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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,769 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #13

Nov 012005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 101,000 miles

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

The contact replaced the accelerator position sensor twice. While driving, the engine light illuminated, and the vehicle lost power. The vehicle idled, but he had no control over the accelerator pedal. The first time this happened the vehicle had about 50,000 miles on it. At approximately 101,000 miles the consumer started experiencing the same problems again. Updated 12/27/05.

- Magnolia, MS, USA

problem #12

May 022001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will surge when while consumer was changing gears from second to third. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated that it was normal for vehicle to do that.

- Newcastle, PA, USA

problem #11

May 102002

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle and without warning, throttle linkage stuck, resulting in an accident. Problem occurred a second time; however, was able to cruise vehicle to side of the road. Dealership has been notified, and state could not find cause. Referred consumer to manufacturer.

- Roboski, OK, USA

problem #10

Apr 122002

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 35 mph and without warning, a head-on collision occurred. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer states that the accelerator stuck, causing vehicle to rev to 6000 rpms, vehicle hit an embankment and tore down a fence, the left rear seatbelt did not hold one of the passengers, causing injuries, dealer stated the failure was the computer, the manufacturer stated the problem was the floormat, consumer states vehicles rpms still fluctuate too much.

- Roboski, OK, USA

problem #9

Mar 012002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle will start to rev up to 5500 rpms, and then vehicle will shut off. Contacted dealer, and the dealer cannot find cause.

- Slidel, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 222000

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle downshifted from a low gear to a high gear normally between speeds of 55-60mph. Vehicle jerked back and forth and lurched consumer forward. Vehicle has been to dealer 4 times for a problem that they cannot fix.consumer barely got home after returning from dealer.

- Epworth, GA, USA

problem #7

Dec 212000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While traveling at approximately 35 mph on a down grade vehicle was picking up speed while consumer had brakes applied. Vehicle crashed into a tree because of accelerator pedal sticking, which caused driver to sustain foot, lower leg, neck, and ba injuries, while passenger suffered back and muscle injuries. Insurance company examined vehicle, and determined vehicle to be a total loss.

- Athens, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 022001

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cruise control intermittently disengaged. When presing brakes lightly it won't turn off. Stepped on brakes hard and vehicle felt like it was wading down. Dealer insisted it was normal for 2001 vehicles.

- Garden City, GA, USA

problem #5

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

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 012001

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

When letting go off acclerator vehicle will surge. This happens when coming to a complete stop or just slowing down. Contacted dealer, and dealer will look into it.

- Settle, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 312001

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Applying clutch will not disengaged cruise control. Instead, engine will rev up to redline and turn itself off. On 2 occasions, consumer turned off cruise control and shifted into neutral to coast to a stop light when suddenly engine began to rev. Dealer claimed vehicle was designed this way, and there was no solution. Therefore, consumer was driving an unsafe vehicle.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 052000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Cruise control does not disengage when clutch is depressed. Engine begins to increase RPM's under no load condition. Have to either hit the brake pedal or manually disengage crusie control.

- Everett, WA, USA

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