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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,160 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 262010

Ram 2500

  • 130,000 miles


Booster pump for power steering and transmission don't want to shift when drive from stop to drive into second gear.

- Little Falls, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 202007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 dashboard cracking. Tv investigation slot shown on internet. My vehicle has the same problem - purchased new dashboard panel from Dodge dealer $200. In the past year have front axle seals, water pump, power steering pump, fuel injection pump and automatic transmission failed. Repaired over $ 6400 in expense - the dash problem broke the monkey's back.

- Trafalgar, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 102004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,480 miles
Thermostat closed, causing engine to overheat, boiling the coolant out of the cooling system out of the overflow pipe, past the radiator cap, through the coolant recovery bottle. Possible consequences: Destruction of engine through overheating, possible fire. Temperature gauge did not function due to loss of coolant. Service dealer and daimler Chrysler state that the thermostat is not a warranty item, even though nothing in the owner's manual, the extended warranty contract or any other documentation that I have states this. Instead. Daimler Chrysler cover the cummins diesel engine and all internal components. This is and was interpreted by this owner as meaning that the thermostat, being an internal engine part, should be covered, and all literature supplied me at the time of purchase imply this. Failure of this part could result in a fire or engine destruction.

- Houston, TX, USA

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