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 2015 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 diesel exhaust particulate filter plugged because the auto-regeneration system failed. The problem rendered the truck undrivable. It is still waiting for the replacement part, expected to be 5 + weeks."

Frank C., VA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"DEF injection pump replaced."

Anonymous, QC (2015 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The truck has the 3-liter diesel. Its exhaust system is complex with multiple treatment stages. I have experienced continuous failures of individual components within the system, effectively rendering the vehicle useless to me. A class-action lawsuit was successfully brought against FCA, requiring all owners to receive an ECM update and a payment of $3075. I received both and the truck still lacks dependability."

Frank C., VA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"apparently the emission device was not working as indicated when I purchased the truck"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Ram 1500 Lone Star 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"DEF tank froze solid. Dealership answer "Park in heated garage""

John S., WI (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel cap

"We replaced the gas cap and it didn't turn off that sensor."

Carrie S., GA (2015 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Check engine light with check fuel cap. Replaced fuel cap, but did not correct. Needed to have dealer replace two items related to fuel tank."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Engine code for EVAP SYSTEM FAILURE at 30000 miles, caused remote start function to be disabled. Aftermarket fuel cap no help, dealer fuel cap working so far but I'm not confident this is the corrective action yet. Still ongoing."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Injectors were clogged and had to be sent off to be cleaned. One had to be replaced. I was told it was due to dirty fuel but I had been changing the fuel filter as often as the dealer recommended. Because I had been doing that Chrysler covered the cost. Total down time was 5 weeks."

David R., PA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Fuel pressure sensor malfunction"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Multiple, recurrent problems with fuel injectors, ultimately requiring replacement of injectors. Sold vehicle because of this problem"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"It took several tries and was a nightmare I've been to five different dealerships and one of them even told me it was a lemon and that I should just dump it and nobody was going to fix it finally a dealer replaced all the fuel injection system and all the lines but before that they were blaming me and saying that I was contaminating the fuels"

Scott F., CO (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"All injectors had to be replaced under warranty"

Paul M., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Exhaust Gas Temp Gauge failed."

Anonymous, IA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"I have had it to the dealer 2 times and neither time were they able to find the problem."

Fred S., MI (2015 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"A defective sensor indicated reduced turbocharger output which caused the computer to switch to a reduced power mode. I could limp along but towing the trailer was almost impossible. Replacing the sensor cleared the issue."

David R., PA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Problem started within a month of purchase and went on for three years. Light came on, I was told a sensor wasn’t working correctly and it was replaced. After talking with their corporate office they told me what to do. I forced the local shop to contacts corporate and they had to re wire the sensor. Very angry after over 10 trips to the dealer even though no costs incurred- I sure wasted a lot of time. Also irritating the dealer didn’t offer to contact corporate."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Check Engine light on, retreived DTS & found code P0456 and P0411 Evap Purge Performance. Dealer replace Evap Purge Solenoid & retest all good. Under warranty no charge"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

"the sensors said that the gas cap was off and that there is an issue w/ the battery."

Carrie S., GA (2015 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Can't remember exactly. Check engine light came on. It was something about cold starts in Colorado in fall. This is an Eco-diesel truck. Dealer in Colorado fixed under warranty"

Kate M., CA (2015 Ram 1500 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Particulate sensor in emission control failed, very expensive repair"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"This problem just occurred four days ago. I go in to the dealer tomorrow for repairs. Truck lost power so I could only get the speed up to 26 mph. Dashboard graphic told me it was an "electronic throttle" problem; the "check engine" light was on as well"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Toro sensor defective"

Paul M., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"3 visits to deliver for Check Engine light - finally was fixed by NOX sensor replacement"

Michael M., CO (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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

"recalled"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Back up camera replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Several times the screen was blank on startup but recovered after driving a few hundred yards. As long as the screen was blank, I could not turn on the a/c or fan, using the physical controls, if I remember correctly. This problem was recurring in the sense that it happened multiple times. I could not MAKE it recur to show a service technician."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.6-L V6)

"stays blank sometimes for 4 min, then comes on."

Larry W., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Screen was losing some buttons and lines. Finally went out completely"

Alan K., GA (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"80% of the time screen and controls do not work for about 5 minutes. Blank screen."

Larry W., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The % infotainment screen going blank and not functioning has been an ongoing problem with this vehicle since I purchased it 3 years ago. It only happens 4-5 times a year and is usually of short duration so I just live with it."

David S., MI (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"The display screen goes blank, shutting off all radio functions. It happened 3 or 4 times last year and is off from 15 minutes to several hours"

David S., MI (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"not accurate off by 100 miles sometimes, and won't open sometimes....phone needs service says the screen but works, back up sensors and front sensor don't work...."

