really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,811 miles

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 152012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles


Accelerator pedal broke off, made of plastic, with adjustable pedals option. This broken pedal was replaced by dealer on warranty in 2013, and after the repair the new pedal broke off again. This part seems defective, it is made of thin hollow plastic that breaks off from normal driving pressure, seems to be a design defect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 142012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I was driving vehicle at 55 mph along undivided 2 lane highway. Differential began to make whining noise and then within 1-2 minutes the rear differential locked up and the drive shaft yoke broke causing the drive shaft to drop to the ground. Due to the speed, vehicle control was difficult while attempting to stop. Once stopped, drive shaft yoke was obviously snapped off and passenger side rear tire had melted rubber from being dragged for a few hundred feet when differential locked up. Vehicle was taken to deal and after 2 weeks determination was made that something seized in the differential and caused internals to be destroyed. Dealer has not mentioned current recalls or investigations. As of now, I have been told that Dodge is not making the parts needed and that a minimum of 1 month lead time is expected before parts become available. I am told no loaner vehicle or rental car will be provided.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 052012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
I pulled onto a major highway after stopping at a yield sign. The truck reached about 35 mph and suddenly it felt like something was holding the back of the truck and wouldn't let it go any faster. I pushed down on the accelerator but the truck wouldn't go any faster. I took my foot off the accelerator and stepped on the brake and almost came to a complete stop. When I stepped on the accelerator again the truck seemed to be normal.

- North East, MD, USA

problem #6

Mar 042012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 18,000 miles


Unintended acceleration while driving into garage. Engine RPM increased while my foot was on the brake. Nothing happened luckily I had the brake applied so I didn't hit anything. Also on the highway a couple of times the engine RPM increases by itself momentarily causing the truck to surge.

- Boscawen, NH, USA

problem #5

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 #4

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 #3

Nov 162010

Ram 1500

  • 2,003 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact started the vehicle and depressed the accelerator pedal when the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle became uncontrollable. Although the brakes were engaged, the vehicle continued to accelerate and crashed into cement steps and the siding of a building. The contact sustained minor injuries in the neck and shoulder area. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The failure mileage was 2,003.

- Youngwood, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 062010

Ram 1500

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 St. The contact made numerous attempts to start the engine before the engine started. When the gear was shifted from park into drive, and while applying the brakes, an unintended acceleration occurred. The engine rpms began to increase and repeated pressure was applied to the brake pedal, followed by a slow delayed response. The gear selector was put into the neutral position, then the vehicle traveled approximately one hundred feet and came to a complete stop, and immediately the engine stalled. The manufacturer and dealer were notified of the failure. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle be taken to a dealer for further investigation. The manufacturer accepted responsibilty for the towing expense. The contact had significant concern of the safety issue involved. The failure mileage was less than a 1,000.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 292009

Ram 1500

  • 3,000 miles
Gas pedal stuck to floor.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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