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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,833 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 312001

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact stated there was a short in the wiring harness that connected the combination switch to the steering column. This caused the switch to melt and burned the wires. The switch was replaced approximately one year ago. The headlights have since stopped working. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealership for inspection, and no repairs were made. Updated 01/19/06.

- Quitman, AR, USA

problem #5

May 182005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram D150 developed a problem with the wiring harness located in the steering column.** answer required***. the wiring harness had broken loose in the steering column and caused the vehicle to shut down. The power train control module failed and caused the check engine light to illuminate.

- Nederland, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 192004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The in-tank, electric fuel pump failed in my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up truck. The connector and wiring on top of the fuel tank was burned as was wiring in the power distribution center under the hood. This is potentially a very dangerous situation. Chrysler is replacing the fuel pump and repairing the wiring. However, they offered no warranty coverage and no coverage of the collateral damage resulting from the pump failure.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 252004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


While driving 60 mph driver tilted the steering wheel upwards and vehicle stalled. Driver tilted the steering back to the normal position and restarted the vehicle. Then, drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced the wiring harness connector.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Nov 272002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer stated that they have the same problem as recall#02V042000pdc wire which cause a fire. Dealer will not repair because VIN# was not included.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 242000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
On a 30 mph frontal center crash air bags did not deploy causing bodly injury, Chrysler investigation #8126432 the fond open squib system at airbag and stated that the air bag failure was do to wires that ripped loose when steering column collapsed.

- Granger, IN, USA

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