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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,313 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 10 of 25)

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problem #314

Jun 012005

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles


I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup that in 2005 a crack started from the windshield to the front of the dash and then a few months later another crack and then the whole dash started caving in and now there is not really a dash left and everything under it is exposed to the elements.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #313

Jun 102008

Ram 1500

  • 44,000 miles
The entire dashboard is cracking and falling apart. One large hole now about the size of an average hand is visible in my dash. Cracks are spread throughout the entire top of the dash.

- Mckinleyville, CA, USA

problem #312

May 242009

Ram 1500

  • 16,000 miles
2001 Dodge pickup. Got in one morning and the dash was cracked. It had not been driven for a least a week. No apparent reason for this. Got in the truck another day and there were two more cracks. To this date the truck still only has 18,000 miles on it. I think Dodge should replace these dashes. 8/11/09.

- Dexter, OH, USA

problem #311

Aug 072009

Ram 1500

  • 150,000 miles


Dashboard is falling apart.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #310

Apr 152009

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
Dash cracking.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #309

Apr 142007

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup, the dash board is cracking all over. There are complete pieces which fell through one in the largest size the of 8"X6, there are many more holes also in the dash. I know of numerous other 2001 Dodge Ram pickup owners who have the same defect in there vehicle. If the vehicle was involved in an accident a piece of the dash could easily fly up and into the face or eye of the driver or front seat passenger, causing serious injuries or life changing (blind) event..

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #308

Jul 232009

Ram 1500

  • 67,000 miles


Dash board is falling a part in my Dodge pickup truck.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #307

Dec 012005

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 whit dashboard that has severe cracking. I'm starting to have electrical problems also.

- Eldon, MO, USA

problem #306

Jun 012008

Ram 1500

  • 0 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 and since last year the dash start to shown a lot of deep cracks on top and in a dash trim line. I made some research and find out this is common in this particular model and year, dealership said is nothing they can do about it except sell me a new dash and trim. Im afraid like in others people situation the dash will collapse while im driving, this vehicle is equipped with dual air bags and this can activate anytime with this collapsing noise are developing from the dash due the structure unstable condition.

- Bonaire, GA, USA

problem #305

Dec 102007

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
1. no events, took extra special care of the truck, was parked in a garage 80% of its life 2. cracked upper dashboard. Gets worse every season. It is in pieces, large holes exposing vital mechanical and electrical parts 3. hasn't been replaced.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #304

Jul 012009

Ram 1500

  • 74,500 miles


Dashboard of 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 suddenly began to crack in several places.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #303

May 012004

Ram 1500

  • 45,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram, 65000 original miles and dash is badly cracked. If it continues to crack the dash is going to fall in. I have to worry about sharp plastic pieces (which have cut my skin just touching) falling into dash and cutting wires (fire issue) and cracked dashes may lead to ripped airbags on deployment(safety issue). This truck has always been taken care of and honestly I think it needs to be fixed.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #302

May 152007

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles
I purchased a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck new from the dealer. The plastic dash has developed cracks from the windshield to the front. These large cracked pieces create a safety issue in an accident or airbag deployment. The plastic material used in manufacturing is obviously defective.

- King, NC, USA

problem #301

Jun 062008

Ram 1500

  • 39,000 miles
Dashboard cracking.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #300

Jul 052009

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicle dash is cracked to where is loosely attached on the passenger side. Dash constantly rattles. This seems as though it will interfere with the passenger airbag since the dash is cracked around it. Plastic dash trim ring is also beginning to crumble which may be a safety issue in the future. Dash has been this way for several years but is beginning to grow worse at a much quicker rate.

- Middletown, PA, USA

problem #299

Dec 012008

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
The 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 has a problem with the dash cracking and breaking off. Now Dodge has refused to repair this problem but in my opinion this is a major risk factor. By allowing the dash to crack and fall into the wire system infront of the driver and passenger, its a fire hazard waiting to happen. By not fixing the problem Dodge is risking the lives of hundreds of people if not thousands. Dodge is also losing out on life time buyers like my self that do not want to put their lives at risk. The risk of a fire is to great in my opinion and if one life can be saved by the recall or if the fire causes someone to crash into someone else or being trapped in the fire and being burned to death this needs to be recalled.

- Movalley, IA, USA

problem #298

May 052008

Ram 1500

  • 85,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 dash is cracking and breaking. This is a known issue with Dodge trucks 1999-2003.

- Robinson, TX, USA

problem #297

Aug 302005

Ram 1500

  • miles
My 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 dash is completely cracked and has several holes in it where the plastic has caved in. I am concerned the holes and continued cracking will cause exposed wires to be burnt or severed, which could endanger the lives of the passengers in the vehicle.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #296

Mar 152005

Ram 1500

  • 35,000 miles
Sharp cracked dashboard. My child has been cut!!! the has been over 200 complaints about this! dash

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #295

Jan 012006

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles
2001 Dodge pick up- about 3 years ago a problem began with a single crack in dashboard, then more cracks, pieces of dash began to fall into dash creating holes, then larger holes and recently collapsed. Now concerned about exposed wires and intermittent electrical problems, I.e. lights, window, mirrors.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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