really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,778 miles

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problem #7

May 102014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
With only 37,000 miles on this truck I experienced all of my dashboard lights related to ABS to light up. Had codes read revealing C2200 anti-lock brake module internal and C120D rear traction control prime valve control circuit low. The truck was still drivable up until the right front wheel and wheel assembly overheated and caused my right front disc rotor to overheat and begin to come apart from the inside out and also caused a blown piston sleeve on the break caliper to cause the front wheel assembly to actually overheat with smoke and extreme asbestos smelling heat coming out of the wheel. I have contacted the dealer to ask them if they would help honor what is in fact a vehicle with just 1000 miles more than the 36,000 mile warranty and they refused to take any responsibility for the failure of the ABS system or the blown caliper and rotor. I have since at my expense replaced two front disc rotors and 1 right front caliper and added my second set of new brake pads ( the set that was on there were just replaced and only had about 6000 miles on them.) I have read online that this problem has happened to over 75,000 Dodge Ram pick up trucks and I can not imagine that this is not a safety related issue that at least gets Dodge to acknowledge they have faulty electronic braking equipment.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 122014

Ram 1500

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that he noticed an exhaust leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who advised that the bolts of brakes manifolds were fractured on each side and causing the leak. The dealer recommended having the bolts replaced. The manufacture was alerted of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #5

Jan 202014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
I was driving in snow and slippery conditions and as I started to accelerate I could feel that the snow was having an effect on my trucks traction and with that the traction control light illuminated on my dashboard to inform me that one of my drive wheels must be loosing traction. After moving along at highway speeds on dry salt treated pavement the ABS, brake, esp, and bas, light all came on and have not gone off since. I am not sure what effect this will have on my braking ability if traction becomes an issue or if heavy braking is involved.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 042013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 37,582 miles
Right front tire slid on a patch of ice the size of 2 dinner plates when approaching a parking stall. The rest of the parking lot was virtually free of ice at the time. Multiple warning lights on the dash appeared and the ABS no longer worked. When taken to the nearest mechanic, a failed ABS module was suspected. They could not completely confirm, or repair due to Chrysler proprietary codes. Took the truck to the nearest Dodge/Chrysler dealer, 60 mile roundtrip, where a failed ABS module was verified. Scheduled a return trip 11 days later for repair as the part was not on hand and required ordering.

- Lyons, KS, USA

problem #3

Feb 252013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,227 miles
While coming to my destination, as I let off the accelerator, I noticed a pull to the side, and felt increased drag without foot on brakes.while exiting vehicle, I noticed a burning/metallic smell from front of vehicle and saw steam/smoke coming from front drivers side wheel.I looked close and saw discoloration of brake caliper and knew that it could not be driven until corrected. Aluminum alloy wheel was too hot to touch. There was no warning that was going to happen(breakdown).these were the original brakes from when purchased new on truck from me.it had 42,227 on it when this occured.was flat-bed towed to Dodge dealer who said both sides needed replacement of rotors, pads, brake hoses, calipers which came out to $1200 which is crazy for the low mileage.dealer acted like this is normal maintenance.

- Shirley, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 252013

Ram 1500

  • 55,100 miles
The emergency and rubber brake line going from the front to the rear of the vehicle on the drivers side accumulated enough snow to break while driving. Causing loss of control of vehicle and injury.

- Arkansas City, KS, USA

problem #1

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