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)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 29 of 30)

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problem #36

Aug 252007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

I bought this 2001 truck used in 2005. I had it mabee five months when I noticed the dash had a crack in it on the drivers side windsheild defrost grill. Within a few days the dash was already in four peices. After three weeks the dash was in about nine peices and the cracks were spreading toward the passenger side. After two months the dash had completely broken in to many more peices and had caved in. What a fine piece of crap it made my truck look like. Tryng to find a dash at a salvage yard was imposible. The ones that did get in to the yard were worse than the one I already had so I had to buy a new on from a dealership. Can you say turn around and bend over!!!

- , Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #35

Aug 262007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 318

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

Heard of this problem from a friend three days ago and was joking that he must not take good care of his truck and when i got back into my truck that night i saw three huge cracks by the door pillars and one in the bezel around the instruments. I was crushed, I treat that truck better then my wife, hahah. I just looked today to see the prices of getting these two items replaced and I was floored that so many others are having the same problem. Why does it take an act of congress or a death from the chipped pieces in an accident before someone decides there is a problem here. Just asking.

- , Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #34

Aug 252007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles

dashboard started with one little crack 2 monthes ago and now has cracks all over I have never had this problem on any other car I've owned. Dodge has really gone down in quality thay need to recall and fix the problem A. S. A. P I cant see spending that kind of money on a rig to have it fall apart like that if not taken care of by Dodge I'll never buy another one. Dodge is not number one in my book any more.{Buy Dodge and watch fall apart in driveway}

- , Silverton, OR, USA

problem #33

Oct 152007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

I HAVE TO SAY THAT DODGE IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE EXTREME CAR DEALER WHEN IT COMES TO THERE PRODUCT. HOWEVER I BELIEVE THAT THERE NOTHING BUT A HOAX AND FULL OF CRAP AFTER ALL OF THESE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE CRACKED DASH BOARDS THEY REFUSE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT AT LEAST FOR THERE REPUTATION THEY WOULD REPLACE ALL OF THE CRACKED DASH BOARDS AT NO COST TO THERE CUSTOMERS. I ONLY HAD MY TRUCK FOR 1 YEAR WHEN IT STARTED TO CRACK AND THE ENTIRE DASH BOARD IS CRACKED AND HALF OF IT FELL INTO THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCT DO THEY THINK THEY ARE SEELING. NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF GARBAGE.

- , Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #32

Oct 132007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I noticed my 2001 1500 quad cab truck dashboard cracking about 2005 with about 60,000 miles. I was very upset that Dodge used such crappy products that would do this.

I clean and Armor all my dash regularly and still it has cracked all up, I have had several vehicles and none have done this before.

Dodge has really dropped the ball on this one and I have already purchased a chevy hhr and will probably get a ford or chevy for my next truck.

- , Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #31

Aug 302007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 318

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

The dash was cracked at about 66,000. It has now basically disintegrated. I contacted Dodge with these words: Can you tell me why my dash is falling apart? I know that my truck is out of warranty so please don't tell me what I already know. The reply from Dodge was: sorry your vehicle is out of warranty. I called and asked since they didn't answer me as to why. They again told me: your vehicle is out of warranty and our decision has been made, we are not fixing it. I didn't ask them to fix it. I asked what the problem is and still have gotten no answer. They will not answer nor be truthful and even acknowledge that they know that this is a problem that they refuse to fix because the NHTSA hasn't made them due to safety concerns. So with that I have a $29.95 AutoZone dash pad to cover the crappy looking dash.

- , Humble, TX, USA

problem #30

Sep 182007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 360

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

2001 Dodge ram Big long crack in dash Truck has had very good care and light duty.. What can be Done??

- , Minden, NE, USA

problem #29

Sep 202007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

dodge should recall the part and fix it for free!

I noticed the problem about 6 months ago, with a crack down the center of the dashboard. Now the dash is in about20 pieces, with a hole about the size of a quarter in the passenger side. I had an extended warranty, but 2 different dealerships said it was not covered. I think it is very unsafe. Who knows where the peices of that dash are going to go if I end up in an accident. Dodge needs to step up and fix this problem!!

- , Alexandria, VA, US

problem #28

Sep 102007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

I have read about this problem many times. Bought the truck a few months ago and the 3 cracks were already in the dashboard. It seems to be a recurring problem with Dodge that needs to be fixed as a recall item. Starting to see the same problems in my Dads 2003 2500 as well. Is it that hard to make a dash that will stand up to the heat?

- , McDonough, GA, USA

problem #27

Sep 072007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

i noticed the rattle and the slowly the crack got bigger. I suspect it will break into pieces eventually. I plan to retire the truck for farm use only and thought it was just the Texas sun that made the dash so brittle. Guess not.

