really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,127 miles

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 212014

Ram 1500

  • miles


Nearly a year ago, I received notice from Ram of a recall on a rear axle pinion nut. They said that the nut could loosen due to undersized pinion shaft splines, possibly causing the rear axle to seize or cause the drive shaft to separate, possibly causing a crash without warning. When I called a local dealer in regards to the recall notice, they said that they didn't have the required part to remedy the recall and that they may receive the part in September of 2014. I waited until October to call and schedule an appointment and they still didn't have it. Now in May 2015, I've received between 4-5 more notices since the first and I tried to get the part fixed or replaced and the dealer still doesn't have the part to fix the problem. I ask you then NHTSA, what the hell is the point in having car manufacturers send notices like these out telling consumers to get the problems fixed in a timely manner when that is not possible"! what is your fix to fix the car manufacturers and look out for consumers and the public safety"!

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #3

Dec 032012

Ram 1500

  • miles
TL- the contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that he recived a recall notice NHTSA campaign number: 13V038000 (power train) unfortunately the parts are not available. The contact stated that he hasn't experienced any problem.

- Livingston, WI, 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

Mar 182011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 8 miles
From initial purhase, vehicle has had a bad vibration & shimmy. Mainly felt between 35 mph and up. Severity increases with interstate speeds. Tires and wheels have been ruled out as the concern. Truck has been to dealership 5 times for this concern but once the tires and wheels were ruled out dealership refuses to do any further investigation. The district manager states that nothing else can be done and the concern is normal characteristic of truck. It is my understanding that this is a major concern for a large majority of 09-up Ram owners and needs to be addressed further. The vibration and shimmy are severe enough to make my wife and I nauseated after driving down the interstate for 5 minutes.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

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