Dodge Ram Lemon Law Claims

Dodge Ram

Dodge Ram Lemon Law Attorney

Dodge RAM pickup trucks are pitched by Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) for style, handling, and dependability, but many Ram drivers have reported all types of defects. The automaker has also issued numerous Ram recalls and technical service bulletins. If you own or lease a Ram that has ongoing repair problems, you need an experienced California lemon law attorney in your corner.

Wirtz Law APC represents Ram consumers in lemon law claims arising from engine issues, transmission problems, steering and suspension issues, vibration issues, and other defects. We have a working knowledge of the state lemon law and federal warranty law and a track record of achieving positive results through negotiation and litigation.

Common Problems with Dodge RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 Pickup Trucks

We have represented Ram truck owners in lemon law claims over a variety of repair issues:

Front-End Vibrations — The Death Wobble

For years, Ram pickup trucks have been plagued by serious front-end vibrations which have been dubbed “the death wobble” by vehicle owners because the vibration occurs while traveling at high speeds on highways or after hitting a bump on the road, making it difficult to control the vehicle.

Widespread vibration problems have been reported in Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 vehicles. It is unclear whether the vibration problem is caused by the drivetrain, the size of the cabin, the support bars in the roof, or the tires, but Ram has not issued any recall. If your Ram is experiencing excessive front-end vibrations, you may have a lemon on your hands.

Battery Defects

New Ram 1500 owners have reported unexplainable dead batteries on their new purchase, check engine lights coming on after driving short distances, and flashing charging icons.

Transmission Issues

Transmission issues resulting in shifting problems are common in Ram trucks; drivers have reported jerky shifts, late shifts, slow acceleration, clunky shifts, and other problems.

Cracked Dashboards

Cracked dashboards have been a longstanding problem affecting thousands of Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles. The dashboards were likely made of defective plastic composed of cheaper materials that are not capable of withstanding regular use.

Engine Issues

Ram trucks have suffered a wide range of serious engine issues, including:

  • Cam and lifter failures
  • Exhaust manifold failures
  • Compression issues
  • Coolant leaks
  • Engine stalls
  • Cylinder head failure
  • Engine failure
  • Illuminated check engine lights

Ultimately, engine issues affect Ram truck reliability and increase the risk of engine fires. When it comes to your safety, the team at Wirtz Law APC has your back.

Why Choose Wirtz Law APC for Your Dodge Ram Lemon Law Claim?

If your Dodge Ram has experienced ongoing problems that have not been repaired after numerous attempts, you may have a lemon on your hands. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you have powerful legal recourse under the California lemon law. The best way to protect your rights is to work with our experienced lemon law trial attorneys.

We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether you have a valid claim and handle all dealings with Ram. If you’ve brought your Ram in to an authorized repair facility for numerous or repeat repairs during the warranty, you may be entitled to a refund or vehicle replacement.

You may also be able to recover additional civil penalty damages of up to two times your buy back damages if the court finds that RAM wilfully violated certain provisions of the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (the state lemon law). Finally, the automaker will be required to pay attorneys’ fees and costs, which means you will not have any out-of-pocket legal expenses.

Dodge Ram Results

Our legal team has a proven history of achieving positive outcomes in settlement negotiations and is well-prepared to provide you with aggressive courtroom representation. Above all, we are committed to protecting your consumer rights and helping you get the maximum compensation you deserve.


In April 2013, our clients, Melissa and Geoff W. purchased a pre-owned 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 to be Geoff’s primary vehicle. He’d previously always preferred Chevy trucks, but after hearing great things from friends about how reliable and durable Dodge trucks were, he decided take a shot and give Dodge a chance. Unfortunately, he got…

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Dodge Ram Recalls

Defective Airbags

Over the years, FCA has issued numerous Ram recalls and technical service bulletins. Most recently, 2015-2020 Ram 1500, 2015-2016 Ram 2500, and 3500 vehicles were recalled for defective airbags. The recall involved 212, 373 Ram pickup trucks. Dealers were instructed to inspect and repair the defective side airbag assemblies.

Software Issues

In July 2021, Ram recalled 32,002 2019-2020 Ram 3500, 4500, and 550 cab chassis vehicles due to engine calibration software that may not warn about low oil volume, which can result in an oil leak or a punctured engine block, increasing the risk of fire and serious injuries. Dealers were instructed to recalibrate the software.

Contact Our Experienced California Dodge Ram Lemon Law Trial Attorneys

At Wirtz Law APC, we believe that no one should be stuck with a lemon and that automakers must be held accountable. If you own or lease a defective Ram pickup truck, contact us today for a no-cost consultation.

The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Dodge Ram lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. 

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