Finally took my truck into an exhaust shop to look at possibly getting an aftermarket setup due to this issue, and the fact that the Dealership near me wouldn't do anything about it. The exhaust shop said that there was a spot weld for the heat shield that broke. I'm going to take it to the dealership 1 more time before plan B (cut the B**ch off and run a straight pipe from the axle back) Anyone know how a straight pipe would sound on a 3.0L V6? duals will start with a Y pipe at the rear axle. Was thinking about rigging up a cutout to use for the 1 side, and put a muffler on the other. but thats illegal in the state of VA.