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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,310 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 miscellaneous problems

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

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problem #34

May 082007

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 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 he is unaware of how his vehicle's dashboard became cracked. He stated that the dashboard is also collapsing. The current and failure mileages were 74,000.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #33

Feb 022005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
2001 Dodge Ram that has always been garaged until 2005. In 2005, the dash top began to crack in one area... but over time the cracks have increased and become more numerous and severe. Because the some of the largest breaks are located at the passenger air bag area, I have actually had passengers in my truck ask me to turn off the airbag (since deployment can happen at slow speeds like tapping a bollard while parking, etc.) 12 out of 14 (86%) of people I know with trucks close to my truck's year model have the same extreme cracking, quite a few are even worse than mine...

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #32

Jan 132002

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram truck where the dashboard is breaking apart. This started within the first two years I had the truck. Loose parts could fly off during driving causing driver to be distracted causing an accident. Loose parts could fall down into dash and cause electrical or mechanical problems.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #31

Aug 182003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Dash collapsed on my 2001 Dodge Ram.

- Webster, FL, USA

problem #30

Jun 152006

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
One large crack in dash that is as wide as the dash and two smaller cracks.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #29

Apr 232004

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard cracking.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #28

Jun 152004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

I own a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck and my dash board started cracking and the cracks keeps spreading and getting bigger. This started around 2-3 years ago. I did notify the dealership of where I bought the truck and was told that if I was the originally owner that they could help me. I then contacted the headquarter of Dodge and was told that they could not help me. That I was on my own.

- Grand Island, FM, USA

problem #27

May 032007

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard of a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup has severe cracking.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #26

May 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Dash cracks in the dash pad under the window. It started with a crack in the window which had no impact point. Then the dash cracked in the middle, then over the air bag on the passenger side and then over the drivers side 3 total cracks.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #25

Jan 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Dashboard has 4 cracks in the top of dashboard from windshield toward cab, material used for dashboard is very brittle and could prove to be dangerous in an accident as it is shattering on a regular basis. This not an isolated incident as there seems to be a large number of owners with same problem. The plastic used would act like a shrap nail in an accident. This should be investigated.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #24

Mar 062007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

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

2001 Dodge Ram, the dash is cracked and rotten all the way across. This new of a vehicle should not look like trash on the inside, and there is a real safety concern with all the dash components working correctly. There is a serious issue going on here, if every Dodge dash is cracking. Dodge transmission- normal highway use and the transmission is already junk, all other brands are still going fine on their first transmission and theirs are a lot older than mine. Transmission just quit and nearly caused me to crash, this needs to be dealt with in a serious manner.

- Hull, IL, USA

problem #23

Dec 072006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dash board of 01 Dodge Ram 1500 off road has multiple huge cracks in it around the passenger airbag and more going along towards the drivers side.

- Indpls, IN, USA

problem #22

Apr 122003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 off road with a dash so cracked up that big pieces have fell into the dash leaving a big hole in the center of the dash.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #21

Aug 282005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The dashboard of my 2001 Dodge Ram cracked.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #20

Apr 152005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 113,000 miles
I drive a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 1/2 ton. I am a victim of the famous "cracked dash" epidemic. Around April of 2005 I began noticing small cracks developing on my dash. Beginning from the windshield and eventually from around the A/C vents. It has since progressed into the entire dash being almost completely broken out. I have resorted to a temporary dash cover to conceal the damage. I have read on the internet about certain safety issues with the cracked dash. If I were to have an accident and my air bags deployed, the cracked dash could cause the airbags to be punctured and possibly limit my safety. This a major concern of mine and I would like it fixed.

- Blanco, TX, USA

problem #19

Aug 142006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,800 miles
The dash has a crack in it starting at the defrost vent and proceeding towards the interior of the vehicle.

- Jasonville, IN, USA

problem #18

Jul 192006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There are a lot of reports of this defect for Dodge Ram '94-'01 trucks. Mine is included and the air bag is exposed.....help dash crack due to manufacturing.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 012005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While cleaning my vehicles dash, the dash had cracked and I was unaware of it and lacerated my finger. Now the dash has several cracks and holes in it were it is just falling apart.

- Pascagoula, MS, USA

problem #16

Mar 072006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles
Dash on truck is cracked severely. It is very close to where the airbag deploys. If airbag deploys will most likely pull some dash parts with it. No reason for dash to be cracked faulty material most likely.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #15

Feb 032004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
Normal use, the dash on the passengers side near the defroster has a crack aprox. 8 inches. For 2.5 years and is heading toward the airbag. I haven't found a new dash yet.

- Spokane, WA, USA

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