really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
104,500 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
  2. replaced broken valve spring cylinder 3 (1 reports)
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problem #8

Jun 262018

1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,267 miles

Within the past 2 months, my 2012 Ram has stalled when driving down the highway at various speeds, or stalls just after I start it up. I have changed the keys. Sometimes it wouldn't do it for days and other times it's 2 or 3 times a day. This is a safety issue and a solution should be found so this can be fixed. Thanks, Steve T.

- Steven T., Rifton, NY, US

problem #7

Jan 102020

1500 Express 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

has done this multiple times over past few months mechanics cant imitate problem of course ..

randomly shuts off while driving at highway speed and slower speeds. Its scary as im afraid to cause accident or get hit !but when put in park it will turn right back on and go.. seems more frequent lately

- Ron H., Vancouver, US

problem #6

Aug 202019

1500 Laramie 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

I turned into work crossing two lanes of traffic, my truck dies. Put in neutral it starts right up.

The problem is this is not the first time. My Mechanic can't find a problem. This almost killed

me this morning. Someone had better figure it out soon. It is just dies, no reason. That is a huge


- Karen D., Minco, OK, US

problem #5

Jan 022019

1500 Tradesman 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,103 miles

This was extremely dangerous. There needs to be a recall and something done about this before someone gets killed.

- Susan S., Madison, US

problem #4

Oct 222016

(reported on)

1500 Laramie 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,567 miles

Are you freaking kidding me twice in one day while driving home. had to get home some how, it does again at least this time I was on my drive way/ dirt road to home . Put it in neutral hit key cranks and home we go this is seriously dangerous

- Casey C., Leonard, TX, US

problem #3

Oct 202016

1500 Laramie 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,678 miles

Driving a 2012 larmamie 4x4 5.7.

Was going 75 mph on highway at night when motor stoped all electrical went off except radio I mean everything

No headlights no gauges worked no lights no power anywhere but radio ... wtf you know how dangerous this is for. 40k plus truck to just stall and have no power you have got to be kidding me ram going to get sued over this if some one dies

- Casey C., Leonard, TX, US

problem #2

Oct 222016

1500 Laramie 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,321 miles

Again driving down the road I take a corner and the son of a. Blank, lost all electrical power to everything and died, almost hit another car trying to control truck. Pulled over put in neutral, hit key and it cranks. This is wrong and needs to be recalled. A truck that cost this much should not randomly die while driving, no vehicle should.

- Casey C., Leonard, TX, US

problem #1

Mar 142014

1500 Limited V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


PROBLEM: went to Costco and when pulling into the parking lot & putting truck into park it started to vibrate...the whole truck. Turned off . Started truck , still vibrating. Drove off & pulled up to the 4 lane . As I slowed down my truck just turned off. Steering locked , everything quit . I am now half on highway half off. Almost caused a major pile up as vehicles went around me. Put in park , restarted. Started & drove on side of road until I could turn right off HIWAY. Slowed down to turn... Died again , almost rear ended from traffic behind me turning. Put in park & restarted ( bracing myself to be hit from behind). Floored the pickup , drove until I could find somewhere to pull off. Off ramp ahead , when I slowed down to get off road it died again!!!!! Now I am sitting in off ramp with vehicles flying past me and around me honking etc. not one person stopped to help! Restarted, drove down ramp in right lane praying for a green light ahead. Nope. So I drove it off the road to prevent a major pile up. Called towing . Tow guy put on tow truck and while he was loading my truck backfired a few times... Loud! Called a Friend who picked me up and I broke down crying hysterically. I really lucked out that day.

Went to dealership to pick up truck 6 days later. Paperwork stated: CUSTOMER STATES THE POWER STEERING "felt" like it froze up. Power steering ok, ps ok, underside ok,probably related to poor running condition. Ps worked well on road test. Engine light on.

That was it!!! Thankful I didn't have my kids with me.!!!after explaining the ordeal I had just went thru and how panic stricken I was all they could say was I "FELT" like it froze up. I had no control over my truck!!!!! People could have been seriously hurt!

They replaced broken valve spring on cylinder #3. That was that. I told them I am the "soccer mom" and haul kids around to practices, games and tournaments out of town and am freaking out this could happen again with small children with me and I might not be so lucky!!! I was told it was perfectly safe and to not worry. That was that. Has anyone else with a new truck like mine had the same problem? I am so worried this will happen again. Thank you for letting me RANT.

- cherylmt, Libby, MT, US