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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,788 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Sep 192013

Ram 1500

  • 63,000 miles


TL * the contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 50 mph in severe rain, the windshield wipers and turn signals failed. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road. After numerous attempts, the windshield wipers became operable again. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the multi-function switch assembly. The failure recurred eight months later. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- West Pointe, MS, USA

problem #20

May 122014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
While driving down the road at 45 mph I let off the gas to slow down when the truck started to lunge forward then stop then continued to lunge forward it repeated this process for a while. When I pressed on the gas it was fine only when I let off it. After about 5 miles the check engine light came on went to autozone had the code reed. The map sensor was bad so I replaced it myself. A week later driving down the road the truck began doing the same thing, only this time at a stop light the engine shut off. The steering wheel locked up as well as the brakes. I was able to get it restarted but it nearly caused an accident. Went down the road about 1/2 a mile when he died and I was unable to restart it. Had it towed to a Dodge dealership who said the map sensor was once again bad. They replaced the map sensor this time and everything was well for about 2 weeks. When once again the truck did the same thing. Took it back to the same dealership once again the fault code was the map sensor. Upon them digging further they found the PCM was actually shorting out the map sensor. So they replaced the PCM. The new one came in and they weren't able to reprogram it. They contacted daimler-chyrsler who sent them another PCM they received that one and still are unable to reprogram the PCM. So that's 3 map sensor's and now 2 PCM's.

- Havelock , NC, USA

problem #19

Mar 222014

Ram 1500

  • 86,000 miles
Ignition turned off while driving, keys were swinging and shut off car. Steering and brake loss, almost crashed, had to move to neutral while rolling and start up, then slam into drive while moving to avoid crash on interstate 880 through san jose

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #18

Aug 182013

Ram 1500

  • 56,000 miles


On the evening of August the 18th I went to a convenience store approximately 1 mile from my home. I did smell an odor of something burning when I exited the truck but it dissipated quickly. I went into the store to purchase milk and when I returned to my truck the entire cab was filled with smoke and a strong odor of something burning. The keys were not in the ignition at the time. I looked through the cab but could not locate the source. I opened the hood of my truck and there were no signs what so ever of smoke or fire. I went back to the cab and inspected the back seat area of the truck. (quad cab) I noticed a faint orange glow against the lower body of the truck. I started to inspect the left rear door panel and felt the heat. When I grabbed the lower section of the interior panel melting and on fire plastic started to drip. I ran into the store and grabbed a fire extinguisher and put the fire out. Another customer at the store disconnected the battery. The truck was transported to the local Dodge dealership for repairs. Although the body shop stated the the source of the fire may not be able to be determined the technician working on my truck stated the source was an electrical short with the power window switch. The door and carpet will be replaced as well as any other parts damaged by the fire. I will have to pay the $500 comprehensive deductible. The panel for for that door has never been removed or tampered with in any way, shape, or form.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 082011

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
My ABS and brake light blinks on and off all the time and dings. When I roll my windows up sometimes it turns my radio on and off. I can be going down the road and my gas hand will drop to empty and also my speedometer will drop to zero even if I am going 60 mph. My cargo light will turn on by itself sometimes and if I turn it on is it very hard to get it turned off.

- Camden, TN, USA

problem #16

Sep 012012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
When using the left turn signal the right signal sometimes flashes. Sometimes the left signal will flash for a few seconds, then the right signal will flash a few times. Failures are intermittent and inconsistent. Also, the wipers and washers operate intermittently, and the high beam switch works about 20% of the time, sometimes requiring a stop to actuate the switch repeatedly so as not to blind oncoming traffic.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #15

Mar 012012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 88,300 miles


The turn signals works sporadically I flip the signal left it will blink right and vice versa or they wont work at all at times also the hazard lights will not work. Along with these symptoms the windshield wipers will not work at the same times as the prior mentioned symptoms. I called the dealer to check vehicle recalls the service agent said there was not any recalls but this is a common complaint on the 2007 Dodge Ram it is a very dangerous situation as it was raining during the last episode the visibility was extremely low and I was unable to properly let the other motorist my intention to merge out of traffic.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 042012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 14,330 miles
While waiting in traffic for light to change at corner of jackson bluff road and hwy 544, conway, SC, on 4 August 2012, truck suddenly accelerated even when brake was applied. Was able to whip truck onto sidewalk at jackson bluff rd & 544 to avoid an accident. It appeared that truck engine accelerated to as much as 2000 RPM even with brake on as firm as possible.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #13

