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.
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.
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.
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?
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