A total of 3187 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 7.5%, or 239 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 9.0%, or 286 were crash related, and 3.9%, or 123 complaints describe fire-related incidents.
My tailgate has opened by itself 4 times recently. I check every time i close it to ensure that it's closed and locked properly. Every time i have been driving and it's fallen open. This last time, i was hauling a trailer and it open by itself, going down the road and the tailgate landed on the trailer tongue jack and damaged my tailgate.
2017 DODGE Ram 1500. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO CLASS IV HITCH DETACHING FROM VEHICLE. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED A BOLT BROKE CAUSING THE HITCH TO DISLODGE FROM THE TRUCK. THE CONSUMER STATED THE RECEIVER APPEARED TO NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ASSEMBLED TO THE FRAME. *JS
Tl* the contact owns a 2019 ram 1500 equipped with the goodyear tires, tire line: wrangler sr-a: tire size: p275/60/r20, dot number: m6ynid1r3819. The contact stated that while his nephew was driving at an undisclosed speed, the rear driver's side tire exploded. The contact pulled off of the roadway and the vehicle was towed to stevens creek chrysler jeep dodge ram (4100 stevens creek blvd, san jose, ca 95129, (408) 809-3886. The dealer ordered a replacement tire and the tire was replaced. The vehicle was picked up and while driving 55 mph on the highway, the failure recurred on the driver's side front tire. The vehicle was pulled off of the roadway and towed back to the residence. The vehicle was not yet taken back to the dealer and the tire was not yet replaced. Neither the tire nor the vehicle manufacturer were notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 14,500.
Since purchasing this vehicle i noticed the seals leak during precipitation. I replaced the seal around the upper cab rear brake light. This stopped the puddle from forming under the back seat but there is still water getting into the cab some way because i can smell the dampness in the cab after rainy weather.
Since purchasing the truck in january of 2020 i've noticed a serious delay in time from when the accelerator is engaged to when the throttle responds. This is especially noticeable when the truck has not been running for more than 10 minutes. I assume since this is a common complaint it was occurring before i purchased the vehicle. One of my coworkers who drives the same year and model also has the same issue.