. If this has already been addressed, my apologies.
I have a 2014 CCSB 2500 (68) and I have experienced the "dead pedal" issue since I purchased the truck 8 months ago. So, I have now put over 10,000 miles on the truck and had it at two different dealerships a total of five times for my dead pedal complaint among others. One dealership basically laughed me out and claimed "without a CEL, we can't do anything." The second dealership would listen to the problem but, they were unable to duplicate.
The "dead pedal" is a huge deal and has almost killed me more than once. I have had more middle fingers and honking horns than my 90 year old grandma due to this problem. I have seriously contemplated selling the truck and trying a different brand because of this one problem. I have owned four diesel Rams throughout the years and I love the Cummins. I'm not brand bashing, just trying to convey the severity of the situation.
Onto the fix (maybe?). I was sitting in the truck, waiting on the wife, truck running in park, after almost getting T-boned (due to the dead pedal), fuming pissed off, and I started playing with the buttons on the steering wheel clicking through the EVIC. I don't like ABS, I don't like traction control, I don't need a car that parallel parks itself, etc... I HATE all of that bs. I noticed Hill Start Assist was "checked" on the EVIC under Settings. Did I mention I hate computers trying to do the driving for me? I UNCHECKED (de-selected) that function.
That was about 500 miles ago. Haven't had the "dead pedal" once! Hopefully this is not a fluke. I would have had the issue at least five times by now. Now, nada.
Thought it was worth posting. Hope this helps others and hopefully I don't look like a dip$hit if it occurs tomorrow.