definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,025 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 electrical problems

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2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 132015

Ram 3500

  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 (na) Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the ABS warning light illuminated while driving and all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The transmission emitted a clicking sound and the vehicle reversed with the gear in drive position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the computer codes were reset; however, the failure was not corrected. The dealer also test drove the vehicle and was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Decatur , IA, USA

problem #3

Aug 152013

Ram 3500

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the engine stalled without warning and the contact began to smell something burning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the fuse block had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Bandera, TX, USA

problem #2

May 042011

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 41,850 miles
The wipers quit working, then the blinkers and the high and low on the headlights.

- Lusk, WY, USA

problem #1

Apr 092011

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 88,250 miles
I have a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. I was riding down the road and all the gauges started going crazy then suddenly I smell something electrical burning by this point nothing is working im just coasting to a stop. There was no smoke from the dash that was my first instinct I then open the hood and smoke is rolling out of the fuse box. I have a friend that has the same truck but a year older and this same problem has occurred on his vehicle two different times I then done some research and found that on copart which is a salvage auction and there are a very large amount of the Dodge trucks with the 6.7 liter cummins motor in them that the fuse box is just burnt up or in some cases has caused the entire vehicle to burn. I am just wondering why this has not been brought to attention and is my truck gonna burn down. And why will Dodge not cover a problem like this when it is clearly a known problem with their products.

- Kentucky, KY, USA

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