hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,042 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #19

Oct 232014

Ram 1500

  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While accelerating from a stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart on the first attempt, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body failed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again, but they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #18

May 062014

Ram 1500

  • 50 miles
Driving vehicle at 55 mph on expressway applied the brake and the truck stalls. It also will stall at stop signs and red lights no codes come up and truck restarts. Letting off the brake pedal the truck will avoid stall very dangerous situation.

- Port Jefferson Station, NY, USA

problem #17

Nov 162015

Ram 1500

  • 123,000 miles
I purchased my vehicle 7 days ago. I have discovered a dangerous issue that only presents itself immediately after refueling. At low speeds in, turning, or while maneuvering through traffic the truck will chug and then die. Leaving my vehicle without power steering and little braking ability. It happened twice after fueling Friday, and then again three times after fueling today. Two of the three times I was in heavy traffic and was almost in a collision by unsuspecting drivers behind me. The third time I was turning onto a sharp on ramp to merge into traffic. Thankfully it died at the bottom of the ramp and not at the top where I would have been in traffic. And thankfully my wife wasn't driving, because without power steering her and my two daughters would have likely straightened out the on ramp and found themselves at the bottom of a steep bank. If this would happen while crossing a busy intersection a collision would be highly likely with fatalities for sure. The problem lasts for about the fist ten to fifteen miles of driving, and dies at lower speeds 0-25 mph. I have read about NHTSA investigations into other Chrysler vehicles presenting the same issues, and where the warranties have been extended on the fuel tanks to resolve the issue. These warranties must be extended to the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 as well in order to resolve this issue before someone is caught in traffic and killed.

- Louisville, MS, USA

problem #16

Jul 022010

Ram 1500

  • 25,000 miles


When key is hit (such as with knee) engine will turn off. Same as GM problem. When brought to attention of dealer, was told they could replace ignition switch at my expense.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #15

Aug 252015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the steering wheel seized. The vehicle made a loud revving noise. The contact coasted the vehicle over to the side of the road and was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed the there was an acceleration failure. The vehicle was not repaired; however, the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/05/16 updated 02/10/16.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 252015

Ram 1500

  • 108,000 miles
While driving back home from work the car lost all power, tried turning starter multiple times and nothing starts but lights on dash board turn on. I have jump start and nothing. Disconnected batteries for 5 mins and nothing. No smoke. No leaks. No burn or fumes smell. No cracking noise when turning key over. Check gauges light, E brake light. And ABS light turn on and remain on when cracking.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 132015

Ram 1500

  • 122,000 miles


The engine shut off while the vehicle was moving in a parking lot. The vehicle was placed in nuetral and re-started. This is a supreme saefty issue as the vehicle loses power steering.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 012015

Ram 1500

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the check engine and the check fuel cap warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel cap needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Alpena, MI, USA

problem #11

Jun 072015

Ram 1500

  • 123,000 miles
The engine completely shuts down. Also very hard to start. Difficult to turn off engine.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #10

Nov 052014

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the results were unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #9

Apr 232014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 33,000 miles


As I was rounding a curve and approaching train tracks, truck lost power.the engine shut off and I had no power steering. I was able to turn the wheel enough to stay on the road and coast over the train tracks.since then my headlights sometimes flicker on and off at night while driving.took truck to dealer and was informed it was the tipm and would cost over $900.I don't have the money so I am forced to drive it as is.

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #8

Oct 062008

Ram 1500

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the check engine indicator illuminated. The contact performed a diagnostic test and determined that the vehicle had low oil pressure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Eros, LA, USA

problem #7

May 062014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts are rusting and breaking off leaving exhaust leak at the engine. This is known issue and very common on 5.7 liter hemi engines. Dodge Ram 1500 problem. Poorly manufactured exhaust manifold bolts. Minimum $800 repair per manifold model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

- Champlin, MN, USA

problem #6

Jul 242014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 51,410 miles
Driving on the philadelphia turnpike coming from the airport heading to allentown driving about 65 mph...the vehicle engine turn off..the electrical was still working so I manage to "wrestle" the vehicle to the shoulder lane once I stop it started right away took it to a dealer to get it looked at thought they might a recall on my vehicle they told me there were none...they looked at it and found nothing wrong the vehicle.they wanted to keep the vehicle to see if it would happen again..funny I brought new never had that problem....im not sure if it will happen again... I was lucky nobody got hurt on the highway...maybe I wont be next time if it happen again.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #5

May 022014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Arrived at work and parked vehicle a little after 6:00am. Went on my bus run and at about 7:45am I received a call to return to the transportation center. When I arrived the fire department was there along with the sheriffs, that's when I saw my truck. At this point the fire was out and my trucks engine department was totally gone. The only thing that was left was the block. I informed my insurance company who was very quick and whom I was very pleased with. I also made several calls to Chrysler Corp., talked to several people who always told me they were taking notes and would call me back the next day or so and never heard from them. Today I talked to someone in the legal dept. And was told that my truck was out of warranty and they were not liable for anything. I am very glad it was not parked in my garage at the time of the fire or that I was driving it. I am in the market for another truck but have doubts about another Dodge. I was looking for a little reassurance from Chrysler but as you can see I received very little to none.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #4

May 122014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
While driving down the road at 45 mph I let off the gas to slow down when the truck started to lunge forward then stop then continued to lunge forward it repeated this process for a while. When I pressed on the gas it was fine only when I let off it. After about 5 miles the check engine light came on went to autozone had the code reed. The map sensor was bad so I replaced it myself. A week later driving down the road the truck began doing the same thing, only this time at a stop light the engine shut off. The steering wheel locked up as well as the brakes. I was able to get it restarted but it nearly caused an accident. Went down the road about 1/2 a mile when he died and I was unable to restart it. Had it towed to a Dodge dealership who said the map sensor was once again bad. They replaced the map sensor this time and everything was well for about 2 weeks. When once again the truck did the same thing. Took it back to the same dealership once again the fault code was the map sensor. Upon them digging further they found the PCM was actually shorting out the map sensor. So they replaced the PCM. The new one came in and they weren't able to reprogram it. They contacted daimler-chyrsler who sent them another PCM they received that one and still are unable to reprogram the PCM. So that's 3 map sensor's and now 2 PCM's.

- Havelock , NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 082011

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
My ABS and brake light blinks on and off all the time and dings. When I roll my windows up sometimes it turns my radio on and off. I can be going down the road and my gas hand will drop to empty and also my speedometer will drop to zero even if I am going 60 mph. My cargo light will turn on by itself sometimes and if I turn it on is it very hard to get it turned off.

- Camden, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 102012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
I filled up my gas tank with fuel and as I was merging onto the highway, the car stalled. It continued to stall for about 50 miles. Now every time I fill up my tank it will stall on me until I drive about 30-50 miles and the tank is no longer full. It is very dangerous and I cant let my wife or family drive it for fear of stalling and having an accident.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 042012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 14,330 miles
While waiting in traffic for light to change at corner of jackson bluff road and hwy 544, conway, SC, on 4 August 2012, truck suddenly accelerated even when brake was applied. Was able to whip truck onto sidewalk at jackson bluff rd & 544 to avoid an accident. It appeared that truck engine accelerated to as much as 2000 RPM even with brake on as firm as possible.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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