The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 remains a kinder, gentler pickup truck in a competitive field. This generation drops pounds, improves fuel economy, adds more room for passengers, and raises the bar for interior packaging. This truck can satisfy the needs of even the most demanding commercial driver while providing comfort and tranquility.
Alerts
There are 22 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.
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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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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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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.
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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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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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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

The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 remains a kinder, gentler pickup truck in a competitive field. This generation drops pounds, improves fuel economy, adds more room for passengers, and raises the bar for interior packaging. This truck can satisfy the needs of even the most demanding commercial driver while providing comfort and tranquility.

Our typically equipped crew-cab truck got 17 mpg overall with the V8 engine and optional mild-hybrid battery system. That electric assist slightly augments power and ensures a smooth stop/start functionality, without compromising accessories such as the air conditioning. As before, the 5.7-liter V8 paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission makes for a smooth, willing, and satisfying powertrain. If properly equipped, the new Ram can tow up to 12,750 pounds.

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
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 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 2019 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

Android Auto

"Android Auto just weren't for for a couple days. Resolved itself."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"I enabled Android Auto. After several attempts, I thought it was operational. However, Bluetooth connection was slower than the one provided by FCA (Ram), it (the phone) did not always connect when I wished it to connect, and I finally deleted the app and resumed Bluetooth connection via manufacturer supplied electronics."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 5.7-L V8)
Apple CarPlay

"Randomly the truck is does not recognize that my iPhone is connected via USB. I have purchased many cords from Apple and aftermarket and all do not work at times."

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)

"Smartphone randomly disconnects and reconnects. When used with navigation, the destination has to be reset."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"Received safety recall notice. will be taken to dealer to correct on Monday 5/11/20"

Anonymous, HI (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Apple CarPlay would randomly not recognize my phone, sometimes the buttons on the steering wheel wouldn't control the phone. Randomly, the screen would go blank and several times the backup camera would not show the lines on the display or go black. I believe all these problems are related to the head unit."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"If the car was put into reverse and then into forward, the backup/surround camera view would stay on the control screen the entire time you were driving. This problem did not occur every time. Only on occation. I believe that an over-the-air update was the fix."

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"The display and control icons on the 12 screen screw up intermittently. This is a known problem and they are supposed to be working on a software fix."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen first started to freeze up on the camera mode about 8 months after purchase. It then started to completely freeze up about 2 months later where I had to completely turn the vehicle off and restart it sometimes multiple times to get the screen to operate. Finally one day it completely stopped working and as such rendered the vehicle completely undrivable and it had to be towed to the dealership to be repaired. Screen completely replaced under warranty with approximately 4 business days down time."

Anonymous, AB (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Intermittently, the display screen will not come on at all. It seems to resolve itself if the car is turned off and allowed to sit for a minute or two then turned back on. The problem has happened about three times in the 12 months I've owned the truck."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Screen went out without any prior issues. Still able to use touch surface to change channels but had a dark/black screen. Dealership said they updated software to correct the issue."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Hardware replacement

"The radio had to be replaced. It took 30 days to obtain the replacement unit. Since the climate controls and everything are integrated in the infotainment system, the vehicle had to stay at the dealer for 30 days."

Anonymous, AL (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Complete and frequent failure of the Uconnect system. After many service visits and out-of-service days the radio head was replaced. It seems like FCA is not providing the dealerships the proper research, diagnostic, training and equipment to manage this system."

Anonymous, IA (2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 5.7-L V8)

"It started with the GPS function failing. It would not update position at all and would not accept input or software updates. Noticed that the XM radio functions were reduced i.e. it would not show any data or information referenced to the station I was tuned to. I took it to the dealership who attempted to reboot the software which resulted in the truck not able to function at all. Too many features were disabled that are controlled by the head unit. They placed one on order but it took almost a month for it to arrive. To their credit, they provided me with a new truck to use at no cost for the duration of this process."

Anonymous, AL (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Antenna was broken causing the XM Guardian/Uconnect to fail connecting to the servers"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"The head unit on this vehicle controls just about everything. As it started to fail I would see unusual items on the screen while driving - cameras on while in motion, loss of saved radio stations, etc. When it totally failed the vehicles battery drained. Once jumped I attempted to drive to the dealer but it was safe mode and would not allow me to drive out of 1st gear limiting speed. Total failure of this head unit pretty much prevents the vehicle from being used. I've actually had two of these units have problem but only replaced one. The current one still has occasional issues with regard to random cameras showing while driving - many times these seem to be related to overnight upgrades to software done by the factory."

