10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,661 miles

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problem #73

Aug 012022

1500

  • miles
I was driving in my neighborhood and slowed down to take a curve. Going no more than 20mph the truck stalls and starts beeping. The 'drive' light indicator started flashing and the dash had a message to shift into 'P'. It then shifted itself into neutral. I had to stop immediately and put it in park and turned it off. When I turned it back on it was fine. Dealership could not duplicate.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #72

Jul 152022

1500

  • miles
Vehicle is burning anti freeze off and dealer can-€™t find cause because of no recall on the vehicle. Vehicle smells like antifreeze all the time when running. This has been going on for months now but got really bad this last weekend.

- Colusa , CA, USA

problem #71

Jun 272022

1500

  • miles
Exhaust manifold warped causing manifold bolts to break causing bolts to break. Dodge dealer Mechanic from dodge stated this has been a common reoccurring problem and has done hundreds of repair for this. It has occurred so many times there is a special tool made specifically for this issue.

- Branford, FL, USA

problem #70

Feb 122022

1500

  • miles
ENGINE FAILURE: The engine is currently available for inspection. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine quietly shutdown. The truck was immediately towed to a nearby Chrysler Dodge dealer and a tech tore the engine apart and claimed the #8 cylinder is bent, which caused catastrophic damage to the engine. No manufacture rep, police, or insurance rep or anyone else has inspected the engine so far. For almost a year, following a significant warrantied repair, a CHECK ENG light continued to illuminate. The same dealer (Jim Browne Chrysler Dodge Dade City, FL) the truck was towed to had previously completed a major warrantied repair to the engine. And the dealership reps continually claimed (at least 12 times) that the light was a "ghost" error code from the previous repair and that it wasn't anything to be concerned with. Since no additional repair was made, the dealership did not document a single one of the service calls regarding the 12 or so CHECK ENG light service visits. Jim Browne refused to repair the engine, because the vehicle now has approximately 5000 more miles on it than is covered by the 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty. A dealership rep also called their manufacturer rep and was told they were not interested in repairing the faulty engine. The vehicle has never towed a heavy load, never been loaded down with anything heavy, nor has it been used off-road.

- Dade City, FL, USA

problem #69

Feb 152022

1500

  • miles
exhaust manifold cracked on both pass/driver side replaced at dealer now cracked again 85k miles don't pull or haul anything

- Blythewood, SC, USA

problem #68

May 262022

1500

  • 82,682 miles
The contact owns a 2019 Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving 25 MPH, several unknown warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated she was unable to activate the hazard lights. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and drive to her destination. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,682.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #67

Jun 192020

1500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2019 Ram 1500. The contact stated that the center display screen failed to turn on upon starting the vehicle or while driving. The contact also stated that the rearview camera failed to activate while the vehicle was in reverse. The contact stated also that the forward collision chime would engage while driving with no vehicles nearby. Additionally, the contact stated that the check engine warning illuminated intermittently and the engine made abnormal sounds while depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact also stated that the RPM was malfunctioning. The contact then received notification of NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V407000 (Air Bags, Seat Belts) which the dealer associated with the failure. The dealer completed the recall repair dealer however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #66

May 022022

1500

  • miles
Well the other day I could smell a strong odor coming from the hood of my 2019 Ram. I started feeling a little woozy and light headed from the amount of exhaust fumes coming from the engine. I later investigated the smell and found that the engine was also making a loud ticking noise as well. I decided to tear down the vehicle and found that both exhaust manifolds were cracked in the same exact spot. Now the only way something like that can occur is either bad design, bad casting at the factory, or bad material used in casting. That would make Ram 100 % responsible for this defect. I'm not a scientist, but I would have to think that those gases escaping into the atmosphere would not be passing through the catalytic converter. If our planet is in a global warming crises that can't be helping out our atmosphere at all. I think Ram needs to replace every vehicle that has the same issue immediately. If not, no telling what affects this is making on our planet and the safety of everyone on it. Also a cracked manifold can cause engine problems like overheating and I would think an over heated engine can cease up and stop running. Now if someone were traveling at a speed of 70mph and the engine overheated and locked up, could possibly cause a fatality!

- St. Martinville, LA, USA

problem #65

Apr 232022

1500

  • miles
For the 3rd time now, while driving my truck either taking off from a light or stopping, the truck quit running and says to shift to park to start aswell as my shifting light flashing -€œD-€. Tried to park and restart and it fails to start. Had towed every time to dealership. Twice they couldn-€™t find anything and once, this last time found a faulty battery cell and replaced it. Ram great for a week, voltage looks great on my dash, still quit running.

- Jeffersonville , IN, USA

problem #64

Jan 012022

1500

  • miles
Timing chain cover leaking oil for 2nd time with only 32,000 miles on the vehicle. Ram dealer repaired once already in 2022. Loosing antifreeze but dealer says the vehicle is not. Service def system comes on at random and says see dealer. While this is happening it does a count down on the temperature gauge in the dash and check engine light comes on. Dealer say they can-€™t find anything wrong.

- Colusa , CA, USA

problem #63

Feb 182022

1500

  • miles
Starter stopped working and needed to be replaced

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #62

Mar 162020

1500

  • miles
When I come to a sudden or slow stop either coming to a stop sign or going around a corner or traffic jam on the highway, my truck will sometimes surge and accelerate suddnly before coming to a complete stop. When that doesnt happen the truck will just drop into nuetral and the cluster will display " please shift to park then select desired gear". Its not just annoying but a safety issue since ive almost been rear ended twice and almost t-boned while my wife and 8 year old daughter were in the car with me. I cant moved till i stop the vehicle to put it in park and then back in drive everytime it does it. Its been happening ever since 25k miles and im at 52k miles. Ive take. It to the dealer twice and they daid they couldnt replicate the problem so they couldnt do anything. Then no dealer near me does courtesy vehicles except one 50 minute away from me but they only have two courtesy trucks and they are always out and have no idea when they will get them back and i work out of my truck so i need a truck so i can never schedule an appointment to take my truck in for anything including this issue. I just want my brand new truck to work that im paying $600 month for. I dont wanna trade it in and get stuck on a new loan and more money out of my pocket. This is the most aggravating experiance of my life and no way to reconcile the issue in site. Please help.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #61

Feb 032022

1500

  • miles
I was Driving On the Highway doing about 70MPH and the truck shut down on me and i had to Coast to the Sholder across 3 Lanes of traffic. Truck would not restart and had to have it towed. Had to Have the Truck towed to Dodge and when they looked at it they put it on the Computer and there were no Issues. This is scary

- Brodheadsville , PA, USA

problem #60

Jun 062021

1500

  • miles
On 06-06-2021 my wife, daughter and Me and our three dogs, was heading to are first destination on are 2 week vacation pulling are camper. In about 150 miles into the trip started smelling diesel, pulled over on a narrow 2 lane road couldn-€™t see anything. So my wife found a road we could pull off on to check everything out a mile away, right before we made it to the road a (service electronic throttle) message came on, so made it to the road to pull off stoped and instantly smoke started bellowing out from the back of the hood. I hopped out and started feeling something burning my legs looked down and saw liquid aluminum dripping and yelled from everyone to get out, by to time we got everyone out the whole front of the truck way fully on the so I got what I could get out and my wife was on the phone with 911. Knowing that the fire department is 20 minutes out I needed to save the camper. Fire is past the fire wall now, pull the panel for the emergency release to put the transmission in neutral one of the airbags blew up in my face and couldn-€™t get it out of park. So somehow I shook the truck and camper enough to get the pin out of the hitch and somehow someone drove by and asked them could they help me pull the camper away, and we hooked a chain and pulled it away. 24 minutes later the fire department arrived and everything I saved from the truck was in the grass and burned up to hot to get close to get. So 24 minutes of hell was just starting legs, hand burned and contacts burned can-€™t see well and back thumping. Calling everyone like Ram, insurance company no one will help. So the volunteer fire department pulled are camper to their fire station and stayed the night there until are family could pull us back home. Then the nightmare of dealing with the scummy progressive fight for almost 3 months that would not pay market value the time of the incident and somehow took over my claim I had. I have videos and pictures of the fire.

- Leesburg , GA, USA

problem #59

Dec 012021

1500

  • miles
Bolts holding the exhaust manifold to the engine block had broken on both sides. This led to a ticking sound coming from the engine bay while the vehicle was running

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #58

Nov 232021

1500

  • miles
When I was driving roughly 25 to mph I lost all power. Engine was still rubbing and revving because I was pressing the gas but I lost all power to accelerate and no check engine lights were in. All guards were fine and I have over 3/4 of a tank of gas. I have noticed upon acceleration at random times I will have difficultly accelerating. I heard a loud knocking at which time the dealer said it was a lifter. I took it to an independent shop after the service tech Andrew told me it-€™s a smart motor and will correct itself so no need to make any repairs. I was told at the independent repair shop that I had a manifold problem and they replace the manifold. But today noticed again I-€™ve lost power and unable to accelerate while going 49 mph. Again told by Andrew that it-€™s a smart engine and will correct itself however it-€™sa safety issue when driving the freeway

- Apple Valley , CA, USA

problem #57

Nov 012021

1500

  • miles
At low speed usually coming to a stop truck shifts to natural dash indicates to "shift to park" once shifting to park and back to drive truck moves normally. The truck has had this happened numerous times. I reached out to ram care and they advised me to have it scanned at a service dealer. I had the vehicle scanned and no issues were reported. Since then the truck had switched gears at low speed to natural and shift to park. This is dangerous and safety is one of the feature of this vehicle and this can cause many issues to safety to myself or other drivers.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #56

Nov 182021

1500

  • miles
Turned left into a parking lot, approximately 10-15 mph, and the engine unexpectedly shuts off. Electric parking brake engaged and all warning dash lights came on. If the person behind me was not paying attention they would have collided with me. Was able to start the truck and drive into the parking lot. After searching forums online, this seems to be a common problem with no solution or acknowledgement from the manufacturer.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #55

Oct 152021

1500

  • miles
5.7 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel with MDS engine stop with low MPH and turning onto oncoming traffic. I was not accelerating, nor applying the brake. Just slowly rolling into a left turn. It has happened about 4 times and usually during a U-turn. Only two options to get it out of condition during oncoming traffic!!! 1) Engine dies, apply the brake, shift to park, release the parking brake, shift to drive 2) While still rolling in turn, engage/turn the shifter to neutral and lightly touch the brake pedal, the engine will start, then shift into drive

- La Vernia, TX, USA

problem #54

Sep 022021

1500

  • miles
I was driving down the hill on a state freeway and the engine completely shut off. The drive light was flashing but I was unable to do anything or even indicate with flashers or turn signal. I was able to move to the side of the road where I shut the key off. The car did not immediately restart. But after sitting for a bit, restarted and drove fine

- Virginia City , NV, USA

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