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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,667 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 112006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


Dodge Ram 1500 continues to stall while driving at low speeds or braking to slow on highways. The loss of all power steering and brakes occur until the truck can be re-started. The problem seems to be heat related since it occurs most often when the outside temperature is over 80 degrees and the car driven over 1-1/2 hrs in duration. This problem has been occurring for the last three years and the manufacture has made many repairs but none that has fixed the problem. They have changes sensors, throttle body and then cleaned same. Changed air filter but nothing has corrected the problem. As recently as last month the dealer had the truck for three weeks and could not find a single thing wrong. I can tell from the internet I'm not the only person having this problem. It most be fixed or loss of life will occur.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 272001

Ram 1500

  • miles
When vehicle is first started up it blows black smoke out from exhaust and runs rough until vehicle warms up. Dealership examined vehicle, and informed consumer that component of vehicle that is causing this defect is related to computer control module. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Moberly, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 242001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rpms are racing down and up, and sometimes get stuck in up position. When shifting gears, a clanking noise occurs. Also, when starting up vehicle it will shake. Consumer was told these problems are due to faulty computer and Chrysler will not have a remedy for about 2-3 months. There was noise from rear end when shifting gear. The driver side door was hard to close. The engine had rough idle.

- Danville, KY, USA

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