2011 Ram 1500 Reliability - Consumer Reports
With its freshening, the Ram emerges as perhaps the most civilized full-sized pickup to date. Its coil-spring rear suspension helps lend a cushioned ride and handling is competent for such a big vehicle. Our Big Horn Crew Cab, with its smooth, effortless 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and slick eight-speed automatic, averaged 15 mpg.
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There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 1500 will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
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Electric System
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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Ram 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Constant replacement of the driver rear ignition lights ."

Anonymous, (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.7-L V6)
Gauges

"Background lights cut out and back on"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Headlights

"Headlights were not aimed properly"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"VERY poor night visibility with factory headlights!!"

Judy M., NY (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Right front kept failing, new light did not fix it, it went 3 times back to dealer"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7-L V8)

"Loose plug in for the headlights, right side"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"L-H headlight went out.. Thought it was a bulb so took to our Mechanic.. Unable to fix.. Take to Dealer.. Chrysler advised it was headlight wiring and would be fixed in 30 minutes. It was, but if travelling, how could you carry a spare? Mechan"

Paul C., ON (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Headlights & all electronics would fail intermittently-caused by totally integrated power module. This part was replaced 3 times ! A constant troublesome defect"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Right headlamp stopped working"

Clinton S., FL (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Interior lights

"All at once lost my horn,info system and interior lights with no explanation. Also fuel pump relay quit at same time"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

"key fob's do not work even after replaced batteries. Dealer can't explain"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The Dealer did not issue keyless remote, only received one key."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Remote engine starter

"this feature is related to the key fob issue"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Readings were erratic"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The message "tire monitor system needs service" came on because the system was not showing correct tire pressure on 2 of the 4 tires and affected tires would change from tire to tire. Recieved cost estimate of $300 per tire to repair. I have not completed this work but physically check tire pressure on weekly basis."

Anonymous, (2011 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

"Went to the car wash and soap got on the back seat and took the color out of the cloth back seat. I can not find where it came in at. The dealer did find a leak around the cargo light and sealed the leak"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"With a car wash or rain, water leaked into the backseat and floor. On several occasions I had to use a heater to dry out the vehicle. The cause ended up being a poorly sealed 3rd brake light mounted above the rear window. Bought a 3/4" foam gasket and replaced old gasket. Hasn't leaked since"

John R., IN (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Radiator clamp broke which led to antifreeze leak"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Just cold air coming in from somewhere."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"This was the water leak previously mentioned"

John R., IN (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"the rear sliding window leaked and ran down inside trim and filled floor storage areas with water. water damage to overhead. had to replace seals and carpet. Carpet smelled really terrible"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"See previous comment. Seals & weather stripping are apparent cause"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"strange rattle/vibration when under light acceleration at moderate speeds.(30-60mph more or less) Has been worked on under warranty but to no avail"

Kerry K., TX (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Intermittent vibration under certain engine load conditions that dealers have not been able to fix in 4 visits"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Rattle at highway speeds from the front passenger door. Can't get the dealer to look at it because they have just one "trim" guy and he works weekdays only and I don't want to leave it overnight and get charged $100 an hour"

Tom K., TX (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"A rattle comes and goes in the dash somewhere."

Ian F., BC (2011 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Front passenger door has a rattle that only happens at highway speed. I've removed the interior door panel and the whole exterior mirror and it's still there. Then there's the occasional rattle inside the center console. And the back seat rattles at low speeds if your going over rough pavement or gravel. No matter if it's flipped up or down, if there's no one sitting in the back seat, it rattles."

Tom K., TX (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Wind noise

"Whistling at hwy. speeds. Company's "fix" did not "fix"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Had to replace the computer for th climate system. Expensive"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"fan did not blow air due to electrical short/"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 3.7-L V6)

"rattle of blower fan when in slow setting"

Bernard D., ON (2011 Ram 1500 ST 5.7-L V8)

"The HVAC is unreliable. In the winter, it's a crapshoot as to whether the heater will come on. Sometimes it comes on but won't blow. Other times it will blow but won't blow warm air. Other times it works fine, or doesn't work at all. Very inconsistent. In the summer, the air conditioner hardly every blows."

