Surprisingly luxurious and refined, the Ram 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. You can also get a diesel. All Ram 1500s now come with an efficient, slick-shifting eight-speed automatic, a pickup-truck exclusive.
Alerts
There are 10 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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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 and head protection air bags standard from 2009. ESC standard from 2009. Side air bags standard from 2013.
Road Test

Surprisingly luxurious and refined, the Ram 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. You can also get a diesel.

All Ram 1500s now come with an efficient, slick-shifting eight-speed automatic, a pickup-truck exclusive. Most 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
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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
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 2017 Ram 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"harness pinched in tailgate, video now scrambles RGB intermittently, especially when damp/humid"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)

"Backup camera failed to work intermittently. I took it in to the dealer within a week and they fixed it."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Last year the backup camera started getting a blurry picture when the vehicle was put in reverse..It doesn't so this everytime but quite frequently. I talked to my dealer and they explained that they could fix the problem with a flash of my trucks computer.I haven't had it fixed yet do to the Covid 19 outbreak"

Anonymous, LA (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Picture became scrambled. Dealer replaced camera under extended warranty with a $100 fee. The issue has happened again with the new camera but only once and resolved. Seemed that a cable may be getting pinched under tailgate. But dealer didn't think that was the problem."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The screen gets lines across it like an old tv that can't get a good signal and becomes fuzzy and difficult, if not impossible to use. The problem has happened on about 5 occasions since we got the vehicle and resolved itself each time."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"I was driving in the rain and all of the electronics went blank for approximately five seconds then it all came back on."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Ram 1500 Unsure 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"A couple of mos ago, my screen just went blank...after trying a few of the usual steps to address this, including a complete reboot by shutting down, it persisted and I brought it in...the dealership did the latest update and the problem was corrected...BUT, why didn't RAM send me a recall on it?"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Would not connect Bluetooth"

Winthrop K., KY (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Hardware replacement

"In October 2019, some genius at UConnect pushed out a wireless update to my head unit and it caused my remote starter (via the UConnect app) to stop working. To update it, I was given directions and a place to download the software update. Not a big deal as I'm an IT professional. The update failed and bricked the whole UConnect system. I ended up taking it to the dealership for updating and they resolved the issue."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Radio and touchscreen was replaced in an attempt to get better SiriusXM reception."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Last year the GPS started working improperly and caused the navigation system to be inaccurate when using it..I reset the whole uconnect system and the situation seemed to resolve itself and has worked perfectly the last 3 monthsl"

Anonymous, LA (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"This was linked to the previous item which was connected to the UConnect software"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Total shutdown of system when traveling"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"It started showing incorrect vehicle location spontaneously. It happened once and the local dealer told me to disconnect the battery to power cycle the system. That resolved the problem."

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"new one Great service very happy ."

Wendy B., ON (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"System loses settings such as saved phone numbers after about 4-8 hours of vehicle being off. Theme settings if changed lock up entire system until vehicle is off for 4-8 hours (meaning can't access some climate controls or anything there is no physical button for) Forums are loaded with this problem (related to Uconnect) and Dodge is pretty much just ignoring this is a huge problem."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Would not connect with Bluetooth"

Winthrop K., KY (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Radio

"Froze up. Disconnect battery for two days and it reset itself."

Anonymous, KY (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"AM radio band has very weak reception. The dealership did not resolve this problem."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"SiriusXM's radio has never worked right and constantly cuts out. Compas does not work. Dealer has replaced the unit and says that year is problematic. My other cars with SiriusXM do not cut out so I know the problem is with my truck."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Sirius/XM radio constantly cuts out, phone does not sync to the radio, volume adjusts to high when a text message comes in. Radio unit was replaced and problems continue. Dealer says they are waiting for a software update, but it has been over a year and they have not been able to fix it."

Lawrence C., AZ (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Am/fm stopped working"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Software update fixes

"Needed update for uconnect to work properly."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)

"Tailgate lock recall"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Auto park had to be reprogrammed several times, tail gate auto lock reprogrammed,"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"I don't know what is causing the condensation issue... same problem as noted before."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Leak cause rainwater to gather on the driver side floor. I could not pinpoint the failure myself, and it was to expensive to have it tested. Wind noise was very minor."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"This is my 3rd Ram 1500 and everyone of the has leaked water from the seal around the third brake light. Each time, the water started to leak in around 12-15k miles. If you google the subject, this seems to be a massive problem the Ram needs to fix."

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

"Radiator coolant leak developed around 35,000 miles. Required replacement of the radiator. Water leak on roof from the GPS antenna, stain on headliner and puddle in storage under rear seat. Personally sealed the antenna due to happening after 36000 warranty."

Anonymous, OK (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Noise around driver door."

