This version of the Ram was a huge improvement over previous Rams. A switch to coil springs at the rear dramatically improved the ride. Cabin quietness approached luxury levels. Acceleration from the 5.7-liter V8 is effortless, and the crew cab's rear seat is vast. The Hemi engine's fuel economy has improved, and though it's still not great, it is competitive for the class.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2002, standard from 2009.
Road Test

This version of the Ram was a huge improvement over previous Rams. A switch to coil springs at the rear dramatically improved the ride. Cabin quietness approached luxury levels. Acceleration from the 5.7-liter V8 is effortless, and the crew cab's rear seat is vast. The Hemi engine's fuel economy has improved, and though it's still not great, it is competitive for the class. Note, too, that one must select options carefully: Choosing 20-inch wheels chops 1,000 pounds from the rated towing capacity.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.7-liter V6 (215 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (310 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (390 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The A/C compressor quit working, and it cost me over $1600.00 to replace it along with additional parts."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Air cond wouldn't work"

Otis G., AL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"Well documented issue with FCA and failure of dampers in system failing and air then not directed to appropriate locations, defrost vs AC vents vs floor vents. Had this same problem with 2006 Dodge Ram and currently this third time on this truck these P.O.S. OEM parts have failed. It heats and cools, but air isn't directed to the right places."

Anonymous, SC (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Single zone HVAC control module has issues causing blend doors to not work or work improperly. Must be a common problem because parts are unavailable from dealers or backordered months. Problem not resolved but I have done a temporary fix by removing a blend door actuator and securing the door in a partially open position. Seems to be a common problem with this vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Unsure 4.7-L V8)

"The auto climate system blend doors or blend door motors broke and require the dash to be removed out of the truck so you can remove the whole a/c and heat unit to removed out the truck to be repaired."

J A., LA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Climate control System has been replaced several years ago. Medium fan speed on current system is nonfunctional."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Intermittent operation. Replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"There is a known problem with the plastic components of the air recirc mechanism - my truck just didn't make the recall list of VINs. The plastic door controller is easily broken and the defrost will not work correctly since the system can't switch from recirc to fresh air"

Danny B., VA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"fan diversion door broke"

Kinlaw G., FL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Accuator"

David D., AL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Condenser

"After approximately 10 months the new compressor had to be replace. Luckily it was still under warranty."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Evaporator

"It loss the freon on two occasions"

Gary A., AL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"Quit cooling. Replaced 3 items"

Robert T., KS (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The drivers seat is cracking and torn."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Heater system

"The air door mechanism broke - the switch from recirc to fresh air - a known issue. I've replaced all three actuators - the way this system is engineered is simply bad - the actuators are constantly working; every time you switch the truck on, all the actuators are moving things around (with making any adjustments to the HVAC controls) - it wears out the parts for no good reason"

Danny B., VA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"The blend actuator went out, this is the second time this has happened and I've yet to get it fixed because you have to take the entire dash out to fix it. Dealer wants $1500+ for the repair even though their was a recall on the unit. There are 5 of these actuators in different spots within the cooling system and they have plastic gears which strip out which is why they had the recall."

Justin H., UT (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Heater core had a leak."

Robert M., FL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"had a bad compressor that the front seal went bad. Replaced compressor and recharged the system"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Window and door switches broke from the mounting on the door. Switch comes out when switch is pulled up to close windows or door locks switch comes out."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint faded on roof of truck. Truck is stored exclusively outside in the Texas heat and sun so this is expected."

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"Clear coat fading and pealing."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Rust

"This is our second Dodge Ram and they always rust in the wheel wells in the rear."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Alot of rust plus frint and back bumper really rusty"

Robert C., PA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Rusted panels & wheel wells. Currently in the shop for body work."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)

"Running boards rusted off and there is incredible rusting along the bottom of all the doors... pieces are falling on the driveway"

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Unsure Unsure)

"The rusting on the door sills was exceptionally fast once it became noticeable. It went the length of the body around the rear wheel well in less than 6 months. Can't seem to be able to keep up to the growth. Short of replacing the bed and door sills completely. It would be very costly."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"It has begun to rust around the rear fender wells. Paint is starting to bubble from rust underneath."

Anonymous, IN (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"Paint in all 4 wheel wells is beginning to curl/peel away from sheet metal-complete separation from metal. Multiple areas exhibit yellow rust beginning to show through/come through paint surface on all fender wells, tailgate and cross member under tailgate"

James E., OH (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Experienced rust in right side cargo box wheel well exterior. Chrysler repaired my vehicle under warranty"

S O., NH (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Multiple small areas of chipped paint with underlying rust"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"This is something I neglected to report during previous CR surveys. There has been surface rust on all of the rust-prone parts on the vehicle's underside. I purchased this truck new in Idaho in 2009, and it did not come from the factory with the rust protection. My 1989 Chevrolet C1500 that I purchased new in Minnesota never rusted because it came with rust protection underneath"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"SERIOUS RUST APPEARED, RUST THRU, AFTER A TRIP THROUGH THE CAR WASH. OBVIOUSLY GOING ON UNDETECTED UNDERNEATH THE CAB"

Dick H., OH (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"wheel well area rusting due to paint failure"

Dennis F., IL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"replacement."

Kimry C., MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"right front ball joints due to snow pack in the wheel causing it to go out of balance"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Bushings

"The right upper control arm broke at the point where the ball joint connects. it was cracked and found during ball joint replacemet."

Anonymous, KS (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"struts were worn but replaced under an extended warranty that required a $100 deductible"

Eric P., MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Was covered by a recall"

Peter G., IN (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Tie rods

"Just had to replace them, normal wear item"

Kimry C., MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

"Had to have most of the front end replaced. One upper arm bushing was cracked. 1st problem with suspension/steering in its life."

