- Sep 5, 2018
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Thanks, guys. I was momentarily hopeful that I would see an additional increase in mileage.
I don't see the fuel saver option on my 2019 Rebel UConnect. I went to settings > display and nothing. Can anyone confirm if this option is available on the Rebel. I have the v8 /w eTorque engine.
Question on the Eco mode. Is there a range of mph it goes into effect. I typically run 70-80 and have yet to see it come on so I was thinking I’m driving too fast.
They all have it you have to enable it if you want the green eco to show on your clusterAbout 800 miles now, 6 days of use and I haven't seen the green "ECO" emblem but once. I have it selected in the settings, it's just not coming on. Is it restricted during break-in or something?
Don’t fear, it will come. Many including myself really did see a lot of eco action till 500 or so. Just focus on break-in Ram asks you to do, you will see you can ‘play a little’ at higher gears. Mileage will improve slowly. Focus should be on over all good break in of powertrain and not mileage for sometime at where your at.This is all good info. I have just under 300 almost all city driving miles and am getting 12.1 mpg. I have the fuel saver light enabled but haven’t seen it. But it sounds like I may have to wait a bit before I do and for my mpg to improve.
It is very subtle when MDS kicks on and off. You can hear it if you turn off the AC and radio. It does "bump" a little when kicking off while adding throttle, especially when going up a hill.You should be able to feel it.
It is very subtle when MDS kicks on and off. You can hear it if you turn off the AC and radio. It does "bump" a little when kicking off while adding throttle, especially when going up a hill.
There is a technique to coaxing ECO/MDS to engage. It won't come on unless you back off the throttle to coast for about 1 second and get the instantanious mpg above 22 mpg. After that you can ease back on the throttle slightly if you want to gradually speed up. This is only true under 55 mph with the 3.92 axle. Probably 60 with the 3.21. Above that, it only stays engaged going downhill and deceleration. At 70+ it won't come on much at all on my truck.
I can hold ECO/MDS on 2 lane roads with mild hills at 45 mph with some effort. It definetely improves mpg.
If it switched on easily then people would say that's annoying. There's no winning for Ram in this one. I treat it like it's an "on demand" feature. Back off a bit and it turns on. Don't, and it won't...unless I'm coasting or going downhill.Same behavior I've experienced. I'll look down and see no Eco light, and then back off the throttle and reapply and it'll pop on. Very odd, and honestly very annoying.
If it switched on easily then people would say that's annoying. There's no winning for Ram in this one. I treat it like it's an "on demand" feature. .
I believe the design requirement that Ram follows is to switch on MDS under extremely light engine loads. This avoids the bump we would feel if it occurred while the engine was pulling. It's all a compromise with no perfect solution.Turn off the light if it's annoying. This function shouldn't require user input to change if it's already within operating parameters. There must be some design to the system that requires it to function this way, and I doubt it's the Eco light display on the dashboard.