The Ram 3500 Was Extremely Unreliable When you think of a serious work truck, one of the first images that come to mind is the bulky and menacing grill of the Ram 3500. This beast has the looks of a true goliath, with a thick and scary grill, large wide headlights, massive tires, and a look that says, “don’t mess with me, or I’ll tow you.” Let’s just say that this is one car that you do not want to crash into. Luckily, that won’t happen since the truck apparently malfunctions quite often and was actually selected as the “least reliable vehicle you can buy” by Consumer Reports.
While the Ram 3500 appears to be extremely tough on the outside, it’s actually a very problematic vehicle from the inside. Many customers complained about the truck’s suspension, steering, fuel system, and transmission. So next time you see this one on the road, feel free to feel sympathy instead of fear and respect. But maybe keep some distance anyway.
The Jeep Wagoneer Had Serious Engine and Suspension Problems
Although we consider Jeep to be one of the most successful and popular SUV and pickup truck makers in the world, you knew that it would have to show up eventually on this list with its large collection of vehicles. The truck in question here is the 4x4 Jeep Wagoneer, which was loaded with problems despite being specifically built for serious offroad action.
The IFS Wagoneer of the early '60s faced the worst issues, mostly around the truck's engine and suspension. This caused it to become a lot less popular than other trucks in Jeep's lineup. It’s a good thing that the only bad truck we can point out for the long-running car manufacturer is a very old one. It seems that Jeep is really one of the most reliable SUV and truck manufacturers in the country.
The GMC Sierra Is Highly Unreliable
GMC definitely has its share of great pickup trucks. The GMC Sierra 1500 is considered to this day to be one of the best pickup trucks on the market. Unfortunately for GM, the company didn't quite manage to recreate the magic when they created the Sierra 2500HD. Both vehicles were definitely competitive; however, what they competed on was not quality, but the lack of it.
The Sierra 2500HD suffered from an awful fuel system, minor transmission parts, and overall, it lacked integrity when it came to the truck's body. This GMC truck has been suffering for years now from horrible reviews, with a rating of 16% on Consumer Reports in some metrics. It's also considered to be a very unreliable work truck, so if you're looking for a serious pickup to help you tow heavy things, this is probably not the one for you.
The 2013 Toyota Tacoma Was Too Old For Its Time
As technology improves and competition raises consumer standards, car manufacturers are expected to adapt their vehicles with all the latest technologies of the time, with respect to the car’s price, of course. This competition does an excellent job of keeping car technology constantly improving while maintaining enthusiasm from consumers who come back year after year to see the new products (instead of car owners just using the same vehicle for many years). The 2013 Toyota Tacoma was an example of a car that didn’t manage to keep up with the times and failed miserably because of it.
This pickup truck was poorly reviewed right from its debut. It had no visible improvements over the previous generation of Tacoma and had not offered any new technology or performance updates worth mentioning. This was a fine car for your average worker but far below the standard for a tech-savvy or even slightly knowledgeable consumer. The truck was recalled six times due to faulty parts that increased the risk of a crash. It took three more years for Toyota to finally update its model. Luckily for them, the changes were just what consumers wanted, and the debacle of the 2013 version was immediately forgotten.
The 2009 Hummer Was An Absolute Disaster
Hummer is best known for being one of the most prominent military vehicles currently in use by the US military. It’s a tough, sturdy, and an absolutely monstrous piece of metal that makes the enemy flee in fear. At the same time, Hummers work extremely well when it comes to military use. When it comes to public consumers, however, this vehicle is an absolute disaster. Doug DeMuro, a popular car reviewer, called the Hummer “the most embarrassing vehicle you can drive.” If you ignore the extremely negative stereotype that Hummer drivers get, this one was still very much unfit for regular drivers.
The 2009 Hummer was extremely expensive, very hard to drive, drank gas like it was water, was immensely difficult to park, and very uncomfortable to sit in. There's a good reason why Hummer stopped producing these for consumers in 2010, and you have the evidence why right here. In today’s climate of fuel efficiency, comfort, and high technology, there’s absolutely no reason to buy a Hummer, which is why you don’t see them on the road anymore.