May 262012

Ram 1500

  • 84,000 miles
When the left turn signal was tuned on, the indicator light inside and outside would indicate as such and then it would switch to the right turn signal even with the switch in the left turn signal position. Sometimes when the left turn signal was applied, it would switch to the right and then continue to switch back and forth from right to left.

- Cable, OH, USA

problem #12

Sep 012011

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. I bought this vehicle approx. July 2011 and since I can remember, the vehicle has done the same thing. The problem is in the multi switch( windshield wipers, and turn signals). When I flip the turn signal down the right blinker will come on. This happens about 50% of the time when engaging that switch. In this same switch is the windshield wipers. This is also affected sometimes by not engaging them or not running correctly. This has caused me many problems and am worried it could result in a wreck.

- Adamsville, AL, USA

problem #11

Sep 012011

Ram 1500

  • 88,000 miles


The multi-function switch, intermittently, when you push down to make a left turn goes to flash on the right side or visa versa if you sometimes hit the high beams it resume to normal but you have to play with it to make it work properly very dangerous afraid of getting into accident or being pulled over by law enforcement. Also, it functions fine 30% of the time but the rest of the time it functions as described above or not at all.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #10

Jan 012010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Turn signal lights incorrect right turn signal when trying to make a left turn. Multiple times have I had near misses when making a left turn or moving into a left lane because my signal is showing right.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #9

Mar 252011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 53,895 miles
The multi-funtion switch intermittently, when you push down to make a lefrt turn goes to flash on the right side or visa versa if you sometimes hit the high beams it resume to normal but you have to play with it to make it work properly very dangerous afraid of getting into accident or being pulled over by law enforcement. Will contacyt dealer to see if a recall has been issued. I have seen other complaints in this nature online.

- Sugar City, ID, USA

problem #8

Nov 102011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the turn signal lights were defective and the right turn signal light would flash when the left turn signal was activated. The left turn signal would flash when the right turn signal was activated. The contact stated that the failure also affected the windshield wipers because when the failure occurred, the windshield wipers would fail and would activate when engaging the high beam headlights. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was 35,500 and the current mileage was 36,000. Updated 01/20/12 the consumer stated the problem occurred on an intermittent basis an can be corrected temporary basis by adjusting the tilt steering wheel. Updated 02/29/12

- Minocqua, WI, USA

problem #7

Nov 012010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Wiper motor fails at any speed turn signal flashes right for left or vice versa. Dangerous to driver and oncoming traffic.

- Winchester, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 012011

Ram 1500

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the multi-function key failed, causing the turn signals and the windshield wiper to fail. The manufacturer advised that the failure was not recalled and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.

- Palmer , TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 052011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Multi switch malfuntions while driving with head lights on...the head lights go out..the wipers will quit also.

- Hubbardston, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 022010

Ram 1500

  • 39,781 miles
When left turn signal applied right turn signal light blinks did not notice this until possible accident nearly happened.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 082009

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph the engine stalled without any prior warnings. After brake application the vehicle was restarted. However he noticed that the engine warning light was illuminated on the instrument control panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the brake light switch was replaced. After the repair the failure resurfaced. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, and a technician replaced various switches and components because they melted. None of the repairs have remedied the failure because the failure still persisted. The dealer was notified, and she was referred to another dealer. However the dealer could not provide a remedy because they could not duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 23,000. The current mileage was 32,000. Updated 12/07/09 the check engine light illuminated. The dealer replaced a faulty brake switch. Updated 12/09/09

- Rogersville, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 102007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,248 miles
Transmission problems, looses reverse, makes a grinding noise, makes a loud whine sound when in drive. Oil pressure gauge never moves, cd player skips with new cd disks, radio crackles and stations sound like there far away when they are local.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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