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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 24 of 25)

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problem #34

Apr 012004

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 quad cab. Dashboard is cracking and leaving a big hole in the dashboard.

- Bunnell, FL, USA

problem #33

Mar 222007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram dashboard cracking ending up with gaping holes in dash and eventual dash replacement at my expense due to safety and cosmetic concerns.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #32

Mar 102005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,453 miles
Facia or edge of dash cracked in 2 places (1 piece about the size of a silver dollar feel out) and main dash cover has large cracks in 4 places, 2 of which run the entire length of the dash front to back. (2 of the them on the main dash appeared in the last week.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #31

Apr 302007

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 1500 pickup truck which has numerous cracks in the dashboard. I am worried aboit my dashboard falling in and damaging my wiring.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #30

Oct 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Approximately two years ago my 2001 Dodge Ram, 1500 sport started to develop cracks in the dash board. It deteriorated rapidly and it now has huge holes and cracks across the entire surface. Dodge has refused to assist in the unusually high cost of replacement. The warranty was expired for less than a year after the cracks began. The date given below is an estimate.

- Viriginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #29

May 152004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4. The dash has cracked all to pieces.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #28

Jun 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while having the windshield replaced at the local dealer, the dealer pointed out cracks on the dashboard and stated it was a common occurrence with their vehicles. The dealer and manufacturer would not warranty this problem. There were no further repairs made. There were many complaints on this issue # 10046877 regarding the structure. Updated 12/18/2006 -

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #27

Aug 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
: the contact stated the dashboard of the vehicle was cracked in several places. There was one specific crack that ran over the passenger air bag portion of the dashboard. The manufacturer was notified, however the vehicle was not seen by a dealer.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #26

Sep 302006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,998 miles
Upon entry into my truck on Sept. 30, 2006 my son said " dad do you know you have a large crack in your dash from passenger side defrost vent to almost the airbag ?" I had just cleaned the interior a few days earlier and the crack was not there then. Since then the cracking is getting worse and I have found this a defect problem that many Dodge Ram owners have. I fear this problem is not just cosmetic but could affect the passenger side air bag's deployment and possibly more. Replacement costs $500-$800 and no warranty.

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #25

Sep 292006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,053 miles
I have taken my cloth cover off dashboard 1 time a month to clean it since I bought this vechile and there have been no problems. Today I take if off and crack and breakage. I feel there is a safety issue here if an accident should happen pieces of the dashboard will fly throughout the vechile and the cracks are almost to the passenger side airbag. How will this affect the air bag will it work or will it not its not a risk I would like for anyone to have.

- Waverly, NY, USA

problem #24

Apr 122004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

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

Cracked dash on 2001 Ram.

- Yates Center, KS, USA

problem #23

Nov 152005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Dash in interior of 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup cracked in 2 places. Cracks are continuing to grow in size.

- Clanton, AL, USA

problem #22

Aug 142006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,800 miles
The dash has a crack in it starting at the defrost vent and proceeding towards the interior of the vehicle.

- Jasonville, IN, USA

problem #21

Jul 172006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Dash of truck has had multiple cracks for the last year; now, large chunks are breaking apart and falling in/out - now dashboard components are exposed to the sun & front portion of dash is loose and ready to break off also. Dealer says lots of trucks have this problem but they're not obligated to do anything about it. They recommend paying to replace w/large labor costs.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #20

Jan 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Extremely severe damage to dash, the entire structure of the dash in my vehicle is in jeopardy of collapse. I contacted daimler-Chrysler on two occasions to which their reply was that there was nothing they could do to remedy the situation. The damage has continued forward from the top of the dash in over six points and includes the black trim around the dash itself. I have found others with the same situation and feel that a recall is necessary.

- Appling, GA, USA

problem #19

Nov 102005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Dash boards and bezel cracking on 2001 Dodge Ram quad cab. Internet search shows multiple occurrences. Safety issue, sharp parts could fly off during crash. Could affect the air bag. Dodge does not recognize this as a problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #18

Oct 302004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 purchased in 2004. Dash is cracked from windshield to trailing edge on passenger side.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #17

May 052006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard of my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup has cracked to pieces.

- Montgomery, NY, USA

problem #16

Nov 012005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 cracked dash potentially causing faulty air bag deployment.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #15

Feb 252006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 has two cracks in the dash at the air registers. I am concerned that the one one the passenger side of the dash will affect the airbag, tearing it upon deployment and contamination of the airbag system from the top of the dash into those components.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

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