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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,918 miles

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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.

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012016

Ram 1500

  • 62,800 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 the brake system failed. While driving approximately 30 mph and attempting to slow down, the brake pedal stuck to the floor board. The contact was able to coast the vehicle over to the shoulder, inspected the vehicle, and found that the rear brake lines fractured due to corrosion. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 62,800.

- Mount Washington, KY, USA

problem #6

Mar 122016

Ram 1500

  • 112,000 miles
Rear brake line heavily corroded and ruptured in between the fuel tank and the frame (very little corrosion to the surrounding parts/frame). Fortunately the vehicle was parked when the line broke and I noticed I had lost virtually all braking ability while attempting to put it in gear. I had driven it 10 minutes prior to the line failing, and had noticed no degradation whatsoever.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #5

Jul 212015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 30 mph, the power steering failed. The vehicle had a past failure with the brakes, corrosion of the frame, a cracked dashboard, and warning indicators illuminating since 26,000 miles. The vehicle was repaired for these failures, but not for the steering failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 41,000.....updated 01/04/2016

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 092014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 109,037 miles

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

The rear brake line between the gas tank and frame blew out as my son was pulling in the driveway. According to the internet, this is a common problem with these trucks.

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 192013

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the brakes failed and he had to utilize the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The contact stated that the main brake lines had were completely rusted and failed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 120,000.

- Holy Oaks, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012013

Ram 1500

  • 153,000 miles
Stopped at gas station, got back in truck brake light was on, added fluid, walking back to truck noticed puddle of fluid under truck, brake line had burst above fuel tank, major safety issue!

- Edwards, MO, USA

problem #1

May 282012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 73,587 miles
Traveling down drive way when hard brake line blow out, causing lose of brakes.

- Felicity, OH, USA

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