A number of Dodge truck owners are aggravated with frequent mechanical problems that are related to the new technology used in these vehicles. Those vehicles affected include Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins 6.7 diesel trucks for the years 2007 through 2010 and the Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins 6.7 diesel trucks for the same years. A number of product defect law firms have received requests from owners of these vehicles, asking for legal representation and assistance. The problems experienced include stalling, a check engine light that stays on, and many other issues reported by the owners of these vehicles.
Dodge RAM trucks which come equipped with the 6.7 Liter Cummins turbo diesel engine have been causing big headaches for Chrysler, because of defects and needed repairs in the model years 2007 through 2010. A frequent complaint is that the check engine light comes on without any cause and the owner ends up taking the vehicle to the dealership for repairs under the vehicle warranty. Common issues seen by dealers include transmission problems, fire hazards in the engine bay area, faulty computer controls for the engine, problems with the emission systems, and even issues with the turbo components.
There have been a number of technical service bulletins issued by Dodge due to problems with this engine control software, and also some regarding soot accumulations in the turbocharger which is excessive and may result in problems with the emissions of the vehicle. There are lemon laws in place under the product defect liability laws, and if you are the owner of a 2007-2010 Dodge Ram 2500 or Dodge Ram 3500 with Cummins diesel engine and have experienced problems with your vehicle then you may be entitled to receive cash compensation. In addition there are experienced lawyers who will take your case on a contingency basis, which means the lawyer only receives payment if you receive financial compensation.
Dodge issued a Fire Recall Alert concerning 2007 and 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 trucks with Cummins diesel engines. The company received fourteen reports of fires which started in the engine bay compartment. These fires were caused by material used for noise insulation that sagged down and came into contact the exhaust gas recirculation cooler for the diesel engine. The solution to this problem is a simple bracket installation. This recall notice covered more than one hundred thousand vehicles. Another recall for Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine for model years 2007, 2008, and 2009 was issued by Chrysler due to emissions, and this was the Chrysler Emissions Recall J35 Letter. This specific problem affected the Engine Control Module, and the solution was to have this module reprogrammed at a dealer facility.
If you own one of these vehicles and have experienced any of these problems or others then you should call a lemon law attorney as soon as possible. If your vehicle experienced problems due to a product defect then you could be eligible to receive monetary compensation for all of your time, aggravation, and expense. The Chrysler Group, LLC is the defendant in a class action lawsuit which was started in January 2010, and you may be entitled to be included in the group if you own one of the affected trucks. Unless you contact an attorney experienced in product defect laws you may not even realize you have a case. There is no charge if you do not recover, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. An experienced attorney can help you recover the money that you deserve, with no risks involved.