Never really studied out the AEM qualifications on that issue of compensation. Frankly, I really don't understand why we get any compensation as my truck did nothing to damage the environment and has treated me more than right. Said it often that I probably should have PAID for the experience. Look around on this topic right here to find the link that shows who is qualified for what. As for why it is that way, ask both the EPA and FCA. Sorry I cannot look into their thinking.Why would a previous owner get Full amount and I as the person that has owned my 2014 EcoDiesel 1500 the longest (4 of it's 5 years of age) get a smaller portion. Just don't understand that. In the first place they haven't gone through the headaches I've had with Dealerships trying to get it fixed correct. RAM dealership 6 times in an 18 month period for CEL and complete failure of electronic steering (supposedly had to replace steering completely). Anyway, not sure the previous owner that barely got it to 25,000 should have got anything. My incident after the AEM was they forgot to reset the Oil Change after flashing the system so next day was warned on instrument panel I needed to get oil changed as was 0% life. Reality, 49% when taken in. Dealer fixed that quickly after returning it. After AEM no take off power like before. Could easily chirp tires, now would be afraid to pull out in front of anyone closer than 2 football fields away. Seems like turbo takes a bit to kick in unlike before AEM.
An informed owner simply stops the engine, turns the key on, finds the oil life page on the EVIC and then re-sets it to Zero. Then you look into your records of when you last changed the oil. Surely you and everyone keeps records in your owners' manual. Now doing simple math, you can figure out at what mileage you want to change the oil. Write that down or just remember. It does not have to be exact and 10K past the change should not be hard to remember. I did that last night after re-installing my GDE.
In the history of motorized travel for individuals, now over 120 years of it, owners had no computer until recently to do the simple things like that. Try not to rely on a computer to do basic needs. It would be a sad situation if man really needed a computer to live today after man has lived for thousands of years without one.
Good luck owning and operating your truck with success. The more you learn the better you can enjoy a positive Ecodiesel experience.