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

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problem #27

Feb 162019

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles
ABS controller stopped working. This results in the loss of your anti lock brakes and traction control. This occurred while driving down interstate. According to my mechanic this problem cannot be fixed due to a nation wide back order of the components needed due to the high volume of failures that has occurred.

- Horse Branch, KY, USA

problem #26

Jan 042019

Ram 1500

  • 135,000 miles
ABS system warning light and electronic stability control light on the dash are on and the vechicle braking system is causing a situation where the brakes are trying to stop the vehicle when going down the road without any input on the brake pedal. When driving, the ABS system light goes on and off at a rapid pace, and each time the vehicles rear brakes are slowing down the vehicle. I had the system checked by 2 different auto repair companies and each said the computer codes indicated an ABS control module failure and needs replaced. In the northern winter climate where I live, I┐M concerned about loss of control on icy roads. I am very careful to have both hands on the wheel but it still causes a ┐jerky ┐ feel when driving.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #25

Dec 142018

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
ABS control module failed while driving causing no anti-lock brakes or traction control. Vehicle throwing codes C2200 and C120D. The part is a dealer only part and I am still waiting to get this repaired two weeks after failure.

- Fort Gay, WV, USA

problem #24

Jun 092018

Ram 1500

  • 54,000 miles
On June 9,2018 at approximately 10:20am I entered and parked in my driveway. The vehicle's shifter was placed into park and the engine was shut off. I exited my now parked vehicle and went inside at 10:21. Prior to exiting the vehicle the vehicle slightly rocks and the and the parking gear engages indicating the vehicle is in park. Moments later, 6 minutes at 10:27am June 9, 2017 the vehicle rolls backwards from a stationary position and struck the brick mailbox at the end of the driveway causing unrepairable damage to the mailbox. The vehicle sustained damage to the tailgate bumper and undercarriage. The neighbor across the street was outside during the incident and witnessed the event and notified me. The home security camera captured the above described of events. After notifying Fiat Chrysler automobiles I learned of a safety recall NHTSA recall # 17V-821 the brake transmission shift interlock. This safety recall may result in the following: The transmission may be shifted of the park position without a key in the ignition or a brake pedal application. This increases the potential for an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in a vehicle crash or injury without prior warning. This is what exactly happened. The Fiat Chrysler automobiles investigations stated they were sorry and not responsible. This is absolutely absurd. ( the videos are in MP3 format and I can email them but not attach them to this form)

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #23

Feb 152018

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles
I have had the totally integrated power module replaced twice now due to failure. Apparently this is a very common issue in Dodge. It has caused my window defroster, wipers, door locks and windows randomly not to work. Pretty much anything electrical. My passenger airbag goes on and off, regardless of whether or not someone is in the passenger seat. My ABS brake system has been malfunctioning and locking up on me. This has been a huge safety issue when there's cold weather or rain and all of a sudden my defroster or wipers arent working or my turn signal is cutting out. The tipm on other Jeep and Chrysler products have been recalled. I don't understand why Dodge hasnt issued a recall. This needs to be investigated farther.

- Cleves, OH, USA

problem #22

Mar 112018

Ram 1500

  • 111,400 miles
Waiting on solution for recall for slipping out of gear, was told by company to use emergency brake. Now emergency brake cable has stretched so much, it has a major sag issue.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #21

Nov 192016

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
Gas tank front strap connection to frame rusted out. State inspection fail. May compromise rear brake lines and parking brake.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #20

Feb 212017

Ram 1500

  • miles
I'm trying to get information about the buy back program.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #19

Aug 242016

Ram 1500

  • 96,000 miles
Team: The emergency parking brake levers located in rear rotors corroded & locked up preventing usage. I noticed this because the cable was drooping & banging against the frame.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #18

Aug 012016

Ram 1500

  • 96,000 miles
Team: Part # CH52010176-ag has failed. It's the upper part of the emergency parking brake. The truck is garage kept. The brake is not used. Dodge wants $400 to replace it. It's currently banging the frame.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #17

