8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$530.00
Average Mileage:
83,089 miles
Total Complaints:
591 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (375 reports)
  2. replace dash (117 reports)
  3. not sure (80 reports)
  4. bought a dash cover (8 reports)
  5. glue it back together (5 reports)
  6. dodge needs to pay for 1/2 or all the cost of parts/repair (2 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 10 of 30)

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problem #411

Jul 102008

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The dash started with a crack now there is nothing left of the dash except jagged edges. It looks awful. I would say this is a black eye for Dodge, having all of these trucks sitting around in public view for everyone to see with busted dashes.

- , Stilwell, OK, USA

problem #410

Feb 252008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,333 miles

What can i say how about it? The truck is 9yrs old and the dash board looks like a piece of sh*t! Way to go on this material it cracked like a flippin' potato chip! How would i fix it i don't know u would think dodge would know how to or make it right .

- , Washington Ch,, OH, USA

problem #409

Sep 302009

Ram 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

I got a Dodge Ram 1500 V6 Magnum, the dash borad had crack all over and it is sh*t, I was looking for a replacement parts and made a querry on google and found this website, I thought that I was the only one but there are lots of complaint, does anyone knows the reaction from Dodge? Can you recomend where to get the replacement parts?

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #408

Jul 012009

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2001 Dodge ram 1500, my complaint is that the dash on my truck just keeps getting worse. It is cracked so bad that i had to turn the passenger side airbag off for fear that if i got into a collision that is bad enough for airbag deployment that the whole dash would break off when the airbag comes out and do serious injury to my passenger or even worse DEATH. I do believe that dodge should do a recall on this vehicle. as for now i have no interest in ever replacing my truck with another dodge. i must say that as i have owned several dodges in the past. this by far as been the best one yet for no powertrain issues. If chrysler corp. would step up and fix this dash problem. I would not have an issue with buying another one.

- , Craigsville, WV, USA

problem #407

Jan 012003

Ram 1500 Lariat-4x4 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

First of all, I've owned a lot of Dodge trucks and Dodge has always been notorious for BAD customer service............PERIOD! It's beyond pathetic!! My 2001 has the same cracked dash issue as every other truck Dodge has ever built. They ARE aware of the problem but refuse to acknowledge it because of $$$$$$!! The NHTSA, like all other government agencies, is totally useless and it wouldn't surprise me one iota to find that they are "compensated" to look the other way as we all know how politics works in this country when we are referring to Corporate America or should I make myself politically correct........."Special Interest" as Washington refers to it! CORRUPTION in most folks vocabulary! The only way this will ever get acknowledged and some form of compensation to the owners of this junk will be a large class action lawsuit! Hopefully the jury will have some DODGE TRUCK owners sitting on!!! There really isn't a fix because if you order a new dash from Dodgetards, you'll get the same garbage they originally built it with or worst as the drive for "more" profits annihilate these greed mongers. I have a dash cover but what does that do? Doesn't look all that terrific and it certainly doesn't hold anything together! I thought about resin and fiberglass cloth to re-establish the dash in one piece and then a dash cap from the after market ($129) for aesthetics. Definitely not going the Dodge route, I've been suckered enough! Should anyone want to pursue "CLASS ACTION" I would definitely have a solid interest! Let's face it, lawyers are on a role when it comes to suing someone these days so I don't think finding one is going to be a very significant issue!

- , Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #406

Dec 092010

Ram 1500 ST 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Ok this dash problem really isn't as bad as some people make it out to be. Yes, it's annonying, but honestly this is the most trouble i've had out of this truck in 5 years and 75,000 miles( got it used) There are quite a few companies that sell molded plastic covers for these dashes and they work very well and look darn close to the original dash(all the ones i've seen i couldn't tell until it was pointed out to me) So for around 150 maybe 200 bucks, problem solved! I still love my truck and a little something like this won't change that!

- , Largo, FL, USA

problem #405

Sep 012009

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My dash has cracked so bad that BIG pieces are falling off. I'm afraid that my child is going to get hurt due to the fact that these are very very sharp pieces. I now have huge holes in my dash, and am afraid that the rest is going to fall off at any point. Its not due to wear and tear its because they obviously built the dash with the wrong product. I'm not the only one with this problem. I have many friends that have dodge trucks and its also happening to their vehicles as well. I don't have the money to put a new dash in my truck. Have looked for replacement parts but it shouldn't be me paying to have this problem fixed. Dodge needs to have a recall and get this under control. I'm also afraid that if I did wreck there is nothing there to protect me. And then the pieces would just become hazardous. Especially the fact there is an air bag behind the dash. I have to keep mine turn offed because I don't something to go wrong. I'm afraid that they are going to wait until someone gets hurt or killed then decide to recall. Very wrong on their part.

- , Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #404

Feb 282007

Ram 1500 Slt Laramie 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

Bought the truck in '07 from an old man that had a carpet dash cover on it,on the way home i slide my hand under it and cut myself on jagged pieces of dash! There where large pieces of dash missing and later i had to replace the heater core which you have to remove the dash to do that left me with nothing on top by the time i was done. I looked into replacing it but its costly and having stumbled across this site am happy i didnt because obviously its not just my dash. I cannot believe an "American" auto company would put out something this bad and not do anything to fix it, I think a recall is in order!

