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10.0

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

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 21 of 25)

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problem #94

Jun 062007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Dodge Ram has a cracked dashboard.

- Mount Dora, FL, USA

problem #93

Jan 282007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram truck dash is full of cracks.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #92

May 282007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 dash is cracking severely. Will not be long before pieces start falling out exposing wires. Called Chrysler and was told vehicle is out of warranty and it is my problem.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #91

Oct 192004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Several large and small cracks in dashboard spreading from screen to front edge of dash, and to air bag on passenger side. Previous repairs carried out by supplying dealer are now starting to fail. Area now visible where section of dash could collapse. This vehicle now in the uk but original failure repair attempted by supplying us dealer.

- Morpeth, 00, USA

problem #90

Jan 012005

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Reference to our 2001 Dodge Ram pick up truck, the dashboard has completely caved in on one side. This seems to be specific to this model and year only and should be recalled and fixed at the manufacturers expense, seeming the dash started cracking in 2005 shortly after it was purchased.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #89

Jan 102004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram dashboard falling apart.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #88

Apr 282006

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Dodge Ram 01 dash board falling apart, danger danger, please help us, Dodge doesn't do a thing!!!!!!!!!

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #87

May 012007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
2001 Dodge 1500. Consumer states that the dash board has cracked in 8 different places.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #86

Nov 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that the vehicle's dashboard began to crack and pieces are falling down into the instrument panel. He has written letters to the attorney general's office, the better business bureau, and daimler Chrysler. No one has responded as of yet. This failure has been ongoing since January of 2004. The contact stated that the vehicle was still under the original warranty when the failure first began. The failure still persists. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 91,000 and failure mileage was 36,000. The consumer stated the vehicle was taken to power Dodge for repairs. The consumer stated the dealer will provide a copy of repairs. Updated 06/29/07

- Pheonix, AZ, USA

problem #85

May 122007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cracks (multiple) radiating out from windshield defroster openings, also trim around gauges cracking on top.

- Sorrento, FL, USA

problem #84

Jul 102006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

After reading this link: www.local6.com/news/13227601/detail. html I realized that I was not alone in dealing with problems with the dashboard. At 11:45 am May 15, 2007, I contacted daimler-Chrysler's consumer line. I was told that I would have to pay a Dodge dealership between $50 and $60 just to have my dash looked at, and then if a defect of materials was determined, daimler-Chrysler would offer assistance in having the dash replaced. If there was a manufacturing defect, I feel it should be the responsibility of the manufacturer to correct any such defects. As of right now, I personally have yet to experience any safety issues regarding this problem. But after reading the article I linked earlier, it has become a concern.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #83

Nov 202006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. About a year ago I found a small crack in the dashboard. Now my dashboard is completely cracked all over and large pieces are beginning to break off and fall in. I looked into getting it repaired, but the costs were well over $1200. I recently saw a report or wftv channel six in orlando that the dashboard collapses are causing problems with the wiring and electrical systems. I plan on calling the Chrysler car line to see if they will replace the dashboard, but they currently do not have plans to recall any of the vehicles.

- Port St. John, FL, USA

problem #82

Nov 012006

Ram 1500

  • miles
The dashboard of the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 truck started cracking all of a sudden and was getting worse by the day. Now I am having trouble with the headlights due to the dashboard problems, and it is a safety issue.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #81

Jun 012003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram and the dashboard fell apart. I have read where others have the same problem and Dodge refuses to replace or repair. This is a safety issue and may cause airbags not to deploy during collision and possible injury or worse.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #80

May 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle's dashboard began to crack last year and has spread entirely across the front. One piece of the dashboard has become detached above the passenger side air bag. The contact is concerned that the crack may interfere with the wiring of the vehicle. The contact has pictures. The current mileage is 102,000 and failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 06/08/07.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #79

Jan 012002

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Dashboard cracked in multiple places, causing pieces to fall out. Now there was a big hole in the dashboard.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

problem #78

Jan 052006

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The dashboard on the 2001 Dodge Ram, 1500 started cracking about 18 months ago. It has now progressed to the point that I am fearful that the structural integrity of the entire dashboard was compromised, and that the passenger side air bag might not function as designed.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #77

May 122007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles
Started cracking and then holes began to appear. Thedashboard on the 2001 Dodge Ram cracked and had large holes. Dodge will not replace the dashboard as it was only cosmetic, and was not a recall.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #76

Jul 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,501 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up truck and the dashboard began cracking 2 years ago. Heard a report on local 6 tv in orlando, and they recommended filing a complaint. Sure hope Dodge will stand good for what seemed to be a defect. Thanks.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #75

May 112007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard of my truck has large running crack with a second smaller one beginning. Truck is a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. I have recently seen a report on television in which many trucks of the same make/model are having similar problems. Will there be a recall on the dashboards? this has been ongoing for several months. The crack has not stopped running ever since I have noticed it.

- Eustis, FL, USA

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