4th Generation (2009—2011) Ram 1500 Problems

Ram 1500 owners with a 2009—2011 model year have the most problems with the electrical (29%), engine (16%), and the interior (5%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. TIPM Issue 114 complaints at an average of 141,904 miles in the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500.
  2. Lifter and Cam Issue 28 complaints at an average of 104,243 miles in the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500.
  3. Dies While Driving 4 complaints at an average of 51,184 miles in the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500.

What Ram 1500 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 299 4 1 61.49
2010 122 5 2 48.74
2009 148 8 25 53.31

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