4th Generation (2012—2018) 2500 Problems

This generations ranks 11th out of 12 Ram generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the steering (13%), engine (11%), and the electrical (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Knocking 1 complaints at an average of 50,000 miles in the 2014 Ram 2500.
  2. Steering Is All Over the Place 7 complaints at an average of 23,731 miles in the 2012 Ram 2500.
  3. Paint Is Peeling & Chipping 1 complaints at an average of 1,305 miles in the 2016 Ram 2500.

What 2500 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 1 5 85 1.07
2017 6 8 114 3.23
2016 20 10 166 13.81
2015 35 12 183 15.44
2014 28 14 221 17.92
2013 27 15 217 8.51
2012 36 5 150 13.53

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