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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 13 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.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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-liter V6 turbodiesel (240 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (395 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 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

“Wiring harness between backup camera in tailgate and truck body failed. Harness was getting pinched when tailgate was being closed”

Michael S., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“The back up camera located in the tail gate stopped working. The dealer ordered a new one a few weeks ago but I have not heard back from them. I do not understand why it would take this long to get a new camera in”

James S., FL (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

“Sometimes the touch screen will not respond at all until after you restart the vehicle”

Marc S., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Screen would freeze up and not turn off. Unable to turn radio off. Required battery disconnect to reset”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“My truck was 2 weeks old, and I tried to pair my iPhone 6 plus. It froze on the bluetooth screen, and was only cured by a dealer visit”

Spencer G., IL (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

“Screen went completely blank”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“Radio reboots about 5 minutes after engine start about once per week”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

“display on instrument panel died. took 3 weeks to get parts.dealer said truck was sending strange data to chrysler”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Head unit kept changing inputs, required new interface module that was difficult to obtain from manufacturer due to demand”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“The first system was replaced as it stopped reading music on USB memory sticks. the replacement was replaced as it could not be programmed by the technician. third system works perfectly”

John D., MN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“stopped working”

Anonymous, AR (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“I have had multiple issues with playing my music from an SD card and also my Apple iPhone 6. The dealership seems to be stumped”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Loaded with wrong info. Won't allow the entry of valid address. When I don't take the route it wants it wants me to turn around & go back, up to 75 miles down the road. Wants me to exit a IH Hwy. with no explanation. Piece of junk. Can't find it's way across the street”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“I've had problems with it since new, at one point was showing that I was in a different State”

Jorge L., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Continuous problems with navigation system. The radio was determined to require replacement. Four times! It was finally determined that the software was out date. The navigation would give directions taking me far off the most direct route. I deleted the history and the majority of the problems have stopped. I don't trust the navigation and check my IPhone before leaving for an unfamiliar destination. I have very little confidence in the vehicle's electronics and will not keep it past the”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

“GPS STOPPED WORKING”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“it can not find addresses that my phone can find. it gives voice commands even if I do not have it on. It can not find towns and directs my to exit freeway at every overpass”

Steve C., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“infotainment center shows phone is paired when it is not. the phone will not disconnect from the truck”

Thomas H., GA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“Connectivity goes in and out requiring me to frequently reconnect the bluetooth”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

“Bluetooth is almost unUSble. Often cant identify the correct name, difficult to understand etc”

Iretta B., CO (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“it worked fine and then stopped working will not pair phone”

Victor D., MI (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

“pairing is lost for no reason. requiring another setup. voice commands are often not recognized”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)
Radio

“Sometimes closing the door causes the radio to change stations or even AM - FM”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“See previous comment screen”

Jim A., OK (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Steering wheel controls

“cruise control on/off switch intermittent operation”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Controls are slow to respond to input or do not respond to input. Must be pressed several time to access functions”

Thomas H., GA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“Cruise control on/off button on steering wheel does not work 20% of the time”

Jim W., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Voice control commands

“The voice control sometimes responds with answers that have nothing to do with what I said”

Marc S., TX (2014 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

“I have recently noticed water leaking into the cab on both sides in the top rear corners”

Kevin F., KY (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.6-L V6)

“I had a roof water leak directly over the driver's seat. It took several trips to the dealership to get it repaired. Apparently a roof seam was poorly sealed or welded together. The 3rd brake light housing also leaked. The 3rd brake light leak was common knowledge at the dealership and Ram representatives at the TX State Fair yet there was no recall”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

“Water leak from antenna on roof”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

“Rear cab beltline brake light developed a slight leak. Was repaired by dealer and there have been no other issues”

Gary C., FL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Water condensed inside on the front windshield twice during winter. A small amount of rust was present under the rear, passenger side seat. The required fix included replacing the third brake light, located above the rear window. Hopefully this issu”

Dewey U., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“third rear stop light leaked water into car”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“windshield leaks water when raining,upper right corner”

