Problems with RAM Trucks

You might have had problems with Dodge trucks in the past, although this brand is commonly known as RAM Trucks since 2010 with problems being directed to the Fiat Chrysler group. Recalls normally arrive via the latter name, which cover work trucks, pickups, and vans.


The USA-based RAM Trucks saw problems with diesel pickups in 2014 leading to another recall. These faults were due to a connector potentially impacted by friction-induced corrosion and this involved 2010-2014 Ram HD trucks.

NHTSA will also keep on top of recalls for RAM Trucks and other brands, which has led to the safety administration checking recall pace for RAM Trucks in the past. Join in with discussion about transmission, steering, and other problems below or read news on the latest recalls.

RAM Trucks Car Recalls insight up to October 2017

If there's been RAM Trucks car recalls in 2017, then customer reports will be found below.

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  • Sonny

    I currently have a 2013 Ram 2500 Cummins, and have suffered from a serious of issues with the sensors in the DEF system. I have lost count on how many times the check engine light has come on.

  • Andy

    When i do not drive in 4×4 my 2005 Ram 1500 binds going forward, but when I select 4×4 the binding goes away. Could this be the front axle hub?

  • Dave

    The brake calipers on my 2004 Ram 2500 have seized on the rear. They have now been replaced twice, yet the problems come back after a short time. Has anyone else had such an issue?

  • Chuck

    My 2003 DODGE RAM Truck seems to wander to one side and feel overall sloppy. I’ve heard that adding an additional bearing will cure it, is this true?

  • Dion

    The wipers and radio no longer work after driving my 2001 RAM thought standing water, although the heater blower, power windows and headlights still work.

  • Rik

    For some reason my Ram 1500 Ecodiesel is making me feel a bit sick, from what I heard diesel exhaust fumes have been entering the cabin.

  • Fred

    My 2006 Dodge RAM 1500 no longer blows heat toward the floor, although the rest of the vets work fine.

  • Kenny

    The dash in my 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 has started to crack, and in some places break off. Surely a car that is only 11 years old should not fall apart last night, and RAM should;d not expect people to have to pick up the tab for at least $600 for a replacement dash?

  • Carls

    I find it strange that Dodge never warned me that its new Grand Caravan does not come with an alarm system. You would have thought in this day and age that a security would be a given,.

  • Leroy

    The brake on my 2014 Ram RroMaster have started to squeak a lot. The dealer said that they are aware of the issue, but have yet to find the cause of the issue. However, I have recently learned that the brakes need to be turned, what does this mean?

  • James

    Has anyone else found that when the 2014 Ram ProMaster 3500 will not shift into neutral when not running. This become a bit of an issue when the vehicle broke down, and tried to get it towed, as it was stuck in gear.

  • Mac

    Why is it that the cruise control no longer work on my 2013 RAM 1500? The couple of times I have booked it in at the dealer, the cruise control begins to work again, only for it to stop again a few days latter – feeling very annoyed.

  • Ray

    The fuel gauge on my 2014 RAM Promaster seems to be faulty. I had filled the vehicle to the max several times, and each time it only registerers at three quarters full.

  • Earl

    I’ve certainly had a run of bad luck with my 2013 RAM 2500; first the steering was damaged and so had to be repaired, then there have been several electrical issues, which as a result caused a small fire.

    I am wondering if anyone else has had such problems with theirs?

  • Duke

    How come the radio hard drive on my 2012 Dodge Ram will no longer keep pictures for more than a few days after downloading them?

  • Mick

    I have a small issue with my 2014 Dodge ProMaster, as the engine does not idle as it should do. For some reason it sounds a little rough and the revs go up and down. So what could be causing this issue?

  • Dave

    A light for the TPMS started to appear on the dash of my 2014 Ram ProMaster 2500, and after checking all the tire pressures, we found no issues. I then took the vehicle to the dealer, along with several other garages, but none of them were able to find out why this light kept coming up. However, someone had said that this was an issue they heard before and explained how to reset it, but just two weeks later the light is back on.