Patrick H., WV (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The truck has a musty smell that I cannot get rid of. Others have commented. I don't know where it is coming from, or what is causing the smell. There is also condensation on the windshield on some mornings (on the interior face). I have never experienced this before."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"every day"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"water leaked through the weather stripping on the roof on the drivers side the dealer replaced the weather stripping and the problem was solved"

Rick G., ON (2017 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"when i start the engine, there is a rattling sound, maybe a fan hitting something. it goes away after driving a while"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)
Wind noise

"The wind noise was very minor. I was unable to determine the point of failure personally."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Reported it to RAM. They said they replaced the bad part, but the wind noise still remains"

Wayne K., TX (2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star 5.7-L V8)

"A lot of wind noise compared to our new CHEVROLET Tahoe."

Jeffery A., NC (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Drivers door must be slammed to close properly. Two dealers said it was normal. One said: It's a Dodge - just slam it!"

David B., SC (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Locks and latches

"The driver's side door handle started to separate so it was replaced under warranty"

David M., CA (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Bubbles inside front right door. Recall on tailgate latch"

John R., VA (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Bubbles inside front right door Recall on tailgate latch"

John R., VA (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"recall problem with tailgate staying up, has fallen down twice and hit trailer in tow"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"had a recall done for an issue where the tailgate would fall open while driving,"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"tailgate factory recall"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Ram 1500 3.6-L V6)

"The bed seams are coming apart, and there is no solution to fix it."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Tailgate rattling. Repaired at dealer"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"After 2 1/2 years the A/C compressor failed. Was able to work out a deal with the dealership because it was out of warranty. It should not have failed this early in my opinion."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Even though a brand new vehicle purchase of two weeks ago, the air conditioning does not work. Appointment set up for this week to have it looked at."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"The AC did not work from the day I purchased the vehicle...the dealership was aware of it, but did not inform me, or let on it was a known problem, until I reported it. A colleague purchased a similar vehicle, same problem. I could not get in the queue for the repair until I reported the problem, and only then, did the dealership put in the claim for the necessary parts & related fluids. About a two month delay in having the problem addressed. No problems with it since then."

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"The climate control blows cold are constantly after the heated temperature is reached, only turning it to max heat produces any heat at that point"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Evaporator

"Air conditioner quit working the second year I owned this vehicle. Air dryer needed to be replaced as well as system needing to be recharged with coolant. Total cost was $385.00"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Heater system

"In dash fan and operating buttons failed and needed to be replaced. The dealer was uncooperative, stalling over and over when I pointed out the truck was still under warranty (barely... only a month left). I gave up and had the work done by an independent shop with a stellar reputation."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Heat doesn't stay warm. Starts working fine at first, then blows cold air after 20-30 minutes"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"VEHICLE DID NOT HEAT COMFORTABLY ON VERY COLD WINTER DAYS"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Was towing trailer in Oregon kept losing power brought it to ram dealer in Grant's Pass was serviced promptly took about three hrs to fix."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"There is a potential fire problem"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Emissions junk caused truck to go into dangerous reduced power mode each winter during cold weather. Happened on freeway trying to pass slow moving bus with semi right on back bumper. Dealers lame fixes temporary - not helpful. Finally got friend to download software that prevented problem. Wish each person at EPA had emissions hardware forcefully inserted up his posterior!"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Exhaust filter plugged up and vehicle reverted to limit mode - barely enough power to make it up the driveway dangerous to drive - especially on the freeway. As soon as warranty is up I intend to remove this stupid junk. Problem with environment is too many people -can't be fixed by expensive junk stuck under the hood."

Jim D., WI (2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel level sensor caused check engine light to come on when tank was 5/8 to full. Vehicle was out of warranty. Fiat Chrysler Corporate acknowledged history of this problem on this model and agreed to replace fuel pump and fuel level sensor for $100 deductible. (was a $1200 repair). Very satisfied with customer service."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Stopped working, was replaced no fee"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Threw an engine code. Turned out to be a bad nox sensor. Was replaced and had no other problems with system."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The O2 sensor was improperly installed at the manufacturer. The dealer had to install a new one properly"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Ram 1500 Express 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

Alignment

"pulls left, according to several dealers it did not need alignment but they could not explain why it pulls left."

Robert A., VA (2017 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Ball joints

"Pulsing in the front wheels. Believe one of the rotors is out-of-round; discovered ball joints needed replacing as well."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"Compressor failure"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"It had to be towed twice and the 2nd time new compressor installed."

Gordon K., AB (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"truck springs are too weak for towing a house trailer on a major trip over 1000k return"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"Vibration has happened since truck was first purchased. Dealer has replaced tires one by one and vibration still happens at highway speeds."

Lawrence C., AZ (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Grinding feel in the steering wheel when turning"

Anonymous, IA (2017 Ram 1500 Sport 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

Parking brake

"I was told when bought the truck that if you want to have a parking brake make sure you use it. So I did. Almost every time I parked it. But then it would stick on. I was worried I wouldn't be able to get disengaged. So I don't use anymore"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Left Front rotor and brake wore out creating excessive brake dust ruined the finish on the wheel."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"Brakes still work but is a little pulsing. I havnt had it looked at yet"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 3.6-L V6)

"I am guessing a warped rotor causing a pulsation through the brake pedal. I am not surprised. I have had Chrysler vans in the past and they were brutal on brakes. Can only guess that the material is cheap used to manufacture these rotors."

