definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,763 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 142012

Ram 1500

  • 83,517 miles


I received a frantic phone call from my son stating his truck died in the middle of the road. At this time he couldn't start the vehicle and the area was pitch black and he was on a blind curve. My 17 year old son was driving home at approx. 10:00 P.M. on the winding, dark, mountain roads of our community. He was driving his 2007 Dodge Ram hemi 5.7 litre pickup. This pickup has very few miles on it for it's year. As he came into a corner at approximately 40 mph and began to navigate his turn the engine completely stalled leaving him with no brakes, no power steering and no engine. There were no warning lights and he was not able to navigate the turn and could not use the breaks at that point. He was on a dark road at the back side of a blind turn with no power and no brakes. After several minutes he was able to start the vehicle and safely get it off the road. Fortunately there were no cars in the several minutes it took him to restart the vehicle. This is the second occurrence, the first was on a country winding road with less traffic and at a lower rate of speed. As I have researched, it appears that there have been thousands of complaints regarding Dodge / Chrysler 5.7 engine problems with these exact specifications and circumstances. When are we, the consumers, going to get results" will it be after someone is killed and their family is forced to sue Dodge before they will admit the ongoing problem" as I googled this problem I literally found thousands of forums dedicated to this specific problem and over 100 plus websites from consumers warning others that this could happen to them. I even found fleet mechanics from Dodge chiming in on forums stating that Dodge knows of the issue but refuses to correct it. I am asking that the NHTSA take heed and force Dodge / Chrysler to do the ethical thing and correct this problem before an innocent life is taken.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 122011

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 quad. The contact stated that the front driver side seat belt retractor would not function. In addition, the front passenger air bag sensor failed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where a diagnostic test was performed and they detected a faulty oxygen sensor. The vehilce was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs to the oxygen sensor as well as other necessary repairs. The failure mileage was approximately 34,000.

- Boardman, OH, USA

problem #7

Jul 122010

Ram 1500

  • 35,000 miles
At 35,000 miles my 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 number 8 spark plug (against the fire wall) melted into the ingnition coil. At 50,000 miles the left tie rod had to be replaced. This vehicle is well maintaned and no off road driving.

- Dundalk, MD, USA

problem #6

Aug 102010

Ram 1500

  • 60,500 miles


I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 truck with a 5.7 hemi. My truck has 60,500 miles and has been serviced regularly. It randomly stalls(dies) at stop lights, while turning and even when moving forward, thus loosing power steering, brakes and overall control of my truck. I have it in the shop for the 3rd time now, 2 different dealerships and they cannot find the problem and I don't have enough money to let them keep on replacing parts! I searched online for Dodge hemi stalling problems and many complaints have been logged. It's just a matter of time before this problem is going to get someone hurt! "help" second issue is it now stalls when I accelerate to pass or to get on the highway, then starts to run real bad until I pull over and turn it off and restart.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #5

Feb 222009

Ram 1500

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 65 mph in cold weather conditions the check engine gauge light came on, then his oil gauge indicator registered at 0. the contact was able to drive to the side of the road and shut the engine off. The vehicle would not restart. The vehicle was towed. The oil pump and oil sending unit was replaced by the dealer. The dealer also told him that the engine needed to be replaced. He also stated that they did not check the crank shaft since his local mechanic confirmed that was also defective. The manufacturer was contacted and he was told that the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The contact was unable to provide a VIN. The failure mileage was 58,000. The current mileage was 59,452.

- Shawnee, OK, USA

problem #4

Jun 052009

Ram 1500

  • 3,600 miles
Engine stalls periodically at low RPM when turning.

- Mt Gilead, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 262008

Ram 1500

  • 36,000 miles


I own a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L qc. Purchased new. I have had numerous incidents where the vehicle has shut off when braking upbruptly to a stop. At times while stopped, the truck idles high and the truck surges forward then shut off completely. I have to put in park and restart the truck. There has been times while in a the middle of a busy intersection when it would die. I have had other cars have to stop or maneuver away from me to avoid collision. It is at the point where I am afraid to drive this in heavy traffic. I have taken to the shop where they said it was a sticky egr valve. But it still continues. The dealership only wants to patch the problem then send you off. I am not suprise there hasnt be a fatally with this issue.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 202007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
With approx. 23,000 miles the oil sensor was faulty. The vehicle was purchased new on dec06. Dealership replaced the sensor free of charge under the warranty. This would have cost a few hundred dollars off warranty. Other 07 Dodge owners I have talked to have also had this problem as well.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 102007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,248 miles
Transmission problems, looses reverse, makes a grinding noise, makes a loud whine sound when in drive. Oil pressure gauge never moves, cd player skips with new cd disks, radio crackles and stations sound like there far away when they are local.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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