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9.2

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,721 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012009

Ram 1500

  • 3,962 miles

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

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 #2

Nov 102009

Ram 1500

  • miles
While normal driving the vehicle doesn't seem to idle right. At times the engine will rev a little then lets off, then back up and so on. Also under normal acceleration the rpms will climb about 100 then stop going up then bump up 100 then stop again and so on until accelerator is pushed harder. During first drive in the morning vehicle will accelerate then suddenly the rpms will drop to about 1000 then a slip second later the truck will kick back in.

- Fort Benning, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 112009

Ram 1500

  • 1,200 miles
At about 1200 miles on vehicle noticed a low squeal sound from engine or transmission. At present there is 1500 miles on vehicle and the squeal has gotten worst. The noise begins after about one or two minutes of starting, and is contumely squealing. The dealer ship ran test and said it was normal. I drove another 2009 1500 Ram and the noise was not there, or in the next 1500 Ram from another dealership. Dealership refuses to go any further with the problem, quote: We can¿T figure where the noise is coming from, so it must be normal unquote. Vehicle is swb.

- Eugene, OR, USA

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