really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,398 miles

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problem #6

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 #5

Nov 102012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 33,729 miles
I was driving the 2009 Dodge Ram that I purchased in July 2010. While driving on the highway on I-20W in Georgia, the drive shaft fell off. The whole drive shaft fell off. Luckily no one got hurt. The cars behind me had to stop. The Ram quickly lost speed, and I had to pull to the side of the highway. The tow truck driver told me that I was lucky the truck did not flip over. A bunch of fluids came out of where the drive shaft was supposed to be. When the tow truck driver tried to attach the Ram to his truck it was noticed that the rear tires locked up. He said the differential locked up. I have checked some Dodge online forums, and this seems to be a common enough problem that it needs to be addressed.

- Sumter , SC, USA

problem #4

Mar 092012

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
While driving my 2009 Ram at approximately 35mph, the low tire pressure light lit up, indicating a problem. Before I had time to pull to the side of the road (keep in mind I was only moving at 35mph), the left rear tire went completely flat. Upon inspection of the flat tire, I discovered that the valve stem was missing. After taking the tire to my local mechanic, we learned that the aluminum nut on the valve stem apparently failed and caused the valve stem to fall into the inside of the tire, thus allowing the tire to go flat, virtually instantly. While purchasing a replacement tps (tire pressure sensing) valve at Napa, I was told by the employees there, that they have seen multiple problems with this design, caused by the corrosion of the nut due to the salt used on highways here in central New York, during the winter months. About two weeks after this event, I had the truck into the dealership for an oil change. I asked them to replace the remaining 3 valve stems under factory warranty because I believe it's a matter of time before they fail also. The service manager told me they found only one additional valve that appeared to have a "cracked" nut. They replaced only that valve. (by the way.. the new valve design is all rubber. No more alum nut). I rotated the tires to place the potential "time bomb" valves on the rear, in order to prevent a loss of steering when these valves fail, and they will. It's just a matter of time. I only hope the tires don't go flat while I'm travelling at 65 mph. After doing an internet search, I learned that there are multiple reports of this problem. There should be a recall on the metal valves. I'm going to contact Chrysler (Dodge) to file a complaint.

- Central Square, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Dashboard began cracking and caving in. Large and small pieces have fallen into the dash area. Soon after, I noticed that several times I have tried using my high beams, and will lose my headlamps, and the high beams don't come on either. Didn't think they were related but recently have heard and read of several other owners who have experienced the same problem with their Dodge Ram that have broken dashboards. Some have other electrical problems in the dash too. I also now have significant wind whistle coming from the front windshield unless I leave a window cracked or vent open when travelling highway speeds. Suspect it is from loss of structural rigidity due to collapsed dash.

- Dougalsville, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 162010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
The problems that we are having with our 2009 Dodge slt 1500 is 1...the recall on heat and air...dealer fixed! great! 2....yall ready for this! our truck started smoking and stalling out with no power yes smoking out the tail pipe solid white smoke and you couldn't even see the traffic behind you! how embarrassing is that....soooo the dealer lead us on for 6 months that they didn't know what was wrong and they where doing this and that and finally they broke down and put...rebuilt heads, brand new short block(is what they said) and everything else was rebuilt or used..and called it a new motor!!! now the problem is even worse then what it was before. We almost got hit by 2 semi's trying to change lanes in traffic heading back from gainesville last weekend because the truck stalled when we slowed down slightly. We tried to pick up speed again and the truck would not go no power! what a piece of crap...the deal said that they have to go to atlanta on our truck alone because they have never heard of anything like it! does anyone else have this problem!!!!!!!!! even after a so called rebuilt motor.

- Colquitt, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032009

Ram 1500

  • 6 miles
Excessive wind noise above 60 mph. Worsens as speed increases. Obvious at 30mph but unbearable by 60mph. Absurd by 70mph.

- Pensacola, FL, USA