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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
82,702 miles
Total Complaints:
582 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (372 reports)
  2. replace dash (112 reports)
  3. not sure (80 reports)
  4. bought a dash cover (7 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 20 of 30)

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problem #202

Aug 102005

Ram 1500 Laramie Slt V8 318

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


I'm surprised by the super thin, fragile material used for the dash. My dash is cracking like a boiled egg.

- , Texas City, TX, USA

problem #201

Mar 312009

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,750 miles

Just the other day I parked my truck and went in the store, and when I came out a while later, I noticed the dash fell in. I got a hold of the recall people and they said they will investigate it. The recall people said for me to tell everyone that had this problem to call them and file a complaint with them. So pass this on to everyone you know, because the more people that file a complaint, the bigger the issue will seem to Dodge, and they will have to issue a recall and fix it.

- , Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #200

Mar 032008

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I noticed my dash was cracking, but it was not a 3.0 on the Richter scale, it was an 8.0 and I think it was following the San Andreas fault line. I literally had black holes in it where you could fall through it and be absorbed! Naturally, Dodge concluded that it was an anomaly and stated it was in the sun too much! I have been reading the same from unlimited frustrated owners. Based on my experience, I will not buy another Dodge and it is sad that an entity of this size will soon fail because of it's own ineptitude....

- , Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #199

Dec 092008

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


It sure was disturbing to find that the dealership wanted several hundred dollars for this obviously low quality part. Fortunately I was able to find one at a salvage yard for a fraction of the cost ($60).

- , Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #198

Nov 182008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

On Nov. of 08 I notice 2 cracks in dashboard of my ram 1500 2001 truck I wasn't very happy about it. Went on the internet to see if there was some way to remedy the problem only finding that there are others with the same problem . I gave Chrysler a call to complain in which they told me to go a dealer and see what they say. Showed the Service manager the 2 cracks . He noted the cracks and said he get back to me after speaking to the Chrysler Service Rep. I did not hear from them . 6months have gone by. Now I have 3 cracks in the dash Went back to the dealer, said the manager I had spoken to no longer was with them - that was a lie. I could see the the person in back. Well anyway they took pictures & got back to me within 2 days, told me it was not under warranty therefore if I wanted to have it fixed, I would have pay for it. I Called Chrysler again and they said they couldn't do anything.

- , Newington, Conn., USA

problem #197

Jan 172007

Ram 1500 1500 5.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

WOW, here I thought I was the only one with the cracked dashboard problem. I was just about to look in to buying a new dash because I can't take it any more. I love my Dodge, but hate the dash.

- , Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #196

Jun 012008

Ram 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


I noticed cracks in my dash so I told my dad, since we both have a Dodge Ram 1500 (mine is a 2001, his is a 1994) we took them to the dealer. There is a recall on mine but the dealer wants me to pay $300 for the installation. Now correct me if I am wrong but a recall is due to the manufacturers f*ck up, why should I have to pay? (my dad had no recall, he had to glue his back together)

- , Covington, GA, USA

problem #195

Jan 012004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,156 miles

It's unbelievable! The dashboard is cracked...and I just found out how bad this is. I thought that I was the only one having this problem..and now I'm really mad that nothing is being done. And I love my truck!

- , Indiahoma, OK, USA

problem #194

Nov 042007

Ram 1500 Sport 4x4 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

My dashboard started to crack at the mount screw in the defroster vent on the passenger side when I first noticed it. It has now extended from the mount screw to the airbag on the passenger side. What makes matters worse, is that every mount screw in the defroster vents are cracking and I even had a few pieces (small) fall into the vents. This is delightful especially when you turn your defrosters on and can hear the rattling. I have been a Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler owner all my life, and now I'm sorry to admit it anymore.

How long does it take NHTSA and/or Dodge to get their heads out of a certain hole and determine that this is a major accident waiting to happen. What should happen is that all of us Dodge owners with this exactly identical dashboard problem should ban together and file a class action suit. I'm sure everyone has viewed this video but for those that haven't, look at this and think hard about the next time you take your Dodge out on the road at night!

- , Clairton, PA, USA

problem #193

Nov 142008

Ram 1500 SLT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

I have the same problem with a crack dashboard on the passenger side from the windshield to the air bag.Can't believe Dodge wouldn't do a recall...shame on them! Never will I buy from this company again. I'm glad this site is here. Now I'm searching the net for a company that sells dashes that fits well so maybe I can try to sell this piece of crap.

- , Shelton, CT, USA

problem #192

Feb 202008

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


My dash is so cracked from all the places that they attached the dash even the glove box fell out it was so cracked. I mentioned this to the dealer and they told me it would cost about $2000.00 to replace the dash. These days who has $2000.00 to spend on a vehicle that cost $40,000.00? I think for that price they should have a recall with all these complaints

- , Hillsboro, MO, USA

problem #191

Dec 152007

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

The dash is cracked so bad that there is no place to mount the piece that covers the odometer and stereo,and a/c controls. Everything that's plastic is cracking! With no OEM parts available Dodge Ram is off my list forever!


Truly Disappointed

- , Sptbg, SC, USA

problem #190

Dec 092004

Ram 1500 1500 Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I just bought a 2001 dodge used but the owner that had at before me said that the dash cracked 1 yr after he bought it new and i really think that is some Bull ....b/c its not just my truck..its everyone that have the make and model and other similar ones...therefore Dodge needs to step it up a notch and do things right before they go out selling pieces of sh*t like i have to waste money on replacing a dash which will not be cheap:(......and there's a whole lot more problems than the dash.....too many to tell yall on here...DODGE DEALERS!!!!! If you read this i hope you realize that you lost me as a customer because next time you come around with the 2009 Dodge and the commercials say "New and Improved" i'll know that it's bullSH*T

- , McGregor, TX, USA

problem #189

Dec 012007

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Another fine example of why we should let these guys spin down the bankruptcy toilet. If your not going to warranty the crap you build why should we buy it? Crap is crap...let em cave!

- , Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #188

Oct 152008

Ram 1500 1500 3.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

The dashboard is cracked and literally falling to pieces. I have holes in the dash where it has just collapsed.

- , Kelso, WA, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #187

Dec 092008

Ram 1500 4x4 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I have been very diligent about maintaining my vehicle inside and out. The dash is usually coated with armor all and I use a sun shade. I have had many other vehicles, some older than this one. This is the only one that has had a major crack separating the entire dash console. Plus cracks where all the screws are at to mount it. Luckily this is not a mechanical issue, but definitely very annoying and something that is obviously an issue with the vehicle that Dodge should stand up and repair at their cost. Very disappointing.

- , Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #186

May 102007

Ram 1500 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Just want to know what the cost of this will be. I am tired of the duct tape not holding anymore!

- , Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #185

Jun 012005

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

My dashboard started cracking in 2005, got worse over time, and now chunks of the dashboard are falling out. I had it protected with a dashboard cover, but that didn't help.

- , Augusta, GA, USA

problem #184

Nov 212008

Ram 1500 3.9L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 112,000 miles

I use a sun visor all the time there's no reason for my dash to do this.I take care of my truck,the ash tray or lighter hasn't even been used.I feel there is a defect in the materials and dodge should replace,recall,and pay for repairs.

- , Vidalia, GA, USA

problem #183

Jul 222005

Ram 1500 Quadcab 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

This is just plain sorry....and ugly...a 22,000 dollar truck should be better than this.

- , Warner Robins, GA, USA

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