Anonymous, KY (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Difficult to use, can't just impute an address"

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"This was Uconnect 4C Nav system with 12" display. Nav system got lost. Seemed to operate normally but location was completely off. Took several trips to dealer leaving car for several days each time. Dealer eventually replaced entire display/radio system. No problems since."

Anonymous, OH (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"On long trips the navigation would hang and the vehicle had to be shut off before it would reset. It was intermittent. The dealer flashed the navigation and it hasn't failed again."

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Twice on a long road trip, it took us the wrong way. It is poorly designed and does not give driver the option to select fastest route which makes it difficult to figure out what is going wrong with it. A friend suggested to pulling off the route into a safe area, shut the car off and then restart the car and reprogram the destination. Also, recommended start out the main road you know is correct and keep going until it gets the idea you have chosen a particular route. NO WAY IT COMPARES TO A GARMIN. You need a road map to get going the right way."

Anonymous, NH (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Occasionally, the phone pairing drops after starting the vehicle. After stopping and restarting the engine, it usually begins anew."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 5.7-L V8)

"Bluetooth quit working on radio"

Anonymous, OK (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Radio

"When playing FM radio the volume "surges" up and down. Dealer is unable to fix. Occurs about 50% of the time when listening to radio. Shutting off the truck and restarting will occasionally fix the issue."

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Unsure 5.7-L V8)

"It was an intermittent problem. Sometimes after starting the truck, no sound would come out of the radio for FM, satellite, or bluetooth at all. But switching to AM for a moment, and switching back to FM, usually resulted in the sound coming back."

Anonymous, AZ (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"It has an intermittent hum"

Anonymous, NE (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Radio would intermittently change channels by itself."

William D., TN (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Satellite radio doesn’t perform as it should.. it keeps going back to the promotional station each time the vehicle is stopped."

Anonymous, WI (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"It locks up intermittently with no sound at all. You have to completely shut it off and let it sit all day or night and 95% of the time it works again. RAM says they know about the problem but don’t have fix.. it’s been 3 months now and counting!"

Anonymous, IL (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"The audio will discontinue to operate once in a while?"

Gary F., NE (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Sirius worked for the first week of ownership. Then it just quit (would not receive any channels). Talked with Sirius 3 times in that week (all they said was that 2019 Ram 1500s had a recall issue because of something new in that model year). Dealership salesman and service personnel had not heard of any problems or recalls. After a week of trying and calling, it suddenly worked again. No explanation nor remuneration for lost air time."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 5.7-L V8)
Software update fixes

"Tilt in reverse feature for rear view mirrors did not consistentantly function properly causing the mirrors to remain in the down position Radio speakers would not always return to music after finishing a phone call"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Software that controlled compass and time zone setting had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Speakers

"Occasionally don't get any sound out of the speakers, whether it's the radio playing, or phone. I can turn off the engine and restart and it will come back. This seems to be a known problem in other 2019 Ram 1500's."

Brenda M., OK (2019 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

"The panoramic sunroof drain caused a leak. A drain tube for the sunroof has an outside grommet that is located between the bed and the rear cabin. This grommet popped out and allowed rain water to leak in. This made my rear passenger crew cabin soaking wet. This leaking unknowingly went on for months and allowed for mold to grow all over the cabin. In the winter I had frost on the INSIDE windows. I have a great video of that if you want it. I had no idea what was happening until I saw all of the mold on the cabin floor. It was fixed by the dealer, but caused months of problems before it was discovered."

Anonymous, MD (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Water leaks in the cab, so replaced the cab cover with a cap that goes over cab."

Anonymous, NH (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 3.6-L V6)

"After 2 days water wad discovered under drivers mat! In service could not resolve! Seemed it was showing up with a/c usage again a small spot 3 or so round was found under the mat! The A/C usage ended for the winter. In again in for service in March and again nothing conclusive. We will see this Summer."

Henry K., NY (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Sun roof Rear drain tubes installed improperly at factory- water got in cab"

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"I had water leaking into the floor area under the rear seat. Dealer had me in within two days and the problem fixed that same day, along with two other recall issues (for which my vehicle had not experienced the problems)."

