While not outright uncomfortable, the Ram rides quite firmly, avoiding the jouncing of the Silverado but providing a bit less cushioning as well. Chrysler's number for this recall is P40 Expanded. At the same price as the Silverado 1500 we tested earlier, the Ram provides far more power 60 hp, 50 lb-ft , 2 mpg lower gas mileage, a longer bed, and a somewhat smaller cabin but more convenient and better looking interior. Lately, though, finding horses around pickups has become downright effortless: All you have to do is lift the hood. The two seem made for each other, like Michael Moore and heckling. Wind noise was low except for a moderately annoying rushing sound by the front window, as though it was a little open, while the climate control vents could be somewhat noisy when pushing air around at higher fan speeds.
They have usually been very quick and responsive, albeit smooth. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Note: This recall has been superseded by recall 16V-352. Dirt and moisture gets between and can not be cleaned out. Specifications Type and description Eight cylinders, 90-degree V-type, liquid cooled Displacement 354 cu. However Dodge has quit manufacturing this part calling it obsolete.
For all other vehicles, Chrysler notified owners and the recall began on February 3, 2015. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The Ram is, thanks to the Hemi engine, more comfortable with very heavy loads, barely noticing added weight. I talked to Dodge about it but they wouldn't do anything about it.
Styling combines a mean Peterbilt look outside and a luxury-car look inside. Take a whiff: There's a new scent wafting through the air. Compared with the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ram bounces much less, but its tighter suspension provides more road feel; and when we say that, we really do mean that you feel the road. The curb weight is 5,532 pounds. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Oddly, while the cargo and interior lights go on when you unlock the doors, there is no power memory — when you take out the key, the radio and power windows suddenly stop working. Finally, tighten the 12-mm bolts an additional 90 degrees, then tighten the 8-mm bolts to 25 foot-pounds.
With the Hemi, it gains the ability to practically ignore heavy loads, tow more more comfortably , and impress and intimidate everyone who knows what that nameplate implies. Sun visors are fairly large; while the Ram does not have dual visors a la Silverado, they do slide out on their supports so they can cover the center of the windshield. None are available from aftermarket venders either. Comparing the three best-selling pickups Criterion Dodge Ram 1500 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ford F-150 Base engine power 215 200 202 Base engine torque 235 260 252 Middle engine power 240 4. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, U. Virgin Islands, owners were notified and the recall began on December 5, 2014. See your dealer for details.
A jittery ride and cumbersome handling hurt the Ram's overall score, as did the barely adequate brakes. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Robert Lee, from Chrysler's Rear-Wheel Drive Engine department, stated the heads have true Hemi chambers with a few cubic centimeters of additional material on each side to channel the flow and get the proper burn characteristics. Other options on our test vehicle were the inexpensive off-road protection group, trailer towing group mainly wiring, a hitch receiver, and a bigger battery , heated front seats, and full-time shift-on-the-fly transfer case. The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015.
Press Release Published August 12, 2002 The 5. Seems to be an issue with this particular model year +-. Eventually, the Hemi made it to the base 1500 line, with far more torque and horsepower than the 360 5. Note that the cylinder heads feature 12-mm bolts and 8-mm bolts. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems.
The transmission was surprising, given our past experience with Dodge automatics. The large outside mirrors fold in for those tight parking spaces; our test Laramie model included outside mirror defrosters as well. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. As with all engines, the 5.