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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The dashboard on my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck has cracked and I believe may be affecting my control panel (odometer and speedometer). I went to drive my truck one afternoon and the whole control panel wasn't working. I also have some kind of fumes coming from my vents whenever I turn on the air conditioning, heat or defrost which may be related to the dashboard also. My defrost doesn't work at all due to the cracks in the dashboard because the air isn't going where it is supposed to go.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 112006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 V8 dashboard cracked into multiple parts. The crack literally happened all at once while I was driving. It sounded like a firecracker exploded. Nothing was placed on the dash and I use a windshiled sun deflector to keep the dash from getting hot yet it still happened. Anything I place on the dash now will fall into the inner workings of the dash. I have had some strange wiring/electrical problems since the incident all within the dash. With the cracks around the vents, the defrost does not seem to blow onto the windshield properly, therefore taking longer to defrost. I have priced the part and it will cost over $300 with it installed. I can not afford it being a single parent.

- Deltona, FL, USA

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