really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,988 miles

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problem #2

Aug 152014

Ram 2500

  • miles
Driver side rear passenger interior door lock and interior light does stopped working over a year ago. I figured it was a selonoid or a loose connection in the door so I put it off. Just recently 10/11/2015 I took the time to take the door apart and check all the connections. I had power to the speaker and window and nothing to the lock and interior light doesn't come on when the door is open. So I then checked for loose connections everything good. I then checked the connection between the cab and the door and I had a good clean connection. I then pulled back the rubber wire loom between the cab and the door and I found 4 unevenly cut wires. I did not fix them I left the connector disconnected. This is could be a extremely dangerous not to mention potentially deadly fire hazard. Some how the loom is cutting the wires and could result in severe injury and or death.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 072009

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 3,975 miles
My 2009 2500 hd Dodge Ram diesel pickup has been in for the following warranty work from the day of purchase of 7/14/2009: Transmission - 11 times emergency brake - 2 times cab heater - 3 times A/C - 3 times diesel fumes in cab - 2 times exhaust brake - 2 times egr valve - 2 times O2 sensor & filter - 3 times excessive brake wear - 1 time main control module - 9 times fan blower motor - 3 times block heater - 1 time truck lights - 2 times check engine light - 3 times tire pressure monitors - 2 times tow/haul mode - 2 times fuses - 1 time change oil light - 1 time recall - 1 time the list of problems above have not been repaired under the warranty. The computer system that controls the entire truck does not work properly. Diesel fumes still come in the cab. The emissions systems do not work properly. Per the onboard computer the truck now only gets 16.5 - 16.9 mpg well under the rated mpg. There has been one recall to date regarding the computer system that is still a problem.

- Denver, CO, USA