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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 142016

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving various speeds, the rear differential locked up on the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear differential failed, but was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 13V038000 (power train). The remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was previously repaired out of state, but the contact had no recollection of the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000. Updated 10/05/16

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 172013

Ram 1500

  • miles
I keep getting recall notices since June about rear axle pinion nut, I have called Dodge dealer several times to schedule the service for the replacement. They do not have the part or don't know when the part will be there. When will they get part "?"!!!! I don't want to get in wreck or ruin truck if part fails!!!!

- New Port, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 062013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Referencing NHTSA campaign number: 13V038000. I received notice my truck is involved in this recall late April or early May 2013. The letter stated when parts were available I would be sent a follow up letter so that repairs could be made. I contacted marmies motors in great bend, ks 6/20/2013 and they stated the follow up letters had not been issued. It is now August 15, 2013 and I still have not received the follow up letter. This is entirely to long of time period and Chrysler is making a mockery out of the NHTSA not only in the delay of notifying owners about parts availability, but also their slow notification time of the original recall letter which according to your notice was to begin in March, 2013.

- Lyons, KS, USA

problem #3

Nov 012012

Ram 1500

  • miles


2009 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to rear axle pinion recall. Recall # 12V474000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Sep 142012

Ram 1500

  • 65,800 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 20 mph, a loud bang emitted from the outside of the vehicle and both of the rear tires suddenly seized. The rear end of the vehicle began to sway, which caused the vehicle to travel uncontrollably. The contact was able to regain control and the vehicle came to a stop. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the rear differential would need to be replaced. The vehicle was scheduled for repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 65,800.

- North Attelboro, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 062012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 30,300 miles
I was sitting at a red stop light. When the light turned green I released my foot from the brake and put my foot on the gas pedal. At that time I heard a loud boom and the truck shook as if we were hit from behind. We were not hit. The truck would run, but would not drive when it was in gear. My truck was towed to the local dealership and it was determine the rear pinion shaft snapped in half.

- Shirley, IL, USA

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