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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,227 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 8 of 8)

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problem #19

Jun 152004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

Dashboard has numerous large cracks. Truck was well taken care of and only had 35000 miles on it when cracking started. I am worried that the dashboard my collapse while driving. Vehicle is a 2001.5 Dodge Ram pick up.

- Dubach, LA, USA

problem #18

Sep 012005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
5/8/07. 2001 Dodge Ram. Consumer states that the dash shows cracks and is falling apart.

- Leesburg , FL, USA

problem #17

Apr 102006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
Dashboard is cracking and caving in on the 2001 Dodge Ram pickup.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #16

Jan 022007

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

As part of a news report in Florida on 2001 Dodge Ram dashboards I am filing this complaint. I know of 3 people, not including my self that have these trucks, and all of them are in various stages of failure, from minor cracks in my truck to a dashboard that was completely falling apart in a friend's truck.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #15

Jul 202005

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge Ram 2001 - cracked dashboard

- Orange City, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 152006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
I own 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck that dashboard is cracked and huge holes in it.

- Lady Lake, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 192006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 117,000 miles

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

Crack in dash as reported by others. 2001 Dodge Ram

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #12

May 012005

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 and my dashboard has shattered. I now have a large hole in my dash. I called Dodge and they said they would do nothing. Several of my friends have the same problem and one of them has electrical problems from this, her headlights don't work sometimes.

- Citra, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 152006

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Dash board on my 2001 Dodge Ram has cracked.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 192004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The dash on my 01 Dodge Ram started cracking at 37K miles and is now about to completely fall in. Dodge said it was not there problem.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 192005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

Several large cracks on dash area of 2001 Dodge 3500 pickup.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #8

Jun 102003

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles
My 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab truck has developed substantial damage to the dashboard. There are several cracks reaching from the windshield to the front of the dash. There are also pieces of the dash that have broken loose from the dashboard itself. These range in size from 1-6 inch pieces. I have contacted daimler Chrysler as to the problem and have been told "they are sorry, but there is nothing they can do." The truck has been out of the manufacturers warranty for 5 years now and the dashboard looks like it has been taken to with a hammer.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 242005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Was pulling a trailer at 45 mph the vehicle started fish tailing. Without the trailer at 55 mph the vehicle will fish tail. Took the vehicle to Chrysler, and found that it was shaky. The tie rods ends, ball joints, and the check bar malfunctioned on the front of the vehicle. Almost had a wreck. This happened on 24, June 2205. The consumer stated the vehicle was poorly designed, the front of the vehicle was too light for the weight of the engine. There was no grease fitting for the ball joint. The rotors were replaced.

- Richland Center, WI, USA

problem #6

Nov 102003

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The vehicle slipped out of gear and the body separated from the chassis on the passenger side front.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 052004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
About 2 months ago the dash on my 2001 Dodge 2500 pick up split apart over the passenger air bag and the glove compartment, then today the dash split apart over the driver side gages. Dodge said this is not a defect but I believe this is a flaw in the materia and the formation of the dash. Please let me know is you have any other complaint on this item. Thank you.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 232003

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,199 miles
The dashboard on my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup is cracked from the passenger air bag to the nut showing at the front of the dashboard(windshield). The crack extends from the width of the dashboard.

- La Cygne, KS, USA

problem #3

Jul 012001

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with the cummins diesel. Since the day I drove it off of the lot it has had steering problems. I have had it into the dealer seven times for the same problem and I still have a very dangerous vehicle. I also have numerous other problems with rattles and squeaks that have not been fixed. This truck is definitely a true lemon. The dealer has blamed the problem on tires, steering box, etc., but nothing has fixed the problem. The last statement from the dealer is that this steering problem is inherent to the Dodge diesel engines and cannot be fixed. I almost had a head on collision about a month ago and have since parked my truck. I am now driving an older vehicle until I can get this resolved. I will not risk the lives of my family in this truck anymore. I paid $40,000 for a truck I cannot drive.

- Whitehall, MT, USA

problem #2

Sep 132002

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While sitting in the vehicle a fire developed under the hood. Consumer stated that the rubber moulding that seals the back of the hood at the fire wall had no way to secure it and it slipped off, hanging down on top of the turbo charger and cught fire.

- Gilchrist, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 052001

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving could step on the brakes pedal and noise will come from bottom of vehicle, and another noise from fuel tank that makes a lot of noise, like bouncing. Could not be corrected by dealer. The consumer was concerned about the fuel tank noise and states that it should be investigated. There is a cluncking noise on take off or stoping due to trans mount failure.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

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