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Engine Shut Off Without Warning Problems of Dodge Ram 1500



Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 12 problems related to engine shut off without warning (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 1
Failure Date: 04/17/2014

The vehicle will shutdown without notice, the engine will shut off and will not restart. The electronic dash will go black which shows what gear the vehicle is in. So shifting to neutral to restart the vehicle can be difficult since no indication is given of what gear. All power to the steering and brakes are no longer available. The vehicles computer does some sort of reset after several seconds but any attempts to restart the vehicle fail till the reset is complete. Taken to the dealer several times and also notified Chrysler which there attempted resolutions were only guess and does not resolve the shutdowns. Chrysler and service tech's have stated they have not heard of the issue yet another customer in for service same time as myself with a Jeep complained of the same issue that I had seen with my ram. It appears this is bigger issue than just a single vehicle. . Read more...

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 2
Failure Date: 01/09/2014

While driving engine just shuts off. Had to put in n to restart. Had no brakes or steering. Happened 3 times now. Dealer got code p0884 said it was fixed, but happened two more times after that. Afraid to drive truck now. Will only go short distance. Please can we get this issue fixed.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 3
Failure Date: 12/27/2013

While driving my truck just shut off. No warning lights or anything. Lost all power to steering and was lucky to get stopped with out getting hurt. It started right up like normal. Few days later it did it again. Just plain scary.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4
Failure Date: 03/18/2013

When I was pulling into a parking place the truck stalled. Lost power to the engine. This happened again a couple weeks later as I was sitting at a red light. And today it did it more than it ever has. Three red lights in a row the engine shut off.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 5
Failure Date: 01/07/2013

Over the last few days the vehicle idle has been extremely erratic. Today pulling up to a stop sign at a slight curve, the vehicle/engine just shut off. I was able to restart it but it was a very dangerous situation as my power brakes and power steering both shut off unexpectedly and could have caused a major accident if there had been other cars coming.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 6
Failure Date: 01/24/2011

Dodge Ram 1500 truck just shuts off when braking or turning. You have to put it in neutral and restart it. This is going to cause a serious accident or injury to someone and Dodge has not recalled the vehicle. We have seen numerous complaints on the internet about this same problem. We have called our Dodge dealer and n one seems to know what to do. It has happened more than once in the past month.


car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

Engine shuts off while driving and stops in the middle of the highway. This happens several times per day. To start the engine back up, I have to come to a complete stop, cut the ignition switch completely off, wait 1-5 minutes, cut the ignition switch completely back on and if the gas meter gauge comes on, then the engine will start up again. The engine will cut off again while driving in 1 minute to a few hours.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 8
Failure Date: 04/07/2008

2005 Dodge ram frequently stalls at slower speeds and rpm's. The engine shuts off without warning often after letting off the gas pedal at lower rpms. It has happened at speeds of 20 mph and lower, while taking turns, approaching stop signs and at the crest of hills when I let off the gas. Very dangerous and resulted in running off the road into a ditch in one case. The dealer was not helpful on both occasions when they kept the truck for repair purposes. In both cases they said they could not do anything since the computer did not register a specific failure. I told them that it was related to the low rpm's and that it was not a "sensor" issue. They refused to investigate further as they felt this would be chasing the problem "blind".

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 9
Failure Date: 12/03/2006

I lease a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with the 5. 7l hemi. My vehicle has roughly 17,800 miles on it. I am having stalling problems with it. In early November I went outside to turn my truck on to warm it up. I moved it forward about 5 feet and put it in park. When I did this, the engine shut off on it's own. I took me about three minutes to restart the vehicle. Once it restarted, it ran fine and showed no other symptoms of a problem. On December 3, 2006, I was driving home and exiting from the freeway. When I reached the red light, I stopped and the truck stalled out. I restarted it and it ran for about five seconds and stalled again. I put the car into neutral and started it and kept my foot on the gas to keep it running. At the next light it died again and continued to do it everytime I stopped. I took it into the dealership on December 5, 2006. They looked at it and said that they could not find anything wrong with it. The computer did not show any codes and they could not duplicate the problem. It only happens periodically and it did run okay as I drove it to the dealership. On December 6, 2006 I was driving the vehicle and it stalled again at a stop. I am scheduled to take it into the dealership again on December 12 to have them "flash the pcm". The dealer has informed me that their special tech has seen this problem on a few other vehicles and does not quite know how to fix the problem. I have done some research and found that the NHTSA is conducting an investigation for this problem in Dodge rams and Dodge durangos. I have two small children and do not feel safe to drive them in this vehicle. My wife and I make conscious decisions regarding our childrens safety. Placing them into a vehicle that stalls at will is not Smart. If you have any guidance or information that would assist in this matter, it would be greatly appreciated.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 10
Failure Date: 09/01/2005

While stopped in a turn lane, the engine shut down for no apparent reason. This occurring three days after serviced by the dealer for the second time for the same problem. Have since spoken to the dealer again and have been told that Chrysler is looking into the problem. So far, this a problem that has only manifested itself in town at low speeds. I am very concerned that it may occur on the freeway, which will leave me with no power steering or power brakes.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 11
Failure Date: 07/10/2005

I have an 04 Dodge Ram 1500 hemi,while driving the truck at any given time truck just shuts down completely. I have taken it back to the dealer several times and nothing was done to solve the problem. Now last week I was driving up the street the truck shut off one more time causing me to hit a guide rail. I feel the truck is very unsafe to drive and personally dont want it anymore.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 12
Failure Date: 05/07/2004

The vehicle shut down, losing power to steering, brakes, and the consumer was left in traffic. Vehicle was serviced, and the dealer stated there was no solution for the problem they knew that existed.