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Complaints and Problems with the Dodge Ram 1500

Posted by Howard Gutman | Nov 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

2022 RAM 1500 vehicle complaints

Owners of 2022 RAM 1500 trucks lodged a total of 149 complaints with the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) between December 7, 2021 and September 2, 2023. More than 18 components and systems are involved in the complaints, including 26 filed under the Unknown or Other category. 

A closer look shows that engine complaints often include brake issues. Most commonly, the RAM 1500 loses power and stalls, sometimes when the driver is accelerating. Typically, the emergency brakes engage. If you are experiencing engine issues, you can find more information on our RAM 1500 Engine Stalling post.

Electrical problems are also included in engine-related complaints.

Problems with the Fuel System

Complaints have been made about the fuel/propulsion system, powertrain, and engine problems with the new 2022 1500. One owner reported gasoline leaking from the engine compartment and the malfunction indicator light (MIL) constantly blinking with “Powertrain Engine Malfunction” notifications. Another owner reported that after the high-pressure fuel pump malfunctioned, the manufacturer did not replace it even though it had a recall on it. The automaker has known about the potential danger for more than a year, and some owners are calling for a remedy.

Issues with the Brakes

Only 14 complaints are filed under the Service Brakes category, and another is filed as a parking brake problem. However, many other complaints mention brake problems. This is because, as mentioned above, many complaints combine brake problems with other components or system issues.

Immediately after leaving a stop light and making a left turn into a blind corner, A New Hampshire owner nearly had a crash. “The vehicle suddenly lost motive power and activated the braking system causing the vehicle to abruptly stop in an intersection. During the failure, an approaching vehicle had to swerve to avoid a collision with the vehicle.”

Water Leak Causes Class Action Lawsuit

Ram 1500 trucks leak water from rear cabin windows, third brake lights, and roof antennas.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Fiat Chrysler, alleging that Ram 1500 trucks from 2016 to 2022 have defects that allow water to enter the cabin, causing mold, mildew, electrical problems, and damage to the rear airbags. The lawsuit claims that these trucks must be adequately designed and manufactured to prevent water from leaking through the weather stripping. The water leaks allegedly cause electronics to short-circuit, damaging the rear airbags and propellant, and can make the Ram 1500 trucks health hazards. Although a technical service bulletin has been issued, no recall has been ordered and the automaker has not extended warranties or offered any suitable repairs.

Unsure how to address your vehicle's issues? Consider potential claims, such as:
  • Lemon Law Claim: If your vehicle has significant defects that impair its use, safety, or value, lemon laws may provide relief.
  • Breach of Express Warranty Claim: Manufacturers must uphold the promises made in their warranties. If they fail to do so, you may have grounds for this claim.
  • Deceptive Practices Claim: Misleading or deceptive actions by the manufacturer or dealer could entitle you to compensation under deceptive practices laws.
  • Magnuson-Moss Act Claim: Federal law safeguards consumers who purchase products with warranties, ensuring fairness and remedies for defects.
  • Breach of Implied Warranty Claim: Your vehicle should meet certain expectations of quality and performance, and if it doesn't, you may have a case under this claim.

Contact us for a free consultation regarding your 2022 RAM 1500 issues and the compensation you deserve.


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