Robert L., VA (2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 5.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Body groans at lose speed on turns from A-pillar area. Similar issues seem to have been reported by other owners"

Anonymous, IL (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"When the truck is driving in Eco mode and decelerating at a certain RPM (about 1500) there is a pronounced vibration from the driver-side front that reverberates throughout the vehicle, enough that it rattles things in the door pockets in the back seats."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Headliner rattle/creak due to apex clips."

Kim Z., MI (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Multiple interior rattles - A pillar on driver's side; rear window and sliding rear window; several in dash/infotainment area; driver's door seal. NONE of which have been corrected."

Anonymous, KS (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Wind noise

"While driving on the highway in a strong cross wind the diver and passenger doors allowed excessive wind noise in the cabin at a totally unacceptable level. The dealer could never replicate it but the noise has diminished over time suspecting the door seals took time to better seat themselves"

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"I think there may be a problem with the drivers side door seal as I get a wind noise on the highway. There is a 2" section of the seal that is folded around the outside of the pillar. This may be the cause but I need to take the vehicle in on warranty to have the dealer check it. There doesn't appear to be a water leak. I haven't taken the truck in yet as there haven't been any other significant issues (other than the backup autobrake) that warrant making an appointment. I'll wait until my next oil change. Overall, it's a good truck."

Anonymous, MN (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"At freeway speed, in a cross wind, there is a wind noise coming from the driver's side front, that it drowns out people talking inside the cabin. The driver's side grab handle also vibrates at a very high frequency. I have taken it back to the dealership, and they have applied a fix, but we are not sure yet if it has been fully resolved. We will need to wait and see."

Keith C., AZ (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"This was a parking brake cable recall . Dodge fixed right away."

Peter V., NJ (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Parking brake would not release during cold winter weather on three occasions"

Joe W., CO (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"Again only occurred in reverse."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

"We noticed a vibration at 17,000 miles. Took it into the shop and they said the rotors had a rust spot and wore unevenly and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

"I actually on to 2019 ram Longhorns one truck the rear brakes squeal when breaking it has been in the shop 12 times had every component replaced and they still cannot stop the squealing."

Anonymous, AR (2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 5.7-L V8)

"Moaning noise from rear breaks when backing up on cold mornings. Goes away almost immediately. Apparently know to FCA, TSB recommends replacing pads and caliper bolts. I'm waiting for those parts to come in so the dealer can install."

Anonymous, NV (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Loud squeaking and grinding noise from rear breaks when backing up after truck has been sitting for while, told known issue by dealer but no fix is available yet"

Anonymous, MI (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"The display will occasionally freeze up. Usually, the vehicle must be turned off for a period of time before the display will return to use."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"in damp weather the brakes would make a unusual noise while when going in reverse. there is an update that is available to address this issue with the rear brakes"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Very noisy when in reverse."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Ram 1500 5.7-L V8)

"Squeaking under low-pressure braking circumstances."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

"Rear brakes on both sides randomly squeak every time it's driven. Occasionally they will moan when backing, but not every time. This was an issue the day I drove off the lot brand new. Thought it would go away after some break-in. No luck after 2500 miles."

Anonymous, WV (2019 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

"Certain components stop operating control module burns itself up truck will not charge battery destroyed, there seems to be some severe electrical software whatever. Very concerned about this truck expiring warranty probably will not keep after warranty expires very disappointed."

Anonymous, AR (2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 5.7-L V8)

"Car would turn over but would not start"

Roscoe G., MO (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Both tail light assemblies had to be replaced due to water seal leaks allowing moisture to collect on the inside of the lense"

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Gauges

"One time would not shout off and one time the dash went completely black, meaning I could see anything speed radio station etc."

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Headlights

"bright lights did not work when outside temperature was below 0 degrees celcius"

Anonymous, QC (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

"Car doesn't turn off you have to hit the button twice to turn off ignition"

Anonymous, NC (2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 5.7-L V8)
Warning lights

"Warning lights in mirror don't warn you until approaching car is next to you"

Allen S., CA (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"when taking delivery there was a warning light for the emergency brake system. The garagae remote oes not work"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Wiper motor or washer

"Drover side washer nozzel stopped working - replaced and same issue second time"

Anonymous, GA (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"Several outside window moldings, seals separated, had to reinstall."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 5.7-L V8)

"Window gasket front drivers side needed replacement."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"3 inch perfect round rings on hood, looks like cans were put on paint, when wet, waves in paint on rear passenger door, lots of spider web scratches in paint, especially drivers side of bed, when new."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 5.7-L V8)

"Design of license plate mounting area caused license plate (mounted by dealer) to scrap paint down to bare metal on tail gate."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"A few small dents in the driver side door panel upon delivery."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"wheel flares on rear chipped with rocks"

Anonymous, MO (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Paint chipped off the passenger side front door handle. According to the dealership, this is NOT covered under warranty even though this is not related to anything other than people grabbing the door handle."

