The Worst 2019-2020 1500 Problems

  1. 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…

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What 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.

5th Generation 1500 Key Numbers

  1. 1 model year

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 64 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 10th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 11 eligible generations.

Recent Lawsuits for 5th Generation 1500 Owners

  • Christopher Heard and Jane Doe v. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

    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).

Recent 5th Generation 1500 News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. 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.…

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  2. The passenger seat track of the 2019 Ram 1500 has a sensor that keeps an eye on how far the seat is from the dashboard.

    Using some fancy math it relays information to the airbag control module to make sure that once the airbag is deployed it doesn’t knock you out.

    Sounds smart, except when it’s not working.…

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