John H., PA (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

“Water infiltration to left rear taillight, under warranty and replaced”

Jed D., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Rear window leaks into headliner during rain”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“thermostat housing developed a leak and dealership replaced the housing and gasket”

James H., IN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“I had an in cabin water leak. The dealer replaced the windshield sealant. It still leaked. The dealer then re-sealed the top joint. It still leaked. The dealer re-sealed the top and windshield again. No leaks so far. The dealer ran the car thr”

Rod C., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

“The third brake light leaks during a rain storm causing water to enter the cab and soaking the headliner and back seat”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Leaked around the back window”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Driver side wind noise--- persisting. Dealer changed out weather stripping, but it made no difference. Possibly an issue with door adjustment and or seal quality? A close friend has a 2016 model with the exact same issue”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Rain water resting along the roof line/door opening continues to enter the cabin when the door is opened; apparently this is a design flaw”

Dewey U., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“There is a leak in the trim on the roof that brings water into the cabin on the passengers side”

James S., CT (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

“Water leak from the rear light on the roof, seal was replaced and leak stopped”

Larry W., FL (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

“Leaks around back glass. Sealant was not properly applied by factory”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“The high mount brake light leaked and allowed water to enter and get the rear seat wet”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Center console compartment handle rattles and something between the front seats as well”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

“drives seat squeaks when shifting weight while driving or going over bumps”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)

“rattle in the dash. Took it to dealer and they found a screw/bolt rolling around loose”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“squeaks started between space where dash and center console meet”

Michael S., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“numerous dashboard rattles”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

“rattling spare tire housing”

Bayani I., BC (2014 Ram 1500 Unsure Unsure)

“general stuff, source not known at this time”

Mark G., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)

“windshield washer cable was rattling under the hood”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Dealer wouldn't fix the wind noise issue”

Jesse W., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

“Replaced gas cap to stop check engine code. Vehicle will not stop giving the gas cap code. Getting tired of having dealer clear the code but system will not remote start with the check engine light on”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Fuel cap caused the truck to fall the emissions test the first time I had to take one which was when the truck was 3 years old”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

“An intermittent issue that is as of yet unsolved”

Anonymous, SK (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“The check engine light has come on & off 3 times in the last 2 months. The 3rd time it indicated a "Fuel sending unit fail". The check engine light has gone off & have had no issues with the gas gauge since. I took it to the dealer & they said without the check engine light on they would not be able to pinpont the problem. So this is still on ongoing problem”

Greg C., WA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“I got a random 'Service throttle control' message on the instrument panel that later went away on its own. When I checked into it and called Ram, there seemed to be confusion about what it really meant. I was told if it did not come on again not to worry about it. So far it had not come back on”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Had metal shavings in the fuel system and the entire system from fuel tank to injectors was replaced”

Robert M., MO (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“One day while driving it stalled and wouldn't start again immediately. After I got it started I took it to the dealer and Chrysler had them do a specific test that told them the fuel injection system was sometimes starving the engine of fuel”

Marcus C., MI (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Fuel Injection pump failed. Suspect it's tied to the sludge and engine over heating, but dealer is unsure why it failed”

Christina S., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“DEF line cracked and leaked”

Jim M., ID (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Fuel pump had to be replaced because gauge didn't work. Fuel intake filter had to be replaced because it was clogged & wouldn't allow fuel into tank”

Anonymous, IA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Had an engine sensor go bad that restricted the rpm's of the engine. The dealer found it after replacing the computer. Cost me nothing because it was still covered under the warranty”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“catalytic converter needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“The engine warning light came on at about 9500 miles. It took three trips to the dealer, and at this time, I'm not sure whether the problem has been solved - need to accumulate about 100 more miles to be sure. The front passenger seat didn't move”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“check engine light keeps coming on”

Anonymous, IN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Had to be replaced at first oil change”

Brent B., AB (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“SCR CAT required replacement. Not a big deal, truck always ran fine, dealer handled well”

David B., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Check engine light”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Check Engine Light - First misdiagnosed as incorrect DEF fluid then after flushing and refilling, then light returned. After dealer replaced DEF injectors, truck has been fine”

