4th Generation (2012—2018) 3500 Problems

This generations ranks 9th out of 12 Ram generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the suspension (25%), engine (14%), and the interior (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Shaking While Driving 3 complaints at an average of 1,928 miles in the 2016 Ram 3500.
  2. Windshield Exploded 2 complaints at an average of 16,050 miles in the 2014 Ram 3500.
  3. Death Wobble 25 complaints at an average of 49,877 miles in the 2012 Ram 3500.

What 3500 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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 1 5 98 0.74
2017 5 9 126 3.78
2016 17 12 187 12.57
2015 16 13 204 9.23
2014 20 15 268 14.53
2013 39 16 259 14.76
2012 43 8 167 18.81

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