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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,892 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Oct 022015

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

When I go to open the door the lights don't work, and the dashboard on my truck breaks into pieces I need a new one!!

- Jackson, WY, USA

problem #21

Jul 092014

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • 143,624 miles
While driving Dodge Ram truck jammed open throttle began to an unintentional acceleration that caused vehicle to almost crash. A call was made to Dodge dealership @ 215 492 8600 however I was informed that my truck did not fall under this recall problem.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #20

Apr 172014

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
I have the same issue as thousands of others with the dash falling apart, this incident happened when the bezel just fell off of the dash onto the steering wheel while traveling down a busy highway. I had to try and steer with one hand while using the other to dislodge the bezel and hold it away from the steering wheel until I could safely pull over to the shoulder of the road. Since then my glove box has fallen off along with the drink holder. I am also concerned that if I am involved in an accident where the air bags may be deployed that the passenger side airbag will cause the dash to explode and send plastic schrapnel inside the cab. This could cause serious damage or death for the passenger and\or driver.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #19

Aug 272010

Ram 1500

  • 126,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck after she depressed it. She depressed the brake pedal but the pedal was stuck. She was able to drive onto the emergency lane and shift into park and turn off the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by a relative who stated that the gasket from the carburetor became stuck inside the carburetor which caused the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current and failure mileages were approximately 126,000.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #18

Feb 092006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated automatically while driving at speeds of 35 or 70 mph. Weather and speed were not factors. Also, when she depressed the brake pedal the vehicle continued to roll before it completely stopped. There was safety recall # 06E024000 concerning engine and engine cooling. However, this vehicle was excluded due to the VIN. The current mileage is 93,000, and failure mileage was 75,000. The consumer stated that the vehicle surges not only between the speeds of 35 to 75 but also while in park. The consumer stated she understands that the VIN was not included in the recall it seems too coincidental that it is exhibiting the same problems. The consumer stated unsafe due to the fact of a possible accident with this defect. Updated 07/06/07

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #17

Sep 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles
The contact states when the vehicle is at an idle the engine stalls and suddenly dies. This problem is intermittent in nature and is most common in cold temperatures. He has not taken the vehicle to a dealer for inspection of the problem. He has cleaned the throttle body and replaced the temperature sensor. These repairs have not corrected the problem. No further repairs have been made.

- Corrigan, TX, USA

problem #16

Apr 032001

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

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

While driving at any speed vehicle stalled. Also vehicle intermittently revved at extremely at high rpms. These problems occurred numerous times since 2001. Dealer examined the vehicle three times without success of fixing the problem.

- Greenwood, MS, USA

problem #15

Jun 072004

Ram 1500

  • miles
Sudden cracks appeared on dashboard. This was without warning, as the dash is being properly maintained and does not appear to be dry in any manner.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #14

May 022001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will surge when while consumer was changing gears from second to third. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated that it was normal for vehicle to do that.

- Newcastle, PA, USA

problem #13

May 102002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle and without warning, throttle linkage stuck, resulting in an accident. Problem occurred a second time; however, was able to cruise vehicle to side of the road. Dealership has been notified, and state could not find cause. Referred consumer to manufacturer.

- Roboski, OK, USA

problem #12

Apr 122002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 35 mph and without warning, a head-on collision occurred. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer states that the accelerator stuck, causing vehicle to rev to 6000 rpms, vehicle hit an embankment and tore down a fence, the left rear seatbelt did not hold one of the passengers, causing injuries, dealer stated the failure was the computer, the manufacturer stated the problem was the floormat, consumer states vehicles rpms still fluctuate too much.

- Roboski, OK, USA

problem #11

Mar 012002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle will start to rev up to 5500 rpms, and then vehicle will shut off. Contacted dealer, and the dealer cannot find cause.

- Slidel, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 112002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The valve body was replaced as a result of the first repair attemp. Second attempt the transmission was overhauled, replaced pump, input shaft & torque converter. Third attempt is currently being made. Same as second to be replaced.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 222000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle downshifted from a low gear to a high gear normally between speeds of 55-60mph. Vehicle jerked back and forth and lurched consumer forward. Vehicle has been to dealer 4 times for a problem that they cannot fix.consumer barely got home after returning from dealer.

- Epworth, GA, USA

problem #8

May 192001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Clock spring in steering wheel went "crunch" no cruise control, worried may self initiate.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #7

Feb 022001

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cruise control intermittently disengaged. When presing brakes lightly it won't turn off. Stepped on brakes hard and vehicle felt like it was wading down. Dealer insisted it was normal for 2001 vehicles.

- Garden City, GA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Mar 202001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Gaskets from oil filter clogged carburetor, causing throttle to stick which caused vehicle to accelerate. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Dowingtown, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 132001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission prematurely failed, causing vehicle to die on road. Vehicle had to be towed to dealer. Dealer will replace transmission. Prior to incident, consumer noticed cruise control light came on.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
When letting go off acclerator vehicle will surge. This happens when coming to a complete stop or just slowing down. Contacted dealer, and dealer will look into it.

- Settle, WA, USA

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