pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
19,200 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace coolant bypass valve (2 reports)
  3. replace fuel level sensor sending unit (1 reports)
  4. replace head/rocker arm/push rods/lifters (1 reports)
  5. replace oil pressure sensor (1 reports)
  6. see above for diagnosis/resolution (1 reports)
2014 Ram 1500 engine problems

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2014 Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

May 092018

1500 Longhorn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Engine light came on in dash and would not go out. Had to take it to dealer who did something to it that I hope fixed the problem and not just made the light go out. At this low miles it should have been covered under their warranty, instead I had to cover it under my extended warranty that I bought from the dealer. The least they should do is pay me back the $100 I had to spend out of my pocket. This is the second Ram truck that I have owned, it may be my last. I have never been to the dealer for so many repairs on any of all the other vehicles that I ever owned.

- John G., Orange, TX, US

problem #7

Nov 022016

1500 SLT Ecodiesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,175 miles

Coolant bypass valve starting throwing codes before my bumper-to-bumper warranty expired but dealership told me if the CEL wasn't on it would be $150 to see if they could find the problem but it was unlikely. I had already used a scanner while the light was on and told them it was the bypass valve. It has now completely failed but they tell me it isn't covered under the 100K warranty because it is not power train specific.

After my research it seems this part fails too frequently. Too late for me but if you get an intermittent failure of the bypass valve force the dealer to do better than mine did.

- Steve B., Mississauga, ON, canada

problem #6

Jun 202016

1500 Longhorn 3.0L V6 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Check Engine Light would go off & on continuously. Code was for Coolant Bypass Valve. Dealer tried to do a software flash, but CEL came back. Coolant Bypass Valve was replaced & problem went away.

Update from Aug 17, 2019: Untrained technicians couldn’t fix - hired Lemon Law attorney & truck was bought back. No more FCA vehicles ever again!

- hershey1, San Angelo, TX, US

problem #5

Aug 172015

1500 Laramie 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,150 miles


Took the truck in for a normal service at 20000 miles then shortly after had some issues. Same issue as a previous complaint here. Fuel level indicator on the dash went dead one day during my drive to work. Check engine light came on with the dash cluster saying fuel sensor fail. Little did I know that the word "Fail" would only begin to describe what I went through with two separate dealers to have this fixed. The gauge would come back and drop off every now and again then come back.

Had the problem diagnosed and the truck is currently at a dealer. No estimate on duration of repairs due to the need of other issues that needed addressing such as updates and three separate recalls (RAM owners be aware and look into recalls on your own!!!) I never received a notification about an airbag recall, wiring for the steering wheel recall and occupant restraint system. They did however manage to update my firewall in case hackers decide to take over my truck. I'm almost certain they wouldn't pick mine first....

I love my truck, the way it drives, the engine, the way it looks...almost everything. I can't stand how much time I have put into bringing it in for minor sensor failures, computer updates and then being treated like my time isn't valuable. I will update after I get the truck back. Fingers crossed.

Update from Oct 4, 2015: ZERO progress on the recalls and repair of the fuel sensor. Took the truck to a local dealer where we talked about fixing 5 separate items including the outstanding recalls, the faulty fuel sensor and the radio not connecting with my phone via usb (not a big deal but an annoyance that I was told an update would fix). The only thing they managed to do was keep my truck parked on their lot for 4 days! Cheers to that nonsense. The report they gave me after said no parts were yet available for the recalls..(think they would have checked before I left it there) the issue with my phone could not be duplicated and the fuel sensor error was detected but after being cleared from the computer the truck gauge seemed fine for multiple starts....(part of the reason its called an intermittent problem) I'm very tired of wasting my time with this lack of care that FCA has for its vehicles and its CUSTOMERS!!!

- echozulu, San Pedro, CA, US

problem #4

Jul 202015

1500 Express 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

So now on my way to work this morning the check engine light comes on AGAIN!!!! Just had the truck in the shop in May for a bad oil pressure sensor and now it's saying bad fuel sensor and my gas gauge stopped working then comes back on then goes out again. This happened 6 times in the 30 min it took me to get to the dealership! I love my truck but 3 times in for repairs before it even has 36,000 miles on it seems a little bit excessive!!!!

- sadramgirl, Walnut Cove, NC, US

problem #3

May 072015

1500 Express 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles

So at 16,000 miles my check engine light comes on. Call the dealership and they act like it's no big deal, so I make an appointment to have it looked at. They tell me it has a bad oil pressure sensor and they fixed it.

- sadramgirl, Walnut Cove, NC, US

problem #2

Mar 302015

1500 LD 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles

Thought I'd try a Dodge, big mistake. Never again. Went to take truck, I started it. It shook violently, was missing and no power. Service light came on. The rocker arm broke on drivers side and bent 2 push rods, the head had to be replaced, the lifters were also replaced too. That's ridiculous. I have a feeling its gonna happen again because the day I picked truck up I started it and it shook violently and service engine light was back on. They took it in and cleared code and gave me a million excuses why it happened. I owned Fords all my life, never a problem. Will never buy a Dodge again. Disgusted with dealer and Dodge. I would not recommend Dodge.

- yippiepa, Monongahela, PA, US

problem #1

Jan 042015

1500 Laramie 5.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,400 miles

Went back forth on F150 vs Ram 1500 and liked the Ram or just keep my GMC with 100k miles. Decided to treat myself to fully loaded Laramie, and 3 weeks into owning the engine light just came on and is running rough. Headed into dealer in morning and most likely will come unglued.

Will be civil for first round but have no faith in the vehicle and will be hard to restore. Stay tuned.

Update from Jan 5, 2015: Exceptional service from dealer (Ron Carter) with quick diagnosis of issue stemming from injector not seated properly. Service completed on same day of drop drop-off. Keeping my fingers crossed this will not be a recurring theme.

- Nick A., Pearland, TX, US

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