really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,955 miles

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problem #7

Apr 272013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving in a moderate rain, water began leaking into the back seat on my daughter. I do not have a sunroof. It appears to be leaking into the cab of the truck via the two roof seams where they meet the rear windshield. I have read other complaints online that indicate it could be faulty seals on the roof seams, third brake light seal (creating a hazard of shorting out the light), or the seal of the rear windshield.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #6

May 012012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The front bumper on my 2009 Dodge Ram trx/4/offroad is rusting it is a painted bumper not chrome I contacted the dealer who took pictures and sent them to Dodge they inturn said it is not covered. After receiving a recall notice for the rear pinion nut I decided to research recalls on my Dodge Ram and found that there is a recall on the chrome bumpers for this year and feel that my bumper should be included in the recall because as it was sold to me with the trx/4/offroad package it should have more protection then the chrome bumper even thou it was painted it should of been chipguarded or a vinal covered.

- Long Pond, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 092010

Ram 1500

  • 5,500 miles
Factory recommended running boards were installed by dealer when I purchased the vehicle and bought 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. They were loose in five months. Dealer tightened them. They were loose again six months later dealer tightened them again. They were loose within a few weeks I checked them recently and found they were stripped. I took the truck to the dealer and was told they were not repairable and suggested I get aftermarket boards to replace them at my cost of course. The assist service manager comments "[xxx] I would get aftermarket boards the same thing is probably going to happen to the other side." Obviously there has been other issues with these boards. They are stripped and the dealer is the only one that ever tightened them he obviously had a cya story for Dodge about how I must have stripped them etc. These boards are obviously a safety hazard when they fall off and cause an accident I'm obviously going to be in trouble with legal fees etc. 100,000 mile bumper to bumper should cover esp with safety issues. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 122012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Esp/bas warning lights came on while waiting in the gas lines. The truck fish tails / skids more frequently on slick / rain roads. The lights did not go out after checking fluid levels, electrical connections, etc. It appears to be a common occurrence for Ram 1500slt trucks after doing an internet search on the condition. I have not contacted the dealer yet in hopes of the condition correcting itself, but will shortly. Also, it appears to be the beginning of rust in the rear body / tow frame of the truck after less than four years.

- Cedar Knolls, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 202012

Ram 1500

  • 19,000 miles
Airbags failed to go off after collision with a farm implement being pulled by a farm tractor. Dodge vehicle has damage to frame, passenger side and front of vehicle.

- Canby, MN, USA

problem #2

Dec 012009

Ram 1500

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 75 mph, the contact noticed extreme wind noise around the passenge side door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technicians stated that foam blocks would have to be inserted in the passenger door to reduce the wind noise. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- 20440 State Highway 17, OK, USA

problem #1

Aug 052011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 18,323 miles
In 2007 I purchased a new Ram truck from mckenney Dodge in gastonia N.C. and found leaks in back window, went through N.C. lemon law and was issued a replacement 2009 vehicle. In 2011 discovered replacement vehicle has exactly same issue as 2007 vehicle had. Concerned for safety and safety for family with possibility of mold due to leakage, over long period of time. This issue could only be addressed if consumer discovered leakage otherwise consumer could become sick and not know why.

- Gastonia, NC, USA