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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,148 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.

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 242005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Was pulling a trailer at 45 mph the vehicle started fish tailing. Without the trailer at 55 mph the vehicle will fish tail. Took the vehicle to Chrysler, and found that it was shaky. The tie rods ends, ball joints, and the check bar malfunctioned on the front of the vehicle. Almost had a wreck. This happened on 24, June 2205. The consumer stated the vehicle was poorly designed, the front of the vehicle was too light for the weight of the engine. There was no grease fitting for the ball joint. The rotors were replaced.

- Richland Center, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 082005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,590 miles
I purchased a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab, VIN [xxx], from fowler Dodge in Oklahoma city. The vehicle was sold as is with engine problems. Upon taking the vehicle to a mechanic, I was told that it will need over $2000 in repairs in order to be safe and reliable. The problems are as follows: #1 engine cylinder has burnt valve, not creating adequate cylinder pressure #5 cylinder has burnt valve, not creating adequate pressure #8 cylinder has burnt valve, not creating any pressure brakes rotors require replacement transmission slipping between 1st and 2nd gear headlights operate in full high beam only, all the time. Faulty headlght switch the mechanic I took the vehicle to has reccommended that I get a lawyer, write to you and Chrysler and give fowler Dodge a chance to make the repairs under good faith. The mechanic also stated that on numerous Dodge Ram maintenance forums, this is a common problem. I have seen these first hand and it is true. I have seen posts with people stating that their dealer told them there was a problem with the cylinder heads which lead to burnt valves, requiring cylinder head replacement. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Feb 232003

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The rotors were replaced. There was a whisling noise heard while driving. The dealer could not find the problem therefore the problem remained the same. Scc

- Centerville, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The rotors warped. Nlm

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

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