really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,446 miles

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problem #41

Jun 192020

Ram 1500

  • 177,234 miles
While I was driving 60 miles an hour down 29 South, the vehicle just shut off, no power steering, no ABS brakes, after it came to a complete stop, put it in park, I turned the ignition off, then turned the ignition on and it started up an drove.

- Bedford, VA, USA

problem #40

Jun 162019

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles
Vehicle switched from drive into neutral while driving. This has happened twice.

- Dalton, GA, USA

problem #39

Nov 062018

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
Rear differential is failing. This appears to be a wide spread issue for Ram 1500 trucks. Due to severity of catastrophic failure at highway speeds, maybe a safety recall is in order.

- Cedar, MN, USA

problem #38

Oct 262017

Ram 1500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle independently shifted into four-low, which caused the vehicle to lose functionality of various electrical systems. In addition, the failure caused the brakes to fail. The failure occurred twice. The independent mechanic was notified of the failure however, the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was notified of the issue however no further assistance was offered due the vehicle not being included in any recalls. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA

problem #37

Oct 132017

Ram 1500

  • miles
Slt quad cab 2wd hemi 5.7 automatic 5sp with only 49975 miles on odometer. Driving along about 15 mph in a parking lot, then all the sudden out of no where, the rear tires locked, the entire truck shooked violently and then I heard my drive shaft hitting the ground. Got out saw the yoke still attached to driveshaft and gear oil flowing out of differential. I then put my truck in neuteral with motor still running and attempted to push my truck out of the way but couldn't do so. The rear axle was locked up. 3 guys got out of their cars to help me push it and couldn't. then I saw the skid marks and knew the rear end failed. Tow truck driver said this was a common problem with Dodge transmissions and that there was an aftermarket repair kit that will keep this C clip from falling out that caused this failure. Truck's in the shop getting rear axle rebuilt. Estimated repair is $2500.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #36

Sep 072017

Ram 1500

  • 167,000 miles
Vehicle shut off while driving causing loss of steering and braking. It gave code for bank 2 knock sensor and oil viscosity wrong. It would not start. Noticed smell from under passenger side. Found insulated harnessing in passenger side had caught fire possible due to short to chassis. Wiring was all in oem state, found no standoffs present to keep harness off chassis on horizontal run, standiffs are present in vertical run by oil filter. Replaced section of harness and documented with pictures. This is a hazard to all Dodge owners, flame in very close proximity to oil filter. I have documented all with photos and request compensation for my work to repair.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #35

Jun 042017

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 65 mph, the rear of the vehicle locked up without warning. Upon exiting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the drive shaft was partially detached from the vehicle with fluid leaking. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the pinion nut became detached and the vehicle would need a new rear end and drive shaft. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact mentioned that he found a recall that involved other year, make, and model vehicles other than his own. The failure mileage was approximately 160,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Clarksville, SD, USA

problem #34

Aug 012014

Ram 1500

  • 72,100 miles
Having problems with getting fuel to tank, transmission not shifting correct, constantly going through brakes and tires on from driver side.

- Eldorado Springs, MO, USA

problem #33

Feb 192017

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle currently has 60,000 miles on it. Already had to replace the entire front suspension. Transmission has a clunk and lunge after stopping and before taking off. All services maintained and fluids are new and clean, at appropriate levels. Dealers believe it to be a software issue.

- Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

problem #32

Nov 012016

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Takata recall having many issues with 2007 Ram 1500 4X4 quad cab. Transmission isn't acting right. Something wrong with driver front wheel assembly, can not pump more than a few cents of fuel at a time when fueling. And just recently I could not get it over 30 miles an hour. Engine did not rev seemed as if not getting fuel.

- El Dorado Springs, MO, USA

problem #31

May 272016

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
While driving on highway going 55 mph or above, the rear wheels lock up. There is a campaigne for the same year make and model of this truck campaigne number 06V341000.ive spoken with Chrysler on the phone and they told me even though my truck is having the exact problem of this campaigne it does not qualify to be part of it because it was manufactured in Canada. They told me I would have to take it to the dealership and pay for diagnosis and repair. Ive talked to my transmission repairman and he says it doesn't matter what country the transmission was made in it's still the exact same transmission as the ones having problems with this campaigne. What happens when my wheels lock up and someone gets killed? they need to open this campaign for the Canada trucks also

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #30

May 302016

Ram 1500

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the rear differential failed, while he drove at approximately 30 mph. The contact heard a rattling noise at the rear end and the vehicle seized. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #29

Apr 082016

Ram 1500

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 20 mph, the rear tire seized and the driveshaft detached from the rear axle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

- Desoto, MO, USA

problem #28

Jan 022016

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 miles
Three sets of rotors and brakes in two years, 4WD auto light flashing and works intermittently(just started plus electrical noise in dash and heat stops blowing. Sounds like it's going to start on fire. I have to get to work so I have to drive it.(I have five kids a crabby wife and a granddaughter to feed), tie rod on drivers side went bad. So I had everything replaced. I've sunk allot of $$ into it and can't afford another penny. I'm concerned of all the complaints saying the computer goes bad causing the actuator to go bad as well. I hope it lasts long enough. Perhaps you should just start a go fund me page to Chrysler owners lol. It's a shame because it's a beautiful truck.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #27