John G., ON (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“The DEF system needed unscheduled servicing. This required reprograming of the software, a manual de-sooting of the filter and replacing associated sensors. Altogether 2days in the shop. Handled without delay under warranty”

Frank F., SK (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“The computer needed a relash and the cat was replaced”

Keith A., IL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Bad valve, replaced no further issues”

Michael S., MI (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.6-L V6)

“In winter the anti pollution system has problem. The urea is freezing when it`s very cold, i.e. -25 celcius. had to change twice the urea injector and the catalysor!!”

Bruno L., QC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

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

“Control buttons on steering wheel failed”

Anonymous, CO (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Cruise control switch quit working and had to be replaced”

Barry C., MO (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“cruise control began to be difficult to get to activate then finally quit. it took three trips to the dealer to finally get it fixed. the service advisor Wally was excellent . They one by one replaced parts until they found that the clock work spring on the steering wheel hub was the issue”

Anonymous, AR (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Headlights

“There was a short in the wiring harness due to rubbing”

Thomas G., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

“The switch failed and I could not turn off the headlights when the switch was in the "OFF" position”

Kurt N., OR (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Not bright enough”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“needed to replace relay on headlight switching circuit. Lights stayed on as relay did not unlatch reliably. Fixed in 15 minutes at dealer. On warranty”

Anonymous, AB (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Two problems. One is a false bad brake light indicator. From what the Ram Diesel forum says the fix will be to pay for replacing a computer module and this may or may not correct the problem permanently. As it is a costly item, which no one has been able to have covered by warranty, I am choosing to ignore the light. A solution I do not prefer. Second, before my first outing with my travel trailer, I had it in for a thorough check. During this, they checked the trailer's lights with a device wh”

Marty S., AZ (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Top middle break light over the back glass does not work any more”

George Z., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“with headlights turned off the fog lights would stay on”

Dale G., CO (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Went to a car wash the back up/stop light went out. Once on the cab (top light) once in rear right tail light”

John I., MN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“rear center taillight housing seems to allow water to enter during cold weather carwashing - causes bulb to break and need replacement”

Brian M., MN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“Rear High mount brake light has been replaced 5 times”

Ian D., AB (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Passenger side overhead console LED light. Replaced entire console under extended factory warranty”

David P., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Tailgate will not open with the remote”

George Z., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)
Remote engine starter

“Ceased working properly. It is related to a computer glitch I believe in the ram system. I get the engine problem light on in my display. The truck will start remotely for about five seconds and then shut off. There is also a recall on my airbag sensitivity settings but the dealer keeps delaying doing anything about it although I've discussed it a couple times with them”

Peter W., MT (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)

“Very poor range . Must actually be able the see the vehicle for it to start at "long" distances (200-300ft or so ) , having to press button twice within 5 seconds , instead of press once and hold like after market systems , doesn't help matters . I have installed aftermarket remote starts myself on other vehicles I have own , and the range is vastly superior . This ram has the keyless and go feature , so installing an aftermarket remote start mean carrying around two fobs all the time , and”

James S., SK (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Sensor went out. Needed to have coded re-keyed at dealership”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“I've consistently had recall work done associated to bad sensors, updated software, and many other issues”

Anonymous, KS (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“check engine light has come on several times now”

James H., IN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“intermittent failure of prox sensors, tire pressure monitoring, and phone”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

“Part of an entire electrical meltdown including ac cruise control battery wipers”

Louis G., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Plastic lower bumper in front gets torn off when going through brush. They want over $6.80 per plastic connector that holds it in place and it takes about 20 of them. So for I have been able to use tie wraps to hold the plastic in place”

David G., NC (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

“Bubbling tri”

Anonymous, NM (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“rubber molding on roof top came off”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)

“Two wheel well moldings did not fit properly. Dealer reinstalled”

Karen L., CT (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Black rubber strip over the top of the cab came loose near the rear window”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

