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September 21, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V728000
Turn Signal Malfunction/FMVSS 108
The driver may be unaware that the turn signals are not signaling their intentions to other drivers, which can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V728000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 23,853

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Ram ProMaster City vehicles. If one or both turn signal lights fail, the flashing rate may not change to warn the driver of the failure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Dealers will update the Body Controller Module (BCM) software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 10, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Y71.
 

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Discussion Starter · #162 · (Edited)
Statement: Relay


October 22, 2021 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 131,177 U.S.-market vehicles to prevent a possible engine-compartment electrical short.

An internal investigation discovered the intake heater-grid relays on certain vehicles may exhibit overheating. In rare instances, this condition may pose a fire risk.

The Company is aware of a single potential warranty claim, but no related injuries or accidents.

The recall is limited to vehicles equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines.

Affected are certain model-year 2021 and 2022 Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Ram Chassis Cab trucks. This population includes vehicles subject to a previous recall for the same issue.

Despite the minimal risk, the Company advises customers whose vehicles are equipped with the affected engine, and produced between Aug. 2 of last year and Oct. 9 of 2021, not to park their vehicles indoors.

The Company will advise customers of the necessary repair before Dec. 3. Those who have additional questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403.

The recall affects an additional 6,769 vehicles in Canada, and 3,097 in certain markets outside North America.


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October 14, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V798000
Electrical Short in Relay May Cause Fire
A vehicle fire increases the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V798000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 131,177

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Ram 3500, 2500 pickup trucks, and Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines. An electrical short in the relay may cause a vehicle fire with the ignition on or off.

Remedy

Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures or other vehicles until the remedy has been performed. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 3, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y76.
 

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Discussion Starter · #163 · (Edited)
Headlight Problems Cause Jeep Grand Cherokee L Recall

Chrysler recalls more than 7,300 Grand Cherokee L SUVs to reprogram the high-beam headlights.

October 22, 2021 — A 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L recall has been issued for SUVs that are not equipped with automatic high-beam headlights.


Chrysler says more than 7,300 Grand Cherokee L vehicles may have problems with the high beams not activating at certain times.


Specifically, when the master lighting switch is set to the AUTO position, the high-beam headlights will not activate unless the master lighting switch is first changed to the 'ON" position.


"Each vehicle must have a means of switching between lower and upper beams designed and located so that it may be operated conveniently by a simple movement of the driver's hand..." — Federal safety standard 108 S9.4
Fiat Chrysler discovered a programming problem in September when activating the high-beam headlights.


The U.S. Jeep recall includes 7,082 SUVs and in Canada 258 Grand Cherokee L vehicles are recalled.


The Jeeps were built from December 8, 2020, to August 25, 2021.


Chrysler dealers will reprogram the Jeeps after recall notices are mailed December 3, 2021.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L owners may contact FCA at 800-853-1403 and use recall number Y66.


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October 14, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V797000
Difficulty Activating High Beams/FMVSS 108
Difficulty activating the headlight high beams may result in reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V797000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,082

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles not equipped with automatic high beams. When the master lighting switch is set to the auto position, the high beam headlights will not activate unless the master lighting switch is first changed to the 'on" position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Dealers will reprogram the vehicles, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 3, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y66.
 

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Discussion Starter · #164 · (Edited)
Dodge Durango Recall Issued Following Detached Rear Spoilers

Chrysler recalls more than 5,300 Durangos because the rear spoilers may hit the roofs.


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November 5, 2021 — Model year 2021 Dodge Durango rear spoilers are at risk of detaching from the SUVs, causing a recall of more than 5,300 Durangos.

Chrysler says the 2021 Dodge Durango rear spoilers may not be aligned properly with the roofs which can cause spoiler damage when the liftgate is used.

Fiat Chrysler says it opened an investigation in August following complaints about Durango rear spoilers that fell off while driving. Engineers found the rear spoiler may be "over-flush to the roof," allowing the spoiler to make contact with the roof when opening the liftgate.

The investigation found 74 warranty claims related to the Durango rear spoilers, but the automaker isn't aware of any crashes or injuries from loose and detached spoilers.

Dodge Durango occupants may be able to hear the rear spoilers when the spoilers hit the roofs, and occupants may also hear rattle sounds if the rear spoilers loosen.

In the U.S. about 4,837 Durangos are recalled and a rear spoiler Durango recall in Canada involves more than 500 SUVs.

Dodge dealers will replace the Durango rear spoilers, so owners should watch for recall notices in December 2021.

Owners of 2021 Dodge Durangos may call the automaker at 800-853-1403 and use recall reference number Y73.

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October 28, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V842000
Rear Spoiler May Detach While Driving
A damaged rear spoiler could detach and become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V842000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,837

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Dodge Durango vehicles. The rear spoiler may not be aligned properly with the roof, resulting in damage to the spoiler during liftgate use.

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and replace the rear spoiler, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 17, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y73.
 

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Discussion Starter · #165 ·
Stellantis recalls heavy duty diesel Rams to fix fuel pumps

FILE - The Stellantis sign outside is shown on Jan. 19, 2021 at the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. Stellantis is recalling more than 240,000 diesel heavy-duty trucks, Wednesday, Nov. 17, mainly in North America to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engine stalling. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Wed, November 17, 2021, 7:42 AM


DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis is recalling more than 240,000 diesel heavy-duty trucks, mainly in North America, to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engine stalls.
The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 heavy-duty pickups and chassis cab trucks equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines.
The recall comes about a month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into the pump failures. But Stellantis says the company started its recall determination process before the probe was announced.
The safety agency said that in November of 2019, Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis), maker of the trucks, issued a warranty bulletin to dealers telling them to collect fuel pumps on the trucks.

