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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,622 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 022009

Ram 2500

  • 1,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the check engine warning light illuminated and vehicle would hesitate to accelerate when depressing the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. In addition, the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bag system) was received in June 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #5

Sep 082014

Ram 2500

  • 66,851 miles
I took my truck to shop to find the noise and they found it easy, bolt fell off inside the rear end and ruined all inside the shafts, why did they knew it was bolt fall off inside"?? I checked internet about any recall on Dodge they have many on complains about Dodge 1500 2009 to 2011 but look like there other model 2500 too, my truck is only 66K and perfect condition they should have recall earlier and ended up paying 4K for it, seem its not my fault, is there a way to complain and get my money back??"

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 152009

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the transmission shifted into fourth gear independently, which caused the vehicle to skid into oncoming traffic. The contact was able to regain control. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side where it was able to restart and resumed to normal. The contact stated that the failure recurred three times per month. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000...updated 08-26-14 updated 09/02/2014

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 302011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 10,000 miles


Car was brought in 5 times to have various front end recalls performed, two different dealers bedard brothers in cheshire mass. And beterra for steering recall (now N49/NHTSA 13V-529) previously same recall had two or three different numbers. They have never had the parts and could never perform the recall. Because they say that the steering may fail at any moment I have used the vehicle only when I absolutely have no other transportation. Hence as of today the car has 17,200 miles only. The other problem is loss of coolant, the egr cooler has been leaking, I have had it at dealers three times and they have no clue how to repair. This is a common complaint. Because this internal leak goes into the turbocharger. The turbocharger failed and on 7/08/13 had to be replaced at 16,150 miles. That was the symptom of the egr cooler leak, but the cause (leaking egr cooler was not addressed then or on two following trips to the dealers. On to bedard and one to berterra. The Chrysler case number may be 24954056 after dealers worked on car two trouble codes appeared P052 and P0700 I don't want to continue driving a car that the steering will fail at any moment or the engine may blow because of coolant loss.

- Middlefield, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 142013

Ram 2500

  • 66,908 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle vibrated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the fly wheel and clutch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer informed the contact that they would not repair the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 66,908.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 072009

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 3,975 miles
My 2009 2500 hd Dodge Ram diesel pickup has been in for the following warranty work from the day of purchase of 7/14/2009: Transmission - 11 times emergency brake - 2 times cab heater - 3 times A/C - 3 times diesel fumes in cab - 2 times exhaust brake - 2 times egr valve - 2 times O2 sensor & filter - 3 times excessive brake wear - 1 time main control module - 9 times fan blower motor - 3 times block heater - 1 time truck lights - 2 times check engine light - 3 times tire pressure monitors - 2 times tow/haul mode - 2 times fuses - 1 time change oil light - 1 time recall - 1 time the list of problems above have not been repaired under the warranty. The computer system that controls the entire truck does not work properly. Diesel fumes still come in the cab. The emissions systems do not work properly. Per the onboard computer the truck now only gets 16.5 - 16.9 mpg well under the rated mpg. There has been one recall to date regarding the computer system that is still a problem.

- Denver, CO, USA

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