Dodge Ram 2500 & 3500 Cummins Diesel Engine $6M Settlement

Will Gendron
Editor in Chief
Published
July 6, 2024 12:01 AM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Dodge Ram 2500 & 3500 Cummins Diesel Engine $6M Settlement
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$100.40 per eligible truck
Deadline:
SUBMIT CLAIM

If you purchased or leased a new 2013, 2014, or 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 truck with Cummins Diesel between November 26, 2014, and July 13, 2016, you may be eligible to collect $100.40 as part of a class action settlement.

FCA US LLC has agreed to pay $6,000,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for allegedly fraudulent advertising and selling of Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks with Cummins Diesel engines that did not perform as advertised. This settlement aims to compensate affected consumers who purchased or leased these vehicles during a specified period. If you are a class member, you could be eligible for a payment from the settlement fund.

Can I Claim an Award?

To be eligible for this settlement, you must have purchased or leased a new Dodge Ram and meet one of each of the following criteria:

  • Models
    • Dodge Ram 2500
    • Dodge Ram 3500
  • Years:
    • 2013
    • 2014
  • Engine:
    • Cummins Diesel
  • Transaction Date:
    • Between November 26, 2014, and July 13, 2016
  • Eligible States:
    • Alabama
    • Colorado
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Kentucky
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Washington.

Note that class members have been identified using purchase and ownership records obtained from FCA US.

How Much Can I Get?

  • Approximately $100.40 per eligible truck

Each class member shall be entitled to one pro rata share of the net settlement fund for each eligible truck, identified by VIN, the class member purchased or leased. For example, a class member who purchased one eligible truck during the class period will be entitled to one pro rata share of the net settlement fund, while a class member who purchased two eligible trucks during the class period will be entitled to two pro rata shares of the net settlement fund

The final amount to be paid to each class member will depend upon the fees, costs, and incentive awards approved by the court, but it is estimated to be approximately $100.40 per eligible truck.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Proof is not applicable to claim the reward as class members have been identified using purchase and ownership records obtained from FCA US.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you do not need to take any action if you are a class member and do not request exclusion from the class. Payments from the settlement fund will be distributed to class members who have not opted out of the settlement in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement and any applicable order entered by the court for their respective pro rata share of the net settlement fund.

How do I Get Paid?

Payments will be made by check to the address reflected in FCA US’s records. Ensure your address is up-to-date to receive your payment without any issues.

$6,000,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount is $6,000,000. This amount will be divided equally among class members after the payment of costs, attorney fees, and service awards as may be approved by the court. Plaintiffs will apply for reasonable service awards to be paid from the settlement fund for the time and efforts spent by plaintiffs in this matter. Plaintiffs will request service awards of $5,000 for each plaintiff. Any such awards shall be subject to court approval and will be paid from the settlement fund.

Plaintiffs’ class counsel will apply to the court for an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses from the settlement fund, which shall not exceed 30% of the settlement fund and shall include time already spent in prosecuting this case and time estimated to be expended through final implementation of this settlement agreement.

Plaintiffs’ class counsel will also seek an award of out-of-pocket expenses already incurred in prosecuting this case and estimated expenses through the final implementation of this settlement agreement. Any award of class counsel attorneys’ fees and expenses from the settlement fund shall be subject to court approval and will be paid from the settlement fund.

Important Dates

  • Fairness Hearing: October 10, 2024
  • Deadline to File a Claim: Not applicable

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

The lawsuit claims that defendants Cummins and FCA US defrauded consumers by developing, advertising, and selling Model Year 2013 – 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks with a Cummins 6.7-liter diesel engine with a Selective Catalytic Reduction System that did not perform as advertised and failed to disclose two material defects in the trucks, namely a “washcoat defect” and “flash defect.”

Both sides agreed to the settlement to avoid the cost and risk of a trial, and the class members affected can get compensation. This settlement is the product of extensive negotiations between lawyers for the plaintiffs and defendants. The plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ counsel think the settlement is fair and in the best interests of all class members.

Notice Letter

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Status
Pending Court Approval
Settlement Amount
$6,000,000
Award
$100.40 per eligible truck
Is Proof Required?
TBD
TBD
Days Remaining to file Claim
Claim Deadline
Fairness Hearing
October 10, 2024
Final Approval Hearing
Case Number
2:17-cv-12168-TGB-SDD
Case Title
Raymo et al. v. FCA US LLC and Cummins Inc.
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
JND Legal Administration PO Box 91227 Seattle, WA 98111 1-844-633-0696 info@2500-3500dieselscrsettlement.com
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