8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$530.00
Average Mileage:
83,617 miles
Total Complaints:
596 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (378 reports)
  2. replace dash (119 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 23 of 30)

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problem #156

Sep 012005

Ram 1500 Sport Off Road 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

What a piece of junk. The truck does sit outside and I thought that may have has something to do with it cracking but after reading about everyone elses problem I see it is nationwide. It would always pop and snap in the winter while driving but never noticed any cracks at first. Then the hairline cracks appeared. Now it look like a road map with some of the pieces just hanging on. I cover it with a Dash Mat brand cover. better than nothing but the velco doesn't stick and it moves all the time with heat and cold. Sometimes the vents get cover and I dont get a good defrost. Never will I buy a Dodge again; because this wasn't the only problem. More on that somewhere else.

- , Lock Haven, PA, USA

problem #155

Mar 052008

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,300 miles

the first day i got my truck this happened. very aggravating!

- , Dublin, TX, USA

problem #154

Dec 052006

Ram 1500 Sport 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

The problem occurred when my Ram was still under the extended warranty. Dodge told me it was not their problem. I feel like they are just trying to take the cheap way out. Just like the crappy material they made the dash out of.

- , Zebulon, GA, USA

problem #153

May 102005

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

i have a nice dodge ram 1500 everything about the truck is nice no rust dings or dents. the inside is also nice no tears in the seats no stains, but the one thing that makes the truck look like sh*t is the dash. that is the one place people are going to see and when you have a big ass hole in the middle the ask WHAT HAPPENED my wife through her glasses on the dash (before she knew about the hole)and they went right down that was fun fishing them out i think dodge should recall this because theier are to many cracked dash boards to be a coincidence

- , Silver Lake, KS, Afghanistan

problem #152

Feb 142007

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

I bought my truck used in 2007 and I noticed a couple of small cracks in the dash, I didn't think they would be a big deal. I was wrong i've had the truck for over a year now and the dash looks absolutely horrible. It looks like it has veins running through the dashboard. I keep my truck clean and have people come up to me all the time and tell me what a nice truck I have, but then friends and family get in and ask me what the hell happened to my dashboard! Dodge should totally have to eat this one, not only does it hurt the resale/trade-in value but it looks like crap!

- , Yakima, WA, USA

problem #151

Jun 022008

Ram 1500 SLT 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles

My dashboard started with a small crack in the middle of the dash 8 months after i bought it and now it has three cracks rigth across the center of dash and it's getting worse.After reading about this problem from other ram owners i have decided to contact the Dodge Corp.I'll keep you up dated with results.

Update from Mar 25, 2013: well after contacting the dodge corp about my dash falling into peices i was told that i would have to foot half of the over $600 bill. i told them that it was there cheap product and that they should own up to it and therefor they should fix it.But they would not buge and wanted me to pay. No more DODGE RAM trucks for me..

- , Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #150

Mar 012008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

I have the same problem as many others with the dashboard cracking on the passenger side above the glove box. After reading all the complaints about this, it is obviously a manufacturing defect.

- , Wellston, OK, USA

problem #149

Aug 132008

Ram 1500 1500 Slt Lamire V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

DODGE SHURE TAKE CARE OF IT I AM NO THE ONLY COMPLAINING FOR THE SAME PROBLEM THEY SURE FIX THEY MISTAKES USING CHEAP MATERIAL I LIKE DODGE BUT COME ONE TAKE CARE OF UR COSTUMERS

- , Jewett, CT, USA

problem #148

Nov 062002

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I LOVE DODGE BUT NOW I NOT SO SURE EVER SINCE I GOT MY TRUCK ITS NEVER BEEN IN THE SUN FOR TOO LONG AND THEN A 4 INCH CRACK POP IN MY DASHBOARD A THEN THE PROBLEM GOT WORST A HUGE HOLE IN MY DASH

- , Dallas, TX, USA

problem #147

Nov 252006

Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

Have a cracked dash in multiple places looks like a bomb went off under it local dealer says it doesn't know of any other complaints in my area. Feel Dodge Corp should replace for free as a defective part. To many complaints not to be a defect in the plastic.

- , Spelter, WVA, USA

problem #146

May 012005

Ram 1500 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,239 miles

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

Like everyone else on this site my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 has a cracked dash. Almost the entire thing has fallen in on itself. I've started removing the broken pieces and throwing them under my seats so that I don't get cut to pieces from flying debris if I ever have a crash. I've been looking for a match at pick and pull places but all I've seen have the same problem. It's sad that my truck is worthless now. If I could ever sell it I'd go and buy a F150. That may be why they will not put out a recall. I like the idea of my fellow San Antonio about parking just off of a Dodge Dealership with a sign. Just don't put it on the windshield where it blocks the view of the problem. You can use my POS anyday. The transmission has been acting up ever since I had to break hard to keep from hitting a kid who ran across the street in front of me but I just throw it into whatever gear it will drive in and start moving it back up to drive just like I was driving a manual w/o a clutch.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #145

Nov 012005

Ram 1500 LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

It's on the right side beginning at the base of the windshield and ending on the a/c vent.

