really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,869 miles

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2019 Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2019 Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #96

Dec 232020


  • 37,500 miles


Complete loss of power steering assist while driving on local street / in light traffic. Power steering unavailable / service required warning appeared on dash. Was able to control truck and get to nearest dealership.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #95

Dec 212020


  • 59,000 miles
The truck has been intermittently experiencing loss of power steering. This situation has been happening after I stop the truck. Has happened 2 times now. Makes it extremely dangerous to drive and or maneuver to get to a safety spot. Also when this happens, it loses lane, departure adaptive cruise control, assisted braking & most electronic safety features.

- Cranberry Twp, PA, USA

problem #94

Dec 012020


  • 13,559 miles
When turning to the right the front left wheel makes a grinding noise similar to ABS activation causing turn resistance and "understeer" nearly resulting in several collisions. When repair was attempted Ram reported they were aware of the issue, but have no repair. This results in an unsafe vehicle to drive as the understeer could readily result in a collision.

- Cochran, GA, USA

problem #93

Jul 092019


  • 110 miles


When turning to the right at low speeds (< 45mph) the vehicle's left front wheel makes a grinding noise similar to when ABS kicks in. The vehicle resists the turn and has resulted in near loss of control multiple times. Dealer cannot fix the issue and has been informed by Ram that this is a known issue with no fix. This issue started shortly after purchase and has continued to worsen over time. From research performed it is clear that this is a well known issue with no resolution available and no action has been taken by the manufacturer resulting in a serious safety issue for those owning this vehicle.

- Cochran, GA, USA

problem #92

Dec 032020


  • 55,000 miles
While driving my steering locked up and I had a notification on my dash cluster that said power steering was temporarily unavailable and required service. It took me about an hour to get the truck to where I could move it. If I would have been driving fast, this could have really hurt or killed someone.

- Manchester, TN, USA

problem #91

Nov 302020


  • 8,000 miles
My wife drove the truck home on a Saturday with no issue. I warmed the truck with the remote start the following Monday and when I entered and started it to drive, was unable to. The infotainment center informed me that the power steering was inoperable. Shut off and restarted with the same result. 1 year old and 8,000 miles and cannot drive it! have to wait a week to get it in to local dealer for a look and not sure it can be driven. May need to be towed in!. vehicle was stationary at the time.

- Mayville, MI, USA

problem #90

Nov 192020


  • 29,600 miles


Steering- popping/ grinding noise when turning to the right. Slow turns in town and turns on highway ramps. Have taken truck to dealership with no resolution twice. Electrical- backup camera stays on after putting vehicle in drive. Computer-radio-phone resets itself every couple of weeks since I bought the truck with no fix.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #89

Oct 312020


  • 25,600 miles
Cars steering sticks to the left when turning left. Also, electrical system acts up at times. Mirrors start to tint, hazards go on and can¿T turn off, horn beeps randomly, and side vehicle alert comes on when no vehicle is there.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #88

Oct 232020


  • 14,000 miles
This morning 10/23/20 at 0530 I was driving out of my drive way which is 128 feet long. Making a right turn on to the street and my power steering locked up. Code on the dash says "power steering service due soon". I could not turn left or right. I had to muscle the steering and reverse the truck back to my house. My 2019 Ram has around 14,000 miles. I'm sure glad I was not on a side street or the freeway. It could of been a bad situation.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #87

Oct 082020


  • 13,500 miles
While driving multiple dashboard warnings appeared and the power steering abruptly failed. Brought into dealer for diagnosis and repair. I was informed by the dealer the problems were corrected, these issues were apparently cased by bad ground connections, as per dealer. Four days later I again had the same problems.

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #86

Apr 042020


  • 10,000 miles


Steering make loud noise when turning stationary and moving and vibrates steering wheel. I have taken to dealer 3 times and they confirmed problem. Stated they are waiting on Ram to get fix. It has been over 5 months and engineering does not come up with fix. I have complained to national Ram to no help.

