Has Water Leaked into Your Ram 1500?

Has Water Leaked into Your Ram 1500?

Conn Law, PC is investigating complaints by California owners and lessees of 2016-2022 Ram 1500 vehicles, complaining of water leaking into their vehicles’ cabins. Specifically, Ram 1500 drivers complain that water leaks from the third brake light above the rear window into the cabin. Drivers notice a wet headliner and soaked carpets after rain or even a carwash.

Description of the Problem

Water leaks or “intrusions” can cause serious issues. To begin with, it can leave bad odors, smells, and mildew.

In addition, once water gets into a vehicle’s electrical system, components will short circuit plague the vehicle with electrical issues. For example, the dash will flicker, the radio will go on and off on its own, the windows might not roll up, and other warnings will come on.

This can cause serious safety risks if the electrical issues impact components such as the push-to-start ignition, locks, windows, lights, or back up camera. In fact, this can even impact the airbags!  As a result, it isn’t just distracting; it can be dangerous.

What’s more, cars today can have over one mile of electrical wiring. Once water intrudes into the wiring harness, the truck will never be the same. It doesn’t matter how many repair attempts you give manufacturer FCA US LLC.

The intricate nature of these electrical systems means that even a small amount of water can lead to significant issues. Over time, this moisture can cause further unseen damage, complicating repairs and potentially leading to recurring problems.

Lemon Law Implications

As a result, once water gets in the cabin, the truck may qualify as a lemon. Even with numerous repairs, electrical issues will keep coming back. And each repair will take days, if not weeks or months, leaving you without your car.

So, if you are a California owner of a 2016-2022 Ram and water has leaked into your truck, you may be entitled to a vehicle refund, vehicle replacement, money damages, or other compensation under the lemon law. Attorneys’ fees and costs are billed to the manufacturer and not to you.

Keeping a detailed record of these leaks and repair efforts is key in a lemon law case, showing a pattern of ongoing problems despite repeated attempts to fix them. Knowing your rights is vital, and getting the right legal advice can make all the difference.

Ram Models Affected

According to reports, water can leak into the cabin of a 2016 Ram 1500, 2017 Ram 1500, 2018 Ram 1500, 2019 Ram 1500, 2020 Ram 1500, 2021 Ram 1500, or 2022 Ram 1500.

Did your Ram suffer from a water intrusion?

Reach out to Conn Law, PC for for a free consultation and guidance in dealing with this issue. We’re here to help ensure your rights as a vehicle owner are fully protected. You can call us at 877-421-9759 or fill out the intake form below.

 

February 29, 2024

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