Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 48 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
For more than 1 year, the tachometer in my Dodge ram has functioned intermittently. On 3/25/15 I noticed that the driver-side low-beam headlight bulb was out. I replaced the bulb without effect. My mechanic diagnosed the tipm module as the culprit for both the headlight and tachometer failure. He will replace the module, at a cost of roughly $1000, when a replacement can be obtained. It is estimated that it will be at least 4 weeks from the time of diagnosis before that replacement tipm will be available. In the meantime, I must drive my truck with only one headlight and then I will have to pay more than $1000 to have this repaired.
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The driver side headlight goes off at random times. It usually comes back on within a few minutes. Now it is completely out. A new bulb was attempted but failed to fix the issue. Also the anti theft system activates at random times causing the horn to activate and vehicles lights to all flash. One one occasion the vehicle failed to start for several hours. The issues are getting worse and more frequent.
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The driver's side headlight would go off and on in intervals and then finaly went out completely. I purchased a stock bulb from a Dodge dealership and had the bulb installed by a different Dodge dealership. After having the bulb changed at field's Chrysler Dodge Jeep, they pulled my truck around for me to pick up and I noticed that it still wasn't working, so they took it back into the shop and worked on it some more and finally got the headlight working. Within a few days after the bulb replacement, the light stopped working again. I took the truck back to the dealership and they told me there was a part that they had to order, but used a security tie for this part to keep continuity until the new part arrived. When the part arrived, I took my truck back to the dealership to have the part replaced. I rented a vehicle for the day and picked up my truck the following day. About 5 days after this repair, the headlight went out again. Now, I have to take the truck back to the dealership yet again and spend more money, time, missed work due to their defective part and design. I have had so many other problems with this truck that it is mind boggling. I was just pulled over by the police last night for the light being out. I constantly worry about getting pulled over when driving at night and this has been extremely aggravating and stressful. This has limited my driving at night significantly. I have performed an internet search for this issue with this truck and apparently this is a common safety defect. Thus far, I have incurred at least $400. 00 in expenses but does not account for my time and missed work. Please help.
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My brand new vehicle had a front left headlight that was out. Stopped by police, went to dealer next day, they said they see this across model line. Brand new car . Was concerned how dark road was driving at night. . Never thought on a brand new car this would occur !.
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The contact owns a 1995 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the headlights failed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was experiencing the same failure specified in NHTSA campaign number: 99v024000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.
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2014 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer writes in regards to navigation system problems. The consumer stated the screen would freeze and turn black. Also, the system would display a different location, other than where the consumer was. The consumer also stated, the headlights shut off while his wife was driving, one night. She was able to pull over and turn the lights back on.
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the low beam headlights suddenly turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who changed the light bulbs, but the failure persisted. The contact indicated that vehicle was taken to the dealer on multiple occasions due to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 35,000.
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I feel that the headlights (halogen) on my 2013 Ram 1500 slt are inadequate to drive the truck safely. The low beams are too dim and yellowish to see down the road. I have had many vehicles in my 35+ years of driving and these are the worst headlights of any car or truck I have ever seen or experienced. I have seen other 2013 ram trucks with similar headlights with the same dimness and yellowish lighting. I find myself over using the high beams simply because the low beams fail to do the job. Others have had to have complained about this, ram needs to take action to correct this problem before something bad happens. Another problem with these trucks is that there is a approximate 1 second delay when using the horn to warn other drivers. Take that 1 second delay while driving at 30. . . 40. . . 50 mph and it magnifies the danger.
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The lighting system (headlights) on my 2014 ram truck are dangerous to use at night. They are very dim and produce sub-standard lighting for safe driving. I am forced to use high beams during night driving. This is notably not safe for oncoming drivers, but it is the only option I have. After a quick internet search, this is a known problem with many Chrysler, ram and Jeep products.
Automatic headlights go out while riding down the highway. Occurs in cold weather more than warm weather dealership cannot find problem never happens when taken in.
Driving the vehicle at night with both headlights and fog (driving) lights on does not provide enough illumination for safe travel. My wife and I both noticed several times that you cannot see at night when there is any wet pavement surrounding this vehicle. On the highway at 55 mph you cannot see your lights on the pavement (scary!). In addition, I drove the vehicle multiple times at night and found it extremely difficult to navigate with the stock lighting supplied by Dodge with this vehicle. I replaced the stock system with an aftermarket hid system to correct the defect at considerable personal expense. I would have expected Dodge to supply a vehicle of this type with proper lighting technology. Please see prior model years complaints. Dodge refuses to correct this defect even though multiple safety complaints been made regarding it. Also check Dodge truck forums and you will see there are multiple complaints regarding stock lighting systems on ram vehicles.
Dodge seems to have a known issue causing the headlights to not work that is unrelated to the condition of the lamp itself or a fuse. Apparently a $500+ part is required. Many people cannot afford this repair and go without headlights instead causing obvious safety issues.
The headlights are unsafe. They are so dim you cant see anything in front of you at night. The brights were on for 15 miles and not one car flashed there brights at me. Looking at the internet they are 1000s complants of Dodge ram headlights. The dealer where you bought it at just tell you to change the bulbs and that does nothing. This is a safety issue that needs taken care of right away.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while traveling various speeds, the headlights intermittently failed. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 36,500.
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that both plastic headlight covers were oxidized and reduced the visibility whenever driving at night. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.
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The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed. The contact also mentioned that the visibility was very poor when the low beam head light were illuminated. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,500.
My headlights on 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 laramie are getting a lot of moisture/condensation in both of them. I had them replaced by dealership but my new pair are doing the same. I have seen on other similar trucks like mine with same issue. This is causing my lights to look dimmer instead of brightening up the road. I have the projector style headlights.
Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated both headlights on the vehicle failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the headlights and stated the wiring for the headlights was loose. The failure has recurred on the right headlight and the vehicle will be taken to the dealer for another inspection. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 23,000 and the current mileage was 26, 516. Mw.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the headlights failed to illuminate with adequate brightness. The failure recurred whenever the headlights were in activation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer twice where both headlight bulbs were replaced but to no avail. The manufacturer was notified of the recurring problem. The approximate failure mileage was 300. . . Updated 12-05-13.
The headlights, both high and low beams, are so poor as to be a serious safety hazard. On low beam, the road is lighted for only 100 or so feet. On high beams, almost nothing ahead is visible. Similar experiences have been expressed by other ram pickup owners. These headlights are so poor, I'm shocked they have been approved for public sale. I have missed side roads and driveways due to the poor headlights. I'm forced to spend several hundred dollars on upgraded bulbs and after market driving lights. The truck is a serious safety hazard at night. There should be a recall to remedy such a significant deficiency in a $30k+ vehicle.
Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at night, visibility was reduced due to the headlights being too dim. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the headlight bulbs were replaced but the contact stated that the visibility barely improved. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure and current mileage was 707. Kmj.
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. This vehicle however, has a defect, the dashboard cracks and is starting to basically disintegrate. I however, am not the only one with these issues. As you can see on the forums and websites below. . Read more...
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2011 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumer states when high beams are turned on low beams do not work the consumer stated the dealer had him shine the lights onto an open wall, and only the high beams hit the wall when they were turned on. The consumer was informed the lights were working as designed and no further assistance would be granted.
Driver side headlight stopped working. High beam works but low beam does not. Replaced bulb 3 times and still won't work. .
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the headlights were replaced and caused all of the external lights to fail intermittently, making it dangerous to drive the vehicle at night. The manufacturer was not contacted. The dealer was notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 120,000.
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