Val C., KS (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"short in fan motor"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Heat/air control dampers broke and could not control the air/heat direction modes"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Evaporator

"evaporator gas leaked replaced with new unit at Dodge Ram dealer"

Richard C., FL (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"the evaporator valve went bad losing the A/C completely. a very good mechanic was able to diagnose and fix it quickly."

Lucas C., TX (2011 Ram 1500 ST 3.7-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C began blowing hot air."

Clinton S., FL (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"Ball joints are worn, steering is sloppy. To be expected for a high-mileage truck."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 3.7-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Struts needed to be replaced when truck had less than 50000 miles on it. No off road use"

- R., IN (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"I pull a 25' house trailer and the shocks & struts need to be replaced. I'm trying to decide to put money into the vehicle or buy a 2500 which has beefed up suspension for specifically pulling a trailer."

Thomas S., CA (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Broken Sway Bar link and a Broken exhaust manifold bolt."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"The entire front end suspension had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2011 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"This Truck had to have rear shocks replaced at 92,000, I think this was strange."

Anonymous, AL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"1500 suspension is not beefed up enough to pull a trailer. I need to decide whether to increase the carrying capacity of the vehicle or buy a 2500 which is more designed to pull a trailer."

Thomas S., CA (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion were leaking when vehicle had about 50000 miles on it. No off road use"

- R., IN (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Calipers froze"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Caliper was hanging up over a couple of months then rusted in open position. Required replacement."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ram 1500 ST 4.7-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"all four wheels brakes and calipers went at the same time"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"replaced the front break pads due to normal wear and tear."

Anonymous, UT (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Parking brake

"Parking brake shoes rusted out making a racket and made parking brake inoperable"

Dale H., WI (2011 Ram 1500 ST 5.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"This truck travels mostly on highways and does not tow anything big. I've had to do all 4 brakes including the rotors and the emergency brake since I bought it. Averaging over $500.00 per year on brakes right now. My 2008 ran twice as long on less"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

"Rotors needed to be replaced (front and back)"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Squeaking

"New back brakes, repaired at a RAM dealer, squeal now and the dealer says nothing is wrong"

Anonymous, ON (2011 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

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Bearing failure on engine pulley"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Engine computer

"Faulty camshaft and crankshaft sensor"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Speed sensor in rear wheel failed due to bad wires and caused idiot lights on dash to go on. Had to replace wires and sensors"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"This problem was a gradually developing issue. When turning the starter switch on, the computer that sorted everything out for ignition was failing. That component was replaced and reprogramed."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500 ST 5.7-L V8)
Fuel leaks

"Anytime fuel was added to the tank, the fuel would shoot back out of the filler neck. In shop twice to fix"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Rusted oil pan, leaked"

Gary H., NY (2011 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Oil pressure switch kept turning on check engine light"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Broken right side exhaust manifold stud"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Had to replace all four Calipers, rotors and pads at 195000. To be fair the truck had been used extensively to tow a 8000lbs 5th wheel"

Gary M., NS (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"Studs broke on passenger side exhaust manifold and it replaced and now it sounds like the driver side one starting to tick"

Kelly J., SK (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Found right hand engine exhaust manifold studs broken. Repaired under warranty, engine is quieter when cold now"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Air leak causing knocking noise until engine heats up, this caused bolts to break loose. This requires the replacement of the exhaust manifolds both sides and bolts. This costs upwards of 1k and work is not covered with any garuntee. This is a known problem with as I found when researching this issue. The Dodge dealership offered to just replace the bolts fort $900 saying that would solve the problem but couldn't say it would be a permanent fix."

