2022 RAM 1500 Engine Stalling

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

Lemberg Law is investigating complaints regarding engine stalling issues in the 2022 RAM 1500 that result in emergency braking, which is dangerous. Many vehicle owners report that they have taken vehicles to dealerships, sometimes multiple times, but the problem remains unresolved.

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Is there a Problem with the Engine Stalling in the 2022 RAM 1500?

It is clear from the many complaints made to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that there is a major problem with 2022 RAM 1500 engines stalling. Dealerships aren’t able to help and commonly say that they can’t see error codes or recreate the problem that owners complain about.

What Engine Problems are RAM 1500 Owners Experiencing?

The engine stalling problems that 2022 RAM 1500 owners vary, and their responses depend on circumstances. For example, some are simply frustrated because they can’t get dealerships to solve the problem. Others say they are terrified for their lives. Some of them state in NHTSA complaints that they are scared that their vehicles will stall and stop on a freeway.

So, here are a handful of NHTSA complaints for you to judge for yourselves.

An owner from Florida states:

“Truck stalled 4 times in 2 months going less than 5 mph. When driving slowly around a turn or at a stop sign, the truck stalls when I give it gas. The emergency brake is automatically engaged and I have to disengage it before I can start the truck. The check engine light and battery light came on.

“I took it to the dealership (Jerry Ulm) and they could not recreate the problem or see the error codes so they gave the truck back to me. It’s happened 4 times since then. Please help, I have two small children.”

An owner from Kansas states:

“Vehicle stalls randomly while driving and automatically applies the emergency brake. Stalling randomly and applying the emergency brake in the street/highway with traffic is dangerous and unsafe. This is our primary vehicle and the dealership has been unable to recreate the stalling.”

The owner adds that the RAM 1500 has been to the dealership twice because of the stalling issue, “but the problem is still unresolved. The stalling started randomly in March-April 2022. The dealership was notified and (the) vehicle (was) taken in for multiple services. Problem still not solved.”

An owner from Texas states:

“Driving at slow speed after (the) vehicle sat overnight. Truck stalled, indicating (the) place vehicle in Park before starting. I shifted to Park, additional lights and errors occurred. Disabled parking brake, and was able to start (the) vehicle after two attempts.”

An owner from Georgia states:

“The truck has 647 miles on it and is brand new. I just bought it from the dealer. The truck had been idling in my driveway for a few minutes before I left home. I was in my neighborhood, driving 25-30 MPH maximum. I came to a stop sign, stopped and then proceeded to turn left, which takes me down a hill. Approximately 1-2 seconds into the turn, the engine shut off completely, several lights went on the dash and the truck was proceeding downhill until at some point the brakes locked up, pushing me forward into the steering wheel.”

The driver was very concerned because if anyone had been in front of the vehicle, he would not have been able to control it.

“The truck brakes were locked and I had to mess around starting it to get them to unlock, the battery indicator was lit and the check engine light was on. I was able to get the truck restarted and took it to a pool parking lot area and shut it off completely. I was able to get it started again, this time the battery indicator went out and the check engine light stayed on.”

The complaint continues: “I have been reading online and see that many, many people with the RAM 1500, most notably the etorque engine version, are having the engine shut off with no warning, some at much higher speeds.”

The owner took the vehicle to a dealer who “flashed” the computer and said they were ordering and replacing the computer which sits atop the etorque engine device

“This is VERY concerning, especially because I see this has happened to others, and has been doing so for several years. I wanted to report this as to me, it seems like a Serious Safety Concern!”

An owner from Massachusetts states:

“Engine stalled, inspection available upon request. Safety issue – Took a right turn onto a road with heavy traffic then, while accelerating (the) engine stalled. I was able to coast to the breakdown lane to attempt a restart. Error message on (the) dashboard was “Electronic Control Module malfunction.”

He tried to restart several times, with no success. So, he shut off the ignition completely with a quick press of the start engine and foot not on the brake pedal. Another restart of the engine was successful, but the check engine light remained on.

What Should You Do if Your RAM 1500 is Experiencing Engine Stalling Issues?

Lemberg Law is currently investigating the many complaints about the 2022 RAM 1500 and its engine stalling issues. Have you experienced engine stalling issues when driving your RAM 1500? If so, have you thought that your vehicle might be a lemon?

Maybe you have, and you are concerned that it will cost you too much in legal fees to claim against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the company that manufactures the 2022 RAM 1500. But don’t worry. If the case goes to court, the law says that FCA must pay your legal fees.

Brian Jones

About the Author:

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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1 COMMENT
  • R. S

    2022 Ram Laramie 5.7 eTorque with 12″ UConnect. In second week of ownership, at less than 5 mph after a 90deg right turn, brakes suddenly locked, engine died, warning lights lit up. Very hard stop – hurt my back. Sat a couple minutes, restarted OK, warning lights not lit, operation normal. Has not happened since.

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