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Recall List for the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Dodge service shop immediately!

  1. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #09E025000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 42,540

    Summary: Dope, Inc. Is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dope, Inc. Will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on July 28, 2009. Owners may contact dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E025000 »

  2. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  3. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #08E050000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,921

    Summary: K2 motor is recalling 1,921 aftermarket headlamps of various models sold for use on the above listed vehicles. These headlamps are missing the amber side reflex reflector which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber side reflex reflectors, the lighting visibility may be affected, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: K2 motor will notify owners and offer a full refund. The recall began on decemeber 17, 2008. Owners may contact K2 motor at 1-909-839-2992. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E050000 »

  4. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL NHTSA Campaign #07E066000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 175

    Summary: Certain cequent 90 degree 7-way right angle adaptors sold by distributors in tow packages for aftermarket sales to tow 5th wheel rv travel trailers. Due to incorrect wiring of the harness, the trailer lights may not operate properly.

    Consequence: If the trailer lights are not working properly, a vehicle crash can occur.

    Actions: All of the defective tow packages are still at the distributor level and have not been sold to any consumers. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E066000 »

  5. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E060000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 87,745

    Summary: Certain aai motorsports combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above list passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash

    Actions: Aai motorsports will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2006. Owners may contact aai motorsports at 909-923-9188. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E060000 »

  6. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #06E024000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,386

    Summary: Certain replacement K&N fuel performance kits, P/nos. 57-1509, 57-1511, 57-1511-1, 57-1517, 57-1517-1, 57-1527, and 57-1530. Also, a small percentage of these kits were sold under the mopar performance parts brand name (P/nos. P5007069 and P5007070). All kits were manufactured from April 20, 1999, through September 23, 2004. These assemblies were manufactured as replacement equipment for certain Dodge pickup trucks and SUVS. A small piece of material from the tube wall could be sucked into the engine throttle body, which could cause the throttle to become jammed in the open position.

    Consequence: A jammed open throttle could cause unintended acceleration of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash or increased stoping distances when braking.

    Actions: K&N will provide owners with a free repair kit along with repair instructions. The recall began on April 20, 2006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E024000 »

  7. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE NHTSA Campaign #04V185000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 12, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,588

    Summary: On certain van and wagon vehicles equipped with 4-wheel antilock brake systems (ABS), aftermarket batteries may leak electrolyte onto the ABS control module connector, which can compromise sealing integrity of the connector.

    Consequence: This may allow development of a short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the ABS control module connector for electrolyte damage and replace the connector as necessary. The recall will begin on September 27, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V185000 »

  8. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR NHTSA Campaign #02V042000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 07, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 268,740

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks, the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (pdc) can loosen.

    Consequence: This could cause a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the installation of the alternator wire connection to the pdc and if necessary, reposition the wire so that the crimp connection will face upward and tighten the fastener to the correct torque setting. Owner notification began May 20, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V042000 »

  9. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 TIRES NHTSA Campaign #01V289000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 10, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 151

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain 2500 wagons were equipped with incorrect load range tires.

    Consequence: This could cause a tire to blow out if the vehicle is operated at the maximum gross vehicle weight..

    Actions: Dealers will replace the load range 'd' tires with correct load range 'E' tires. Owner notification began September 24, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V289000 »

  10. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING NHTSA Campaign #01V253000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 02, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 98,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Vans and wagons not equipped with power front seats. In the presence of road salt, water, and possibly other debris, the power seat connector located beneath the driver's seat could develop a high resistive short circuit that cycles the circuit breaker.

    Consequence: If the circuit breaker cycles for an extended period of time, heat could build up in the connector, possibly resulting in a fire.

    Actions: Owners will receive instructions for removing the circuit breaker from the fuse panel. If an owner desires, their dealer can perform the repair. Owner notification began August 27, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V253000 »

  11. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS NHTSA Campaign #01V184000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 05, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 212

    Summary: Vehicle description: Vans. A substitute wheel lug nut tightening process may not have been sufficient to assure proper torque of the lug nuts.

    Consequence: Improper wheel lug nut torque could allow a wheel to loosen and cause a crash without warning.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the wheel lug nuts for proper torque and correct if necessary. Owner notification began June 4, 2001. All owners have been contacted. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V184000 »

  12. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 AIR BAGS, AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #01V153000

    • Date Announced: MAY 08, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 216,100

    Summary: Vehicle description: Pickup trucks. Sound deadener material inside the steering wheel could become detached from the cover and housing. Note: The Ram pickup trucks were built at the Warren assembly plant ("S" in the 11th VIN position) from May 16, 2000 through October 23, 2000; St. Louis North assembly plant ("J" in the 11th VIN position) from May 19, 2000 through October 23, 2000; Lago Alberto assembly plant ("M" in the 11th VIN position) from May 23, 2000 through October 23, 2000; and Saltillo assembly plant ("G" in the 11th VIN position) from May 23, 2000 through October 23, 2000. Important: Vehicles that have already had the proper clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been excluded from this recall. In addition, 1997-2000 model year vehicles that have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, according to warranty records, have been added to this recall.

    Consequence: When this occurs, the material could interfere with the clockspring ribbon and cause an open circuit. The driver air bag system will become disabled, and the air bag warning lamp will illuminate on the instrument panel.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the clockspring assembly. Owner notification began June 18, 2001. Also some 1997-200 model year vehicles that, according to warranty records, have had a suspect replacement clockspring installed, will also be included in this campaign. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V153000 »

  13. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 SUSPENSION:REAR NHTSA Campaign #01V008000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 05, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,400

    Summary: Vehicle description: Quad cab pickup trucks equipped with a camper package and overload springs. The rear axle spacer plate could lead to deformation of the upper spring plate during assembly of the axle to the vehicle resulting a soft joint.

    Consequence: The soft joint could cause the rear axle U-bolts to lose clamp load, resulting in displacement of the rear axle and a loss of vehicle control. This could increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will remove the spacer plates and the spring plates will be replaced. Owner notification began February 5, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V008000 »

  14. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 CHILD SEAT NHTSA Campaign #00V366000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 09, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,211,756

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." Some of the owner's manuals for these vehicles are missing instructions that provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for properly attaching a child restraint system's tether strap to the tether anchorage.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with an addendum to the owner's manuals. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V366000 »

  15. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM NHTSA Campaign #00V307000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 480

    Summary: Vehicle description: Quad cab pickup trucks. The upper control arms attached with cadmium coated nuts can cause the bolts to stretch due to the application of a higher than specified clamp load. Breakage of the upper control arm fasteners could cause the axle to rotate forward under braking conditions.

    Consequence: This rotation could twist the steering linkage and possibly separate the brake lines, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the upper control arm bolts and nuts. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V307000 »

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