Anonymous, (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Heat shield next to transmission rattling"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Other/unsure

"Buzzing and other noises. Turns out, the "Alpine" premium sound system isn't really Alpine, it's Becker, and it's very complicated to get troubleshot and even more expensive to replace. The head unit goes new for about $900 and used for about $600"

Tom K., TX (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-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

CV joint

"the passenger side outer cv boot started to tear. it was replaced on warranty and i think i caught it before the cv joint was damaged"

Kelly J., SK (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Differential

"Differential failed at 200000 and was $2500 to repair. To be fair the truck has been used extensively for towing a 5th wheel approximately 8000 lbs"

Gary M., NS (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"dealer replaced differential 2 times under warranty during 2014"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Reaend would cease up"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Not sure what the cause was, but the dashboard lit up in failure lights one day (4WD, stablility, check engine, etc). Carmax had us take it in and they repaired it under extended warranty. A couple weeks later, the air conditioner just quit as well, and was also repaired"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The driver's seat adjustment stopped working, so the seat is stuck in a position that is too far away for me to drive it. My husband doesn't have any problems, but I have to practically lie down to reach the brakes."

Val C., KS (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 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

"replaced lifters and exhaust manifold bolts"

Scott L., KS (2011 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Head went bad and had to be relocated"

Christopher S., VA (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"roller bearings on cam wore down cam lobes caused roough running and loss of power. dealer repaired at no cost due to having life time warranty on truck"

Anonymous, MS (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"One of the roller lifters failed at 135,000 Miles. Decided to install used engine rather than rebuild heads"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Lifter failed and caused cam to send metal shavings thru engine"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Head gasket

"replaced during repair of roller bearings"

Anonymous, MS (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Fuel evap system. Cleared by cleaning gasket"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"The main computer control box failed. And it would not start. Had it towed to the shop."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Fuel cap

"I started getting the check fuel cap message"

Mark H., SD (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump continued to run after key off. Replaced power management module"

Tim L., AZ (2011 Ram 1500 4.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Defective Cam position sensor"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"camera broke after car wash. dealer replaced"

David T., BC (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Hardware replacement

"The main board was replaced as something had gone on it and a new one was required."

Anonymous, (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.7-L V6)
Radio

"It had connection issues - it would cut in and out. There is another issue with the vehicle that you don't have a category for which is the ignition."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"One day, a few years ago, there was a loud pop. So loud I thought a nearby car blew a tire. And ever since there's been a buzzing sound that can only be drowned out, but never eliminated. And the low volume sound quality is warbled and distorted. The dealer has only been able to offer their trim guy to troubleshoot it. But he's backed up for 2 weeks and I'd need to leave the vehicle. Maybe that's more of a dealer problem and not a vehicle problem. But I've gone to a stereo shop also and they say it could be the head unit, could be one of the multiple amplifiers, could be a connection or a wire harness problem, etc. So for them to troubleshoot it would be expensive and they'd rather just install an aftermarket system. Except any of those may or may not interface with the steering wheel controls and probably wouldn't have all the features of the factory system. So I just deal with it and get very frustrated when I have to explain the noise to passengers. If Chrysler is going to put sophisticated and complex electronics in their vehicles, maybe they could support their inevitable problems by staffing their dealerships with more than just one guy for all things interior. I've attempted to fix this problem myself. But to confirm or eliminate the most likely component at fault--the dash head unit--I need to buy a used one for at least $300 and just hope that it's OK, then get it serialized to my vehicle just to enable it to operate--a service that the dealer charges $100 for. Then suppose it's not the head, or the replacement head has some other problem? Then what? No thanks. I'll just deal with it. Like I'm also dealing with the inoperative visor mirror lights and the flickering exterior courtesy lights under the side mirrors, and the weird map light problem where they come on when the doors open, but don't operate in any other way. And don't even get me started on the rattles and squeaks."

Tom K., TX (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Voice control commands

"Blue tooth stopped working. Replaced the mod"

Roger H., KS (2011 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

Rust

"Rear Chrome Bumper started rusting"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"rust on all chrome after only 2 months. local dealer would not warranty. had to drive 600km to selling dealer to have replaced and then rusted again after 2 months with no replacement. extremly disapointed in chrysler's service"

David T., BC (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Front fenders rusting out"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ram 1500 ST 5.7-L V8)

"Driver side rocker panel and cab corner needed replacing"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-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

"Trailer towing gear selection would not engage"

Bernard D., ON (2011 Ram 1500 ST 5.7-L V8)

"Shifter locked into Towing Mode, unable to change it."

