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8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$539.00
Average Mileage:
82,437 miles
Total Complaints:
556 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (361 reports)
  2. replace dash (104 reports)
  3. not sure (76 reports)
  4. bought a dash cover (6 reports)
  5. glue it back together (5 reports)
  6. order a fitted plastic cover from 1aauto.com for $89 (2 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 28)

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problem #456

Aug 162011

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Granted the truck is 10 years old, the first crack in my dash didn't concern me too badly. I bought some clear silicone and ran a bead from top to bottom of the crack. It seemed to fix it without the aesthetics being very noticeable. However, the second and third cracks that occurred for no reason at all, have heightened my concern immensely. All I can think about is me driving on the freeway and the whole dash just crumbles off. My imagination may be getting the best of me, but after seeing other Dodges with the same problem I don't really think I am too far off. I would like to know what would happen if that were to happen, before it happens. I don't think too many people would take that kind of surprise too well. A safety hazard for sure! It could cause an accident! Aren't vehicles supposed to pass a safety check? Why isn't Dodge doing anything about it? Is it because of how much it could cost the company? Is there a number of signatures that would have to be obtained before something can and will be done about this? There goes the resale value right out the window! I might sound reserved but in all actuality I am @#*!! mad!!! Companies and their products all over the world get away with faulty crap, but a car company really should be held accountable. These aren't just vehicles we are driving, they are weapons. They should be warrantied to be kept in the safest standards without having to cost US, the consumers more. Damn it.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #455

Oct 132010

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

This vehicle is garage kept since bought in 2002 with only 15000 miles on it. It has noty been abused, off-roaded, or subjected to hash weather conditions. There's no good reason why the dash cracked, and the crack adds about 10 years to the appearance (looks like a 20 year old dash subjected to dry dessert off-road abuse).

- , Waynesville, MO, USA

problem #454

May 012007

Ram 1500 LT v8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

I hear after doing much research on my dash problem that dodge has had this problem for a long time but why not fix it is my Question I will never buy another Dodge as long as I live DODGE= damage on dash greatly experienced from now on i will buy a CHEVY or a Toyota better truck in my opinion my sister has a Chevy with over 200,000 miles and looks and runs like the day she bought it.

Does dodge still wonder why they were not given the payout money they wanted if they do then they should be directed to this site they might understand why ppl are not buying dodge

- , Yellville, AR, USA

problem #453

Apr 132010

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,594 miles

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

my dash got a lot of cracks in it and now the cracks are coming together and chunks of the dash are starting to fall in. I try to keep my vehicles looking nice but no matter how often I wash the truck the dash looks like hell and I mean sh*tty hell did I mention it looks like hell. dodge needs to stand behind this before they get a lawsuit on them when somebody cuts themselves and dodge knows that the plastic is junk and it has been reported to them enough times.

- , Canton, OH, USA

problem #452

Sep 012011

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

My 2001 dodge ram 1500 is great, all but, my hideous caved in dash ;it keeps cracking and eventually will be in pieces,or cause an accident. Dodge should fix this problem before there is a big lawsuite.

- , Columbia, TN, USA

problem #451

Jan 082008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Every Dodge Ram Truck I've seen with in a few years of mine has had this problem. I would say all did. That's a 100% failure record. 100% failure and Dodge did nothing. What kind of company runs a business this way, only one and that's Dodge. Very dishonest people in charge of this company. Hope you pay later for this.

- , sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #450

Dec 082011

Ram 1500 Laramie Slt 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

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

Have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. purchased the truck apr. 2 years ago.

excellent condition and had very low mileage for the year, 36,000. The entire truck was really in great condition, fully loaded, leather interior, four wheel drive. Nothing, I mean nothing was wrong with it. On 12/08/2011, went out to the vehicle in the morning and noticed the crack on the passenger side dashboard. It runs from the windshield all the way to the top of the air bag area. The weather was warm and had been raining that night. Not cold or freezing! Always took good care of this vehicle as its a business vehicle. There has never been anything laid on the dash or slammed on it. I didn't know there were other complaints of the same thing by other owners til I was looking for a replacement. Also, found that it wasn't recommended to replace it as it will eventually occur again. I agree, the company needs to address and recall this vehicle for replacement. Never, never had a vehicle that had the dashboard just up and crack for no reason.

