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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,972 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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

problem #22

May 032008

Ram 2500

  • 100,000 miles

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

Air bag light is on and can't get it out. And the doors are all rotted on the bottom and is the only thing that rotted on my truck I take good care of my truck. And that is a big disappointment in this truck. And the front end that's hard to keep up with. I only have 118000 on it. And know the motor will go a long ways the cummins 25 valve.

- Dudley, MA, USA

problem #21

Jul 202007

Ram 2500 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 45 mph, he heard a loud bumping sound and the front end of the vehicle vibrated. In addition, the vehicle would not stay straight while driving 60 mph or greater. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 92,000.

- Benson, AZ, USA

problem #20

Jul 112006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated that the ball joints are worn therefore the vehicle cannot pass the state inspection. The dealer alerted the contact that vehicles of the year, make and model have a lot of problems with the ball joints. The contact expressed concern about the safety of the vehicle in regards to steering.

- Woodstock, VA, USA

problem #19

Jan 252006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 107,995 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving at 65mph the front end of the suspension in the vehicle dropped down. This in turn caused the contact to loose control of the vehicle. It slid into a guard rail, there was no warnings prior to the crash. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop and then towed to the dealership. The manufacturer has been alerted, no repairs made.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #18

Feb 102006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
: 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 #17

Jun 242005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Was pulling a trailer at 45 mph the vehicle started fish tailing. Without the trailer at 55 mph the vehicle will fish tail. Took the vehicle to Chrysler, and found that it was shaky. The tie rods ends, ball joints, and the check bar malfunctioned on the front of the vehicle. Almost had a wreck. This happened on 24, June 2205. The consumer stated the vehicle was poorly designed, the front of the vehicle was too light for the weight of the engine. There was no grease fitting for the ball joint. The rotors were replaced.

- Richland Center, WI, USA

problem #16

Jun 272005

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Just after the power train warrenty was up the trans started to slip. I check fluid. It was okay. Took it to the dealership and they rebuilt the trans at my cost of 2500. It still didn't shift right. The dealership told me it was fine. Last year I had to have the trans rebuilt again at 2500. It ran fine for exactly 12 months. The truck is currently in the shop again to have the trans rebuilt for the third time by a licenced facility. I had it fixed one time by a friend also. The trans shop will warrenty the labor this time but, they want over 1600 for parts. This truck was $40,000 and 2,500 per trans per year and the front end redone 3 times also. The engine is too heavy and powerful for the truck and trans. A fault by engineers at Chrysler should not be a constant head ache for myself and my wallet. I have replaced nearly every part on this truck X 3. the only good thing about this truck is the motor and it's because it's a cummins.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 252001

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,380 miles
The steering wheel was hard to turn while driving at a low speed. The vehicle wandered across the road. The vehicle has been to the dealer on three separate occasions. The dealer replaced the steering box on two separate occasions and made some other repairs, however the problem continued. The consumer stated the brakes would grab, however the mechanic informed the consumer that was the way ABS worked.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #14

Apr 172004

Ram 2500

  • miles
The owner took the vehicle into the dealership for inspection; the mechanic informed the owner that the front suspension had failed. The consumer will have the suspension replaced.

- Yacolt, WA, USA

problem #13

Dec 102002

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Steering wander on 2001 2500 series Dodge quadcab pickup. Due mostly to faulty track bar.and front end alignment specs are to wide a range and it can be in spec but still wander all over road. You can drive down the road and for no reason at all the truck wanders into the other lane. You have to constantly counter steer back and forth to keep truck on the road. It is dangerous numerous times ive ended up in different lanes and off onto the burm of th road. The dealer forrer Dodge told me that their replacing track bars all the time and have even replaced track bars on trucks that they had just received in from factory. Theirs even a custom company that makes a custom track bar because the Dodge one is defective.and theirs other companies that rebuild the Dodge ones to be stronger so you can eliminate the wander. You know theirs a problem when theirs companies that make stronger track bars and thats the only thing they make. Please recall it is a big problem not only on the 2001 but many other years too! theirs even a couple web sites like www.dodgetrucksteeringproblems.com and www.dodgesucks.com and www.dodgeram.org

- New Bloomfield, PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 152001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

Truck wanders all over the road with constant need for correction by moving steering wheel back and forth. Also steering wheel is not able to be moved when truck is at a standstill, power steering pump does not put out enough power to turn if truck is not moving.

- Fortuna, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 012002

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Track bar affects handling and safety of vehicle, I have heard of many complaints of this part.

- Arcanum, OH, USA

problem #10

Nov 012001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
My truck wanders on the road. It is a challange to keep it in the lane at high way speeds. I always have to continue to try to steer it left then right. There is several inches of travel in the steering wheel between going left and right. It is very difficult to drive on the highway and stay in your lane, even more, it is dangourus to drive when it is snowy and icy. Here in Minnesota we have poor driving conditions for our long winter season. I bought this to be safe in the snow and ice, acctualy it is the opposite!!

- New Market, MN, USA

problem #9

Oct 202000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Steering problem. Vehicle has a severe wander problem. Front end has been aligned and recently a new track bar installed, but vehicle still continues to demonstrate the wandering problem. This condition causes an unsafe handling problem although I have not had an accident.

- Valier, MT, USA

problem #8

Aug 302001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
The truck wanders left and right while going down the road. Since new, the steering has seemed "vague". the play in steering wheel can be 4" before turning the truck, this may vary. The steering seems "rubbery". I have had the front wheels aligned two times. The dealer can do no more; they have done a great job of bringing the truck into "specs". a square "linkage tube" was replaced, which provided little or no improvement. The problem persists, constant correction is required to maintain a semblance of a straight path. This problem must be repaired before one of the many complainants runs off the road.

- Chandler, OK, USA

problem #7

Mar 052001

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle has a wandering problem. 1st trip to dealer for repairs they said they adjusted the steering gear box. That did not help. 2nd trip to the dealer they replaced the steering gear box. It not turns easier but still wanders and also has a growling sound from steering gear when turning. I will be visiting dealer again concerning this problem. I beleave this is not a small problem. It compromises my and my familys safety. I am not the only one with this problem please see www.turbodieselregister.com/ubb//forum17/html/000822.html and you will see an addition 115+ people with the same complaint. I do hope to see a recall on this sterring wander/play/lack of responce problem. Thank you.

- Pineville, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 022001

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
It wasn't the tires it is the front end of the truck itself.

- Linkwood, MD, USA

problem #5

Nov 122000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Problem #1: front suspension bottoming out on speed bumps, and at low speed bumps. Vehicle frame is smacking down on top of axle. Front suspension bushings wearing out prematurely. Problem #2: driver door mirror glass loose. Dealer installed new mirror, still loose, ordering a second mirror. Problem #3: engine shakes at start up and while idling. Also gas mileage has not improved.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 012001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When towing vehicle has jumped from side to side, changing lanes, was uncontrollable. Has been to dealer twice. Dealer replaced front end and power steering. Did not remedy problem. It is hard to drive the vehicle straight but the cause was not still found.

- Dyersville, IA, USA

problem #3

Jan 222001

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was being driven it would not go straight, but continously pulled to either right or left which has resulted in a collision. Dealer replaced steering box three times, and track bar, and steering pump, which did not corrected problem. Dealer replaced steering box 2 times, power steering was lost when brakes were applied.

- Chewelah, WA, USA

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