pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
83,351 miles
Total Complaints:
593 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (376 reports)
  2. replace dash (118 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 30 of 30)

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problem #13

May 262007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,710 miles


My problem began with a small crack on the right side of the dash, and escalated to 5 or 6 large gashes over time. The truck is otherwise in perfect condition, and has always been waxed and washed and I maintain a coat of Armor All on the interior plastics including the dash. Looking on the web, I have found that the sun is NOT the cause of this problem, as one man in Maine had the same issue. My truck was also garaged/shaded most of its life so that should not be a problem. The dealership wanted to charge $700 to repair it, and they quoted my friend $1200 to fix the dash in his 2002 Ram and that and gas prices caused him to sell the truck.

- , Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #12

May 012007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

The problem started within two years of owning the car. It started with a hairline crack down the middle and progressed to several chunks missing (dropped through) and cracks from driver to passenger side. I've only got around 40,000 miles on the car at the moment, and I've babied it. It's moved downwards into the black plastic of the console around the radio and towards the spedometer. It looks awful and is extremely embarrassing.

- , Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 172007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 3.9 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

Dodge better get their heads out of their ass. We Dodge truck owners deserve better than this. I wonder if they care about Quality or Quantity? I'm considering going back to a Japanese truck.

- , Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 142007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT Laramie 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Dashboard is cracking in three different places, not horribly noticable, but I do feel that Dodge might want to consider recalling the dashboards because they are made with inferior quality plastic. It really makes me laugh when people freak out about the dashboard cracking even though it is not a big problem, if they would take their own time to fix it, they could do it for less than $150.00, which is not a problem. I honestly think that you should stay away from this truck because it has been a great truck other than that. I will still buy Dodge products in the future. People also need to remember that each vehicle brand has its issues and this is the big issue that Dodge has.

- , Zeeland, MI, USA

problem #9

Mar 062007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.9

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

Another who will NEVER buy Dodge again.

My dashboard was cracked all over in less than two years of buying it new. It is now missing huge pieces that have fallen into the firewall area. Dodge Dealership wants over $400 in just labor. They know they had a defective product, but do not care. Take a look at their own forum! http://www.dodgeforum.com/m_196287/mpage_1/key_/tm. htm


- , Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #8

Feb 092007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Quad Cab V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

In 2004 it started with a small crack on the right side. Now it is cracked all over with huge cracks. The truck looks like new except for the cracked dash. I think the dodge people should. replace it. If they don't I will never buy another Chrysler product.

- , Keller, TX, US

problem #7

Feb 082007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 360

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


Dashboard literally exploded for no apparent reason into about 20 different pieces. I think Dodge should replace this dashboard as I only have 22000 miles on this Pickup, and the shattered dash makes it look like a piece of junk.

- , Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 032007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles

My Ram 1500, which has less than 20,000 miles has a dashboard that looks like a broken mirror. After reading other complaints about this problem I thing it only fair that all the model years involved be recalled and the dashes replaced with one that will not crack. That is whenever they start making it. It appears this trouble is still happening.

- , Shelton, CT, US

problem #5

Jan 022007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

At first it started with a single crack in the middle of the dashboard. Now, it is disentigrating - cracks everywhere and chunks completely seperated from the dash. I bought the truck brand new. It now has 55,000 miles on it and looks worse than a 20 year old Datsun I used to drive. The brand should own up to this manufacturing defect.

- , Gulf Shores, AL, USA

problem #4

Dec 052006

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

Dodge knows that they're selling a product with a problem, and they leave the consumer hanging. This is the second dash since I bought the truck brand new. I paid cash, and bought the extended warranty, but it doesn't cover things like this. Don't get sucked into buying something that promises that they'll fix it, they don't!

- , Riverview, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 222006

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Club Cab

  • 120,000 miles


I bought the truck used in 2002 and it was in excellent condition. Still runs great, just the minor 4wd problems that come with use. The dashboard started cracking two years ago and is not faring well in the Georgia sun. It is a real distraction because of the reflections the cracks cast on the windshield when driving.

- , Chatsworth, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 142006

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 56,000 miles

i bought my 2001 dodge ram new paid cash one pymt we have a big history of issues on this dodge ram most recent severely cracked dashboard mind you i buy a non silicone dressing for 30.00 a gallon use mcguiars products on her its a garaged truck for the 5 yrs leave windows cracked and it is in worse shape than veichles that sit on the street in weather conditions in much better shape than my dodge i am very disappointed in chrysler for not wanting to fix this problem i feel for a truvck of 5 yrs with exellent care should not be in this condition dodges may be pretty trucks but thats about it i feel chrysler sold us a lemon in 2001 again very disappointed we will never purchase dodge again chevy rocks for our 95 chevy truck no issues to speak of like i said chevy rocks

- , Erie, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262006

(reported on)

Ram 1500 LX

  • 145,000 miles

This truck has had the general "here and their" stuff expected, but in all it has been a very dependable truck. This truck has been in the Florida sun for essentially all of it's existance, but I have had previous older trucks with 3 times the age compared to this one, with significantly less cracking in the dash than this dodge. I have 3 major cracks now running forward to aft, and I have been using a windshield sunshade quite regularly. I hope dodge does perform a recall on this problem. It is quite excessive for this young a truck.

- , Jacksonville, FL, USA

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