Dodge Ram 1500: Complaints & Recalls

One of the most popular pickup trucks in the United States, Dodge has sold millions of Dodge Rams since the vehicles conception in 1996. As the flagship model, the Ram 1500 is responsible for a major chunk of those sales.While successful in the sales department, the Ram 1500 has received consumer complaints over the years. If you believe your pickup truck may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Dodge Ram 1500 Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Ram 1500 in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Dodge Ram 1500

Some of the most common complaints revolve around:

The investigations covered:

  • Vehicle rollaway
  • Software security vulnerability

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Cruise control cannot be cancelled. This could cause an accident.
  • Fire extinguisher may be clogged or inoperable. If the fire extinguisher does not work when it’s needed most, there could be increased injuries or property damage.
  • Vehicle may roll away. If the transmission can shift without a key in the ignition, the vehicle may roll away without warning.
  • Side curtain airbags may not deploy in a rollover. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash.
  • Seat cover affects airbag deployment. This could increase the risk of injury.
  • Loss of power steering assist. Suddenly losing the ability to steer with ease could lead to an accident.
  • Incorrectly heat treated rear axle shaft. This could cause the axle to fracture, leading to wheel separation and increased risk of crash.
  • Battery harness may rub engine mount. This may cause the engine to stall and increase fire risk.
  • Radio software security vulnerabilities. People could remotely take control of certain vehicle systems, leading to a crash.
  • Inadvertent side airbag deployment. An airbag that deploys unexpectedly could lead to injury or a crash.

2016 Dodge Ram 1500

The investigation covered:

  • Vehicle rollaway

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Cruise control cannot be cancelled. This could cause an accident.
  • Vehicle may roll away. If the transmission can shift without a key in the ignition, the vehicle may roll away without warning.
  • Seat cover affects airbag deployment. This could increase the risk of injury.
  • Loss of power steering assist. Suddenly losing the ability to steer with ease could lead to an accident.
  • Incorrectly heat treated rear axle shaft. This could cause the axle to fracture, leading to wheel separation and increased risk of crash.
  • Spare tire heat shield missing. Without this, heat from the exhaust could prematurely break down the tire, making it dangerous to use.
  • Side curtain airbags may not deploy in a rollover. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash.
  • Front halfshafts may facture. This may damage underbody components and contribute to road debris.
  • Differential pin retaining screw may loosen. This could lead to a loss of power or vehicle control.

2017 Dodge Ram 1500

The investigation covered:

  • Vehicle rollaway

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Cruise control cannot be cancelled. This could cause an accident.
  • Vehicle may roll away. If the transmission can shift without a key in the ignition, the vehicle may roll away without warning.
  • Differential pin retaining screw may loosen. This could lead to a loss of power or vehicle control.
  • Possible broken fuel tank valve. Leaking fuel could lead to a fire.

2018 Dodge Ram 1500

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Vehicle may roll away. If the transmission can shift without a key in the ignition, the vehicle may roll away without warning.
  • Cruise control cannot be cancelled. This could cause an accident.
  • Incorrect transmission park rods installed. This could prevent the vehicle from shifting into Park, allowing the vehicle to move.
  • Loss of visibility in backup camera. This could lead to a crash.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Dodge Ram 1500

Are you stuck driving an unreliable car wherever you go? Depending on where you live and purchased the vehicle, you may be able to leverage the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or even a state lemon law to help you receive the justice you deserve.

Trust Robison Lemon Law Group LLC to help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws. We’ll help you get back on the road with reliable transportation.