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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 22 of 25)

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problem #74

Jun 152006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. It is not driven very often, and has mostly been garaged or under a car port. About a year ago I noticed that the plastic bezel around the dashboard had started to crack, but I thought nothing of it, not long after that I noticed the dashboard was cracking, and now I havd some very big cracks in dashboard that looked like it might fall in. I recently found out that this seemed to be a defect in the 2001 Ram, and that it was common with this year Ram. I was wondering what could be done about it?

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #73

Oct 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles
Cracked dashboard.

- Umatilla, FL, USA

problem #72

May 072007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
Dashboard cracking in multiple locations. No weight or undue exposure to light or heat preceded this. Truck has been housed in garage or carport for most of the years since buying it. Vehicle was bought brand new. When parked in parking lots a sun screen was used.

- Sorrento, FL, USA

problem #71

Mar 202005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The dashboard in my 2001 Dodge Ram was cracking in severl places. Looked like itwas going to fall apart.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #70

Jul 202005

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving heard a cracking noise and a piece of the dashboard fell down. Soon another piece dropped, and we lost the dashboard function. We had this repaired, and I had to tape the dashboard back together the best I could. This could have had a serious outcome. Had several other pieces drop, and I had tot ape it again. This was an ongoing problem that should be addressed.

- Grant, FL, USA

problem #69

Nov 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard caved in on the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. It started out with cracking to eventually detioriating, and dangerous wires were exposed. It needed to be corrected. Now, the air conditioner (A/C ) only worked if I put a rug on top of the dashboard.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #68

Apr 292005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

2001 Dodge Ram 1500, purchased new by my inlaws in Florida in 2001 and garage kept 80% of the time. I purchased the truck in November 2004 with 56000 miles on it. Drove it back to Virginia, where it was also garage kept. I noticed one small, about 1", crack in the dashboard on the passenger's side one month later. By April, several cracks formed all over the dashboard and around the air bag. I contacted the dealer, and they said there was nothing they could do because the vehicle was out of warranty, and gave me Chrysler 800 number which I called and filled a complaint, but that was all they woudl do. I could not afford the $1500 to replace the dashboard as I was still making payments on the vehicle. Once pieces of the dashboard started to fall out shortly, there after, I installed a dashc over, partially for the asthetics, but also because I was afraid of what the fragile crumbling dashboard would do in an accident, especially if the airbag went off. Flying shards of sharp plastic did not sound good to me.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #67

Apr 042003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Dashboard cracking, falling apart.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #66

Jan 112006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Dashboard began to crack a little over a year ago and has been getting bigger. If it cracks anymore it would look like it has just fallen apart.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #65

Sep 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
5/8/07. 2001 Dodge Ram. Consumer states that the dash shows cracks and is falling apart.

- Leesburg , FL, USA

problem #64

Mar 042007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

Cracks in dashboard. Vehicle is one of many with same defect.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #63

Feb 192007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Bought the truck used from dealership. Dashboard already slightly cracked. Previous owner said dash just started cracking on its own for no reason. This has been reported all over the country by people with the same year, make, and model. The dash just falls apart as a result of poor manufacturing. Electrical wiring is in danger of failing due to gaping hole in dash. Dodge needs to recall their mistake. Dodge would not pay for repairs and just id nothing.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #62

May 112004

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
1. driving down the road and the dashboard just split and it happened just after the warranty expired. 2. dashboard continuing to crack in different places and will eventually expose the wiring. 3. it is not covered under warranty

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #61

Jan 052004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup purchased brand new and to no fault of my own the dash board cracked and basically chunk's of plastic dash has actually fallen out. Now the speakers seem to be going possibly due to the dash having large holes in it and the heat being able to get to the wiring.

- South Daytona, FL, USA

problem #60

Jan 122007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. I am complaining about my dash in my truck. It has been broken since 2003, it has been brought to my attention that I am not the only person suffering from this problem. Recently the dash lights would turn off then turn back on. Right now I will not drive my truck at night in fear that more lights will fail.

- Bushnell, FL, USA

problem #59

Feb 022007

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Dash on our 2001 Dodge Ram pick-up is shattered. Heard on a talk show that this is being reported in Florida. We have a friend with the same year model truck and it is beginning to do the same thing. Our truck has always been parked under a carport and has only 58,000 miles on it. We have heard that the dash will collapse and cause an accident.

- Louisville, MS, USA

problem #58

May 022007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge 2001 Ram truck has a fracturing and collapsing dash, I have recently been made aware that there are many other people with the same model truck experiencing the same problem including headlights shutting of when alternating between highs and lows possibly caused by the pieces falling from the dash and interrupting the wiring.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #57

Apr 082005

Ram 1500

  • miles
There was no event leading up the the failure, its my dash board in my 2001 Dodge Ram truck. I noticed that my defroster will not work from time to time. I called Dodge to find out if there was a recall they say no. Im worried that the airbags will not work and I know of some people that there lights and mirrors will not work.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #56

Jun 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Severely cracked and collapsed dashboard in our 2001 Dodge Ram pickup. Dodge will not take responsibility. Definitely a common problem - complaints are being filed -can result in extremely dangerous situation.

- Sorrento, FL, USA

problem #55

Feb 182005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The dash board cracked and then caved in completely.

- Ocala, FL, USA

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