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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 body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 23 of 25)

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problem #54

Aug 082006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

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

Dashboard on 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 slt cracked and then caved in, now there is a big hole right above the steering wheel area.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #53

Jan 012002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dash board started cracking at screws by windshield. Now has cracked all the way across and is falling into dash.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #52

May 012007

Ram 1500

  • miles
The dash on my 2001 Dodge Ram truck has almost completely disentergrated and fallen in, the electrical below it is in danger of being compromised, possibly causing a fire or rendering my light system inoperable.

- Ormond, FL, USA

problem #51

Jan 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 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 4 X 4 I bought new. The dash is all cracked up with holes. I have got no results from Dodge. This appears to be a problem with this year truck. The local news did a special on it.

- Glenwood, FL, USA

problem #50

Apr 152007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 94,500 miles
My dash cracked and it appears that is still cracking more every day. It happened without any reason. I believe the cracking has caused the dash vent not to blow properly and also dust is getting into the dash. More cracking will cause parts to fall into the dash.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #49

Sep 112006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 V8 dashboard cracked into multiple parts. The crack literally happened all at once while I was driving. It sounded like a firecracker exploded. Nothing was placed on the dash and I use a windshiled sun deflector to keep the dash from getting hot yet it still happened. Anything I place on the dash now will fall into the inner workings of the dash. I have had some strange wiring/electrical problems since the incident all within the dash. With the cracks around the vents, the defrost does not seem to blow onto the windshield properly, therefore taking longer to defrost. I have priced the part and it will cost over $300 with it installed. I can not afford it being a single parent.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #48

Sep 152005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 P/U dashboard has continually fell apart to the point where there is a large hole from drivers side to passenger side.the drivers side heated mirror has ceased to operate since a large portion of the dash fell. I have placed a carpeted dash cover over the remaining dash to hopefully prevent further damage.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #47

Jan 022003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The whole dash is cracked and caving in on itself.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #46

Feb 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 has a dash which began cracking several months ago. The cracks have gotten progressively worse in size and number. A little over 3 months ago a large portion of my dash caved in exposing the wiring underneath to direct sunlight. Also more recently, the molding around my instrument panel is cracking. This could become a hazard should the wiring melt due to not being protected from sunlight. No recall has been made by Dodge and I am not in a position to spend several hundred dollars for a factory defect.

- Viera, FL, USA

problem #45

Jan 152007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles
Front dash collapsed, pieces of broken dash have fallen into areas where wiring is. Numerous other owners of the same year/make/model have had exact same thing happen. Can't be considered safe driving around with a 24" hole in the dash with pieces loose within the electrical components, to date not considered a recall item by Dodge.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #44

May 012007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

My 2001 Dodge Ram dash is cracking. I seen a special on my local news station and the parties present on the news cast had the same problems as I did but worse. I think this should be looked at before someone gets killed by the air bag deploying or lights going out.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #43

Jul 162006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Dashboard of my 2001 Dodge Ram is cracking.

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #42

Feb 182007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck and my dashboard has a huge hole in it, it is extremely cracked. I am concerned this could cause electrical problems.

- Summerfiled, FL, USA

problem #41

Jan 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
2001 Dodge truck dash boards cracking and collapsing. I have a '01 Dodge truck and my dash board is cracking and breaking apart. This is a news report of many cases of this happening and I would also like to complain because I have tried to contact Dodge and believe that this is a major defect in their produce and it is their responsibility to recall and fix this issue at their expense.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #40

May 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard of my 2001 Dodge pickup is cracking and falling apart.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #39

Dec 202006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Cracks in dash of 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #38

May 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
After seeing a news story on wkmg6 news I realized my Dodge Ram truck has the same issue. Vehicles in the story have dashboards cracking and collapsing. Mine is doing exactly the same thing. To date I haven't had electrical problems like some of the others but my concern is growing after the news reported some peoples lights turned off at night. My 2001 Ram 1500 pickup seems to have problems consistent with many other Ram owners.

- Holly Hill, FL, USA

problem #37

Nov 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard collapsing after cracking and problem with turning on the bright lights and the lights going off.

- Eustis, FL, USA

problem #36

Jun 152005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact observed two small cracks around the vents attached to the dashboard. Two months later cracks were present near the windshield on both sides of the dashboard and in the center with exposed wires. The dashboard was replaced at the contact''s expense. Also, the air conditioner failed and was repaired at the contact''s expense. The contact filed complaint # 16254734 on May 1, 2007 with Dodge due to news broadcast stating that the dashboards on the vehicles were cracking. The current mileage is 60,000, and failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 05/21/07

- Merritt Island , FL, USA

problem #35

May 012007

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Dodge Ram dashboard is completely cracked. This has been occurring over the last 6 months or so, progressively getting much worse.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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