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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,655 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 262008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,376 miles


2001 Dodge Ram 1500; after driving long distances, the low beam head lights would not come on after turning off the truck and turning it back on. This has happened 5 times, usually after switching the lights on and off a few times and / or switching from low to high beam a few times the low beams will come back. The last time the low beams did not come back for 3 days. I went to the fairfield lithia Dodge dealer to replace the head lamp switch, and they said there was a national back order on the light switches with the cargo dimmer/switch. They did not know when there would be any switches available.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Jul 082005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,590 miles
I purchased a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab, VIN [xxx], from fowler Dodge in Oklahoma city. The vehicle was sold as is with engine problems. Upon taking the vehicle to a mechanic, I was told that it will need over $2000 in repairs in order to be safe and reliable. The problems are as follows: #1 engine cylinder has burnt valve, not creating adequate cylinder pressure #5 cylinder has burnt valve, not creating adequate pressure #8 cylinder has burnt valve, not creating any pressure brakes rotors require replacement transmission slipping between 1st and 2nd gear headlights operate in full high beam only, all the time. Faulty headlght switch the mechanic I took the vehicle to has reccommended that I get a lawyer, write to you and Chrysler and give fowler Dodge a chance to make the repairs under good faith. The mechanic also stated that on numerous Dodge Ram maintenance forums, this is a common problem. I have seen these first hand and it is true. I have seen posts with people stating that their dealer told them there was a problem with the cylinder heads which lead to burnt valves, requiring cylinder head replacement. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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