pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
83,591 miles
Total Complaints:
597 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (378 reports)
  2. replace dash (119 reports)
  3. not sure (81 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 21 of 30)

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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, US

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, US

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 this....now 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, US

problem #182

Jul 232008

Ram 1500 Off Road 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I have tried to contact Dodge, but I get the run-around! They said there is nothing they can do about the dashboard. I actually use to work for a place the made all the parts for the interior of the Grand Cherokee's. Believe me, it would be no problem for them to have a recall!! If they don't have a recall within the next year, I will never ever buy a dodge again!

- , Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #181

Dec 162008

Ram 1500 SLE 3.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,590 miles

There is deffently something wrong with the dash boards, because I have always put a sunshade in my windshield.

- , 10505 Oak St, MS, USA

problem #180

Jul 212008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I am also having same problem with the dash on my Dodge.I e-mailed Chrysler Customer Assistance Center and was told to have my local Dodge dealership to fill out an itemized estimate to repair and he would review.My experience at the local dealership was an experience in itself.The "Jerk" of a kid that was doing the estimate said it seemed to him like I was just trying to get a free dash repair! I told him I didn't think that was his place to make any personal comment at all.(By now I'm pretty steamed at this Joker) So I replied that since Chrysler got this bail-out money which I'm paying for I thought it was the least Chrysler could do! I got my estimate and sent it back to Customer Assistance Center about two months ago still no reply.I really didn't expect to get one!!

- , Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

problem #179

Jan 282009

(reported on)

Ram 1500 ES 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

I brought my ram new in 2001. 2003 I noticed dash had hair line cracks on all four screws from windshield up,the dealer said i waited to late no luck. Now I have big chunks broke out. Looks grappy and I also had to replace heater core, evap motor, water pump, fuel pump. So far I am really mad about the dash cuz it ruins the whole appearance of my truck.First thing people notice is the dash and say what happened and I TELL THEM "DODGE" that says it all.Then they laugh,cuz none of them own a dodge so DODGE should do a recall on the dashboard.At least we would have the last laugh.There is definitely a issue with this many complaints YOU THINK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Roberts, IL, USA

problem #178

Aug 182005

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

My dash started with one large crack ,shortly after the warranty expired, running front to back above the glove compartment, since then I have 10 to 12 cracks mostly on the passenger side, but they are starting to spread to the drivers side. Pieces are now missing out of the dash. This is not limited to the 2001 models. I have some friends who own Dodge pick ups ranging from 1999 to 2002. (I have met other dodge truck owners in this area with the same problem) All of their dashes are cracked to some degree or another. When I spoke to the dealership a few years back I was told that Dodge was helping out the original owners only in getting the dash replaced, I bought my truck with 18k on it, so they weren't going to lift a finger to help me. One of my friends talked a dealer and they told him dodge would buy him the dash but he had to pay for the install. Needless to say the install was far more costly than the cost of the dash. I am now going to shell out the cash to get it replaced, not sure if I will let a dealer take care of it though, why put money back into their hands to fix a problem that they should be paying for in the first place.

- , Milton, FL, USA

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