really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,896 miles

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problem #7

Aug 112011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,571 miles
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 5.2 ltr. 318 ci. Engine. Throttle stuck fully open when pulling into customers driveway hauling small utility trailer. I put truck in neutral and shot off engine. After 10 minutes I restarted truck and it seems fine now. This is an isolated incident at this time. I inspected fuel linkages from pedal to throttle body and all appears well. There is minimal corrosion and I was unable to duplicate this problem manually.

- Adams, MA, USA

problem #6

Feb 152009

Ram 1500

  • 166,000 miles
Engine lost power on highway had to get a tow home found a whole with shiny clean threads in intake manifold dealer cant help me. So I tried another dealer. They could not help.the 2nd dealer said my truck should not have this opening in the back of intake manifold my truck is stock 5.9 motor I don't know if my truck takes a plug back there or a tube or a vacuum line.

- Plano, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 122008

Ram 1500

  • 128,000 miles
I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and today the gas tank fell on the street. Had I been going at highway speed this would have exploded since I a 25 gallons of fuel. I was lucky I was in a parking lot. There should not be a death until something is done to research the potential problem.

- Madeira Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 151999

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,701 miles
My main complaint is the transmission. The pressure seal for second gear has been replaced 3 times. It lasts for about 30,000 miles and then goes. I've had to pay for the repair 2 out of 3 times. Approx 1400.00.. the last time I had parts put in that were not Chrysler products.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #3

May 252003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
While driving 10 mph, the consumer heard a popping sound, and noticed from the rearview mirror a fire coming from under the vehicle. Consumer stopped the vehicle, shut the engine off, and exited the vehicle. There was minimal damage done to vehicle. An individual investigator concluded that the rollover valve was the cause of the fire.

- Eunice, NM, USA

problem #2

Oct 262000

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle cut off and ran out of gas as a result of sending unit being inoperative. Not showing correct fuel level.

- Richlandtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 111997

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Check engine light comes on while driving, and sometime vehicle stalls, could be a several dangerous situations while driving on icy roads, could be software problem or tank overfilled with gasoline, causing a backup into the charcoal canister clogging the line.

- Denver, CO, USA