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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,933 miles
Total Complaints:
46 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (23 reports)
  2. replace dash (16 reports)
  3. hopefully dodge does the right thing and replaces it (3 reports)
  4. either cover it and sell the truck or replace the dash (2 reports)
  5. i'm going to coat the upper dash with fiberglass (1 reports)
  6. plastic dash cover and cover with a dash mat good stuff (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Sep 212005

Ram 2500 2500 4x4 V10

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


I never would have bought the truck from the dealer if he hadn't promised to fix what at the time was a hairline crack over the gauge cluster. He of course acted like he never said he'd fix it (Lesson learned? = GET IT IN WRITING!) Since that time I've kept a reflective window screen in place when it's parked. It didn't make any difference. It's now cracked in too many places to list. Driving along one day a hole opened up in front of me and the piece fell down in, and out onto the floor later when it got jounced out. Yup. Chrysler sucks. So do their trannies. I've already paid over $800 on that when it's another known defect. And your track bar failures in the suspension? Another known defect. I'm on my 3rd one in as many years. Niccccce design. And your A/C damper door problems?..I got that too. The compressor makes nice just isn't getting past the vacuum motor that won't hold the damper door open. In the winter I have the reverse problem. Nice hot water at the just can't get past the heater core and blower.

Chrysler? Let me be the first to tell're going out of business. And new company owners haven't made a damn bit of difference in the quality of your vehicles. My overpaid brother-in-law works for you and he's dumber than a bag of wingnuts. Then again...maybe I'm dumber... I bought one of your POS vehicles.

Say buh-bye. We're all going to other shmucks!

- , Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #5

May 152007

Ram 2500 2500 HD 5.9L Cummings

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

After checking Google for a replacement dashboard cover and coming across AutoBeef, I became even more upset about my dashboard. To think that I bought another '06 Ram 3500 and the same thing could happen to it. I have tried to buy American, even though these vehicles were put together in Mexico. What do you think about that? I'm just sore!!

- , Conway, SC, USA

problem #4

Apr 192008

Ram 2500 5.P Cummings

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,350 miles

I haven't read anything yet explaining the real problem. I've worked around plastic process for 20 plus years, it's the damn type of plastic used when they outsourced the dashboards. For one it's not UV proof, it is too brittle, it is not reinforced and they saved a ton of money on it. There is no way the Corp. is going to foot the bill for the problem. We should go after the vendor as a class action lawsuit! Most likely they are already out of business because of problems like this. I think I'll check out the plastic dash cover I've read about here.

P.S. This truck is a monster that will eat Chevy's and Fords, I'ver never seen anything with this kind of torque!

- , Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #3

May 062007

(reported on)

Ram 2500 SLT 5.9 DIESEL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


Looks as though I get to join some of the "happy" Dodge owners as a member of the broken dashboard club. Looks like it's going to be another quirk of owning a second gen Dodge truck. Aside from the truck being a 99, I guess they'll defend it by saying Illinois is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter and that the truck wasn't intended to be operated in such extremes.

- , Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 012008

Ram 2500 Xlt Larime 24 valve Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Dash board cracked for no reason. Interior dome light broke for no reason. At 33,000 miles, the fuel filter went out at the repair cost of $2,700.00. The dash shouldn't of cracked, especially because I use a shade cover on a daily basis and the windows are tinted. This SUCKS!!!! Wish Dodge would recall this problem.

- , Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #1

May 142007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,526 miles

i bought this truck new in 1999 and this problem started when the truck had about 27,000. dodge should recall these dashes and fix them. to many are cracking for it to be just one or two people complaining.

- , Portsmouth, OH, USA

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