2022 Dodge RAM 1500 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical system and steering issues are among the top complaints from vehicle owners

The 2022 Dodge Ram is meant to be not only a work truck but also a comfortable vehicle for relaxing in. It’s advertised as capable, with the company claiming owners can “forge your own path.” However, there are already complaints surfacing about the defective electrical system and the steering.

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Problems with the Electrical System

Considering all of the high-tech equipment included with 2022 Ram trucks, one would assume that the electrical system is up to par, but it’s not.

One customer wrote this statement on Ram Forum. “I’ve had my 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie for a little over a month. 1,200 miles on it. 12” Uconnect screen has gone black and check engine light is on. Is THIS what I have to look forward to?”

The Ram truck barely made it off the dealership lots before there was a recall, showing the level of care that was put into manufacturing. NHTSA Campaign Number 21V871000 states that the trucks have been built with the wrong equipment for the heating, ventilation and air condition systems (HVAC). This defect leads to an inoperable defrost system, which can reduce visibility and cause an accident. Of course, Ram is taking care of the repair, but it shouldn’t have hit the roads with this issue in the first place. If the customer wants to “forge” a path, they better hope that the windshield doesn’t fog up or they might find themselves meeting a tree.

Problems with the Steering

There’s no doubt that the Ram is a larger vehicle, requiring more care when steering. However, a defective steering system isn’t needed and only makes the situation worse, yet that’s what drivers are dealing with.

Another customer wrote this on Ram Forum. “It just seems loose and like you are always making subtle corrections to keep it in the lane.”

While there are no communications showing how to resolve the problem, all of this seems a little reminiscent of the dreaded death wobble. Is it possible that the trucks are going to suffer from this infamous problem yet again? Some people have found that changing the tires tends to help the situation, but this isn’t something that should be dealt with on a new truck, especially for the high price of this one. The only path that this Ram is going to “forge” is to the top of the list of defective trucks. In a few years, the 2022 Ram will be listed as a model to avoid.

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Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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  • Thomas M

    Brand new 2022 ram 1500 rebel eco diesel, from New Brunswick Canada, first tank of gas and how RAM boasts about 1600 km’s to a tank of diesel fuel… THATS GARBAGE!
    I have less than 100 km showing on the expected mileage gauge and 560 actual km’s on the brand new truck. I will be lucky to get 800KM’s to this piece of crap. The reason i bought it was for mileage and how RAM can get away with the lies it spews is beyond me, I have no choice but to keep this truck for a bit but 800kms difference on the first tank of gas is not a good showing to me. I will be getting rid of it ASAP! The actual dealer where i bought the truck are as professional as i have met and not their fault this garbage truck does what it does. I sent my evaluation to Chrysler by email and of course will NEVER EVER hear back from them because they are lairs and should be taken to court for publishing garbage lies to customers

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