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  • 4 weeks later...
On 9/21/2021 at 12:00 PM, madude91 said:

Also for anyone interested. 

I have all the information that I could gather listed here

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xFRTP8Wd0X-TawGd8yX23xAub034FJCL0gnJw3Xnfn8/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

It sucks that you have had a hard time with your truck. I bought mine 2 years ago now and knew I was potentially getting into a mess, especially since mine had codes and warning lights when purchased.

 

Two years and 25k miles though with no major problems yet. The vehicle definitely has its quirks, but considering the price ($17k) I feel pretty good. I like the idea of the truck, and there is still nothing out there like it, though the new Ford Lightning with the export power potential is enticing.

 

This is a treasure trove of information though, so thanks for sharing.

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Hopefully you guys have better luck than I did. What an absolute nightmare. Luckily I was able to get it running properly, and Carvana offered me $9k more than I paid for the truck ($24k, I paid $15k) and I was able to get out of it. I never saw it listed on their website, so I have no idea what ever happened to it. Replaced it with an 83 Chevy K20. I'm not dealing with the whole batteries, electronics, etc nonsense again. From now on, no frills, no POS battery/charging system, carbureted, and guzzles gas.

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7 minutes ago, rugz31 said:

Hopefully you guys have better luck than I did. What an absolute nightmare. Luckily I was able to get it running properly, and Carvana offered me $9k more than I paid for the truck ($24k, I paid $15k) and I was able to get out of it. I never saw it listed on their website, so I have no idea what ever happened to it. Replaced it with an 83 Chevy K20. I'm not dealing with the whole batteries, electronics, etc nonsense again. From now on, no frills, no POS battery/charging system, carbureted, and guzzles gas.

$24k trade in? Nice. I've had good luck with mine so far after 23k miles. I get 75-120mpg during the summer and about 35-45mpg in the dead of winter. If this can last me until there's more electric options, I'll be happy. 

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On 10/21/2021 at 1:11 PM, rugz31 said:

Hopefully you guys have better luck than I did. What an absolute nightmare. Luckily I was able to get it running properly, and Carvana offered me $9k more than I paid for the truck ($24k, I paid $15k) and I was able to get out of it. I never saw it listed on their website, so I have no idea what ever happened to it. Replaced it with an 83 Chevy K20. I'm not dealing with the whole batteries, electronics, etc nonsense again. From now on, no frills, no POS battery/charging system, carbureted, and guzzles gas.

 

 

That is interesting. Did Carvana just think it was a Silverado? Mine comes up with codes when scanning the OBD-II port that would give some pause to a dealer.

 

This gives me more pause in how long I should attempt to keep the truck I suppose, but I would really like to wait until other (affordable) options are available. As mentioned previously I like the idea of the Lightning, though the low production numbers will make them hard to get a hold of.

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Does anybody knows of a mechanic shop in  Central New Jersey that can work on Vtrux 2014?

Please help...

Check engine light fuel sensor I did replace it, it has 4 of them also the truck only has 35k miles on it.

can't pass inspection with the dash light.

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1 hour ago, alvaro pelaez said:

Does anybody knows of a mechanic shop in  Central New Jersey that can work on Vtrux 2014?

Please help...

Check engine light fuel sensor I did replace it, it has 4 of them also the truck only has 35k miles on it.

can't pass inspection with the dash light.

 

Alvaro, your best bet is to just get the code cleared before you go in. My truck throws random codes all the time. These trucks were sold to fleet and exempt from emissions and inspections. Best of luck. 

 

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From my experience, it's almost impossible to complete emissions routine on this truck since the engine doesn't go thru the same procedure as a gas truck to complete the emissions routine. 

I have never had success registering in California due to that issue, even tho the exhaust is stock with the catalytic converter. The truck just cannot complete the emissions procedure and will always show as incomplete for a few tests. The test center will tell you to out more miles on the truck to complete it and come back. I have put 8000 miles and still wasn't able to get that to complete..

Ended up buying a HP tuner to turn off that and show as complete. But not sure if that will work. I haven't done it yet.

Do note that other tuners will refuse to turn it off for you since it's illegal to do so. Especially in California.

I have since moved to Utah and haven't tried to register it yet. I will be doing it this month and let you know the outcome.

Clearing the codes will only help with DTC, but the emissions results they will be looking for will show us as incomplete in my experience. 

If anybody was able to register it, please let me know how too 

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On 1/17/2022 at 3:36 PM, alvaro pelaez said:

I replace the oc sensor and clear all the codes after 3 minutes of driving they pop up again.

Just get out of it while you can. If you're in a market with carvana, do it. These trucks suck.

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On 6/12/2021 at 10:02 AM, variables said:

I know I'm a bit late to this conversation, but I would like to get my hands on one of these trucks. I'm a Chevy Volt (on my second right now), and I formerly worked on the the Volt at GM. I've always lamented the fact that GM didn't take the Volt concept further. Anyway, please let me know if you see one of these for sale!

I have one for sale 2014 Silverado 19600miles on it dm if interested

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