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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
117,847 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. had bottom of door panels cut out and replaced (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012013

Ram 2500 6-cyl, Turbo Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


Both driver and passenger side door panels rusted out along the bottom. I managed to have it cut out and patched, otherwise, the other fix would've been new doors.

- , Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 112011

Ram 2500 SLT Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,541 miles

doors rusting out, bad engineering, and dodge knows its a problem.

- , greenville, oh, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

Ram 2500 SLT Turbo Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Rust found at bottom of both front doors on my extended cab 4x4. Saw it but thought it was dirt and wiped it away only to see it again. Looked at it more closely to find the bottom of the door on both sides of truck rotting away. Identified the problem w/in a year of the corrosion warranty expiring, however Dodge refused to fix. Dealer fully aware that this is a common problem with ALL dodges, event told me where to get a set of door shells reasonably priced.

- , D, PA, USA

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