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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,200 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 162004

Ram 1500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. Three years ago, the contact noticed a crack on the dashboard. Currently, the crack has spread so far that the dashboard is completely damaged and coming apart. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that there was a recall ; however, her vehicle was not included. The contact stated that the cruise control sporadically disengages while driving. She further stated that the speed control switch took a long time to activate. The consumer stated broken pieces from the dashboard can injure or kill someone. The powertrain, recall number, and speed were unknown. The failure mileage was 87,000 and current mileage was 140,000. Updated 01/03/08. Updated 12/31/07

- Tavares, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 292004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
While driving vehicle stalled. Vehicle caught on fire. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire. Vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company....consumer was concerned that there might be a problem that was nit peculiar to this vehicle but that could be repeated in other daimler Chrysler vehicles. If there had been a child or an elderly person as a passenger in the vehicle consumer would not be able to get them out before the flames engulfed the vehicle.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #3

Aug 042004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
While driving 65 mph cruise control stayed engaged when the brakes were depressed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem......cruise control would not disengage. Pulles off the road, put into neutral and shut off engine.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Apr 152001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consant rough idle and sparadic engine miss can not be fixed until daimler-Chrysler builds new software for computer. This is causing bad gas mileage.

- Fort Gibson, OK, USA

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