Surprisingly luxurious and refined, this version of the Ram pickup truck remains fully capable of doing dirty work when duty calls. A unique coil-spring rear suspension gives it a smooth ride and the interior is whisper-quiet. Continued interior and powertrain improvements make the Ram a particularly well-rounded choice, and it was the first truck in its class to offer a diesel.
Alerts
There are 12 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.
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.
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.

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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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 available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2002, standard from 2009. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2009. Side air bags standard from 2013.
Road Test

Surprisingly luxurious and refined, this version of the Ram pickup truck remains fully capable of doing dirty work when duty calls. A unique coil-spring rear suspension gives it a smooth ride and the interior is whisper-quiet. Continued interior and powertrain improvements make the Ram a particularly well-rounded choice, and it was the first truck in its class to offer a diesel.

Starting with this model year, all Ram 1500s come with an efficient, slick-shifting eight-speed automatic, a pickup-truck exclusive. Most also get a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers seamless power and still returns a class-average 15 mpg overall. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is standard, aiding fuel economy and a significant savings over the Hemi. It does an admirable job motivating this big truck, as long as your towing needs are modest.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

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
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (310 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (395 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Ram 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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 picture was not clear"

William L., WA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

"Three years after owning my truck the back up camera stop working all together. I was forced to pay for a new one"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"The seal on the lens gave way. As a result when it rained moisture got inside the lens"

William Z., IL (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
CD player

"CD player hard to get to, have to pull over to change out ONE cd. at a time"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4.7-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Happens about once a month"

Jeffrey S., MI (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Screen would freeze and after three visits to dealer they replaced the unit"

Greg W., IL (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Had problems getting this resolved, took over 3 months to fix. They ended up replacing radio. Seems to be fine now"

Bruce F., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

"The radio completely froze, sometimes the screen would display something other times it was blank. The radio was replaced under extended warranty by a dealership."

Anonymous, OK (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4.7-L V8)

"The radio display, touch screen, is frozen. No functions are available, blue tooth, USB connect. I can only listen to one radio station. I am in the process of having the unit replaced"

Morgan L., NY (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"Uconnect 5.1 screen froze and required replacement with an entire new unit"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"From what the dealership tells me, when the MiGig system needs a software upgrade, the device stops working and you have to bring it in for a software upgrade. After their upgrade, you have to re-sync your phone, and reprogram all your favorite radi"

Robert L., FL (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"total instrument goes blank and does partial reboot"

Larry E., SC (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"One module in the dash went bad. My dealer replaced it under warranty"

Ronald T., FL (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"GPS, radio, etc screen went blank. replaced by dealer under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The display screen would freeze up and then go blank on one occurrence it was blank for over 2 hours until I stopped and turned the car off. When this happens the volume will not work on the radio, navigation and blue tooth. Dealer says its software"

Juan V., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Replaced the whole nav/radio/heat control unit 4 times before it was fixed"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The trucks display screen for NAV/Entertainment/backup camera failed. You can turn on Heat/AC but have no info on temp or vent settings. No back up camera, no entertainment and no GPS. 4 weeks before new screen installed. Dealer told me this probl"

James G., AB (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"display went blank and would not come on"

Stephen E., MD (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The dash display system "reboots" every once and a while. It does not happen consistently in any way that I can detect, but it happens when the vehicle is in motion. When it occurs the entire display goes blank, and the lighting system goes dark"

Marc P., MA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Problematic from date of purchase but replaced at no cost when it failed completely"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"With the display screen not working, the radio, thus, did not work nor the sirius satellite radio. Also, to control the heat you had to guess where the settings were."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ram 1500)

"The radio completely froze, sometimes the screen would display something other times it was blank. The radio was replaced under extended warranty by a dealership."