Stellantis says some of the pumps can wear and contaminate their mechanisms with metal shavings, causing engines to stall or fail to start.
Dealers will replace the pumps at no cost to owners, who will be notified by letters starting next month.
Federal safety investigators opened the probe after getting 22 complaints and two field reports of engines stalling. There were no reports of crashes or injuries.
 

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Discussion Starter · #166 · (Edited)
Jeep Grand Cherokee L and Wagoneer SUVs Recalled

Front driver, passenger and knee airbags may be disabled, but no warning lights activate.

November 18, 2021 — A Jeep airbag failure recall involves nearly 100,000 model year 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Grand Wagoneer vehicles.


Chrysler says it's possible the occupant restraint controllers may have incorrect software which can disable the driver, passenger and knee airbags without warning.


The supplier notified Fiat Chrysler (FCA) in September about a problem that didn't trigger a diagnostic trouble code (DTC).


Chrysler opened an investigation and discovered some 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer vehicles may not set a DTC and the airbag warning light may not illuminate.


Although the recall was ordered, Chrysler is unaware of any warranty claims, customer complaints, injuries or crashes.


Jeep owner recall notification
letters are expected to be mailed December 30, 2021.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer owners may call 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number Y79.

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In September, while Fiat Chrysler engineers were working with supplier Veoneer on a manufacturing issue, they discovered a separate software issue concerning the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) for certain airbags. After six weeks of investigation, FCA decided on a voluntary safety recall for 87,780 units of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, and 11,475 units of the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. That makes 99,255 SUVs that will need to visit the dealer for repairs, with an estimated defect rate of 100%.

The problem is a trio of internal faults with the airbag system that don't cause diagnostic trouble codes (DTC), which the faults are supposed to do. The faults can disable proper airbag deployment for the driver and passenger, as well as disable the knee airbags. These malfunctions can increase the risk of injury in a crash. However, since they don't throw up any diagnostic trouble codes, the airbag warning light won't illuminate to warn the driver and occupants that there's an issue with the airbag system. Jeep reports that it does not know of any injuries or fatalities stemming from this defect.

FCA says it will begin sending letters to notify owners sometime around December 30. Owners can take their Jeeps to the dealer to have the OCR reprogrammed free of charge. Meanwhile, owners of affected vehicles can call FCA's hotline at 1-800-853-1403 and cite voluntary recall number Y79. They can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to www.nhtsa.gov web site to view the recall information. The NHTSA campaign number is 21V873000.
 

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November 10, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V871000
Inoperable Defrosting/Defogging System/FMVSS 103
An inoperable defrosting and defogging system can reduce visibility for drivers in certain conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V871000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 22

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Ram 1500 vehicles. These vehicles may have been built with incompatible heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), resulting in the windshield defrosting and defogging system being inoperable to drivers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems."

Remedy

FCA US, LLC will repurchase the affected vehicles, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 30, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y88.
 

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2019 Fiat 124 Spider Fuel Pump Recall Issued

More than 1,800 cars need new fuel pumps that won't suddenly fail.

November 29, 2021 — A Fiat 124 Spider fuel pump recall involves more than 1,800 cars with DENSO fuel pumps that may have impeller problems.


The 2019 Fiat 124 Spider fuel pumps can suddenly fail while driving, leaving drivers stranded and unable to restart the cars.


Chrysler learned about a Mazda fuel pump recall for a "substantially similar vehicle" early in November.


The fuel pumps were manufactured by DENSO which has recalled millions of the pumps with defective impellers.


There were issues when using solvent to dry the fuel pump impellers which can cause tiny cracks on the impeller surfaces. This can cause the impeller to absorb too much fuel, deforming the impeller which can then strike the body of the fuel pump, causing it to fail.


As of November 10, Chrysler is unaware of any crashes or injuries and only one fuel pump warranty claim has been received.


The U.S. Fiat 124 Spider fuel pump recall includes 1,622 cars, and a Canadian recall includes 205 cars.


Chrysler dealers will replace the fuel pumps once Fiat 124 Spider recall notices are mailed January 1, 2022.


Fiat 124 Spider owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number Y92.
 

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Discussion Starter · #169 · (Edited)
Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled Over Rearview Camera Images

Chrysler recalls 42,000 model year 2021 Ram 1500 trucks in the U.S. and Canada.

December 1, 2021 — Nearly 42,000 Ram 1500 trucks are recalled because the rearview camera images may fail to display.


The 2021 Ram 1500 trucks may have trailer reverse steering control modules that fail.


Along with not seeing a rearview camera image when the truck is shifted into REVERSE, the electronic throttle control warning light will be illuminated if the trailer reverse steering control module fails.


The U.S. Ram 1500 recall involves 38,157 trucks and in Canada 3,821 Ram 1500 trucks are recalled.


The automaker is trying to determine what dealers will do to fix the Ram 1500 trucks, but owner recall notices will be mailed January 12, 2022.


Owners of the 2021 Ram 1500 trucks may call 800-853-1403 and use recall number Y80.


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November 23, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V918000
Rearview Image May Not Display/FMVSS 111
A rearview camera that does not display an image reduces the driver's rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V918000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION, STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 38,157

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Ram 1500 pickup trucks. The Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module (TRSCM) may prevent the rearview image from displaying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

Remedy

The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 12, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y80.
 

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November 23, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V919000
Seat May Not Lock into Upright Position/FMVSS 207
A seat back that is not locked into position can increase the risk of injury in a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V919000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 793

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer vehicles. The second-row center-seat recliner pull strap may bind on the seat trim surface, preventing the seat back from locking into the upright position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 207, "Seating Systems."

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and replace as necessary, the rear center-seat recliner strap, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 12, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y86.
 

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Discussion Starter · #171 · (Edited)
Chrysler Recalls Ram 2500, Ram 3500 and Ram 1500 Classic

Side airbag inflatable recall includes 170 trucks with airbags that may not correctly deploy.

