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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 miscellaneous problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 072008

Ram 3500

  • 72,000 miles


The dash on this truck has cracked and fallen in, exposing the wiring inside the dash to the sun. The wiring insulation is not rated for exposure to direct sunlight (uv exposure) and is decomposing, putting the truck at risk of a fire initiating inside the cab at highway speeds, due to exposed wiring shorting to ground. Dodge refuses to remedy it, despite numerous attempts to resolve the issue with them. It is my understanding that this is a widespread issue, yet the nhtsb has not forced Chrysler/Fiat into a recall, claiming that it isn't a safety issue. Do you need to see death before you act?

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 122001

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I purchased brand new, a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab truck. The trucks dash has so many cracks in it, that they now have ran into each other and large areas have fallen out. This is a manufacturing defect that Dodge refuses to do anything about. These cracks have been in my dash for years. It is not heat related because I purchased the truck in Washington state and was there for several years before coming to California. This is an electrical hazard and a flying object hazard, should I hit someone or they hit me and pieces start flying from the dashboard. This is a nation wide problem with the dashes from Dodge, it's time they do something about it. These cracks have gotten worse and worse over the years.

- Plumas Lake, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the dashboard has completely cracked. Dodge will not pay for the repair because the vehicle is out of warranty. Dodge is also unable to determine the cause of failure. The current mileage is 88,000 and failure mileage was 74,000.

- Carol City, FL, USA

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