  • Harry

    A horrible wobble appears on my 2012 Ram 3500 while driving at 45 miles per hour or faster. It’s not your usual wobble either, as this become uncontrollable, and therefore has now become far to dangerous to drive. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas, or is there just far too many components to a steering system to say – yes it’s this?

  • Oliver

    My 2013 Ram 1500 has an issue with its transmission, as it hangs in gear far longer than it should. I have also noticed a horrible smell and also a transmission leak. I have taken it back to the dealer, there they managed to fix the leak, although a few weeks later the smell was back, and it still has hassle shifting at the right time.

  • Dwayne

    The check engine light will not go out on my Ram 3500, and so have taken it back to the dealer. They said nothing was wrong, and rest the computer so the light would go out. However, just a couple of days later the same light came on, yet the Chrysler insists nothing is wrong, but surely there has to be?

  • Joseph

    I have a 2012 Ram 1500 and I have started to notice that the AC comes on by itself. If you then push the button to turn it on and off again it shuts itself down, although only for around a quarter of an hour, and then comes back on again. Please help, as this is certainly a strange one.

  • Quin

    My 2014 Ram ProMaster is being a bit of a pain, as it has now been into the dealer three times because there are many times that it will not start. This would not be too much of a hassle if in my car, but I need this vehicle for work, and I have been late so many times because of it. I have taken it to the dealer three times now, and they have been unable to find any problem, yet here we are yet again. They did change a few models, but that was not the cause, so what else could it be?

  • Daryl

    My 2014 Ram ProMaster is not recharging as it should do, and have come up with these error codes PO300 Multiple cylinder misfire, PO175 Fuel system 2/1 rich, and PO152 O2 sensor2/1 circuit high. I managed to get the codes cleared, yet the same issue keeps happening.

  • Chris

    The seatbelt warning sign on my 2014 Ram ProMaster will not turn off, but the dealer has been unable to find anything wrong – saying everything shows up normal.

  • Mike

    I know that the brakes have been known to squeak from time to time, but the suspension on my Ram ProMaster 2500 is squeaking at the rear. This has become very annoying, and seems to be much worse when i have a load onboard.

  • Donald

    I know my 2013 Ram 1500, should have been included in the recent recall to do with its steering and electrical, but have yet to hear anything from them. Has this recall actually begun yet?

  • Jacob

    I have a RAM 3500 and it has an issue where it shakes violently, which has mow made it so horrible to drive. The dealer has said this is normal, but I do not agree. Just wondered if anyone else has had the same issue, and if so, were you able to rev resolve it?

    • Carlscarcare Moss

      I.have a 2017 3500 HD that and injector is sticking which makes it shake badly while driving added to fuel some injector additive it seems to help

  • Oliver

    I have tried everything I can personally think of, yet the brakes on my Ram ProMaster 1500 keeps squealing. Does anyone have any ideas as to what can cause this?

  • Jason

    The battery on my 2013 Ram 4500 truck keeps draining, and as a result have now replaced it three times. I have made certain that nothing has been left on the truck. I pad to have a multi-point inspection done, which came up with nothing. So what do you think it could be?

  • Donny

    Has anyone else had an issue with the backup assist camera staying on their 2014 RAM ProMaster 1500? It;s been like this for the past few days, and nothing I do turns it off.

  • Rob

    I am now on my 3rd Ram truck. Now I have a 2016 Crew Cab 4×4 2500. First truck I have ever had an issue with. Transmission went into 4th gear with only 6800 miles on it. Would not come out of 4th gear at all. Its been in the shop for almost 2 weeks. They say the part is on back order. The transmission soleniod, they said that 168 trucks around my area need the part right now. How come there is no recall on this? Anyone else having this issue?

    • Wayne

      I also have a 2016 Ram 2500, Cummings engine. At about 5500 miles I had the same problem- locked in 4th gear, engine light on. Took to dealer. I was told it needed an update (ecm ?). Approx. 100 later, same problem. Took to shop again (after the same problem), unfortunately by then the check engine light was off. At this time on hold awaiting the same problem.

    • JP

      Just happened today. I’m not liking the sound of this 4th gear thing. totally bummed right now. dodge is gonna loose my business.

