The Worst 2012-2016 4500 Problems

TRW Crash Sensor Defect

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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…

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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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UConnect Hacked, Should You Be Concerned?

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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…

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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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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.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

By the Numbers

  1. 2 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 11 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 3rd in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 11 eligible generations.