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I dropped my truck off at the dealer this morning to have the flash performed. The service adviser plugged in a wireless OBD2 reader and there were two items listed as available for my VIN: FCA Campaign #V08 "2014-2016 DS/WK 3.0L DIESEL" and FCA Campaign #U07 "2013-16 DS & 2014-16 DX 8-SPEED ROTARY SHIFTER". So it appears even though the settlement website states "The earliest date the AEM will be available is May 18, 2019" it is available now. I'll post my Post-AEM feedback later today once I've driven it a bit.
 

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Just now (12:03 MDT) received a text from my dealer asking if I want to schedule the AEM for tomorrow or the next day. So the fix must be available.
 

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Wow! I’m so jealous. Ive called three dealers in my area plus contacted customer care and all say “not available”.

But I just got this by email:

Fiat Chrysler has reviewed your settlement claim submission for your 2014 RAM 1500 LONGHORN CREW CAB 4X4 3.0L EcoDiesel (VIN Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) and determined that you are eligible for compensation under the class action settlement. Please review the attached offer letter for further details about your benefits.
 

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Success finally! I have been calling the service departments specifically asking about the AEM and either they were totally in the dark or were closed minded to even checking for its availability.

New tactic: Here’s my VIN # can you tell me if I have any recalls due. Bingo!

And a heads up to all. It is available at ALL service departments NOW if you can convince the ticket tskers to look for it!
 

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Call my dealership to and they said it was ready to upload. The hotline representative said to sign up online before taking it in.

How long did it take them to perform the update?

LoneStar14 (formally Lonestar4x4)
 

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Well the dealership service department just called and told me they weren't able to get to my vehicle today. They are providing me with a loaner vehicle. So it'll be tomorrow before I can provide feedback on the AEM.

They told me it should only take a couple hours for the update. I'm the first person this dealership has gone through this AEM process with. They discovered FCA REQUIRES the service department to present me with paperwork that goes over what the settlement's extended warranty covers and an AEM Disclosure (stuff I've already read on the settlement website) before they can update the software. I had left before they found out the about the paperwork and so they called me to let me know. They ended up emailing it to me and I replied saying I'd read it and wished to proceed with the AEM update.

Tip: When you take your vehicle in for the AEM update, if you are dropping it off, make sure you have them go through the paperwork with you before you leave otherwise they are not permitted by FCA to update anything.
 

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Wow! I’m so jealous. Ive called three dealers in my area plus contacted customer care and all say “not available”.

But I just got this by email:

Fiat Chrysler has reviewed your settlement claim submission for your 2014 RAM 1500 LONGHORN CREW CAB 4X4 3.0L EcoDiesel (VIN Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) and determined that you are eligible for compensation under the class action settlement. Please review the attached offer letter for further details about your benefits.
How long ago did you send in your paperwork?
 

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I also got the following email and I submitted my application online online late on 3 May.

Fiat Chrysler has reviewed your settlement claim submission for your 2014 RAM 1500 LONGHORN CREW CAB 4X4 3.0L EcoDiesel (VIN ///////////) and determined that you are eligible for compensation under the class action settlement. Please review the attached offer letter for further details about your benefits.

You may submit your completed offer package and release by responding to this email and attaching a scan of the signed documents or by mailing the package to the address noted in the attached letter. You must return both the signed offer letter and the signed and notarized release form.


below is the text of the letter that came with the email.

