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Ram 1500 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2013 - 2016 Ram 1500 Reliability by Generation2013 - 2016 Ram 1500
68.8571428571% Best 158% Worst
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2011 - 2012 Ram 1500 Reliability by Generation2011 - 2012 Ram 1500
26.5714285714% Best 84% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Ram 1500

Ram 1500 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed 395-horsepower 5.7L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
26k miles in a year and going strong. Only issues have been cosmetic, nothing major. full 2014 Ram 1500 review
2012 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 215-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
I had my truck for only 11 months. The motor was solid but the electronics were garbage as far as I'm concerned. full 2012 Ram 1500 review
Ram 1500 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 215-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Now my family builds dodge so it hurts me to say this truck was a big disappointment. I had my truck for only 11 months. This truck was put in the shop so many time for the same things I was reluctant to even consider another Chrysler product. My ignition switch constantly stopped working in the cold months. My transmission had repair work twice (something about a pump) before being fully replaced with a brand new one. My doors made horrid squeaking while being opened or closed. The motor on the other hand was solid but the electronics were garbage as far as I'm concerned. full 2012 Ram 1500 review