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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,048 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

May 012015

Ram 2500

  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the dashboard was defective and exhibited fractures on the driver's side. The dashboard was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Great Falls, MT, USA

problem #28

Sep 152003

Ram 2500

  • 28,000 miles
Broken dash parts are falling inside the dash and my headlights have developed an intermittent while driving at night they simply turn off for a brief period of time I recycle the switch and a few seconds they come back on at highway speeds this is a serious safety issue additionally the broken dash cap is distracting this creating an issue and distracted driving in Ohio is illegal. I have researched this issue and amazed to find out it covers multiple years and there are hundreds of complaints O N line related to this issue. Additionally there are wires exposed to the occupants and I am not sure they are safe they can easily become work and shorted out thus creating a fire hazard/ please help by recalling this issue to Dodge..

- Athens, OH, USA

problem #27

Sep 062006

Ram 2500

  • miles
Dash started cracking in 2006 and parts are starting to fall in. Have never been in an accident.

- Madison, TN, USA

problem #26

Jul 012007

Ram 2500

  • 30,000 miles

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

Dashboard is cracking and braking apart peace S are coming off and hitting me in the face and eyes.

- Waterford, WI, USA

problem #25

Jun 112015

Ram 2500

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the dashboard cracked and fractured in the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that the dashboard was not under warranty and the vehicle would have the same defective dashboard installed. The cracks were six to eight inches wide and started to appear on July 22, 2006. The manufacturer never attempted to repair the dashboard. The failure mileage was 103,000. MA 09/25

- Welling, OK, USA

problem #24

Oct 022014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
Brakes failed when applied. ABS and brake warning lights came on with very little braking. After hard braking application the tires locked and slid about 5 inches in damp backtop and hit a car stopped at a light. Had plenty of time to brake but no or very little braking action. Later inspection showed that one of the brake lines rusted through and lost pressure. This is the second time this has happened. These trucks are prone to brake line rusting. Driver seemed to be fine and drove away after exchanging info. He later claimed injury.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #23

Jan 012011

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Dash was cracked up and a piece flew out and got hit in face.

- Owensville, MO, USA

problem #22

Nov 302013

Ram 2500

  • 317,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the secondary hood latch failed and caused the hood to open and strike the windshield. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 317,000.

- Albrightsville, PA, USA

problem #21

Jun 012005

Ram 2500

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that there were numerous cracks across the entire length of the dashboard. In addition, a massive hole was located within the center of the dashboard near the windshield. The vehicle was not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Dry Ridge, KY, USA

problem #20

Apr 012007

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the dashboard was starting to fracture. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that he needed to replace the entire dashboard. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The current mileage was approximately 178,000.

- Peculiar, MO, USA

problem #19

Dec 152012

Ram 2500

  • 92,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while parked, he noticed a crack from the dashboard to the windshield. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The contact stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000 and the current mileage was 92,300.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #18

Jan 122007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked in several pieces due to defective material. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and denied assistance with the repair. The dashboard was not replaced. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 60,000...updated 09-21-12

- Denton , TX, USA

problem #17

Jul 082012

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 70,400 miles
The plastic dashboard is cracking and disintegrating before my very eyes. Every day the cracks widen and spread, and every day another piece of the dashboard breaks completely off. The shards of plastic are sharp and jagged, and potentially dangerous.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #16

Apr 042009

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 55,000 miles
Dashboard has broken up like a jig saw puzzle.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #15

Dec 012011

Ram 2500

  • miles
The dash has been developing bad cracks but now has just crumbled leaving gaping holes and sharp and jagged pieces.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #14

Dec 012003

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the entire dashboard was fractured and exposing sharp edges. The dealer had not been notified. The manufacturer was aware of the failure; however, did not offer any assistance since there were no recalls. No repairs were performed. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 127,000.

- Alice, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 212009

Ram 2500

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated the dashboard was developing severe cracks along its entire structure. The contact also stated he could no longer place any objects on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but they were unable to diagnose or repair the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Senatovia, MS, USA

problem #12

Oct 172011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 116,000 miles
Multiple cracks in the dash have occurred, forming sharp edges and points that are hazardous in case of hard stops or accidents. The manufacturer refuses to acknowledge danger, stating this is a cosmetic issue, but the sharp, hard plastic is indeed a safety hazard. A mandatory recall and replacement of the dash plastic should be ordered.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #11

Oct 012009

Ram 2500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that approximately nine different cracks were exhibited throughout the dashboard and pieces of the dashboard were detaching from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Montz, LA, USA

problem #10

Sep 122011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
The dashboard has cracked into many sharp loose pieces. These pieces could fall into the wiring and other components under the dash or fly into the driver and cause a major problem. This would be a serious problem for occupants of the vehicle and fellow motorist. The fix as far as I can determine is very costly and extensive. The problem stems from faulty materials used in manufacturing and should be a recall item. This is not the only instance of material failure on this model year truck. I have read of many such occurrences and hope this will be resolved soon.

- Boulder City, NV, USA

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