Anonymous, WY (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Transmission computer

"A connecter got wet and corroded. causing a problem shifting."

Anonymous, NH (2011 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"After having transmission fuel replaced (routine maintenance) the computer codes went "haywire" and I was told to take it in to the dealer. Dealer is 30 mile drive, and I got off the freeway when, two blocks from destination, the transmission got stuck in 4th gear and the "check engine" light lit up! Good thing it was only two blocks (one signal light also) from dealer - they discovered the solenoid had "gone bad" and had to be replaced. i am supposing it had gotten contaminated with something"

Clyde P., WA (2011 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"due to manufacturing tolerance issues the transmission torque converter made a grinding/vibrating sound around 40 mph around 1200 rpm under light acceleration in high gear. known problem by Ram since Summer of 2011"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"would not reverse in 4wd"

Melvin C., LA (2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Complete transmission failure. Then told was not covered because I missed a scheduled maintenance on it"

Anonymous, AK (2011 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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Needed a new battery"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Electronic ignition

"The electronic module that wakes all the electronic systems up when starting failed. It slowly degraded and became more and more unreliable. It was replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500 ST 5.7-L V8)
Ignition switch

"1.key turns several times before starting. 2. engine stops for no apparent reason. it will restart immediately"

Thomas S., OH (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 3.7-L V6)

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

Locks and latches

"Drivers door control panel lock button does not work"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)
Mirrors

"passenger side mirror fell out of housing"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Ram 1500 ST 4.7-L V8)
Seat belts

"would not latch"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Was able to drive the vehicle to a repair shop where the water pump and thermostat were changed."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Mar 08, 2018
If the fuel tank were to drop and contact the ground, a fuel leak may result. Additionally, in the event of a crash, the fuel tank may not remain secured to the vehicle, possibly causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence in an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks currently, or ever registered, in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Exposure to environmental conditions such as water mixed with road salt may cause the front fuel tank strap frame "T-Slot" bracket to corrode, possibly causing the fuel tank to drop and make contact with the ground.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will bolt a bracket reinforcement to the frame, free of charge. The recall began May 2, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U04.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V160000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 218617
POWER TRAIN
Dec 20, 2017
Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 10,000 lbs, 2011-2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, 2009-2017 Ram 1500 and 2010-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, all equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, inspect the BTSI, and, as necessary, replace it, free of charge. The recall began February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T79.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V821000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1482874
POWER TRAIN
Feb 06, 2013
If the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.
Summary:
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ram 1500 trucks manufactured from February 27, 2008, through June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, through October 20, 2011; model year 2009-2011 Dodge Dakota trucks manufactured from February 27, 2007, through June 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011; model year 2009 Chrysler Aspen trucks manufactured from January 3, 2008, through December 18, 2008; and model year 2009 Dodge Durango trucks manufactured from January 3, 2008, through December 18, 2008. The rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized pinion spline that can allow relative motion between the nut and companion flange.
What should you do:
On November 7, 2013 Chrysler notified owners that dealers would install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. In July 2015, and under a consent order with NHTSA, the company agreed to offer owners three options for remedying their vehicles: perform the original remedy, offer to repurchase the vehicle at the fair market value plus 10%, or offer an additional incentive offer towards the purchase of a new Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, or Fiat vehicle. Chrysler will notify owners of the new recall options in a letter expected to be mailed on August 31, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N08.
For more information:
This campaign is an expansion of a recall campaign 12V-474.Chrysler's recall campaign number is N08.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V038000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 278674
SUSPENSION
Dec 24, 2010
A FAILURE OF THE BEARING COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 RAM 1500 TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE EXPERIENCE A NOISE (GROWL, GRIND) COMING FROM THE REAR AXLE BEARING WHICH COULD EVENTUALLY SEIZE.
What should you do:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL INSTALL AN OIL PORT INSERT INTO THE REAR AXLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 4, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V656000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 60382
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