2019 Ram 1500: Recall Alert

2019 Ram 1500

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 160,000 model-year 2019 Ram 1500 pickup trucks

The Problem: A battery ground-circuit fastener may not be secured properly, which could loosen the connection enough to intermittently create an open circuit, leading to inconsistent steering feedback and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ram parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is unaware of any related accidents or injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will tighten the fastener for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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Comments

It's too bad the 2019 Ram 1500 is having a number of production issues. Only time will tell how many design related reliability issues there will be.

I guess the eTorque Ram is having a lot of problems with electrical issues and defective battery packs.

Well , I have been having a lot of electrical and interior rattle issues on my 2019 Ram Limited. Right now I am trying to get dealer to fix my rear brakes from groaning loudly when backing up. My 12" screen has been replaced once and today has gone blank again. Hope I can get everything sorted out soon or I will be jumping over to a GMC Sierra.

I guess the eTorque Ram is having a lot of problems with electrical issues and defective battery packs...Posted by: Hilti

@Hilti

Guess?

That's the key word. Why do you presume that "Ram is having lots of problems"?

My reading of the above story found nothing that backs up your comments. Not saying you're wrong, just don't understand it

First year production Gremlins. After they build 450,000 or so they should have it figured out. By that time any lingering engineering issues will be known.

Damn already!!! piece of sh!!!

Damn already!!! piece of sh!!!
Posted by: Chingon | Jan 25, 2019

@chingon

Will you please repost this comment in all caps? We just want to be sure that it's actually you.

DAMN ALREADY!!! MY MOTHER IS A PIECE OF SH!!!

It look like they copy on ford to have recall the first month.

Oh well, I knew this was coming; this is what happens when they release these new trucks to soon without time to thoroughly test them out...

@Lio - "this is what happens when they release these new trucks to soon without time to thoroughly test them out..."

Is that right....so what's Ford's excuse?

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/06/us/ford-f-150-recall/index.html

At least the only thing needed is a screw driver to fix.

the only thing needed is a screw driver to fix.
Posted by: FAKE PAPA | Jan 25, 2019

You'll need more than a screwdriver dude. You have some loose sh*t between your ears that will require a complete overhaul. Pretty busy these days, check back in a few months.

Also, there's a core charge.

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@fake chingon... you keep forgettin' the part about capital letters. chock full of the dummass

@fake chingon - No I'm not insulting you, I'm describing you.

@fake Lio - You're so fake, Barbie is jealous.

@fake Jim Hackett CEO Ford - can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.

@fake Douglas Trucking - Please shut your mouth when you’re talking to me.

@fake papajim - The last time I saw something like you, I flushed it.

@fake ken - Your mind is on vacation but your mouth is working overtime.

@fake TNTGMC - Shock me, say something intelligent.

@fake Bob - Keep rolling your eyes, perhaps you'll find a brain back there.

@fake oxi - you're the reason the gene pool needs a lifeguard.

@fake GMSRGREAT - All day I thought of you... I was at the zoo.

I guess the eTorque Ram is having a lot of problems with electrical issues and defective battery packs...Posted by: Hilti

@Hilti

Guess?

That's the key word. Why do you presume that "Ram is having lots of problems"?

My reading of the above story found nothing that backs up your comments. Not saying you're wrong, just don't understand it


Posted by: papajim | Jan 25, 2019 5:15:32 PM

Lots of forum posts with unhappy owners

This is fiats first crack at a complete redesign on the ram. I wouldn’t get my hopes up for class leading reliability.

But let’s all get giddy over the biggest touchscreen you can get in a truck....

No quality ever from dodge!

Damn already!!! piece of sh!!!


Posted by: Chingon | Jan 25, 2019 5:18:53 PM

If you say so, lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWOD2lNtS34


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWOD2lNtS34


Continuing its proud history of vehicle fires, Ford is recalling the 2011 F-Series and the Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX crossover after two 2011 Ford F-150s caught fire at the Dearborn Assembly Plant. Built Ford flammable? [Pickuptrucks.com

Hot off the press. lol

Flaming P.O.S!

Built Ford Tuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXmbltLogms&t=5s

the clown known as 'Just the truth' was busy tonight.

papajim, I have taken over this username and you will need to find a new name.

I wish you'd stop using my name with those guys you meet at the truck stop. I really dig trucks, just not that kind. That's more your cup of tea.

Not shocked about this! Ram always has reliability issues. I will never trust them, no matter if it has a 20 inch screen.

Everyone saying 1st year gremlins well guess what i bought a 2014 Serria 1st year of new design and have had only 2 or 3 minor recalls i dont even remember what they were since it was so minor GM Wins again! Ford is 2nd and honestly i like the rams but the QC is such crap i cant even consider buying one. Even years after 1st production you'll see recall after recall with Ram.

the clown known as 'Just the truth' was busy tonight.

