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You guys are apparently reading that different than me. It says if the vehicle was totaled before Jan 10th.
His was totaled AFTER Jan 10th, therefore he doesn't fall into the category that would exclude him from being a previous owner.
 

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Thanks all, for the input and the well wishes.
Yes the airbag deployment is a sight to behold from the inside. Kind of like riding inside of a marshmallow for a few seconds. Darn glad they were there for me.
What really stinks is I'm supposed to be leaving for Florida with the boat in three weeks for a two week vacation. I've got to do something to become "un-truckless" in pretty short order. As much as hate to, I may be going back to a gasser.
 

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Then yesterday...oncoming driver loses it and takes me out. I'm fairly certain this will end up as a total. Major damage and full air-bag deployment.

Just wondering if/how this will affect me in the settlement since I obviously can't bring it in for the flash and potentially will most likely will be turning it over for salvage soon, once the accident settlement comes around.
Good to hear no one was hurt.
I would definitely mention to your and the other driver's insurance company that this accident has cost you the settlement money. They should be on the hook for the difference between what your entitled to get and the reduced pay out now.
 

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Good to hear no one was hurt.
I would definitely mention to your and the other driver's insurance company that this accident has cost you the settlement money. They should be on the hook for the difference between what your entitled to get and the reduced pay out now.
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Good to hear no one was hurt.
I would definitely mention to your and the other driver's insurance company that this accident has cost you the settlement money. They should be on the hook for the difference between what your entitled to get and the reduced pay out now.
Definitely. That was already on my radar. We both got transported so no information got exchanged on scene. All I have now is a verbal from the officer that she got cited and had proof of insurance. I won't be able to get my hands on the police report until later this week. Then the fun should start. I am not a litigious person by any stretch of the imagination but I'll do what I have to at the first sign of any pushback to making things whole.
 

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Other than a few minor issues, had been pretty much loving my 2015 ED especially for my long boat towing trips. Always had that hint of uncertainty though with all the nay-sayers out there, kind of waiting for my big let down. Now here we are with the settlement in site and I'm feeling pretty good, looking to hang on to this things for a long time.


Then yesterday...oncoming driver loses it and takes me out. I'm fairly certain this will end up as a total. Major damage and full air-bag deployment.

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Just wondering if/how this will affect me in the settlement since I obviously can't bring it in for the flash and potentially will most likely will be turning it over for salvage soon, once the accident settlement comes around.

Any thoughts appreciated. I haven't submitted a claim form yet.
Holy crap!!! Happy to hear you survived.
 

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I have been assaulted recently with mailers and online (emails) from local RAM dealers and FCA wanting us to trade our 2016 ED in and from MoPar wanting us to buy an extended warranty. This is weekly and a new thing and feels like a super effort by FCA. Then yesterday, we took our truck in the local dealer for full service, fuel filter and tire rotation. The service department said they knew nothing of a computer flash related to the settlement. But as we sit in the waiting room, we got a phone call from sales department wanting to know if we were still at the dealership. They said they wanted to buy our truck or offer an especially good deal on a trade in. A team of a sales person, an appraiser and a manager found us and attempted to get us to sale or trade our ED.
We understand that the settlement also includes a "free" and comprehensive extended warranty? It just seems like FCA is attempting to get these 2014, 15 and 16 trucks off the road or out of the hands of the original buyers before the settlement? The $3000 settlement compensation and the approx. $2000 cost of a comprehensive extended warranty represents approx $5000 to FCA on each truck? BTW.....the dealer offered me low book for my truck ($25,000) which is in perfect condition and at this point (knock on wood) is running perfectly and wanted $57,000 for their equivalent 2019. I'm not sure I trust FCA in this situation. Although we currently love this truck....I still feel the court should force FCA to at least offer a buy back. From what I hear and read.....all of us ED owners could have a major engine failure at any time and at any mileage, not a very comfortable feeling.

I brought this up back in early January when I was assaulted......... Most everyone tried to convince me that it was standard practice.

I bet the targeted phone calls, mailers, etc. have tripled since January.

I do believe FCA is trying to get all the 14-16's off the market that they can. I don't think they give a rip about the $3k cash.... the additional 48k warranty is going to really cost them. Lots and lots of high mileage trucks out there, that they are going to have to really work on.
 

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I brought this up back in early January when I was assaulted......... Most everyone tried to convince me that it was standard practice.

I bet the targeted phone calls, mailers, etc. have tripled since January.