Larry W., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"GPS program was outdated when installed. My son purchased a house in Pittsburgh, PA that was constructed in 2012. The development and streets in it are not shown in the GPS system. I purchased a 2015 madel so one would expect to have an up to date GPS navigation program. Calls to try to remedy the problem get nothing by the run around. I am told that I can fix the problem with a $149.00 upgrade. This is NOT my fault. RAM and/or Garmin sold me an obsolete program then want money to ugrade it. How unethical!"

Raymond K., PA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"says I am going North when traveling south, shows on the map places on the highway that I do not know where they are."

Larry W., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The whole UConnect system froze up, nothing would work: radio, navigation, climate control, etc. Whole unit had to be replaced but was back ordered, took 3 weeks to get replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"sent me 8 1/2 miles out of my way, they re[placed it with an up to date chip"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Radio

"radio turns off and on by its self. every 3 to 5 min. dealer has no clue why.. software update didn't help. screen goes blank. logo reappers radio comes on.3 min. later starts all over again."

David S., MT (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"WEEK AM BAND RECEPTION, REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Steering wheel controls

"The controls for radio, phone,dash and gps on steering wheel stoped working still could use touch screen. Required a module to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED WORKING"

Jay D., IA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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

"Emblem fell off rear tailgate"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"internal wheel well cover was improperly installed and rubbed periodically against tire. dealer replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, IA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Molding on top of the truck cab has become disattached from the cab."

Anonymous, BC (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"B pillar appliqué bubbled and loosened."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Side fender chrome emblem passage side glue to body almost lost when washing truck. Black body trim at doors is bubbling from door dealer has replace (3 ) times driver door staring to bubble again."

Bruce K., VA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The window trim on the exterior of 3 of the 4 windows were coming off and needed to be replaced"

Norm G., SK (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The tape used to secure the factory installed fender flares failed"

Christopher B., OH (2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Hood is aluminum and front edge of hood had corrosion bubbles lifting the paint"

Richard R., MA (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Scape on back fender from loading or unloading vehicle. May also be from dealer operator scraping something"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"I purchased this vehicle new. The first time I washed the truck, I noticed that the paint on the roof had many small imperfections under the surface. It looked as if some very fine sand had been mixed into the paint. The dealership made repairs"

Gary S., FL (2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 5.7-L V8)

"Hinges of the tailgate were not painted, and they should have been"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Rust

"The company refused to repair this problem - saying it was due to rock chips not covered by the warranty. The problem was not caused by rock chips. Rusting fenders is a common problem with Ram trucks according to the body shop. So the warranty is useless."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Hood is aluminum and was showing signs of corrosion on front edge."

Richard R., MA (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Dodge will not honour it rust protection warranty: We have had problem with bumper rust since the first year. We reported to Dodge for warranty repairs and they failed to honour the warranty. They said it was caused by rock chips. The body shop confirmed it was rust and that it is a common problem with Ram."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Body control module

"carpet in front was not installed under items it was suppose to be and knocked off shoes of people sitting in the front passenger side. A lengthy repair as a lot of parts had to be removed to place carpet under items it should have been originally"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Cruise control

"mechanical failure related to clock spring in the steering housing that makes connection electrically"

Anonymous, SK (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"recall problem. truck would think tires were spinning and apply brake. could go over 5 to 10 mph. then would switch back to normal after 100 yards or so."

David S., MT (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"will not engage all of the time"

Brian T., NY (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Cruise Control works intermittently"

Anonymous, NL (2015 Ram 1500 Lone Star 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"running light bracket cam loose"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"3RD High mount center brake light burned out"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"led light problem"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"Frequent control message that the right rear brakelight is out. But it works fine."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Interior lights

"OVER HEAD LIGHTING CONSOLE LOST ONE SIDE.NOT BULB REPLACEABLE.HAD TO HAVE WHOLE UNIT REPLACED."

Anonymous, WY (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Dashboard lights toggled from bright to dim w/out manual intervention. Also, manual dial to dim/brighten interior lights failed to operate."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Overhead interior light panel had to be completely replaced. A single overhead light bulb went out. The boat was engineered into the panel. Single book could not be replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Tire pressure monitor

"tire presure when reset at Firestone dealer has different pressure than truck read out and reading from gage, from the (3) reading it hard to keep presure correct in tires"

Bruce K., VA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Warning lights

"Had about 9 trips to dealership for same code problem. I called corporate and was told I needed a new diagnosis. Returned to dealership was was told it had the same code problem. Requested they open a ‘star case’. Had to push to have that happen, and foreman called corporate and discussed the problem with an engineer. They had to rewire the sender and haven’t had the problem since. Longest time I haven’t had the problem during the 3 years I’ve owned the truck."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"WATER LEAK IN THE REAR WINDOW"

