definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,732 miles

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 082015

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles


Headlights, both low beam and high beam went out and will not come back on. Bulbs replaced, still will not come on. Transmission has begun to shift erratically although vehicle is at a constant speed.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 222014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 79,277 miles
Truck would not start, would crank but not start. No warning lights (check engine) etc. Had to take it to local dealer, dealer contacted me next day informing me it was the pinion whatever that is. Cost of repairs is over 1200 dollars. Found out that the pinion is the hi tech name for the fuse box that's under the hood. I asked to see the old part and the person at the parts counter stated that they changed (3) three of them today, .. that's very sad to hear for us Dodge owners.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 252014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My turn signal switch does not work anymore when turning left. I turn it down to select the left turn signal and does not work at all anymore.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 062013

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles


My right rear turn signal and my brake light stopped working. I took it to the dealer and it was found to have an issue with the tipm or a fancy fuse box. My complaint is that Chrysler is at fault for this defect which can cause an accident because lack of light signals. They need to identify an immediate and a robust fix to avoid accidents. I never had an issue like this in my other vehicles and the implementation of light signals has been around for over 50 years. Any investigation and follow up would be greatly appreciated. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Delaware , OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Began when I purchased truck of integrated brake failure later turned into bad instrument cluster, visor short, new brake controller and lots of hours. When starting vehicle wipers come on, no interior lights, no turn signals (inside or outside) no heat, no radio no trailer brakes. Now vehicle has been at Dodge for 2 weeks. They replaced, instrument cluster, wiring harness, TPMS and problem remains. Very unsafe to drive as no indicators and wipers constantly on. Problem began around 1 month after purchase and plagues me today. I have extended warranty and I am charged $100 per visit. Customer care will not provide me with options I must dictate my choices. Terrible service.

- Rentz, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 272013

Ram 1500

  • 36,500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while traveling various speeds, the headlights intermittently failed. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 36,500.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Sep 122013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 51,510 miles


After passing a slow moving vehicle on the highway, my truck shut down.the engine cut off, dash lights and park light started to flicker erratically and the headlights went off. I managed to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. In order to stop the lights from flickering I disconnected the battery (they flickered with the switch in the off position). As the lights flickered I could hear relays clicking under the hood and dash. After waiting a while I reconnected the battery and all systems came back on and I was able to start the truck and drive it home. The dealership will not be able to check it out until wed the 18. All systems seem to be normal. I have to go to work. I' M driving it 60 miles round trip everyday.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 072013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
While driving at night it is extremely difficult to see and I have had many near miss incidents where brighter lights would have prevented such situations. When reported to Dodge they said this is a common known issue and that I should report it. The dimness of the lights is unacceptable and extremely dangerous which makes me uncomfortable when driving at night with my family or friends.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012011

Ram 1500

  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the headlights were very dimly lit, as well as the high beam headlights. The dealer was contacted did not offer any assistance. The manufacturer was not notified and the vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 5,000 and the failure mileage was 300.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

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