The Worst 5500 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 Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags

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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…

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What 5500 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

Comparing 1 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The 5500 has 1 generations with the latest starting in the 2012 model year.

By the Numbers

  1. 5 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 305 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 17 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

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