Timothy B., GA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The inner cooler on the EGR system had a leak and I had it in the shop 4 times and on the first 3 times the dealer said they couldn't find anything wrong. I research the problem and found it to be the EGR inner cooler and when I took it in again and told them what to look for they finally found it and corrected it. I should not have to do their job for them."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Water pump"

Mark V., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Severe leak through the sunroof. Trough got plugged up with debris. Never happened before with any other vehicle I owned with a sunroof."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leak drivers side under dash"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattles seem to be coming from the dash area"

Quentin W., TN (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Driver door rattles on hinges as though it is loose. drivers mirror has been replaced as it gets loose and falls off"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"1. The seatbelt shoulder height adjustment cover rattles (next to my ear) 2. The dash where it meets the windshield pops. 3. The center console squeaks until I push/pull on the plastic"

Joshua H., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Wind noise

"Happens on divers side door. Been in the shop twice with no resolution"

Scott C., FL (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"right side front windshield. loud wind noise"

Mark V., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"drivers side window and passenger side window is making wind noise , possible due to the window screens"

Hans G., FL (2015 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"passenger side lower ball joint would not pass inspection"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"It would have cost 4,200 to fix if it hadn't been on warranty. We reported the problem a # of times before they were able to fix it."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Air suspension failed, problems with compressor, intakes, leaking struts, relays. In shop for repair 14 times over 3 years for this issue. Fortunately have a 160K warranty."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Air suspension constantly blew the fuse in the cold weather leaving me with a suspension bottomed out rubbing tire on wheel well when turning."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Air suspension works great but when it fails it fails. Dealer had to replace many components and recharge system."

Mark M., CO (2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Air suspension froze in Off Road position. Problem was blown fuse. Airbag recall completed"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.6-L V6)

"Air suspension failed, leaving truck without any suspension. Front wheels could not be turned all the way - rubbed the frame. Barely able to drive truck to dealer"

Frank C., VA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Springs or torsion bars

"Truck is equipped with air suspension and this failed."

Mark M., CO (2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"noise"

Milos D., ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Steering began to feel loose. Had to replace part of the steering, not sure what exactly."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

"clicking noise"

Brian T., NY (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Kept getting check engine warning. Diagnosed to be emissions, and solution was new SCR"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"it failed and needed to be replaced"

D H., OH (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"FCA has replaced the catalytic converter and exhaust filter scrubbers on most 3.6L diesel engines. Repeated engine warning lines that do not effect truck performance"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"I've had a lot of problems with the DEF system and I even wrote you guys an Astor write an article because it can be a very complex issue"

Scott F., CO (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Exhaust manifold

"Apparently it is quite common for the exhaust manifold bolts to break the heads off, resulting in exhaust noise. My 5.7 hemi was doing this when I took it in for warranty work. The dealership noted it on the RO and gave me an estimate of almost $1000 to repair it. After a couple of days I stopped in and suggested to them that it should still be covered by my 5 year warranty. They called me back later and told me I was correct and that they would repair it free of charge, which they subsequently did."

David S., MI (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Other/unsure

"Light came on it was fixed under a recall"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Side curtain air bags deployed while vehicle was unoccupied. Might have been related to severe water leak through sunroof that took the dealer two weeks to get us in to fix."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Just the warning light came on it was a recall the dealer fixed"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"I had to call and they rebooted the system remotely to get it to start working so I could initially signin and use it"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 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

"It does not maintain a preset temp, gets hot then gets too cold."

C B., MI (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower stops working on an intermittent basis"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Would not heat efficiently"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Heater system

"No heat in cold conditions after engine warms up"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"-20F and no heat in cab"

John S., WI (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Refrigerant leaks

"1st failure in first yr while on Texas trip, AC stopped cooling. Returned to dealer who said no problem with seals etc, just low on refrigerant, 2nd failure, 2nd yr on Florida trip. Returned to dealer - seal problem (had to order parts) 3 trips to dealer to get it fixed. (previously small dealer in FL didn't have proper training on new AC equipment). No failure since and last trip to FL all was good."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

"The vehicle experienced a refrigerant leak at just over 36000 miles and out of warranty, however, I was able to have the vehicle serviced under warranty after speaking with the manufacturer. No source for the leak was discover but the system was leak checked, and recharged and no further issues."

John O., NH (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"the cost of refilling the ac fluid is quite expensive."

Anonymous, NT (2015 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Multiple instances of check engine light illuminating, requiring trips to the dealer for repair. Most often, the engine module required reflashing. One trip required replacement of a cooling component after 2 trips to the dealer for reflashing did not resolve the issue."

