Cruise control won't work sometimes

Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by averageguy, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. averageguy

    averageguy Senior Member

    Posts:
    671
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2014
    Location:
    Belleville Mi
    Ram Year:
    2015
    Engine:
    hemi
    I left for a trip last week and get on the expressway, no cruise. I tried to get it to work for 15 minutes no luck. It wouldn't even give the message on the dash that it was turning on. Stopped about 2 hours later, get back in and try it and it worked fine for the next 4 hours. On the way home same thing, not working. After several attempts I got it to work and it worked for the rest of the ride home. I have put 90% of my 15,000 miles on this truck on the highway because it is not a daily driver, sits inside on concrete in a heated barn when not on a trip, never driven in salt so corrosion shouldn't be an issue. That being said I am a big fan of cruise control and use it whenever the situation allows so operator failure can be ruled out I know how to use it. I'm just wondering if anyone has had problems with the cruise because when I take it to the dealer it will be "We couldn't get it to do it, bring it back when it doesn't work at all". I don't want to be on my way to Florida when it fails for good. Any ideas?
     
  2. stimpy433

    stimpy433 Senior Member

    Posts:
    2,001
    Likes Received:
    982
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Ram Year:
    2014
    Engine:
    3.6
    I've seen that some people have had trouble with the buttons on the steering wheel not working all the time and the dealership had to replace them under warranty.... might be the buttons and not the cruise control???
     
  3. averageguy

    averageguy Senior Member

    Posts:
    671
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2014
    Location:
    Belleville Mi
    Ram Year:
    2015
    Engine:
    hemi
    That could be since it wouldn't turn on at all and then worked fine. A problem at the steering wheel controls that loses connection. Thanks, I'll search that.
     
  4. rrb6699

    rrb6699 Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    65
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 31, 2018
    Location:
    Orlando FL
    Ram Year:
    1996
    Engine:
    5.2 / 318
    mine shows a green light on the steering wheel button, but, nothing on the dash and it doesn't engage at all.

    did anyone figure out the issue?
     
  5. Trtlvr

    Trtlvr Junior Member

    Age:
    50
    Posts:
    21
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Wednesday
    Location:
    St. Pete Beach
    Ram Year:
    2017
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7
    Mine was having problems and would only activate when I really kept pushing the button hard. Some days it would work perfect other times you had to just keep pushing the button. Had the switch replaced under warranty and it works perfect now. I would bet it is the switch.
     
  6. Punishher7

    Punishher7 Senior Member

    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2016
    Ram Year:
    2014
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7L
    Similar problem here. Once the system is active I have no issues but I often have to push two buttons at once to get it to activate. Thinking it’s an issue with the button module itself.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. rrb6699

    rrb6699 Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    65
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 31, 2018
    Location:
    Orlando FL
    Ram Year:
    1996
    Engine:
    5.2 / 318
    which 2 buttons? i can try it assuming one is the on button correct?
     
  8. EagleChief

    EagleChief Senior Member

    Posts:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    636
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Ram Year:
    2014 Big Horn
    Engine:
    5.7 Hemi
    There is a also a recall regarding the cruise control. It has something to do with the software. Dealer can update it and get it fixed. They did mine the last time I was in for an oil change. Had it done to the wife's Durango, also.
     
  9. rrb6699

    rrb6699 Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    65
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 31, 2018
    Location:
    Orlando FL
    Ram Year:
    1996
    Engine:
    5.2 / 318
    what years on the recall?
     
  10. Punishher7

    Punishher7 Senior Member

    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2016
    Ram Year:
    2014
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7L
    Random combination honestly. I just start mashing them till it kicks on. It’s pretty annoying. Never had this issue till I had a recall done a couple months ago if I recall correctly. I might call the dealer about it when I have time.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page