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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,450 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012004

Ram 2500

  • miles


Dodge 2500 2001 model dash is falling out to the point it is a safety concern wires are being exposed and kids can get hands and fingers caught in holes in dash. Dealer says it is aware of problem but will do nothing about it. Don davis dealership.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 152005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 34,000 miles
The dashboard on the 2001 Dodge Ram with 49,000 miles had cracks all over it. Pieces started to come off. It has not been confirmed yet, but I believed this was the cause of the substance errors due to wiring under the dash getting hot. I am extremely concerned for safety and a potential short which could cause a fire. A dash should not crack after 3-4 years. It started with minor cracks around 2005 and kept getting worse. I have never in my life had any vechile do this but thiswas my first Dodge.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 302002

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,800 miles
The brake light switch on my 2001 Dodge 2500 pickup shorted out causing an electrical fire under the dashboard.

- Waldron, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 082001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When heater is on dashboard would become very hot. Took vehicle to dealership, and was informed by mechanic that problem was with radio, which was defective. It was replaced. Dashboard problem reappeared again. Kept taking vehicle back to dealership for dashboard problem, and again radio was replaced. Nothing else was checked for cause of overheating dashboard.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

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