Frank C., VA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"engine throttle control issues"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Ram 1500 Lone Star 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"was on my 1st trip pulling trailer. 60 miles from home Ram went into limp mode. parked trailer - went to Dodge/Ford Dealer at max 40 mph. Waiting for parts...so after 4 days traded my new Ram 1500 for a new 2014 Ford F-150"

Steven B., WA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"5 days after we got the vehicle, we had to have a corroded electrical wire fixed. Sending false DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) info to the computer and computer indicated false engine problem"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Oil leaks

"dEALER not experienced with the diesel version of the 1500 truck and had my vehicle for 2 weeks to repair a leaky front cover gasket."

David B., IL (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Major oil leak required two weeks in the shop before it was fixed. They gave me a loaner car but it would have been extremely expensive if I had not purchased the extended warranty"

David B., IL (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Rear main seal was bad. Valve cover gasket leaked oil as well"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Timing chain cover leaked causing oil leak. Took 3 trips back to dealer to correct properly"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"1 Head Replaced. With 700+ miles the computer said there was an exhaust problem. Factory had to decide what the code meant. Problem fixed in 2 days."

Richard D., TX (2015 Ram 1500 Lone Star 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Warranty replaced engine at no cost to me"

Anonymous, AB (2015 Ram 1500 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"2 MOTORS IN 31,000 KMS ECODIESEL"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The engine locked up and had to be completely replaced"

Owen F., TX (2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"lifters and cam. Left my wife stranded on the highway at 130,000 kms. To fix $3000.00"

Anonymous, (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"A seal between the engine coolant and the oil cooler failed resulting in mixture of antifreeze and engine oil"

Anonymous, NS (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Failure of the oil cooler, which resulted in a complte contamination of the engine cooling system and the transmission cooler and cabin heater as well as all the connecting hoses. FCA decided to replaced the engine, the oil cooler, the transmission cooler as well as all the hoses and connecting lines to the cooling system. The cabin heater core was toroughly flushed, rinsed and reused. I have about 4000 km since the engine swap last September and no problem so far. I also found out I'm not the o"

Michel L., QC (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Turbo or supercharger

"The turbo charger failed and had to be replaced after only 103000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"lossing antifeeze - unsure where it is going"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"3 weeks after the purchse of the vehicle the hose connections for antifreeze failed causing all fluids to be lost and the engine to seize. Dealer believed manufacturing failure at OEM"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Cooling fan

"Over heated and truck was ready to shut down. Had to be towed. This happened right after an oil change. Took the dealership a week to find the problem. Replace a circuit board and fuse first."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Overheating

"See prior comments regarding OEM build failure prior to delivery"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Radiator

"The Shutters for the radiator kept malfunctioning, needed 2 trips to the dealer to repair"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Transmission over heats and Slams into gear when down shifting to pass."

Steve K., FL (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"After the leak was fixed (it took 2 attempts to have the leak fixed), I contacted FCA about the slippage and asked for a powertrain warranty extension as I figured the low fluid level had caused some damage. (At 1 point it out itself into limp mode because of the low fluid level). They refused to extend the warranty and the tranny still slips."

Bob R., ON (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Transmission leaks

"The truck was losing fluid when working hard (pulling a 5000 lb trailer). It went into limp mode. After being towed to a dealership I was told there was nothing wrong. After talking with the service manager they discovered tranny fluid covering the bottom of the truck. After replacing the pan, and a week later fixing the connections to the cooler, the problem was finally fixed"

Bob R., ON (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"the front drivers side 1/2 shaft drive axle needed replacement due to excessive play. While in 4WD mode, the system would make noise while under power"

Cale G., TX (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Driveshaft or axle

"same problem with 4WD axle shaft"

Cale G., TX (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Electrical failure

"the computer controlling the gas petal failed,the dealer said they found water in the computer connector. I disputed this finding. the computer is attached to the firewall. I opened a claim with Chrysler, and they paid for half of the $1599 repair."

Richard B., CA (2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"all the issues are related im sure.when i touch the mirror to flip it out the doors unlock without touching the door handle.dealer has replaced mirror and door handle already but i have sense had it happen 2 more times. it dosent happen all the time and the dealer has never been able to duplicate the issue"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tail gate fails to lock and falls down during driving."

Anonymous, BC (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Many warning lights including "check engine" kept coming on and then while driving on a major highway the engine just stopped. Once stopped I tried to restart it and it started. Drove it to dealership and left it with them. They replaced alternator- warning lights continued to come on so truck went back to dealer and this time they replaced the entire wiring harness"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"Cam timing sensor - failed within first 6 months of ownership"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Ram 1500 Express 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Wire to sensor failed"

Anonymous, IA (2015 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Pinion gears broke after towing 5000# trailer (7500# allowed). Took several days to get parts; stuck in hotel, not reimbursed. Main reason I traded 1500 for 2500..."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
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