Jun 042015

Ram 1500

  • 29,152 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the electronic stability program and the brake assist system warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic stability program and the brake assist system units needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,152.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #16

Apr 302016

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
Ever since 50000 miles I have been having issues with the braking performance of the truck. Lately it has gotten scary bad. After a few stops either hard or mere traffic light stops the brakes start to over heat. I start to smell the pads cooking as if I were trying to stop a freight train. I get huge amounts of brake fade and the ABS for the front does not work any more. The rear ABS still kicks on but not as frequently. The stopping distance dramatically increases. After a few stops the brake pedal starts to sink to the floor board. During hard panic stops when the brakes are hot the brake pedal goes to the floor board and I lose most of the braking. I have replaced the brake pads, rotors, and calipers and still no change. I have taken the truck in to the dealer and they said they could not find any issues saying that it was normal or I could have the entire braking system replaced to attempt at solving the problem. Truck is at 142K miles now and still with the same issue got used to driving slow and replacing the brakes ever 30K miles.

- Denair, CA, USA

problem #15

Dec 302015

Ram 1500

  • 59,136 miles
Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module date reported July 09, 2009 NHTSA reference #10030926 tsb reference #tsb-09-041 description: Chrysler: Dodge-approximately 125,182 vehicles, equipped with esp sales code (bnb ) have a condition that may set the ABS, esp, and/or base brake warning lamp on in the cluster with code C2200. My truck, with the above VIN number has experienced this issue. My VIN is not listed on the recall list, but is experiencing the problem listed above as a recall. My truck is experiencing internal module failure as stated by the service technician and the ABS system does not engage. This VIN will require a new ABS module for the ABS to function correctly.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #14

Jul 062015

Ram 1500

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at approximately 10 to 15 mph approching a traffic light, the brakes were engaged and the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently without warning. The contact was able to regain control of the vehicle and continue driving; however, the vehicle stalled shortly afterwards. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 072015

Ram 1500

  • 88,000 miles
There is an issue with my 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ABS sensor, specifically the front passages side sensor. When reaching certain speeds, the ABS break attempts to engage, it also engages when pressing the break slightly. This cause one to correct the amount of pressure applied to the break, and also I have to correct the steering to counter the increase in breaking. When it is time to actually break for an emergency, the truck will not break properly and cause and accident or my life.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #12

Aug 152014

Ram 1500

  • 14 miles
The contact owns a 2014 (na) Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to slow down and the pedal extended to the floor. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 14. The VIN was unavailable.

- Sharpsburb, MD, USA

problem #11

May 042015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 98,501 miles
While going down interstate my ABS, service 4WD, esp traction control and brake light all came on at same time. When it happened it happened it knocked my cruise off and slowing down. I got back on the gas and started to speed up then all of a sudden my gas became my brake it locked all 4 tires up at high speed. I was very lucky no one was real close to me. I made it to safe place to pull over and check it out and no matter what I did I couldn't get it back going correctly. At first it would do right and get up to 30mph and ease on gas little bit and it would start breaking when touching gas. Has to have it towed. It was very dangerous and I was real lucky not to wreck. I home this problem can get resolved.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #10

Dec 312014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 107,900 miles
It got cold on this morning went out to start truck. Started fine like always drove my wife to work soon as I put truck in reverse my ABS light traction control and emergency brake lights all flashed on at once. Took into get brakes checked they said they were fine. Also have four exhaust manifold bolts broke flush off on the block kinda been reading a lot of people have too. Is this going to be a recall?

- Pocatello, ID, USA

problem #9

Oct 082014

Ram 1500

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving various speeds, the brake light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the brake light switch, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jul 022014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 11,506 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the brakes failed. The brake pedal was applied and traveled to the floorboard causing the contact to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed of the incident. The front passenger needed stitches to the forehead which required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 11,506. Updated 9/18/14 the consumer stated she hit her head on the windshield causing it to crack. The failure caused a four car pile up. The consumer received a concussion and spleen damage. The consumer had home physical therapy. Updated 2/11/2015

- Gloucester Point , VA, USA

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