Richard P., ON (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

"Premature wear for one rotor."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Rotors warpred after 19000 miles. Had to replace both rotors and pads. Find that completely unacceptable for a new vehicle. Dodge standard warranty only for 12/12000 whichever came first and would not cover anything. All highway miles, never towed anything."

Robert M., CO (2017 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Squeaking

"The truck is brand new and the brakes have squealed since we bought it. The brakes work fine, but nobody seems to be able to explain why they squeak. It is very irritating, especially since the truck is new with less than 10K miles. We shouldn't be having this problem"

Valerie R., CA (2017 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

Accessory belts or pulleys

"I had an accessory pulley go bad. It was the tensioner arm. It was making a squealing noise. This part was not covered under warranty. Luckily the service department had a spare and they didn't charge me for it. I did get charged for the labor to replace it."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Engine computer

"The check engine light kept coming on. It was in Dodge service five times before the problem was resolved"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

"The engine appears to suddenly be burning more oil than the previous 2 years of operation."

John G., MA (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7-L V8)

"Had engine oil leak in rear of engine. Dealer had 3 times before finally fixing. Changed rear main oil seal first. Then pan gasket. Finally a plug in the back side of the engine."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"The problem was with venting the fuel tank. The dealer incorrectly repaired by replacing the tank and then had to fix it by fixing the vent system."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"At 35,000 miles it became difficult to fuel vehicle. Gas pump auto shut off consistently stopped fueling every gallon or so. Had to dribble gasoline into the filler neck to prevent shutoff of nozzle. Took 20 minutes to fill tank. A new filler neck was replaced under warranty and corrected the issue."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Ram boxes trim loose and warped"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"trtimm lose"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The ram boxes of the vehicle are warped and painted trim on them is loose and buckled"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Trim over top of cab keeps coming loose."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint coating on driver door bubbled and cracked. it was similar to a plastic coating"

Robert A., VA (2017 Ram 1500 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

Gear selector or linkage

"had a recall preformed that puts car in park automatically if a door is opened while in drive"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"Vehicle found a neutral when attempting to shift into gear."

Roy C., PA (2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Reflashed by the dealer. Resolved the issue."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7-L V8)
Transmission computer

"recall"

Anonymous, NM (2017 Ram 1500 Express 5.7-L V8)

"The transmission was placed under a Recall and was forced to goto Dealership for needed repairs."

Patrick H., PA (2017 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"the light went on, my wife took the truck to the dealer , they said it wasn't covered by warranty and charged about $260 to fix"

Edward E., FL (2017 Ram 1500 SLT 3.6-L V6)
Cruise control

"Cruise control intermittently fails to engage when the steering wheel button is pushed. This seems to be more a software/computer issue than a physical problem with the button. It has gotten worse over the past year and I intend to contact my local RAM dealer to see if there is a service bulletin about this problem."

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Express 3.6-L V6)

"At least three different times dealership had to replace cruise control switch."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Ram 1500)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Right rear signal light failed. Repaired under warranted. Failed a second time. Harness replaced under warranted."

A S., NY (2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Gauges

"Fuel gauge stopped working, stuck o 1/4 tank. Digital fuel until empty still worked."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Ram 1500 Unsure 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

"Actually it was not a cylinder head but a intake manifold. The manifold melted and RAM had to replace it along with some harnesses and hardware. Chrysler had the vehicle for 6 weeks. I was not happy."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine developed a mild knock. Took it in for inspection but no problem could be identified becasue there were no engine codes active. About six weeks later engine had a catastrophic failure at 42,000 miles while on a roadtrip."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Manufacturers defect with engine that caused an oil leak. A bolt in engine block was installed incorrectly. Dodge replaced the engine under warranty"

Anonymous, (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Dodge sells a lot of these vehicles. I had the same exact problem with my 2013 Ram. You would think that they would want to fix the exhaust manifold issues with the V8 trucks. My fault for purchasing another one but I won't bite again. I will never own another Ram."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Other/unsure

"factory recall"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Ram 1500 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Truck had a warning light, but exhibited no issues. After warranty service transmission shifted rougher. Returned to dealer for evaluation. Dealer elected to replace transmission."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0-L V6 diesel)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"After driving it to about 12,000 miles, it began to take up to 10 miles to heat to operating temperature. I took it to the dealer to have it replaced under warranty. They claimed it worked as hit should, and refused to replace it. I took it home to my own garage, replaced the thermostat, and it works perfectly now. The dealer wasn't willing to do anything further on my truck, so I ended up fixing it myself."

Paul T., WI (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Differential

"When traveling had to take it in for rear end noise"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

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