1st Generation (2012—2016) 4500 Problems

This generations ranks 5th out of 12 Ram generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the windows (27%), electrical (18%), and the wheels (18%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Uneven Tire Wear 2 complaints at an average of 30,339 miles in the 2014 Ram 4500.
  2. Diesel Exhaust Fluid Injector Failed 1 complaints at an average of 8,783 miles in the 2014 Ram 4500.
  3. Window Leaks 1 complaints at an average of 1,182 miles in the 2014 Ram 4500.

What 4500 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 (?)
2016 0 6 143 0.0
2015 0 7 145 0.0
2014 8 8 186 3.65
2013 3 8 195 0.92
2012 0 8 125 0.0

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