Transmission Solenoid Problems of Dodge Ram 1500

Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 11 problems related to transmission solenoid (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

One day I tried to drive my truck to the store without any history of transmission issues. When I placed the truck into drive the truck immediately shifted in 4th gear. I put it back in park then into drive again. This seemed to fix the issue. A few days later while I was driving down the road the truck felt sluggish, almost like I was pulling a heavy load on a trailer. I noticed that the truck was in 4th gear again. I thought that maybe I had accidentally put the truck into manual, but I knew that I had not. So I tried to shift back into drive, but this didn't fix it. I pulled over, turned the truck off, back on and miraculously no more issues. Until I drove it again the next day. It would sporadically shift into 4th gear, and stay there without any type of reset like before. Other days, I could drive just fine. I eventually had an independent transmission specialist look at the truck. He stated that the low gear/reverse transmission shift solenoid was malfunctioning. I replaced it and didn¿t have any other transmission issues. Besides the rear door locks being inoperable like before, the electrical issues started the following week (tipm). Now I¿m starting to think that the tipm might have been the initial issue with the door locks and transmission. I have had many other issues with the truck as well that I will file separate complaints on each issue. (tipm electrical issues, no power to anything inside of the truck, tire pressure sensor flying out of the tire while driving 70 mph, rear power door locks not unlocking/locking with key fob or front door lock controls) this truck is a safety hazard to my families life as well as my own.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 2
Failure Date: 09/14/2014

Vehicle was in automatic drive, not manual. All of a sudden the transmission dropped into 4th gear. I stopped, put the truck in park, and turned the vehicle off. Waited two minutes and turned the vehicle back on. Put the transmission into drive and it stayed in 4th gear and would not come out. Engine light did not come on until after vehicle was turned off and then back on. I disconnected the battery to try a reset and that did not work either. Computer reading stated shift solenoid malfunction. This occurred while driving on the highway with three kids in the truck.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 3
Failure Date: 08/29/2013

The transmission upon start up was locked in 4th gear. This is the third event of this type. The first time this occurred the transmission reset after I put the truck in park and restarted it. A trip to the dealership uncovered nothing. The second time was another cold start event with the transmission lockedn 4th gear. It took several restarts to reset but the check engine light was activated. Another trip to the dealership and the cause was stated to be the solenoid pack in the transmission. This was repaired and all seemed fine. Yesterday another cold start and the transmission locked in 4th. I drove the vehicle to the dealership in 4th gear. On the way I monitored the trans temp. It stayed at 86 degrees. The outside temp was 91 degrees. Upon arrival at the dealership a mechanic went with me on a test drive. We returned to the shop and he began a diagnostic. The check engine light was not on. I was told that they believed there was a wiring harness issue and they would order one and replace it. The mechanic told me that he did something and the trans temp jumped from 86 degrees to 160+. There were several fault codes found during the diagnostic. The truck is currently at the dealership being repaired. The tuck has less than 7,000 miles on it. It has the 4. 7 engine. The first event was in June 2013, then twice in August 2013.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4
Failure Date: 02/10/2012

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. While the ignition was started, the 4wd warning indicator began to illuminate. The contact turned the 4wd control selector off and proceeded to drive. After driving for a few moments the engine warning indicator illuminated continuously on the instrument panel. Also on a separate occasion the transmission shifted into the limp mode. In addition to the other failures, the vehicle unexpectedly lunged forward with the brake pedal engaged. The failure occurred two times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they stated the transmission solenoid was defective. The vehicle was currently being repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the malfunctions. The approximate failure mileage was 10,100.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 5
Failure Date: 05/30/2010

Atm shifting into reverse on it's own at speed of 60mph or greater. 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with 53,806 miles. While driving vehicle on highway at 65 mph, vehicle shifts atm itself abruptly into reverse for split second, causing tires to briefly lockup, then shifts itself back into drive. No codes registered/captured by onboard computer. Dealership technician determined cause by driving vehicle on highway above 60mph with code reader connected and was able to duplicate reverse shifting and retrieved code. Code (1577) detecting atm reverse solenoid shifting into reverse. Dealership replaced valve body assembly in transmission. Costs for the repair was $950. 00 dollars covered by my extended warranty policy with a $50. 00 dollar out of pocket (deductible). **fortunately for my wife and I the incident occurred in dry conditions. Had this occurred while driving in wet conditions I'm certain the vehicle would have lost control and an accident occurred, possibly involving others. **.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 truck purchased in 2008. She stated that the steering wheel would vibrate violently and as a result caused damage to the front hub. The dealer stated that the sealed unit for life gear assembly was coming apart internally. The manufacturer refused to take any liability for the failure. She also stated there were transmission issues with the vehicle in the past. The manufacturer stated that there was a defect with the transmission and replaced the solenoids under their liability. No additional repairs were made to the vehicle to correct the failure. The failure and current mileages were under 79,400.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 7
Failure Date: 07/28/2007

I have a 02 Dodge ram 4x4 quad cab with the 360 engine and the transmission is messed up I contacted a local shop and the solenoids are bad and the shop owner stated that this is a very common problem with these trucks he tried to get the parts and no one has them they are on back order till next week that says to me this is a failure on Dodge for faulty equipment.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 8
Failure Date: 01/07/2007

Truck purchased in 1999. Maintained regular recommended scheduled service. 2006, tcc transmission solenoid needed replacement. 2007, tcc solenoid replaced again. 2007, transmission with 84,000 miles needed replacement. Jan 2007, contacted Chrysler corp for split of cost for new transmission. (denied). 2007, second new transmission replaced. 2008, long cracks on dashboard. 2009, compressor, clutch fan and ac system replaced. 2009, front and rear passenger speakers inop. 2010 second transmission slipping, od light and tran temp light on at 33,000 miles on new transmission.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 9
Failure Date: 03/29/2006

: the contact stated after the vehicle was driven, parked, and then restarted, the transmission felt as though it was dragging. The problem was intermittent and occurred every month and a half. The dealership was unable to determine a problem, but replaced the solenoid in an attempt to repair. The problem persists.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 10
Failure Date: 03/22/2004

Problems with vehicle's transmission. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on three different occasions because of the engine light illuminating, the first time the dealer stated it was a transmission problem and the computer would need to be replaced, the second time the engine light illuminated again and the dealer stated it was sending the same code and they would replace the solenoid. The third time after having no transportation for three days, the consumer and his wife were told that a ball bearing in the valve body of the transmission was in the wrong place.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 11
Failure Date: 10/23/2002

Dealer replace only solenoids and filter on first failer. The 2nd failer requires a total rebuild. The transmission shop said the transmission line should have replaced at the dealer. Dt.

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