- , Uvalde, TX, USA

problem #144

Jun 042006

Ram 1500 3.9L

  • Manual transmission
  • 67,000 miles

My dash cracked on the right side from the windshield to the outer edge. A few days later it had two more cracks of the same type in the middle of the dash. Then it cracked on the driver side and now the black cover around the instrument cluster is broken. Now there is a big hole in the dash right in front center. I tried to glue the parts back together just to fill the hole but the glue will not hold. I was going to use it for a cup holder but I had trouble seeing around the bottle of Coke. I gave up on that. With the fuel prices I can fix my dash or I can keep going to work but not both. If Dodge will not fix this problem I won't be buying another one (Dodge).

- , Pryor, OK, USA

problem #143

Mar 042007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

Well like everyone here my dash has also split wide open and all over, and I have sent emails to Chrysler about this problem and was told my warranty was out. I also have a 1990 dodge ram D150 that does not have 1 crack on the dash in the same heat and sun as the other truck. The problem is not only the dash pad / cover but also the plastic frame that supports the dash pad / cover underneath. my frame is also cracking, The best glue if you want to try to piece your dash back together that i have found is permatex plastic weld available at Advance Auto Parts epoxy that you mix together works great once bonded let sit for 4 hours and fully cure good as new. they also sell a plastic dash cover cap for under $200.00

- , Pooler, GA, USA

problem #142

Feb 102007

Ram 1500 Quad Cab 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

AS I WAS SHOPPING AROUND FOR A NEW DASH I STUMBLED ACROSS THIS SITE AND HAD READ THE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS OF THE SAME PROBLEM THAT I AM HAVING WITH MY DASH BOARD. MY DASH BOARD HAS MORE CRACKS IN IT THAN CLINT EASTWOOD HAS WRINKLES ON HIS FACE. GET THE PICTURE. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THIS FROM DODGE. MY TRUCK IS A 2001 RAM QUAD CAB WITH 64,000 MILES. PRETTY MUCH IN A-1 CONDITION. NOT ONLY DO I GET TOLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TRUCK BUT I ALSO GET " WOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DASH" . FOR A TRUCK THAT ISN'T THAT OLD ( 8 YRS.) AND THE DEALER WANTS ALMOST $500, DODGE SHOULD MAKE GOOD ON THIS AND DO A GOOD DEED AND RECALL THEM.

- , SICKLERVILLE, NJ, USA

problem #141

Oct 202006

Ram 1500 SL 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I have a dodge ram 1500, the dash has a crack in it. I'm afraid that the airbag would not deploy if I had a accident. I guess when someone dies, then maybe

Dodge will do something about it. We need to start a class action lawsuit against Dodge. Contact your representatives in your state. See what we can do.Send a copy of all the complaints to them. Larry S.

- , Charlestown, IN, USA

problem #140

Feb 012008

Ram 1500 1500 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

My Dodge Ram 2001 has a cracked dashboard. As far as we know, there have not been an recalls on this truck. My truck looks awful and it's very well maintained, garage kept. It looks like a brand new truck except for the dash!

- , Cedartown, GA, USA

problem #139

Oct 152008

Ram 1500 SLT 3.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

I reported the first crack in my dash about a year ago. Now, I have another!! I am guessing that I am going to have to shell out some money to replace it, or end up with my dash totally falling apart. What a crappy product.

- , North Creek, NY 12853, USA

problem #138

Oct 242005

Ram 1500 Qaud Cab 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,247 miles

Yeah! Dodge should pay to have it fixed! It's a problem and they should realize it and I bet if it were made in the USA wew wouldn't have this problem.

- , Defuniak Springs, FL, USA

problem #137

Nov 012005

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

I SEEM TO BE JUST LIKE MANY, MANY, MANY OTHERS....I DIDN'T COME ACROSS THIS SITE UNTIL I WAS SEARCHING FOR A DASH FOR MY TRUCK. I BOUGHT MY TRUCK BRAND NEW AND I LOVED IT ! I STILL LOVE MY TRUCK TODAY EXCEPT...MY DASH HAS HOLES IN IT AND CRACKS THAT STARTED IN 2005. I BOUGHT A DASH COVER FOR IT BUT....DON'T CARE FOR THE CLOTH OR CARPET LOOK. I HAVE MET SSSOOOO MANY PEOPLE THAT SAY "IT SEEMS THAT ALL DODGE TRUCKS HAVE BAD DASH BOARDS". COME ON....HOW MANY DOES IT TAKE TO FIGURE OUT THAT THIS IS A MANUFACTURE'S SCREW UP???? AWESOME TRUCK !!!! RUINED BY THAT UGLY DASH !!!

- , Wharton, TX, USA

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