December 12, 2021 — A side airbag inflatable recall includes about 170 model year 2021-2022 Ram 2500, Ram 3500 and 2021 Ram 1500 Classic trucks.
According to Chrysler, the side airbag inflatable curtain assemblies may have been manufactured with the wrong amount of compressed gas.
This can cause failures of the airbags to properly deploy.
Ram dealers will replace the airbag assemblies once recall notices are mailed January 13, 2022.
Ram owners with questions should call 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number Y99.

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November 24, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V925000
Side Curtain Air Bag May Deploy Improperly
An air bag that deploys improperly can increase the risk of injury in a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V925000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 132

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Ram 2500, Ram 3500, and 2021 Ram 1500 Classic pickup trucks. The side air bag inflatable curtain (SABIC) assemblies may have been manufactured with the incorrect amount of compressed gas, which can result in an improper air bag deployment.

Remedy

Dealers will replace the SABIC assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 13, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y99.
 

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Discussion Starter · #172 · (Edited)
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Headlight Failures Cause Recall

Chrysler recalls 38,000 Grand Cherokee L SUVs equipped with so-called smart lighting modules.


December 17, 2021 — Jeep Grand Cherokee L headlight failures have caused a recall of more than 38,000 model year 2021 SUVs equipped with smart lighting modules.


Chrysler says an incomplete software update may cause one or both headlights to suddenly fail.


Chrysler learned about the headlight failures and incomplete software updates in November.


The vehicles were built between December 3, 2020, when the first vehicle was built with modules that may have received incomplete software updates, and ended on July 27, 2021.

Nearly 1,300 of the Jeeps are recalled in Canada.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L recall notices will be mailed January 28, 2022. Jeep dealers will reprogram the smart lighting modules to keep the headlights working.


Owners of 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles who want to learn more can call 800-853-1403. The Jeep recall number is Y72.


This is the fourth recall in three months for 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs, including a previous headlight recall.


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December 9, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V950000
Inoperable Headlights/FMVSS 108
Inoperable headlights can reduce visibility for the driver and oncoming traffic, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V950000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 36,929

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain Jeep Grand Cherokee L vehicles equipped with smart lighting modules (SLM). An incomplete SLM software update may cause one or both headlights to become inoperable. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Dealers will reprogram the SLM software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 28, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y72.
 

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Discussion Starter · #173 · (Edited)
Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUVs Recalled Over Odometer Failures

Chrysler recalls more than 3,600 Wrangler plug-in hybrids, odometers fail at 13,342 miles.

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December 17, 2021 — A Jeep Wrangler 4xe recall includes more than 3,600 Wrangler plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) equipped with odometers that can fail at 13,342 miles (21,473 kilometers).


Chrysler says the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe mileage display problem violates federal safety standards and will leave a driver guessing how many miles are on the vehicle.


"Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard ("FMVSS") 571.101, Controls and Displays, Section 4, defines the odometer as an indicator that must display the magnitude of its sensed characteristic, which is defined under Safety Act 49 USC 32702 Definitions, as the distance driven. After reaching 13,342 miles the odometers of these vehicles will no longer display the magnitude of its sensed characteristic (mileage)."
A Jeep Wrangler 4xe driver will easily see a failed odometer because the mileage display will only show two dashes but no numbers.


The Jeep Wrangler 4xe recall includes about 734 SUVs in Canada.


Jeep dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software on vehicles with less than 13,342 miles (21,473 kilometers), but the Wrangler instrument panel will be replaced if the mileage isn't displayed.


Jeep Wrangler 4xe recall letters will be mailed January 28, 2022, but customers with concerns may call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 and ask about recall number Y94.


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December 9, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V949000
Missing Odometer Display/FMVSS 101
A missing odometer reading could lead to an unintended delay in critical safety-related maintenance, potentially impairing the safe operation of the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V949000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,903

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) vehicles. After reaching 13,342 miles, the odometer will no longer display vehicle mileage. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 101, "Control and Displays."

Remedy

Dealers will update the instrument panel cluster (IPC) software on vehicles with less than 13,342 miles, and replace the IPC on vehicles in which the mileage is not displayed, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 28, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is Y94.
 

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Chrysler recalls model year 2022 Jeep Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers
The vehicle seat may not lock into the upright position

Chrysler is recalling 793 model year 2022 Jeep Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers.


12/29/2021


The second-row center-seat recliner pull strap may bind on the seat trim surface, preventing the seat back from locking into the upright position.

A seat back that is not locked into position can increase the risk of an injury in a crash.

What to do
Dealers will inspect and replace the rear center-seat recliner strap -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 12, 2022.

Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is Y86.
 

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Discussion Starter · #175 ·
Chrysler recalls Mopar Trailer Reverse Steering Control Modules
The rearview image may not display


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Photo source: MoparChrysleris recalling 346 Mopar Trailer Reverse Steering Control Modules (TRSCM) with part numbers 68423566AE and 68423566AF.

The TRSCM may prevent the rearview image from displaying.
A rearview camera that does not display an image reduces the driver's rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Chrysler will repurchase the TRSCMs.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on January 12, 2022.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is Y85.
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Chrysler to Buy Back Model Year 2022 Ram 1500 Trucks

2022 Ram 1500s may have been built with the wrong HVAC systems.

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January 1, 2022 — Chrysler is recalling 22 model year 2022 Ram 1500 trucks that will be repurchased by the automaker because the trucks may have been built with the wrong heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.


This can cause the windshield defrosting and defogging systems to fail and cause visibility problems for drivers.


Fiat Chrysler mailed Ram 1500 recall notices yesterday with instructions about a buyback of the trucks.


If you own a 2022 Ram 1500 and have questions, call 800-853-1403 and ask about Ram 1500 recall number Y88.
 

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Jeep Wagoneers and Jeep Grand Wagoneers Recalled

Two Chrysler recalls issued to update radio software and possibly replace seat recliner straps.

