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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,973 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #11

Jan 052016

Ram 1500

  • 65,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While the vehicle was on an incline and shifted into reverse, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The failure occurred while in reverse and in drive. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Red Creek, NY, USA

problem #10

Jul 222015

Ram 1500

  • 8,300 miles
The contact owns a 2014 (na) Dodge Ram 1500. Immediately after starting the engine, the vehicle started rolling forward independently at approximately 9 mph. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was working up to specifications. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 8,300.

- Pensacola, TN, USA

problem #9

Jan 012015

Ram 1500

  • 84,000 miles
While vehicle was in motion on the highway. The vehicle just shut off. I had to pull over with out any power to the side of the road and restart vehicle. This not only happened once but 2 time with in same month but different days. I called manufacture and was told to just make sure I keep up with oil changes. Now there is a major recall on certain trucks but main is not included but it should be and I want the matter looked after please

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 222015

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 (na) Dodge Ram 1500. While pulling out of a parking space at a shopping plaza, the vehicle accelerated when the vehicle was placed in reverse. The failure also occurred when the vehicle was shifted into drive with the contact's foot on the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer eight times for diagnostic testing. The last diagnosis was low voltage. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Parrish, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 112014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 15,744 miles
Throttle is stuck wide open, won't correct...

- Canon City , CO, USA

problem #6

Jul 062014

Ram 1500

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while seated on the front passenger side, he attempted to remove the key from the ignition and the vehicle accelerated independently while in park. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 109,000. The VIN was not available.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #5

Jan 202014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 36,500 miles

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

I was driving in snow and slippery conditions and as I started to accelerate I could feel that the snow was having an effect on my trucks traction and with that the traction control light illuminated on my dashboard to inform me that one of my drive wheels must be loosing traction. After moving along at highway speeds on dry salt treated pavement the ABS, brake, esp, and bas, light all came on and have not gone off since. I am not sure what effect this will have on my braking ability if traction becomes an issue or if heavy braking is involved.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 152009

Ram 1500

  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated to 115 mph. The contact noticed that the accelerator had become stuck in the open throttle position and he then attempted to dislodge the accelerator pedal in order to stop the unintended acceleration. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and repairs. The dealer replaced the accelerator pedal and removed the floor mat however, the failure recurred after repairs. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer yet the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact called manufacturer and was advised to take the vehicle back to the dealer for further diagnostic testing but again, the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The contact was concerned with the safety hazard involved in the failure and was concerned with the potential of being involved in a crash. The failure mileage was 11,000.

- New Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 032009

Ram 1500

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 35 mph the accelerator pedal throbbed and began to vibrate excessively to the point where iit vibrated his foot off of the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed him that they had to perform diagnostic testing for $100. The manufacturer was notified and stated that was not a safety defect and offered no additional assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 27,000.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 012009

Ram 1500

  • 3,962 miles
Defect(s): Cruise control is intermittent and random. Apparently influenced by humidity and rain events. Also involved is the random shifting of the electronic transmission as indicated by the information center readings during the cruise control event(s). The problem has not be duplicated by the manufacturer and/or their authorized repair facilities after three (3) attempts it is electrical in nature thus no repair has been accomplished to date. Litigation is pending but they are demanding an additional repair attempt under the ga lemon law I am urging my attorney to proceed under the magnuson-moss warranty act.

- Lake Park, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182010

Ram 1500

  • 25,200 miles
2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving through winter conditions it appears that snow and ice build up around the rear brake calipers. Once that ice began to melt a large section of ice fell off. The ice had encapsulated the wheel speed sensor wire and the falling of the ice ripped the sensor wires from the connector. The result was instant loss of traction control, anti lock brake system, and cruise control. This allowed a condition that caused loss of control on ice.

- Russiaville, IN, USA

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