A lot wrong in year 1?

Atcer2018

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Agree with the other posts, all makes have their issues. My 2018 CC V6 with 3:21 4X4 has been pretty much trouble free. Cruise control switch, 3 way coolant valve, driver side mirror and delaminated 8.4 radio have been replaced under warranty. In my experience that’s about average for a vehicle. It’s a comfortable truck and I find the build quality and materials used to be above average. For my use it fits my needs. Maintenance in my humble opinion is key for anything mechanical. As a DYI’er I do almost all my own maintenance and that saves a small fortune. The only truly horrible vehicle I’ve ever owned is a 2015 Ford Escape with the 2L echoboost. One look under that thing will make you cringe. Leaks from everywhere with a constant coating of oil, grease, blow by over the entire undercarriage. At this point in time it’s cheaper to keep it versus the cost of something new. Rams are pretty popular these days and with so many on the road I’m sure there are a few lemons. You don’t really hear about the ones without problems.
 

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Agree with the other posts, all makes have their issues. My 2018 CC V6 with 3:21 4X4 has been pretty much trouble free. Cruise control switch, 3 way coolant valve, driver side mirror and delaminated 8.4 radio have been replaced under warranty. In my experience that’s about average for a vehicle. It’s a comfortable truck and I find the build quality and materials used to be above average. For my use it fits my needs. Maintenance in my humble opinion is key for anything mechanical. As a DYI’er I do almost all my own maintenance and that saves a small fortune. The only truly horrible vehicle I’ve ever owned is a 2015 Ford Escape with the 2L echoboost. One look under that thing will make you cringe. Leaks from everywhere with a constant coating of oil, grease, blow by over the entire undercarriage. At this point in time it’s cheaper to keep it versus the cost of something new. Rams are pretty popular these days and with so many on the road I’m sure there are a few lemons. You don’t really hear about the ones without problems.
SURE wish these new DT trucks had 3 way HCV instead of the redesign with Blend door BS. AC work a lot better if not being sloshed with 200 degree coolant the whole time AC is on, wat a sorry a**** re-design. No Eco Boast for dis Boird. I did look at a 2022 Tundra, 1794, fully loaded. BLING out the ying yang. But it has the new V6 twin turbo (also hybrid options), and the prices start at 67K MSRP, plus, and Toyota for some odd reason had a bad run of Turbo's and all the right side turbo's doing the self-implosion method, some at 300 miles. SO not fer dis BOIRD. But I do enjoy my old true and proven 5.7 and no E torque, LOL. Helps to be paid off too.
 

Socalramfan

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2015 Ram 1500 SLT QC 5.7L 2WD 8SPD 3.21

Bone stock, had 28,600 miles in Sept. of '17, has 148,800 miles now.

Had recalls done at 45k miles

Tires at 88k, nearing due for new.

Replaced headlamp switch, leak detction pump, gas cap.

Original battery @90k miles

Exhaust manifold bolts and sanded manifolds at about 100k miles

New trans pan, fluid drain and fill, pcv valve, spark plugs, rear diff drain and fill, front and rear brake pads, coolant, brake fluid, also around 100k miles.

Air filter at recommended intervals.

Oil changes every 10K miles.

Very happy with my Ram so far.

sounds like normal maintenance :waytogo:
 

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Thanks for the Feedback everyone. Looks like I am just getting my issues outta the way early lol.


Yep, I don't see anything out of the ordinary except for the manifold bolt. But, anything can happen to mass produced vehicles, with a lot of different suppliers. I just got my Laramie on 07/15/22, and won't say anything right now as I don't want to jinx myself. :)
 

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I agree, IDT any of the issues the OP listed are major issues. Get them fixed, see how yr two or three goes. Hopefully, once ya get things worked out it (hopefully) will give years of trouble-free use. Some people have other major engine or drivetrain issues, fortunately you haven't had those.

Mine's a 2012. Close to 171k miles. Bought it used some yrs ago. I personally haven't had problems since I bought it. But at those miles, I'm prepared for anything. The dealer look-up on it didn't list any major repair work being done (in their system). If something craps out big-tie, I'll just fix it or put another one.
 
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Bigskyroadglide

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I may be the exception, 3 rams since 2011, 1 dodge. Virtually no issues,,

11 150k miles, normal wear, 3 sets of tires, 1 set of brakes and rotors, 3 sets of plugs, 1 set of coils (my choice), 1 battery, 1 set of manifold bolts. OCI, 6k, 8k after switching to redline. SRT filter. (GONE but not forgotten)

16, 64k, 1 set of tires. Oci, 6k, redline 5w30, since 20k, RP 20-820. Catch can, my choice.

14, purchased used, 1 set of tires, lots of mods, but nothing required as they were all my choice. It's RCSB, with a supercharger.

15 durango RT AWD, 1 set of tires, 1 battery due to leaving dome light on at -20. (Human error).

Redline 5w30 RP 20-820 filter, 4k oci, lots of stop and go, only driven in town.

My dealer never sees me, if a recall occurs, I decide if it needs to be updated. If no, it's not done.

Vehicles are always parked inside, never outside unless traveling. Are driven in extreme weather conditions, live in Montana, and Virginia. Lots of cross country at higher speeds, occasionally tow a 7x14 tandem trailer.

My point, I would not hesitate to buy another ram or FCA vehicle of any type.
 

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When I got my new Ram truck a few years back......it was making just a terrible noice.....I took it back to the dealership after only a week.....they removed the Mariah Carey Christmas CD my wife had put in.....problem solved....been running great ever since....noice problem solved.
 

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I just bought this 2011 last week in really great condition, already replaced the radiator fan, Radiator, wheel sensors, tpims fuel pump and ordered rear springs.. relay. Hopefully that's it for now. I haven't got to enjoy it yet. first time Ram buyer. IMG_9178.jpg
 
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I will add that it has already been serviced twice and uses synthetic oil. I try to take really good care of my Truck. The General Manager of the Dealership reached out and seemed surprised about the amount of issues. He looped in the Service Manager and my Sales guy.

Honestly I love my Truck and if these issues can all be fixed up I think the Truck will be in good shape moving forward. The manifold is the least worrying issue as I know it's a known issue for Hemi's. I am just concerned about what else might not have been assembled correctly. I'm going to ask when they bring it back in for the repairs to do a bumper to bumper inspection for anything else that sticks out.

Thanks for all to information everyone! I am feeling a lot better about this :) This is a great community!
 
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