pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
73,150 miles
Total Complaints:
32 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (16 reports)
  2. replace steering rack (12 reports)
  3. not been fixed (3 reports)
  4. replace the alternator (1 reports)
2014 Ram 1500 steering problems

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2014 Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Oct 142023

1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 212,000 miles


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power steering failure

Ram 15000 - 2104 V8 - CRASH MILD! when driving 55MPH Electric power steering wheel stops working led me to a MILD crash.

Accident October 13th -2014 - no police report - call my insurance company - truck got towed.



- Richeli M., Sunny Isles Beach, US

problem #31

Aug 062023

1500 Laramie 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,300 miles

I own a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with 83,300 miles on it, no mechanical issues until my power steering suddenly went out while driving down the highway. I took my truck into the dealership only to be told while their is a recall on these trucks for this same exact reason mine was not included and it would cost $3,700 to fix the issue which is the EPS module you can't replace just that part though you must replace the entire rack and pinon this issue needs to be addressed that situation could of been fatal.

- Megan S., Lawton, US

problem #30

Jul 012023

1500 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles

Driving from New Hampshire to Vermont for the day, half way across the state the steering wheel was stiff and I had to muscle it through the corner, scared the hell out of me. It felt like the pin to lock the steering wheel was activated. We had to go back to the main highway, straight roads to get home again. Took this to a Dodge dealer for the rack fix. This has cost me a new battery so far, At Valvoline the old battery tested fine.13.5 volts. So now the Dodge garage is going by the next step to change the rack and steering joint. Process of elimination. This is going to cost me $ 4,000 + to fix. The 2016 had a recall, this should also. I love dodge trucks, but this is my last one.

- Rich S., Northwood, NH, US

problem #29

Oct 252022

1500 3600 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,624 miles


Eps light is on no power steering..have cleared it out e times, back on won't clear out anymore, info says eps module the boards are contaminated, burn out. Ford had same problem an recalled an fixed theirs a w014 brand new truck and Ram won't fix it. Not even had 1st oil change yet 2624 miles PARKED

- Randy M., Mount Airy, NC, US

problem #28

Jul 082023

1500 REG.CAB 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,226 miles

OK.... yes I bought my truck new in 2014 REG. CAB and only has 26, 226 miles to date.

On Thursday July 6th I came home from my DR. on Sat. I was going to corner store, started up my truck up put her in reverse and had no power steering.... shut it off and did a restart still the same. Got on the interweb and somebody said it could be the 125 amp. fuse by battery. that was not it. had to wait until Monday to get a flatbed truck to take to dealer. $85.00 Fayetteville dodge in Fayetteville NC. Called and said it was the elect. power steering rack that was going to be $4900.00 and will take 7 to 10 + days to get a new rack.. I am probably getting ripped off but they have my truck and to have it towed all over to find a cheaper price. Will only cost me more..... anyway I called the NHTSA Administration 1-888-327-4236 and there is not a recall on my truck. S0 you guys call them and and tell them about your steering ..... the more people that call on there elect power steering the more of a chance we can get a RECALL.......

I don't understand the elect. power steering is the same from 2013 to 2019 maybe longer ....... if they have a problem with the power steering and it's the same rack and the same reason it failed they should recall and fix them....... thanks for letting me through my ASS good luck

- Gerald W., Hope Mills, NC, US

problem #27

Jul 022023

1500 LX 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,400 miles

This is my girlfriends truck first and foremost. I'm a 260 lb guy and she's a 120 lb woman, I had just left the hospital where she currently is with cancer. On my way back to the house to take care of the animals etc. the power steering completely failed during a hard curve on the interstate doing about 50. LUCKILY I was the one driving and was able to not run off the road, god forbid it had been her, because there is no way she could have saved it with her size/current medical conditions.

When the steering went out it had jerked me hard enough that it pulled my wrist out of socket and I had to catch the wheel with my arm/body weight. After looking into this, turns out it's a fairly common issue and the 2015-16 and 19's have a recall for this EXACT issue with the same power steering setup, however the 14 isn't covered. So now I'm stuck with 2 issues. A non working vehicle that's going to cost me around 3k based on everybody else reporting this, and a girlfriend who has medical debt. I'm obviously going to deal with her first, but this is some horse crap. To think this is such an issue that they've made recalls on other year models with the same setup but not this specific year model is a disgrace. I'm understanding why everybody is starting to avoid Rams.

- Christopher R., Graceville, US

problem #26

Oct 122019

1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


I can’t hardly drive anywhere - it's too hard to turn. It hurts your arms to try to turn it. It is so hard to turn the wheel - you have to do real wide turns to get it to turn. I worry about running over something or someone because the wheel is too hard to turn, because the power steering goes in and out. I’ve talked to so many people that complain about their power steering and brakes, and the heat blower too. This is bull - you pay 30,000 on this vehicle and it’s a lemon. I don't want to ever buy a Dodge Ram again!

- Sebrina E., Newark, US

problem #25

Feb 082023

1500 Sport 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

While driving in heavy traffic, 55mph, warning appeared on screen to service power steering. I lost ability to steer without great force on the steering wheel. Very dangerous situation. Many complaints about this issue with RAM trucks, but no recall notice found for my model.

- sakanaluvr , La Quinta, US

problem #24

Aug 282022

1500 Big Horn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I'm just running into (pun intended) the EPS issue that is mentioned throughout the internet and now good luck trying to find the part. I was backing up at walking speed and the truck jerked and then wouldn't let me turn the wheel until I shut it down and re-started. All the while it was flashing multiple warnings in the dash. There's a wonderful grinding noise coming out of the unit now. My mechanic said there's no ETA on the part.