Most of the 2022 Jeep Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers are recalled because the second-row center seat recliner pull straps may bind on the seat trim surfaces.


This can prevent the seatback from locking into an upright position.


In the second recall of 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer vehicles, seven SUVs may have radio software that prevents the rearview camera images from displaying.


Chrysler dealers will possibly replace the rear center seat recliner straps, and in the recall of seven SUVs dealers will update the radio software.


Jeep Wagoneer customers should watch for recall notices in February 2022.


Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer owners may call 800-853-1403.
 

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December 21, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V00A000
Rearview Image May Not Display/FMVSS 111
A rearview camera that does not display an image reduces the driver's rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V00A000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 7

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer vehicles. The radio software may prevent the rearview image from displaying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

Remedy

Dealers will reprogram the radio software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are not required to be sent because there were no vehicles sold. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is YA1.
 

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Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel EGR Problems, Class Action Lawsuits and Recall
Lemon Law Safety January 16, 2022 By John Hanson, Esq.

Current or former owners or lessees of Dodge Ram EcoDiesel 1500 trucks manufactured between June 12, 2013, to October 23, 2019, and equipped with allegedly defective exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) coolers need to pay close attention to their legal rights.

As you may already know, there are widespread allegations that particular Ram EcoDiesel EGR coolers are prone to thermal fatigue, which makes the coolers more prone to internal cracks over time, which can cause a vehicle fire.

An internal crack can introduce preheated, vaporized coolant to the EGR system while the engine is running. This is a potentially dangerous situation as the intake manifold may combust and can cause a vehicle fire if the mixture interacts with other hydrocarbons and air in the system.

Current or former owners or lessees should know that California’s lemon law and other state and federal laws may force Fiat Chrysler to either “buy the vehicle back” or provide other important compensation. Under California’s lemon law, qualifying “lemons” must be repurchased, which can mean a large cash refund and payoff of your loan or lease.

For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
The refund could be as much as everything you paid for the vehicle and everything you owe: monthly payments, down payments, tax, finance charges, license, registration, etc. Depending on the circumstances, you could even qualify for two times your money back. What Fiat Chrysler would have to buy it for has nothing to do with its current worth.

There is a formula in the law that starts with you getting all your money back and then taking certain deductions and exclusions away from your payment. Those refunds and exclusions are difficult to understand and can be fought against by knowledgeable consumer attorneys. Don’t settle for small-dollar payments or more possible fixes without speaking to a qualified consumer attorney with your individual best interest in mind. Watch the mail, watch your email, and contact a consumer lawyer for advice when and if this case settles.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel EGR Cooler Problems and Recall
In 2019 Fiat Chrysler recalled over 100,000 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014-2019 in the U.S. and announced that a remedy for the EGR cooler issue was not yet available but forthcoming. Beyond this, Fiat Chrysler told customers to continue to monitor their coolant levels and contact dealers if the levels were consistently low.

However, the required parts were not available, and Fiat Chrysler dealers were apparently advised that replacement parts were very limited and EGR coolers should be replaced only if the part has failed.
A class-action lawsuit over the EGR coolers was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on August 27, 2020 (Crawford v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC., 2:20-cv-12341-SJM-DRG) and has been consolidated with several other related actions. The allegations in the Consolidated Complaint have been upheld, and pretrial dates have been set, leading up to a trial in October 2023.

For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).

