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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,654 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 172014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 123,685 miles


I was driving down the road when my hood came unlatched and folded up onto my windshield breaking the hood springs.

- Vergennes, VT, USA

problem #6

Oct 072008

Ram 1500

  • 164,803 miles
While traveling westbound on us 30 in the right lane just pass St rt 603 traveling at 60mph the hood released and came back against the windshield. Was able to slow down on the 4 lane and merge to the left berm to stop safely.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 272007

Ram 1500

  • 71,000 miles
2001 Dodge pick up - hood flew up due to failure of secondary safety latch - purchased replacement hood hinges @ cost $239 - damage to hood also which I did not repair.

- Camillus, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 092006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


2001 Dodge Ram 1500 cracked, falling in dash heater core failure due to ground wire never being secured from factory rear doors will not open by using inside door handle electric lock switch failure passenger side. Hood hinges broke on both sides tailgate cable support drivers side replaced twice

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 292005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated the hood latch failed causing damage to the hood. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop for inspection. The mechanic repaired the hood latch and no repairs were made to the hood. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 102003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,087 miles
My company owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, VIN # [xxx]. while driving at 50 mph the hood released, flew up and landed against the windshield. The hinges and windshield were broken. But for the grace of god my employee wasn't hurt. Chrysler isn't even interested in investigating what caused this as the truck is out of warranty. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 292002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
At 35 mph hood opened without warning, destroying windshield and hood. There was no secondary latch on hood. Dodge dealer unwilling to investigate because vehicle was out of warranty.

- Midland, TX, USA

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