The 3 Most Common Ram 5500 Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Ram 5500 owners.

  1. TRW Crash Sensor Defect

    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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  2. Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags

    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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  3. Ram Death Wobble

    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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What Ram 5500 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.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

Ram 5500 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 5500 has 1 generation available in North American markets.

  1. 4th Generation Ram 5500

    Years
    2008–2011
    Reliability
    10th of 54
    PainRank
    0.6
    Complaints
    3
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Ram 5500 Key Numbers

  1. 3 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 31 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 15 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Relevant Lawsuits

The Ram 5500 has been named as a class vehicle in the following lawsuits.

  • Settled

    Shaun Sater, et al. v. FCA US LLC

    A Dodge Ram tie-rod class-action lawsuit will be settled after Chrysler agreed to the settlement terms that allege Ram trucks were built with tie rods that can break and cause crashes and injuries.

  • Settled

    Velasco, et al. v. Chrysler Group LLC.

    The lawsuit alleges the named vehicles have defective Totally Integrated Power Modules, also known as TIPMs. The TIPM controls and distributes power to all of the electrical functions of the vehicle, including the vehicle safety and ignition systems.

Recent Ram 5500 News

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