Anonymous, OK (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4.7-L V8)

"directly associated with the radio falilure"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"communication between phone and radio and other. Needed a new unit. Works fine now"

William Z., IL (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"External music device does not function correctly with music devices that have two memory cards. External music functions do not work with "Compilations" on the iPod"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

"device did not recognize my MP3 player, which worked in a rental car (ford Mustang). Service dept said that sometimes happens with Ram. So I bought an aftermarket CD/radio/MP3 player"

Steve S., IN (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

"Computer programming had to be reloaded twice. Would not recognize voice commands"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"USB port did not work when truck was new"

Tom M., AZ (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Truck phone error dealer service needed"

Adam K., IA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"In dash navigation does not work when the screen freeze's up additionally the navigation is delayed in informing you when to exit"

Juan V., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"can not be trusted. Very hard to learn how to operate.Will go blank. print is small and doesnot need to be.Directions at times are just wrong.Sound is poor and hard to hear. Just not happy with this system. We rely on a TOMTOM, after market"

E W., WI (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"The entire info system U connect was not working. Lots of other owners had this problem. The whole system had to be replaced. It was supposed to be an update but it failed."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"nav system displayed wrong area, dealership troubleshot and screen was blank afterward. fixed at no cost to me but took two months"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"phone pairing is not the true issue. what occurs is the LCD display indicates there is a phone issue with the 911 communications and the screen turns BRIGHT red when this occurs and is very distracting. the dealer says they can do nothing about it"

Edward K., NJ (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Bluetooth sometimes gets touchy when I need to use phone. Also, CD player hard to get to! you can only play one at a time! cd player holds only one CD, weird noises and creaks from the very beginning when we bought it."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4.7-L V8)

"My Bluetooth unpairs randomly and then repairs shortly after. Sometimes it doesn't even find my phone. I've gone through 3 phones during the time I've own this truck and the problem still occurs. They replaced the "radio unit". Made it better but it's happening again"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Radio

"Radio changes stations randomly. It will be on one station & then go to another non preset station. It is extremely annoying & will actually keep me from buying another Chrysler product in the future"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn)

"radio would lose station presets"

Jim G., MN (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Blue screen of death!"

Rodney J., VA (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"This radio has the worst reception I have ever experienced for normal radio, satelite reception was fine"

Jeffrey S., MI (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"AM radio is substandard. All older AM car radio work much better"

E W., WI (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"This is the full electronic radio with 8.4" screen, nav, etc. Everything works except the simplest part - the AM radio which quits working altogether. The whole unit has been replaced twice and while it is presently working, the reception is poor"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Radio/display screen kept freezing up and going blank. The dealer tried to install a software update that would not install so they replaced the whole system which was covered under warranty"

Miles M., WI (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"the radio issue was related to the display screen not working."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ram 1500)

"radio failed which included the display screen going blank and unable to use other associated functions such as Maps, etc"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Speakers

"One of the rear door speakers rattles when there is heavy bass and needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Voice control commands

"unUSble recognition software poor"

Adam K., IA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Voice control does not integrate with USB/iPod music devices. Voice control does not recognize simple menu commands for other functions. I no longer attempt to use voice control for any features"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

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

Cruise control

"Had to replace iit two times after the factory warranty had expired"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ram 1500 Lone Star 3.6-L V6)

"Intermittent problems in button panel on steering wheel."

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"third brake light above rear window has blown twice in less than twelve months"

Mark A., NY (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

"Courtesy light on exterior mirror failed. Had to replace the entire mirror just for a light. Seems excessive"

Andreas O., PA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"tail light repeatedly going out"

Stephen E., MD (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Gauges

"replaced instrument cluster"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"the lights and gauges all turn off while driving, needles go down to zero then everything turns back on in about 2 seconds. have taken in several times to the dealer, and they can not find anything wrong"

Anonymous, ID (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Headlights

"The auto senor for the headlights works intermittantly"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)

"Bulbs were replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"The headlights are nearly impossible to repair or replace. Even mechanics can't figure out how to do it and no information is provided in the owners manual. Again Chrysler is extremely bad at design & functionality in their vehicles"

Jamini A., KS (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"The heated seats will malfunction & keep heating up while you are driving & you cannot turn them off. Eventually they are burning you. Your only option is to pull over and turn the car off to reset the system. This is extremely dangerous & since the heating element comes on automatically you have to remember every time to turn it off so this doesn't happen. They should also not default to turning on. It should be able to be left off permanently"

Jamini A., KS (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"Interior overhead console lights would flicker when they were turned on. Replaced the assembly under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"One of the overhead lights wasn't working. Had to have the whole overhead light unit replaced. It was covered under warranty"

