The Consumer Report’s 2016 Annual Auto Survey reveals that 2016 Ram 2500 pickup trucks can be problematic . Some of the owners surveyed reported their vehicles suffered with steering vibrations, power equipment issues, as well as problems with emissions control and four-wheel drive components.
The vehicle, manufactured by Chrysler, has a powerful 383-hp, 5.7 liter V8 engine as standard equipment or the optional 6.7-liter Cummings Diesel Laramie. These new pickup trucks shouldn’t be noisy or vibrating, but that’s what a lot of owners have complained about shortly after buying them. They have also complained that working with the dealership and Chrysler can be a bit dodgy as repairs can be dragged out and problems can be persistent even after being fixed.
The issue with the steering in the newer models is a problem the car maker has dealt with in the past with its 2013 and 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups. A recall was issued in 2014 to address inadequate welds to brackets that caused separation from the vehicle’s frame and resulting in difficulty steering and controlling the pickup.
There also seems to be ongoing issues with the vehicle’s Diesel Exhaust Fluid injectors for some owners. One consumer complained of six incidents before having to replace the in the injectors, but then had to fix it again after that.
At least one owner told Consumer Affairs they had to have the transmission replaced in their 2016 Ram 2500 after issues with leaking fluid could not be repaired.
2016 Ram 2500 Recalls
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall in October 2015 due an Engine Control Module (ECM) that may short circuit and lead to stalling without warning. The electrical system and engine problem is a safety issue that could cause a collision.
This was a small recall with only 41 of the auto maker’s 2016 Ram pickup trucks involved. The affected vehicles were manufactured July 31, 2015 to August 13, 2015. Specifically, these are 2016 model year trucks identified as Ram 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis and 4500/5500 Cab Chassis trucks.
Help for Ram 2500 Pickup Owners — 800-235-6801
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If your vehicle qualifies, you could get a full refund, a new vehicle or get compensation and keep your vehicle.
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