Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 113 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Ram 1500 based on all problems reported for the Ram 1500.
I have had the totally integrated power module replaced twice now due to failure. Apparently this is a very common issue in Dodges. It has caused my window defroster, wipers, door locks and windows randomly not to work. Pretty much anything electrical. My passenger airbag goes on and off, regardless of whether or not someone is in the passenger seat. My abs brake system has been malfunctioning and locking up on me. This has been a huge safety issue when there's cold weather or rain and all of a sudden my defroster or wipers arent working or my turn signal is cutting out. The tipm on other Jeep and Chrysler products have been recalled. I don't understand why Dodge hasnt issued a recall. This needs to be investigated farther.
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There is a recall on the wiper module and from what I found out is the wiper module according to Dodge is the linkage on the wipers and I took it in and the dealer said the linkage was bent and wouldn't fix it so I took it to a shop and ended up paying 340. 00 dollars to have it fix.
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The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving in inclement weather, the contact attempted to activate the defroster, but the air conditioner failed to function without warning. The vehicle was taken to saint marys Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram (located at 1237 million dollar highway kersey, PA) where it was diagnosed that the vehicle operated as intended. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 115,643.
My dashboard has hole in it. Its been cracking for a while and really didn't pay att.
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While driving in a rain storm with my three children my windows fogged up preventing me from seeing the road. I had to drive with the windows open in the cold rain so I could have limited visibility. I researched the problem and called the Dodge recall 17 number. I figured it was a broken actuator that keeps the air from changing direction. Dodge told me it would be covered if it was part of the recall. The dealer told me it wasn't the actuator and it was the air blend door. The dealer said it would cost $1,500. To fix it. I told them I cant afford it. I looked at the problem and the actuator is broken. Its a $25 dollar part and they want to charge me $1,500 to fix it.
80 mile drive home in rain and windshield wipers stop working! truck has 40,000 miles on it and I'm the original owner. Intermittent wiper stops, starts, runs at different paces. Completely scary to be on the highway at 60 mph and can't see the road. Very dangerous! the company should replace this at no cost. Apparently they have issues with this because it's been recalled, but my VIN wasn't a part of the recall. How can that be? a known issue, but won't take care of a loyal customer with a safety issue that needs to be repaired or the safety of using the vehicle is limited by weather conditions. What if I had an accident and I had been killed on the highway because my wipers didn't work and the company new it was an issue and wouldn't fix it? very disappointed by this problem and the company's lack of responsibility to fix it. I was on an interstate highway with a posted speed limit of 60 mph, following the law, rain started coming down, wipers would not work so I could see the road. Extremely upsetting and scary to be in that situation. Would hate for my wife or daughter to be driving and have this happen to them. Semi trucks were splashing water onto my windshield and I couldn't clear the water to see where I was going! extremely dangerous!!!!.
Takata recall have a major problem with the high speed on the windshield wipers not working. Low speed works well but high speed stops wipers completely.
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There is a problem with everything electrically related to the truck. The headlights stay on, I have to disconnect the battery to get them to go off. The windshield wipers constantly remain on. The interior lights, door locks, windows, seats, heat, a/c, radio, dash lights, etc do not work. Once the truck starts, all of the dash warning lights come on. (check engine, abs, low windshield wiper fluid, voltage, low oil pressure, etc) the truck is not safe to drive and is a hazard to my family.
Abs sensor comes on over 55mph. Exterior lighting keeps blowing bulbs and sometimes the tail lights completely shut off, sometimes brake lights inoperable. Windshield wipers work when they want to or only at the highest frequency. All occurs while vechicle is being driven in city street conditions other than on highway when I have to go above 55mph.
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The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the damper door, which housed the vehicle's heater cord and defroster control, detached and caused the defrost to no longer function. The contact's visibility was impaired. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the damper door failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 40 mph, the windshield wipers seized without warning. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09v084000 (visibility). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.
Entire dash is cracking and falling apart. Chunks are getting into electrical wiring harness and may cause safety malfunction. Front window defroster not able to work correctly causing visual impairment. I am a ph. D. Polymer chemist and this is obvious safety - manufacturing defect.
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The windshield wipers started acting up by going slow, then fast, then slow, then intermittant while the vehicle is in motion. . . Now they do not work all the time when they are on and the vehicle is in motion. The wipers will just stop out of the blue and I have to manually twist them off and then back on again. I have to keep turning the wipers off and then back on for the duration of the trip, and part of the time the wipers will not engage at all. It was pouring down rain and I was on the freeway. It continues to do this and while there is a recall for models of this year, I was told this particular truck does not have a recall for a new wiper module.
