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Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) Problems of Dodge Ram 2500



Dodge Ram 2500 owners have reported 14 problems related to gas recirculation valve (egr valve) (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 1
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

Driving down the interstate going about 75 mph I needed to brake but noticed the truck was not slowing down and the rpm were not reducing, in fact they were increasing. Despite me not having my foot on the petal the truck would not slow down. I had to use extreme pressure on the brakes and pull off the road to get the truck to slow down. Once slowed if I released pressure off the brakes the truck would start to accelerate. I put the truck into park and the rpm went up to 5000 and stayed. I turn off the truck and turned it back on to find the rpms immediately go up to 5000 rpms. I turned off the truck got out and noticed smoke and heat coming out from my wheels, due to the extreme braking required to stop the truck. Knowing something of cars I decided to look at the throttle body to see if it was jammed open and removed air filter assemble. When I removed the air filter assembly I found the air filter assemble o-ring (the seal that goes between the throttle body and air filter assembly) jammed between the throttle body housing and valve, valve was about 45 degrees from the closed position. Part of the seal was still between the air filter assembly and throttle body housing and the other part was jammed in the throttle body. I reassembled the air filter assembly without to seal and continued to drive. I had to replace the rotors and front brake pads due to the extreme braking of the incident.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 2
Failure Date: 07/02/2012

I was driving south on interstate 5 California the truck just died on the highway. I was stuck in 105 degree heat for 2 hours before the tow truck got there. I had no water and I am a cancer survivor. I have been extremely ill ever since. Very tired and I have no appetite. 4,200 hundred truck repair bill. I had to pay because I have no other transportation. ## VIN passed ## 2001 Dodge ram diesel truck ##.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 3
Failure Date: 03/15/2012

We purchased a 2010 Dodge ram cummings 2500 on 06/20/2011. Weeks into making the purchase we started having engine problems. Such as a clogged fuel filter, egr valve, the ignition key switch, truck would not start with turn of the key, you had to wiggle key inside ignition to start truck. The check engine light is always on, recently the message panel displayed exhaust is 90% full. The truck was going about 5 miles per hour. And recently it turned off on the way home barely avoiding getting hit by on coming traffic. We also replaced the water pump, the belt tensioner, and it had ac coils clogged. Paint also started chipping in some areas.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4
Failure Date: 12/21/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle became overheated and the steering wheel became hard to maneuver intermittently. The check engine warning light was also illuminated sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was diagnosed that the manual temperature sensor, reflash module, and the sensor exhaust manifold needed to be replaced. There were multiple repairs performed on the vehicle however, the failure was recurring. The dealer then diagnosed that the diesel exhaust sensor, egr valve, gasket, crank case sensor and the differential pressure sensor needed to be replaced, in addition to an unknown component of the steering gear box. The vehicle was not completely repaired and the check engine warning light was still illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,492.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 5
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while stopped, exhaust fumes began to emit through the vents. The vehicle was taken to three different authorized dealers, where they were unable to diagnose the failure. Various repairs were performed on the exhaust system and egr gasket, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 10,000.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 6
Failure Date: 04/04/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 74 mph the contact heard a banging sound, within a few seconds a hole appeared near the drive shaft and flames had begun to enter the vehicle through the hole. The contact drove onto the emergency lane and got out of the vehicle, seconds later the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire and a police report was filed for the incident. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that they could not offer any assistance regarding the failure. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 150000.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 7
Failure Date: 12/29/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. The contact stated that the check engine lamp illuminated. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors were defective and needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repaired the problem. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnosed that the turbo and egr temp tube needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 2,951 and the current mileage was 45,000.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 8
Failure Date: 12/01/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. While performing regular maintenance on the vehicle, the contact found a defect in the egr cooler and firewall pad. The firewall installation pad made contact with the egr cooler on the engine, which could result in a fire. The manufacturer stated that they had no information for NHTSA campaign id number 08v641000 (engine and engine cooling:engine:diesel). The dealer stated that they could cut the installation out of the vehicle; however, the contact was hesitant to agree with that type of repair because it would affect the heating system in the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were less than 5,000.

car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 9
Failure Date: 08/15/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle would not respond to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that the turbo would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the contact continued to experience the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a second time. The technician then stated that the particulator system would have to be replaced. Additionally, the exhaust system was leaking coolant. The technician advised the contact that the egr system would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000.

car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 10
Failure Date: 02/21/2008

There has not yet been an accident but I received a notice in the mail saying that the dash silencer pad in my truck may sag and contact the exhaust gas recirculation cooler, and that it may cause the silencer pad to locally overheat and cause an under hood fire without warning. I called the dealer where I purchased the truck and they told me that they would have to order more parts and that they could have it buy the middle for the following week. It is now Saturday of the following week and now I am told that Chrysler is only allowing 5 support brackets a week and that they won't be able to install for at least two weeks. Now this is supposed to be a safety issue that could potentially cause an under hood fire. I work construction and have to travel for work, I have a 34 foot 5th wheel that I, my wife and two children live in so we can be where ever the job requires. So what happens when this occurs and me and my family are pulling the 5th wheel down the highway and without warning my engine compartment catches fire, with plenty of air blowing in to fuel a fire surrounded by high pressure fuel lines? how much does it cost to replace the life of myself, my wife, my 4 year old son or my 9 month old daughter?.


 
car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 11
Failure Date: 09/12/2007

Had truck for 4 years , only put 42000 miles on it . Took it in to dealer for emissions problems three times , did egr /cooler /turbo / dpf " cleaning " x2 ,also upgraded ecm program /burned up and replaced, while attempting , finale straw was between 35k-42k miles , developed "death wobble " at highway speeds , took to dealer after I trouble shoot it , "was not the steering stabilizer shock" tie rod end at steering box was worn out . " non greasable " 40000 miles . Dealer said there was a "bulletin out " they replaced all steering linkage "tierod ends + rods " , then claimed it on the extended warranty , I paid the deductible / called Dodge , then traded off the truck for a Ford . Loved the Dodge truck / cummins eng. Hate Dodge service , I manage a 30 truck fleet , we had 10 Dodge's , now will have less in the future.

car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 12
Failure Date: 08/22/2001

This vehicle leaks out a substancial amount of engine oil thru the breather tube when decending a grade steeper than 25 degrees. This causes the hot oil to hit the engine fan where it is flung all over the hot engine and exhaust manifold creating a extreme fire danger. This condition also coats the front brake rotors with oil causing a loss of vehicle braking capacity when decending steep hills. This condition can and will cause the engine to lose all of its oil resulting in engine failure and/or fire, and loss of control. This has occurred twice on this vehicle. Dodge said they are aware of it, but recommended I avoid decending steep grades. This is an unacceptable answer. They offer no other solution. The grades in question are not excessively steep, and are well within the operating parameters of this vehicle. The only reason I did not sustain a serious injury or fire is due to my extensive off road driving experience. This problem needs to be addressed ASAP.

car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 13
Failure Date: 10/19/1998

Egr system is poorly designed resulting in multiple failures, fumes entered into engine compartment causing damage. Mjs.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 14

Fracture in the egr tube caused vehicle fire.

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