Status of the Ram EGR cooler class action

A class action lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was filed on August 27, 2020, and was ordered consolidated with other actions.
On August 13, 2021, the court granted in part and denied in part Defendants’ motion to dismiss the Complaint, and Fiat Chrysler filed an Answer on September 3, 2021.
A scheduling Order was issued on September 22, 2021, setting numerous pretrial dates, including a trial for October 31, 2023.
The court has not yet approved the case to proceed as a class action.
What Will Happen in the EGR Class Action and How Do Consumers Protect Themselves?
If the class is certified by the court in a class action lawsuit, the lawyers who bring the class action represent you. You will receive notice if the case is approved by the court to proceed as a class action and of your right to opt out of the class by a specific deadline. If they prevail at trial, you receive whatever relief is awarded by the judge or jury. But if they lose, you may not litigate claims over the issues raised.
As with most litigation, many class action cases settle.
If the case settles and the court preliminarily approves the settlement, you will receive a class notice describing your options. Those options will be: (a) do nothing, in which case you may get nothing but be bound by the settlement, (b) submit a claim form if requested and get whatever relief is made available and you are also bound by the settlement, or (c) opt out and pursue your own claims, in which case you are not bound by the settlement but cannot participate in the relief being offered to class members.
Sometimes a class action settlement may provide significant benefits and requires little effort to participate. It also comes with no risk, as the claims have been resolved. But for people who have had significant damages or have strong lemon law protections, opting out and pursuing one’s individual case or negotiations may provide them an opportunity to receive a better recovery in a shorter period, but with (as always) no guarantee they will get anything in settlement.
When it comes to car class actions, what to do can be a complicated decision, as it can depend on many factors and an accurate understanding of what the law provides. Here are some important factors to weigh with your consumer lawyer:
  • Do you still own the car? (You may still have claims if you don’t)
  • Are you willing to consider the opportunity of getting a more significant recovery as compared to taking what is offered in a settlement?
  • How old is your car, and what is the mileage?
  • Did your car burn oil?
  • Did it ever stall?
  • Did you ever have any other problems? What were/are they?
  • How long was your car in the shop for each repair and in total?
  • Were you ever told the problems you experienced were “normal” by Fiat Chrysler dealers or Fiat Chrysler?
  • Did you have repeated repairs attempted?
  • When did the problems start?
  • When did you first take it in for repair?
  • Where did you buy the car?
  • Did you ever ask them to buy it back before?
  • If they offered to repurchase it, what deductions did they demand?
A qualified attorney working with your best interest in mind needs to weigh all these factors and more.
We are available to help you sort through these questions and make a well-informed decision.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
Dodge Ram EGR Cooler Recall and Class Action FAQ
What is the EGR class action lawsuit name and case number?
Crawford v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC., 2:20-cv-12341-SJM-DRG
When and where was the EGR class action lawsuit filed?
The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on August 27, 2020, and later consolidated with two other lawsuits:
  • Anderson, et al. v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC, Case No. 5:20-cv-13294 (E.D. Mich.) (Levy, J.), filed originally on October 16, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. On December 11, 2020, the parties stipulated to transfer this case to the Eastern District of Michigan, which the court granted on December 14, 2020.
  • Briggs, et al. v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC, Case No. 2:20-cv-13235 (E.D. Mich.) (Drain, J.), filed originally on December 9, 2020.
What do the Plaintiffs allege is the defect in the class action lawsuit?
The class-action lawsuits allege Fiat Chrysler US LLC (Fiat Chrysler) sold hundreds of thousands of Ram 1500 trucks equipped with defective exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) coolers between June 12, 2013, to October 23, 2019.
The lawsuits allege that the EGR coolers are prone to thermal fatigue, which makes the coolers more prone to internal cracks over time. An internal crack will then introduce preheated, vaporized coolant to the EGR system while the engine is running. This is a potentially dangerous situation as the intake manifold may combust and result in a vehicle fire if the mixture interacts with other hydrocarbons and air in the system.
What are the affected vehicle models identified in the class action lawsuit?
Dodge Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic vehicles manufactured between June 12, 2013, to October 23, 2019, and equipped with 3.0L EcoDiesel engines that contain Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) coolers.
How many Ram EcoDiesel vehicles are affected by this EGR defect?
According to publicly available data, the total number of Class Vehicles sold is approximately 3,405,533.
What does the class action claim is the nature of the EGR defect in the RAM vehicles?
The complaints filed in the lawsuits allege that the EGR coolers are prone to thermal fatigue, which makes the coolers more prone to internal cracks over time. An internal crack will then introduce preheated, vaporized coolant to the EGR system while the engine is running. This is a potentially dangerous situation as the intake manifold may combust and result in a vehicle fire if the mixture interacts with other hydrocarbons and air in the system.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
How does the Ram EGR defect violate the affected vehicle warranty?
The complaints filed in the lawsuits allege Fiat Chrysler provided Plaintiffs and the members of the proposed class with written warranties wherein Fiat Chrysler promised to fix any defect in design or manufacture during the warranty period. Fiat Chrysler also warranted in advertisements that the vehicles were safe and reliable. Fiat Chrysler breached these express warranties because the vehicles contain defective Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) coolers.
The complaints filed in the lawsuits also allege Fiat Chrysler also impliedly warranted (obligations the law “implies” in the sale, even if not directly stated) these vehicles would conform to the descriptions promised in Fiat Chrysler’s advertisements and consumer-facing communications. Fiat Chrysler breached the implied warranty of merchantability because the vehicles contained defective EGR coolers. Therefore, the vehicles are defective, unmerchantable, and unfit for their ordinary, intended purpose.
The complaints filed in the lawsuits also allege Fiat Chrysler has known about the defects in the EGR coolers, as in 2019 Fiat Chrysler recalled over 100,000 Ram 1500 trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014 and 2019 in the U.S. and announced that a remedy for the EGR cooler issue was not yet available, but forthcoming.
Beyond this, Fiat Chrysler told customers to continue to monitor their coolant levels and contact dealers if the levels were consistently low. However, the required repair parts were not available, and dealers were apparently advised that replacement parts were very limited and EGR coolers should be replaced only if the part has failed.
Are Ram EcoDiesel vehicles containing EGR coolers unsafe?
The class action complaint alleges that any vehicle with an installed component that creates a chance of combusting and catching fire is unsafe.
Have Ram EcoDiesel owners been offered anything to resolve this alleged EGR defect?
In 2019 Fiat Chrysler recalled over 100,000 Ram 1500 trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014 and 2019 in the U.S. and announced that a remedy for the EGR cooler issue was not yet available but forthcoming.
Beyond this, Fiat Chrysler told customers to continue to monitor their coolant levels and contact dealers if the levels were consistently low.
However, the required repair parts were not available, and dealers were apparently advised that replacement parts were very limited and EGR coolers should be replaced only if the part has failed.
What is the status of the EGR class action lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was filed on August 27, 2020, and consolidated with two other class action lawsuits.
On August 13, 2021, the court granted in part and denied in part Defendants’ motion to dismiss the Complaint, and Fiat Chrysler filed an Answer on September 3, 2021.
A Scheduling Order was issued on September 22, 2021, setting numerous pretrial dates, including a trial for October 31, 2023.
The court has not yet approved the case to proceed as a class action.
Has the EGR class action lawsuit been settled?
There has been no announcement of a class action settlement or any indication there are any ongoing or scheduled settlement negotiations.
Is there anything I need to do at this time?
At this point, the class action case has not been settled. It also has not been certified to proceed as a class action.
If you want to bring your own claim, you can do so now and opt out either now or when you receive the class action notice. Or the class may be defined as those people who have not sued or settled their claims, and you could be automatically opted out of the settlement.
As settlement has not been reached nor a class certified, there is nothing you are legally required to do at this time. However, there is no reason to wait.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
What happens if I don’t opt out of the Class Action lawsuit or future Settlement?
It depends on how the settlement is structured, but generally, if you do not opt out of the settlement you will be bound by its terms. You will receive any benefits offered in the settlement, either automatically or by submitting a claim form.
However, you will not be able to get more or bring any individual case over the defective Ram EGR coolers, except possibly for personal injury claims.
Why should I opt out of any class action or settlement?
Some class actions provide significant benefits without the need to do much other than complete a claim form. And because the matter is settled, as long as the court approves the settlement you will get the relief described in the class notice.
However, many other people who know their rights may decide that the relief offered as part of the class action settlement is not adequate, that they do not want to wait to get relief, or that they could get more if they do not participate in the class action settlement and go their own way with their own lawyer. This depends on a variety of factors, such as how old is your car, can you document the defect that occurred in your car, have you taken it in for repairs on more than one occasion, do you still own the vehicle, is it still under warranty and where you bought the care – among many other factors.
Depending on the answers to those questions, while there is no guarantee you will receive any recovery, if you opt-out, you may have the opportunity to receive significant relief, including a vehicle repurchase and possible penalties.
What is the Song Beverly Warranty Act?
Song-Beverly, California Civil Code §1793.2(d)(1), is a California state law that requires manufacturers to repair defects after a reasonable number of repair attempts. What is “reasonable” is not part of hard and fast rules – safety defects should be fixed immediately, for example. The defects have to be important, and must “substantially impair the vehicle’s use, value, OR safety.” Civil Code §1793.22(e)(2).
Under Civil Code §1793.2(d)(1), manufacturers must promptly repurchase or replace the vehicle they cannot fix in a reasonable time frame. In addition, Civil Code §1794(c) and §1793.2(d) provides that customers may have a civil penalty up to two times actual damages if manufacturers acted “willfully” (meaning knowingly, but not necessarily with wrongful or malicious intent) in ignoring or failing its obligation under Song-Beverly.
Finally, under Civil Code §1794(d), manufacturers must pay the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and costs as part of the settlement. The Song-Beverly Act is a pro-consumer fee-shifting statute.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
What relief could I get if I bring an individual lemon law lawsuit?
Current or former owners or lessees of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014 and 2019 should be aware that California’s lemon laws and other state and federal laws may force Fiat Chrysler to either “buy the vehicle back” or provide other important compensation.
Under California’s lemon laws, qualifying “lemons” must be bought back, which can mean a large cash refund and payoff of your loan or lease. The refund could be as much as everything you paid for the vehicle and everything you owe: monthly payments, down payments, tax, finance charges, license, registration, etc.
Depending on the circumstances, you could even qualify for two times your money back. What Fiat Chrysler would have to buy it for has nothing to do with its current worth. There is a formula in the law that starts with you getting all your money back and then taking certain deductions and exclusions away from your payment.
Those refunds and exclusions are difficult to understand and can be fought against by knowledgeable consumer attorneys. Don’t settle for small-dollar payments or more possible fixes without speaking to a qualified consumer attorney with your individual best interest in mind.
Watch the mail, watch your email, and contact a consumer lawyer for further advice on a potential lemon law claim.
Free Lemon Law Consultation
There is a lot to consider in deciding whether to pursue an individual lemon law claim.
The Hanson Law Firm is available to help you sort through these questions and make an informed decision.
Please fill out the form below for a free consultation or call 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
Ram 1500 EGR Lemon Law Consultation
All submitted information is treated as confidential and used only for your consultation.
Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel EGR Problems, Class Action Lawsuits and Recall

Lemon Law Safety January 16, 2022 By John Hanson, Esq.
Current or former owners or lessees of Dodge Ram EcoDiesel 1500 trucks manufactured between June 12, 2013, to October 23, 2019, and equipped with allegedly defective exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) coolers need to pay close attention to their legal rights.
As you may already know, there are widespread allegations that particular Ram EcoDiesel EGR coolers are prone to thermal fatigue, which makes the coolers more prone to internal cracks over time, which can cause a vehicle fire.
An internal crack can introduce preheated, vaporized coolant to the EGR system while the engine is running. This is a potentially dangerous situation as the intake manifold may combust and can cause a vehicle fire if the mixture interacts with other hydrocarbons and air in the system.
Current or former owners or lessees should know that California’s lemon law and other state and federal laws may force Fiat Chrysler to either “buy the vehicle back” or provide other important compensation. Under California’s lemon law, qualifying “lemons” must be repurchased, which can mean a large cash refund and payoff of your loan or lease.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
The refund could be as much as everything you paid for the vehicle and everything you owe: monthly payments, down payments, tax, finance charges, license, registration, etc. Depending on the circumstances, you could even qualify for two times your money back. What Fiat Chrysler would have to buy it for has nothing to do with its current worth.
There is a formula in the law that starts with you getting all your money back and then taking certain deductions and exclusions away from your payment. Those refunds and exclusions are difficult to understand and can be fought against by knowledgeable consumer attorneys. Don’t settle for small-dollar payments or more possible fixes without speaking to a qualified consumer attorney with your individual best interest in mind. Watch the mail, watch your email, and contact a consumer lawyer for advice when and if this case settles.
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel EGR Cooler Problems and Recall

In 2019 Fiat Chrysler recalled over 100,000 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014-2019 in the U.S. and announced that a remedy for the EGR cooler issue was not yet available but forthcoming. Beyond this, Fiat Chrysler told customers to continue to monitor their coolant levels and contact dealers if the levels were consistently low.
However, the required parts were not available, and Fiat Chrysler dealers were apparently advised that replacement parts were very limited and EGR coolers should be replaced only if the part has failed.
A class-action lawsuit over the EGR coolers was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on August 27, 2020 (Crawford v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC., 2:20-cv-12341-SJM-DRG) and has been consolidated with several other related actions. The allegations in the Consolidated Complaint have been upheld, and pretrial dates have been set, leading up to a trial in October 2023.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
Status of the Ram EGR cooler class action

A class action lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was filed on August 27, 2020, and was ordered consolidated with other actions.
On August 13, 2021, the court granted in part and denied in part Defendants’ motion to dismiss the Complaint, and Fiat Chrysler filed an Answer on September 3, 2021.
A scheduling Order was issued on September 22, 2021, setting numerous pretrial dates, including a trial for October 31, 2023.
The court has not yet approved the case to proceed as a class action.
What Will Happen in the EGR Class Action and How Do Consumers Protect Themselves?

