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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,104 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 252002

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,414 miles


The rear passenger axle failed, however the manufacturer/dealer refused to honor the warranty. This occurred while the consumer was going up a mountain when the vehicle suddenly went out of control, dropped to the ground and went into a right tail spin. The consumer struck another vehicle on the left rear side. The consumer stated the air bags did not deploy.

- Welch, WV, USA

problem #3

May 152002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Rear axle is leaking oil. Dealer notified.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #2

Jan 142002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Per dealer service advisor, my trucks wheel sub-assembly was damaged from an over-torqued center nut (during manufacture assembly). This condition caused the bearings to seize and superheat, they have been cutting into the axle and the heat expansion caused the brakes to fail (locked on, but steering has not been pulling). Parts needing replacement include: Axle; caliper; hub and bearings; rotor; center nut; center cap.

- Walnut, CA, USA

problem #1

May 082001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's son was driving at approximately 50 to 60 mph and vehicle drifted off on side of road, 6 to 8 inch drop, which caused right rear rim to bend, resulting in right rear axle breaking. A private mechanic informed consumer that axle did not fuse together properly.

- Oxford, NC, USA

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