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)
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 22 of 30)

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problem #177

Feb 122004

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,017 miles


It does have several huge cracks in it, one running from the windshield to the instrument panel. The dash bezel also is cracked in several places and has a hole in it on the passenger side so that really makes my truck look like crap from the passenger seat. There was a 6000 dollar difference between my truck and one that said Chevrolet, and I would not spend the difference on what I thought were comparable trucks. The truck is solid but the list of little things is getting long and none of them are cheap to fix. Sunglass door $40 (too much just for a door) cup holder $100+ (are you kidding me 100 for a cup holder) dash bezel 100+ (that�s a lot of money for a small piece of plastic) dash $1000 (parts and labor). So lets call it $14oo just to replace stuff that should last the life of the truck.� Should have bought a Chevrolet

- , Bryan, TX, US

problem #176

Jan 072004

Ram 1500 LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Same as others on this message board. Just wanted to add a name to the list. I did send the link to Dodge.com to ensure they are aware, but I am sure it will not do much good. Of course, 'the squeaky wheel gets the grease", so we will see

- , Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #175

May 202002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Bought a demo 2001 dodge ram 1500 in 2002 from dealer in Bowling Green, Ky. A few months later, noticed a hair line crack in middle of dash coming from windshield to the from of the dash. Since then it has cracks all over it and it rattles like it is going to fall out. cannot get dealer to replace the dash. Will be my last dodge. Should have purchased a Chevy to start with.

- , Smiths Grove, KY, USA

problem #174

May 202006

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Started cracking shortly after truck bought but wrote it up to hot weather in Florida however has continued to crack and break even though we tried to glue it in the beginning. Now looks terrible and still cracking. Saw this website and was amazed at the problem so am entering my complaint as well.

- , Okeechobee, FL, USA

problem #173

Jan 012008

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

In 2007/08, I started to notice cracks in the dashboard of my truck. This occured in 3 to 4 different places. Now I actually have gaping holes.... one in the right corner of the dash and one huge one on the left side. A hole a little larger than a softball was created when the cracked areas actually met, and the piece of the dash fell into the lower section of the dashboard. When I first noticed this cracking issue, I emailed the main Dodge website about this. I was told that they hadn't had any complaints. I will not purchase another Chrysler Dodge product again.

- , Bristow, OK, USA

problem #172

Jan 012004

Ram 1500 XLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,954 miles

I bought the truck new dream come true except I noticed a small crack in dash & then it grew & grew now it is still cracking and soon chunks will start to fall in. Also right door speaker has stopped working. It is really pissy truck has been well looked after. I will never buy another Chrysler & I am not sure but I'm not impressed with any made in USA, might look at Honda. Back to dash, even still some mornings I hear it cracking.

- , Morrow, GA, US

problem #171

Sep 202007

Ram 1500 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


I have had my Dodge Ram 1500 for 3 years now. My dash started cracking a year after i bought it starting with a hairline crack. Since then it has grown to two big cracks. Now yeah, i wish that Dodge would recall, fix the problem and i could go about. But, I'm gonna buy a dash cover and keep on being happy with the Dodge i got. If i have to drive a Dodge with a cracked dash, then i will drive a Dodge with a cracked dash because its BETTER than driving the alternative.

- , Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #170

Jan 112002

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

We bought this truck new and felt good about the purchase. After about 2 1/2 years we noticed a crack in the dash that has continued to get worst seemly with every bump it hit. Finally the entire dash has crumbled. We are very disappointed in this truck. Until now we very good about dodge trucks. Right now we are not feeling good at all about them. The heater does not work, there is a terrible squeaking noise in the suspension, the cup holder is broken, paint is fading. We feel that $21,000 is too much money to pay for a vehicle that fell apart before the loan was paid off. We are tallking with people who have 2001 trucks from other companies and they don't seem to have this problem. We feel strongly that Chrysler should issue a recall on this dash problem.

- , Effingham, SC, USA

problem #169

Dec 022008

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 191,000 miles

This has been a great truck. But the dash started cracking at the end of last year. And it is just getting worse. If I new any lawyers I would call them on this. Dodge needs to take charge of this problem an fix it.

