pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
52,150 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. needed to replace the ABS control modual (4 reports)
  2. not sure (4 reports)
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2018 Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 112023

2500 Tradesman 6.4L Gas

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,714 miles


I bought this 2018 2500 Dodge Ram new in spring 2019, with just a little over 12,000 miles on new truck anti lock brake system hydraulic control unit ( part# 68143491AB) went bad, this caused vehicle to loose anti lock braking system. Pickup was under warranty and dealership fixed truck without cost or injury to me. But now 2 yrs later with just 26714 miles same ABS part is bad making my pickup dangerous for me or my wife to drive. In less then 27000 miles this ABS part has failed 2 times proving to be defective making driving this vehicle dangerous to drive and now since it's no longer under warranty dealership say it will cost $500.00 to fix it. This part is a flawed part as I have heard of many other Dodge Ram owners having the same issues with this ABS systems part. If I had heard of this issue with Dodge Rams, and Dodges denial to stand behind their Ram pickups to fix this faulty part at no expense to the consumer before purchase, I would not have purchased this Dodge Ram.

My advice is, until Dodge Is Willing to take responsibility to replace and fix at no expense to the consumers, these faulty parts, that have shown to be faulty multiple times, stay away from dodge rams. Not only are the consumers lives put at risk when part malfunctions, consumers also have to pay out of pocket, plus take personal time for the inconvenience of having to return to dealership for repairs multiple times . So until that time, go with a different manufacturer, you'll be glad you did.

- William W B., Kaiser, US

problem #7

Jan 112023

2500 Powerwagon 6.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,135 miles

ABS traction control warning comes on intermittently cannot use cruise control when ABS warning is on.

- ovc1217, Guyton, US

problem #6

Dec 062022

2500 SLT 6.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

The ABS and traction control light has been coming on now for the past 8 months. I have tried to order a new HCU but there is a National shortage of this part. this effects the cruise control and disables the traction control on the vehicle. On top of that it is always dinging at me over and over again. The brakes have not failed yet but seems spongy.

- jreynoldsjr, Calera, US

problem #5

Jan 022023

2500 Tradesman 6.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,470 miles


ABS light comes on with dinging noise. From what I am understanding this is an issue with 2018 Rams and is under investigation. Code C0020-01 ABS pump motor control. general electrical failure

No solution found. Brakes appear to be fine, but concerned with brake failure Hopefully there will be a safety recall soon!!

- Corkey G., Bauxite, AR, US

problem #4

Jun 062022

2500 Laramie 6.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

Had trouble finding the parts. Dealer says that it's a common problem with this year , make and model. He checked the vin and there is no recall and it was Not covered under warranty.


- Brian M., Jeffersonvillejeffersonville, NY, US

problem #3

Jan 012022

2500 Tradesman 6.7L Cummins

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

ABS light and traction light going on and off multiple times during driving. Sometimes every 1 second or so. Then sometimes it won't go off for days. Took into dealership since OBDII scanner I owned did not provide the ABS codes. Dealership immediately knew the problem and diagnosed within the first 2 minutes of walking through the door. HCU replacement first, if that doesn't fix then ABS control unit replacement. About $400 for the HCU, then $500 for ABS control unit plus labor and oil.

I should have taken it in before warranty ran out. Only covered under basic warranty. ABS will not work if light is ON. It is a fault and thinks there is a problem with the unit. This is a safety issue and should have had a recall done. HCU and ABS control unit is discontinued online. Would have to get updated part numbers from dealership. ABS control unit is on back order, with no update on delivery timeframe.

- Corry T., Frederick, MD, US

problem #2

Sep 062022

2500 Tradesman 6.7L Cummins

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Truck only has 55K miles and already had the drag link issue and now the "Service Antilock Brake System" message periodically flashes on the screen. At first it only came up rarely while driving, but now it comes up every few minutes, flashes and beeps, and goes away. Brakes appears to be working properly but have not had to do any hard braking. Anyone know how this was fixed?

Another issue not sure if related that also just started happening is the steering wheel vibrates when turning as if the 4WD is on but the selector button is on 2WD. Could this be related?


problem #1

Jan 032022

2500 6.7L Cummins

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,500 miles

The same as other Ram owners - abs and traction control light comes on. This is a dangerous situation that Dodge is apparently hiding from - from viewing other complaints this is a recurring problem that Dodge has failed to find a solution for.

- Randy M., Manchester, US

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