- , Cedar Creek, TX, USA

problem #26

Sep 062007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 318

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

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

File a complaint with the NHTSA. If they get enough complaints they may look at this harder and hold them accountable. This might become a safety issue since the dashboard is falling apart and down into the dash electrical/instumentation area. Who knows what damage those broken pieces could cause.

- , Humble, TX, USA

problem #25

Sep 062007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

I bought the truck about one year ago. It was all very well kept the dashboard was all shiny and new looking then I started to see a small crack near the passenger side now it has extended all over the top area. It has a deep deep hole all the way from top of the heater area to the bottom of the floor board. I thought it was due to the sun damage then I noticed that other Dodge Rams had similar problems. I looked up on the internet how to get a dashboard and I noticed all the complaints about it.

- , Uvalde, TX, USA

problem #24

Sep 012007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,683 miles

It first started as a crack, but now I have a huge hole in my dashboard. I've sent an e-mail to Dodge, but have not received a response yet. Seems to me this is a known problem with this year, make and model-they need to do something about it. I've seen cars 20 years old and they didn't have this problem.

- , Ventura, CA, USA

problem #23

Aug 202007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

My dash started out with a small crash. Although, I have a sunshade, matters have worsen. I am missing a chunk of the dash, an approximately 4" square piece.

Get this fixed Dodge. I don't understand why my 1997 Caravan has a flawless dash. Did Dodge take a step back from 2001. Did they actually produce a better product in 97. I don't understand this. Know when I drive the dash makes an annoying noise.

Fix it!

- , Whitehouse, TX, USA

problem #22

Aug 182007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. I noticed the problem about a year ago when i found a crack in the center of the dashboard but didn't think anything of it. But over time it got worse and now the whole driver side portion has broken into pieces. I got an estimate to fix it and the dashboard cost around $250 plus close to $500 for labor so screw that. Haven't gotten it fixed yet and it is only getting worse. Right now I'm searching for a replacement online for a lil cheaper and I'll just install myself.

- , Keller, TX, US

problem #21

Aug 182007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 318 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,800 miles

My vehicle was only 3 years old when the dash started cracking and I always used window shades when it was parked outside. This truck spent a lot of time in the garage in those three years but the dash still cracked. I called Dodge and even talked to a factory rep and was told they would replace it if I paid half the cost ($700), I believe I was getting ripped off. I chose not to fix it. I KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER EVER OWN ANOTHER CHRYSLER OR DODGE PRODUCT.

- , Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #20

Jul 042007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Had the dash crack twice. Once at approx. 20 to 30k. The second at approx 70k. The dealership in Gainesville, Fl replaced it (no charge). However, Tallahassee Dodge would not replace it. They were aware the dash was only 3 years old. Chrysler says because I live in Fl and I kept my truck in the garage that they would not replace the dash due to negligence on my part. I guess if I lived up north they would have said it was due to snow.

- , Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #19

Aug 072007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 318 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I own not 1 but 2 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks and I have the same problem with both trucks. My brother and dad both own 1999 and 1998 3500 1 TONS and both of them have the same problem, so it is not just a 2001 problem. Why don't DODGE DO A RECALL AND MAKE THE PROBLEM RIGHT!!!!!! MY wife says NO MORE DODGES AND I TEND TO AGREE IF I DON'T GET SOMETHING DONE!!!!!!!!!!

- , Kingston, OK, USA

problem #18

Jul 092007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Larame

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,254 miles

So my dash starts to crack near the defrost vent. Then the crack suddenly spread all across the dash. I can now see all of the wiring. I called Daimler Chrysler and they told me that there wasn't anything that they could do since my truck's warranty expired years ago. I didn't want to start having all the trouble that the people in Florida were having so I decided to go ahead and pay for a new dash. The stupid dealership went ahead and ordered it since they don't keep those kinds of parts in stock. I have to wait for a whole week to get my truck back. They estimated that it would be about $850.00 to get it replaced. I'll never buy a Dodge again! I have a 1985 GMC Suburban; its dash it still intact!

- , Cotulla, TX, USA

problem #17

Jul 212007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I'm Raleigh, and have a beautiful 2001 1500 ram 4X4. The dash has cracked all to pieces. It started in the middle and spread outward. I went to the dealership about four years ago and they said it was not a recall item. I have at least three buddies with the same problem. We need help getting this problem resolved. I have owned a 69 dodge superbee, 88 dodge custom van, a chysler, 87 daytona charger shelby and now have the truck an 69 roadrunner. We need help!!! This should be a recall

- , la Grange, NC, USA

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