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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,274 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 272004

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,096 miles


Consumer was able to start the vehicle and shift the gear without applying the brakes. Dealer was notified. Dealer informed consumer that was the normal characteristic of that vehicle.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 102001

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The column shifter has broken down a total of five times since Oct 2001. It has been fixed each time by antwerpen Dodge at no cost. Would like to thank Mr. Elliot abascal of antwerpen Dodge at 12420 auto dr., clarksville, md 21029, phone number 410 531 5701. This is the first Dodge truck that I owned and it's been a major disappointment, considering the fact that I paid over $21,000 of my hard earned money and have to repeatedly turn it in for service. This is unacceptable. More importantly, if I were to engage the steering colum and it malfunctioned, I may get into a serious accident. Somebody may be hurt or even killed. Don't know what else to say except that I will not buy a Dodge Ram again unless this matter is resolved. Will go back to buying Chevy trucks. I can be reached at 410 674 2667 or 301 429 5514 (work). Respectfully, ltc daniel L. bloom, jr.

- Ft Meade, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 122001

Ram 3500

  • miles
While driving 4 wheel drive kept going into high 4 and then it goes back out. Then, their was a loud noise, and a burning smell.

- Sault Saint Marie, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001

Ram 3500

  • miles
When putting spare tire on and when shifting vehicle into four wheel drive, transfer case makes a banging noise. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Blue Jay, CA, USA

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