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At first the wipers would stop randomly (while driving in a rainstorm) but I would fiddle with the switch and they would normally come back on. In the last week they basically quit working altogether other than a random stroke here or there. I replaced the wiper/signal control switch on the steering column yesterday thinking it must be worn out. To no avail, the wipers are not working and after researching on the internet, I find that it is a very common problem. People are replacing parts, spending money at service centers and not getting the problem solved. I live in the rainy northwest and I can tell you that it is a big safety issue not being able to see in front of you while navigating I-5 at 70mph at some random point during a trip. This problem started over a year ago but was always a momentary thing and would resolve itself, but it is now a permanent problem and I wish I knew what part replacement would resolve it.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle's ac unit would jam when an attempt was made to switch the unit to or from defrost. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnose to be the blend door actuator and the unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also referenced recall 09v158000(visibility) however the vehicle's year and VIN was not included. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle failure mileage was approximately 110000. Kh.
Passenger wiper blade not working while in motion on interstate I-5 freeway in portland oregon during rain fall causing wipers to lock together for a period of time until I could pull over and dislodge from each other after that only driver side works.
Turn signals work sporadically. This is a daily issue. Signal left and the right signal comes on. Signal right and maybe the left turn signal comes on, or maybe not at all. Sometimes turn signals randomly switch back and forth between left and right on their own. Many times turn signals don't work at all. Once the wipers did not work. Hazard lights sometimes do not work. I have had the multi-function switch replaced twice under warranty and twice again since. Still have the issue. I believe this is a safety concern as the turn signals are telegraphing the wrong information to other drivers. Also possibly related the oil pressure gauge in my instrument panel will not work 3-4 times a year. Next time I start the truck it works fine. All this happens when the vehicle is in motion, and when stationary, forwards, backwards, straight, or turning.
Intermittent wipers do not work or work erratically when raining.
In driving rain, and on a major highway, the windshield wipers suddenly stopped working. I had to repeatedly turn them on in order to clear the rain from the windshield. There was a recall for this very defect and for this year vehicle. I called Chrysler, but its customer service person, dennis, refused to honor the recall, claiming the VIN wasn't included. He also, magnanimously, offered to "reimburse" for the expense "if the recall is expanded. " unacceptable response and obvious, blatant lack of concern for safety, and especially for this vehicle which it knows has this very defect.
Totally integrated power module (tipm) has been dangerous. All four windows went down while truck was unattended and locked several times. We replaced the expensive tipm and car stopped doing that. A few months later, we found out that just one electrical item can cause the entire tipm burn out that affects almost everything in the car. For us it was the backup camera that had a short. It caused air bags, seat belt safety, windshield wipers, defrost/fan, backup camera, locks not to work. Dealership had to replace tipm again. We also believe the tipm may have had something to do with our transmission locking into gear.
The heater/ac control module went out on the vehicle. I brought it in to my mechanic on 9/24/15 he checked with the dealer they said the part is on back order and there are 59 back orders of this part in front of mine. They said it would be in on 11/9/15. On 11/9/15 my mechanic inquired and found the part delayed now until 12/2/15. This is a crucial element as I do not have defrost capabilities and the automatic lights do not come on. In rainy weather and now as we are hitting winter this is a safety hazard. For t here to be 59 of these parts on backorder tells me there is an issue with this part. The 2009 Dodge ram has had quite a few serious recalls. I wanted this to be out there so NHTSA knows the customer service Dodge isnt providing their customers or their lack of regard for this safety issue.
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the front driver side windshield wiper was not functioning and there was water intrusion. Eventually both windshield wipers failed to function. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09e009000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 210,000.
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle shook abnormally and a grinding noise was heard. The contact stated that the wheel hubs became detached while driving at a low speed. In addition, the contact stated that the rear glass shattered after being involved in a minor rear end collision. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 145,000.
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Takata recall. I took my vehical to all american chevy in odessa TX and was told they would not fix the problems with my truck was told it would be best just to get out of the truck and into something else. They wanted me to be upside down on anote vehical. I can not afford a larger payment or a large down payment. I have paid on my truck for over 3 yrs now. I can't afford to be with out a vehical with 2 small children and this truck is not safe with the recall for my kids. And now I have anot her recall that's 3 total as of now. Please god help me!!!!!!.
Passenger side headlight intermittantly fails, but bulb is ok. Windows intermittantly roll themselves down. Key(fob) gets stuck in recepticale. Passenger side windshield sprayer does not spray water.
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