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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,312 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Oct 172008

Ram 1500

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that he entered the vehicle and noticed that the dashboard was cracked into several pieces. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they replaced the dashboard. The failure recurred a few years later. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Taylorville, IL, USA

problem #22

Oct 092003

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard cracked and the instruments was falling into the front end of the vehicle. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag was exposed. The contact mentioned that the dashboard started to crack one year after purchasing the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the failure was not covered under warranty. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 170,000.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #21

Oct 172011

Ram 1500

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard had developed cracks. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated there was no recall related to the failure and as a result the contact would have to pay for the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that it was a common issue with these types of vehicles. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #20

Mar 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles

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

The dashboard started falling apart shortly after I purchased the truck. Pieces of the dash keep falling down into the area where the wires are at.

- Lithia, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 152008

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard cracked and collapsed. The contact also stated that this caused the air conditioner to function intermittently. The instrument panel still functioned properly. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 127,000.

- Seabrook , TX, USA

problem #18

Jul 172011

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. The contact stated that there was a crack in the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the mechanic confirmed that there was a crack in the dashboard. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 73,000.

- Linghorne, PA, USA

problem #17

Mar 012011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

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

Interior dash has several severe cracks. Dash is starting to crumble and collapse.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #16

Feb 222012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Completely cracked dashboard, sharp edges, effecting electrical components, headlights.

- Highlands Ranch , CO, USA

problem #15

Apr 042009

Ram 1500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 55,000 miles
Dashboard has broken up like a jig saw puzzle.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #14

Dec 142008

Ram 1500

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he noticed that the dashboard was developing cracks. The failure progressed over time and the cracks became larger. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- St Marys, PA, USA

problem #13

Oct 172011

Ram 1500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 116,000 miles

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

Multiple cracks in the dash have occurred, forming sharp edges and points that are hazardous in case of hard stops or accidents. The manufacturer refuses to acknowledge danger, stating this is a cosmetic issue, but the sharp, hard plastic is indeed a safety hazard. A mandatory recall and replacement of the dash plastic should be ordered.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #12

May 012009

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the entire dashboard was fractured, leaving sharp edges accessible. The dealer was contacted and advised the contact to replace the dashboard. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, no repairs were performed. The current mileage was 125,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Parish, TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 102009

Ram 1500

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the top of the dashboard was cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that there were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was notified who confirmed that there were no recalls for the vehicle and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Hallandale Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 012011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 125,020 miles
Dashboard crumbled and collapsed in on itself. Nothing left.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 172011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 97,876 miles
I was driving home on the tollway from the airport in my 2001 Dodge Ram when the hood flipped up and smashed into my windshield. I had to slow down in traffic and get to the side without being able to see in front of me. Now my hood is damaged, my windshield shattered, and damage to my roof. I investigated of past concerns and found numerous reports of this happening to 2000 and 2001 Dodge Ram trucks, a report was even done by the NHTSA but was found not that important apparently. This could have been a serious incident and was very lucky to get out of it unharmed.

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 012004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Purchased a 2001 Dodge Ram from local dealer, and didn't have it 6 months and noticed the dash cracked and came apart. Took it to the local dealer several times and asked to fix. They refused, stating it was not a recall and it was due to sun. I tried to tell them that the windows are tinted and it is garage kept when not in motion, but they refused to answer. Now it is on several automotive blogs and sites all over the us with hundreds of people with the same issue with the same year truck package. It is now broken so badly its causing failure to defrost the front windshield and several electrical issues including the headlights going out while driving, speakers cutting off and interior lights going out randomly. It has now cracked so that the heat and air is no longer routed correctly and is causing poor driving conditions. My wife backed into another vehicle because of this... they want 1000 dollars to fix and parts are hard to find.

- New Castle , IN, USA

problem #7

Feb 122008

Ram 1500

  • miles
We have A2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup and the dash has split/cracked/broke on the passenger side so bad that it has to be replaced.

- Nixa, MO, USA

problem #6

Feb 062009

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge 1500 pickup with a dashboard that is breaking apart and I'm concern with the sharp edges in the cab and how effective my airbag will be if deployed.

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #5

May 242004

Ram 1500

  • 85,000 miles
2nd time dash has cracked, this time glove box has fallen off do to hinge braking. I repaired the glove box with a kitchen cabinet hinge and the numerous cracks are being covered with epoxy to keep the pieces form blowing up in my face as I drive.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 262004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Dash started cracking about four years ago with a mileage of 55000. Dash was replaced at owners expense two years ago when dash had colapsed. One year later the dash began to crack once again and I learned of many other poeple with the same problem. I was reluctant to spen 1000 dollars to replace it again. Since then the dash has colapsed again but this time spall peices cut some wires under the dash causing the headlights not to work. This is an extreme safety issue and dont know what would have happened had I been on the highway doing 65-70 mph when the lights went out. Reading the number of complaints I feel the dash is defective and a safety concern. Chrysler shoud recall vehicles to correct problem.

- Kailua, HI, USA

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