I have had several recalls on this truck. All taken in and repaired. But I only have 34000 miles on this one ton truck and the ball joints have gone bad. I don't abuse this truck. There is no way the ball joints should have gone bad. They wanted $1500.00 to fix it. They finally allowed me to purchase a extended warranty for $600 and a deductible of $100 to fix it.
After being a power-stroke guy for many years I made the switch to ram. Very glad I did. I have the Laramie package and it is pure luxury...truck or not. Uconnect works excellent, I have the 730n. High quality leather, great sound system, quite ride, more power than I will probably ever need...and I pull heavy equipment. Lumbar support is outstanding. M.P.G,s are not horrible for a 1 ton with this much power, I can get it down to about 14 if I drive hard, normal driving gets me about 18-19. Towing 14000# gets about 10. Call quality on Bluetooth is excellent. Took about 3 minutes to pair my iPhone and download the phone book. Absolutely no buyers remorse...love it. Would do it again!!
Best truck that I've ever owned.. Drives like a Cadillac on the Highway.. Really Bad gas mileage ( diesel fuel),, but,, I kinda knew that would be the result of a truck weighing 8000 lbs! Comfortable on long trips. I took it to Las Vegas pulling a 7000lb racecar trailer down Route 66 and it got around 9 to 10 Miles per Gallon... Diesel fuel is Cheaper than gasoling for the first time in 4 years,,, So,, I'm enjoying a little reprieve.. I change the oil and filter every 3000 miles with Mobil Delvac and Genuine Mopar filters... Hopefully it will last a while... Had trouble with my 2009 2500 Blowing black smoke around 80,000 miles,, So I traded it in for this 2012 Duallie.
Traded off a 2008 Ram 3500 Mega Cab for a 2012 Ram 3500 Crew Cab. Huge improvement over the 2008. Interior quality is much better. Seats are very comfortable and good for long road trips, leather quality is excellent. Audio system sounds great. Very quiet for a diesel and more quiet than the 2008. Feature overload, still have not figured them all out yet.
This truck has been back and forth to the shop since it was 3 days old. The motor uses oil has since about 4500 miles, radio is going out has been since the truck was maybe 2 months old, the side bar step on the drivers side is falling apart cruise control is out has an open recall that has not been done been in the shop twice since parts were made available, back window leaks water traction control out abs system works sometimes fender flares are falling off brake controller out has been for 3 months been replaced twice cooling unit light comes on has a lag in the motor tires are wore out have been since 12000 miles lag vibration motor sounds like its gonna blow
We bought a 2011 used with about 40k miles on it already.
I use it to pull my horse trailer and you can hardly even tell it is back there.
I have loaded 2 full tons of haycubes in the bed and although it squated a little it handled it just fine.
The only issue we have had with it so far is one day the key fob would not unlock the door. I made the mistake of using the manual key and everything went haywire.
We had to disconnect the battery and let it reset.
Also a couple of times while using the hands free device for the phone, even after the call was ended and the keys were out of the truck, the display stayed on.
Again had to disconnect battery and reset.
That happened 2 times.
Purchased new from dealer, been in the shop overnight more than 30 days in less than 3 years and 40k miles of ownership. Very dissatisfied with the reliability of theRAM truck surrounding the fantastic Cummins engine. AISIN transmission has been repaired no less than 3 times. Problems with navigation, seating, electrical, ball joints, the list goes on and on. Also have had to deal with 5 recalls.
TOO MANY RECALLS FOR A 2013 TRUCK!!! CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON WHEN TRUCK NEEDS "COMPUTER UPDATES" SO OFF TO DEALERSHIP AGAIN AND AGAIN... NOW AT 37K Miles, something caused the serpentine belt to break with such force it broke the fan into pieces, breaking the radiator while pulling the horse trailer with 2 horses. Now it is back at a dealership again, this time 6 hours away from where we live. Been there since 9/19, it is now 9/30/15...
I was just informed the PARTS ARE STILL NOT IN!!! of course none of this is covered under "basic warranty."
They want you to pay out the nose for their extended warranty so when the $59.00 serpentine belt breaks - you might be covered.
NO MORE CHRYSLER PRODUCTS FOR US! RODEO SPONSOR OR NOT!