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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 032013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


2009 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to engine tic/ manifold exhaust leak recall. The consumer stated a recall was issued by Chrysler for the exact same issue he experienced with his vehicle. However, when he called his local dealer, he was informed his vehicle was not included, even though his vehicle had the same engine and fell under the same year, in which the problem existed.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 302011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
2009 Dodge Ram. Consumer writes in regards to check engine light issues. The consumer stated the dealer replaced several components and flashed the power train control module, but the check engine light continued to illuminate. On several occasions, the dealer just reset the light.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 062011

Ram 1500

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, he heard a popping noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the exhaust manifold was leaking. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 39,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Parlin, NJ, USA

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