I have owned my RAM 1500 for 6 months, and it only has 115,000 miles on it. The truck will randomly die and lose all steering, brakes, etc. while driving, regardless if it's city or interstate driving. This is one of the scariest things as a driver, and is a serious safety issue. I knew the key fob design was faulty and the ignition switch was bad, just like on the 2010 Chrysler vans. I contacted RAM headquarters about this issue, and they did nothing for me, saying my case and request were denied. Instead, I was slapped with an $800 charge to replace the malfunctioning ignition switch and key fob. I informed them that if any sort of injury happens to me or somebody else due to this issue, legal action will be taken.
When I bought this truck is was great! I traded a Ford for it and this was the first Dodge I ever owned. Around 95,000 miles the transmission went out and I had two broken exhaust manifold bolts. All this was covered under warranty. Then one month later, now out of warranty, some sensor in the intake manifold caused my transmission to shift poorly. This cost me $400 at my local mechanic. Then both front wheel bearing went out. Bought them at Autozone but the threads on the stud were wrong. So I had to get them at Napa, another $500. Then at 123,xxx miles I start getting an engine error code so back to my mechanic. The one of the lifters failed and destroyed the camshaft, another $3000 repair. At the same time my mechanic told me I had a warped exhaust manifold ad that I had broken the same two bolts. So I contacted Chrysler about it. They refused to do anything. Basically, as much as I like this truck, and I gave it a decent review, I would NEVER buy another product from Chrysler...period!!! My wife has owned several Jeeps, all of them have given major trouble. Chrysler can no longer build a good product. If you are shopping for a Ram, quit. They're not worth the money.
Bought the 2012 3 days ago against father and friends recommendations. So far so good. I love it! Everything I wanted in a truck and more. Although it's only been 3 days I feel like the truck will last forever. The interior is amazing, the looks just say muscle. It has 63000 miles and the fact I'm the third owner somewhat worries me but it hasn't disappointed me at all.