Robert T., KS (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Vehicle sounded noisy while driving and there was slight vibration in the pedals. Could not determine the problem exactly, but wheel bearings were the likely cause due to speed related nature of issues. Bearings were replaced and the problem went away. The old bearings felt rough like they had been contaminated or were dry, but they were not completely worn out. They would have needed to be replaced eventually though."

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"The check engine light continues to come on occasionally. My mechanic can find nothing wrong. I've have to replace the tire pressure gauges as well."

Anonymous, AR (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Headlights

"They keep going out. It would also be nice if they were brighter as this has been our chief complaint with this truck since we bought it."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Passenger low and high beams often cut out. Think there is a loose ground wire that both lights share"

Kim H., AB (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

"One keyfob no longer works"

Kim H., AB (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Remote engine starter

"Wont work"

Daniel F., TX (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Wiper motor or washer

"The wipers would not work properly for several winter months. No consistency to their failure or success. Took garage 3 try's to find out what was wrong. I think it was a problem in the wiring..can't quite remember. It wasn't the wiper motor"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Dodge Ram 1500)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS warning light came on intermittently"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Calipers

"After driving a distance, the calipers were not releasing the brake pads."

Marie C., PA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7-L V8)

"front driver side caliper became very hot due to a sticky caliper piston."

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Parking brake

"when the parking brake is released sometimes the indicator light on the dash won't go out."

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

"Tie Rods have been replaced 2 times in the past 3 years, along with rotors and pads."

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Unsure Unsure)
Squeaking

"The first time I turn the truck on and go to back up, the brakes squeak."

Marie C., PA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Truck has an electronic transfer case 2 hi, 4 hi, 4 low. I have had multiple problems and multiple repairs and the transfer case 4 wheel drive system still does not reliably engage/disengage. Instrument panel indicators will indicate 4-hi or 4-low is engaged and I have had observers report that on acceleration from a dead stop on glare ice that the front wheels are not engaged. I was nearly stuck in a soggy pasture when I could not get the front axle to engage"

James E., OH (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Differential

"Retainer nut on pinion backed off. No parts available to repair the problem before total failure!A $5.00 nut caused a 800-1200 warranty and tow claim"

Paul G., AB (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Ring and pinion issue caused seal to leak. Rear axle assembly required replacement."

Drew M., NV (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"Selection of ESC or turning it off caused electronic malfunctions that led to secondary problems with the ABS and wheel speed sensors. Replacement of sensors temporarily fixed problem but recurred after turning off ESC yet again. Went back to my mechanic and he checked the old wheel speed sensors and found they were fine."

Anonymous, GA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Transfer case

"When the four wheel drive is engaged, the transfer case makes a vibration noise."

Keith H., MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water pump leak around the block seal - Barrs stop-leak fixed it."

Anonymous, SD (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"The drain tubes for the sun roof keep becoming clogged and water drips down my a posts and ceiling"

J A., LA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Water leak through roof has never been corrected. Dealer failed. Will need to strip roof myself during summer before it gets too bad"

Roger J., NJ (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"If I do not park my pickup facing downward in my driveway, rain/snow water leaks into the back window and pools up in the under storage area. This has caused rusting to start on the outer part of the vehicle."

Lorrie R., NE (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"The part of the cam became flat, loss of power, and could not drive, cost me $4500.00 to fix. The both FOB keys quit working, the dealer wanted $180.00 to replace each FOB and $90.00 to reprogram each FOB for a total of $540, I bought online for $27. My symbol for low tire stays on all the time even though a tire company replaced to defective sending unit. During my last oil change mechanic said I was down almost a quart of oil and said I has a small leak."

Robert T., AZ (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Stuck valve, cam shaft"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"broken bolt on exhaust manifold"

Kinlaw G., FL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Head gasket

"When in for the 120000 mile check the dealer notices a tapping or pinging when the engine started. So Under warrantee, they repaired it. I have 2009 Dodge as original owner, it came with "life of the owner" power train warrantee"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Leaking exhaust due to broken studs"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Engine makes a ticking sound when it starts and it turns out to be the exhaust leaks until it warms up. It stops once it gets warmed up."

Keith H., MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"Leaking exhaust due to broken studs"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Pipes

"Exhaust pipes just rusted"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Hard drive fault very hard to repair if not inpossible."

Anonymous, BC (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"All of the problems stem from the touch screen not working. Plan to get it repaired in the near future."

Anonymous, MD (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX 5.7-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone pairing randomly stopped connecting for over 6 months but now has started working again"

Justin H., UT (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Radio

"Would sometimes work, sometimes not. Then quit"

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"I'm not sure what the difference would be between "Glass Defects" and "Windows." The windshield developed a small crack for no reason in 2012. It has since expanded to several crack "lines" that cover the windshield. All the cracks are somehow water-tight"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Locks and latches

"Electronic door locks seem to fail on least used doors (rear). I have had one replaced under warranty"

S O., NH (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Seat belts

"Seat belt notification system frequently sounds often when braking, jiggling seat belt buckle turns off warning."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"found grit in the Transmission Oil Pan"

Gary A., AL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission stuck in 4th gear. The dealer found grit in the oil pan and suggested they rebuild the transmission"

Gary A., AL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Recall for not going into in PARK and moving unexpectedly. Now always use the emergency brake when vehicle is parked."

Sandra B., AL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"went into safe mode"

Kinlaw G., FL (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"The engine will lose power, blow white smoke, burn oil"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 4.7-L V8)
Engine mounts

"Broken exhaust manifold bolts,"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Quit suddenly. Overheated."

Anonymous, (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

"cap was cracked and needed to be replaced"

Jo G., NV (2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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