Holly M., MN (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"ONE OF THE OVERHEAD LIGHT WASN'T WORKING. WAS REPAIRED."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Overhead map lights in front are LEDs and were replaced within the first year of ownership and now the passenger side assembly is almost all burned out. Replacement means the whole assembly (lights, garage controls, rear window controls, etc) must be replaced for almost $400. Ridiculous for a few LED failures"

Ric M., GA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

"The remote wouldn't work. The lock button on the handle doesn't always work. The engine wouldn't turn off, and the car would lock itself when opening or closing the door. The first 2 problems were inconsistent"

Robin M., NY (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"FOB stopped being recognized by car, had to be reprogrammed by dealer"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Driver's power door module had to be replaced. Truck would lock randomly and frequently even when the truck was started. Again, Chrysler paid for this fix"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The switches short-circuited, locking me out of the vehicle on 2 occasions. The dealer had to order parts which took several days for their arrival. It was covered under the extended warranty - good thing because it cost over $1200"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"key not work ignition and/or not able to remove key from ignition"

Timothy K., IL (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4.7-L V8)

"Door would lock by themselves. Had to replace the lock switch to fix."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Remote engine starter

"Has trouble starting on cold mornings, start times out"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Four times in two year, the whole dash warning system lights up, engine stops running, etc. for about 3-5 seconds. Then it resumes normal operation. This is a real danger & I intend to report it to the NTSB"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn)

"washer fluid low indicator came on when full"

David C., MB (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Check engine light came one every time the vehicle was run. The sensor had to be replaced"

Gale G., GA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"Rear window leaked water during heavy rain"

Shane M., FL (2013 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

"windshield was not sealed"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"I had a leak behind driver seat. Took dealer twice"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Water leak from headliner. found to be bad seal around 3rd breaklight"

Brian L., TN (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Third rear taillight (cabin exterior) leaks profusely during rain or car wash into storage cavities under the rear seat. Dealer replaced light unit and dried vehicle in 2014. Vehicle leaked again in winter 2015. And was dried by dealer. Vehicle leaked during major Northern California storms from December 2015 through January 2016. Vehicle will be sold to Ford dealet with full disclosure of possible mold in the rear cabin. The Ford dealer will dry out the RAM and treat for mold and it will be pr"

Bernd B., CA (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Severe water leaks from rear of cabin in back seat this has required 4 attempts to repair on last visi vehicle was in shop 14 days as carpet, headliner, leather seats and cushion we are replaced under warranty"

Chad J., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Roof liner support rattle. They had to re glue a support and reattach headliner"

Craig B., AB (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Door squeaks when operated, no one has been able to figure out how to lubricate it but haven't brought it to the dealer yet"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

"noticabale gear shifting noise when transitioning between R and D. noticable noise when turning the wheels all the way to the left or right"

Jason O., AB (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Problem was in the in cab brake mechanism. I greased it and the squeak was no more."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"The seat back of the driver's seat sometimes squeaks"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"$60,000 truck has wind noise from door seals at highway speeds. Unacceptable"

Shane M., FL (2013 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"when the tires were rotated, the dealer pointed out the the drivers side front fender molding was loose and bent in but it did not appear to be hit by another vehicle"

Edward K., NJ (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"PEELING FLAT BLACK TRIM ON DRIVER DOOR"

Robert J., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Vinyl on panel between driver & rear door pinched and buckled. Replaced but they had to keep it overnight because body shop did not get to it that day. Brought it in at 7:30 am"

Bruce F., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

"Painted decals on doors peeling off twice"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"bed cover molding loose from delivery, dealer never repaired"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"small paint chips on rear bumper showing rust"

Terry N., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Plating on grill started coming off shortly after truck was purchased"

George F., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Four different areas of bubbling/blistering paint, each a couple inches long, around the outside edges of the hood"

Jeffrey J., MA (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Rust

"Front bumper and molding rubbed each other and rubbed off the paint and rusted in both the left and right side"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7-L V8)

"Ref fender replaced due to premature rust perforation"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Exhuast leaks in the exhaust manifold have been repaired 3times since new."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"I can smell exhaust fumes inside the vehicle at a stop"

Jeffrey J., MA (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold is starting to leak on the right hand side(passenger side). Its ticking and will get worse until it will need to get fixed. I do not believe the exhaust manifold should require maintenance with only 80,000 kms on the vehicle. Mechanics state Fords and Dodges are known for this. If this is known, then FIX IT !!!!!"

