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Headlights Problems of Dodge Ram 1500



Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 41 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 1
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

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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Failure Date: 06/04/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 3
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 4
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 5
Failure Date: 12/28/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 6
Failure Date: 12/20/2013

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.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 7
Failure Date: 10/27/2013

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.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 8
Failure Date: 06/05/2013

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 9
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

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.

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Failure Date: 04/29/2013

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.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 11
Failure Date: 03/14/2013

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.

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Failure Date: 12/20/2012

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.

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Failure Date: 12/10/2012

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.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 15
Failure Date: 07/03/2012

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 16
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 17
Failure Date: 04/01/2012

Driver side headlight stopped working. High beam works but low beam does not. Replaced bulb 3 times and still won't work. .

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 18
Failure Date: 02/27/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 19
Failure Date: 12/01/2011

The total integrated power module or fuse box on 2006 Dodge rams has a known problem of failing. To replace faulty headlight circuit it will cost 1000 dollar because of this tipm. It has a poor design and Dodge should address this issue.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the headlights were very dimly lit, as well as the high beam headlights. The dealer was contacted did not offer any assistance. The manufacturer was not notified and the vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 5,000 and the failure mileage was 300.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 21
Failure Date: 01/03/2011

The contact owns a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 40 mph, the headlights were abnormally dim. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed an unusual yellow film on the headlights lens. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact did not call the manufacturer regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 94,500 and the current mileage was 95,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 22
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

Dash cracked and fell apart causing headlight wire to melt and headlights to go out while driving down interstate at 70 mph.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 23
Failure Date: 08/14/2009

Defective headlight lenses.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 24
Failure Date: 05/27/2009

No incident prior to failure. Head lights failed while driven at night on the express way at 65 mph, given no prior notice that it will fail. Dealer was contacted and will be replaced.

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Failure Date: 02/20/2009

The low beam headlights either don't come on or if you hit a bump they will go off.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 26
Failure Date: 02/12/2009

I have owned 4 Dodge ram pickups, all the same, and all 4 trucks have the same poor lighting, the headlights are extremely poor and for each truck I have to buy the higher end headlights, I am sure if these trucks were tested for night vision they would not pass, please check this issue out and make Dodge repair or replace them, they are extremely dangerous as they provide poor lighting in night travelling so imagine how poor they are in poor visibility conditions.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 27
Failure Date: 01/22/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact has experienced issues with the vehicle ever since it was purchased. The headlights failed to produce the proper lighting to see at a distance. She purchased new bulbs that were installed at the dealer. In addition, the windshield wiper blade froze to the windshield and the vehicle would "jump" uncontrollably. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and stated that the contact needed more experience driving the vehicle. She took the vehicle to the repair shop and the mechanic stated that the tires could cause the vehicle to "jump". The mechanic further stated that the abs was located only in the rear of the vehicle; therefore, the stopping distance will increase. She informed the dealer of the mechanic's diagnosis and was advised to drive the vehicle a little longer to allow the suspension to loosen. The dealer stated that she needed to become familiar with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 120 and current mileage was 5,800.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 28
Failure Date: 01/09/2009

Lights go off while driving and the only way to fix it while driving is to flip it back to parking mode, this only works until the lights go off again than just flip it back to regular headlights. This can be dangerous while driving at night with all the deer that runs around my neck of the woods, not to mention the 50' to 100' drop offs to the left and right sides of the main road.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 29
Failure Date: 11/04/2008

On my 2008 Dodge pickup truck there is no adjustment for lowering the headlights a truck is made to carry weight in the back end or pull a trailer, both of which makes the front of the truck raise in height. While pulling my trailer I receive about 100 cars per hour that flash there high beams just as they approach me causing me to be blind for a second or two. Both the dealer and the manufacture has verified that there is no adjustment for the headlights and there is nothing they can do. I live in calif. And believe it's against the law to drive with lights so high that they blind the on coming traffic. About 2 weeks ago while driving through sacramento in a rain storm at night I could not see the reflectors that mark the lanes and came close to having an accident because my headlights were so high. I think that Dodge should be made to correct this condition on all of there trucks before people get hurt.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 30
Failure Date: 01/01/2008

The headlights on my truck are completely 'blind'. The glass has become so unclear that during darkness not enough light is given up, driving in darkness has become unsafe. At this point I am supporting it by turning the fog lights on. I will be forced to replace the head lights to continue to be safe. This does not seem to be isolated to my truck as I am noticing similar discolorations of the head lights on other trucks of same Dodge model and year.

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Failure Date: 07/30/2007

The dashboard started cracking about 3 months ago and is in very poor condition right now. The headlights also will occasionally turn off when I turn the bright on and I have to flash the bright a couple of times to get them to turn on.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 32
Failure Date: 11/01/2006

The dashboard of the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 truck started cracking all of a sudden and was getting worse by the day. Now I am having trouble with the headlights due to the dashboard problems , and it is a safety issue.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 33
Failure Date: 10/19/2006

The drivers side headlight dims and will go off completely. The harness has been changed but has not fixed the problem.