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Old 06-02-2015, 09:57 AM   #1
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First the door awning, now this...

So yesterday I posted about my door awning not retracting. We bungeed it closed and while I was at work my brother drove the MH to the dealer. Well, he tried to drive it to the dealer. He got two blocks from the house and the check engine light came on and it lost all power. The engine starts up fine just no power to drive.

I had the MH towed to the Cummins service center here in town and I'm hoping it's something really simple but they can't even look at it until next week. We replaced the chassis batteries on Sunday so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. So, does anyone remember how long the Cummins warranty is and how long the Allison transmission warranty is if that's the problem?

Or any other ideas? Thanks again, what a week this is turning out to be.


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Old 06-02-2015, 10:09 AM   #2
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Do you have any warnings on dash display. Sounds like it is in low power safe mode due to sensing an issue. Could be lots of things, DEF etc. Check warnings. You may have to reset one after disconnecting power.
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I had that happen and it was something to do with DEF. they changed a part on top of the DEF tank. I could drive it but not much power.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:58 AM   #4
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No warning other than check engine message.

Interesting about it possibly being DEF related. DEF was full but maybe could be bad sensor or something?


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My DEF was full and I saw I puddle under the tank. I looked it all over and couldn't find any reason for it to leak. As soon as I got on the road I knew something was wrong. I couldn't get it to 40-45 MPH. Luck I was close to a Cummins shop and they had me fixed and back on the road.
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My DEF was full and I saw I puddle under the tank. I looked it all over and couldn't find any reason for it to leak. As soon as I got on the road I knew something was wrong. I couldn't get it to 40-45 MPH. Luck I was close to a Cummins shop and they had me fixed and back on the road.
Thats is what they call the go home mode, with DEF you have to let it do a cleaning every once and awhile or you'll be on the side of the road. If the engine runs it sounds like what it takes a second time start to put the light to come on if you had an OBII you could shut the light at the same time it tells you what the code a P number. it could be caused but low fuel pressure or turbo-under boost ya know there a thousand code the 2 i gave are what i see most.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:52 PM   #7
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Phil, my brother couldn't even get up to 20-25 mph. He didn't check DEF tank though because he didn't think about it because he hasn't driven a diesel post DEF. Frankly I didn't think about it either until you mentioned it and then I thought that makes perfect sense because if it was low on DEF, that's what it's supposed to do right? Go into low power mode? Sure wish Cummins could look at it this week.

I wonder if it is a DEF issue if that would be covered under the Cummins warranty? That would be a nice little surprise. Thanks for the input.

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Old 06-02-2015, 08:10 PM   #8
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Marcusfan,
To answer your question, the warranty should be 3yrs/36000 miles.
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Marcusfan,
To answer your question, the warranty should be 3yrs/36000 miles.
I thought it was 5 on the engine/chassis and 3 on the allison.
Dang it wrong again.


Basic Warranty
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) offers the assurance of the industry’s most comprehensive warranty
coverage: a transferable, three-year, 50,000-mile limited warranty with towing and roadside assistance—and no
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Description Time* Distance*

Basic Chassis (less drivetrain) 3 years 50,000 mi/80 500 km
Alliance Battery 1 year 100,000 mi/161 000 km
Brightwork 6 months Unlimited
Corrosion 6 months Unlimited
Crossmembers 5 years 100,000 mi/161 000 km
Diesel Emissions 2010† 5 years 50,000 mi/80 500 km
Drivetrain 3 years 50,000 mi/80 500 km
Frame Rails 5 years 100,000 mi/161 000 km
Chassis Paint 6 months Unlimited
Towing & Roadside Assistance‡ 3 years 50,000 mi
* Time or distance, whichever occurs first.
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Doesn't the Cummins have a DEF warning message or light that warning in advance of a shutdown that allows sufficient time to refill the fluid?
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