Gregory G., NB (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Broken Bolt. Common on Hemi Motor"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Broken exhaust manifold bolts at engine block. Known problem with hemi's for years. $1200 repair."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The bolts that fasten the exhaust manifold to the engine block are famous for breaking. Why Ram does not fix this issue, I do not know."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Other/unsure

"sometimes system would not boot up when vehicle was started. would have to shut off and restart to get system to operate"

Jim G., MN (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE AIR BAGS"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"air bag wiring harness in drivers seat has been replaced twice at about $400/harness"

Ralph F., MO (2013 Ram 1500 Express 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)

"whole enclosed fuel system had to be replaced"

Larry R., SC (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Was a vacuum leak that turned on engine light. Required two visits, had trouble finding it"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"I am not certain whether the fuel rail is related to fuel gauge. so I cannot say more"

Steve M., NV (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pressure sensor went bad and cost me almost $900 to replace/repair"

R M., GA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Fuel rail needed replacement to restore malfunction light integrity"

Steve M., NV (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

"This was a problem with emissions sensors that caused check engine light to stay on. It was resolved with several visits to the dealer including a recall."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4.7-L V8)

"Check Engine Light would come on when on long road trips (>1200m). This is a 'known' issue discussed on several Dodge boards."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"Failed 02 sensor. Expensive fix $650"

Craig T., AZ (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS light stayed on and my cruise control didn't work . Went to dealership and they ordered and installed new part"

Jim K., IN (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)

"I took the truck back to the dealer for brake fade on a panic stop they found nothing wrong. But I t still happens"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Calipers

"Rear driver side brake caliper locked up, causing damage to brake pads and rotor. Vehicle not drive-able. This is my third Dodge/Ram truck in 15 years; all have had brake caliper issues. The Toyota and GMC trucks I have owned never had these issues."

David C., SC (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Siezed caliper at 105 kilometer"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Parking brake

"Parking brake was completely seized"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"Delamination of brake pads"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"Breaks replaced at 35000miles in a panic stop there is excessive fading."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"brg on rocker arm froze causing lifter and lobe on the cam damaged. Lifters and cam were replaced by dealer.."

Anonymous, ND (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Sheared bolt on the exhaust manifold. This call the hemi tick and is a know problem but Ram has not issued a recall nor will Ram pay for the repair."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Left cylinder head. Broken exhaust rocker shaft, cracked cylinder head pedestal & bent exhaust pushrods. Blamed on manufacturing error"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Cyclinder head had a crack, causing oil leak and major engine repair"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Failure of an exhaust manifold bolt required replacement of the head due to the inability of bolt extraction covered under warrantee"

Irvin S., CA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"At 120K miles, the engine started chirping. Lifter had gone bad and caused damage to camshaft lobe. Engine required rebuilding. FCA stated parts (lifters) were out of stock and back-ordered for 60+ days. Even though my extended warranty covered the repair and a rental for 7 days, FCA refused to cover the additional rental car days, even though it was their fault parts were back-ordered. For a vehicle that had full synthetic oil changes every 5000 miles, and driven mostly highway miles, this failure is unacceptable. The lifter failures are a known issue with the 5.7L Hemi engine. I suggest anyone who has this issue report it to the NHTSA's safercar database."

David C., SC (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Brg on roller lifters failed causing the lifter and the lobe on the camshaft to fail. Electrical = back up censors alarm is on continually when in revere. Problem has not yet been solved and decided who has to pay for it."

Wesley S., ND (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine light kept coming on intermittently beginning in February 2015. I took it to my local dealership to have it placed on the computer to read the codes. They fixed the problem with a software update"

Michael T., TN (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"The digital oil pressure sensor failed twice and was replaced both times at no cost under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Cam sensor went bad and vehicle idled too high."