“plastic trim on truck is warping”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Molding strip was loose on the roof and the Dealership replaced the strip immediately when it was reported”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“The black trim on the driver side door pillar had a bubble in it indicating it wasn't installed properly”

Anonymous, CO (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Loose wheel trim moldings came apart. The glue did not stick. Repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“paint on tailgate had 2 spots where paint was chipped off when I took delivery”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

“orange peel”

Gregory M., NY (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Foreign material under paint on door”

Robert I., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“The hood had dust spots that were painted over leaving little circles”

Karen L., CT (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“The paint job from the factory was very poor. It had bubbles in the paint stains and some chips”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

“It has a painted bumper and it has excessive rock chips”

Keith A., IL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Rust

“Front and rear bumpers. Replaced 6 months ago due to rust. Nee replacement bumpers rusting again”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“plastic up above the front bumper is rubbing the paint off the top edge of the metal bumper. going to st up a appointment to have this issue fixed under warranty next week”

Edward S., CO (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)

“rear bumper rusted but dealer replaced it gratis”

Bayani I., BC (2014 Ram 1500 Unsure Unsure)

“door seal not attached”

Stephen G., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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

“The gear knob wouldn't turn and therefore it was not possible to shift through pnrd”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

“Round shift knob SUCKS should be a lever shift”

John S., MI (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)
Rough shifting

“Transmission upshifts to early during low speed maneuvers and lugs down the engine . Very annoying . Poor engine braking as well hard to maintain 40kph down a hill through a school zone without constantly tapping the brake pedal”

James S., SK (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“When coming to a stop it has rough shifting to 1st gear”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Valve Body Failed Twice”

George R., KS (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Chronic rough downshifting, mainly from 2nd to 1st gear. Loud noise, vehicle lurches. Happened about 50% of time when coming to a stop. 5 trips to dealer. Finally got Chrysler tech support. Dealer replaced valve body in transmission. Reduced fr”

Ronald R., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)

“This is the 8 speed auto trans and I experienced hard downshift when slowing. Second problem drove highway sped 2 miles stopped and transmission would not engage, shifted knob from park to drive numerous times and after 3rd try trans engaged. drove 1”

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“At 22000 miles, there was a problem with the transmission that required 5 days in repair”

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“hard up shift and hard downshift”

John S., MI (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)
Transmission computer

“Every 3-6 months pulling to a stop the transmission will shift to neutral with no notice, go to take off and you rev the motor because you have no idea the gears shifted out. Let motor rev down, switch to park than back to drive, good to go. Dealer has no idea how to fix”

San S., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Vehicle equipped with new 8-speed transmission and is in shop for repairs now. The problem began with rough shifting, then would not shift from low. I've had vehicle since September 2014. Found it difficult to get in in to dealer for repairs in timel”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

“Computer does not lock-in error code”

Bradley H., ON (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Transmission jumps out of gear”

Anonymous, MO (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Valve Body Failed Twice”

George R., KS (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Ram doesn't know what is causing the truck to switch out of Automatic and lock in 4th gear in manual on cold winter days -21 Celsius or below). Replaced solenoid to start”

Bradley H., ON (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“Leak from Transmission Heater”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

“Pan leaked”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“It was a recall item, and I was told the entire unit needed to be replaced. The operation of the vehicle was not adversely affected while waiting for the new converter. The dealership had a 3 week waiting period for getting the part from FCA”

Tom P., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Replaced with a recall, dealer had me drop off just to see if it needed the replacement, then bring back 2 weeks later for another 3 days. This truck spent over 50 days total in the shop”

Louis G., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Problem with the DEF system. Vehicle shut down. Had to replace the DEF filter. The dealer had no idea what caused it to plug up. Seemed to have a lack of knowledge, ability, and experience to deal with the problem. They also told me to call Ram directly. That my contacting them would be more effective than if they did contacted them”

Wayne H., MO (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Defective”

Anonymous, LA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“The converter is on back order for the last 30 days”

Anonymous, NE (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Exhaust leaks

