The exact wording from FCA is: " This AEM is not expected to change any of your key vehicle attributes, such as reliability, durability, vehicle performance, drivability, engine noise or vibration, or other driving characteristics."
So they LIED to us. The lag is most definitely a change of characteristic, and performance.
I have already spoken via phone with one of the lawsuit attorneys about this. He said that discussions were already in progress with FCA about this.
Today, I also spoke with someone involved with these legal proceedings. I was told FCA and EPA acknowledge there is an acceleration issue and apparently are in on-going discussions about the problem. The legal teams are not being clued in at this time to those discussions. Apparently there is some sort of case review in early September and the legal team hopes to learn more about this issue at that time. When I asked if it might be good to record pre-AEM performance data, the person I spoke with thought that would be a good idea. They also suggested I wait as long as possible to complete the AEM. As my extended warranty goes until May of next year, I was planning to wait until early 2Q20 to have it completed.When I asked if accepting the cash from FCA would give up rights to actions should the vehicle performance have been measurably compromised, country to FCA claims, I was told it would not.
Meanwhile Clifford our big red truck has recently completed another round trip towing adventure between SC and CA and is about 7500 miles from hitting 200,000.