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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,559 miles

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Jul 112015

Ram 1500

  • 93,203 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 75 mph, the vehicle stalled. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump relay and tipm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,203.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Nov 142014

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
Electrical issue.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #21

Nov 142014

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
Electrical issue.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #20

Nov 142014

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles

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

Electrical issue.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #19

Apr 022015

Ram 1500

  • 73,000 miles
While driving at freeway speeds my truck completly shut off, I lost power to everything, including power steering. I had previous had my truck into the dealership for problems with my fuel pump staying on and learned it was a problem with the tipm (totally integrated power module) which Chrysler is aware of and has recalls for some vehicles in certin states. The symtoms my truck is having is the same listed in many of the complaints, ie. Vehicles randomly shutting off, fuel pump staying on and draining the batteries, air bags randomly deploying. After researching multiple fourms and website I found its a very common problem among Chrysler vehicles. This needs to be addressed before someone gets hurt or killed due to faulty parts and equipment.

- Stansbury Park, UT, USA

problem #18

Feb 082015

Ram 1500

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that after resetting the key, all the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for a diagnosis. The technician stated that the control module failed and the win module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #17

Feb 162015

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that it took a long time to start the vehicle and then it stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the integrated power control module failed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. The VIN was not available.

- Inez, TX, USA

problem #16

Jul 222014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 79,277 miles
Truck would not start, would crank but not start. No warning lights (check engine) etc. Had to take it to local dealer, dealer contacted me next day informing me it was the pinion whatever that is. Cost of repairs is over 1200 dollars. Found out that the pinion is the hi tech name for the fuse box that's under the hood. I asked to see the old part and the person at the parts counter stated that they changed (3) three of them today, .. that's very sad to hear for us Dodge owners.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #15

Jul 252014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
3 year old tipm (fuse box) just decided to stop working on my 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. Truck would not start. Stranded my family out of state. Dealership had to order a part which took 3 business days to ship to dealership from denver. Cost us $1200 and a car rental. Research online shows that Dodge/Chrysler are in a class action lawsuit regarding this item, but no recall has been issued.

- Roy, UT, USA

problem #14

Jul 162014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The ignition switch has gone out in my vehicle and I was advised at the dealership that there were approximately ignition switches out for delivery and there was a 3 week delay for getting in the part. This tells me there is an issue with this part. I am now without a vehicle and having to get a rental car.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #13

Jul 112014

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles

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

Inserting the key fob turns on all electrical without turning the key. After the engin is running, you cannot turn it off with the key. It continues to run with the key removed.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #12

Jun 252014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My turn signal switch does not work anymore when turning left. I turn it down to select the left turn signal and does not work at all anymore.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 182012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 200 miles
While starting from a stop if you momentarily hold your foot on the brake and accelerate. When you release the brake the car begins forward then all warning lights come on and car shuts down from 1 to 10 seconds. If you are pulling into a busy road where you might momentarily spin the engine up in order to have better response you are left stuck out in the road in traffic. Also happens if you are towing on an incline and you spin up engine before releasing foot brake. You would do this in order to not roll back. They said the code says you should not drive with 2 feat. I don't think it should happen they say it's normal. Very dangerous. Have brought the car in multiple times since this has occurred.

- Farmingdale, NJ, USA

problem #10

Feb 252014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The wireless ignition module has become defective. It will no longer hold the key fob in place once the vehicle is started. The key simply falls out but the vehicle continues running. The vehicle will also turn off while still in gear now. Additionally, sometimes the module will not turn, or will not turn completely, when the key is inserted and you attempt to start the vehicle. Sometimes it won't turn completely to the off position once the vehicle is started. Chrysler safety recall K08 issued in August 2010 addresses these issues in the 2010 Ram trucks but for some reason it does not cover the 2011 models. Dodge has told me it is my problem to fix and not their defect.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #9

Feb 252014

Ram 1500

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly began to decelerate and lose power. After turning the vehicle off, the fuel pump remained running and caused power to drain from the battery. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer but not repaired. The contact was informed that the defects were all due to a faulty tpm (totally power module) and the module would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #8

Nov 062013

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
My right rear turn signal and my brake light stopped working. I took it to the dealer and it was found to have an issue with the tipm or a fancy fuse box. My complaint is that Chrysler is at fault for this defect which can cause an accident because lack of light signals. They need to identify an immediate and a robust fix to avoid accidents. I never had an issue like this in my other vehicles and the implementation of light signals has been around for over 50 years. Any investigation and follow up would be greatly appreciated. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Delaware , OH, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Dec 132011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the headlights, windshield wipers and the tail lights would engage independently and sporadically. In addition, the speedometer and the turning signals failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrument cluster needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired on three occasions but the failure was not rectified. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 25,000...updated 12-30-13 updated 1/17/2014

- Jefferson City , MO, USA

problem #5

Aug 262013

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle would read that the key was damaged when the door was ajar. As a result, the contact was unable to start the vehicle until a minimum of 35 minutes of closing the door. In addition, the contact was unable to shut off the vehicle and the contact had to disconnect the battery cable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where the main computer module was replaced however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not further repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 43, 000....updated 11-12-13 the consumer stated the vehicle would not crank, and when the vehicle did start, it would not cut off. The consumer had to disconnect the battery cable. The dealer replaced the main computer.

- North Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 122013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 51,510 miles
After passing a slow moving vehicle on the highway, my truck shut down.the engine cut off, dash lights and park light started to flicker erratically and the headlights went off. I managed to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. In order to stop the lights from flickering I disconnected the battery (they flickered with the switch in the off position). As the lights flickered I could hear relays clicking under the hood and dash. After waiting a while I reconnected the battery and all systems came back on and I was able to start the truck and drive it home. The dealership will not be able to check it out until wed the 18. All systems seem to be normal. I have to go to work. I' M driving it 60 miles round trip everyday.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

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