4th Gen (2009 – 2011) Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

The 4th generation of the Ram 1500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 52.3. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2009–2011 Ram 1500 model years have sent in 550 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (29%) followed by the engine (15%) and the interior (6%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2011 285
2010 117
2009 148

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