Air Suspension Fails When It's Cold
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…
TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Ram trucks. At this time the problem is believed to be responsible for as many as eight deaths which has sparked an invest…
UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen
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…
Fiat-Chrysler has agreed to pay over $800 million in fines and compensation for using defeat devices in 3-liter EcoDiesel engines. The settlement includes an average payout of $2,800 for each of the affected owners and lessees.
uConnect Hacked, Should You Be Concerned?
On July 21, 2015 a report surfaced that hackers had remotely taken control of a Jeep Cherokee through its UConnect system. They turned on the A/C, cranked the volume of the radio, and even killed the transmission while the vehicle was on th…
Ram Death Wobble
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.
Ram Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 37 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…
What 1500 Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
1500 Key Numbers
Air suspension problems have caused a class action lawsuit in Canada after vehicle owners alleged cold weather damages all kinds of components. The vehicles include 2013-2020 Ram 1500 trucks and 2013-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs equipped with 4-corner air suspensions that allegedly fail in temperatures below freezing (0 degrees Celsius, 32 degrees Fahrenheit).
The air suspension in the 4th and 5th generation Ram 1500 doesn't work in cold weather
and that's a pretty big problem if you live in Canada where *checks notes* ... it gets cold.
So it's no surprise that a class-action has been filed on behalf of Canadian Ram 1500 owners who didn't get the vehicles they paid for if the suspension is unavailable for half the year.…keep reading
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) wants to buy back a small number of Ram 1500 trucks.
Any 2019 model with a 12-inch touchscreen and base-level heating will be unable to defrost or defog the windshield. Apparently the easiest solution is to just buy the 15 affected trucks back from owners.keep reading
More than 228,000 Ram trucks might suddenly roll away, even when the key isn’t in the ignition.
The problem is caused by pins in the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) that stick open in higher temperatures. Fiat-Chrysler is expanding a previous recall of 1.8 million vehicles to include trucks with column shifters that were built between 01/01/2017 and 01/10/2018.
Ram is recalling certain 2019 Ram 1500 trucks because the adjustable brake pedals can fall off.
No need to adjust your screen, you read that right. The brake pedal can detach when pushed back too far. For an extra sprinkle of fun it can even happen while driving and, well, that seems less than ideal. Hopefully Ram will hurry up and fix the estimated 220,000 trucks with this problem.keep reading
A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October.
The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.
It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔keep reading
The 2019 Ram 1500 is being recalled for intermittent power steering loss caused by an open electrical circuit.
A loose connection can lead to an open electrical circuit that can cause power steering to come and go on an inconsistent frequency. A driver won't lose the ability to steer the Ram 1500 but Chrysler says oversteer and understeer conditions may cause problems.…
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has settled allegations that it used an emissions defeat device in over 100,000 vehicles with 3-liter EcoDiesel engines.
FCA didn’t disclose that the 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee contain an auxiliary emission control device, presumably to get around strict nitrogen oxide testing. As part of the settlement FCA will pay fines, recall the affected vehicles, extend their warranties, and pay an average of $2,800 to each affected owner or lessee.
The settlement is pending preliminary approval from the court.keep reading
I have vowed to my dealer that I will park my truck at the shop door every single time I see a warning on my dash telling me I can't raise or lower my truck. Or wake up to the 'drunk truck' sickness we are all too familiar with.
The dealer says there is nothing they can do to fix the suspension freeze up problem, that it is a factory problem and that the trucks with air suspension should not have been sold in cold climate places.
Radio and screen would just turn itself off at anytime, and the music that I had down loaded onto a thumb drive would not work unless I rebooted the complete system.
Bought this truck with only twenty miles on it. It has had a bad vibration from day one. [The dealership] has looked at this a half dozen times and can not seem to get it fix. They say it is a known issue and don't know how to fix it. This has to be one of the worst trucks I have ever owned.
When [the screen goes blank] you lose all information on your radio, phone, navigation system very annoying. My system came back after a hour of driving very annoying when you need the nav system for areas that you never been in before ad to stop and get out my map.
Due to the Uconnect failure, I no longer have a functioning radio AM/FM/XM nothing! I can't access the heating features which is disheartening since I live in Michigan and its winter time. Im now paying extra for service's I cannot access due to the faulty screen.