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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 152007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 70,000 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 vehicle would loose power while driving on the highway. The dealer was notified, but was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. Updated 02/09/12 updated 02/13/12

- Dunkin, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jun 012005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Diesel engine looses power while driving. This usually happens while accelerating. When you press on the accelerator, nothing happens. Takes a minute before it recovers and you can accelerate again. I tow a 5th wheel rv which makes more dangerous. Happened on the interstate once while trying to pass. This was fixed by the dealer. They replaced the injector pump. It's my understanding there was a recall on school busses with these engines for the same thing. Maybe it should be looked into further.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #7

Nov 072001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle began acting funny, consumer noticed smoke and vehicle caught on fire, claim 37-3264-228.

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #6

Oct 252000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle caught fire while parked, vehicle was a total loss and the fire appeared to have started in the engine area, claim 59-V606-925.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 112001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer noticed smoke coming from the engine, claim 55-S396-819.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 252000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire while parked, vehicle was a total loss and the fire appeared to have started in the engine area, claim 59-V606-925.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 072001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, vehicle began acting funny, consumer noticed smoke and vehicle caught on fire, claim 37-3264-228.

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #2

Sep 112001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer noticed smoke coming from the engine, claim 55-S396-819.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Several Dodge Ram owner w/ automatic trans and diesel engines have also reported trans problems, this one inparticular would not shift into overdrive at all.

- West Branch, MI, USA

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