Ram Complaints

  • 3614 Complaints
  • 306 Crashes
  • 130 Fires
  • 248 Injuries
  • 10 Fatalities
  • A total of 3614 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 6.9%, or 248 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 8.5%, or 306 were crash related, and 3.6%, or 130 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

2019 Ram 1500
Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERLANE DEPARTUREELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Oct-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 09:05 May-12, 2021

The car is off and the radio turns on by itself. While the car is in motion the airconditioner works occasionally (not very often) and when the ac goes out the power windows go out as well. The warning sensors on side do not work either.

2019 Ram 1500
Parts: STEERING
  • Date of Incident: Apr-15, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-12, 2021

Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning causing the vehicle to crash into a telephone pole. The air bags did not deployed. A police report was not filed. The contact stated that there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to southwest chrysler dodge jeep ram located at 2235 n main st, cleburne, tx 76033 where it was diagnosed that the racket steering pinion was lock and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided a case number. The approximate failure mileage was 7,500.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Apr-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 09:31 May-11, 2021

The low oil sensor does not give any type of warning, message, or store a fault code in the vehicle. This vehicle is normally driven by my wife or daughter. On 2 occasions the vehicle has been in motion coming up to a stop sign and when the brakes were applied the vehicle died and would not restart. After a period of time, approximately 15 minutes in the first case, the vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to the local dodge/ram dealer. The vehicle was checked for fault codes and none where found, and the vehicle was performing normally at this time. Upon speaking with the service advisor about what occurred, he informed me that most likely it was the low oil sensor. He informed me that on this vehicle the low oil sensor does not display a message or set a code, it simply shuts off the motor. He said the sensor could be activated by a braking action, and in that case it would shut off the engine with no warning. He said after a period of time when the oil settled back on the sensor the vehicle would restart with no issue. In the second case, the vehicle was approaching a stop sign when the vehicle in front of it braked hard unexpectedly. When the brakes were applied, the engine shut off, power steering and brakes were lost and almost resulted in a rear end collision with the vehicle in front of it. In this case, the vehicle would not restart until additional oil was added. Luckily in both cases this occurred in low speed residential area streets. But, if this occurred in a highway or higher speed setting the results could have been much worse. Higher speeds, unexpected braking, vehicle loss of control. The oil consumption on this vehicle is outrageous. I did have the oil consumption recall test performed on this vehicle, but i do not feel that it was conducted properly by the dealer. And i am told that they will not re-perform the test.

2019 Ram 3500
Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Nov-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-11, 2021

Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ram 3500. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the vehicle shifted into limp mode. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact continued driving to his destination. The vehicle was taken to prescott brothers chrysler dodge jeep ram of princeton (730 w peru st, princeton, il 61356, (815) 915-4157) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the transmission solenoid needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 4,300.

Parts: WHEELS
  • Date of Incident: May-08, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 22:44 May-10, 2021

MY 2017 Ram 3500 6.7L DUALLY WITH ONLY 18,312 MILES ON IT HAD A TREAD SEPARATION ON A FACTORY NEXEN ROADIAN REAR TIRE. HAD ANOTHER ONE PREVIOUSLY LATE LAST YEAR ON A FACTORY FRONT TIRE AT 14,412 MILES. LUCKILY I DISCOVERED BOTH WITH CUPPING OF THE TIER AND ROAD VIBRATION BEFORE CATASTROPHIC FAILURE. THE FACTORY NEXEN ROADIAN 10 PLY TIRES ON THE RAM TRUCKS ARE CRAP AND DANGEROUS AND I'VE READ MANY OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THESE SAME FACTORY TIRES, SOME WITH CATASTROPHIC RESULTS. RAM SHOULD HAVE RECALLED AND REPLACED THESE TIRES AFTER SEEING ALL THE COMPLAINTS! I USE THIS TRUCK TO PULL A 34 FT HORSE TRAILER WITH $50,000 HORSES, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, MY WIFE IS USUALLY OUT ON THE ROAD WITH IT ALONE AND IT COULD BE CATASTROPHIC TO HAVE A FAILURE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH A HEAVY TRAILER. RAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS POOR CHOICE OF TIRES.

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