- , Conover, NC, USA

problem #449

Feb 112008

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

I have called dodge and they have yet to do any damn thing about their cheap ass dashboards. This will be the last dodge this American will ever purchase or even allow in his driveway! Dodge does not stand behind their product, they are crooks using the cheapest materials they can find and putting their failures into the hands of their customers to fix! sad that we have to deal with getting the shaft by poor businesses such as Dodge. Go to china you cheap ass bastards I WILL BUY FORD FROM NOW ON! NEVER GM THEY ARE OWNED BY OBAMA!

- , Florence, KY, USA

problem #448

Oct 012011

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

It is a shame that these trucks are notorious for having cracked dashboards. The dash plastic feels like something you would find on a toy. Very cheep. Not a safety issue unless a passenger gets cut on the sharp edges I am sure Dodge will never address the issue.

- , Center Moriches, NY, USA

problem #447

Oct 072008

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

It started as a small hole and now it's almost all gone on the top portion of the dash. The cracks are now creeping down toward where the stereo, ashtray, glovebox are and further. What happens when the pieces are falling in my lap and cause an accident, is that when they'll do something? Is there anyone out there who can help with info to get the makers to fix this properly and at their cost? I am certain this is a very hazardous situation, not to mention that it's destroyed my resale value and I can't get a decent trade in for it. My friends all ask why isn't anything being done about this? I am furious like the rest of you dealing with this problem. signing off "Dead Dodge", "Dreadful Dodge", Dangerous Dodge", Deadly Dodge".

- , Comfort, TX, USA

problem #446

Oct 172010

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • 104,628 miles

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

3rd chrysler product ==== can you spell TOYOTA??????????

- , Stewartstown, PA, USA

problem #445

Nov 012009

Ram 1500 Sport Slt Plus 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

My 01 ram 1500 sport with all options (including the slt-plus interior package). has two straight cracks from the windsheild to the front cover of the dash. guess im lucky since they have been known to cave in and fall apart... hopefully dodge will buck up and help with the cost of fixing this since so many of us are having the same problem

- , Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #444

Jan 012007

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

I got my 2001 truck used in 2001 with very low mileage. The truck was only 6 months old by the date of manufacture when I got it. I was a lot ticked off that the dealer I got the truck from did not disclose to me that it had been in a minor wreck. Guess thats why I got a good deal on it. But it was and still is a good running truck. I have had no trouble out of it until 2007. Thats when the first crack came into being, with a crack I might add. I herd the snap and looked over and a huge crack appeared. It ran straight up and down the middle of the passenger side, more or less cutting the dash in half. Man you talk about pissed off, I was fit to be tied. I had always tried to take care of my truck, and not let some people I know put their feet up on the dash. Well it went all down hill from there. One day in 2010 I rolled down my windows and the wind caught a piece of the dash and flipped it in my face. I ran off the side of the road and nearly wrecked. And here is the kicker, I was on my way to work. At the end of the day when I got off work I had a flat tire. There was a nail in the sidewall that could not be fixed. I had to buy a new tire,[thanks dodge].I can't touch the dash anymore, the lightest touch now will break more pieces off. And the plastic covers they sell to put on top of the dash is only a short term fix. The dash continues to fall apart under the dash cap causing the cap to warp and not fit right, or not at all. The only way to fix it is with a new dash, which I cant afford at a whooping $500.00 bucks. This is one problem that dodge should step forward to fix because it is a safety issue.