Posted by: papajim | Jan 25, 2019 11:01:52 PM

Just another thing you are wrong about.
Don't you ever get tired of being wrong?

Listen!... I can hear Whitesnake playing in the background 🔥

This is the real papajim. The papajim like likes truckstop cawk, and fondling radom strangers saggy nuts.

Go away fake papajim!!!

Everyone saying 1st year gremlins well guess what i bought a 2014 Serria 1st year of new design and have had only 2 or 3 minor recalls i dont even remember what they were since it was so minor GM Wins again! Ford is 2nd and honestly i like the rams but the QC is such crap i cant even consider buying one. Even years after 1st production you'll see recall after recall with Ram.
Posted by: John | Jan 26, 2019 10:59:08 AM


Same here John. 3 recalls on my 2014 Silverado. Two were software and the 3rd was to adjust the seat belt bracket or something.

@TNTGMC

Too funny about the 20" screen, I agree 100%! It doesn't matter how great the Ram looks, and I love the way it looks on the interior, I would never buy one because I have no confidence in their reliability. By the way, the new GMC Sierra HD is really starting to grow on me, sure it doesn't have a 12" screen, but I could probably live with the okay interior...at least I would be much more confident on long term reliability than the Ram. Ram was the single most unreliable vehicle in Consumer Reports this year.

Ram was the single most unreliable vehicle in Consumer Reports this year...Posted by: Texas1836 | Jan 27, 2019

I'm not as thrilled with CR's perspective when it comes to trucks and big SUVs. They have a chip on their shoulder that becomes more obvious over time.

Even though I am most respectful of their methods, their reliance on a mostly liberal, coastal, old, white, college-educated readership for their raw data (customer sat surveys and vehicle surveys) means there's a slant to the findings that cannot be explained away.

You will notice that GM usually gets lousy scores from CR too but generations of consumers have made a different choice. If CR had all the answers, we be riding bicycles and taking the bus by now.

@papa

No disagreement from me on what you said about CR. Having said that, I am not going to completely ignore their findings, I just sort of take them with a grain of salt. If I remember right, they said the GM 3500 series were the most reliable in the segment, while the 2500 series were pathetic pieces of junk in terms of reliability, how can that be??

Even though I am most respectful of their methods, their reliance on a mostly liberal, coastal, old, white, college-educated readership for their raw data (customer sat surveys and vehicle surveys) means there's a slant to the findings that cannot be explained away.

You will notice that GM usually gets lousy scores from CR too but generations of consumers have made a different choice. If CR had all the answers, we be riding bicycles and taking the bus by now.


Posted by: papajim | Jan 27, 2019 9:28:19 AM

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The biggest knock on CR to me is that they rely heavily on their own membership. This creates a situation where over a long period of time, the readership now buys what CR recommends, and no outside input is available to boost models\brands that may have improved. They just buy what CR recommends.

It's skewed towards whatever brand they have been pimping for 20 years. That's also why the methodology is an ancient chinese secret.

Not the the other 2 of the B3 are without faults, FCA seems to be the worst of the bunch. That’s what kept me from cross shopping an HD Ram. Good loooking trucks tho.

In fairness to MoPar.

Back in the late 1970s my boss 'gave' me a late model Plymouth 3/4 ton van which was my daily vehicle both at home and on the job---and it gave me no excuse not to answer the walkie-talkie on weekends---thus I was on call in exchange for the fulltime use of van. I drove it for a couple of years and many trouble free miles. Hard miles.

That old 318 van was a stud. We punished that thing and it just soaked it up. When it came time to get another we bought a brand new 1980 Dodge with similar specs that was born to die young. The worst.

Two practically identical vehicles (mine was regular leaded and the 1980 was unleaded-only). The old 318 would really howl when you got on the gas, and the 1980 would not pull the hat off yer head.

Shortly thereafter we bought a Chevy 1 ton cube van with a 454 V8 that was a real performer but the damn thing probably never did better than 8-10 mpg. It was always heavily loaded though.

I'd love to know who's driving that old Plymouth van these days. I'm confident that it still runs great.

I remember the 318 as being highly regarded, as well as the old slant 6...I have heard the term 'bulletproof' used for both of them.

The 318 was basically an eight cylinder version of the six. Same pistons, valves, rods, bearings. Many common parts. EPA and CAFE killed these great old engines.

The engineers at the Big 3 could not keep up with the dictates from state/local/federal laws in those days. The operating temp (coolant) was 180 when I was a kid and within a few years they had it up to 190 and even 195.

At those temps there was zero margin of error. Head gasket failures, spark plug problems, lube failures, water pump problems. And all for what, exactly?

But with all that said, the Ford 390FE was a better motor hands down.

390 FE? FAKE Papa

Ok, I will admit the 390FE was one powerhouse of a motor. I wish they were still produced.

