6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,270 miles

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problem #4

Jul 072019

1500

  • 20,060 miles
Drove the vehicle about 4 hours to pick up my daughter. Had the vehicle idling for a while as I waited for her arrive since she was running late. Put the car in drive and started to head home and the service shifter message came on. Then the transmission warning came on as well as a message with the brake system. The service engine light came on as well as the lightening bolt in red. I stopped and turned everything off hoping to reset and when I turned the vehicle on everything disappeared until I got back on the highway and then I had problems accelerating as all of gages didn┐T seem to engage. I got to the next exit and pulled into the closest parking lot and turned the vehicle off. However, it did not turn off. All of my gages went bessel, the windshield wipers turned on, on their own, and then all the lights on the shifter turned red and flashed. The dashboard continued to light up like it was trying to reset. I tried to start the vehicle and it would not start. Once all the lights finally turned off I was able to start the vehicle but the check engine light is still coming on.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #3

Sep 032018

1500

  • 3,600 miles
At 5 months 3600 miles of ownership the 4 corner air suspension went out. This also caused me to loss my electric stability control of the vehicle. While driving down the highway and switching lanes (before I know of the issue) the truck became very loose. I was driving at the speed limit and just the act of changing the lanes caused the rear end to sway a bit. I feel if this had happened to a less experienced driver they could have overreacted and caused an accident. A 16 year old would have reacted a lot different than myself a 40 year with driving experience in many different situations. The suspension going out in these vehicles is a known problem and needs to be taken care of. Dodge should own up to it. Bottom line, the 4 corner air suspension will cause serious injury or death to someone driving at highway speed when it goes out. I feel they are been enough issue with them that the air suspension should be discontinued and option giving to go back to standard suspension or warranty them for the life of the vehicle.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 042018

1500

  • 13,000 miles
Sudden, momentary (1-3 sec) deceleration accompanied by partial (?) electrical power loss (noted dashboard display blanked out during latest 2 events). Event occurred approximately 6 times from Feb 2018 purchase date through Aug 2018. Each time the vehicle was moving at highway speeds of between 70mph and 85 mph. More details are provided in the attached.pdf file (too many words to fit within the constraints of this data entry field).

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 212018

1500

  • 420 miles
I was driving out of my drive way, and my vehicle went into park by itself. It appeared a strange message on the screen saying ┐car not in drive, shift to park┐. also my vehicle displayed an alert message saying ┐alert: Electronic throttle control system malfunction, the vehicle onboard diagnostic system has detected a malfunction┐. also another alert was displayed as ┐alert: Engine system malfunction┐. not only did my vehicle have these malfunctions but my heated steering wheel and seats were being used by itself. I was not in control of these panels. Last, my sensors on my Ram do not function correctly, if I am pulling up close to an object my sensors will not ┐beep┐. only time they go off is if I hit the objects in front of me. Last but not least, my ┐check engine light┐ was on and the temperature gauge indicated the temperature outside was below 41 F when in fact it was 65 F.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA