The 7 Most Common Ram 1500 Problems

We've pulled together a list of the most widespread problems that Ram 1500 owners have to deal with.

TRW Crash Sensor Defect

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There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Dodge Ram trucks.

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Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags

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Takata, a parts supplier, provided automakers with a defective airbag inflator responsible for 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries. It's one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history, affecting over 37 million vehicles …

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Stuck in Park

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Can't shift the car into reverse or drive! Now what? This is most commonly reported from Dodge Avenger owners, but there have also been similar complaints about other Dodge makes as well as other Chrysler and Jeep vehicles having a similar …

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Cracked Dashboards

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Is your Dodge dashboard falling apart and breaking into pieces? Have you been watching the cracks grow bigger and bigger with each passing month? Do you feel helpless as your dashboard caves in on itself? Trust me, you're not alone.

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Ram Death Wobble

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Dodge Ram trucks are susceptible to a horrible front end vibration known as the death wobble, but what is it and how to FIX it?…

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Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

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Oil sludge buildup and sludge-related engine failure is a design DEFECT in Chrysler's 2.7L engine…

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What Ram 1500 Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

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Ram 1500 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Ram 1500 has 3 generations available in North American markets.

What Owners Say About Their Ram 1500

Cracked Dashboards

This is not normal wear on the dash, it is falling apart and should be replaced by [Dodge]. I didn't know it was this bad until I removed the Dash mat from my dash and saw how bad it really is, unbelievable.

Cracked Dashboards

I would be happy to pay the cost of the replacement dash if it was at cost. Some dealers want over $700 just for the part other online dealers will go as low as $400 but you have to ship it. Dodge could sell it to us for $100 and not lose a penny. They would rather make a profit off their faulty product.

Cracked Dashboards

I would be happy to pay the cost of the replacement dash if it was at cost. Some dealers want over $700 just for the part other online dealers will go as low as $400 but you have to ship it. Dodge could sell it to us for $100 and not lose a penny. They would rather make a profit off their faulty product.

By the Numbers

  1. 6,200 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 560 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 95 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

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