4th Generation (2008—2011) Ram 4500 Problems

This generations ranks 6th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the exhaust (33%), steering (33%), and the suspension (33%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Stalls Out 1 complaints at an average of 95,000 miles in the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500.
  2. Steering Rod Broke at the Joint Ball 1 complaints at an average of 105,000 miles in the 2008 Dodge Ram 4500.
  3. Death Wobble 1 complaints at an average of 325,000 miles in the 2011 Dodge Ram 4500.

What Ram 4500 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 1 4 1 0.17
2010 0 5 2 0.0
2009 0 9 14 0.0
2008 2 7 21 0.73

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