WTF?! I had to get that out, I am ready to take it to a different manufacturer and trade it in. I get that they all have issues but not owning up to a safety concern like this is scary and ridiculous. My wife drives the truck as much as I do. Well, she used to, but now it's a big-ass expensive paperweight in the front yard until I can afford to deal with it. I don't think I want her in this truck at all, ever again.

- Joseph M., Myrtle Creek, OR, US

problem #23

Jun 012022

1500 Big Horn Set Crew 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

We have the same issue. Steering went out while driving, warning light came up in dash cluster. Turned off vehicle, restarted and the warning went away and steering was back. Started home only to have the steering go out again. I was able to get it home. After a week, husband took it for a drive and all was fine. Drive it for over a month with no problem. Then it went out again. Talked with Bachman Auto Group of Jeffersonville, IN. It's not under warranty, and the part is unavailable. They will check in two weeks to see if they can get it. And if they do get the part they can't service it until October, so almost two months wait. They did offer to sell us a new vehicle and take this in on trade.

- Rhonda B., Jeffersonville, US

problem #22

Aug 032022

1500 ST 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles


ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING FAILURE on 2014 Ram 1500 Black Express 4x4.

My wife was driving down the interstate when the power steering went out while changing lanes. Luckily it was 8PM and not rush hour or she could have caused a ten car pile up from trying to gain control. She got herself together, started the truck and it worked again for a few miles before failing again but this time it stayed. This should be a recall immediately!

- Jeff S., Jupiter, US

problem #21

Jun 212019

1500 Sport 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

Truck purchased new, driven by a 75 year old woman, never off roaded and garage kept. Now, at 64K miles the steering rack dies. The dealer just called to say it will cost $2508.70 to fix. Obviously there is a defect that could have killed my wife. She has told me she is afraid they will replace it with the same defective parts and it will happen again while she's driving. In NH a 2016 Ram pickup just collided with and killed seven motorcyclists. Was that really an accident? FCA needs to deal with this or I see a massive class action suit in their near future.

- Joseph K., Fort Myers, US

problem #20

Feb 252019

1500 Big Horn 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,290 miles

On 2/25/2019 my truck lost steering while driving. Luckily I was able to avoid a head on collision, but it was very close. The solution was to replace the alternator.

- Jonathan J., Independence, KY, US

problem #19

Nov 152019

1500 Big Horn 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,250 miles

I have a 2014 Ram with around 48k miles. On Friday 11/15/2019 I went to leave my house and once again while I was driving the truck it lost steering and this time power dropped. I again had it towed into the service dealer on 11/25/2019. Today 11/22/2019 they stated that again they could not duplicate the issue. They did find error codes about voltage but however stated that the computer “fixed itself” and cannot fix the steering issues.

With all this I love my truck, however with the with the safety of myself, my family, and others on the road in mind, driving this truck while the steering can possibly go out at any time is not a good idea by any means. I really would like to drive a safe reliable truck. I went through some issues with GMC about their Sierra line and decided to go with Ram instead. Starting to think Toyota might have been a better choice.

Hopefully I can get this fixed and back to being able to get to work and life outside my house.

- Jonathan J., Independence, KY, US

problem #18

May 072019

1500 Big Horn 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,433 miles

More issues with power steering. The truck would pull to the left like there was a flat tire. Dealership could not duplicate so they would not fix the issue.

- Jonathan J., Independence, KY, US

problem #17

Nov 192021


  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,500 miles

they said control module was bad but need to replace whole thing. Not covered under warranty, Will not work when temp get below 20 degrees part on backorder I need it in winter not just summer weather

- dude1959, Reedsburg, US

problem #16

Jul 312021

1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

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power steering failure

Similar to the other 6 pages of complaints. Unexplained power steering failure.

- Todd S., Crossville, US

problem #15

Aug 282020

1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,476 miles

2014 Ram has had more recalls than oil changes. Steering went out after only 21,400 miles. After checking for a place to check the power steering fluid found out it had electronic power steering. Had to have it towed to dealership to find out rack and pinion needs to be replaced for over $2,600. While there found out there were two more recalls on the Dodge that needed to be taken care of. Chrysler needs to step up and include 2014 in their recall list.

- Robert W., Waco, US

problem #14

Aug 312020


  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

Our 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 has experienced the same power steering failure reported in the recall of the 2015 and 2016 models. It began as an intermittent and quickly became undriveable due to very dangerous conditions without steering ability.

Our Dodge dealer informed us it would cost $2,450 to replace the entire steering rack as the only means to fix the problem. It is obviously out of warranty, but as a 6 year old truck with under 100,000 miles should not require such a costly repair.

We submitted a BBB complaint to the Fiat Chrysler, who has just reiterated that it is not under warranty and the part in our 2014 is not covered under the recalls of the 2015 and 2016.

I am curious what happened with the other 2014's that were reported here with a similar issue.

- njramownerjoek, Montclair, US

problem #13

Sep 012020

1500 Big Horn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles

When driving the vehicle an indicator light that says "check power steering" comes on and the power steering fails. When the power steering goes out this could be serious safety issue. It is apparently caused by a defective electric circuit board located in the rack and pinion steering portion. This is a known issue. from what I understand , Dodge has recalled the 2015 models for this same issue. It does not make sense to me that they do not recall this on the earlier models. If the power steering goes out unexpectedly while making a or when you need to make a turn it could easily cause a crash. I would not be surprised if it has not already caused accidents.

The second thing is the cost. To replace the whole rack and pinion assembly is about $2500.00 at the dealer. I believe it could be made more serviceable to keep the costs down by designing it where the components could be replaced without having to replace the whole rack and pinion.

- Larry H., Terry, MS, US

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