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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 162004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. Three years ago, the contact noticed a crack on the dashboard. Currently, the crack has spread so far that the dashboard is completely damaged and coming apart. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that there was a recall ; however, her vehicle was not included. The contact stated that the cruise control sporadically disengages while driving. She further stated that the speed control switch took a long time to activate. The consumer stated broken pieces from the dashboard can injure or kill someone. The powertrain, recall number, and speed were unknown. The failure mileage was 87,000 and current mileage was 140,000. Updated 01/03/08. Updated 12/31/07

- Tavares, FL, USA

problem #2

May 102004

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck. The cruise control malfunctions in three ways. 1) it will turn itself on and start to accelerate. 2) it will resume on its own after being tappped out with the brake pedal. 3) it has turned itself off. Under some circumstances, either of those three malfunctions could lead to an accident. I was told by the service advisor at susan schein Dodge trucks, in pelham, Alabama, the problem was "servo failure." I paid them to put a new servo on my vehicle. On my way home from the shop, the cruise resumed on its own twice before I got home. I have advised chrsyler of the problem, but they refuse to take any action on their own. Another Dodge 2001 owner told me, he had a similar problem and it was the vehicle computer. He said Chrysler fixed his truck and he was of the opinion a "recall" had been ordered. If so I was not advised and neither Chrysler nor the dealer have agreed to repair the vehicle. [as for an exact date of incidents, I can't be sure. I know it turned itself on in may, 2004, and in September, 2003. Those two times are very specific in my mind! as for resuming on its own, that started in late 2002, or early 2003. The number of failures listed is a conservative estimate.] other people have told me the problem is the vehicle computer. I've also had problems with the A/C working properly and with the O/D kicking in. People with more mechanical knowledge than I possess say, "the computer is fouled up!.

- Woodland, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 242001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rpms are racing down and up, and sometimes get stuck in up position. When shifting gears, a clanking noise occurs. Also, when starting up vehicle it will shake. Consumer was told these problems are due to faulty computer and Chrysler will not have a remedy for about 2-3 months. There was noise from rear end when shifting gear. The driver side door was hard to close. The engine had rough idle.

- Danville, KY, USA

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