And stop using my name!!!

Did somebody mistreat you as a child? You are profoundly f'd up

Even though I am most respectful of their methods, their reliance on a mostly liberal, coastal, old, white, college-educated readership for their raw data (customer sat surveys and vehicle surveys) means there's a slant to the findings that cannot be explained away.
Posted by: papajim | Jan 27, 2019 9:28:19 AM

That's definitelt apparent to those that have even the slightest hint of skepticism. I suspect that the vast majority of subscribers are located in along populous areas of the west coast -- where they're mostly liberal, coastal, older, white, college-educated people. While a college education is normally a positive thing, I met a LOT of college educated people that completely lacked common sense or perspective. They latch onto their own preconceived notions and use confirmation bias to support their own ideas. When their Toyota has mechanical issue, they brush it off as a fluke. A one-in-a-million issue. When they see or hear about a domestic with an issue, it feeds into their confirmation bias. How often do you hear or read a comment on somebody's vehicle woes with "should have bought a Toyota" (or Honda.... maaaybe Nissan)?


You will notice that GM usually gets lousy scores from CR too but generations of consumers have made a different choice. If CR had all the answers, we be riding bicycles and taking the bus by now.
Posted by: papajim | Jan 27, 2019 9:28:19 AM

Many of the issues that dragged GM down are primarily related to the fact that they just recently replaced many aging vehicles with new platforms, as well as introduced two or three new transmissions. Plus, many of GM's vehicles in particular were not serious issues. Often they were symptoms of a transmission learning driving behavior. Others were issues with the infotainment. Changing platforms and releasing totally new vehicle platforms is one of the biggest contributors to new issues. When Toyota allows a vehicle to sit unchanged for over a decade (Tundra) the number of issues is obviously going to taper off. When Toyota finally makes changes to keep the vehicle relevant, their reliability shows zero difference compared to domestics. Just look at the 2016+ Tacoma. Comparatively awful reliability data. Does Toyota get faulted to allowing vehicles to age. The Tundra is ancient yet reviewers give them a pass for having an interior that hasn't changed since before the recession. If any domestic was still selling a truck with such an old interior, they would be endlessly hammered and sent to purgatory. Look no further than the 2019 Silverado. Reviewers react with "HOW DARE THEY!". Meanwhile those same reviewers will hop into the flimsy has-guzzling time machine that is the Tundra and say "it may be old but it's a good honest truck". Huh? The 2019 Silverado is a good honest truck with an interior that gets hammered for looking like a 2018 Silverado yet the Tundra is constantly forgiven for its 17 MPG rating, flimsy frame, and an interior that was around when G.W. Bush was still president. If any other manufacturer could get the kind of leniency Toyota is constantly showered with, the picture we get from CR would be vastly different. Odd how I still see GMT400's and GMT800's out on the road every day despite the assertions made by Toyota zealots (as well as zealots of other brands), armed with skewed data from flawed CR surveys.

Are you talking to me? Or you?

Are you talking to me? Or you?
Posted by: papajim | Jan 28, 2019 12:57:02 AM

Do you know what's sad? I haven't commented once aside from my one post at 12:52 AM Jan 28, 2019 in this comment section. You're a pathetic individual that only seems content in ruining this discussion because you feel like you need to interfere with the discourse when it isn't going your way. It's pathetic. You, sitting in your parent's basement, hopelessly single, approaching 40 years old, and so insecure over the brand you like that you go out of your way to interfere in an otherwise civil, intelligent discussion. Or is it the fact that I'm college educated and you're so worried you might not pass the GED test, so you're lashing out at those that worked hard and paid their own way through college.

Nice dissertation there Hammond. Who are you again? Did I upset you're fragile little ego? Put the pacifier back in and find your safe space.

If you lost your pacifier, I have something you can suck on. Have a good day!

Agree with Hammond - jimbo needs to stay on subject (trucks), quit attacking anyone that defers his views or lack of support of his favorite truck brand (shaky chebys)..

Agree with Hammond - jimbo needs to stay on subject (trucks), quit attacking anyone that defers his views or lack of support of his favorite truck brand (shaky chebys)..
Posted by: Lionel | Jan 28, 2019 2:38:46 PM


How did you get that from Hammond's post. He was pointing out the bias against domestics like GM. Somehow you got the opposite out of that. And shaky cheby's? Last time I checked, there sure are a lot of F-150's with high-speed "shake". And the 2017-18 F-250 and F-350 sure seem to have a ton of death wobble issues. So much for Ford supposedly "fixing all the death wobble issues" with the new design. They shake even worse than the older trucks. Even worse than the HD Ram's cheap front end.

Nice catch before injury, death or damage. Easy fix. Pay more attention.

You know, I just want people to leave me alone. Just let me be myself.



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