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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 11
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,711 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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

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problem #11

Jun 082005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Had the vehicle serviced at a little over 30,000 miles and noticed the (mil) light came on then went off, and currently S back on a and was staying on. Contacted the dealership and they want to charge consumer to look at it.

- Azusa, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 012002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram off road with 54000 miles on it and I've already had a new computer put in it, had the transmission rebuilt at 27000 miles because of the torque converter, and my dashboard is cracked all over the place from the heat. I've had nothing but trouble out of this truck and I will not buy another Dodge again.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #9

Dec 022003

(reported on)

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The headlights would go out when the high beams or dimmers were on. Sometimes the headlights stayed on. The dealer had been contacted.

- Wagner, OK, USA

problem #8

Aug 252000

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was wired to pull a fifth wheel, while driving the computer chip and alternator burned out and shorted out, causing fire, claim 55-S270-703.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 092001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Partial fire under hood near steering column on drivers side, fire originated at the electrical distribution panel from the vehicle charging system, claim 43-R794-475.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 212000

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced fire under the hood in the drivers side at battery cable to powerbox, vehicle is a total loss, claim 46-0377-665.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 092001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle experienced partial fire under the hood near steering column, the fire originated at the electrical distribution panel from the vehicle charging system, claim 43-R794-475.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 212000

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced fire under the hood in the drivers side at battery cable to powerbox, vehicle is a total loss, claim 46-0377-665.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 092001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced partial fire under the hood near steering column, the fire originated at the electrical distribution panel from the vehicle charging system, claim 43-R794-475.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 252000

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was wired to pull a fifth wheel, while driving the computer chip and alternator burned out and shorted out, causing fire, claim 55-S270-703.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 092001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Partial fire under hood near steering column on drivers side, fire originated at the electrical distribution panel from the vehicle charging system, claim 43-R794-475.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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