“The leak was caused a connection/coupling from the exhaust manifold to the exhaust system. Exhaust was leaking into the cabin at all speeds. The dealership had a hard time finding the leak, and they did not have the part(s) for the repair. The part(s) were ordered from FCA with a 5 day delivery time”

Tom P., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Missed weld at the exhaust Y”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)

“pipe near turbo cracked at 10000 miles”

Thomas W., FL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“A crack in the particulate filter caused exhaust fumes to be drawn into cab when stopped in traffic it took 16 days to get part to repair the truck”

Anonymous, NV (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Other/unsure

“Stopped working. GPS said I was in Texas while actually in Kentucky”

Richard P., WV (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Screen would "jump" from radio to media, sometimes staying, sometimes returning to radio. Problem was resolved on 3d system, only to return a month ago (diagnosed as hub within console and replaced under warranty)”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

“The radio kept switching modes on its own”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

“Computer module that controls all functions; radio, GPS, backup camera, etc. had to be replaced within 3 months of purchase”

Larry L., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“System froze after an update and had to be completely replaced, thankfully under warranty. Uconnect disabled the compass and will not provide an update to re-enable it”

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

“The u-connect and the radio assembly are interconnect with the problem. The u connect system was not working after a firmware update that resulted several sensors and commands erratic or not working at all. After several attempts to repair through pr”

Jim A., OK (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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

Electronic or air suspension

“Happened in winter, March 2017. Fixed by replacing the fuse, it was a blown fuse”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“truck body leaned to the left by 1 1/4" (left side lower than right side when viewed from back or front. Very noticeable when parked on level surface, as my garage. Dealer replaced sensor, still leans, around 3/4". Going back to dealer before warranty runs out next month”

Tom C., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Right rear leveling module connection to the frame wore out and fell off the vehicle while driving. Dealer replaced module under warranty”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Truck leans / sags, driver side lower, height sensor was replaced, did not fix problem, will be returning to dealer again”

Tom C., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Leak in front right shock”

Roger M., ON (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Airbag system failed, was down for 2 weeks while looking for parts, Cold weather climate”

Lou G., MN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“since it was new, clunking in right front. Took 4 visits to get it corrected. It is fixed, but occasionally is still heard. Will not be buying out this lease as a result”

Michael K., NE (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Was a clicking or popping felling when turning into a parking lot with an incline or decline. Turned out being the knuckle in the steering linkage to the front end. Found, fixed, no issues since. Happened at 90k miles”

Nicholas C., OK (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Difficulty turning (lack of power)”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“a "clock spring" broke in the steering column after owing the vehicle for 2 months”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

“Shimmy at 65 mph caused a slight shake in vehicle”

John F., FL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“On an intermittent basis, engine, suspension and braking warning lights all turn on. Service warnings appear on instrument screen. If the vehicle is turned off, it will not re-start. No error codes are present when dealer checks. They say nothing can be done because there are no error codes to point them in the right direction”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Issues with the engine missing and cutting out when pulling a heavy load on a hill. Possibly a fuel quality issue, but the dealer flashed the engine CPU and the problem has not returned”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Oil pressure sender failed causing an engine light. The oil pressure Gauge read correctly but the oil sensor flagged an over pressure condition engine code. The dealer replaced the sensor relay and the condition has not happened again”

Douglas T., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“PROBLEMS WITH THE EXAUST SYSTEM, LEAK AND ODOR. ALSO THE ENGINE COMPUTER HAD TO BE REPROGRAMED FOR DEF AND ENGINE ROUGH RUNNING ISSUES”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Engine was misfiring. Dealership replaced one of the plug coils under warranty”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

“After some research I've found it is a common problem in the 2014 Rams where a plastic part breaks if "over tightened" during an oil change”

Kevin F., KY (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.6-L V6)

“oil filter leaked, filter had been changed 2000 miles prior to leaking”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“Oil filter attachment fitting leaked. Replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Fuel leaks

“DEF injection line cracked and leaked”

Jim M., ID (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

“its not very automatic. Requires continual adjustment”

Iretta B., CO (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Heater system

“System goes cold on trips. Replaced control valve @ $550, no change”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Unable to adjust heat setting to lower temperature when blowing out hot air. Keeps blowing out hot air”

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ram 1500 Unsure 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“low flow of heat coming out of vents”

R M., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

“Since I bought it new in 2014 they have had to recharge the system 2 times, once under factory warranty & another after the warranty expired. Even though it was the same issue I had to pay for it after the factory warranty expired. I am working with RAM to get reimbursement for the 2nd repair since it is the same issue that obvously was not fixed correctly the 1st time”

Greg C., WA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“The a/c was not working. No cold air. The replaced some parts and the refrigerant. It works great again”

Rod C., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)
Condenser

“Truck began leaking fluid from the condensor. The parts were not available and it took about two months to repair. I could not use the AC during this time”

Jeff M., WI (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

“One of my cylinder heads had to be replaced! I was told that this is an inherent problem with the Pentastar V-6! Not happy about this!!!”

Anonymous, CT (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

“Burns excessive oil. Replaced both heads. Still burns oil. Needs more repairs”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“REPLACE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD”

Robert M., NY (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“Oil pump went out in savannah ga. -2500 miles from home.that took out the entire engine. TTook 6 weeks to get it back. All under warranty. Including delivery to Edmonds Wa”

Michaell E., WA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Valve spring failure on #2 cylinder pushing valve into piston which bent causing the engine to seize/lock up. Top of piston was gouged, rockers were pushed through valve cover”

Anonymous, KS (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

“Check engine light was one, the code signaled a bad vapor pressure sensor. Got that switched, but it still wasn't running correctly. The dealership tried other avenues, then opened up a case with Fiat/Chrysler. They couldn't figure the problem out either, so they replaced my engine. It was covered under powertrain warranty”

Michaeal C., OH (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

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

Doors or sliding doors

“right rear window does not always close all the way, must open and close numerous times to get it all the way closed. Had problem since truck was new. Dealer "adjusted" twice, still have issue. Going back to dealer again. The problem is temperature dependent. Worse in cold weather”

Tom C., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Glass defects

“Windshield has hairline cracks that were not caused by a impact”

Richard M., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Seat controls - movement

“Sorry, I included the problem with the passenger seat in the previous complaint box. Will add it here as well. The front passenger seat could not move forward or backward. This was a day one problem. It took two trips to the dealer to fix this pro”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

“The front passenger seat was locked in position and would not adjust”

Kevin F., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Wiring harness for rear camera hold down clip was broken”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Windows

“window loose in drivers door”

Mark G., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Express 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

Calipers

“We're replaced by heavy duty items”

Amyot B., QC (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Parking brake release. It is made of plastic. I live in a hilly area so I use the emergency brake frequently. The release lever broke and the emergency brake could not be used”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

“Pads and wear shorter than expected. Got the pads, rotors, caliers changed and replaced by heavy duty items due to occasional towing. My ram is equiped for towing when I bought it but the brakes were not heavy duty”

Amyot B., QC (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

“Complete rear brake replacement needed at 38000 km. Break service done annually. Never towed or overloaded. Rear brakes overheated and separated”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Squeaking

“Driver side front squeaks periodically when applying medium pressure to the break pedal. Checked by dealer twice. Rotors are fine, replace the pads once. Squeaks a lot less but still occasionally”

Robert C., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

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

Starter

“Starter motor failure after 18,000 miles. Replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Battery cables

“Loose cables kept shutting truck off”

James F., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Coil

“The truck had less than 200 miles and the coil went out”

John I., MN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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

Driveline vibration

“Driveline vibration at about 70 mph or 1500 rpm”

Richard N., VA (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

“drive shaft attaching bolts not factory tightened resulting in shaft coming loose”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“I checked this due to the limited options on your form. This refers to the transmission valve body replacement mentioned in the previous question”

Ronald R., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

“Oil cooler failed. That caused engine oil to be pumped OUT of the engine into the radiator. The resulting mixture "sludge" was pumped throughout my engine, hoses, heater core. 48 days to repair. Still not right”

Christina S., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
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