Fiat Chrysler has reviewed your settlement claim submission for your 2014 RAM 1500 LONGHORN CREW
CAB 4X4 3.0L EcoDiesel (VIN xxxxxxxxxxxxx) and determined that you are eligible for
compensation under the class action settlement. This letter is your formal offer of settlement benefits. As
detailed below, this letter is only an offer. To receive settlement compensation, you must: (1) accept the offer
by signing below; (2) sign and have notarized the attached release form, and send both the offer letter and
release to Fiat Chrysler; and (3) if you have not already done so, take your vehicle to an authorized Fiat
Chrysler dealer to have the approved emissions modification installed.
Should you choose to accept the offer, your benefits will include three components:
a $3,075 cash payment;
the approved emissions modification; and
an extended warranty.
For more information about the approved emissions modification or for details about the extended warranty,
please visit www.EcoDieselSettlement.com or contact us at 1-833-280-4748.
Accepting the Offer: You may accept the offer by signing this letter on the last page and signing and having
notarized the attached release form. You must return both the signed offer letter and the signed and notarized
release form to Fiat Chrysler. If your vehicle has more than one current owner, all of the vehicle’s
owners must sign the offer letter and release form. You may submit the signed and notarized documents
either by (1) replying to the email you received from Fiat Chrysler with the offer letter and attaching a scan
of your completed documents, or (2) by mailing the completed documents to:
EcoDiesel Settlement Claims
P.O. Box 2960
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-2960
You must send both the signed offer letter and the signed and notarized release form before your acceptance
is considered complete. The release only becomes effective and binding after you receive any payment.
Approved Emissions Modification: If you have not already obtained the approved emissions modification
for your vehicle, you may schedule an appointment for your vehicle to receive the approved emissions
modification by contacting an authorized Fiat Chrysler dealer or by calling 1-833-280-4748. To locate your
closest authorized Fiat Chrysler dealer, please visit www.ramtrucks.com/find-dealer.html.
VIN XXXXXXXXXX
Claim No. ??????
Page 2
Payment Method: You will receive your compensation in the form of a check, which will be mailed to you
after Fiat Chrysler confirms that the approved emissions modification has been installed on your vehicle, and
has received your signed offer letter and signed and notarized release form. The check will be mailed to the
address listed at the top of this letter and will be payable to the addressees of this letter only. If your address
does not match the one on this letter or there are multiple owners on this vehicle and they are not all listed on
the first page of this letter, please contact us at 1-833-280-4748.
If you have any questions about the claims process, please visit www.EcoDieselSettlement.com or call
1-833-280-4748.
* *

Before receiving payment, you must also complete the approved emissions modification for your vehicle. Fiat Chrysler will send your settlement check in the mail within six weeks after we receive your signed offer package and signed and notarized release and confirmation from your dealer that your vehicle has the approved emissions modification installed.

If you have any questions about your offer, please call 1-833-280-4748 for assistance or respond to this email.


EDIT- AND BELOW IS THE WORDING OF THE RELEASE DOCUMENT THAT MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED.

INDIVIDUAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS
In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing,
Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
Case No. 3:17-md-02777 (N.D. Cal.)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
MUST BE COMPLETED BY CLAIMANT PRIOR TO RECEIVING ANY CLASS
MEMBER PAYMENT
In exchange for the benefits that (i) the Claims Administrator has determined I am eligible to receive
under the class action settlement agreement in this case (the “Class Action Agreement”), and (ii) one 1
or more of the Defendants, as applicable, has agreed to provide to me, the sufficiency of which I 2
hereby acknowledge, I, on behalf of myself and my agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors,
assigns, insurers, attorneys, representatives, shareholders, owners associations, and any other legal or
natural persons who may claim by, through or under me, hereby fully, finally, irrevocably, and forever
release, waive, discharge, relinquish, settle, and acquit any and all claims, demands, actions, or causes
of action, whether known or unknown, that I may have, purport to have, or may hereafter have against
any Released Party arising out of or in any way related to the 3.0-liter Diesel Matter, except for claims
of personal injury or wrongful death. This Individual Release is effective and binding when I receive a
Class Member Payment under the Class Action Agreement.
This Individual Release incorporates by reference the release and associated provisions set forth in
Section 9 of the Class Action Agreement as if set forth fully herein, and, as to those provisions, shall
have the same scope and effect as the Class Action Agreement. This Individual Release supplements 3
the release and associated provisions set forth in Section 9 of the Class Action Agreement. It does not
supersede them.
I expressly understand and acknowledge that this Individual Release applies to claims of which I am
not presently aware. I expressly understand and acknowledge Section 1542 of the California Civil
Code, which provides: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not
know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by
him or her must have materially
______________________________
The terms “3.0-liter Diesel Matter,” “Action,” “Approved Emissions Modification,” “Claims 1
Administrator,” “Extended Warranty,” “Fiat Chrysler,” “Final Approval Order,” and “Released Party”
have the meanings given to them in the Class Action Agreement.
Defendants, as that term is used herein, include: FCA US LLC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., 2
Sergio Marchionne and his estate, VW Motori S.p.A., VM North America, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH,
and Robert Bosch LLC.
A copy of the Class Action Agreement is available at www.EcoDieselSettlement.com. 3
affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” I acknowledge that I am aware of the contents and
VIN XXXXXXX
Claim No. 58501126
Page 5
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affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” I acknowledge that I am aware of the contents and
effect of Section 1542 and have considered the possibility that the number, nature, or magnitude of all
claims may not currently be known. To ensure that this Individual Release is interpreted fully in
accordance with its terms, I expressly waive and relinquish any and all rights and benefits that I may
have under Section 1542 to the extent that such section may be applicable to the Individual Release
and likewise expressly waive and relinquish any rights or benefits of any law of any state or territory of
the United States, federal law or principle of common law, or of international or foreign law, which is
similar, comparable, analogous, or equivalent to Section 1542 of the California Code to the extent that
such laws or principles may be applicable to the Individual Release.
For the avoidance of doubt, I expressly understand and acknowledge that I may hereafter
discover claims presently unknown or unsuspected, or facts in addition to or different from those
that I now know or believe to be true, related to the 3.0-liter Diesel Matter, the Action and/or the
Individual Release herein. Nevertheless, it is my intention in executing this Individual Release to
fully, finally, irrevocably, and forever release, waive, discharge, relinquish, settle, and acquit all
such matters, and all claims relating thereto which exist, hereafter may exist, or might have
existed (whether or not previously or currently asserted in any action or proceeding) with respect
to the 3.0-liter Diesel Matter or the Action in accordance with the terms of the Class Action
Agreement. This includes, without limitation, any claims I have or may have with respect to the
3.0-liter Diesel Matter under the Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Preservation of Consumers’
Claims and Defenses, 16 C.F.R. § 433.2 (the “Holder Rule”).
The Individual Release shall remain effective regardless of any judicial, quasi-judicial, arbitral,
administrative, regulatory, or other decision relating to the liability of any Released Party in connection
with the 3.0-liter Diesel Matter. For the avoidance of doubt, this Individual Release shall remain
effective even if the Final Approval Order is reversed and/or vacated on appeal, or if the Class Action
Agreement is abrogated or otherwise voided in whole or in part.
This Individual Release waives or releases any right to receive further monetary compensation or to
pursue additional benefits under the Class Action Agreement, except that nothing in this Individual
Release changes any existing rights I may have to challenge or otherwise assert a claim against Fiat
Chrysler arising from (1) a violation by Fiat Chrysler of the Clean Air Act, the California Health and
Safety Code, or applicable regulations thereunder in connection with the certification of the Approved
Emissions Modification, or (2) under the Extended Warranty. This Individual Release is limited to my
vehicle VIN XXXXXX and does not affect my rights, claims, or benefits regarding any
other vehicle.
This Individual Release, and any dispute arising out of or related to this Individual Release, shall be
governed by and interpreted according to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and applicable
jurisprudence relating thereto, and the laws of the State of California notwithstanding its conflict of law
provisions. This Individual Release will be binding upon my successors, transferees, and assigns.
Any disagreement concerning and/or action to enforce this Individual Release shall be commenced and
maintained only in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
I represent and warrant that I have carefully read and understand this Individual Release and that I
executed it freely, voluntarily, and without being pressured or influenced by, or relying on, any
statement or representation made by any person or entity acting on behalf of any Released Party. I
certify that I understand that I have the right to consult with an attorney of my choice before signing
this Individual Release.
VIN XXXXXX
Claim No. 58501126
Page 6
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10. I represent and warrant that I have authority to execute this Individual Release and that I am the sole
and exclusive owner of all claims that I am releasing pursuant to this Individual Release. I
acknowledge that I have not assigned, pledged, or in any manner whatsoever, sold, transferred,
assigned or encumbered any right, title, interest or claim arising out of or in any way whatsoever
pertaining to the 3.0-liter Diesel Matter.
 

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How long ago did you send in your paperwork?
Friday evening. Received this response yesterday morning. Signed and notarized the docs and emailed them back last night. Had notification in email this morning that they had received and approved all paperwork and just waiting on verification of installation of AEM. I’m amazed at how rapidly this is progressing. I got caught up in the VW tdi buyback and it took almost six months to evolve.
 

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AEM has been installed on my truck. The technician actually finished the update yesterday after I had already left with a loaner vehicle. I picked the truck up this morning.

As far as initial impressions, it doesn't seem different. In the first couple miles of driving it felt a little less responsive when accelerating away from stop lights, however it seems to have returned to normal. I'm certain that the computers are just re-learning/re-adapting to my specific driving style as I noticed the same thing when the dealership updated the ECM a few years back as part of the catalyst recall.