Keith C., AZ (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"needs a tire rotation already. Steer tires are wearing unevenly. I keep the tire pressure at the recommended level and check often."

Jim S., CA (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Bushings

"Front suspension bushings started making noise at about 12000 miles. Took to dealership who said it was very unusual for them to go bad at such low miles. Dealer tried to order parts but parts were on back order for 3 weeks indicating a widespread issue. Repaired by dealer and no issues since the"

Anonymous, IN (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"right rear adjustable shock broke"

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)

"The automatic air suspension quit working after a couple of months. The dealership did not have the part in stock to fix it."

Larry R., MO (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Truck has electric steering. Had a loose main ground lug on the fender, from the factory, causing hard steering."

Jim S., CA (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"Power steering did not work on tight corners"

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

"Chronic on and off check engine light due to hybrid system. Multiple trips to dealership for updates left it unsolved, system getting replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Sticky lifter"

Anonymous, IL (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

"The Pan seal is SLOWLY leaking and dripping off the pan bolts will be repaired shortly"

Anonymous, OH (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"Truck has an ongoing issue fueling that is common with Ram's. After the 1st few gallons filling, the fuel filler neck will back up with fuel causing the pump to shut off due to back flow. You must wait until the fuel neck empties itself and you repeat the process over and over 1-3 gallons at a time until the 30 gal tank is full. Dealer has already replaced the tank and sensor which did not fix the issue. Many other reports of the same model and previous years."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 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

Seat belts

"Driver side squeaking- secure top bolt loose- second time dealer replaced entire unit"

Anonymous, GA (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Design of tailgate and the license plate mounting area below the tailgate caused the license plate (mounted by dealer) to scrap paint down to bare metal on tail gate."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7-L V8)

"Tailgate retaining cables are not of equal length, about ¾” difference"

Joe W., CO (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 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

"When stopped transmission is sometimes clunky and bangs when first accelerating"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 5.7-L V8)
Transmission computer

"The problem started maybe 2 months after owning vehicle took back to dealer got better for a while and now it's back"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 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

4WD/AWD components

"Service AWD/Trailer Brakes warning light comes on and will not allow truck to be driven in any mode except 2wheel drive"

Anonymous, MI (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Driveline vibration

"This shake was noticed during the test drive. Salesman also noticed it. Service gave me their word it was flat spots on tires and if it didn't go away after a week or so then they would order new tires. It did not go away, so they replaced the tires. Vibration was still there so I brought back to service again and they said two of the new tires would not road force balance so they order a few more. They completed two tire replacements and road force balance, which did appear to help greatly. However after another month or so the vibration slowly became more noticeable. I scheduled service again with another dealer and they said no problem found, even though this has been mentioned many times on Ram forumns online. I gave up on it and traded it in shortly after, because my opportunity to file a lemon law claim expired. I figured it was worth the trip and effort anymore."

Anonymous, (2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 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

A/C compressor

"compressor locked up. blew its clutch apart. Ac system on these trucks are weak to begin with. Constantly wide open above 90 degrees."

Anonymous, AL (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"leaking valve required replacement"

Anonymous, ND (2019 Ram 1500 Limited 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

Ignition switch

"The ignition switch was stuck and it would not start the truck. I took it to the dealership and they replaced it and so far, no further issues."

Anonymous, MI (2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"All problems were caused due to moisture that permeated an electrical connector from a car wash. The moisture caused 19 faults. that was corrected by the dealer by drying out the connector and resetting the faults."

John D., MN (2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 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

"Cylinder head was cracked and they had to rebuild the engine. It was at 21000 miles at the time. Drove it off the lot after they had supposedly fixed it and got 1 mile down the road ave turned around and brought it back because it was shaking so badly. The second time they seem to have gotten it right. We tried to ask about but back from Dodge and they said we didn't qualify. Many mechanics have told us the Ram 1500 Classic's have been in their shops a lot and are very poorly made."

Anonymous, TX (2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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.

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