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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,532 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #46

Dec 212003

Ram 1500

  • 13 miles

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

Transmission went completly out!! after several attempt to have it fixed by the dealership benny boyd in lampassas Texas. I contacted chysler daimler to have it taken care, the refused to fix it.

- Rockdale, TX, USA

problem #45

Jan 302004

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Engine warning light kept illuminating. Consumer stated engine slipped. Dealer determined that engine heads and transmission needed to be replaced.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #44

Jan 012002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram off road with 54000 miles on it and I've already had a new computer put in it, had the transmission rebuilt at 27000 miles because of the torque converter, and my dashboard is cracked all over the place from the heat. I've had nothing but trouble out of this truck and I will not buy another Dodge again.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #43

Nov 292003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,305 miles

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

Transmission broke down.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #42

Nov 122003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,745 miles
I have heard several complaints of the 46re transmission on Dodge trucks, hoping I would not experience it. On wed. November 12 2003 my transmission blew. Chrysler will not do anything cause of my mileage of 55,000. The truck has never towed or hauled anything. This transmission problem needs to be addressed. My truck is going to get a rebuilt in it but I will be without a vehicle for the next 3 weeks. This is not acceptable for a $30,000 vehicle.

- Topton, PA, USA

problem #41

Nov 282003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,600 miles
I bought a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 in Nov 2002. Since ive owned the truck I have had to replace in the transmission: A locking silinoid, an overdrive solinoid, 2 torque converters, and a pressure transducer. I would think that maybe I just had a lemon, but the more people I talk to that have these trucks the more that I find that it is a manufacturers problem that they will not address (I have contacted Chrysler) refused any assistance.

- Gulf Shores, AL, USA

problem #40

Dec 022003

(reported on)

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

While driving, the engine and the transmission lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to dealer. The dealer stated that the transmission overheated and melted a few wires.

- Wagner, OK, USA

problem #39

Jul 202003

Ram 1500

  • miles
Transmission, brakes, air conditioning.

- Senatobia, MS, USA

problem #38

Jun 202003

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
When putting vehicle in reverse it produced a loud noise. Then, when switching gears the vehicle shut off. Dealer notified.

- Steubenville, OH, USA

problem #37

Jun 042003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,100 miles
Pulling into driveway, the truck shut off. It started back, but seemed to hesitate when trying to accelerate. The following day, the truck continued to hesitate. I added transmission fluid and took a "test drive" in the driveway to see if it continued to hesitate. It did not, but I noticed fluid leaking out of the bottom of the truck (the transmission fluid I had just put in). I had to call a roll-back to tow it to a mechanic. He said it took him a day and a half just to remove the transmission. He noticed metal shavings in the transmission fluid. He was unable to remove the torque converter at all. It was completely stuck. This truck has only 50,100 miles at the time of this repair. We had to have a new transmission, and transmission cooler, totalling $3,061.19 in repairs. I called the dealer I bought it from, and no one returned my call. I called the DaimlerChrysler Corp. And was told that there was nothing they would do.

- Whitwell, TN, USA

problem #36

Feb 212003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

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

2001 Dodge Ram 4X4 offroad - transfer seals have gone out and begun to leak 3 times in the past 6 months. Each time the truck has been taken to the dealer and had the seals replaced.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #35

Feb 072003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission made a squeaking noise and then locked up.

- Hill Top Lakes, TX, USA

problem #34

Dec 112002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with transmission. Also stated that on March of this present year that transmission had fail and now on December 2002 the transmission has problems again. Dealer was contacted and stated that the warranty was for 36000 miles and is now out of warranty so they won't do nothing about it.

- Isabel, SD, USA

problem #33

Jun 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving transmission makes a "knocking" noise, especially when vehicle is changing gears. Dealer has inspected vehicle 4X and is unable to determine cause.

- Reserve, LA, USA

problem #32

Oct 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Mars Hill, NC, USA

problem #31

Sep 022002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Camshaft leaking fluid, and is starting to cause problems to transmission.contacted dealer.

- Lahnam, MD, USA

problem #30

Jun 132002

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I got 2 month out of the replacement part because of the mileage now I have to replace it again $550 every 2 month because Dodge doesn't want to admit there is a problem with this transmission (47re).

- Griffith, IN, USA

problem #29

Aug 062002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed while driving due to transmission sensor. Consumer was almost involved in a collision.

- Brampton, CD, USA

problem #28

May 132002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in motion and in low gear, the transmission will slow down and once in a while stop. This happens at any given time.

- Nicholson, GA, USA

problem #27

Jun 122002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At low speed and with out warning gear will pop out of set gear and vehicle will then stall. Dealer has been notified. However, mechanic was unable to solve the problem.

- Taylorsville, GA, USA

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