Craig B., VA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"I can here it 30 feet away. Dealerships say they don't here anything abnormal. Google hemi tick. I have workrd on engines for 40 years and this knocking is not normal, despite what the dodge mechanics say"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

"oil level sensor defective, dealer replaced at no charge"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Oil was leaking after the 1st oil change somewhere around the filter. Returned to the dealer several times to try other filters. They ordered a new short block but all of a sudden the leak stopped and hasn't happened again"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 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

Power steering pumps and hoses

"Electronic power steering assist went out, was covered by extended warranty and replaced by dealership."

Christopher Q., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Left front strut leaking"

Marshall H., KY (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"All the oil leaked out of one of the struts at around 17000 mi."

Larry C., PA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"At apps 1300 miles I experienced banging and rattle over bumps, dealer noted shocks were not properly bolted to vehicle later received notice of recall"

Chad J., TX (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Electric Assist Power Steering control module failed. Module is part of the rack and pinion assembly. Cost $2300.00 to replace unit and align. Mileage was 6935 and at 4 years and 4 months since purchased new."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"The vehicle has a distinct vibration at highway speeds. Has been to the dealer twice with no resolution"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-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

"For no apparent reason the climate control would not work. It was winter and there was no heat, defrost, etc. nothing! I was driving to Montreal through Vermont in the dead of winter and had to find a dealership to remedy the problem. I had to stay"

Robin M., NY (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"the climate control will intermittently fail to work correctly"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

"A/C won't allow temperature adjustment intermittently"

Craig T., AZ (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"Heater core was leaking."

Max H., IA (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"The AC valve was leaking. The valve where new R-134 is added."

Devin S., CA (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 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

"Four wheel drive would not engage. Problem was stripped front axel, which also damaged hub. Major repair"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Driveline vibration

"This has had a vibration problem since new. It only occurs at highway speeds. Blame was placed on original tires but replacements didn’t change anything. Problem was downplayed by anyone I ever spoke to and I was eventually told there was nothing more they could do. I will never buy another Chrysler Jeep Ram product."

Mark S., MA (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Check engine light came on. Diagnostic code was to do with possible electrical component failure to do with idle air mixture. Corrected by dodge dealer with flash update to computer system."

Michael M., PA (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Transfer case

"This went out on us and the cost to fix was very expensive - $3841"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 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

Slipping transmission

"I took the truck in to the shop after only 6000 miles and the transmission was slipping. They said they replaced the transmission fluid and that corrected the problem. Now at 25000 miles, the transmission is slipping again"

Robert L., FL (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Transmission computer

"The vehicle seems to have a gear 2 to gear 1 downshift issue. When you come to a stop, the transmission does not shift into 1st gear until you let off the brake to start driving. Seems like a software issue, have had it in many times, they don't know"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

"The trans knob shifter totally locked up in park and vehicle had to be towed for repair. 2nd time trans computer had to be rebooted or something this is the eight speed auto with V-6"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Twice the computer module became defective due to water and salt getting into it. Had to put the truck in for 4 days the first time and 3 days the second time.They replaced the whole module the second time"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"After the transmission pump went, I had to also get the torque converter replaced with 15,000km on the truck. Only pull a 5,000 lb trailer 4000 km at that point"

Shaun T., AB (2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Torque converter lock up clutch slipping. Warranty covered converter replacement. Also alternator bearings failed along with idler pulley. This was not covered under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Since day one, the transmission made a "squealing" sound when backing up. It got worse as time went on. It was the smoothest shifting tran. that I've ever owned. The Ram service people took a short ride with me and said "wait a minute,I'm going to se"

Bruce T., AL (2013 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

"Transmission failed, engine shut down and truck was unmovable. Had to be towed to dealer, who took 10 days to repair under warrenty."

Jim C., WA (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"The truck at 108,000 km began to overheat. I had purchased an extended warranty so Chrysler took care of the tow and the part replacement. Overall, I am very very happy with this truck"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Thermostat froze. Replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Water pump

"There was a faulty bearing in the water pump. The pump was replaced and covered under warranty"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4.7-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

Electronic ignition

"truck wouldn't recognize the key fob & there was no way to start the truck"

Robert L., WA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Ignition switch

"truck wouldn't recognize the key fob & there was no way to start the truck"

Robert L., WA (2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-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

Windows

"The windshield leaked in the front drivers side. The dealer removed the windshield and reinstalled trim. The leak was fixed"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
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