2007 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 4.7 V8 from North America


Decent truck


Front main seal went.

Could use some front end work, rust in the door jambs and rear fenders.

General Comments:

It's a good truck, but the quality could be a lot better. The truck is an 07, but the bottom of every door has rust along it, and the rear fenders are bubbling with only 78000 miles. The interior is comfortable, but it feels cheap with a lot of plastic.

The 4.7 taps like mad on every start for a minute or two. People say this is normal. The transmission has a few slips and clunks, and the valve body is wearing out. On occasion it likes to slip out of reverse and grind when going from drive to reverse.

The truck is roomy and has a nice ride, especially on the highway. The steering feels nice and it's a nice looking truck, though the 20 inch plastic wheel covers are disappointing.

My biggest complaint is how the transmission is programmed. It is constantly try to upshift into overdrive, even when you have the gas close to the floor. It will upshift and the truck will bog and try to climb hills in overdrive at 1000 RPM. The 4.7 does not have the power to do this. You really have to floor it, access the power and get it to shift the way you want. The transmission shifts very slow, which gives the truck a lazy feel.

I like the truck, but it just doesn't have that strong feel like a truck should have. The newer Rams seem to be built much better, and I would recommend the Hemi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2015

27th Apr 2015, 04:08

I don't know if I just got a lemon, but this truck has had a number of issues within a year.

The truck developed an oil and coolant leak - dealer replaced water pump and oil pan gasket.

Oil pan has developed rust bubbles.

Two ball joints replaced along with the alternator.

Transmission will not engage fully into reverse - trans shop said it's either the valve body or solenoid wearing out.

The truck developed an evap leak, replaced fuel cap, hose and a sensor.

The rust has come through the rear fenders and all 4 doors.

This truck was not built to last or work; there's quality issues that need to be addressed. If you want a truck that will last and will work/perform better, buy a Ford.

17th Feb 2016, 04:23

Owner of this review, my truck has 98000 miles now, replaced the rack and pinion assembly, two wiper motors, truck developed a shake on highway, it comes and goes, some more ball joints and tie rods, and a rear end; will not be buying another Dodge for a while.

2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 6.7 diesel from North America


Needs the bugs worked out


Check engine light is a constantly on.

General Comments:

The truck runs and drives very nice for the most part. It has a ton of power for pulling our large trailer. HOWEVER, the check engine light is constantly coming on.

This truck has only 3000 miles on it, and we have taken it to the dealer 6 times! The computer has been replaced twice already. The truck needs constant software updates.

When the check engine light comes on, the truck will not drive normally and often needs to be towed. This in inconvenient at best right now that the truck is under warranty, but I cannot imagine the costs involved if this continues past the warranty period.

I like the truck a lot when it is not at the dealer and I can actually drive it. I really hope Dodge can figure out these computer issues. It is a common problem with these trucks if you look around on the internet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th May, 2008

20th May 2008, 21:20

Hope you get the issues sorted out.

My family has a 2005 with the 5.9 diesel and it's been perfect.

You're also still in that "break in" period which may be the cause of some problems...

26th Mar 2009, 19:56

I hope Dodge finds what is causing the problem. My dealer say's it is a pollution control issue. I have a 2007 Ram 3500 with the 6.7 My light came on the first time at less than 1000 miles. The dealer keeps turning it off and say's do not worry if light is not blinking. Last time in shop they had to replace turbo and other emission control parts at a price of over 5000 dollars. Thank goodness for warranty. The truck still has less than 20,000 miles on it. I am afraid to go more than 100 miles from home in it. I hope they figure something out on the engine light problem, because, otherwise I love my truck for comfort, power, and overall performance.

21st Feb 2011, 00:12

2007 Dodge RAM 3500 4x4 Quadcab Diesel 6.7 Laramie Dually.

It has some 48000 miles, and has performed flawlessly. We were moving from Los Angeles to Saint George with a 6x12 trailer, and did this 400 mile trip about 20 times without any problems.

This truck is so strong that the cruise control did all the work on our trips. ANY hills we encountered NEVER slowed the truck down, even with two tool boxes, MAC maximizer and Snapon rollaway. These tool boxes are like the ones you see on NASCAR shows. They have to be loaded using a forklift. Boxes are 7 ft high each, 10ft long, and full of tools.

As I said, the truck's performance is sheer amazing. Sheer expense is going to be replacing the 6 tires and the oil changes, but if you need a truck with this kind of class, you can't go wrong.

5th Jan 2016, 21:24

If you haven't already experienced injector problems, you will. Since they changed the diesel to 15ppm sulfur in 2007, it has been eating up injectors. I had to replace mine on my 2005 3500 diesel at a cost of $1075/injector, so $6450.

I talked with a guy that specializes in high performance diesels, and he told me that reducing the sulfur reduces the lubricity of the fuel, so when you are running 20,000PSI on the fuel rail, this destroys the injectors. After spending a fortune replacing the injectors, I took his advice and poured a quart of automatic trans fluid into the tank on every fill up and had no more problems. Sold the truck with 297,000 miles on it and still going strong.