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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #20

Aug 272004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at night driver's side and passenger's side headlights failed to come on. This caused poor visibility. Consumer tool vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that headlight switch needed to be replaced T due to solenoid defect.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #19

Jun 012000

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the headlight switch was replaced 4 times in the past 2.5 years due to switch burning out. The headlights would flicker intermittently then fail. One occurrence almost caused consumer to have a collision with another vehicle.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #18

May 102000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlight switch has burned out for second time, headlights will go out, and switch gets hot to touch.

- Yoder, IN, USA

problem #17

Nov 152001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

Headlight switch malfunction, smell of electrical fire, loss of headlights.

- Otis Orchards, WA, USA

problem #16

Jun 022001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
After elec. Ingnition harness replaced under recall vehicle has had numerous electrical related faliures. Headlight switch melted in dash 2X's causing smoke and or fire condition. A/C failure, no power to compressor. Bucking, missing, hesitation at idle and all speeds. Buck, miss, hesistation can not be diagnoised by numerous dealers or private mechanics. Have spent over $1700 replacing parts (PCM, egr selonoid, egr gasket, tps sensor, iat motor, O2 sensor, fuel pump, fuel regulator) to remedy problem. So far no help. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #15

Apr 012001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling in late evening and when turning on headlights, tailights and parking lights didn't come on. Those lights came on after wiggling headlight switch. But, there was a burning smell coming from dashboard. Connector to harness had melted. Recall 97V084000/ transmission cooling lines on Dodge, Ram light duty trucks fits the same description as consumer's problem.

- Northfield, NH, USA

problem #14

Feb 252001

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While driving found out that veicle did not had tail lights had taken vehicle to delaer for tail light repair, and they found that headlight switch wires were burned, and could had caused a fire.

- Waretown, NJ, USA

problem #13

Jan 292001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling during a snow storm headlights would not work.consumer played with swtich and lights came on. Consumer pulled dashboard off and noticed switch melted. Consumer replaced toggle switch.

- Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 012000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Headlight switch failed and caused fire, consumer is requesting reimbursement for the replacement kit that replaced the wiring.

- Shingletown, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 122000

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving at night at 60 mph smoke came outof dashboard. Headlights went out. Wiring harness had burned out, headlight switch had to be replaced. Dealer told consumer vehicle has the same part(headlight switch) as 3500 truck series, which had been recalled.

- Barnesville, OH, USA

problem #10

Sep 011997

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Headlamp switch overheats and could lose lights. Has to wait 15 minutes before lights come back on. Took to dealer. He has put on 3 headlamp switches. Consumer is still having the same problem. Also, speedometer goes out when very hot.

- Urbana, MO, USA

problem #9

May 312000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
The racall repair 99V-024 of the headlamp switch was not done to consumer satisfaction.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #8

Jan 152000

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving headlight switch overheated and burned up, causing vehicle to be without headlights at night. Vehicle had been taken to dealer, and informed consumer that parts were not covered, and repairs would be done at consumer's cost. Feel free to provide further details.

- La Villa, PA, USA

problem #7

May 272000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
Consumer changed fuses for tail and dash lights. Drove twenty five miles and noticed a smell. Consumer was driving through a grass fire. So the smell was normal. The driving twenty more miles down the road, consumer noticted that smoke coming from the the dashboard. Consumer pulled over, and flames started coming out fast. Entire dashboard and wires melted. The headlight switch started the fire.

- Boyd, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 272000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving and pulling a trailer headlight switch overheated, and shorted out, causing smoke to come from the dashboard. When driving under normal conditions this does not happen. Dealer has been contacted.

- Madison, IN, USA

problem #5

Feb 012000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The plug off of the wiring harness shorted out, causing light switch to fail. A recall has been issued. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Pavilion, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 281999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Headlight switch burned out. Owner replaced the switch at his expense. A recall has been issued, this vehicle was not inclided in the recall. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #3

Nov 091998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
While driving during daylight hours, cab filled with noxious fumes and some smoke. Took to Dodge dealer in panama city, Florida. They discovered the headlight switch had melted.

- Winston, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 091998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
While driving during daylight hours, cab filled with noxious fumes and some smoke. Took to Dodge dealer in panama city, Florida. They discovered the headlight switch had melted.

- Winston, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 201997

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
Hea dlamp switch-wiring malfunctioned.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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