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 15 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-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"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)

"Camera picture gets blurry after 15 seconds"

Garry W., IA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"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)

"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)

"Speedo background lights flicker. Stops. After the truck warms up."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"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)

"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)

"At 20,000 miles and 40 months of use the radio/navigation system completely failed. It would also drain truck battery in a day. Dealer said I need a new radio for $1150. FCA said too bad- fix it yourself. This is my last Chrysler product."

Michael V., MI (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The head unit in general is plagued with problems. Sometimes, it reboots, sometimes the display freezes, then it reboots, sometimes, the display goes blue, sometimes, the backup camera gets stuck on the screen, sometimes, none of the buttons or knobs work but the radio keeps working. On and on..."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"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)

"Can be moody and sometimes freezes for no apparent reason."

Hugh R., MT (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)

"The Bluetooth connection to my phone sometimes fails to disconnect when the ignition is turned off. This results in the entire U-Connect system staying on after the vehicle key is off and removed. The battery then drains quickly. If not discovered, the battery will be completely dead when you attempt to start the vehicle next time. This actually ruined one battery already due to over-draining...and I had to purchase a new battery."

Mark F., NY (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"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)

"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)

"Doesn't work very well - cell phone and/or Garmin unit gives better directions. Many times tried to send me down one way roads and/or WOODS!"

Richard A., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"An update was needed for UConnect and the dealer solved the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500)

"software update caused the refresh rate on vehicle location to pause and refresh every couple of minutes rather than seconds, you miss a lot of turns in the city Ram said the next update will fix, no idea when"

Tom P., MA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Navigation system gave incorrect information. Icon of car and roadways were totally incorrect."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"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 5.7-L V8)

"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)
Radio

"See previous comment screen"

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

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

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

"Radio module had to be completely replaced as it could not be fixed."

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

"did not function properly and was replaced under extended warranty"

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

"all were replaced"

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

"Radio was replaced the whole system twice until mopar tech fixed it."

Russell L., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"The radio stopped working. Required a new radio unit."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Routine software updates

"Too many updates in short period of time. Very inconvenient to have to schedule appointment, drive to dealer, and wait. RAM needs better quality control of s/w releases BEFORE they are released."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Software update fixes

"Radio updates Cruise control stopped working"

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

"Unable to update the UConnect s/w version since the update is known by the manufacturer and dealers to possibly cause entire audio system failure. This means I can't update the navigation system."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)

"Manual shift controls on steering wheel wouldn’t work"

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

"Cruise control on steering wheel would not engage. Took three trips to the dealer to get it fixed. They had to replace controls."

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

"Cruise control button only works some of the time."

Hugh R., MT (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 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)

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)

"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)

"PCM malfunctioned, indicated failure of emission sensor. 5 trips to dealer for repair, finally called Chrysler who got the PCM replaced only to have it fail & cause dead truck 3 miles down the road due to inappropriate replacement procedure. PCM replaced a second time then drove 20,000 miles in 3 months, no problems except mpg reduced 17%. Very good engine:3.0 ecodiesel but poorly trained mechanics at dealer."

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

"On a trip in the mountains of Colorado we got a warning on the dash that we needed to service the DEF system and the vehicle would not restart in 200 miles. It was Christmas Eve, a Sunday, and we were in an area with no Dodge dealerships where we could leave the truck. We drove 100 miles to the nearest dealership and left the truck there. Then we rented the only available car at the local airport (thankfully right next door) for $250/day and continued to our destination (another 100 miles). On Tuesday morning the dealership called and said we needed a DEF pump and luckily they had one in stock. $2800 later ($1000 for the rental and $1800 for the repair) we picked up the truck. I can say we are grateful that we got the 200 mile warning rather than just having the truck stop running or not restart."

S B., CO (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Repeated massive failure of EGR cooler. First failure melted plastic upper intake manifold disabling truck. Second failure resulted in coolant loss requiring truck to be shut down. Repair times were grossly excessive due to parts not being available from FCA."

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

"caused the check engine light to come on but caused no drivabiliy poroblems. Fairly expensive repair."

Gavin W., SK (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The problem was not the emissions system, but it was the US Government compliance with EPA diesel emissions. I had the vehicle back to the dealer for 2 EPA recalls concerning the diesel emission issues. After fixing the emissions issues to comply with the EPA guidelines, my fuel economy went down 3-4 mpg. Great fix!"

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

"The diesel particulate filter needed regenerating. Then several emissions sensors needed to be replaced. Also the DEF stopped working and needed replacing as well as the DEF injector."

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

"Recall in effect since vehicle has problem with emission controls for diesel engine."

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

"The entire diesel emission control system of the vehicle needed to be checked at the dealer 4 times and then was completely replaced on warrantee, because it was becoming too cold and plugging resulting in diesel fumes in the cab."

William H., SK (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"set code for exhaust sensor malfunction; 2 years ago a similar problem required replacement of the Primary Control Module(PCM). This time the check engine light turned off on it.s own. I plan to take it in soon for further diognostics"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel cap

"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 cap wasn't secure. Engine light came on"

Gary G., MT (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"This problem was caused by an inquisitive chipmunk chewing the robber house on top of the gas tank."

Douglas T., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)

"had to pay to replace fuel sender"

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

"Fuel sensor sporadically would quit working & the check engine light would come on. Then it would sporadically start working & the check engine light would go off."

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

"Would not register to gas gauge. Had to replace entire gas tank to remedy problem."

Gregory I., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Stopped sending fuel level data. I could still drive the truck, but fuel gauge showed empty tank."

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

"The fuel gauge failed. Unfortunately, the entire fuel pump assembly had to be replaced at a cost of $800. After repair, the gas cap light kept coming on even though the gas cap is new. After two attempts to repair it, the leak detector pump was replaced and this took care of the problem."

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

"Seems to be a common problem with truck. The fuel sender inside the tank wears out and quits sending. Its is expensive and time consuming to remove and replace"

Mark P., MO (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"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)

"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)

"code came up stating a misfire in #3 cylinder, had just spent 300$ with dealer to fix faulty sensor that wasnt covered under warranty, didnt want to bother with it until it was an issue, cel turned off after 2 weeks,"

Bruce L., OK (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel pump

"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)

"Fuel pump was working, but it's integrated with the fuel level sensor. That's what wasn't working. Fuel gauge would drop to empty no matter how much fuel was in the tank. It was intermittent and was annoyance, but engine kept running. This happened at about 40 K miles. Check engine code indicated an emission problem. Changed gas cap, did not fix problem. Fuel filter assembly replaced."

Gustavo R., IL (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Fuel gauge began to read zero and give a low fuel indication unless the tank was completely full. $1000 repair to fix it requiring replacing the fuel pump. The straw that broke the camels back, I sold the truck and moved on."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"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)

"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)

"Caused the check Engine light to come on. Fairly expensive repair but caused no drivability problems."

Gavin W., SK (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"engine light keep coming on and cause you to take it to dealer to get turned off. Nothing was eveer wrong with the engine"

John C., WA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"I have had a number of sensors burn out on the emission system and numerous check engine lights. All told there have been almost a dozen warranty/recalls on this truck since new. Many of these same systems are now involved in a recall/lawsuit (it is an ecodiesel engine). Fiat, although they've changed the re-gen, def, and emissions control systems a number of times (often resulting in overheating parts) they didn't start covering these issues until they were sued. Thus even with warranty i've spent >$1500 on emission and exhaust system issues that are only NOW covered by warranty. It's been a pretty shady experience overall."

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

"Sensor Failure indicated by check engine light. Otherwise, I would not have known it was defective."

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

"Fuel level sensor failed"

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

"Fuel pressure sensor failed twice. It not disable use of the vehicle."

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

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Truck failed to start - had to be towed to the dealership for resolution"

Richard A., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
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)

"Switch stopped working less than a 1000 miles after warranty ran out. Cost over $500 to repair and it has started working only at times lately."

Raymond D., FL (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 3.6-L V6)

"intermittent problems since day one, it worked for a while then not for a while. Any time I drove to the shop for an oil change it worked on that day. On this this month it stopped working completely."

Kevin R., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

"Switch in Steering wheel failed twice and was replaced under warranty"

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

"cruise control quit working completely"

Dennis A., ND (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Bad on/off switch in steering wheel, had to dealer 3 times before they could determine problem. Replaced under warranty."

Jim W., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

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

George Z., TX (2014 Ram 1500 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)

"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)

"LED turn signal lights in mirrors failes on both sides."

Robert L., PA (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)

"Display panel warning says right rear break light not working. Light is working properly. Dealer wants about $150 to determine the cause. (out of warranty) Will address any repair if light does stop working, but not at dealer."

Jim W., SC (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Gauges

"The failure was the fuel level sensor system which caused the fuel gauge to peg on empty and turn on the low fuel warning light"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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)
Interior lights

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

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

"Overhead passenger map light failed. Can’t replace one side, whole piece has to be replaced, $400"

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

"interior passenger light flickered"

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

"Tailgate will not open with the remote"

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

"Had to replace the remote"

Rodney S., FL (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The failure was the power lock mechanism on the tailgate latch. The repair cost was covered by the mfg's 3/36 bumper to bumper warranty program."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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)
Tire pressure monitor

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

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

"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)

"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)

"Parking brake light sometimes stays on when the parking brake has been released."

James I., NC (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water 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)

"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 leak at rear cab stop light"

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

"The third brake light was leaking into the rear of the cab. Weather stripping on the third taillight was compressed and deteriorated."

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

"water leak through cab mounted back light"

Peter V., WA (2014 Ram 1500 3.6-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"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)

"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)

"3rd stop light mount had a screw come loose and leaked while going through a carwash or in a hard rain. Got another screw and fixed the problem."

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"The interior is generally squeaky and rattly but the 2 most annoying issues are the center console handle rattling, which I have not been able to fix and the dash on the passenger side interferes with the windshield and is very loud when the truck is cold."

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

"Dealer wouldn't fix the wind noise issue"

Jesse W., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"annoying wind noise near the top of driver's window. I've had service adjust the door, replace the door seal, but no change. The dealer said they all have the same wind noise."

Robert M., MO (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"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)

"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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"door seal not attached"

Stephen G., TN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"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)

"The paint along the bumper started to peel away from the edges. This should have been covered by the manufacturer's warranty as it was less than 3 years since we'd purchased it but Dodge refused to pay for the repairs. This was very frustrating as the truck is well cared for and this was obviously a manufacturing defect."

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

"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)

"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)

"The diver side front fender has developed rust bubbles under the paint. I have requested a warranty assessment through my local FCA dealer, and have not yet received a response. I am concerned this will depreciate my vehicle resale value, and repair costs will be expensive due primarily to repainting expense. At this point I am anticipating it to be an expensive repair (>$500cdn)."

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

"The rust around the rear fender wells. Dodge will not fix the problem since the truck came from Canada."

Denver F., IN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"fender rusted around the antenna"

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

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"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)

"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)

"The issue was a recall."

Anonymous, NB (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Exhaust leaks

"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)

"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)

"exhaust manifold leak. Seams to be a very common complaint"

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

"As we are dealing with very hot gases this part should be over built and not fail so easily"

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

"Exhaust manifold cracked and a bolt holding it on broke off."

Bill T., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
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)

"warning light stays of but diagnosics indicate it is operational."

David S., NC (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Multiple leaks for oil and water lines for EGR cooler, transmission and engine oil coolers. Each requiring more than a week at dealer to repair. Radiator failed creating slow coolant leak which was difficult to find"

Anonymous, (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Gear selector or linkage

"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

"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 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)

"The truck has experienced rough downshifting since new. After several visits to the dealership, the transmission and torque converter were replaced at 25k miles. Rough downshifting 3-2 and 2-1 with a surge has returned with new the transmission. Dealer reset the computer and the problem is now intermittent. Appears to be a software issue with transmission, which they don't have a solution to fix."

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

"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)

"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)
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)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"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 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)

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

"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)

"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)

"Air compressor failed winter of 2017 and was not covered under warranty. I feel a major component like that should be covered longer than one year."

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

"Air suspension has worked very well over almost 4 years, but after lowering vehicle's air suspension in very cold weather this winter (-24C), vehicle would not raise back to normal ride height. Apparently compressor had failed. It was replaced but had to wait 10 days due to part backorder. Shorthy after new compressor was installed, it also failed but this tiem was replaced quickly. No issues since then. Dealer recommended that we should not raise/lower vehicle with air uspension during winter weather."

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

"Replaced air pump twice. Stopped raising and lowering vehicle and rides very rough in low position. Vehicle should lower automatically when vehicle turned off but requires manual actuation."

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

"Failure of the air suspension compressor and the rear air bags."

Paul H., AB (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The truck doesn't sit level in the front. Passenger side sags nearly an inch lower than the driver's side. The air suspension has set itself to off road 2 setting several times by itself when the truck is parked and not running. Dealer tried to adjust the truck body on the frame-only made matters worse. No fix for air suspension issue"

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

"Air suspension failure numerous times after servicing. Could not lower or raise vehicle. Poor diagnostics work required several trips to dealership to solve. Usually fails during winter months."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Shocks or struts

"Leak in front right shock"

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

"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)

"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)

"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)
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

"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)

"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)

"Oil pressure sending unit malfunctioned boosting the oil pressure to 100% where it should be only 40%."

Robert C., NJ (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

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

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

"At 400 miles after sitting for 29 days , it sounded like every lifter in it had no oil on start up.and it lasted over a minute It has done his too many times even after sitting just overnight. Chrysler thinks this is normal. It will do this if you start it cold and only let it run for a few minutes; the next start up it will make that noise. I have 6 other vehicles from 1956-1970, plus he mustang and NONE of them do this even after sitting for 6 months to a year!!"

Daral T., ON (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Fuel leaks

"DEF injection line cracked and leaked"

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

"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)

"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)

"Had an oil leak near the oil filter coupling. Took 2 weeks for dealer to fix."

Alan M., IN (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

"had broken oil filter housing major malfunction causing majory oil lead on our new driveway... ram would not take care of driveway damage after numerous contacts with customer service. repaired broken oil filter housing under warranty. no problem since then. did however find the oil filter housing was a popular broken item in the v-6 pentastar engine"

Charlie W., CA (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

"Valve Cover leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 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

"its not very automatic. Requires continual adjustment"

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

"In auto setting doesn't allow operator to increase or decrease heat output. Vehicle puts out maximum heat regardless of thermostate setting."

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

"Max cool with recirculation does not automatically start all of the times that it should."

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

"The Humidity Sensor had to be replaced that controls the dampers and fan speed."

Randy A., TX (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)
Heater system

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

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

"low flow of heat coming out of vents"

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

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

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

"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)

"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)

"2 times since I have owned the truck the AC was blowing air at 85 degrees. It was at the shop & they said there was no leaks so they recharged the Freon. Seems to be working good for the last 9 months"

Greg C., WA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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

"We're replaced by heavy duty items"

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

"I need to chaNge them regularly, 2 years at the most. I do pull a trailer (about 6000lbs) to go racing about 5 to 6 times a year.... Rotors, despite being heavy duty and the calipers don’stand the heat...and don’t dissipate it enough..."

Anonymous, QC (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"At appx. 70,000 miles all four brake pads required replacement and two rear rotors also required replacement. The brake pads were normal wear. The rotors should not have had to be replaced."

William H., ME (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Parking brake

"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)

"If not use every day , gets sticks. Needs a service twice a year."

Anonymous, QC (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 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)

"Rear pads were completely worn down causing damage to the rotor. Both were replaced. the wear was uncharacteristic for a vehicle with as few miles as I had on the vehicle especially with mainly highway miles."

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

"third set of brake pads sense i bought it"

Harold J., MA (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"See previous comments about the rear rotors. This was the cause of the vibration felt when braking."

William H., ME (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"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)

"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)

"Engine was making a noticiblr clicking noise like a valve"

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

"Covered under 100,000 powertrain warranty, there was a problem with the valve and lifters that caused the engine to start skipping noticeably at about 88,000 miles. Apparently it has been a documented problem with this engine - 360 cc V-6. Fortunately the warranty was still in place and covered the repair/remedy. No problems so far."

E E., GA (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
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)

"#2 cylinder valve spring failed seizing engine"

Kevin C., KS (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Catastrophic engine failure due to internal engine bearings broken apart into pieces ! New engine put into vehicle."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)

"right rear window motor assembly had to be replaced, was bad from day one. Intermittently would not close without manual help or was very slow to close. Was in dealer three times before they realized that lubricating would not fix problem"

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

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"The egr valve failed and pumped engine coolant into the exaust manifold which caused the engine to overheat and leave us stranded on the interstate. We had to leave the vehicle 360 miles from home and take a loaner rental car home. When the vehicle was repaired they gave me two days to return the loaner vehicle or I would have to start paying $75/day rental fee."

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

"active gate shutter failed"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)
Thermostat

"The thermostat failed and caused the engine to overheat while on a trip. The check engine message said the engine would not start after 200 miles so I had to drive home and take a rental car on my business trip adding an extra 9 hours to my trip."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Water pump

"I feel this part was poorly designed"

Anonymous, VA (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)

"front differential (AWD) and both front wheel bearings replaced"

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

"Front wheel bearings failed prematurely."

Eric H., CT (2014 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
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)

"Front driveshaft boot leaking. Solution was to replace entire front axle."

Robert L., PA (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 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)

"Battery went dead and was trplaced."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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)
Starter

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

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 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)

"was experiencing some unusual squeak/squeal sounds. Was diagnose as fault in 8 speed transmission. replaced by dealer under warranty."

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