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#4533427 - 10/03/17 11:11 PM 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability
FLORIDA Offline


Registered: 06/29/13
Posts: 188
Loc: Panama City, FL
Hey folks I've been truck shopping the last few weeks and have run across a 2016 Ram 1500 SLT with the 5.7 that has the numbers all in my favor. Seems like Dodge gets a worse rap on the interwebs than other manufacteurs so I thought I would check here to see what people think of the 5.7 powertrain as far as reliability goes. I also have had good experiences with 3rd party warranties and will have one for 7 years/72,000 miles from date of purchase(not 72,000 total miles). Thanks for any info on the late model Rams!

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#4533445 - 10/04/17 12:25 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
panthermike Offline


Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 3348
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I own the same truck. I think the motor and trans are solid. I have 19k now and had a parking sensor fall out. Also fuel pump replaced at 16k. I think it was a fluke honestly. Truck runs great, mpg is respectable and it's very smooth. The Hemi and zf 8 speed both have good reputations.
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#4533449 - 10/04/17 01:09 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
mechjames Offline


Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 514
Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
I have a 14 5.7 1500 with 65000km. only issue i've had was fuel gauge sending unit in tank, had that replaced under warranty (whole fuel pump)
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#4533476 - 10/04/17 05:39 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
Farmer Offline


Registered: 08/05/15
Posts: 1110
Loc: BC Canada
I hate these trucks because they're such a pain to change the oil filter. It creates a huge mess no matter which way you do it. It makes me want to purchase a oil filter relocation kit just so I don't make a mess when I'm changing the oil.

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#4533481 - 10/04/17 05:57 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18863
Loc: Sunny Florida
Almost 60k miles on our 14 with zero issues. Absolutely amazing power and fuel economy even with 3.91 gears!

We love it...
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#4533509 - 10/04/17 06:47 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: SteveSRT8]
wag123 Offline


Registered: 06/14/11
Posts: 813
Loc: Texas
The drive train is pretty solid but three common problem areas stand out in my experience.
1. Leaking (cracked/warped) exhaust manifolds.
2. Emission control system problems (evap system leaks are common).
3. HVAC problems (bad air door control motors and evaporator leaks are common).

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#4533533 - 10/04/17 07:19 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
Mathew_Boss Offline


Registered: 09/16/14
Posts: 167
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: FLORIDA
Hey folks I've been truck shopping the last few weeks and have run across a 2016 Ram 1500 SLT with the 5.7 that has the numbers all in my favor. Seems like Dodge gets a worse rap on the interwebs than other manufacteurs so I thought I would check here to see what people think of the 5.7 powertrain as far as reliability goes. I also have had good experiences with 3rd party warranties and will have one for 7 years/72,000 miles from date of purchase(not 72,000 total miles). Thanks for any info on the late model Rams!


I have a 2011 Durango with a 5.7. It had the older 5 speed auto tranny but it was 111k mikes on it and were about to take it half way across the country. It's been great

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#4533555 - 10/04/17 08:00 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
riklyn Offline


Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 37
Loc: Heart of Dixie
I've had this same truck for a year this month, 13,000 miles. I'd buy it again. My last Ram. 03, 13 years and 216,000 miles. Replaced fuel pump and water pump the last year I owned it.
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#4533603 - 10/04/17 09:25 AM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
Brett776 Offline


Registered: 07/17/17
Posts: 25
Loc: Florida
I have a 2014 ram 4x4 hemi with 40k miles. No issues with the truck. I had an 05 Ram hemi for 9 years only thing I needed to fix was replacing an EGR valve that cost 20 dollars. Iím pretty happy with my Ram trucks.

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#4533821 - 10/04/17 12:55 PM Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10416
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Friends and co-workers of mine own 2014-2016 models with the 5.7L and 8spd auto. Mileage up to 50K or so. I don't know that any of them have had a single dealer visit aside from oil changes, etc. Easy highway runs yield some pretty impressive 20mpg-ish fuel economy as well on them.
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