hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,559 miles

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jun 252011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 160 miles


Right knee bumps the large key turning it, and shutting off the engine, making it hard to control. This has happened several times usually while cornering or slowing for a corner.

- Sartell, MN, USA

problem #2

Dec 042011

Ram 1500

  • 8,500 miles
My Ram 1500 inexplicably caught fire and burned to the ground after sitting outside for approximately 12 hours. The vehicle was locked, as were the bed cover, the tailgate, and the Ram boxes. There was nothing in the bed or ramboxes. We were alerted to the fire at around 6 am by 1) an explosion and 2) neighbor alert. When we went outside the truck's bed was engulfed in fire, and the fire looked to be from underneath and coming up around the bed. The explosion was either the spare tire or the gas tank. Within 10 minutes the entire truck was engulfed, and completely burned/melted, etc., within 25 or so minutes when the fire dept. Finally arrived to put it out. The fire marshal declared that the cause could not be determined, as did the insurance company's lab after they examined the vehicle due to the extensive damage. We live in a gated, video monitored small community and review of the tapes showed no strange activity. There is no history of criminal activity in this area, and certainly no arson. The ground surrounding the truck was wet (it was parked on a concrete parking space) as the sprinklers had recently run (grass, shrubs). Really not sure if there is an issue with the Ram, but given that arson also seems very unlikely I thought we should document this in case there are other events.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 022011

Ram 1500

  • 7 miles
There were no special events before problem showed up, other than the engine must attain normal operating temperature. The problem is when traveling, uphill-downhill- or on level, if you are above 45mph and you stop applying gas pedal to coast. The vehicle will coast until you reach approximately 40mph at which time the transmission will downshift into 3rd gear. This causes an abrupt slowing without alerting vehicle behind you. This could in effect cause a rear collision because the brake lights are not activated, and the gearing is low in rear axle which causes the vehicle to slow at a faster rate than normal. The problem seems to be there all the time, one time it did not appear when I applied brakes. This could have been a one time occurrence as it hasn't happened again. I have contacted local dealer, from whom I purchased the vehicle, 3 times. First time they hooked computer to vehicle and said everything was normal. Second time hooked computer to vehicle drove it and took more readings. Third time they were to take more readings and transmit to Chrysler, also at that time they were to work on transmission. Problem not fixed, when I returned home that evening I received a phone call from dealer stating that Chrysler was to give them a computer flash or program that may fix the problem, and it could take 3 to 6 months to obtain. During the second visit I was told that Chrysler had at least 3 other vehicles with same problem but they did not know what the cause is and therefore they did not know how to repair. I was not notified in writing by dealer or Chrysler Corp. No parts were replaced that I am aware of. I also drove another truck same equipment it did not exhibit the problem. I am not certain if this is a ploy to skirt the lemon law or not. At any rate the problem needs attention sooner than later, also this is causing higher fuel consumption because of having to feed gas when the vehicle should be coasting!

- Orbisonia, PA, USA

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