2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: 40,000 Miles and Running Strong
August 21, 2015
On the home stretch of my road trip in our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, I crossed the Arizona-California border. Somewhere in that vast desert, the truck's odometer ticked over the 40,000-mile mark. We're interested in the long-term reliability of the Ram's diesel powertrain, so we've kept it longer than average, but the Ram hit this milestone after just 16 months in our fleet.
Between 30,000 and 40,000 miles, the Ram needed new tires, a software update to protect it from hackers, a few gallons of DEF, and it's beeping at us that it needs an oil change (more on that soon). Other than that, it's been trouble-free for the last 10,000 miles.
We've got a few upcoming plans for the Ram including some additional off-roading but keep the suggestions coming with what you'd like to see from this extended test. If I had my way, we'd keep this truck forever. It's just that good.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor @ 40,000 miles