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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,067 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 engine problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #15

Oct 152008

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 170,000 miles

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

# 53 cracked cummins turbo diesel engine block.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #14

Nov 122008

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 170,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram cummins isb/24V turbo diesel engine, block # 53 crack.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #13

Mar 202008

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles
Bought a 2 yr old durango with 60,000 miles on it at carmax. At 116,000 miles it started knocking. I took it to allen samuels dealership and they claimed the engine failed. We replaced the engine at our cost for 6K, because we still owed 7K on the vehicle. We bought new tires as we decided to keep the vehicle and try to recover some of the cost. 3 months later, the new engine failed, the vehicle died as I was exiting the freeway and turning under an overpass. I wasn't aware the vehicle had died, until I realized the power steering had gone out when I tried to turn. The dealer is going to replace the engine this time, but we have decided we need to cut our losses and get rid of the vehicle. We cannot afford to keep a car like this. We have 4 children and this is the vehicle that we travel in as a family daily. It is totally undependable and unsafe.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #12

Feb 102006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 30 mph the engine started sputtering and smoking resulting in a loss of power. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop for inspection. The mechanic determined the injection pump needed to be replaced, which no repairs were made. Also, the mechanic noticed the tie rods were pulling apart on the front left and right side. The mechanic replaced the front left and right tie rods and ball joints. The dealership and manufacturer were alerted.

- Monee, IL, USA

problem #11

Jan 112005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A loud banging noise started coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was running rough while driving. The driver was able to pull over. Then, vehicle stalled. The driver was unable to restart. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced due to the coolant leaking into the number three injector.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 152003

Ram 2500

  • 125,000 miles
While driving at any speed driver heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. Consumer contacted dealership on four separate occasions, but the problem still occurs.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 192003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer complained about defective transmission. Also, engine failed, and vehicle stalled. Consumer has had vehicle for 20 days. Dealership will not assist in repairs.

- Holland, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 272003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
The engine light illuminated twice, the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #7

Mar 182003

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Build up of sludge in the engine and burn-out of rod bearings with regular maintenance. We followed the maintenance. Schedule set fort in owners manual and have verifiable proof of completed maintenance. However, system is full of sludge causing the bearings to burn out.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #6

Oct 262002

Ram 2500

  • miles
The engine rattled.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #5

Jun 012002

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

No parts available:::::::::the consumer receive a recall for power generator cable crystal Chrysler center 36444 auto park drive cathedral city ca. Service manager robert 760 324 4557. Consumer stated that it has been 7months she receive the recall notice in 01-Jun-02. Dealer is aware of the proiblem.

- Landers, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 262002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the engine oil. Also stated that while driving the vehicle all the engine oil blow out. Dealer was contacted and stated that the oil filter was put in wrong.

- Desoto, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 092000

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On several occasions, while driving, consumer states clutch seized and vehicle stalled. Dealer replaced clutch assembly and flywheel and found clutch disc burned out. Customer states the transmission clunks when shifting. Customer states vehicle will buck when attempting to start in 1st gear. Vehicle shudders when driving and customer has completely lost clutch.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Gaskets from oil filter clogged carburetor, causing throttle to stick which caused vehicle to accelerate. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Dowingtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine crank vent system discharges a large amount of vapor & hydro carbon. When the heat is on it seeps through ducts and burns the eyes. Chrysler is aware of problem. But, problem will come back each time oil is changed. Dealer performed tsb 09-02-00, however fumes were evident for up to 700 miles.

- Florence, CO, USA

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