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Average Mileage:
164,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 082014

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles


The center console doubles as a center seat back-rest by lifting the front of the console until it is vertical. My oldest son borrowed the truck this past summer to move all of his stuff from one apartment to another. He had a couple of friends helping him, so he lifted the console to enable all three of them to sit in the front seat of the truck. Since that day, I haven't been able to lower it back to its original console position. And on top of that, while the console is up in the "seat-back" position, the console can't be opened, and that's where the owners manual, registration, insurance cards, etc. are located.

- , Snellville, GA, USA

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