Dodge Ram Acceleration Lawsuit Investigation
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Anyone who owns a 2011 - 2016 Dodge Ram.
- What's Going On?
- Complaints have surfaced that certain Dodge Ram vehicles are experiencing acceleration problems, including sudden acceleration and failure to accelerate. The attorneys we work with want to hear from drivers who experienced these problems to help determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.
ClassAction.org is looking into reports that certain Dodge Ram vehicles are experiencing potentially dangerous acceleration problems. We’ve looked through complaints sent to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and found that a number of Dodge Ram owners had reported:
- Sudden acceleration
- Unintended acceleration
- Hesitation on acceleration
- No acceleration
- Sluggish acceleration
Acceleration Problems Reported to NHTSA, CarComplaints.com
A number of complaints have been submitted to the National Highway and Traffic Administration and posted on websites like CarComplaints.com. Some of these complaints can be found below [sic throughout]:
“I've only owned the truck 1 Month. Made my first payment one day earlier, when my wife & I were heading down a busy street with the truck getting faster & faster. First I thought the cruise control was on, so I tapped the brake. Then I tried on the steering wheel, but no go. I also put the truck in neutral, but the engine just kept reving right up so I couldn't put in park because I would have to put it through reverse.” Ken W., CarComplaints.com
“Basically, anytime I have to accelerate full throttle like entering a highway and needing to merge, or changing lanes on the highway...etc...this issue occurs nearly all the time. When I have to floor it, there is a second or so of hesitation and lag, followed by what I could really refer to as "turbulence". It's a combination of a stutter and jerk until the truck kicks into gear and accelerates. This is a significant issue because entering a merge lane on a highway can be dangerous which is why I floor it to give myself time to get in lane and not have a person have to slam on their brakes because I’m not getting up to speed.”Ramforumz.com
“After a weekend of camping I loaded up the truck and was on my way home doing approx 45-55 mph. I stop at a red light and as soon as I get a green I proceed to accelerate except I have no acceleration. I looked down and see ‘service throttle control’. My vehicle has now entered limp mode leaving me to drive 120 miles home on the interstate at 15-25 mph with very limited acceleration if any. Also 3 weeks before this I had sparatic acceleration at stoplights almost as if my truck wanted to jump into the back seat of the car ahead of me…this is a very unsafe condition and needs answers.” NHTSA ID Number: 10568338
“The contact owns a 2012 dodge ram 1500…the vehicle would often lose power or would become unresponsive to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, the vehicle was not repaired…the current mileage was 5,000.” NHTSA ID Number:10494736
“2014 ram 1500 sudden, unexpected acceleration from 900 rpm to approx 3,000 rpm range, while descending rough terrain at very critical low speed.” NHTSA ID Number: 10661695
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