pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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 15 of 30)

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problem #311

Apr 052010

Ram 1500 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,450 miles


My wife and I bought the truck in like new condition. It had 32,000 miles on it. IT has been really dependable and I've had no mechanical problems with the truck however, the dashboard cracked about a month ago and it' has gone from bad to worse. I have cracks that just show up. I'm not talking about a little crack; I'm talking about from just below the windshield all the way to the edge of the dashboard above the instrument cluster. The latest one wasn't there on Friday night when I parked the truck but, it was there when I got back into it Saturday morning. It goes from the front (just below the windshield) above the passenger side air bag and glove box, all the way to the air bag. It looks like sh*t!

- , Largo, FL, USA

problem #310

Jun 102007

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Bought this truck used in 2006, dash only had one long crack in it, from front to back, in about a year it looked like a shattered piece of glass, pieces of the dash have fallen down in behind the dash! I have a replacement dash, top half, DODGE dealership wanted $700.00, told me they would have to drop the entire dash-board and it would take about 8 hours. Hmmm yeah...right! I bought a dash cover from Cover King just to cover it up. With so so many of these going to crap, why don't they (Chrysler/Dodge) do something about it?? Goes to show how much they stand behind their product huh? I will never have another Dodge Truck, yes because of this dash problem that Dodge refuses to face up too, cheap a$$ material and brittle plastic. Thank you Chrysler/DODGE for making such a nice piece!

- , Carthage, NC, USA

problem #309

Jul 012008

Ram 1500 XLT Lariat 4x4 302

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Same issue as everyone here. Cracked dash. A basketball sized hole right over the steering wheel, and a ton of more cracks all over. Tried to sell the truck the other day (trade-in) and because of the dash, they wouldn't even give me a value. So now what do I do with it?

- , Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #308

Jun 012007

Ram 1500 LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


I am not happy about the dash it makes the truck look terrible. I wish Dodge would step up and fix this obvious defect.

- , Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #307

Jun 092009

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

I bought my 2001 dodge ram 1500 in 2005. I had no problems with it UNTIL the dash cracked and it continued to crack and now it's a big mess. I think with as many problems that have occured with the dashes from the dodge trucks, they (dodge co.) should replace them FREE of charge to the loyal customers. I think that would be fair and it may help with the bad rep they are getting for not backing up their product. If Dodge Co. values their customers they need to prove it! OR make their products less cheap made.

- , Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #306

Dec 012007

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Love my truck but not happy with the fact that the dash board cracked straight across. It is an eye sore and it keeps getting bigger. I brought the car used and a few months later I noticed the crack.

- , South Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #305

Sep 252006

Ram 1500 SE 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


I have a cracked dashboard/along with several other people,why can't dodge fix it.They should stand behind there trucks.

- , Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #304

Jul 012003

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

Dash started to crack around 2 years after I owned it. Dodge needs to recall them and pay for everything. Does anyone know of any replacement dashes at an excellent price?

- , Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #303

Jun 012009

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

loved my dodge ram until it started going to sh*t. started with the clear coat then dash started cracking. tried to glue it back together and that worked for a minute. then got as many new cracks as the ones i glued. my dash looked like a road map until I closed my door the other day and the whole @#$%&*! thing caved in. waiting now for something else to happen. hey dodge you can't polish a turd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Gulfport, MS, US

problem #302

Jul 212007

Ram 1500 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,529 miles

This is bull. I also have a 91 convertible from FL., it`s dashboard isn't cracked. Why should anyone buy a new car or truck. The older ones were built better and stronger.

- , Burtchville, MI, USA

problem #301

Mar 192010

Ram 1500 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


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cracked dashboard cracked dashboard

You know at least Toyota has stepped to the plate. My next truck will be a Toyota, I will drive this dodge until then...with a sign in the window asking everyone to "Look at my Crack!!!" .....And think twice about dodge.

- , Rock HIll, SC, USA

problem #300

Mar 302009

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Well, I'm glad to be in such grand company. My dash started cracking before I bought it back in 3/2009 but now the cracks are "HOLES". It's efffing ridiculous that Dodge won't help. I won't have another. This by the way is acting as the Cherry on top of the Sh*t Sundae I had when only one month after purchase, the Transmission went out.....$2500.00 later I'm driving a truck with huge craters in the dash. REALLY SUX!!!

