fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
5,150 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2019 Ram 1500 transmission problems

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2019 Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 042020

1500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


This is a fairly new truck, and it shifts into 1st gear when coasting to a stop very harshly 75% of the time. Even if your foot is on the brake, it will lurch forward when it shifts down to 1st. 25% of the time, it does not lurch, but then it seems to be in 2nd gear, and when you accelerate from a stop, it will then shift to 1st gear suddenly, like it never got to 1st gear, causing another lurch when starting to move. This is annoying enough that my wife, who NEVER notices this stuff started asking what was wrong with this truck. I have not taken this to the dealer as of yet, due to time constraints, but will be shortly. It is enough to make me rethink my buying a Ram.

Update from Aug 10, 2020: So after reading every board about this issue, I took their advice, and pulled the driveshaft and lubed the splines

up on the two piece rear driveshaft. This fixed the perceived shifting issue. I remember on an old international pickup I had, the slip yoke had zerk fittings. This is a two piece drive shaft, and it was pretty much dry as a bone.

Once I lubed it, and re-installed, no more issues. Transmission feels like it should, no more bumps. I hope this is a long term fix, but I am going to put removable clamps on the boot, so that I can do this whenever I need to.

- Jerry H., Allen, US

problem #3

Apr 142019

1500 Laramie 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles

I bought a brand new 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie truck. I was very excited to buy something like this. On several occasions while putting it in drive, the truck would not move until attempting several times from park to drive. Then when RPMs went up, all of a sudden the truck lurches forward. Today is April 18, truck is in the shop. Waiting to hear back from dealer on whether they could find anything with it.

- David K., Minneapolis, Mn, US

problem #2

Feb 282019

1500 Limited 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110 miles

Truck only had 100 miles on it while it was backed into my driveway. When I went to leave I shifted from park to drive and pressed the accelerator. The truck didn't move but the engine revved up. I tried again and the same thing except this time as the rpm were coming down the transmission jumped into gear and the truck lunged forward. This is a very dangerous defect. If I was parked forward I would have crashed into my garage door. Maybe even hit a pedestrian. I googled it that night and found others with the same issues. My truck goes in next week. Hoping they find an answer, otherwise I should have bought the Denali.

- Brad M., Bourbonnais, US

problem #1

Dec 312018

1500 Limited 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

Parked at the grocery store and return to my 2019 RAM Limited. (Purchased 12-19.)

Start my vehicle and turn the gear shifter to the D and pressed the accelerator and the engine did not increase in RPM and did not move. Releasing the pressure from the gas pedal then applying some pressure, the same thing happened. Tried this movement once again still nothing then suddenly the truck leaps forward almost causing me to t-bone a passing car.

This could possibly be a very dangerous situation and RAM needs to look into this

- Corey D. R., Temple, US

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