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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,406 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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

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problem #19

Mar 012003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles

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

There was a noise when a turn was made. Dealer stated front wheels were wobbling.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #18

Mar 052003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle wandered off the road, the tires were replaced, however the problem persisted.

- Garland, UT, USA

problem #17

Nov 192001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Unable to steer vehicle straight. It will either pull to the left or the right and when driver accelerates vehicle will turn to the left.*akconsumer has had vehicle in for the same problem on six different occasions. The problem was almost corrected. Within 1000 miles the problem reoccured. Chrysler refuses to obide by Illinois law which states that a vehicle repaired four times without correcting the problem, the vehicle will be replaced. Consumer was told not to call again.

- Bonfield, IL, USA

problem #16

Jan 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

There is vibration when hitting a bump at 60-65 mph. Dealer has replaced front tie rod.but, it has not remedied the problem.*akconsumer adds that this is not just vibrations but intense ascillations that alternate left to right. The bouncing makes the vehicle difficult to control and will not subside until broughtr to a complete stop. Upon checking several times, the tires were choppy and needed replacing, the track bar needed replacing, and a special part for the tie rod was ordered, also the left mirror was not heating, also the clock spring was replaced, also tires were showing wear..

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #15

Jul 022002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Consumer states the vehicle began pulling to the passenger side and when the steering wheel was released for a moment, the vehicle would automatically try to veer off the road, the tires were inspected and checked for balance and alignment and it was determined that the balance was slightly out which was corrected, consumer stated the pulling seemed to stop, but reoccurred in a couple of days.

- Beaverton, CO, USA

problem #14

Apr 152000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle wanders all over the road when driving. Consumer finds it difficult to control vehicle. Dealer inspected vehicle 2-3 times, and stated he could not find cause of problem.

- Nashville, GA, USA

problem #13

Apr 152002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 65 mph whole front end will shake violently, causing loss of control. Dealership and manufacturer have been notified and have no solution.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 152002

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is difficult to steer, wanders all over the road. Dealer replaced steering box 3 times, did not remedy the problem.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #11

Mar 282002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer states while driving the vehicle will not stay in a neutral position it will veer to the right and or left, the vehicle has been serviced 4 times yet the same malfunction reoccurs. Nlm

- Conesville, IA, USA

problem #10

Sep 012001

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Impossible to drive straight in this vehicle, it goes all over the road, dealer has been unable to remedy the problem (Ram 2500). Nlm

- Hayward, WI, USA

problem #9

Apr 212001

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving on highway vehicle sways back and forth and hard to steer. Dealer contacted. The dealer replaced steering box and did an alignment three times, but the problem was not corrected.

- Ontario, 00, USA

problem #8

Apr 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling on highway vehicle wanders left and right without prior warning. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Essex Junction, VT, USA

problem #7

Oct 022001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Van is unstable in cross winds, previous 1999 version was not.

- Az, AZ, USA

problem #6

Apr 152001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle wanders arcoss the road when driven 50 mph or more. Vehicle been in dealer shop on three occasions for various repairs and parts replacement, but the problem still reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Marion, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering wheel would periodically vibrate excessively once vehicle moves approximately 45 mph. At times, steering would be uncontrollable. Dealer will not provide remedy.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #4

Jul 032001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Pulled out of a parking space at work and was unable to complete a "normal" turn radius. Thought it was just the turn radius of the vehicle that I was'nt familiar with. Later that same day, pulled into my driveway the same way I have may times with this vehicle and noted the same turn restriction. Steering wheel was bound up internally. I applied more steering pressure at this point and felt a snap inside the steering wheel followed by the illumination of the airbag light. Vehicle scheduled for warranty repair at the cherry hill Dodge dealership, cherry hill NJ, on 06 July 2001.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 082001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's son was driving at approximately 50 to 60 mph and vehicle drifted off on side of road, 6 to 8 inch drop, which caused right rear rim to bend, resulting in right rear axle breaking. A private mechanic informed consumer that axle did not fuse together properly.

- Oxford, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 102000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at highway speed side mirrors shake, causing poor visibility. Consumer states dealer has replaced mirrors threee times and dealer refuse to fix or investigate any further, there is a front end noise in suspension while driving over speed bumps, springs, sjocks and sway bar was replaced and the noise stopped for two weeks and reoccured, engine idling rough, poor gas mileage, found that spark plug misfired, engine stalls when in gear consumer also states seal around windshield is loose windshield had to be replaced..

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 282001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer states while driving, when he steps on the clutch pedal, theres a noise coming from the rear end of the vehicle. And the same noise can be heard while driving over bumps.

- Sandisfield, MA, USA

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