I inspected the engine bay and there is a new emissions sticker affixed next to the original one, on the underside of the hood, next to the latch striker.
NewEmissionSticker.jpg

There was nothing physically added to the ECM (no identifying marks or stickers, not touched as it was still covered in dust)

There was a document packet placed in the glove box detailing AEM and the new extended emissions warranty.
GloveBoxPacket.jpg

I did notice the truck now honked the horn when locking. That was a default settings in the head unit I had turned off long ago because I prefer just a flash of the lights when locking/remote starting. I quickly changed it back to my preference in the touch screen settings.

I believe I am the first person to go through the AEM update so I hope my experience helps those who are preparing to do it. It was relatively painless.

Now I'm just waiting for my claim to be accepted so I can get that $$$$

BTW I did check to see if FCA has stolen GDE's tune...but the truck still doesn't allow me to engage cruise control below 20 MPH, so nope. :p
I'll be buying GDE Hot Tune as soon as it's available for the AEM updated ecodiesels! Can't wait!
 

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I haven't received anything from FCA regarding my claim. Maybe I should resubmit?
The same day I submitted my claim I received an email from [email protected] with the Subject Line “EcoDiesel Settlement Claim Submission Received (Claim Number: XXXXXXXX)”. My claim is still being reviewed but I was still able to have the AEM installed. You might check your junk/spam folder if you filed a claim through the online process to see if it was filtered out of your inbox. Good idea to add “[email protected]“ to your email contacts to ensure you receive any future emails from the settlement.

When you complete an online claim submission you are given a claim tracking number (and should get it by email as well) which you can use to check the status here: https://fcacommunity.force.com/EcoDieselSettlement/s/TrackClaim

If you can’t find the email or didn’t write down the tracking number you might try calling the settlement customer service line with your VIN to see if they can help. Or just see what happens if you submit the claim again online.
 

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AEM has been installed on my truck.
There was nothing physically added to the ECM (no identifying marks or stickers, not touched as it was still covered in dust)

I did notice the truck now honked the horn when locking. That was a default settings in the head unit I had turned off long ago because I prefer just a flash of the lights when locking/remote starting. I quickly changed it back to my preference in the touch screen settings.
I don't think that setting is stored in the ECM ( ENGINE control module ) ,
so they are flashing more than just the ECM ..........

Thanks for the Update Texas Ram.
 

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I don't think that setting is stored in the ECM ( ENGINE control module ) ,
so they are flashing more than just the ECM ..........

Thanks for the Update Texas Ram.

No problem, I’m glad the update is useful.

I also had the U07 “auto park” recall completed. Which according to the description required them to “reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Transmission Control Module (TCM) and the Radio Frequency (RF) Hub with updated software to add AutoPark functionality.”

I believe it was the reprogramming of the RF Hub that reset the lock/honk to the factory default setting.
 

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Transmission Control Module (TCM) and the Radio Frequency (RF) Hub with updated software to add AutoPark functionality.”

Is this the safety feature that won't let you move the vehicle with the door open? I had that once and HATED IT! What a pain in the ass! Especially when moving or hooking up a trailer!!!
I DEFINITELY DO NOT want that!
 

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Transmission Control Module (TCM) and the Radio Frequency (RF) Hub with updated software to add AutoPark functionality.”

Is this the safety feature that won't let you move the vehicle with the door open? I had that once and HATED IT! What a pain in the ass! Especially when moving or hooking up a trailer!!!
I DEFINITELY DO NOT want that!
That's exactly what it is, however, the 2013-16 DS & 2014-16 DX 8-SPEED ROTARY SHIFTER recall AKA "AutoPark" is recall campaign #U07 which is entirely separate from the AEM which is Recall Campaign #V08. I don't know for certain but I would imagine you could tell your dealership you only want the AEM and not the U07 recall.
 

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Is this the safety feature that won't let you move the vehicle with the door open? I had that once and HATED IT! What a pain in the ass! Especially when moving or hooking up a trailer!!!
I DEFINITELY DO NOT want that!
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Rainy day project , make your own seat belt clip , REDNECK CLIP ...
I saw in another thread something about the dealer giving out free extra clip to run around this ,
possibly a joke , I don't see dealers giving anything for free , not my dealer anyway ...:( who knows .
 

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Thanks for sharing these updates, please keep us up to date as to how the truck is performing. I'm really curious to see how our vehicles respond long term...do you feel the truck is de-tuned at all or do you think that the fix will ultimately grenade the engine....

Anyone else with the update please share your experience....much obliged .
 
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