4th Generation (2012—2018) 1500 Problems

This generations ranks 12th out of 12 Ram generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (21%), transmission (16%), and the engine (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Blew 4 complaints at an average of 27,184 miles in the 2015 Ram 1500.
  2. Bump in Transmission When Releasing Brake or Accelerating 18 complaints at an average of 12,501 miles in the 2014 Ram 1500.
  3. GPS/UConnect Malfunction 30 complaints at an average of 11,253 miles in the 2013 Ram 1500.

What 1500 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ram model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 5 6 85 6.93
2017 9 6 121 6.59
2016 64 10 200 28.13
2015 76 12 205 39.67
2014 247 12 245 67.22
2013 223 11 252 65.59
2012 151 7 140 46.13

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