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For those who almost get in an accident

This is a discussion on For those who almost get in an accident within the FCA/EPA 3.0L Diesel Settlement and AEM (Approved Emissions Modification) forums, part of the FCA/EPA 3.0L Diesel Settlement and AEM category; Originally Posted by 97hmcs I'm seeing some posts about almost getting hit when pulling into traffic or getting T-boned at intersections, or having difficulty merging ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97hmcs View Post
    I'm seeing some posts about almost getting hit when pulling into traffic or getting T-boned at intersections, or having difficulty merging after the AEM. All I can say after laughing a little is are you really serious? If so, I'm going to suggest a little practice driving before driving on public roads.

    I don't think it's fair to share the road with other drivers under these circumstances. It's not fair to jeopardize the safety of others if you need to relearn driving skills. I'm thinking it might be as simple as anticipating your actions and pressing the accelerator pedal a little further downward. If that doesn't work perhaps a little practice driving one of the following vehicles:

    Ford Fiesta 1.0L. ...
    Toyota Yaris. ...
    Toyota Prius. ...
    Chevrolet Spark. ...
    Smart Fortwo. ...
    Toyota Prius C. Here's another Prius on the list. ...
    Mitsubishi Mirage G4S

    After just a few miles in one of the above referenced vehicles you will think your Ram (with the Approved Emissions Modification) is a rocket ship.
    I agree with you, but you are barking against the wind. Most of the people with this "problem" wouldn't be happy with a Tesla with a 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. They don't know how to drive or care to learn. That goes for about 50% of the idiots I have to drive around on the way to work and home each day. Then there is the way they drive around people towing trailers. Then there is the dolts who think their souped up Ford power dump with a massive 5-wheel trailer is suppose to drive like a 1/2 truck with no load in the back.

    Then there is the State of Michigan cars/trucks and their drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phprof View Post
    Then there is the State of Michigan cars/trucks and their drivers.
    There is nothing any more wrong with the cars/trucks on Michigan roads...
    ...just the idiots behind the steeringwheel especially around the Metro Detroit area
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    Ahhh the woe is me exaggerated world we live in, don't you just love it!

    When I read something like that it immediately discredits anything else they have to say.

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    I only had one unexpected instance where the truck reacted completely different than I'm used to. I've put about 200 miles on it since, and the truck is acting the same as before the AEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash68 View Post
    There is nothing any more wrong with the cars/trucks on Michigan roads...
    ...just the idiots behind the steeringwheel especially around the Metro Detroit area
    I sit corrected. I was trying to be "nice".
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    97hmcs, I know you're only having fun but my limited experience with the AEM is horrible with a cold engine (summer cold, I can't imagine what it will be like in the winter). If one was an aggressive driver and started the truck from cold and pulled out into traffic it would feel like the truck almost stalls and would definitely cause some tire screeching from the approaching traffic.

    I do believe that FCA is in violation of the terms of our agreement in that the vehicle performance and driving characteristics have been negatively impacted and as such expect another round of class action once many people have V08 applied.

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    Bill, Hopefully FCA can get it fixed for you and the others with the same issue.

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    It is not our driving ability or technique, it is the AEM tune.
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    Just a followup on the less than stellar throttle response following the AEM "V08/V11 upgrade" on my 2016 ED. I received a call from a FCA Chrysler rep today about my (and many others too) systemic throttle response issue. She is following up with the dealer to schedule time for the service dept. to run diagnostics on the truck, I'm guessing to get a baseline or see where the problem lies. I'll keep you informed as to where this goes and whether it progresses to an acceptable end.

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