Nov 162015

Ram 1500

  • 123,000 miles
I purchased my vehicle 7 days ago. I have discovered a dangerous issue that only presents itself immediately after refueling. At low speeds in, turning, or while maneuvering through traffic the truck will chug and then die. Leaving my vehicle without power steering and little braking ability. It happened twice after fueling Friday, and then again three times after fueling today. Two of the three times I was in heavy traffic and was almost in a collision by unsuspecting drivers behind me. The third time I was turning onto a sharp on ramp to merge into traffic. Thankfully it died at the bottom of the ramp and not at the top where I would have been in traffic. And thankfully my wife wasn't driving, because without power steering her and my two daughters would have likely straightened out the on ramp and found themselves at the bottom of a steep bank. If this would happen while crossing a busy intersection a collision would be highly likely with fatalities for sure. The problem lasts for about the fist ten to fifteen miles of driving, and dies at lower speeds 0-25 mph. I have read about NHTSA investigations into other Chrysler vehicles presenting the same issues, and where the warranties have been extended on the fuel tanks to resolve the issue. These warranties must be extended to the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 as well in order to resolve this issue before someone is caught in traffic and killed.

- Louisville, MS, USA

problem #26

Sep 252015

Ram 1500

  • 15,484 miles
Severe noise in rear pinion area, possible damage to rear differential; from previous problem when rear pinion nut backed off causing rear pinion flange & drive line to fall out of the rear end. This occurred less than 300 miles after incident associated with conformation number 10763197. As well as I forgot to mention this at the time of filing the other incident, when in the middle of the road I was unable to move the vehicle forward due to a locked differential, we had to push the vehicle in reverse to get it safely off the side of the road, if I hadn't of had help I wouldn't have been able to move the vehicle safely to a safe location to wait until road side assistance arrived. I had complete loss of controlling the acceleration speed of the vehicle. The same part issues were associated with prior and latter year recalls, 13V038000, 14V796000. I was lucky with my son to have not been on the freeway if the drive shaft had fallen out at faster speeds, it could have caused a bad crash to my vehicle, or another person who would have been behind me in the same lane due to a loose drive shaft.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #25

Aug 262015

Ram 1500

  • 96,838 miles
While driving at various speeds and also sitting at an idle, the truck tries to engage 4WD low. Dealership has replaced the front actuator, flashed the tipm on 8/28/15. Didn't leave the dealers lot and the truck was still shifting into 4WD on its own. Back to the garage it went. I would have thought the truck would have a built in safety so that it can not shift into 4WD low at high speeds... been told it could be the ac pressure switch, tipm, transfer case actuator motor. Awaiting transfer case motor to be replaced at the moment. Still waiting for dealer to say that it is fixed. The truck is presenting unsafe driving conditions and the dealership can't find whats wrong with it. The problem still happens as of 9/20/15. Dealer has had my truck since 8/26/15 and still has it as of 9/20/15.

- Goshen, OH, USA

problem #24

Sep 102015

Ram 1500

  • 154,529 miles
Pinion nut on drive shaft which bolts to the differential came loose, causing drive shaft to come off on the road. No damage in gears of differential, or related mount, no related engine error codes prior to indicate problems with either transmission or rear axle differential. And no service on drive shaft since ownership in Jan. 2015; at the time of purchase millage was around 143,000. I was lucky not to have merged on a road of 50 mph right before it occurred. This could have caused a crash w/ my toddler and me or significant drive train failure. Noticed the same problem has been recalled on other Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles few years prior.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #23

Aug 312015

Ram 1500

  • 79,920 miles
While driving down a shopping center access road at 15-20 mph, the drive shaft separated from the rear differential without warning and the differential oil leaked out completely. The rear wheels locked up. Thank god I wasn't traveling at highway speed. I know that there was a recall for this issue on 2005 model years (Dodge Ram 1500 recall 14V796000) as well as 2009-2010 model years (this is an expansion of a previous recall, NHTSA number 12V474000, Chrysler number M34.Chrysler's recall campaign number is N08). I feel all models from 2005 through 2010 and even 2011 should be included.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #22

Aug 212015

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have never been notified NHTSA recall id 14V-795-broken springs in clutch assembly. Never notified of NHTSA recall id 13V-528-faulty left tie rod assembly. The left side does make a clunking sound. I was just notified (late) of NHTSA recall id 15V-313- faulty air bags. It's been a month, I was informed they had no parts and I had to wait until notified again when parts are available. My son and his children ride in my truck with such a great hazard and I'm told to wait until they have parts" I cannot afford to wait nor can I afford to buy another vehicle while I own this one. I work for a non-profit company and have limited resources. What about the recalls I was never notified of" I would like fca to buy my vehicle back.

- Geneva, NY, USA

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