More Problems with Ram Trucks
Ram is one of the leading truck brands in the United States. The company sold 569,388 trucks in 2021, beating the popular Chevy Silverado for a second time. There is no denying that Ram is a giant when it comes to the truck marketplace, and the company now offers a number of different models, including Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 2500—as well as vans.
Unfortunately, with more and more trucks being sold, more and more problems are emerging. In recent years, the company has been involved in multiple recalls and has seen a number of complaints from Ram owners, ranging from issues with navigation to problems with the backup camera to electrical issues.
For instance, for the 2020 Ram 1500, there were eight recalls according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. One of the recalls, which was issued on April 2, 2020, involves the rearview camera. According to the recall—which also includes affected 2019-2020 Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 Pickups, among other vehicles—a software error existed that could cause the rear view camera image to stay displayed even when the vehicle was no longer in reverse. Because of this, the vehicles did not comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for “Rearview Mirrors.” In order to fix this issue, dealers offered to update the radio display software and affected Ram owners also had the option to remotely update their software through an Over-The-Air update.
In another recall that occurred this past November, there were certain 2019-2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks, as well as Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 cab chassis vehicles that were equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines that were recalled because of the High Pressure Fuel Pump. According to the recall, the High Pressure Fuel Pump could potentially fail and cause the engine to suddenly stall, a potentially dangerous occurrence. Over 222,000 vehicles were potentially affected. For this recall, affected Ram owners could take their vehicle to the dealership to Dealers to get the High Pressure Fuel Pump replaced, in addition to having the Powertrain Control Module software updated and receiving an inspection and possible replacement of fuel system components that need to be fixed.
In addition to these recalls, there have been other complaints from Ram owners in recent years. There have been a number of complaints that have been published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website raising potential issues with Ram vehicles. For the 2020 Ram 2500 alone, there are over twenty complaints on the website related to the fuel/propulsion system. Additionally, there are other complaints from Ram vehicle owners, ranging from issues involving the service brakes to problems related to the engine to electrical system and power train problems.
A consumer should be able to rely on their truck functioning safely, without having to bring it back to the dealer for multiple repairs. If you’ve had problems with your Ram truck, you are not the only one out there. Fortunately, you have options. The law protects you.
The experienced automobile lawyers at Timothy Abeel & Associates can help you get results, and end the headache of constant repairs. At Timothy Abeel & Associates, we do not charge our clients any fees. Instead, our fees are paid by the auto companies when we earn the settlement or award our clients deserve. If you want to find out more about what our firm can do for you and your vehicle issue, contact us today.