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10.0

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

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

May 112005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Dodge 1500 quad cab I called the daimler Chrysler in marshall Texas and they told me they have seen a few of the dashboards. I explained it was crumbling. He told me it wouldn't hurt anything as the air bags are bolted in he also stated it was out of warranty. I called the main customer 800 service line that tx dealer gave to me and once again I was told it was out of warranty and they didn't care who I contacted after I talked to them as it was out of warranty. I even told them I would call the better business bureau and they still didn't care. The dashboard has cracks running across the entire board. Will it fall" will it cause an accident" I have pictures that I will be sending when I hear from you.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #9

Nov 222002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling on the highway the key to the vehicle got caught inside of the steering column. Almost causing a accident please provide additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #8

Aug 242002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving on flat surface and with no warning if vehicle hit a bump in the road steering wheel will jump around, and it could cause consumer to lose steering control. Dealer notified.

- Marksville, LA, USA

problem #7

Jan 232002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

While driving 55-60 mph steering wheel becomes very stiff and very hard to manage when trying to make turns.

- Washington Court Hou, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dealer replaced right side ball joint. However, steering wheel is locking up when turning left or right. Please provide any furhter information.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #5

Jun 132001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Truck has been in for service 8 times parts replaced and problem still remains. Truck has also been altered from original specs. I feel vehicle is unsafe.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 242001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer heard a loud noise coming from back tires of pickup while towing a trailer. Dealer stated there was a problem with the pinion gear where the differential is. Consumer states keys would get stuck in recessed screw holes on steering wheel, and while attempting a turn the vehicle would be stuck almost causing consumer to have an accident.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The power steering box and power steering hose failed and a bad connection in the steering wheel caused the airbag and cruise control to fail. Nlm

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #2

Mar 272001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Steering wheel has gotten stuck 3 times since it was bought.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 242000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
On a 30 mph frontal center crash air bags did not deploy causing bodly injury, Chrysler investigation #8126432 the fond open squib system at airbag and stated that the air bag failure was do to wires that ripped loose when steering column collapsed.

- Granger, IN, USA

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