definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,500 miles

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 102014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Approximately a year ago I began experiencing lighting problems, flickering all around; and with truck off the remote would randomly, continuously lock the doors. I finally broke the remote to make it stop. Now my driver side tail light won't work. I needed my inspection/registration but couldn't get it until the light is repaired. My mechanic said it's the fuse box, said it's in horrible condition. More problems are possible. Parts & labor will be near $850. Various forums are inundated with similar complaints. A friend of a co-worker's truck burnt to the ground in his driveway (and singed the house) because the fuse box didn't tell the fuel pump to shut off. With that and many other complaints I've read I'm now very fearful for my safety. Dodge/Chrysler needs to replace the fuse box immediately. Thank you for your time.

- Paris, TX, USA

problem #4

May 142014

Ram 1500

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the low beam headlights suddenly turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who changed the light bulbs, but the failure persisted. The contact indicated that vehicle was taken to the dealer on multiple occasions due to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 202013

Ram 1500

  • 100,500 miles
Dodge seems to have a known issue causing the headlights to not work that is unrelated to the condition of the lamp itself or a fuse. Apparently a $500+ part is required. Many people cannot afford this repair and go without headlights instead causing obvious safety issues.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 022011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
Head lights and tail lights go out when driving. Dash lights remain on. They will come back on in a few miles and also if I stop the truck and restart. Playing with the switch doesn't make any difference. I have had it in the Chrysler repair shop 4 times to search for an error but none are shown. Chrysler refuses to do anything since they cannot determine what is wrong. I feel this is a serious safety problem and should be treated as such. I also had the side outside heated mirror replaced because it had a burnt spot in the lower corner. Uconnect has also been affected at times right before the lights go out. The electronic vehicle information center displayed "not trained" one morning when I opened the door to get in.

- Weyerhaeuser, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011

Ram 1500

  • miles
This is not a complaint based on a specific occurrence. I am a professional driver who operates a variety of passenger vans and busses between various cities. In recent years it has become increasingly more difficult to drive during non-daylight hours do to the type of headlights that are now allowed on passenger and truck vehicles. The intensity and brightness level of headlights has increased to a point where the glare and blinding effect of oncoming headlights has become a significant safety factor, especially on two lane highways. Furthermore, many vehicles are now equipped with a four headlight system as their regular night time running lights. The optional "fog lights" for severe weather conditions is now standard lighting protocol. The other option on these vehicles is their "bright" option which creates an even more hazardous situation for oncoming traffic due to their blinding effect. This "upgraded" headlight, fog light, and bright light trend needs to be toned back down to intensity and brightness levels that existed a few years ago and are reasonable for oncoming traffic to adjust to. It is a simple matter of fact that these high level headlight options are the cause of more unnecessary accidents and casualties than ever before.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

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