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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 23
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,443 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #26

Jun 262001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, vehicle suddenly stopped, the vehicle was rolled into a dealership when flames came out, the entire vehicle exploded, claim 59-V812-056.

- Vernon, NY, USA

problem #25

Dec 142001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While parked vehicle caught on fire, claim 01-6315-258.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #24

Jun 172001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced engine fire, recently the vehicle was worked on for an engine oil leak, the dealer is not willing to handle under warranty, the vehicle is a T/L, claim 59-V803-238.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 312001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, consumer noticed smoke coming out of the hood and pulled over, when opening the hood, consumer noticed that the vehicle was on fire, claim 16-N191-218.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #22

Aug 172001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment, vehicle is a total loss, claim 04-1299-808.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #21

Jun 262001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle suddenly stopped, the vehicle was rolled into a dealership when flames came out, the entire vehicle exploded, claim 59-V812-056.

- Vernon, NY, USA

problem #20

Nov 182001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle experienced fire in the engine compartment, damages are to the right side of the engine above the valve cover and the wiring harness on the right side was also heavily damaged, claim 42-1425-827.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #19

Jun 262001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle suddenly stopped, vehicle had flames coming from the engine compartment, then vehicle exploded, claim 59-V812-056.

- Vernon, NY, USA

problem #18

Dec 142001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked when it caught on fire in the engine compartment, vehicle has had problems with the windshield wiper motor, claim 01-6315-258.

- Birmingham , AL, USA

problem #17

Apr 012001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked when the engine caught fire, claim 22-V517-407.

- Oshtemo, MI, USA

problem #16

Aug 312001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, consumer noticed smoke coming out of the hood and pulled over and opened the hood, vehicle caught fire, claim 16-N191-218.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #15

Aug 172001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment and vehicle is a total loss, claim 04-1299-808.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #14

Jun 172001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced engine fire, 2 months ago vehicle was worked on for engine oil leak, dealer not willing to handle under warranty, claim 59-V803-238.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #13

Nov 182001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Fire started in engine compartment, wiring harness on right side heavily damaged, claim 42-1425-827.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #12

Jul 072000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Engine tries to stall when going around curve. Vehicle loses all power steering and brakes. This happens intermittently, but it progressively getting worse. Contacted Chrysler, and Chrysler does not consider this a problem.

- Erwin, TN, USA

problem #11

Apr 282001

Ram 1500

  • miles
My truck has an engine miss, that is confirmed by the manufactures own engineers who say there is no known solution. DC refuses to honor their comittment and has failed in their so called attempts at repair. The clockspring has twice been replaced, first after it broke two days after the DC rep inspected my truck but refused to do anything with the concerns. Second time was the recall 982 which was performed on 7/9/01. The noise in the steering wheel has since returned and the steering at times gets tight while turning right. The first clockspring that broke was also after the vehicle steering wheel was turned to the right. The brakes will shudder when coming to a stop, and the dealer replaced the rear drums at one point but refused to procede further. On 5/13/01 coming to an intersection the trucks rear tires locked up and the truck entered the intersection approx. 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the truck, on 11/17/01while returning home I noticed a burnt odor at the rear of the truck, a further inspection showed smoke coming from the wheels, touching the rear wheel it was extremely hot to the touch. So hot in fact I pulled my hand away before I was burnt. Front tires still show extreme signs of wear, dealer has refused to do anything further. In fact dependable Dodge of vero beach on 5/14/01 told me DC ordered that no further work be done on my truck. They in fact stated they will breach their warranty.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 282001

Ram 1500

  • miles
My truck has an engine miss, that is confirmed by the manufactures own engineers who say there is no known solution. DC refuses to honor their comittment and has failed in their so called attempts at repair. The clockspring has twice been replaced, first after it broke two days after the DC rep inspected my truck but refused to do anything with the concerns. Second time was the recall 982 which was performed on 7/9/01. The noise in the steering wheel has since returned and the steering at times gets tight while turning right. The first clockspring that broke was also after the vehicle steering wheel was turned to the right. The brakes will shudder when coming to a stop, and the dealer replaced the rear drums at one point but refused to procede further. On 5/13/01 coming to an intersection the trucks rear tires locked up and the truck entered the intersection approx. 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the truck, on 11/17/01while returning home I noticed a burnt odor at the rear of the truck, a further inspection showed smoke coming from the wheels, touching the rear wheel it was extremely hot to the touch. So hot in fact I pulled my hand away before I was burnt. Front tires still show extreme signs of wear, dealer has refused to do anything further. In fact dependable Dodge of vero beach on 5/14/01 told me DC ordered that no further work be done on my truck. They in fact stated they will breach their warranty.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 172001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle has constant rough idle and sporadic engine miss, quivering, hesitation and sluggishness, dealer has changer oxygen sensor, air filter but problem persist.

- Louisa, VA, USA

problem #8

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The vehicle experienced severe engine vibration/shaking at idle, substantial vibration at 1400 RPM, vibration thru steering wheel, floorboards and seat, there is also a grinding sensation at 65 mph and a booming sound at 70 mph, this imbalance is causing wear of other components. Nlm

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #7

Dec 312000

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • miles
Reported on 02/12/01 ODI# 740772 would like some feedback on issue thanks. No safety defect mentioned.

- Florence, OR, USA

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