If the class is certified by the court in a class action lawsuit, the lawyers who bring the class action represent you. You will receive notice if the case is approved by the court to proceed as a class action and of your right to opt out of the class by a specific deadline. If they prevail at trial, you receive whatever relief is awarded by the judge or jury. But if they lose, you may not litigate claims over the issues raised.
As with most litigation, many class action cases settle.
If the case settles and the court preliminarily approves the settlement, you will receive a class notice describing your options. Those options will be: (a) do nothing, in which case you may get nothing but be bound by the settlement, (b) submit a claim form if requested and get whatever relief is made available and you are also bound by the settlement, or (c) opt out and pursue your own claims, in which case you are not bound by the settlement but cannot participate in the relief being offered to class members.
Sometimes a class action settlement may provide significant benefits and requires little effort to participate. It also comes with no risk, as the claims have been resolved. But for people who have had significant damages or have strong lemon law protections, opting out and pursuing one’s individual case or negotiations may provide them an opportunity to receive a better recovery in a shorter period, but with (as always) no guarantee they will get anything in settlement.
When it comes to car class actions, what to do can be a complicated decision, as it can depend on many factors and an accurate understanding of what the law provides. Here are some important factors to weigh with your consumer lawyer:
  • Do you still own the car? (You may still have claims if you don’t)
  • Are you willing to consider the opportunity of getting a more significant recovery as compared to taking what is offered in a settlement?
  • How old is your car, and what is the mileage?
  • Did your car burn oil?
  • Did it ever stall?
  • Did you ever have any other problems? What were/are they?
  • How long was your car in the shop for each repair and in total?
  • Were you ever told the problems you experienced were “normal” by Fiat Chrysler dealers or Fiat Chrysler?
  • Did you have repeated repairs attempted?
  • When did the problems start?
  • When did you first take it in for repair?
  • Where did you buy the car?
  • Did you ever ask them to buy it back before?
  • If they offered to repurchase it, what deductions did they demand?
A qualified attorney working with your best interest in mind needs to weigh all these factors and more.
We are available to help you sort through these questions and make a well-informed decision.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
Dodge Ram EGR Cooler Recall and Class Action FAQ

What is the EGR class action lawsuit name and case number?

Crawford v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC., 2:20-cv-12341-SJM-DRG
When and where was the EGR class action lawsuit filed?

The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on August 27, 2020, and later consolidated with two other lawsuits:
  • Anderson, et al. v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC, Case No. 5:20-cv-13294 (E.D. Mich.) (Levy, J.), filed originally on October 16, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. On December 11, 2020, the parties stipulated to transfer this case to the Eastern District of Michigan, which the court granted on December 14, 2020.
  • Briggs, et al. v. Fiat Chrysler US LLC, Case No. 2:20-cv-13235 (E.D. Mich.) (Drain, J.), filed originally on December 9, 2020.
What do the Plaintiffs allege is the defect in the class action lawsuit?

The class-action lawsuits allege Fiat Chrysler US LLC (Fiat Chrysler) sold hundreds of thousands of Ram 1500 trucks equipped with defective exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) coolers between June 12, 2013, to October 23, 2019.
The lawsuits allege that the EGR coolers are prone to thermal fatigue, which makes the coolers more prone to internal cracks over time. An internal crack will then introduce preheated, vaporized coolant to the EGR system while the engine is running. This is a potentially dangerous situation as the intake manifold may combust and result in a vehicle fire if the mixture interacts with other hydrocarbons and air in the system.
What are the affected vehicle models identified in the class action lawsuit?

Dodge Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic vehicles manufactured between June 12, 2013, to October 23, 2019, and equipped with 3.0L EcoDiesel engines that contain Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) coolers.
How many Ram EcoDiesel vehicles are affected by this EGR defect?

According to publicly available data, the total number of Class Vehicles sold is approximately 3,405,533.
What does the class action claim is the nature of the EGR defect in the RAM vehicles?

The complaints filed in the lawsuits allege that the EGR coolers are prone to thermal fatigue, which makes the coolers more prone to internal cracks over time. An internal crack will then introduce preheated, vaporized coolant to the EGR system while the engine is running. This is a potentially dangerous situation as the intake manifold may combust and result in a vehicle fire if the mixture interacts with other hydrocarbons and air in the system.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
How does the Ram EGR defect violate the affected vehicle warranty?

The complaints filed in the lawsuits allege Fiat Chrysler provided Plaintiffs and the members of the proposed class with written warranties wherein Fiat Chrysler promised to fix any defect in design or manufacture during the warranty period. Fiat Chrysler also warranted in advertisements that the vehicles were safe and reliable. Fiat Chrysler breached these express warranties because the vehicles contain defective Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) coolers.
The complaints filed in the lawsuits also allege Fiat Chrysler also impliedly warranted (obligations the law “implies” in the sale, even if not directly stated) these vehicles would conform to the descriptions promised in Fiat Chrysler’s advertisements and consumer-facing communications. Fiat Chrysler breached the implied warranty of merchantability because the vehicles contained defective EGR coolers. Therefore, the vehicles are defective, unmerchantable, and unfit for their ordinary, intended purpose.
The complaints filed in the lawsuits also allege Fiat Chrysler has known about the defects in the EGR coolers, as in 2019 Fiat Chrysler recalled over 100,000 Ram 1500 trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014 and 2019 in the U.S. and announced that a remedy for the EGR cooler issue was not yet available, but forthcoming.
Beyond this, Fiat Chrysler told customers to continue to monitor their coolant levels and contact dealers if the levels were consistently low. However, the required repair parts were not available, and dealers were apparently advised that replacement parts were very limited and EGR coolers should be replaced only if the part has failed.
Are Ram EcoDiesel vehicles containing EGR coolers unsafe?