      • Charles Moore

        I’ve own a dodge trucks for several years everyone across the country seem to be complaining about the same issues over and over …I purchased a 2017 2500 I had in the shop at less than a 1000 miles for transmission issues and two times since and now it’s stuck in 3 gear and now the engine is on …Dodge has lost business

      • Tim Greiner

        Same thing just happened to my 2016 2500 today! Got locked into 4th gear and check engine light came on. Took to dealership and they are gonna open up transmission tomorrow. From other posts this doesn’t sound promising☹

  • Herb

    I have a 2016 Ram 2500 power wagon , and the exact same thing just happened to my truck at 3600 miles.. Engine light is on and it’s locked in 4th..

  • Mo

    I too have a 2016 Ram 2500 PW, my truck has the same problem…. Engine light is on and it’s locked in 4th. I had to call FCA, the dealer here local in El Paso was being no help they said they wouldn’t give me a rental since I didn’t buy from them. FCA is taking care of me for a rental but what the heck is the problem?

  • Dan Knapp

    My 2016 Ram 2500 PW was purchased 6/6 it has been in the shop 63 days with with the engine light on and locked in 4th. They have replaced the solenoid, valve body transmission computer and ground strap for transmission. The truck is still in the shop.

    • Wayne

      Dan, my 2016 2500 HAD the same problem. Fourth trip to the shop, problem appears to be fixed (3000+miles) driven. A wire from computer to ECM replaced. Repairs done at Monrowville Dodge in Pittsburgh, Pa. Hope all goes well.

  • Dan B

    Just had my 2016 Ram 2500 lock in 4th gear and check engine light came on. Remote start won’t work either. Truck has 3600 miles on it and I’ve owned it 5 months. Unbelievable. Gonna limp it to the dealership tomorrow. 2nd time since I’ve owned it that it has to be taken back to dealership. What a piece of crap. Judging by the previous complaints on here of the exact same problem with this model truck I’d say it’s time for the company to get their heads out of their asses and fix this problem.



    • ed greg

      I just had the same exact problem with my truck and the dealer said that “every car manufacture have isolated issues” 2016 Ram Power Wagon with 11,000 miles

    • Brandon Heckroth

      Just brought my 2016 ram 2500 diesel with 13000 miles to the dealership for the exact same problem. Engine light came on and stuck in 4th gear. Glad this didn’t happen in the mountains pulling my camper. Could barely get it going from a stop. As I am researching this it’s seems to be a common problem. Maybe it’s an easy fix? Hope this is not a sign of things to come.

  • Mario Guerra

    I have a 2014 Ram 3500 this is the 3rd transmission I go through since October , 3rd & 4th gear go out every time, has anyone had this problem? I have a 6″ lift and I don’t miss treat my truck as in off road or anything like that.

  • KT

    My truck did the same today while towing and in tow/haul mode… what was the part they had to replace?!

  • Bill S

    Any one have problems with 2017 Ram brakes? When I’m at a red light with my foot on the brake the pedal slowly goes to the floor.Took it back to the dealer and they said thats how it is supposed to be.This is only 2 months old with 1600 miles. Anyone else have problems like this?

    • Tricia Beeson

      We just bought a 2017 ram 1500. It wouldn’t go into gear because it says that it was in auto park which is not touched on in the manual. It stopped and nothing worked in the middle of the 580 freeway. It stopped repeatedly like this. It took my husband 6 hours to get it home. It’s a freaking brand new truck! We haven’t even got our financial papers it’s so new. I expect them to do something about this my husbands life was in danger because it would just stop! Please anyone tell me if they have experienced something similar.

      • Jim Martin

        Mine (new 2017 RAM) did exact same thing yesterday….. was stuck for at least an hour if not two….. made absolutely no sense. Display would say shift to park, shift to park, apply brake, shift to drive….. press gas pedal…..slight movement (very slight)…. then D starts flashing, display says to shift to park…….

        • Tricia Beeson

          Was the door open or shut? The dealer said if you open your car door auto park comes on. But when it stopped on the freeway it did exactly as you describe. The techs said nothing was wrong with it. They did nothing.

