What's Wrong with the Dodge Ram 1500?

Ram 1500 owners have made 6058 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the interior (42%), followed by the engine (14%) and the transmission (6%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Ram 1500.

Comparing Ram 1500 Generations

You should avoid the 3rd generation (2002–2008) Ram 1500 because of its overall PainRank™ of 56.77. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen Ram 1500 2009–2011
550 52.3
3rd Gen Ram 1500 2002–2008
3463 56.77
2nd Gen Ram 1500 1994–2001
2045 21.34

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    The Worst Ram 1500 Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2006 (294), 2011 (285), 2008 (207), 2007 (203), 1998 (168), 2009 (148), 1997 (140), 2010 (117), 1996 (93), 1995 (31), and 1994 (14).