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2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability #4533427
10/03/17 11:11 PM
10/03/17 11:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 203
Panama City, FL
FLORIDA Offline OP
FLORIDA  Offline OP

Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 203
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!

Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533445
10/04/17 12:25 AM
10/04/17 12:25 AM
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Posts: 3,426
Phoenix, AZ
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panthermike  Offline

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,426
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.


'15 Lexus RX350; ST 0w20/LG, 45K
'10 F150 5.4; M1 0w40/LG, 100K
'70 F100; Valvoline 15w40/LG

MMO in Fuel
Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533449
10/04/17 01:09 AM
10/04/17 01:09 AM
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Posts: 525
Richmond, BC, Canada
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mechjames  Offline

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Posts: 525
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)


86 Mustang 5.0L 170km - Amsoil XL 5w30 / Baldwin B2-HPG
14 Ram 1500 5.7 - Amsoil XL 5w20 / Baldwin B7443
98 Jeep ZJ 5.9 - Amsoil OE 10w30 / Baldwin B34
Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533476
10/04/17 05:39 AM
10/04/17 05:39 AM
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BC Canada
Farmer Offline
Farmer  Offline

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Posts: 1,113
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.

Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533481
10/04/17 05:57 AM
10/04/17 05:57 AM
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Posts: 19,366
Sunny Florida
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SteveSRT8  Offline

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Posts: 19,366
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...


"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: SteveSRT8] #4533509
10/04/17 06:47 AM
10/04/17 06:47 AM
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Texas
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wag123  Offline

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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).

Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533533
10/04/17 07:19 AM
10/04/17 07:19 AM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 198
Nebraska
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Posts: 198
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


125k Mile 11 Dodge Durango 5.7L Hemi PP HM or QSUD 5w20 or 0w20 w/Purolator Boss or Wix XP

40k Mile 2015 Dodge Charger 3.6L Pentastar Pennzoil Platinum or QSUD 0/5W20, or 5W30
Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533555
10/04/17 08:00 AM
10/04/17 08:00 AM
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Heart of Dixie
riklyn Offline
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Posts: 75
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.


2016 Dodge Ram 5.7 Hemi
2004 Wrangler TJ (Unlimited) 4.0
Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533603
10/04/17 09:25 AM
10/04/17 09:25 AM
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Posts: 28
Florida
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Posts: 28
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.

Re: 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 reliability [Re: FLORIDA] #4533821
10/04/17 12:55 PM
10/04/17 12:55 PM
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Posts: 11,371
Buffalo, NY
JTK Offline
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Posts: 11,371
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.


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
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