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Hi All,

Bought a 2014 Limited EcoDiesel back in October new. We are coming up on 7500 miles on it (no oil change yet) when I noticed some oil drips on the floor of the garage last Saturday. Checked underneath and saw some drip spots forming right near the oil pan/side of the motor so I brought it into the dealership that same day. They took a look at it this week and determined it's a blown head gasket.

Unfortunately, the service manager told me that a Chrysler engineer has recommended replacing several gaskets on the motor and even the head bolts, and because these are shipping from different warehouses around the country, the vehicle might be down for at least two weeks. They provided me with a loaner, so I'm not going to rush their service department on what is arguably an extensive repair on the motor.

I wanted to get this on the forum in case anyone else has experienced (or does experience) an issue with oil leaks/motor problems. Any advice on how to handle this with Chrysler going forward also would be appreciated. It's been suggested I request that they extend my power-train warranty to cover this repair past the normal date/mileage. Needless to say, I'm disappointed in the downtime without the vehicle and it shakes my confidence regarding the long term reliability of my power-train, with such a major repair being done so early on.
 

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Another 2014 horror story - sorry to hear that. This one is a new one though; were you doing any towing or otherwise overheating the engine? Do you live in a hot environment where the temps really stressed the head? I'd make sure that they change out the coolant and oil, too, as they might have mixed.
 

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Hey hayasa, no towing to date and I'm in NJ where we just came out of a rough winter, so high ambient temps weren't a concern. My wife daily drives it about 20 miles round trip to work, we typically remote start to let it warm up, and it hasn't seen any harsh driving conditions in the 7500 miles we've put on – that's why it's concerning.

I've also had the DEF injector cable break a few months ago, but that was repaired fairly quickly and easily. I knew of some of the reported DEF related issues going into the purchase so I was aware an unscheduled service might be possible, just surprised to have a major gasket blow out in such a short amount of time and under normal driving conditions. Ultimately, this is why vehicles have manufacturer warranties, so I'm willing to let the dealership work through this and get it repaired. Still thinking about reaching out to Chrysler once it's done and voicing my concern though.

I've also heard about the risk of the oil and coolant mixing and that even after being changed, it might be a good idea to get some samples tested after another thousand miles or so to make sure there isn't a problem there after the repair as well.
 
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