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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #20

Sep 062002

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

While driving at any speed oil will burn out quickly, and consumer will be forced to pull over and refill vehicle with oil. Dealer notified.

- Hazelgreen, WI, USA

problem #19

Jul 012002

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states the vehicle has a severe motor knock and valve rattle noise which occurs whenever the motor was under any load, the dealer made one computer adjustment that helped a little and made several suggestions about the types of gasoline to use, consumer states when going up a slight hill again under any load the motor rattle noise has recurred to a noticeable degree.

- Beaverton, CO, USA

problem #18

Aug 082001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle will stall out without any warning. Dealer contacted.*akdealer repalced ais motor, reset fuel memory in PCM and replaced map sensors. However problem still exists. Prndl is loose. Dealer adjusted prndle.

- New Haven, MI, USA

problem #17

Jun 022002

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Vehicle will produce too much static electricity so much that consumer will end up with disc color on his fingers. Contacted dealer, and dealer cannot remedy the problem.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #16

Nov 072001

Ram 2500 4WD

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

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #15

Oct 252000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked, consumer was awakened to find vehicle engulfed in flames, appears to have originated in engine area, claim 59-V609-925.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 112001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, consumer saw smoke coming from the engine, claim 55-S396-819.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #13

Apr 172001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle has constant rough idle and sporadic engine miss, quivering, hesitation and sluggishness, dealer has changer oxygen sensor, air filter but problem persist.

- Louisa, VA, USA

problem #12

Sep 112001

Ram 2500 4WD

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

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 252000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked, consumer was awakened to find vehicle engulfed in flames, appears to have originated in engine area, claim 59-V609-925.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 072001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • 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 then vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment, claim 37-3264-228.

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #9

Jul 072000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Engine tries to stall when going around curve. Vehicle loses all power steering and brakes. This happens intermittently, but it progressively getting worse. Contacted Chrysler, and Chrysler does not consider this a problem.

- Erwin, TN, USA

problem #8

Apr 172001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle has constant rough idle and sporadic engine miss, quivering, hesitation and sluggishness, dealer has changer oxygen sensor, air filter but problem persist.

- Louisa, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 222001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
This vehicle leaks out a substancial amount of engine oil thru the breather tube when decending a grade steeper than 25 degrees. This causes the hot oil to hit the engine fan where it is flung all over the hot engine and exhaust manifold creating a extreme fire danger. This condition also coats the front brake rotors with oil causing a loss of vehicle braking capacity when decending steep hills. This condition can and will cause the engine to lose all of its oil resulting in engine failure and/or fire, and loss of control. This has occurred twice on this vehicle. Dodge said they are aware of it, but recommended I avoid decending steep grades. This is an unacceptable answer. They offer no other solution. The grades in question are not excessively steep, and are well within the operating parameters of this vehicle. The only reason I did not sustain a serious injury or fire is due to my extensive off road driving experience. This problem needs to be addressed asap.

- Byron, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
The vehicle experienced severe engine vibration/shaking at idle, substantial vibration at 1400 RPM, vibration thru steering wheel, floorboards and seat, there is also a grinding sensation at 65 mph and a booming sound at 70 mph, this imbalance is causing wear of other components. Nlm

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #5

Dec 312000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
Reported on 02/12/01 ODI# 740772 would like some feedback on issue thanks. No safety defect mentioned.

- Florence, OR, USA

problem #4

Nov 102000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at highway speed side mirrors shake, causing poor visibility. Consumer states dealer has replaced mirrors threee times and dealer refuse to fix or investigate any further, there is a front end noise in suspension while driving over speed bumps, springs, sjocks and sway bar was replaced and the noise stopped for two weeks and reoccured, engine idling rough, poor gas mileage, found that spark plug misfired, engine stalls when in gear consumer also states seal around windshield is loose windshield had to be replaced..

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 202001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When vehicle is used right after start up engine will jerk, and not operate smoothly. If engine is warmed up, this event will not occur. Dealer stated that factory is working on problem, however there is no fix available at present time.

- Western Grove, AK, USA

problem #2

Mar 192001

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle is started, and placed in drive it will cut off. This does not happen all the time. Dealr has been contacted, and cannot duplicate problem.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
The motor sounds like a diesel engine while under load, the dealer adjusted the computer codes and it operated more efficiently, the problem reoccured and the dealer stated that no further adjustments could be made because the engineers had not issued any further adjustment codes, the consumer tried different types of gasoline that only changed the miles per gallon.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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