I recently purchased a 2010 diesel Crew Cab and after reading this and other forums I am wondering if I made a mistake. It seems that there are a lot of problems; steering, brake controllers, transmissions, DPF(whatever that is), regen
, terrible fuel mileage, service lights. I know that some new vehicles have problems but it seems that these trucks have more than their fare share. Did I make a mistake or is the truck good and dependable? This is the first diesel and Dodge that I have owned and I am now getting worried.
You'll be fine. Last three trucks I owned were all D/A's combo's and after spending some time on this forum, after purchasing sig. truck, I felt the same way, at first, as you do now. Having owned the truck for about three months now and towing sig. 5er more than several times in the mountains, I love this truck and am feeling pretty good about it. Only time it's been back to the dealership since I purchased it was to show off all the accessories I've added to it, (tinted windows, mudflaps, chrome gas cap, window visors, bug deflector, sunroof front wind deflector..etc....haven't had the first problem with it.
DPF stands for "diesel particulate filter"...when a certain amount of "soot" and other unburned diesel "particulates" has built up in the DPF, you go through a regeneration, exhaust temps get really hot burning up these particulates to clear out the filter....mpg at this point REALLY suffers at this point, BUT the DPF has been around since 07' and are also on Ford and Chevy/GM diesels...EPA emissions crap.
MPG "could" be better, but comparing this dually to my 07.5 D/A Dually, it's close to the same mpg and I've only got about 2700 miles on the truck.
Again, give it some time with the truck like I did...I was feeling the same way you were after reading a lot of post on here, but there are also a lot of positive post...The Ram is great looking inside and out and the CTD is one heck of a diesel...this truck is a towing beast.....
I love this truck :thumbsup: