2014 Ram 1500 Reliability - Consumer Reports
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.
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There are 15 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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

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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.

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)

"The def system has constant problems including the def pump and injector problems."

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

"The truck was recalled twice to revise control software and emissions hardware"

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

"Egr cooler, a recall upon it. Mine never leaked, but the recall replaced it, Free"

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

"This is an EcoDiesel, which was the subject of a settlement regarding emissions cheating. Since the "fix" for the cheating, we have had numerous problems including reduced mileage and various emissions system issues. The emissions system issues have, so far, been covered by an extended warranty"

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

"This vehicle has not experienced difficulty, but was involved in the recall."

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

"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)

"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)

"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)
Fuel cap

"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)

"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)
Fuel gauge/sender

"I have had problems with my fuel sensor not working. When the fuel tank is full it registers, but sometimes when it is half full it will register as empty, and the yellow warning light will come on. I have had this issue before and spent $700+ to have the fuel sensor replaced. Now it does it but not as often. Maybe every 3 months. Problem usually goes away after a couple of fuel fills."

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

"I hit a pothole in the road and it wasn't a hard hit. As soon as I hit the pothole my fuel gauge dropped to empty and my low fuel light came on even though the truck had close to a full tank of fuel. The fuel gauge worked intermittently for a few weeks and then quit completely. It cost $1000 to have the fuel sender replaced."

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

"The fuel gauge would not register the level of fuel. The float is incorporated with the fuel pump and in order to change both, the bed of the truck has to be disassembled. The repair cost is $1000 at the dealer."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 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)

"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)
Fuel injection system

"The fuel rod had to be repaired twice. The first-time dealer did not warranty the repair. Second-time dealer nine hours from home repaired same problem under factory warranty."

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

"Caused check engine light to come on and was resolved with one visit to dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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)

"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 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)

"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)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"worst problem is exhaust manifold bolts breaking which is a "known" problem with RAM hemi engines. I had to have these replaced at 60045 miles- very expensive. Service supervisor at my local dealer stated they replace these bolts on 3-4 trucks a week and on all RAM hemi trade in trucks. Fuel sensor also went bad at 60000 miles (another known RAM problem0. Unfortunately the entire fuel pump assembly has to be replaced instead of just the sensor- also a very expensive repair. Touchscreen frequently remains blank for several minutes after startup- dealer unable to fix this problem. I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK BASED ON CONSUMER REPORTS CAR ISSUE RECOMMENDATION."

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"When I first try to back up the screen is darker than it should be to see picture."

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

"The picture quality is very poor (fuzzy image)."

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

"The rear camera stopped working. Took the truck to a dealer who damaged the control equip (radio/navigation/climate/etc). the control hardware had to be replaced and reconfigured."

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

"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)
CD player

"The CD player would change program when the truck crossed R/R or similar jar. Dealer repaired problem: again not warranted. No longer using that dealer."

Anonymous, MS (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)

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

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)
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)

"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)

"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)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Freezes in occasion. Unit replaced. Problem still occurs."

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"The head unit started to fail at about 4 years and the dealer told me it was not covered by warrantee. About a year later if failed completely. This disabled the A/C control, backup camera,radio, etc. I started researching the problem and found that Ram knew there was a defect and was replacing some head units. The truck sat at the dealers for a week before they got permission to replace the head unit and them it took a month to get the replacement."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The Nav unit in the Ram 1500 had varies of problems including not being able to update the unit very easily. It finally failed and had to replaced. If I didn't insist that Dodge pay for the replacement I would have spent more then $1100 to replace it. Vital to the Operation of the trucks internal and external controls."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 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)

"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)

"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)
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)

"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)

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

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

"The software update completely stopped my GPS and radio from working during a long trip that required GPS. Im a software engineer and the entire update process was poorly designed and the update should not have been pushed to the customer."

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

"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

"I had to take the truck to the dealer to get them to forcefully update the software."

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

"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)

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

"sporadic problem with the digital readout. Got fixed under warranty"

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

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

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

"clock would lose time Took 2 yrs for fix"

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

"Technically it is the entire entertainment system. It has an intermittent problem. The system (the part that is visible with the screen) was replaced when I bought it. It still just doesn't work sometimes. It is not a regular problem it might be a couple of months between problems or it can be the next day. It simply doesn't work for upto 5 minutes."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)
Cruise control

"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)

"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)
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)

"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)

"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)
Gauges

"the whole board does not light up for 2-7 minutes at a time"

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

"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

"Water inside of headlight assembly, known issue with Ram trucks. Service Bulletin out on headlight issue, if after 20 minutes condensation does not disappear from headlight with headlights on, the headlight is to be replaced. Drove vehicle for 2 hours with headlight on, water still in the headlight,dealer still refused to fix the issue"

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

"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

"interior passenger light flickered"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Ram 1500 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)

"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)
Keyless entry

"the key fob stopped working"

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

"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

"During a rain or car wash water leaked around the high mount brake lamp assembly into the interior of the cab. I repaired this myself by adding a bead of silicone sealer around the body of the lamp assembly on the advice of the local FCA dealership service department. They were aware of the problem but there was never any report or warning by FCA or the dealership even though my vehicle had been in for recalls and oil changes. I had to mention the leak before they offered the information."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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)

"water leak through cab mounted back light"

Peter V., WA (2014 Ram 1500 3.6-L V6)

"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)
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)

"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)

"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)
Wind noise

"howling noise from passenger door seal"

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

"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)

"The paint isnt peeling but there is a clear coat that seems to be peeling"

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

"Body paint peeling and flaking in my places, more than normal wear"

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

"Paint on front edge of engine hood beginning to "bubble""

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman 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)

"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

"I had rust bubbles forming on the driver side front fender (from the inside out). The dealer has replaced the fender under warranty. There are no other signs of rust on the vehicle. I suspect it was a improperly installed foam sound dampener in the fender. the dampener is positioned correctly after repair."

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

"Small paint bubbles of rust on front hood"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)

"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)

"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)

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)

"The issue was a recall."

Anonymous, NB (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)
Exhaust leaks

"The truck has had exhaust leaks on both exhaust manifolds. The leaks were caused by broken manifold studs. The problem was repaired by the dealer under warrantee"

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

"ehaust manifold bolts on both sides had broken and were causing exhaust leaks at the manifold gasket.it started about a year ago and was evident at cold start up. once truck warmed up most of the leak was not noticeable. I had it repaired 3/2020 at Ram Dealer under an extended warranty with deductible."

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

"A couple of the exhaust manifold bolts have sheared off on the passenger side. This causes a ticking noise on startup because the exhaust leaks by the broken bolts. The noise goes away after the truck is warm. This is a common issue with the 5.7 Hemi but I was out of warranty when it happened so Ram won't fix it for free."

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

"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)

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

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

"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

"Bolts holding passenger side manifold, one broken, all replaced."

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

"this was related to the exhaust leaks in prior comments"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ram 1500 Sport 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)

"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)
Other/unsure

"recurrent airbag light, was recall problem, but never really fixed"

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

"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)

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

"The air compressor failed. it was half the cost to install regular suspension than replace it."

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

"Air suspension would lose air and height overnight. I took three trips to the dealer to fix the problem and over one week the last visit. They provided a loaner and I've had no trouble since."

Anonymous, NH (2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 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)

"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)

"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)
Shocks or struts

"Struts leaked, replaced"

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

"Both struts were leaking, lower control arms replaced."

Anonymous, MA (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)
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)

"The electric rack and pinion completely failed at a little over 24000 miles. My local dealer Bayird cover the repair under goodwill even tho my factory warranty was expired."

Anonymous, AR (2014 Ram 1500 Express 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)

"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)

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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Brake pads were breaking free from backing plate and also overheating. After replacing pads problem persisted. After replacing calipers (and pads again), problem was fixed."

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

"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

"Brakes needed replacement after only about 50000 km which seems to be too early as I don't carry heavy loads and only tow a trailer infrequently."

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

"The brakes and the emergency brakes all had to be replaced due to corrosion. There are a lot more stuff that went wrong with truck. Over $8000+ in repairs and I didn't have insurance and pushing Dodge to pay for some of those repairs it would broke me. I paid about $3000 of that $8000+ out of my pocket."

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

"55k miles and brake pads went out in front."

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

"third set of brake pads sense i bought it"

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

"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)
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)
Regular brake failure

"Brake line rusted out and lost all fluid while out on an errand. Fortunately I was stopped when I noticed complete brake failure"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ram 1500 SLT 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 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)

"Valve Cover leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 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)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"When the tank is full the pump shuts off but not before the tank overflows. I took the truck into the dealership and they said that the charcoal canister was full of fuel. They replaced the canister but it didn't solve the problem. They charged $200. I just try to not fill it all the way."

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

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Knocking noise started. The valve lifters and cam shaft were damaged. Both needed to be replaced for $5500."

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

"Without any advance warning, a valve spring broke. Fortunately,the vehicle was still under warranty and I paid none of the $4000 repair bill. So far, this has been a one time experience as the vehicle has otherwise performed flawlessly."

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

"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)

"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)

"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)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine made loud ticking noise. Passenger side cam lobe damaged due to faulty lifter. Replaced rollers, lifters and right side exhaust cam. Labor $1077.66, Parts $679.17, Tax $171.30 Total $1928.13 ."

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

"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)

"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)
Head gasket

"3.0 diesel engine.. head gasket blew at 60000 miles. Chrysler wouldn't honor warranty because truck was originally sold in Canada. Head gasket leak causes coolant to spew out of overflow causing coolant loss."

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