- , Balch Springs, TX, USA

problem #299

Jan 152009

Ram 1500 SLT

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,002 miles

I have noticed a number of complaints about the dash breaking on the Ram pickups. I only have 59000 miles on my pickup but the dash has huge cracks in it. I just sold my 1989 Chev. K10 pickup without a problem with the interior. What is up with the Dodge Dash?

- , Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #298

Apr 152009

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

at first I thought that this was an isolated occurrence, but it seems everyone with this truck has the same problem, my dash has new crack almost everyday it seems, this is ridiculous, I've tried glue and it cracks in a new place plus it looks like sh*t. I don't want to replace it with a new piece of crap, this really needs to be addressed by dodge but i'm sure it won't be, guess i'll just have to go to Chevy or ford next time!

- , Hampton, TN, USA

problem #297

Oct 202004

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

I thought this was more of an isolated incident at the time due to living in New Mexico with hot, dry summers. Once I saw how prevalent this is, it became obvious that it is a materials issue that Dodge should have corrected. I won't buy another Dodge, but that would be the case even without this problem.

- , Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #296

Feb 202004

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Called dodge dealer they said it would be $1000. to replace the dash ! went to junk yard and all the 2001 dodges had the same problem ! All cracked ! not one good dash in the bunch ! No wonder they had to take money from the tax payers ! Hope dodge goes the way of the etzel ! Never buy another one ! F*ck dodge ! What a bunch of f*cking losers ! I will tell everyone i know to stay away from dodge products !! And the dealers are sh*t ! Rude as f*ck to me ! Dodge sucks ass !!!!!!

- , Santee, CA, USA

problem #295

Feb 222006

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles

The company really should pay to fix this problem do to a defect in the materials used to make the dash.i have two basketball size holes in the dash that i covered up with a dash pad.

- , Epworth, GA, USA

problem #294

Feb 142009

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

It makes my Dodge look like crap, everyone who gets in my truck asks me about it. It is giving Dodge a bad name. To make matters worse they don't offer a discounted rate to fix it, have no dash mats for sale at the dealership, and generally do not care about the integrity of there product, name, or vehicle owners.

- , Pleasanton, CA, US

problem #293

Jul 152009

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,567 miles

Well, I can see that I am not the only one that this has happened to. I just cant figure out with the amount of cases, why Dodge wont stand by their product!

- , Sandy, UT, USA

problem #292

Dec 092008

Ram 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

It started with a small crack on my dashboard; within a few months the whole dashboard starting caving in. It seemed that everytime I got into my truck the problem became worse. Finally last year (2009) the whole dashboard caved in. I have never seen anything like it considering my truck has low mileage for the age that it is. I don't want a carpet cover-up for it....I want a replacement for the dashboard so it will not look like a quick fixer. There is definitely something that Dodge has to do since there are so many complaints with the same problem. HELP!!

Update from Mar 31, 2010: I finally talked with Dodge on 3/22/10 regarding the dashboard issue. They told me to take it to the Dodge dealer and get a tech to look at it and give an estimate at my expense. I took it in this week and had the tech look at it (no charge). The dealership said it would cost $1,500 to replace the dash. Dodge called me back and wanted to know the name of the dealership, because they wanted to contact them. They contacted the dealership and called me back on 3/31/10 saying "Good news, Dodge will replace it but I have to pay the $500 deductible. Are they crazy. That is a higher deductible than I pay on my auto insurance. And I guess I don't understand why there is a deductible or why I should have to pay anything because this problem is not caused by something we did or did not do. It is a faulty material that was used in making the dashboard. Dodge should make deals with the manufacturer of the dashboard and the two of them get together and work out the expense. They said I had 30 days to decide. I really wish an attorney would get in on this and help all of us who are facing this problem. I too believe that there needs to be a class action lawsuit concerning this matter. I am not through arguing with Dodge yet. We should all get together and go after Dodge to make this right.

- , Forney, TX, USA

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