That's normal operation and can really get one's attention when it occurs. I also have a 2014 Ram 1500. Mine was a crash rebuilder with 4,200 miles when I got it. What you will notice is the transmission downshifts to slow the truck, then as it does slow down, you'll feel it let go and coast easier for a few seconds, then it will do the same thing in the next lower gear, until you get down to about 25 to 30 MPH.
This operation greatly reduces how much you have to use the brakes, especially in city driving. It's also cool when you suddenly hit the gas and launch off into the stratosphere. The transmission is already locked up and ready to go.
As a point of interest, my friend owns a body shop where he specializes in rebuilding smashed one and two-year-old Dodge trucks. He did mine four years ago. The State Patrol comes right to his shop to do the safety inspections, and through word-of-mouth, he has built over a dozen Dodge trucks for them. A have another friend who is a retired county deputy. He also has a Ram and tells me they call them, "the sports car they never had as a kid".
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 AT 9:23 PM