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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,760 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.

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 292014

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the pistons disintegrated and caused the brakes to malfunction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 192011

Ram 1500

  • 6,800 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle failed to shift out of park. In addition, the contact stated that the brake light illuminated without the brakes being applied. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing where the brake sensor spring was adjusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 6,800.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Began when I purchased truck of integrated brake failure later turned into bad instrument cluster, visor short, new brake controller and lots of hours. When starting vehicle wipers come on, no interior lights, no turn signals (inside or outside) no heat, no radio no trailer brakes. Now vehicle has been at Dodge for 2 weeks. They replaced, instrument cluster, wiring harness, TPMS and problem remains. Very unsafe to drive as no indicators and wipers constantly on. Problem began around 1 month after purchase and plagues me today. I have extended warranty and I am charged $100 per visit. Customer care will not provide me with options I must dictate my choices. Terrible service.

- Rentz, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 132013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the anti lock braking warning light illuminated. The contact was unable to set the cruise control. The vehicle was not inspected for cause of failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer suggested a diagnostics test which was not performed. The failure and current mileage was 43,000. Updated 6/14/13 the consumer stated after inspecting the ABS lighting system it was found that the sensor needed to replaced. Updated 07/17/2013

- Calimesa, CA, USA

problem #1

May 062012

Ram 1500

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was leaving an intersection at 35 mph and applied the brakes as a vehicle attempted a left turn in from the opposite side of the roadway. The brake pedal traveled to the floorboard abnormally and did not respond. The contact crashed into the side of the preceding vehicle. No one was injured and the vehicle was towed to an auto body shop. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised that they would send an investigator to inspect the brake failure. The contact had experienced the brake failure once prior to the crash. The failure mileage was 29,000.

- Columbus, GA, USA

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