- , Conway, SC, USA

problem #443

Apr 102008

Ram 1500 Off Road 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

There is a complete void from all the pieces that have fallen off due to cheap plastic. It is such cheap plastic that it falls off whe i clean it. Dodge should fix this problem. I cant believe a car company ignores a problem like this. Not only will i never buy a dodge again but I would tell all my friends not to as well. Terrible company for not recalling this issue

- , Ringoes, New Jersey, USA

problem #442

Oct 102009

Ram 1500 Limited 318 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,802 miles

In my lifetime I have owned 22 Dodge trucks, having as many as 5 licensed and insured at one time. They were my hobby, always trying to build or find the ideal truck. Besides the 1980 restored stepside I still own, I have this small V-8 auto 1500. I have been very satisfied with it but the dash is non existent. Totally trashed by bad plastic. the cost of fixing it is almost 1/2 the value of the truck. I have only owned one Chevy and one Ford, but if Dodge doesn't step up, to repair this dash I won't buy a Dodge again.

- , Richmond, KY, USA

problem #441

Aug 012004

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

I have called Dodge, Filed complaints every place I can find to file. Dodge should step up and repair these trucks. This was my husbands truck, he died in early 2004. Can you imagine the horror when one morning I walked out to his truck to find the dash cracking and caving in. It broke my heart. I use to drive it or sometimes just sit in it because I felt a little closer to him. Now it still sets there but It breaks my heart to get in it because I can't afford to fix it. Dodge you are low life. You and your greed took a little more of my husband away from me. You should step up to the plate and make this right. There are hundreds of people with the same issue. After a little research I found that Dodge was aware of the faulty dashes when they sold these trucks.

- , Dover, AR, USA

problem #440

Aug 012009

Ram 1500 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles

this is the cheapest design the dodge could have invested into....it should be a recall

- , Rural Hall, NC, USA

problem #439

Jul 012011

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,833 miles

dodge should fix the dashs know, it's a really big safety haszerd when a 10inx10in piece of dash blows out, going down the road!! and even bigger thing to try and sell it that way!!

- , Donnelly, MN, USA

problem #438

May 052008

Ram 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

Bought this truck new in 2001, In 2008 the dash started cracking and coming apart. I contacted my dealership and dodge and nothing was done to correct the problem. I will Never buy another Dodge product. They sell defective products and do not stand behind the products.

- , Charleston, AR, USA

problem #437

Dec 312009

Ram 1500 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

I CALLED THIS NUMBER SET UP BY DODGE. THEY WANTED ME TO GO TO A DODGE DEALER AND FOR 53.00 A SERVICE MANAGER COULD TELL THEM THAT MY DASH WAS LITERATELY CAVED IN. ANYBODY COULD CLEARLY SEE THAT IT WAS FALLING APART. A SUPERVISOR GOT ON THE PHONE AND SAID I CAN'T TALK TO YOU UNTIL YOU GET THIS APPROVAL. I ASKED IF I GOT IT WOULD THEY FIX MY DASH. HE SAID IT WOULD BE CONSIDERED? WHAT AN IDIOT THIS GUY WAS. POUR MORE GOOD MONEY ON A BAD OUTCOME. HE WAS A TOTAL ASS, THEN HE REFUSED TO EVEN TALK TO ME ANYMORE. I THINK THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY MADE ME MAD WAS HIS LACK OF CARING. I HAVE RAN INTO PEOPLE THAT SAY THEY GOT A NEW DASH AND HAD TO PAY FOR THE LABOR WHICH WAS EXPENSIVE AND IT IS STARTING TO CRACK AGAIN. IF A RECALL WAS EVER NEEDED THIS IS IT. YES THEY DO HAVE THEY SAFETY BOARD IN THEIR POCKET AND NOW IN OURS. SHAME ON YOU DODGE. CORPORATE GREED WINS AGAIN. IF YOU HAVE A 2001 DODGE PICK-UP THERE IS NO HELP

- , Whitney, TX, USA

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