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Common Ram 1500 Problems

If you’re driving a Dodge Ram, certain problems on this list might be familiar to you. Although the Ram is one of the most popular vehicles sold in the United States, it has its fair share of problems nonetheless.

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2001-2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

One recurring problem that appears in the 2001-2003 Dodge Rams are cracked dashboards. Drivers report that the dashboard material is brittle and prone to shattering easily. No recalls have been issued for this problem, which means drivers are on the hook for an estimated $500-$600 repair job to replace the dashboard with a sturdier material.

Another recurring problem is the paint on the vehicles. Numerous drivers have reported that the clear coat has peeled away, leading to bubbling and cracking paint. This isn’t a safety issue, but it can be immensely unattractive and lower the value of the vehicle. The cost of repainting a car comes to about $1,500-$3,500, depending on the extent of the work required.

Additionally, 2003 Dodge Rams have a unique problem with rust and corrosion in the vehicle body. This early rusting can seriously weaken the stability of the vehicle’s frame, posing a safety hazard for passengers in the vehicle. The cost of attempting welding repairs can easily total $1,500 or more.

The 2001 Dodge Ram has a problem with its transmission. Drivers report that the transmission may fail before it reaches 100,000 miles, despite the fact that transmissions are typically expected to last at least 150,000 miles or more. The typical fix is a transmission replacement, which can cost thousands of dollars.

In the 2002 and 2003 models, a common recurring problem is engine failure due to the buildup of oil sludge. This can cause stalling problems over time. You can try to prevent the problem from taking place by regularly flushing out your engine and checking the oil regularly. However, if the problem is already affecting your engine, you may be forced to replace the engine entirely, which can cost thousands of dollars.

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2011-2014 Ram 1500 Problems

One recurring engine problem with the 2011 to 2014 Rams are difficulties with the engine. One recurring problem involves the camshaft and lifters failing. This can cause a variety of engine problems, ranging from a knocking sound to serious engine damage. If you fail to address the problem in time, you may be facing total engine failure.

In some cases, you may need to completely replace your engine, costing you thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, replacing the camshaft and lifters can be costly as well, totaling as much as $3,500 to replace both parts.

Another repeated problem in 2011-2014 Rams is the TIPM (totally integrated power module) failing. This can result in all sorts of electrical problems ranging from the vehicle not turning on to all your warning lights coming on at once. Unfortunately, repairing this can cost $1,200 or more.

Finally, the 2012 Ram is prone to transmission problems. Drivers report that the vehicle’s transmission may start slipping out of gear at inopportune moments, making driving the vehicle a hazard. In a handful of cases, drivers have reported total transmission failure.

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2019 Ram 1500 Problems

The 2019 Ram 1500’s problems are repeats of problems seen in previous model years. For instance, electrical problems in the 2019 model have appeared in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 versions. Drivers report that the vehicle’s GPS, bluetooth and more will stop working at random.

However, two new problems show up in the relatively new 2019 Ram 1500. One is the steering: owners have complained that the steering shaft can get stuck while driving, requiring drivers to force it back to the center in order to stop turning.

Additionally, drivers have complained that the power steering may fail while on the road. This can increase the risk of a car accident and force drivers to carefully maneuver off the road to restart their vehicles.

Finally, numerous drivers have reported the brakes making an unpleasant squealing noise even with brand new vehicles. Some mechanics have recommended replacing the brake pads, but that does not necessarily solve the issue.

In some cases, the brakes have locked up while reversing. In other cases, drivers reported that the brakes failed to respond even when pressed to the floor, resulting in an accident. Nearly 200,000 vehicles were recalled in February 2019 due to the brake pedal separating from the brake assembly, increasing the risk of a crash.

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