really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
15,200 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. reprogram the computer and clean out the exhaust (2 reports)
  2. replace catalytic converter and exhaust (1 reports)
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problem #3

Oct 192007

Ram 3500 LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 872 miles

I was hunting in the extreme northern part of Nevada. Where the truck quit running, there was no help-no cell phone service, and around 100 miles from the nearest Dodge dealer in Twin Falls Idaho. I was in a wilderness area,by myself, the community of Jarbidge, Nevada was perhaps 20 miles away.The truck would start, stall, & quit . I risked real damage to the truck by restarting, going a ways and so managed to get back to camp. Using the one and only payphone in the whole town, I called my wife and asked her to contact our local dealer. After much calling back & fourth, the mechanic finally told me to disconnect/remove the entire exhaust system. I could then drive back the truck. Oh, I was offered free towing of the truck back to the garage, but, they didn't know how to find me...AND if they did locate me, that offer was only for the truck! I could just leave the travel trailer, and the quad and it's trailer there. And then, when they "fixed" the truck, I'd be able to drive all 620 miles- to get my equipment. Fantastic!!! And so, after one long miserable drive back, breathing exhaust fumes, and listening to the engine roar I got to turn in the truck to the Dodge dealer for repair. The next day, I'm called to pick up the truck. The fix it seems. was to drive the dicken's out of it, burn off over half a tank of fuel and give it back to me. Was I happy, impressed? No Way They Fixed Anything!

A few weeks later, I'm back to the same dealer with the same problem. And so it has continued. It's not a four wheeled diesel for nothing, but that's what I have. Can't drive it slow (town driving), can't pull the 38 foot 5th wheel toy hauler, can't drive it slow over rough roads AKA four-wheelin", so I'm darned if I know what it's really good for! But it was priced right,$$$$---High! After numerous returns to the dealer, Five in All, the Final I hope- fix took place on 9/23/2009. They removed and replaced the failed turbo and gaskets.

First incident: September 5, 2007-Stranded-drove myself back to Pahrump dealer for repair. Second incident: November 19, 2007 - replaced the oxygen sensor module, performed recall G-30. Replaced 2 sensor module and program ECM. Third incident: October 28, 2008-Found DBR lines need to be cleared, cleared DPF lines and cleared DTC and test drove vehicle, declared OK at this time. Fourth incident: March 13, 2009-Performed recall H-34-shield. Fifth incident: September 23, 2009-Recall H-46 Steering Linkage, inspected and found original type steering linkage. In addition, performed diag. and found failed turbo. Removed and replaced failed turbo and two gaskets.

This last garage repair, which took from September 23 until October 14, 2009 seems to have fixed this truck's major problem. To date, it's running, fuel mileage has improved, and it's hauled both the travel trailer and the large fifth wheel, fiver fully loaded, with no problems apparent. Note, the last repair took place with the milegage on the truck showing a little over 15,000 miles-on a 2007 vehicle!

- Marie G., Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #2

May 222008

Ram 3500 3500 6.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

we were traveling on the interstate and our truck would not go over 20 miles per hour-It actually quit running twice. I could not control the vehicle because the power steering would not work, this all was due to the filter in the catalyst system. Chrysler should focus on correcting this safety concern

- tim carter, Ripley, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 092007

(reported on)

Ram 3500 SLT 6.7L L6

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,600 miles

Again I returned to the dealer, to learn of a new emission part, a Catalyst particulate filter, which had clogged. The dealer advised, the computer was showing four malfunctions on the vehicle and corrected the problem, only for the MIL to turn back on within ten miles of leaving the dealership.

- dcsd614, Salem, MO, USA