The Ram 1500 is one of the most popular and powerful full-size pickup trucks available

It impresses owners with its lovely array of engine choices, plentiful technology, and luxury-level cabins on higher trims

Under the correct configurations, the 2022 model can tow a maximum of 12,750 pounds.

Older models might not have as many bells and whistles, but they still have significant power on tap

Even with a great truck like a Ram 1500, some model years are known for having big problems.

HotCars has the story of the three Ram 1500 models that you should never buy.

This model year brought some exciting new options, like broader availability of the eight-speed automatic transmission and a V6 diesel engine

However, drivers also complained that this truck came with many electrical problems

On Consumer Reports, several drivers reported that the truck’s battery died quickly, plus had loose cables that couldn’t supply adequate power.

The backup camera would frequently produce a blurry picture, and some drivers said it failed to turn on at all.

. Cruise control functionality was also spotty, and sometimes the entire infotainment display wouldn’t work

Others said they experienced coil and starter failures, but these occurred so early they could be replaced under warranty.

These trucks also frequently came with loose wheel moldings, which weren’t installed correctly at the factory.

Drivers of these trucks also found themselves at the dealership trying to get software problems resolved.