8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$530.00
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 26 of 30)

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problem #97

Jul 042005

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

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

The dash is breaking apart. Pieces, largest one is about 2 x 4 inches. Cracks all along entire dash. Will never buy another Dodge because they do not stand behind their products.

This item needs to be recalled.

- , Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #96

Jun 082005

Ram 1500 5.2L V8 Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

I carried my truck to the dealership because it was having an air conditioner problem but the dash had about 3 cracks and I wanted to carry it to them because I felt like they would take the best care of the dash when they took it out. When I got the truck back the dash was falling to pieces. I consulted the shop foreman about the situation and he said that they did nothing to contribute to this problem and that it was a defect issue. I knew the owner personally and confronted him with the problem and he also told me it was a defect issue and I was one of several that had the same problem. He gave me a number to call the Chrysler Corp to try to get something done but they plainly told me I was SOL. I tried for months to get something done but can't get any results. Now I,m having the trans. rebuilt the second time in 8 months and I believe this will be my last one!

- , Jackson, TN, USA

problem #95

Feb 152002

Ram 1500 LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I think there should be a recall my dash completely shattered all the way across as I drive pieces fall off in the floor looks really bad also small pieces are very sharp like glass

- , Bluff City, TN, USA

problem #94

Jan 012002

Ram 1500 SLX 5.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Dodge should issue a recall on these dash boards. I know of about 10 different people in my family and the same exact thing happen to them and after searching the net about this issue there has been numerous complaints. I have went all the way to the top with dodge on this issue and it does no good. They support there dashes and say there is nothing wrong with them. Thats a bunch of BS. I dont know what else can be done about this but wish someone would take it to a higher court some where and force them to replace all the dashes on everyones vehicle. There day will come one day for screwing people the way they do.

- , Victoria, TX, USA

problem #93

Mar 012008

Ram 1500 SLT 3.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Yup, my dash cracked as well. Long, skinny crack from the heater to about halfway to the glove compartment.

- , North Creek, NY 12853, USA

problem #92

May 262007

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

I too have an exploded dashboard on my 2001 Dodge 1500 reg cab. It started as cracks as they all do, and I chocked it up to weather or whatever. Then, upon returning from a deployment to Middle East I realized I returned to an exploded dashboard. I doubt that any type of cover will help as it will still be falling apart underneath the cover. I would like to have it replaced but would it really be worth having it replaced with another worthless dashboard (does anyone know of any after market replacements)? I will have to see what the dealership will do for me, but as it looks, I am not expecting much. Very disappointed owner of my first and last dodge.

- , Altus, OK, USA

problem #91

Mar 012008

Ram 1500 360 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

Noticed crack out of the blue early March, also had Heater Core go out and it's being replaced tomorrow, hopefully this piece of crap dash will hold together through the repair.

- , Merced, CA, USA

problem #90

Jan 242008

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

I purchased this truck in January,2008 This wasn't your average work truck, it was a one owner, always garaged, never driven in the rain gem! The original owner was 86yrs old, and was so picky that he had all his vehicles professionally detailed once a month. I didn't even see the cracks when I bought the truck, but noticed them about a week later. There are two of them, both start at the base of the windshield and continue rearward. The largest is above the glovebox and is about 5" long. The other is only about 2" long and is above the instrument panel.

I checked to see if the edges still lined up perfectly, and they do. I plan on supergluing them shut. They should be invisible if I carefully line the edges up. I want to stop it before it gets worse.

I just found out tonight that apparently this was a common problem with these trucks. I was wondering how such an immaculately cared for truck could have recieved a cracked dash.

- , Pell Cty, AL, USA

problem #89

Mar 022004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Here is another one. I left for another tour in Iraq only to return to my beautiful Dodge pickup turned into crap. My dash is cracked all over and the other day I hit a small bump in the road and a large chunk fell into the dash. I have searched for recalls before but Dodge doesn't seem to care. I was looking for a Ford F-150 when I happened upon this Dodge Ram 1500. What a mistake! I'll never buy Dodge again. So many people with the same problem and they won't make it right!! I hope they lose all truck lovers to other manufactures.

- , Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #88

Jan 012008

Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

PISS ON DODGE YOU CANT AFFORD EM! SPOKEN FROM A FORMER DODGE LOVER!!!!!!!!! I HAVE ALWAYS TALKED CRAP ABOUT CHEVY BUT IM GONNA BUY ONE ,OR A FORD OR A BICYCLE LEAST IT WOULD BE MORE RELIABLE!

- , Lake Worth, TX, USA

problem #87

Jul 012007

Ram 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Both my dodge and my work truck which is also a 2001 dodge have such terrible cracking in the dash that chunks of the dash have come off and there are holes where there should be plastic!!!

