4th Generation (2009—2011) Ram 1500 Problems

This generations ranks 59th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and will be a constant headache to anyone who owns one. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (28%), engine (16%), and the interior (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. TIPM Issue 120 complaints at an average of 140,296 miles in the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500.
  2. Lifter and Cam Issue 31 complaints at an average of 105,607 miles in the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500.
  3. Dies While Driving 4 complaints at an average of 51,184 miles in the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500.

What Ram 1500 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 326 4 1 67.57
2010 125 5 2 51.17
2009 150 8 25 53.58

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