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Air Suspension Fails When It's Cold

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The optional air suspension in 4th and 5th generation Ram 1500 won't work in colder climates where the air temperature regularly dips below freezing. As you might image, depending on four deflated bags to provide an adequate ride doesn't wo…

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UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen

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The uConnect infotainment system will often boot into a blank screen, becoming unresponsive to the touch, or reboot at random times. Each time it'd force owners to turn off their cars, restart, and just hope for a better outcome. And an ove…

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Ram Death Wobble

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Death wobble is a violent shaking of the front end of the vehicle while driving. It usually happens after hitting a bump while traveling at highway speeds, and doesn’t stop until the truck slows down.

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The Least Reliable Ram Models

Some models just can't seem to get out of their own way. We've created a list of the least reliable Ram models using data such as complaint volume, average cost of repairs, age of the car when it breaks down, and recall frequency. Here's the worst of the bunch.

Ram 1500

PainRank
64.77
Complaints
999
Reliability
9th out of 9

Ram 3500

PainRank
14.78
Complaints
145
Reliability
8th out of 9

Ram 2500

PainRank
14.01
Complaints
173
Reliability
7th out of 9

Ram 4500

PainRank
2.27
Complaints
11
Reliability
2nd out of 9

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What Owners Complain About the Most

Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.

Watch Out For These Generations

A generation is a group of model years where little, if any, changes were made. They tend to have the same problems and some generations have horrible reputations for reliability. Here's a few you should avoid.

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By the Numbers

  1. 11 models

    Each with their own trim levels, bodystyles, and special blend of headaches.

  2. 14 generations

    A group of years for a specific model with the same design, features, and problems.

  3. 8 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  4. 1,408 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  5. 3,285 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  6. 161 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Have a complaint about your vehicle?

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.