Dodge Ram Pickup Transmission Problems: Lemon Law Alert

If your Dodge Ram pickup or Dodge Durango SUV is experiencing one or more of the following problems and you have taken your vehicle to an authorized Dodge dealership for repair 4 or more times for the same problem, it may be time to call in a California Lemon Law expert.

Common transmission problems we are hearing about  from our clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Hard and erratic shifting
  • Transmission slippage
  • Overheating
  • Moving into neutral from a forward gear
  • Activation of the Check Engine light

Some 2013-2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks and 2014-2016 Dodge Durango SUVs have a manufacturing defect that could cause the transmission to not fully engage in Park, which can result in a rollaway situation. The 8-speed automatic transfer cases were not properly machined and in some situations, the vehicle can slip out of Park and cause serious injury and/or property damage.

This rollaway problem is not just happening with the Dodge Ram and the Dodge Durango. Fiat, Chrysler, Jaguar, Land Rover, Jeep, and Ford have all had similar rollaway complaints. In December 2016, the U.S. auto-safety regulators launched a probe into a Fiat-Chrysler defect after receiving reports of rollaway issues and possible gear defects; the defect that allegedly killed actor Anton Yelchin.

NHTSA is also investigating a similar issue.

Other problems with your Dodge Ram or Durango that may qualify under the California Lemon Law include:

  • Transmission leaks
  • Fuel pump failure
  • Electrical issues such as broken gauges, malfunctioning locks, remote start

If you think your vehicle is a lemon, please feel free to fax or email us a copy of your purchase contract or lease agreement (copied onto 3 regular sized sheets of paper, top, middle and bottom), a copy of your current registration, and copies of all of your repair invoices from the dealership. We will evaluate your case for you the same day and let you know if we can help you.

If you have any questions regarding your particular situation, and you reside in the State of California, please call us toll free at

1-855-595-3666
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Debbie Horowitz

Deborah L. Horowitz, an attorney who has been licensed in California to practice law for over 15 years, has dedicated her entire legal career to protecting consumer rights. She has settled over 8,000 lemon law cases and achieved excellent results for her clients.