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Got the old check engine light the other day. Nothing wrong or weird with the truck, was running well (at only7500Km it should be) so I drove it to the dealer and they said they had to flash the computer to upgrade something with the EVAP system.

So far:
Leaky Roof
Crooked Bumper
Leaky tire from the factory
Check engine light at 7500km
Factory recall on rear axle (mine not affected)

WHATS NEXT!!!!!:eek:
 

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All fixed? I'm at the point where as long as everything is rectified 100 % then I am satisfied. I love my Rebel and warranty issues, small fixes won't make me panic or consider a different truck. I check out other truck forums and every other manufacturer has similar problems.

The more I drive my Rebel, the more I love it.
 

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Unfortunately, all machines have their glitches. As VaderRebel said, all new vehicles have their issues. Even "high end" vehicle have theres. My buddy has a brand new Chevy and his truck has had more and bigger issues than mine and even mine has been in the shop for a solid 3.5 weeks out of owning it for 4 or 5 months.
 

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Ive had...

Fog lights flickering
Headlights flicker
Headlight condensation
The R on the tailgate fell off
Fuel sensor system failure
Rear axle recall
Dash lights flickering (even after seating all fuses)
Unconnected freezes when you switch Sirius channels
Uneven bumper
Air suspension had a mind of its own lowering without pressing button (auto aero mode turned off)
Leaky sunroof
Windshield washer pump replaced due to no pressure

I'm just waiting for the truck to blow up anytime now. :)
 

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Ive had...

Fog lights flickering
Headlights flicker
Headlight condensation
The R on the tailgate fell off
Fuel sensor system failure
Rear axle recall
Dash lights flickering (even after seating all fuses)
Unconnected freezes when you switch Sirius channels
Uneven bumper
Air suspension had a mind of its own lowering without pressing button (auto aero mode turned off)
Leaky sunroof
Windshield washer pump replaced due to no pressure

I'm just waiting for the truck to blow up anytime now. :)

You win. :eek:
 

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Ive had...

Fog lights flickering
Headlights flicker
Headlight condensation
The R on the tailgate fell off
Fuel sensor system failure
Rear axle recall
Dash lights flickering (even after seating all fuses)
Unconnected freezes when you switch Sirius channels
Uneven bumper
Air suspension had a mind of its own lowering without pressing button (auto aero mode turned off)
Leaky sunroof
Windshield washer pump replaced due to no pressure

I'm just waiting for the truck to blow up anytime now. :)
Wow, it's rather a very rare exception. Most of the brand new Rams that I heard of didn't really have any of the issues.
 

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Ram is selling between 35,000 and 45,000 trucks a month according to December figures. Typically 60-65% are 1500's. So Ram sells roughly an average of 25,000 1500's a month. I have seen in various Ram forums a lot of problems, but they would only amount to a couple of hundred in total. That's nothing when compared to ~300,000 of the model being sold over the year.

There's always a chance of getting unlucky. We used to call it the "Monday" car - a joke that the car was assembled on Monday by a bunch of hungover auto workers. Some called it "Friday" instead, because their minds were on the upcoming weekend instead of the job.

As others pointed out, remember this is a Ram 1500. EVERYTHING in it was already being built and sold on other models, except for the exterior trim that marks it a Rebel. The interior is upholstered in different colors. There really are only a couple of exceptions - first the Rebel instrument cluster is different and has slightly different programming, and secondly the programming for the air shocks is slightly different. All they do on the 1500 factory line is tack on the appropriate pieces for a Rebel as they pass through.
 

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Also, typically only those with issues are the ones posting on forums. Trying to find answers or looking for others with similar issues and how to resolve.

I'm happy to report - no issues with mine and it's awesome!
 

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OP Here.

I understand how people can give all these statistics about how many made and this and that. But the fact of the matter is I spent $50K on a vehicle and now I have to waste my time bringing it to the dealer every other week (oh wait ) this time it made it a week. Threw another Check Engine light last night and it is in the shop again this morning.

With that many made they should have had this **** figured out by now and I should not have to deal with this. I have 7800KM on the thing and the reason I bought a new one was so that I could have a reliable vehicle to drive. Not visit the stealership every other day.

FIAT = Fix It Again Tony!!!!!!!!

Not impressed. Say what you want and defend this and that but the fact of the matter is I bought new and it should work. Its not a coffee maker.
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I don't think anyone's trying to argue with you about your experiences. We all agree that it's new and should work correctly.

I think it's general response to the concept that more will go wrong. Like the fellow that posted in a similar thread the other day that with all the problems he's seen with the Rebels in these forums they seem like a very bad buy.

On a side note: I don't consider the rear axle recall as a problem. It's a note that there could be one and Ram is actively trying to resolve it before it becomes one.

Hope everything is fixed now, as VaderRebel was asking. Had a lot of vehicles over the last 6 decades. The real test for me is which companies stood by their vehicles and fixed them.

Heck, I've made things myself and found afterwards I'd made a mistake somewhere in the process.
 
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