definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,522 miles

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 232014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Exhaust manifold bolts break off and the truck develops exhaust leak...the truck then has no control of regulating exhaust gases and next you will get a damaged catalytic converter. This will also cause oxygen sensor to change mixture. These bolts are breaking on the engine, on their own. The bolts are too small for a exhaust area bolt. The internet is full of forums about this issue and Dodge has done nothing to address. Model 5.7 hemi has had issues from 2005 -2012. These bolts can not stand up to the heat and stress for the intended application.

- Belton, SC, USA

problem #6

Oct 202011

Ram 1500

  • 32,300 miles
While driving home 10/20 ~8pm, I was slowing down in freeway traffic ~45mph. I took my foot off the brake and was just about to press down on the accelerator pedal, my truck surged forward for about.25 of a second (split second). This has happened in the past ~8 times. I notified the dealer at 26,000 mile service and they said it was the engines switching between the eco mode and normal mode. (5.7 hemi). Please advise. (I purchased this vehicle new from folsom Dodge, ca.)

- Discovery Bay, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 092010

Ram 1500

  • 11,525 miles
Exhaust resonance at 1500 RPM on 5.7 liter mds vvt engine. Have made 7 trips to two dealerships. Dealerships unable to correct. Have contacted Dodge three times. Manufacturer thinks it is connected with the mds but will not cover under warranty. Dealerships can not say if this will have an adverse affect on the engine over time.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 262010

Ram 1500

  • 700 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 65 mph, the engine stalled. The contact was able to start the ignition and drive the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians reset the computer. The failure occurred a second time. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the cam and crank sensors where replaced. The failure occurred a third time and was taken back to the dealer where the technicians replaced the vapor canister and the liner valve. The contact stated the vehicle stalled a fourth time and was taken back to the dealer where the technicians where unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The vehicle stalled a fifth time and was taken back to the dealer where they flushed the fuel out and replaced the computer module. The contact spoke with the owner of the dealer who stated he would give the contact a call with more information about returning the vehicle but has not returned the call. The service department stated a different technician would inspect the vehicle and an appointment was made. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 700.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #3

Oct 082010

Ram 1500

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who replaced the PCM and tiff. The failure occurred again and the contact coasted to the side of the road. The vehicle suddenly restarted and accelerated. The contact applied the brakes to slow the vehicle down. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the computer and ignition parts, but could not determine the cause of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000 and the current mileage was approximately 17,000.

- Richmond Hill , GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 282010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 670 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 40 mph the rocker arm broke in the hemi engine. He stated that the engine started making a noise and he drove onto the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The dealer replaced the rocker arm and a push rod which were covered by the warranty. The failure mileage was 670 and the current mileage is 1,312. Updated 01/11/2011 updatd 01/24/11

- Ennis, MT, USA

problem #1

Sep 022010

Ram 1500

  • 456 miles
I purchased a new 2010 Dodge 1500 Ram pickup three weeks ago. Since that time intermediate the lights for the antilock brakes and traction control come on and off while driving down the road as well as several other electrical components not working or working off and on. I contacted the dealer and they informed me that I should pop the hood because the main electrical block under the hood on some have had not properly connected plugs on the back and they may vibrate loose and I should wiggle them around and see if that fixes the problem. I will take the truck in for them to try and repair but it appears to me that if the connector is loose on these that the power interruption to the circuit will make the ABS and traction control systems inoperable for the period of time the lights are illuminated and could cause accidents if this occurs at the wrong time. I have pics and video of the issues. There is also to give a bigger scope of the blocks looseness no heated seat except driver no cooled seat except driver all 4 positions are supposed to be heated and cooled. The radio works off and on, the power pedals don't work at all. There is as a unrelated note an intermittent knock in the lower part of the engine.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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