Ram has announced a recall for all 131,700 of its 2021 Ram 1500 trucks equipped with 5.7-liter V8 eTorque mild hybrid engines due to a serious issue that may cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly while driving, potentially resulting in crashes.
The root cause of the problem has been traced to defective engine software, which can result in an incorrect combination of air and fuel, leading to stalling, engine shutdown, and other serious issues.
This is the 10th recall for the 2021 Ram 1500 pickup, with previous recalls ranging from screen issues to fuel pump failures. One serious safety issue was identified where the brake pedal could separate from the master cylinder, resulting in a loss of brakes. There were also multiple recalls related to issues with the rearview camera display for backover prevention.
If you are a Ram 1500 owner, please stay informed about these recalls to ensure your safety and the proper functioning of your vehicle. You can find more information on Ram’s recall center or on NHTSA’s recall tool (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) using your truck’s VIN number. The recall number for the 2023 2Torque recall is 23V-265.
2023 RAM eTorque Recall Overview
Ram is recalling 131,700 1500 pickup trucks equipped with 5.7-liter V8 eTorque engines and manufactured between June 3, 2020, and Sept. 12, 2021. The recall is due to a potential problem identified in the powertrain control module (PCM) software. Between 2020 and 2023, Ram received 636 warranty claims, 206 customer records, and 53 field reports that are potentially associated with the issue.
To address the issue, Ram dealerships will provide free software updates to affected truck owners to fix the problem. Ram has already identified nearly 900 reports of trucks stalling while driving, including one crash without injuries.
If you own a 1500 pickup truck with a 5.7 hemi eTorque engine manufactured between June 3, 2020, and September 12, 2021, make sure to check if your vehicle is affected by the recall and take it to your local Ram dealership for the free software update. Ram will reach out to both dealers and drivers starting June 2, 2023.
What is the root cause of 2022 Ram eTorque problems?
Ram has identified a potential issue in its 2021 Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with 5.7-liter V8 eTorque mild hybrid engines. The problem lies in the powertrain control module (PCM) software, which may cause the engine to shut down completely due to an incorrect air-fuel mixture that is too rich. This stalling issue can pose a significant risk of crashes if it happens while the vehicle is in motion.
Which makes and models experience the eTorque problems?
Ram has recently announced the recall of its 2020 and 2021 model year 1500 pickup trucks due to eTorque issues. Please note, however, that other Ram vehicles may also be affected by these issues.
If you have recently purchased a Ram 1500 pickup, you should remain vigilant and monitor your vehicle for any signs of problems. If you notice any irregularities with your Ram vehicle, such as stalling or sudden loss of power, it’s recommended to take it to a qualified mechanic for inspection and repair.
In some cases, the issues may persist despite repair attempts, leading to frustration and potential financial losses. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be worthwhile to seek the advice of a legal professional who specializes in lemon law claims.
They can help you navigate the legal process and determine the best course of action to protect your rights and interests. Remember, as a consumer, you have the right to a safe and reliable vehicle, and it is essential to take action if these rights are compromised.
How do I know if my Ram hemi eTorque engine is defective?
Here is a list of the reported symptoms associated with eTorque problems in RAM 1500 vehicles between 2019 and 2022:
- Abrupt engine shut-off
- Automatic emergency brake activation
- Sudden system failure
- Dependence on turning off AC or ventilated seats
- Incorrect battery voltage readings
- Faulty oil pump
- Cooling system malfunctions
- Rocker arm problems
- Cylinder head failures
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in your RAM 1500 vehicle, you should present your vehicle for warranty repairs to an authorized Ram dealer. Ignoring these warning signs can not only cause further damage to your vehicle but also pose a significant risk of accidents and injuries.
Can I file a lemon law claim?
If you’ve been struggling with repeat issues related to the Ram eTorque problems, even after multiple repairs under warranty, you may be eligible for a lemon law claim. The Lemon Laws exist to protect consumers who have purchased or leased new or used defective vehicles. The lemon laws vary by state.
In order to qualify under the California Lemon Law, the vehicle generally must have a defect that affects its use, value, or safety, and the problem has not been resolved after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
Navigating the lemon law claims process can be daunting, and it often involves extensive paperwork and legal analysis and procedures. That is why we recommend working with an experienced lemon law attorney who can evaluate your case, determine your eligibility, and guide you through the claims process.
At the Lemon Law Experts, we specialize in the California Lemon Law and we have successfully helped thousands of consumers across the State of California get the compensation they deserve for their defective vehicles.
What are the Potential California Lemon Law Remedies?
Under the California Lemon Law, qualifying claims are eligible for a refund, replacement vehicle, or cash compensation. A refund consists of the reimbursement of all monies spent on the lemon including the down payment, monthly payments (minus a usage fee which is a value assigned for when the vehicle was trouble-free), the reimbursement of all incidental expenses related to the lemon, and the payoff of any outstanding loan or lease payments.
A replacement consists of doing a collateral exchange for a vehicle that is substantially similar to the one that is a lemon.
A cash and keep consists of retaining possession of the vehicle and receiving cash for the issues you experienced with it.
As a prevailing party, the California Lemon Law mandates that the auto manufacturer pay for the consumer’s attorney fees and costs. This makes pursuing a California Lemon Law claim a right and easy decision. With our firm, we only get paid if we win your case and you will not come out of pocket for our representation.
You Should Contact the Lemon Law Experts
At the Lemon Law Experts, we understand the complexities of the claims process and can help you gather and organize the necessary documentation to build a strong case.
Be sure to maintain detailed records of your vehicle’s repair history, including the dates of repairs, the issues that were addressed, and the results of each repair attempt, as these records will be essential in building a case for a lemon law claim.
Attempting to walk through the claims process on your own can be frustrating and overwhelming, and you may not receive the full compensation you’re entitled to.
With our help, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have a team of skilled and experienced attorneys on your side fighting for your rights. Do not let a defective eTorque system in your RAM 1500 cause you more stress and financial burden. Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step towards getting the compensation you deserve.