- Lowell, AR, USA

problem #85

Jun 082020


  • miles
1st problem....steering column rattles loudly in-between 45 and 60 mph and at speeds below 10mph. Trucks front end grinds when making slow speed right hand turns. Also truck lurches, grinds and rattles the entire front end slowing down or backing up at slow speeds....this happens when brakes are not being applied. Sometimes when I drive the truck the steering wheel stays off center to the right and pulls very hard to the right. Chrysler says it possible the electronic power steering rack but they dont have a fix. Gets worse almost every day. 2nd problem....I have noticed the truck has marks where the knuckle and the lower control arm are hitting each other. I understand the need for steering stops but these are not steering stop hits. These parts are structural parts of the truck that are not supposed to hit. Both sides are doing this and I do not feel the truck is safe with this issue and it has caused stressed areas on the front end of the truck. This could cause parts to fail and have serious consequences at any speed the truck is going if they decide to fail. My truck has been to the dealership 4 times and was just dropped off again today. They said they may have to replace the parts that are hitting...but they are the same parts and it will do the same exact thing again. They gave me a 2019 Ram to drive as a loaner and this truck doesnt have the air suspension like mine does. I inspected under the truck and found the same exact issue on this truck. I believe Chrysler has a serious issue with these trucks that started with the design and they are not taking care of the issue. I have a $62,000 dollar truck I do not feel is safe and I am not getting answers to correct these issues. The date below is estimated when I took it to the dealership the first time. This has been an ongoing problem with no resolve from Chrysler

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #84

Sep 272020


  • 20,258 miles
Lost power steering while driving twice. First time was 9/11/2020 dealer said a transmission control module needed to be updated. Happened again just today 9/27/2020. Happened while we were on the highway.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #83

Sep 222020


  • 35,000 miles
Power steering seems to lose power causing difficulty in steering especially in parking lots and slow turns.

- Richlands, NC, USA

problem #82

Sep 222020


  • 35,000 miles
Power steering seems to lose power causing difficulty in steering especially in parking lots and slow turns.

- Richlands, NC, USA

problem #81

Sep 022020


  • 27,000 miles
When turning to the left the steering wheel sticks like the power steering goes out. When moved back to stay on road I over turn sometimes come off the road

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #80

Aug 222020


  • 33,300 miles
Truck was in motion on a city street at 40mph. Approached a stop light and the warning lights on the dashboard started going off (all of them). The windshield wipers went on and off by themselves, blinks didn't work, hazards didn't work, the RPM and mph gauges kept going up and down. The brakes didn't work so I had to use the emergency brake to stop. Pulled into a parking lot, shut the vehicle off, waited 5 minutes and started it up again. Same thing happened. Shut the vehicle off and waited 10 minutes, started it back up and this time only the check engine light came on. I made it home 2 miles down the road. The first business day available, the dealer came and picked up the truck. It has been with the dealership for the week. The called the other day and said something is wrong, they are unable to start the vehicle up now. They are waiting for an engineer to review it from the manufacturer.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #79

Aug 062020


  • 26,000 miles
While operating the 2019 Ram 1500, the steering wheel sticks (does not turn smoothly or locking while in the turn) when your turning it left or right at highway speeds of 50-70 mph. While operating the above mentioned vehicle, due to the steering malfunctioning, I feel it is deemed unsafe to operate at highway speeds.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #78

Jul 302020


  • 13,900 miles
I would have selected other issues above but it only allows three. Driving with family on vacation when all electrical on dash starting going crazy. Every light on dash was flashing, gauges were bouncing all over, hazards wouldn't turn on, loss of power steering, loss of brakes, wipers sped up, transmission trying to shift gears, airbag lights were on, transmission slammed in to park once vehicle was under 5 mph, and shut itself off. Had to have vehicle towed to york Chrysler in crawfordsville, in. This was on Thursday July 30. I had taken vehicle to bosak motors in merrillville, in on Friday July 24 due to same issue and was told they couldn't find the issue. I managed to videotape the issue while it was happening. I also looked online and found a couple videos of other Ram 1500 doing the same thing.

- Kouts, IN, USA

problem #77

Jul 282020


  • 14,000 miles
Power steering stopped working in the middle of driving around a parking lot.the truck is extremely hard to steer around corners. It's very dangerous driving this truck with no power steering.

- Nesbit, MS, USA

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