pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
68,100 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. TIPM replacement (2 reports)
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problem #4

Jan 142016

Ram 1500 Ram 1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,893 miles

I recently purchased a 2009 Ram 1500 Pickup 4x4 w/Hemi 5.7L. Starting in January 2016 my truck all in a sudden started to idle rough and the RPM at 5. Now I'm having problems with engine stalls when I come to a stop at a stop light. Also, once on the freeway when I driving at 70 miles an hour. I have no error codes, and I took my truck to Autozone to have them put there computer on to check to see if they can see anything wrong, no code errors or air leaks was the result. I'm frustrated and went on the web to see if there were problems like mine, needless to say; the web is flooded with issues like mine. My truck is a 4th generation and dodge apparently says there is no issues regarding this matter. I purchased my truck at a Mitsubishi dealer and they want to charge me $100.00 to put my truck on there computer to see if their is anything wrong. I did purchase the extended warranty for my truck and feel I shouldn't have to pay anything. Something needs to be done, feeling like a Lemon right now !!!

- ranaya0110, Yuma, AZ, US

problem #3

Nov 132012

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles

I bought the Ram 1500 new in 2009 and didn't have any significant problems early on. There were a few recalls that were inconvenient, but other than that everything was fine until.... one morning I am driving to work on a back road and the engine died. The instrument cluster was all lit up and I was able to engage the emergency flashers and was able to pull off the road into a driveway. Luckily there where no other vehicles at the time it died.

It did give me a little bit of panic and after turning the key fob several times, the engine started up and I was able to continue on to work. I now had an unsettling feeling that this could have been extremely dangerous had I been on the interstate among other traffic at high speeds. This feeling was always in the back of my mind now.

After this incident I started to have engine starting issues. I would have to turn the key several times to get the truck started. Now I had this dread that I would be stranded somewhere and have to be towed. This happened around the 12K-13K mileage. I took the truck in for it's usual oil change and I told the service provider what I had experienced. He said he would have someone look into this,. but of course the truck was on it's best behavior at the dealership. I was also informed at that time that they had never heard of anyone having the engine stalls or starting problems. After this episode the starting problems seemed to go away. For the time being.

- elkinsmfg, Everett, WA, US

problem #2

Oct 112015

Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.27 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,100 miles

I have had a constant issue with my 2009 Dodge 1500 for just cutting off while driving it or sometime it will start and die within 10 seconds. This first started about 2 years ago and would do this once or twice every month for about 6 months. Took to Mac Haik Dodge in Temple Texas a couple of times and they could not replicate the problem.

Well on Saturday October 13th the truck had a hard time starting again and once started cut off about 2 miles down the road. I had to put in neutral and coast and restart the truck. I had to get on the interstate to drive to my daughter's house and it cut off again while going pretty fast, which was scary as heck. Again I put in neutral and with no power steering had to restart the truck which it did. I immediately took the truck home and got my car.

I called Mac Haik Dodge and made an appointment for this morning and dropped of the truck and told them what was happening and this had been going on and off for almost 2 years (truck just now last month went over the warranty mileage). They had looked at my truck twice before for the same issue. They took the truck and I also explained that there were a Class action law suit against Chrysler concerning the TPMI / PCM modules which causes the truck to shut off and die. The dealership stated they knew nothing about this which I thought was odd. I picked up my truck this afternoon and they did not charge me to hook it up to the computer etc because I had brought it in before for the same issue. But what really pisses me off is the dealership fails to acknowledge the Class Action law suit and all the complaints about the modules. They still say they know nothing about it. The Service Adviser ask me to email her the info to include the web links with all the information concerning the law suits and recalls for the 5.7 liter hemi's and the modules

The truck is very unsafe to drive and I refuse to drive it until it is fixed which I believe is the modules mention on the law suits. I did contact Chrysler Customer Assistance and they filed a formal complaint and stated they would get me a solution within 24 hours. Yea, I bet

Stay away from the Dodge trucks.

- wilsonjm2411, Temple, TX, US

problem #1

Jul 292015

Ram 1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,400 miles

truck lost power while driving and then wouldn't start

Chrysler/Dodge has had the TIPM problem in other makes and models of vehicles. They're currently is a class action suite to address only a couple of the models. Why doesn't Chrysler/Dodge step up and take care of customers. Customers spent between 25,000-50,000 dollars on these vehicles and would love to be loyal to an automaker, but when something happens they give you customer service numbers where you wait endless hours on hold for which you don't have the time for or you get on line looking for solutions and see all the problems they are having with their vehicles. It's disappointing they don't care enough about their customers to step up and say "we want your business for the rest of your driving life, so what can we do to help". Instead you get "we'll fix it tell you about three other problems we found hooking it up to our diagnostic machine and charge you tons in labor, to address a problem we shouldn't have had in the first place, and by the way call our customer service to see if there's going to be a recall". Dodge/Chrysler is the last American auto manufacturer I'm trying to be loyal too (I want to stay with them, I really do). The other two biggies, have already lost my business due to similar issues with expensive repairs for manufacturer defects from purchasing faulty parts.

Regretfully disappointed in American auto makers,


- Fred M., Sanford, MI, US