8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$530.00
Average Mileage:
83,351 miles
Total Complaints:
593 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (376 reports)
  2. replace dash (118 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)
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 16 of 30)

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problem #293

Jul 152009

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,567 miles

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

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

problem #291

Feb 022006

Ram 1500 SL 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

cracked, then an 8x8 inch square in front of passenger fell thru. same thing happened to a coworkers 2000 and also his sons. turned me off of dodge.

- , Rocky Point, NC, USA

problem #290

Oct 132009

Ram 1500 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

My dash if falling apart, pieces are falling off. I have a huge crack from the windshield to the dash control panel, have a hole in front of my steering wheel, more minor cracks located else where in the dash. This should not be happening without some type of physical damage/impact but it is. I have even tried to glue it back together only to have it split in another location.... if I keep this up, I will have a dash formed out of glue.

- , Denison, TX, USA

problem #289

Dec 302009

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

Had an 82 dodge truck for twenty years and the dash is still perfect but my 01 truck is cracking all over the dash and apparently there is no fix but to cover it up while it continues to fall apart or pay $1000 to replace it with the same quality dash at the dealer. Last dodge for me.

- , Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #288

Nov 012004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Will Dodge step up to the plate and do the right thing to fix this obvious problem? Looking at the internet this surely seems to be a common problem.

- , Windsor, VA, USA

problem #287

Jun 092004

Ram 1500 LST 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,233 miles

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

The dash board for the Dodge is a peice of junk. I have an 01 truck and the dash started cracking on in only 2 years after I got it. I tried some using some armoral at first thinking poor care was the issue. But the cracking never slowed down no matter how often I shined it up. So now after 9 years of use I don't even think there is enough dash there to put a clip on cover on it. The dash needs to be replaced, and Dodge needs to get off their butt and get er done if they ever want me to purchase my 3rd vehicle from them.

- , Angleton, TX, USA

problem #286

Feb 072010

Ram 1500 Sport V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

My dashboard is cracked, looks like it shattered, why isn't this a recall yet? My stereo speakers are not working very well now and I wonder if this could lead to serious electrical problems later which could be a safety issue.

- , Woodland, CA, USA

problem #285

Apr 142005

Ram 1500 1500 5.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 89,000 miles

My family and I are dodge owners but after hearing that dodge will not replace the dashboard, I was so mad that when i finished paying this truck. I went out and bought a Chevy Silverado. My son bought his first car last year and wanted a charger, but when i told him aboout my dashboard and he knows we have bought dodge for decades now, decided to buy a ford mustang! My family and I will never buy dodge again ever!!!!!!!!!

- , Ventura, CA, USA

problem #284

Dec 142006

Ram 1500 ST 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,054 miles

every time i touch the dash it seems to crack it is so brittle, i hit a pot hole and a piece hit me in the face.

- , Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #283

Jul 152005

Ram 1500 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

This truck in a peice of crap , I hate that anyone spends there hard earned money on something and try to take care of it and it just falls apart infront of your eyes. I cannot undersatnd why Dodge doesnt fix this problem . I have a 5 year old son i cannot let ride in this vehicle because i am afraid he will get cut from touching the dash .

It is a safty issue because the peices that fall out or sharp and big just amazing to me it hasnt been recalled I guess someone will have to get killed before anything is done. I will never buy another Chysler product because of this very issue , I really think its a good looking truck but i hjave replaced to many parts on this thing to trust another one in the future . This is why the American automotive industry is in the shape it is and everyone is buying from overseas companies ....

- , Vinton, VA, USA

problem #282

Oct 102009

Ram 1500 SLT Magma V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

dash crack just as it about to turn cold. not one crack but three. try to clean it the other day and damn near cut my rest open. to me this is bad no point in fixing it if dodge has not made a better one. dash looks like sh*t what can one do?

- , Wichitha, KS, USA

problem #281

Apr 032002

Ram 1500 LX V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

We have always bought Dodge vehicles but maybe never again , I kept this dash covered in Armor All and Vaseline and it cracked like a son of a gun . Defective material for sure . Dodge should pay to have it fixed . I am going to complain to them next .

- , Augusta, GA, USA

problem #280

Apr 222009

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

dashboard is in bad shape i have a football sized hole in the dashboard and is cracked all the way around went to dodge because i called an 800 number to tell me to have it inspected by a mechanic their and boy, i will never buy a dodge again the people there were nasty and got jerked around for a couple days on the phone call so and so and call someone else then finally i get in touch to have them tell me it is $750 for installation and no way will i pay that. from there they would not even sell me the piece, no longer will i mention a dodge to someone else.

- , Ringwood, NJ, USA

problem #279

Aug 262009

Ram 1500 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

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cracked dashboard

Best truck in the world but its going to piss me off to replace the dash, I keep pretty good care of my truck just spent over 3k for new rubber and wheels that ride like a Cadillac compared to the others i had just to see the the dash and bezel cracked all the way to the windshield at the same time in 2 places. Honestly never thought the dash would be the first piece of interior to go... also the sunglasses holder is a piece of sh*t tab breaks off to easy.

- , Battleground, WA, USA

problem #278

Feb 282009

Ram 1500 Sport V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Love my truck, BUT - my dash looks horrible. I was told, by my mechanic, that all of this model is coming in with cracked dashes. Has anyone started a petition yet? Please let me know, I'll sign it. Someone is going to get hurt. Also my cup holder is broke and glass holder. What's up..??? I bought it new, I have used the 4X4 one time. It is in emaculate condition. They joke I cleaned it to much HA HA. Please help

- , Washington, MO, USA

problem #277

Dec 082009

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles

my dash is cracked all to hell. it has holes all over the place dodge should issue a recall this is bullsh!t i like dodge but if they dont do something about this i won't get another

- , Westplains, MO, USA

problem #276

Nov 182009

Ram 1500 Sport 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,250 miles

very cheap dash..dodge needs to recall the cheap dash!!!!

- , Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #275

Apr 162008

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

I agree with everyone else, Chrysler should fix the problem. I had contact with someone through Chrysler through a friend of a friend and they said that they do not know who made this product for the 2001 ram and ram quad cab (which I own). I say that is a bunch of horse s#%t they know who made the product but they do not want to handle it until someone gets badly hurt. I have owned my Ram 1500 quad cab since Jan 2001 ( I bought it new).

I don't do any heavy 4-wheeling with it nor have I. my dash looks horrible I am almost embarrassed to drive it down the road in the daytime. I can hear and watch it crack whenever I drive it down a rough road. THIS SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF BY CHRYSLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Clio, MI, USA

problem #274

Oct 012006

Ram 1500 Sport 5.2L V8 Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I bought this Truck used in 2006. I loved the way it looked on the outside! Always loved The way Dodge Rams looked! Truck had low miles when I bought it, looked amazing, but had 2 cracks on the dash. One coming from passenger airbag, and one right above steering wheel, which was shorter than pass. airbag. I thought, sh-t! Two cracks? I can deal with that! Well after only a year, I was wrong! The damn dashboard started spider webbing everywhere! Now after 3 years, I have gaping holes, and chunks laying everywhere! There's absolutely NO REASON for this! I'm sooooo friggin annoyed! And all my friends bash my truck, because its a Dodge! I always fought for it, but I think I'm agreeing now, after the dash AND not to mention my paint peeling/rusting,and interior lights ceasing to work! I love how Dodges look too...aaaaww o well, HELLO CHEVY.

- , Hobart, IN, US

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