- , Deming, NM, USA

problem #168

Jul 072007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

dash has been cracking for years. now big holes in dash. sounds like defective material since there has been this many complaints!!!

- , Las Vegas, NV, US

problem #167

Mar 122008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


dASH CRACKED LAST YEAR AND WHEN I CONTACTED DODGE THEY SAID THEY WOULD SUPPLY THE DASH BUT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY INSTALLATION. I didn't have the 300+ Dollars they wanted to install and they would not let me have the dash and install myself. We need a class action lawsuit to get them off their stonewalling,maybe they can address this with some of the government money they are begging for.

- , Dacula, GA, USA

problem #166

Jan 302008

Ram 1500 N/A 5.9L V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

What can I say? Dodge purchased an inferior product from the lowest bidder and we are stuck with the resulting problem. I doubt that Dodge will ever be willing to rectify the problem given todays economic environment. That's my 2 cents!

- , Laguna Vista, TX, USA

problem #165

Jun 152006

Ram 1500 1500LT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

my dash cracks occurred after i had too replace my heater cor it went bad quickly i have a huge hole in the center of my dash my instrument bezzles clips broke off.I like my truck otherwise. Its sad they haven't sent out a recall on a problem of this magnitude

- , Highlandville, MO, USA

problem #164

Jun 102008

Ram 1500 Extended Cab 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I bought my truck from a friend and when i got it it already had the broken dash and this ain't just some little crack it is completely shaddered my friend has i custom fitted cover on it it looks ok but i wish dodge would recall this so i could have my truck looking good i mean who wants to pay over $1,000 for a dash board

- , Metairie, LA, USA

problem #163

Jan 012006

Ram 1500 Sport 2.8L ?

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I have live with a cracked windshield for several years. I just covered the cracks in the dash with a cover. but now it has cracked so badly that I can't even use the dash cover because the main dash has cracked so badly that large chucks of the plastic have broken out. It would be one thing if the original dash had been abused, but it happens when it is just sitting or sometimes while your driving sown the highway. I have owned 5 Dodge pickups in the past and have switched to a Chev. since this problem. I would not have believed that Dodge would be so blind to this problem! IT IS OBVIOUSLY A MANUFACTURING FLAW.

Sorry Dodge, I found that the GMC is just as good of a truck and the Dash DOESN'T CRACK!

- , Spanish Fork, UT, USA

problem #162

Feb 012006

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I purchased the truck in Jan. 06. It's a one-owner and it looked like it had been well taken care of. A couple of months later the dash started cracking. Soon afterward it was a mess and the windshield developed an annoying air leak. In my opinion a 5-6 year old vehicle should not have material failure of this magnitude.

- , Essex, MD, US

problem #161

Dec 012008

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I'm joining the rest of you with a cracked dash. Looks like we have enough people for a class action suit. Any lawyers out there want to take a 'crack' at it?

- , Schriever, LA, USA

problem #160

Jan 082008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,350 miles

I love my 2001 Ram Magnum truck and have taken excellent care to make sure the windows where cracked and window shield cover placed in window to keep heat down in vehicle. The crack started out small around window then it got worse. One morning I got in the truck and it had cracked from the window shield up to the section where the air bag located. When you go over any bumps in the road it rattles like it is going to fall apart. I have checked into replacing the top part of the dash and it cost over 1,000.00+. I am now researching to find a dash cover that does not cost over 1,000.00. I feel a recall should be placed on cracked dash boards for 2001 Ram Trucks. I have had no other problems with my truck. BDobbs, Midlothian. TX

- , Midlothian, TX, USA

problem #159

Dec 022003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I can't believe that Dodge is not aware of this problem, they just blow it off because they

do not stand behind there product, Thats way many people in America don,t buy American cars, and that's why the auto companies are in bad shape today, the foreign car companies will be the leaders soon . (I hope not ) the American car companies must get a dashboard correct before they can move forward.

- , Farmingville, NY, USA

problem #158

Apr 122008

Ram 1500 4x4 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

It started with one major crack, now I have 5 of them. Happened right after the 5 year warrant ran out. truck is 7 years old with less than 60,000 miles, I take great care of it.

- , Sacramento, CA, US

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