really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,921 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 022013

Ram 1500

  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While the contact attempted to exit the vehicle, the driver side door failed to unlock. The rear passenger side door also experienced the failure. In order to exit the vehicle, the driver had to use the key fob while inside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- St. Ann, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 222013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 56,650 miles
The automatic door lock on driver side failed to engage at 15 mph. The passenger side did engage. Manually locking the driver side door resulted in failure to unlock when vehicle was shut down although the passenger side lock did successfully unlock. The door mounted locking button failed to lock the driver side door but did lock the passenger door. When manually locked, the door mounted locking button failed to unlock the driver side door. The remote control door lock will not operate the driver side door lock. Dealer service dept. Says this is not covered by warranty and I must pay to have this repaired.

- Meridianville, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 032011

Ram 1500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 12,200 miles
Seatbelt in truck caught the door handle and locked so you cannot pull out more belt to get it off the handle. This also causes the door handle to be partially lifted which automatically unlocks and opens the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion. Even with the door cracked openas far as the belt will allow the belt will not release the handle and allow the door to open more then a few inches. If this was an accident a person could be trapped in the vehicle and not be able to get out without requiring additional equipment to cut the seatbelt or break a window. So far this has not been corrected on my vehicle we will take the truck to the Dodge dealer tomorrow for now no one rides in the passenger seat. I suspect the seatbelt will need to be unbolted from the floor to unhook the belt off the door handle. I do have photos available and the issue can be replicated on the drivers and passengers doors.

- Pasco, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 242009

Ram 1500

  • 1,835 miles
Passengers skin on right arm severely pinched just above the elbow when door lock post pulled the skin into the door panel as the automatic door locks actuated.

- Streator, IL, USA

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