- , Meadowlands, MN, USA

problem #403

Jun 152005

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

Piece of crap, and they want way too much to fix!!

- , Ekron, KY, USA

problem #402

Mar 012010

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

not exactly sure when it cracked, but last spring I got into the truck an noticed a big crack in the dashboard on the passenger side

- , Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #401

May 032003

Ram 1500 ST 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,075 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

IT STARTED AS A SMALL CRACK. NOW THE WHOLE TOP OF THE DASH IS GONE. IT JUST FELL APART PIECE BY PIECE. CHEAPEST DASHBOARD I HAVE EVER SEEN IN A VEHICLE!!! NOW I NOTICED THE GLOVE BOX IS STARTING TO CRACK TO. CANNOT BELIEVE SOMETHING THIS CHEEP CAME IN A TRUCK.

- , Piedmont, AL, USA

problem #400

Nov 012003

Ram 1500 LS V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

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cracked dashboard cracked dashboard cracked dashboard cracked dashboard cracked dashboard cracked dashboard

After seeing all of the complaints about 2001 Dodge Ram dash board cracking how can this not be a recall. My dash board is cracking so bad that I have to get it fixed with my own money. Ive seen cars from the 70's that has dash boards in good shape, and my truck is a 2001 WTF!!! I called the Lewisville, Tx Huffines Dodge and they said they could do nothing about this, and thats not right. Little story- I got my truck inspected and when the guy put my sticker on his hand went through the dash board leaving a huge hole. I almost took the place to court because I

thought they damaged my dash. I apologized a week later when I saw all the complaints online. I hope Dodge will do the right thing and fix my dash! Until this happens I will not buy another Dodge.

- , Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #399

Nov 032003

Ram 1500 Laramie/slt 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

My dash has cracks all over it and it has never been parked outside for more than an hour! Cracks are covering it and im afraid its gonna fall through behind the brake pedal or something! I love dodge but they need to issue a recall this is bullshit making us pay for there sh*tty design work!

- , Troy, IL, USA

problem #398

Dec 292008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

i brought the truck in o8 with 58k on it .i had it 2 months and the dash started cracking and they done nothing about .now the dash looks like sh*t.also my brother truck is the same.now my truck,the paint on the hood and top of cab is cheeping off.the truck looks like sh*t. you know i have had dodge trucks in my family for years now,i went from ford to dodge.but if it going to be like this,i will never buy a dodge again.which if i can get rid of this 2001,i will be back with ford 100 percent

- , Lexington, TN, USA

problem #397

Jul 012008

Ram 1500 ST 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I have enjoyed my dodge truck. Very reliable. Looks like new on outside considering its a 2001. The dash board has large holes and is really hurts the true value of this truck.

Every time I see a similar model of this truck I look at the Dash. I have never seen ANY with out cracked dashes. The makers of this truck should be more than willing to fix this problem. Because of this I will never buy another Chrysler Product or will any one from my family.

- , Gonzales, LA, USA

problem #396

Sep 012010

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I have owned nothing but Dodge vehicles my entire life. I had some paint issues with my 1985 Ram. I had decided after the clearcoat came off our 1994 Intrepid that I was through with Dodge, however a nice factory rebate incentive got me to buy this truck. Now this cracking dashboard has pretty much sealed the deal for me. Guess I'm a Ford man now.

- , Cherryville, NC, USA

problem #395

Aug 012007

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY CHRYSLER WONT COVER THE DASH . SO MANY OF US HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM . I AM EMBARRASSED BY THE UGLINESS AND AM AFRAID IT WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT IF I WERE TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT. WILL MY AIR BAGS DEPLOY WILL THE CRUMPLE ZONE HOLD. WILL THE ELECTRICAL SHORT. THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS . DOES DODGE HAVE AN ANSWER FOR US?

- , Mojave, CA, USA

problem #394

Jul 132005

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

I'm really upset to have a truck I love go to sh*t! I take it ever where and my friends don't want to because I've had to put two transmissions in it and the dash sucks! It's really upsetting to see a good truck go to sh*t when you take good care of it. I went from Ford and Chevy to Dodge. But the product just isn't pulling it's weight! I love it, but do I need to wait for another trany to go out or the whole to cave in with nothing in return? I'm really upset over this, I'm getting ready to retire from the military and don't have money for this foolish fix up stuff! After 20 some years in the military, I should be able to count on something. Dodge isn't helping matters!

- , Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #393

Dec 012009

Ram 1500 LS 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

I brought the 01 truck brand new and have had a windshield visor in the vehicle from day one. This truck's dash has not seen 24 hrs of daylight in a row ever in its life. The damage is not near as bad as I have seen on others including my 03 Ram. There is no reason whatsoever that I should have to pay for anything as I have done nothing wrong. This truck has been babied and only has 78,500 original miles on it. The only other complaint is the chrome peeling on the grille. Hopefully Dodge will do the right thing and fix all of the broken dashes as this is a widespread problem!!!

- , Crosby, TX, USA

problem #392

Nov 182004

Ram 1500 5.5L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

It's is awful and horrible, looks like a junk truck.

- , Bayamon, PR, Puerto Rico

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