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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,650 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 windows / windshield problems

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 152014

Ram 1500

  • 78,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the defroster failed to clear the windshield. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the HVAC actuator gears was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 78,500.

- Tierre, SD, USA

problem #6

May 072010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 16,753 miles
Annoying sound behind the dash. This is cause by defective system on the electronics of the car. It concerns the recall with K17 reprogram HVAC control head and inspec/replace actuators. This problem has been going on with this vehicle since new, here is 4 years later 2 repairs by dealer one replacement by owner and the problem still going on. The famous motor actuators for the vent opening and closing. Also the change of temperature while the ac is on it has its own mind to go to heat not allowing the full cool effects of the system. I have had this problem since I purchased the truck if this time get fix it will be at their own expense if not I down to my last nerve. Would have to seek legal advise. I have posted in carcomplains.com a lengthy explanation for those who wish to read the whole story. Here it is Dec 5, 13 an it started in May 7, 10. An still not fix.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 102012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Defroster / heater/ air conditioner control fails. This problem was suppose to be addressed in K17 recall. K17 recall was performed on 03/22/2011. Heater / defroster / air conditioner controls are still defective as per description of K17 recall. I believe this is a safety issue that Dodge needs to address. In the winter there is no defroster available and there is no way to manually switch to the defroster mode.

- Blackwell, OK, USA

problem #4

Jan 152012

Ram 1500

  • 41,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, heat would not blow from the vents. As a result, the contact was unable to defrost the windshield. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V158000 (equipment:electrical:air conditioner). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 41,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 162011

Ram 1500

  • 67,000 miles
The defrost function no longer works on my 2009 Dodge Ram. It has automatic climate controls which was not covered under the previous recall. The defrost function no longer functions at any time rendering the vehicle unsafe to drive.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #2

May 012010

Ram 1500

  • 29,300 miles
A year and a few months after purchasing a new Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck, one day its dash began emitting a loud repetitive popping sound and the heater / A/C would no longer function in a defrost / defog mode. As I live in a high-humidity gulf coast area, this is a driving safety issue. My local Dodge service department investigated and found that this continuing problem was due to broken plastic "blend door". the Dodge service department was unable to fix the problem because according to them, the required part is unavailable due to a "nationwide shortage". at least 8 weeks have gone by with this same excuse -- I suspect this a delaying tactic waiting for the warranty to expire.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 182009

Ram 1500

  • miles
After doing a basic search I ran into the similar problem regarding the chrome around the shifter. The previous person mentions tinting the windows.....don't worry friend I have "limo tint" a the sun still reflects and will either affect me or my passenger. I thought maybe it was just me but after observing my passenger being blinded and reading this, it assures me that this is definitely a safety hazard and not me just being sensitive.

- Victorville, CA, USA

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