2012 Dodge RAM 1500 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Dodge RAM 1500 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1104468
 Internal NHTSA #10629178
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2012
 File date27/08/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWhile driving at 60 mph the truck failed to downshift for an incline on the highway loosing momentum. I depressed the accelerator pedal to the floor and nothing happened. At this point i signaled to move onto the shoulder while the truck continued to lose momentum. When i turned the steering wheel, it was difficult to move as if i had lost my power steering too. The brakes worked and i stopped on the shoulder. I placed the truck in park and back to drive: nothing happened. I placed the truck in park, turned it off, waited a couple minutes and restarted. The transmission and steering now worked. At no time did any warning light appear on the dash. I could have caused a significant pile up on the freeway during rush hour. Since no warning lights appeared on the dash--how do i know what happened--or more likely, how will the dealership find the root cause for this failure. This behavior is dangerous and unacceptable for a 2 year old truck with less than 15k miles. I use my truck to sometimes pull a horse trailer. If this incident happens again while i am towing the outcome will be disastrous. I am now scared to drive my truck.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure14730
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateDUVALL, WA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase31/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders8
Drive train type4WD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed60
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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