- , College Station, TX, USA

problem #86

Jun 162006

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

It's not a big deal, just a decent size crack. Which I glued back together.

- , Vincennes, IN, USA

problem #85

Dec 012007

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

My 2001 Dodge 1500 first got a small crack at the base of the windshield above the glove box about 3 years ago. This year it cracked all the way to the glovebox and another appeared from the base of the windshield to the top or the instrument panel and they get a little larger everyday. My truck is always garaged or has a sun screen in place. I went on line to see if I could find a dash pad but instead found that it seems that the Dodge pickups, especially 2000 to 2002 models, have a serious problem with the dashes. I am now in the process of the runaround. I went to my Dodge dealer and he told me to call the toll free no.( 1-800-992-1997} I called the no. and they told me to back to my Dodge dealer. I go back the first week and I'm sure that they are going to tell me that they can't make a decision it will have to come from higher up. Dodge may not consider it a safety issue but when it comes to customer satisfaction I'll bet that there will be a lot fewer Dodge customers the nest time around.

- , Derby, KS, USA

problem #84

May 132007

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I keep my truck meticulous and this problem is very upsetting, especially since it seems to be a problem with most 2001 Rams. Dodge should do something about this.

- , Metairie, LA, USA

problem #83

Feb 252004

Ram 1500 Club Cab 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

YES I TOO HAVE THE CRACKED DASH BLUES, WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIX IT IT WILL JUST BREAK AGAIN BECAUSE YOU DID NOT FIX THE CAUSE. BUT IT DRIVES ME UP THE WALL . ONE IDEA IS TO FIBER GLASS THE WHOLE TOP OF THE DASH, ITS NOT AS BIG A JOB AS YOU MIGHT THINK. STILL YOU HAVE NOT FIXED THE CAUSE. OR WE BECOME AS BIG PAIN IN THE ASS TO DODGE AS THEY ARE TO US. DRIVE DOWN TO YOUR LOCAL DEALER ON THE WEEKEND AND PUT SIGN ON YOUR TRUCK ABOUT THE PROBLEM, THERE ARE SO MANY OF US THERE WILL BE SOMEONE AT EVERY DEALERSHIP EVERY WEEKEND .. THINK THAT MIGHT GET SOMEONES PISSED OFF GOOD LUCK

- , temecula, CA, USA

problem #82

Jul 042007

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

This looks to me like a significant defect in the material used to make the dashboard. I've never seen anything like it. I have several cracks running all the way from front to back on my dash and no real way to explain it other than that the material simply broke from normal ambient heating and cooling (and since I live in south Texas the cooling isn't really significant).

Dodge really needs to do right by this. I don't get the good feeling that a replacement dash would last either...

- , Driftwood, TX, USA

problem #81

Mar 122007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

Problem is with the 1998 thru 2006 Dodge Ram dashes, talked to Chrysler and they refused my claim due to millage on truck. What does the millage have to do with a known problem with defective parts. Still fighting with Chrysler about this.

- , Douglasville, GA, Afghanistan

problem #80

May 062007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,534 miles

I bought this truck new in April 2001, I have kept in excellent shape from the beginning.The

I noticed a small crack in the dash last May and didn't think much of it but was annoyed, I chalked it up to it starting to show it's age. In recent months I've driven it less and I have been letting a friend drive it to work. I recently had the windshield replaced and as I was checking the work done I saw for the first time several large cracks all across my dashboard. I was shocked to say the least, this is unacceptable, I've taken good care of this truck in order to have a fair resale value when I want to trade it in for a new truck and I now have to deal with this mess that Dodge has apparently been aware of for some time and has ignored.With this Problem along with the lousy gas mileage, Dodge probably isn't going to be my next choice for a new truck. I'd lie to see Chrysler do whats right and fix this , not what's profitable.

- , Bedford, TX, USA

problem #79

Feb 212005

Ram 1500 XLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

I too have a dash problem that is making my truck look just plain Sh^tty. Overall the truck is Great, but the dash looks like a piece of swiss Cheese on a bad day. As for a recall I think this is a safety issue. Heaven forbid I get into an accident and have plastic Shrapnel from my dash seriously injure or take the live of one of my family (Wife and Children) or myself. I bought this truck used because I like to get what I pay for, but this is ridiculous. Even if I did get a good deal on it the way the dash looks I still feel like I have been SWcr3wed. Any way I have been looking at possible covers and replacements and it looks as if coverlay is a good viable option for mine and may others dash problem.

- , Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #78

Sep 012007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

The dashboard of my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 has started to fall apart also. I have 4 huge cracks now. I bought the truck brand new, have always taken care of it, and never had any major issues other than this. Unfortunately, I am getting ready to get a new truck, I am sure this will bring down the trade in value. My next one will not be a Dodge because of this.

- , Tulsa, OK, USA

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