    • Bradlee Sears

      Yes I have a 2016 that is doing the same thing it did not do this when it was new make Ram fix it this is not right bad master cylinder

  • Rob

    I have a 2017 Ram 2500 that has been to the dealership 8 times for a clunking noise when down shifting. They keep on saying that it’s a different problem, or they can not duplicate the problem. Transmission Valve body was changed at 500 miles. The Stereo cuts out and goes blank, plus the Key Fobs stopped working. I’m looking to see if anyone else has problems with there 2017 2500 Ram

    • Darrel

      I have a 2017 1500 sport. I have had problems with the key fob not being detected twice now. The 1st time they said it was the key itself. The 2nd time it happened my alram kept going off randomly and then no key fob detected. Now they are changing out the RF hub( I believe that’s what it’s called), and the driver door sensor for the alarm. I’m hoping this is it. If not I’m getting a lawyer in line. From what I see a dealership has 4 trys to fix the same problem before they have to offer something different. I truly hope I don’t have to go this route because I love my new truck,but I don’t love buying a new truck and being at the dealership every other week. I see you made this post a few months ago, how is yours acting now?

      • Doug Keller

        I have a 2016 Ram 2500 and the Key Fob has stop working twice. It says that the Key Fob is undetectable, so I have it towed to the shop. After sitting for 24 hours the Fob resets and the truck starts. One time I even disconnected both batteries to reset the memory just to start my truck, the dealership reprogramed new FOBs. However I just had it happen again for the third time while our camping with my family.

  • Danny Kitts

    I have a 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 6.4L engine. Just over 4500 miles and I received a P0300 error code which means misfire on multiple cylinders I believe. The truck keeps having these small misfires. You can definitely hear them and feel some of them when it happens. This doesn’t happen constantly. This can happen at any speed, stopped with foot on the break, A/C running on max. I took the truck to the dealer. They cleared the code and could not reproduce the problem. The engine light doesn’t come on for this either. I’m really ticked off that a brand new 55,000 dollar truck is doing this to me. Anyone else having this kind of problem with the same make and model? Thanks

  • Steve Garcia

    We brought a 2017 2500 w/ 6.4L for our business. Had the truck for about a month, already had to have water pump replaced and now back in the shop about a week later because it overheated. They have had truck for 10 days now, stating the can not get the needed radiator bypass hose. anyone else had any cooling system issues? Driving it from Ca. – to Texas and don’t need any more issues.

  • Homero Cazares

    I bought a Ram 2500HD 4X4 6.6L Laramie Longhorn with all the bells and whistles on July 7, 2017 and only have 3,750 miles on it. The problem is that it quit making any HP and the a/C stopped working while I I am on the highway. I pressed the Uconnect Assist button and they said the the truck was not showing any codes or faults so I continued home like that! I dropped it off two days later at the dealership and took them five days to tell me that I had flood damage, from Hurricane Harvey on the east side of houston. I explained to them that I didn’t flood at my part of town. So now I am waiting indefinitely to find out when when the wiring harness will be ready because they have to build one of them and there is already 17 others ahead of me! That just tells me that they know that they have an issue with these harnesses. Anyone else have the same problem?

    • Omar Ramon

      What dealership you bought it from?

      • Homero Cazares

        Bayshore Dodge in Baytown, TX

  • Timmons Martin

    Has any one had a problem with the 2017 big horn with shifting under heavy load

  • Diane Baldissard Merz

    I have a 2017 Dodge Ram Limited. When i drove it today the automatic transmission would not shift out of 1st gear and check engine light came on.

  • Phoenix Oro

    Bought a new 2017 Ram 1500 just last week and took home (19 miles) next day battery is dead. Called for emergency assistance and they jump started it and tested battery and said it was low voltage. Charged for 36 hours on slow it would not start. Only starts with jump or fast jumper starter device… no matter what it will not charge past 10v. But test showed no dead cells in battery… first American designed car I have bought in over 35 years and like my old USA designed vehicles this one seems bad… not too happy I bought one this time…

  • Barb Koenig

    My Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 was at the dealership for 25 days for a T-15 recall – valve body. I picked it and made it 212 miles and the engine light is back on. I pulled the engine code and it says it’s the same thing they just fixed. What a joke anybody else having these issues?

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