I do believe FCA is trying to get all the 14-16's off the market that they can. I don't think they give a rip about the $3k cash.... the additional 48k warranty is going to really cost them. Lots and lots of high mileage trucks out there, that they are going to have to really work on.
Some interesting thought and reasoning, but my experience is the opposite. Dealers know people tend to replace their vehicles about every 3 to 5 years and they make a big push on those anniversary dates to get folks into the showroom. The corporation knows this as well and uses the same approach. Guess where the 2014-16 EDs fall in this time line? This is nothing more than a pre-programmed effort to get you to trade in on a newer model. I have a 2015 ED, my wife has a 2015 Honda Civic. Know what? We're both getting the same amount of dealer and corporate push to trade for a new vehicle. Again, just my experience, but I doubt there is any concerted push by FCA to get these trucks off the road.
 

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Definitely. That was already on my radar. We both got transported so no information got exchanged on scene. All I have now is a verbal from the officer that she got cited and had proof of insurance. I won't be able to get my hands on the police report until later this week. Then the fun should start. I am not a litigious person by any stretch of the imagination but I'll do what I have to at the first sign of any pushback to making things whole.
Quick follow up - Don't want to hijack this thread with my personal issues:
- My earlier statement about maybe going back to a gasser, didn't happen. My new 2018 Laramie ED should be here Monday or Tuesday.
- Found out today from Police Report that she did get cited but did not have insurance. (That's a real shocker in this state...not.)

- And just to rub my nose in it, the little FCA flyer notifying me that I am entitled to a settlement arrived in the mailbox today!
 

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Some interesting thought and reasoning, but my experience is the opposite. Dealers know people tend to replace their vehicles about every 3 to 5 years and they make a big push on those anniversary dates to get folks into the showroom. The corporation knows this as well and uses the same approach. Guess where the 2014-16 EDs fall in this time line? This is nothing more than a pre-programmed effort to get you to trade in on a newer model. I have a 2015 ED, my wife has a 2015 Honda Civic. Know what? We're both getting the same amount of dealer and corporate push to trade for a new vehicle. Again, just my experience, but I doubt there is any concerted push by FCA to get these trucks off the road.
I got a call from the dealer on my 1 year anniversary. Got another this past year.
 

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...... the little FCA flyer notifying me that I am entitled to a settlement arrived in the mailbox today! (3/20/19)

Has everyone received the flyer? I haven't received mine yet. Has this program kicked off yet? My truck is going to be in the shop for a week and I would love them to reflash, where I can submit for my $3k.


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I should read more......


The Approved Emissions Modification ("AEM")..... The AEM will be made available within 15 days after the Court grants final approval of the settlements.

The Court has scheduled a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlements for May 3, 2019,


So probably May 18-20 will be the first dates to get the truck in and the extended warranty initiated?????

I was going to drag my feet on getting the truck in, to maximize my warranty longevity.... but the truck has had to go to the shop twice in the past 60 days, so I am eager to get that extended warranty activated.

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So, when are they going to open the online claim submission option? This is taking on the feeling of one other major website release in recent history.

... and before you say it ... yes ... I have signed up for email updates.
 

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So, when are they going to open the online claim submission option? This is taking on the feeling of one other major website release in recent history.

... and before you say it ... yes ... I have signed up for email updates.
read Big John's post
 

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read Big John's post
That doesn't answer my question. The letter I received (and website) stated that the web-based submission form would be available sometime in April. Well, it is April 10th and I was just wondering if/when it would open. Checked the web-site again and just the same-ole shtick.

Thanks for the confirmation.
 

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That doesn't answer my question. The letter I received (and website) stated that the web-based submission form would be available sometime in April. Well, it is April 10th and I was just wondering if/when it would open. Checked the web-site again and just the same-ole shtick.

Thanks for the confirmation.
I can't access the site right now but the site used to say after the court approved the settlement in May - ie; John's psot
 

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- And just to rub my nose in it, the little FCA flyer notifying me that I am entitled to a settlement arrived in the mailbox today!


As has been mentioned, you should still be eligible for the full payment, because the ownership timeframe is listed UP TO January 2019. Your truck was totalled after that.

So you should still be eligible! But the settlement requires you to get the emissions update, which is not going to happen on your totaled truck. Probably a fair amount of phone calls in your future... but I do believe you should be eligible for the full amount.
 

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That doesn't answer my question. The letter I received (and website) stated that the web-based submission form would be available sometime in April. Well, it is April 10th and I was just wondering if/when it would open. Checked the web-site again and just the same-ole shtick.

Thanks for the confirmation.
I was unable to file paperwork online as well, however it allowed me to download and print paperwork which was submitted by snail mail. We have three Eco diesels, one Ram truck and two Jeep Grand Cherokees.
 

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Am going on 2500 mile fishing trip June 18th, hope the AEM is ready and installed. It will allow me make a good comparison as I have done this trip to Idaho
and Montana several times in the past. 80 MPH Speed Limits for more than half the trip up and back... Have all the past trips recorded in my phone
App.
 
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