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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 54 repairs.

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (44%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500

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Dodge in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Feb 2011

13000 mi

US $900
Unable to play some DVD's, Unit replaced. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2012

37000 mi
Making a squealing sound on drivers side. Turned out to be bad front brakes. Replaced rotors and pads. 
Jun 2013

57000 mi

US $700
Parking brake cable came loose and was hanging down. Caused the rear brakes to drag a bit. refrigerant connection to evaporator coil fractured. Replaced evaporator coil. 
Feb 2014

71000 mi

US $58
Parking brake cable was hanging down under the frame. Dealer said the cable was stretched and reattached and adjusted. This happened about 8 months ago too, but the shop I took it to didn't know how to fix properly. 
Sep 2014

79000 mi

US $140
Coolant leak. Turned out to be a rusted and disintegrating hose clamp on the upper radiator hose connection to the engine. Replaced clamp and refilled with coolant. 
Feb 2016

96000 mi

US $30
Bad coolant temperature sensor. Fixed it myself with genuine Mopar part. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

52080 mi

C $140
SES light whenever towing. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Utah, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

76000 mi
Ticking sound on start that would go away when engine warmed up, from what I found it was a couple exhaust manifold bolts that like to come loose. I sold the truck before I could have repaired. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Ohio, United States
- Sep 2010
Aug 2010

10250 mi
front passenger side shock absorber leaking oil. Dealer replaced. Seats making creaking noise during turns, dealer greased seat tracks per Chrysler RRT. Driverside window scratched from sand stuck in window molding-Chry approved replacem 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2011
Jun 2011

36000 mi
truck nav system/ radio stopped working 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2016
Feb 2013

89285 mi

US $7139
Replaced engine (long block) replaced 3 ignition coils) 1 fuel injector, 16 spark plugs and replaced and flushed radiator, replaced ambient temperature sensor. 
Mar 2014

115000 mi
Oil cover gasket leak 
Jul 2014

122000 mi
Oil Leak 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

28000 mi
Window defrost inoperable, rattle noises from mid console/dash when the vehicle is started. Problem was broken plastic vent pieces (dampers) in HVAC system. There's a TSB bulletin on this for software upgrade related to HVAC controls. 
Apr 2011

29000 mi
Replaced Drivers side mirror (side mirror ice defrost failure).  Replaced broken plastic front seat shroud that houses the power seat controls (dealer possible damaged it in a prior service).  Replaced rear tailgate spoiler. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

35000 mi

US $100
Stumbling & eventually cutoff @ stops. Dealer could only find 'misfire' code on one of the cylinders. Dealer preformed a 'Performance Flash Update', truck stalled before I got it home, so this did not correct problem. Have not been back. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2014
Oct 2013

51700 mi

US $155
Had to have the A/C re-charged. Also had to have the actuator door replaced in the A/C conduit housing. 
Sep 2014

59700 mi

US $880
I had evaporator, actuator door replaced drivers and passengers side. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

80000 mi

US $100
Door lock actuator 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2012

37500 mi

US $1500
Computer te flashed, then replaced 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

114000 mi

US $540
One front brake pad failed. New rotors and pads were put on. 
Jun 2016

150000 mi
The passenger side exhaust manifold had a stud snap, causing an exhaust leak. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Aug 2010

6200 mi
Water leaking into passenger compartment from third brake light on top of cab. Dealer replaced entire light assembly under warranty. Resolving leak issue. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in New Mexico, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

51300 mi

US $40
Selector motor plastic gets broke 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Indiana, United States
- Mar 2010
Mar 2010

17500 mi

US $32
Adjusted parking brake Front axle leaking from speed sensor, replaced seal. Oil & oil filter change 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
Feb 2016

115280 mi

C $900
replacement key fob and rear door actuators 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Alabama, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

38000 mi

US $100
Alternator had to be replaced. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2009 - Apr 2012
Aug 2009

3483 mi
turn signal was not shutting off after turn made. dealer replaced switch under warranty. There was also an oil change done at 5400 KMs in this month. 
Feb 2012

26500 mi

C $90
parking brake release handle was broken 
Dodge Ram 1500 in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
Aug 2014

57040 mi

C $55
Drivers side Brake caliper seized on, inspection revealed that the rubber boot around the caliper piston was torn. The boot cannot be repaired so a replacement caliper was installed. 
Jul 2015

63860 mi

C $535
Drive shaft detached from differential after coasting down a hill. The pinion nut came loose and then the pinion fell back into the differential, locking it up. Rust holes in rocker panel , passenger side, driver side heavily bubbled for a 5 and a half year old truck. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

51000 mi
Vent door actuator broke, dealer re-flashed computer and replaced actuator located in dash. 
Nov 2014

56000 mi
During required 5 year power train inspection, the technician discovered a transfer case leak, seal replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2016

69000 mi

US $100
Alternator was making a whining sound, dealer replaced under extended warranty. 
Dodge Ram 1500 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2013 - Nov 2014
Jul 2014

58260 mi
replaced inner right seal and main seal 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

56000 mi

US $600
SMALL leak in hose 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Dodge Ram 1500 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2011
Mar 2010

17627 mi
Replaced Driver Side Roof Drip-rail molding that has come unglued on the end.  
May 2010

21700 mi
Replaced Rear fender flare that had become warped and started to separate from the body. Under Warranty. 
Oct 2010

33500 mi
Replaced Rear fender flare that became loose from missing bolts and started to detach from the body for a second time. 
Dec 2010

38900 mi
Rear Axle howling - replaced rear axle pinion gears. 
Jan 2011

40100 mi
Rear axle howling still. Removed and Replaced entire rear axle due to warped axle housing.  

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

50800 mi

C $610
The caliper had to be rebuilt again only done a few months ago and brakes pads and rotors needed to be replaced on the front.  Front light drivers side bulb replaced out again now. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Ram 1500 in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

35000 mi

US $16
FRONT END SUSPENSION RATTLE. NOT FIXED BY DODGE. INFERIOR BALL JOINTS, TIE RODS 

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