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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,957 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 miscellaneous problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Mar 192008

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

2001 Dodge Ram with a cracked dashboard. Consumer states that the dashboard is cracked from front to back. He would like to know if there is a recall for this problem.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #20

Feb 272008

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 dashboard cracking. Consumer stated that he saw more complaints like this on the internet. He states that his dashboard has completely cracked.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #19

Feb 122008

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • 40,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram dashboard cracking and falling in. Consumer states that the dashboard cracked and actual chunks fell inside. Dealer told her they would not correct the problem because it was cosmetic not a safety problem.

- Mount Hope, WV, USA

problem #18

Jan 012004

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Dodge 2500 2001 model dash is falling out to the point it is a safety concern wires are being exposed and kids can get hands and fingers caught in holes in dash. Dealer says it is aware of problem but will do nothing about it. Don davis dealership.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #17

Nov 012006

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. The dashboard is falling inside of the instrument panel. The failure began as cracks spreading across the entire dashboard. The failure has produced visible wires. The contact stated that the instrument panel was still visible. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 120,000.

- Munfordville , KY, USA

problem #16

Jan 012007

Ram 2500 4WD 12-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact noticed small cracks on the top part of the instrument panel, which have turned into large holes. The vehicle has not been inspected. The current mileage was 131,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Aldie, VA, USA

problem #15

Aug 152007

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Dodge 2500 4X4 diesel truck dash is cracked in about 5 places. It is going to fall through pretty soon. I have taken care of the vehicle extremely well with sun shades when ever I park it. Still the dash has cracked and will become a safety hazard. Dodge should replace this dash with a plastic or material that will work effectively.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 042007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 73,800 miles
Dash board cracked leading to a crack in my windshield. I went out to my truck on the 4th of July and found that my windshield had a crack in it, upon further inspection I found that the dashboard was cracked in about 4 places. I have recently found a number of reports on the internet about dashboard failure.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 152003

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
We purchased a brand new 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. (construction co.) by 2003 the dash was cracking. Qucikly falling apart with chunks caving inward. Even though there was no negligence on our part and obviously a manufacturer problem, the Dodge dealership would not fix it for us. We have called the 800 number, seen on tv but have gotten no help. The 2nd time we called they did not even return our call. As you can see, by this complaint site, this is a common problem of the 2001 pickups! what can we do about it??

- Newsmryna Bch, FL, USA

problem #12

Jan 012006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 98,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge ram2500. The dash started cracking just as my extended warranty ran out. Now the dash has cracks all over it and some of it has fallen down. I am aware of many, many other Dodge trucks made in 2001 that are doing this. Eventually this will lead to electrical failures. Dodge says they will not fix this. It's pretty obvious if this many people have Dodge with cracked up and falling apart dashes, it is a manufactureres defect.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #11

Jan 152006

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that the dashboard has several cracks that extend from the windshield to the end of the dashboard. The dashboard has not been replaced. The manufacturer stated that there has not been a recall. The VIN and purchase date were unknown. The current mileage is 42,000 and failure mileage was 40,000.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 182005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup that the dash is collapsing in on itself. Now the wiring is exposed to the harsh sunlight of fla. I know that this is a problem with many other 2001 Dodge Ram pickups

- Bunnell, FL, USA

problem #9

May 012007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,296 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram and the dashboard has many cracks in it. My local news had a story on the many other Dodge Ram that have similar problems. Some even say it has led to electrical problems. I have not had any electrical problems yet, but am concerned it may lead to that.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

May 032007

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dash is severely cracked. This is happening to several Dodge Ram's of the 2001 year that I know of. It is a dangerous situation, with the possibility of the broken dash falling downward and possibly damaging wiring, or even getting stuck on the gas pedal, potentially causing a serious accident.

- Saint Cloud, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 082004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram quad cab all four (4) doors rusting out vehicle had 32,000 miles when first noticed but was out of factory warranty dealer said it would cost about $6-9,000 to repair contacted manufacturer they said dealer has a good faith repair account, dealer said no now one year later truck looks like its 25 years old and the dealer can't understand why I won't buy another.

- Spring Valley, OH, USA

problem #6

Apr 012005

Ram 2500

  • miles
My dashboard is falling apart. It started with a small crack and know a chunk has fallen out. I have E-mailed Dodge, but they are not willing to help. I am concerned that the damaged dashboard could cause problems for or with the airbag on the passenger side. Daimler Chrysler's reference number is: 13609941.

- Pleasanton, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 262005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
I removed the spare tire to fix a flat. It was the original spare and had never been used before. After having tire repaired I tried to return the spare to it's stow area under the bed but the winch would not lift it. It will work when the cable does not have weight on it but it will not lift the spare. The winch appears to have plastic parts. I feel this could be a safety issue if it would fail while driving down the highway.

- Somerset, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 212004

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
While driving 65 mph, the spare tire cable broke without warning, which caused the spare tire to release from the vehicle.

- Goshen, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 152003

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Dealer couldn\\'t diagnose fuel pump problem. Kept reprogramming computer until total engine failure @ 30,000 km. 10 month fight for engine. 6 weeks to replace in shop. Electrical problems still exist since new. Truck has 77,000 km now. It is totally incapable of towing rv, what truck was bought for. Max fuel mileage empty is 10 mpg, 4 loaded. Excessive smoke. All symptoms verified by outside sources, and Dodge states the problem is with me. Am a former diesel mech, and trucker. Dodge refuses outside diagnosis including cummins. This truck has over 18 months of downtime. Just got truck from dealer today again, was told 2 weeks ago that this engine is toasted, then all of a sudden dealer says nothing is wrong with engine. They didn\\'t even have the courtesy to return phone calls or even to call for me to pick up the truck. Dodge will not even accept fuel logs. Have spent in excess of $20,000 out of pocket to keep this bucket going, for things that should have been warranty and outside diagnosis. Am setting up lawsuit now, as I cannot use this vehicle. It has even failed gov\\'t emmision test. Who cares? thanks

- Sherwood Park, UN, USA

problem #2

Jun 052002

Ram 2500

  • 25,000 miles
2001 Dodge Ram. *****dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis***764104

- Belle Chasse, LA, USA

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