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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,959 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Sep 062012

Ram 1500

  • 46,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart and resumed normal operation. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #9

Oct 272010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled intermittently without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times. The technician was not able to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 62,500. Updated 10/23/14 updated 7/8/2015

- Santa Claus, IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 232014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Transmission sticks in 4th gear have to pull over, turn off truck for 5 seconds and restart. Motor uses number of quarts of oil a day with no sign of leak.

- Perryton, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 132014

Ram 1500

  • 36,678 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Upon start-up of the vehicle a ticking noise is heard (possible exhaust leak). The sound becomes less noticeable as the engine warms to normal operating temperature. Similar cases have been seen in 2009 models caused by broken or loose exhaust manifold bolts for cylinders 7 and 8. contacted the dealer but they stated my vehicle was not affected by that recall even though it is the same year and engine type.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #6

Oct 082013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
On a daily basis the engine on my 09 Dodge Ram crew cab will die at least 3-4 times a day while driving around 20-30 mph. I have taken my truck to my local dealership 5 times to get the issue fixed. They have replaced the computer 3 times. The issue still happens on a daily occurrence. I have duplicated the issue multiple times to the service agent, but magically when they have my truck for two weeks at a time the vehicle stalling does not occur and they cannot "recreate" the issue. I have had several close accidents due to this issue and something needs to be done. This issue does not pull any codes when hooked up and has been diagnosed by the dealership as a "phantom" problem. This is a serious issue that needs to be fixed before my family gets seriously injured!!

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #5

Nov 012012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Upon start-up of the vehicle a ticking noise is heard. This sound is less noticeable as the engine warms to normal operating temperature. Similar cases have been seen in 2009 models caused by broken or loose exhaust manifold bolts for cylinders 7 and 8. contacted the dealer but they stated my vehicle was not affected by that recall even though it is the same year and engine type.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Aug 122012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I pulled into work and shut my truck off, but the engine did not turn off. The truck was in park and the key to the truck was in my hand and the engine continued to run. I pulled the battery terminals off the battery and the truck continued to run. The truck ran while I was in work without the key in the ignition and the battery terminals disconnected. When I was done at work the truck was still running in the parking lot. I drove the truck home disconnected the battery terminals again and began pulling fuses out of the fuse box one by one until the truck finally shut off.

- New Lexington, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 032012

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph he began to become very sleepy. The contact had to pull over and take a walk to wake himself up. The contact smelled exhaust fumes when he re-entered the vehicle. The dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the bolts on the manifold had broken and the failure was common. As a precaution, the contact consulted with another dealer and was given the same answer. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 40,000.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #2

Aug 012012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts (as now known under Dodge tsb same subject) are defective and of wrong material type as per tsb. Bolts may fail causing exhaust leak at manifold to engine gasket, allowing exhaust fumes to enter the cabin. Noxious fumes in cabin may cause driver to become poisoned over long trip times resulting in loss of consciousness and vehicle control or situational awareness. Failure of bolts also allows release of pre-catalyst exhaust to be discharged into the atmosphere. Contact:[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #1

May 152012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, there was a clicking noise coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they stated that it was the exhaust manifold bolts that were fractured and causing the noise. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 31,000.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

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