A total of 3635 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 6.9%, or 250 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 8.4%, or 307 were crash related, and 3.6%, or 130 complaints describe fire-related incidents.
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.
While nearly completing a right turn into a private driveway with a speed under 3 mph and approximate 20 degree incline i was struck by gmc terrain just behind the right rear tire with posted speed of 40 mph on the street. The force of impact pushed my truck into a telephone pole next to the driveway impacting the rear door on the driver side the rear door glass shattered and landed 10 to 15 ft in the yard, the truck came to rest facing 180 degrees the opposite direction of travel in the center of a four lane street, the suv that stuck me continued approximately 330 ft. Across 3 lanes coming to rest in a yard. No airbags deployed nor seat belt tensioning was apparent, driver weight 185lbs passenger approximately 150 lbs. The driver received back and neck injury while the passenger suffered several from striking head on passenger window more than once and side against center console due to no deployment. Policed report states the suv airbags deployed. No skid mark on pavement were apparent from the suv. My vehicle had no known issues, body repair shop checked computer and it showed no faults in system prior to accident
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.
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.
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.