The class action complaint alleges that any vehicle with an installed component that creates a chance of combusting and catching fire is unsafe.
Have Ram EcoDiesel owners been offered anything to resolve this alleged EGR defect?

In 2019 Fiat Chrysler recalled over 100,000 Ram 1500 trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014 and 2019 in the U.S. and announced that a remedy for the EGR cooler issue was not yet available but forthcoming.
Beyond this, Fiat Chrysler told customers to continue to monitor their coolant levels and contact dealers if the levels were consistently low.
However, the required repair parts were not available, and dealers were apparently advised that replacement parts were very limited and EGR coolers should be replaced only if the part has failed.
What is the status of the EGR class action lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was filed on August 27, 2020, and consolidated with two other class action lawsuits.
On August 13, 2021, the court granted in part and denied in part Defendants’ motion to dismiss the Complaint, and Fiat Chrysler filed an Answer on September 3, 2021.
A Scheduling Order was issued on September 22, 2021, setting numerous pretrial dates, including a trial for October 31, 2023.
The court has not yet approved the case to proceed as a class action.
Has the EGR class action lawsuit been settled?

There has been no announcement of a class action settlement or any indication there are any ongoing or scheduled settlement negotiations.
Is there anything I need to do at this time?

At this point, the class action case has not been settled. It also has not been certified to proceed as a class action.
If you want to bring your own claim, you can do so now and opt out either now or when you receive the class action notice. Or the class may be defined as those people who have not sued or settled their claims, and you could be automatically opted out of the settlement.
As settlement has not been reached nor a class certified, there is nothing you are legally required to do at this time. However, there is no reason to wait.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
What happens if I don’t opt out of the Class Action lawsuit or future Settlement?
It depends on how the settlement is structured, but generally, if you do not opt out of the settlement you will be bound by its terms. You will receive any benefits offered in the settlement, either automatically or by submitting a claim form.
However, you will not be able to get more or bring any individual case over the defective Ram EGR coolers, except possibly for personal injury claims.
Why should I opt out of any class action or settlement?

Some class actions provide significant benefits without the need to do much other than complete a claim form. And because the matter is settled, as long as the court approves the settlement you will get the relief described in the class notice.
However, many other people who know their rights may decide that the relief offered as part of the class action settlement is not adequate, that they do not want to wait to get relief, or that they could get more if they do not participate in the class action settlement and go their own way with their own lawyer. This depends on a variety of factors, such as how old is your car, can you document the defect that occurred in your car, have you taken it in for repairs on more than one occasion, do you still own the vehicle, is it still under warranty and where you bought the care – among many other factors.
Depending on the answers to those questions, while there is no guarantee you will receive any recovery, if you opt-out, you may have the opportunity to receive significant relief, including a vehicle repurchase and possible penalties.
What is the Song Beverly Warranty Act?

Song-Beverly, California Civil Code §1793.2(d)(1), is a California state law that requires manufacturers to repair defects after a reasonable number of repair attempts. What is “reasonable” is not part of hard and fast rules – safety defects should be fixed immediately, for example. The defects have to be important, and must “substantially impair the vehicle’s use, value, OR safety.” Civil Code §1793.22(e)(2).
Under Civil Code §1793.2(d)(1), manufacturers must promptly repurchase or replace the vehicle they cannot fix in a reasonable time frame. In addition, Civil Code §1794(c) and §1793.2(d) provides that customers may have a civil penalty up to two times actual damages if manufacturers acted “willfully” (meaning knowingly, but not necessarily with wrongful or malicious intent) in ignoring or failing its obligation under Song-Beverly.
Finally, under Civil Code §1794(d), manufacturers must pay the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and costs as part of the settlement. The Song-Beverly Act is a pro-consumer fee-shifting statute.
For a free lemon law consultation fill out the form below or call us at 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
What relief could I get if I bring an individual lemon law lawsuit?

Current or former owners or lessees of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks with EGR coolers built between 2014 and 2019 should be aware that California’s lemon laws and other state and federal laws may force Fiat Chrysler to either “buy the vehicle back” or provide other important compensation.
Under California’s lemon laws, qualifying “lemons” must be bought back, which can mean a large cash refund and payoff of your loan or lease. The refund could be as much as everything you paid for the vehicle and everything you owe: monthly payments, down payments, tax, finance charges, license, registration, etc.
Depending on the circumstances, you could even qualify for two times your money back. What Fiat Chrysler would have to buy it for has nothing to do with its current worth. There is a formula in the law that starts with you getting all your money back and then taking certain deductions and exclusions away from your payment.
Those refunds and exclusions are difficult to understand and can be fought against by knowledgeable consumer attorneys. Don’t settle for small-dollar payments or more possible fixes without speaking to a qualified consumer attorney with your individual best interest in mind.
Watch the mail, watch your email, and contact a consumer lawyer for further advice on a potential lemon law claim.
Free Lemon Law Consultation

There is a lot to consider in deciding whether to pursue an individual lemon law claim.
The Hanson Law Firm is available to help you sort through these questions and make an informed decision.
Please fill out the form below for a free consultation or call 1-855-OPT-OUT1 (855-678-6881).
Ram 1500 EGR Lemon Law Consultation

All submitted information is treated as confidential and used only for your consultation.
 

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Chrysler Australia has recalled a number of Chrysler 300 rear-wheel-drive large sedans due to their possibly excessive noise levels.

1/20/2022


According to the Australian government’s Vehicle Recalls website, 206 examples of the 2020-2021 Chrysler 300 have “external noise levels (that) may exceed the requirements of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 83/00”.

The Transmission Control Module (TCM) of these vehicles may have been improperly programmed, so their owners have been asked to contact their preferred Chrysler dealer to resolve the potential issue.
 
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