2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Low Pressure on All Four Tires
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on November 5, 2015
Fresh off of a week in our long-term Dodge Viper and in need of something more comfortable/practical (i.e. anything), I hopped in to our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel last weekend. But before I could leave the office, as if by some strange stroke of bad luck, I was greeted with a low tire-pressure warning for the second time in seven days. The TFT screen only warned that one tire was low, but all four tires read below the recommended pressure when cold.
Ever-helpful Testing Assistant Reese Counts opened up the Edmunds track-gear-storage and retrieved our tire pump. As with the Viper, I inspected the Ram's tires for punctures or nails, found none, and then inflated all four tires to the recommended 39 PSI. After 300 miles of weekend driving, the pressures were all still stable.
If this happens again next week, my suspicions will likely turn towards resident prankster and all-around devious character, Editor Mike Monticello.
(Editor's note: we're generally suspicious of Monticello for any mishaps around here, but we've turned our attention to the rapid shift in local weather and ambient temps, which dropped from tropical roast to ocean stormy seemingly overnight, to explain the recurring Deflategate which has also struck other long-termers).
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor