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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,346 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Jun 012001

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer states that while driving transmission makes a "knocking" noise, especially when vehicle is changing gears. Dealer has inspected vehicle 4X and is unable to determine cause.

- Reserve, LA, USA

problem #22

Jun 132002

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I got 2 month out of the replacement part because of the mileage now I have to replace it again $550 every 2 month because Dodge doesn't want to admit there is a problem with this transmission (47re).

- Griffith, IN, USA

problem #21

Aug 062002

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed while driving due to transmission sensor. Consumer was almost involved in a collision.

- Brampton, CD, USA

problem #20

Jun 122002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

At low speed and with out warning gear will pop out of set gear and vehicle will then stall. Dealer has been notified. However, mechanic was unable to solve the problem.

- Taylorsville, GA, USA

problem #19

May 072002

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When pulling fifth wheel trailer or going up a hill, transmission tried to find a gear or keep shifting back and forth until a gear was found. Also, engine will over rev. Contacted dealer who indicated to shift automatic vehicle like it was a standard. Consumer states the trailer is always pulled with the overdrive turned off and that the shifting problem is in any gear when the rpms drop, below 2000 rpms.

- Coarsegold, CA, USA

problem #18

May 062002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When taking off and vehicle goes into high gear it starts chugging. When accelerating vehicle will decelerate. Dealer contacted. Please add VIN.

- Port Clinton, OH, USA

problem #17

May 152001

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission has gone out three times: First time was in May 02 when his clutch plates burned out and had to be replaced. Since then he has had to replace his coverter torch which were bad, causing solenoid pack to be replaced. Then, last time selenoid had again to be replaced.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #16

Apr 042002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Without warning and while placing vehicle in reverse, a loud grinding noise came from under the hood.

- Mcdougna, GA, USA

problem #15

Mar 042002

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought the truck in Sept.01 and overdrive went out in Jan 02and now again in March 02 seems everyone is having this problem I am currently putting in a 6spd conversion kit which is costing me $4000.

- Avon, IL, USA

problem #14

Jan 142002

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge says they dont have a problem but everyone you talk to has had a nut come off of 5th gear some more than once.

- Avon, IL, USA

problem #13

Jan 112002

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving to work (62-miles), the engine seemed to provide no power to transmission. I parked the truck and noticed red colored transmission fluid dripping where transmission meets the engine (seal). Truck was towed to anderson Dodge in rockford, il. There was no transmission fluid leakage on my driveway where I park the vehicle at home.

- Waterloo, WI, USA

problem #12

Jul 152001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake shoes had 65% of the pads remaining however the rivets holding the pads onto the brake shoes came loose on 3 of the four brakes.the service mgr. Told me that he felt this is a defect of the brakes however I still had to pay the entire bill.the auto matic transmission has leaked fluid after 5 different attempts to fix it by the dealer.still leaks

- Spring Mills, PA, USA

problem #11

May 012001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck parked, engine running. Tried to remove igntion key from the outside of the vehicle, vehicle rolled downhill, possible transmission slippage.indicated in park the whole time.crashed after rolling into neighbor's yard

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #10

May 312001

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 50mph there would be a high pitch whine. Going 45mph would have a dronning noise/ out of round. Have taken vehicle to dealership, and was informed that noise was noticeable. Mechanic waiting on technical service bulletin before repairing transmission. Dealer informed consumer to only use overdrive even when towing.

- Lake Wood, WA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When you start it and put it in drive the tack winds out and the trani slips real bad and when it does catch it kills the motor I took my truck to the dealer three times. The sad truth is they sold me a lemon this was a special order vehicle I had to wait three months for this. I paid $35000 for a lemon can you help me?

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 012001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When you start the motor and put it in drive the tack winds out and the transmission slips real bad and when it does grab the motor stalls I have taken it to the dealer three times and the sad truth is they sold me a lemon is there any chance for a refund. This was a special order vehicle I had to wait three months for this. I paid $35000 for a lemon can you help me?

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #7

May 212000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We have tried to get this transmission repaired/replaced since purchase date. We have gone thru the lemon law process, as a result it was labeled a "life threatening malfunction or nonconformity that impedes the consumer's ability to control or operate the vehicle for ordinary use or reasonable intended purposes ore creates a risk of fire or explosion." [rcw 1931183021(18)] we have spoke to many others with transmission problems who own Dodge Ram trucks. I understand now, thru hindsight, that Dodge trucks with this particular transmission are noted for problems.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 082001

Ram 2500

  • miles
Truck will not shift smoothly into gear. Has called dealer and was told truck problem cannot be repaired.

- Bowersville, GA, USA

problem #5

Jan 302001

Ram 2500

  • miles
When travling at any speed vehicle becomes diffcult to change into 3rd or 4th gear. When temperature gets colder situation becomes worse. Contacted dealer, and dealer was willing to replace transmission.

- Seatlle, WA, USA

problem #4

Nov 112000

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer tried to put car in drive and it felt like it was in neutral. To go in reverse has to put it into neutral. To drive it has to be in 2nd gear. Took to dealer.

- Linden, TX, USA

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