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Old 01-23-2017, 11:03 PM   #101
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When I first heard the news that VW had been cheating on its emissions tests, my first thought was that there will be other shoes to drop. Engineers talk to each other, and if one company is cheating its competitors will feel the competitive pressure to cheat as well. So I'm disappointed but not surprised to hear the news about Fiat / Chrysler. I'm sure by now regulators are looking closely at all the auto manufacturers, so there might be more news along these lines.
Bocsh was involved in both companies emissions systems, so the ideas wouldn't really have had to travel very far.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:54 AM   #102
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looks like this issue may be getting a bit more active now in the news....
if FCA/RAM cheated it's a bit sad...and 2017 Ram Eco Diesel may not happen anytime soon either....

and it looks like there is another recall for a software bug in June for other Rams...

some times it seems like cars without computers were the best vehicles.... however ....like the backup camera and proximity sensors
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:58 AM   #103
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looks like this issue may be getting a bit more active now in the news....
if FCA/RAM cheated it's a bit sad...and 2017 Ram Eco Diesel may not happen anytime soon either....

and it looks like there is another recall for a software bug in June for other Rams...

some times it seems like cars without computers were the best vehicles.... however ....like the backup camera and proximity sensors
Hi: freespirit... You ain't seen nothin' yet!!! Ford already has F150's that can back up your trailer... Hands free Alf
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:32 PM   #104
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Hi: freespirit... You ain't seen nothin' yet!!! Ford already has F150's that can back up your trailer... Hands free Alf
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So, would that mean both the driver and passenger would go behind the trailer and wave their hands in wild gestures at the truck while it's backing in.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:39 PM   #105
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Hi: freespirit... You ain't seen nothin' yet!!! Ford already has F150's that can back up your trailer... Hands free Alf
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Is it smart enough to back up a 5th wheel
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:13 PM   #106
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Is it smart enough to back up a 5th wheel
Unfortunately no - the programming is based on a trailer hitched at the bumper, and watching the trailer with the camera in the tailgate, so it cannot handle a trailer hitched in bed. The same method would certainly work for a fifth-wheel, but Ford has not set it up to do that.

With this system the driver turns a knob on the dash to directly control the angle between the truck and the trailer, instead of using the steering wheel to control the front wheel angle and thus indirectly the trailer angle.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:35 PM   #107
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Hi: Ian and Sue... I don't know... but I know I can be replaced.
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http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...-diesel-output


Looks like the issue maybe resolved shortly?
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interesting article...FCA probably would not restart production unless they thought the issue was resolved...and with some grease$ for the gov agency's wheels in the form of a fine ...may give model year 2018 a look with the new software and new mpg numbers
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I'm a bit surprised. I figured an emissions scandal the scale of VW's would sink Fiat Chrysler. Good luck to them.
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