Multiple Electrical/Mechanical problems.
2016 Ram 1500
I purchased my 2016 Ram Sport V8 new off dealer in Wentzville Mo. At 20k miles the truck developed major vibrations at 80mph. Ram sales/service dealer in Lexington Ky required purchasing four new tires before they would look at vibration issue (my tire were still tread gage green). After multiple times to the shop, I was informed that i must have hit a pothole because the rear driver side wheel (rim) was "out of round" (not covered by warranty). At 60k miles electrical issues started happening. Front park sensor intermittently goes on/off, center dome/map lights dimly flicker when pressed and turned on. Rear brake light went out. I receive random "low wiper fluid" warnings at random when it's completely full. All of that has been going on for about the past year.....The latest issue is a drained battery four times in the past month. Battery checks out as good when tested. I have owned many Dodge/Ram trucks (98 Dakota sport, 3500 V10 8ltr, 2005 1500) and never encountered problems like I've had with this one. When I Ram told me the rear wheel/rim was "out of round" due to hitting a pothole and not a defect or covered under warranty, that told me exactly how tuff and capable this truck is. Apparently, when the company makes references to off-road, work truck, durable and the often heard "Ram Tuff" they all mean something less to than POTHOLE CAPABLE for this make/model. Unfortunately, this will probably be my last Ram truck. I can understand and expect the occasional electrical/mechanical problem if fixed/repaired without hassle. The reason Ram trucks lost my support is... If I believe Ram was correct and the wheel/rim bent due to a pothole then I have to concluded the truck isn't in any way built tuff or durable enough to withstand a pothole.... Or....and this is more likely... I have to believe it was really a defective wheel/rim. Which means that the authorized Ram dealer/service facility who brought in a specialist directly from Ram to determine the vibration issue came up with the pothole story as an excuse to keep from replacing a wheel/rim. This would also mean Dodge/Ram corporation, dealerships, and service departments lack integrity, don't support their trucks, or value me as a customer. Regadless which one somebody believes, the result is the same..... My review is based on my experience and the wheel/rim issue can be verified by the Ram dealer in Lexington KY. All other issues mentioned (electrical) can be verified by Ram. This vehicle and how I've been treated has been a huge disappointment.