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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,397 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Feb 122009

Ram 3500

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V555000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) and immediately called the dealer. A technician stated that he would have to pay a diagnostic fee prior to the repair and the parts were unavailable. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #32

Nov 302006

Ram 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on the highway, the vehicle hesitated and lost power without warning. It was maneuvered off the road and towed to the dealer, who determined the transmission needed to be replaced. Also, while driving various speeds, the driver seat moved. The dealer determined a bolt fractured and the track needed to be replaced.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #31

Nov 102003

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The vehicle slipped out of gear and the body separated from the chassis on the passenger side front.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #30

Jul 132004

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,181 miles

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

Transmission failed to go into park, even though the column shifter selector was indicating that the transmission was in park. Transmission was in reverse, while the column indicated park.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #29

Aug 252004

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Transmission was defective. Consumer picked up the vehicle from the dealership after they repaired it. While driving 65 mph consumer heard a loud clanking noise and the rpms shot up from 2000 to 7000 rpms. Consumer almost lost control of the vehicle. Consumer eventually pulled over to the side of the road. The transmission only had 1st and 2nd gears, and had to drive in second gear only.

- East Freetown, MA, USA

problem #28

Aug 042004

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained that while driving at 45 mph automatic transmission locked up in the third gear, took vehicle to an independent repair shop, and technician determined that overdrive bearing was put in backward.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #27

Jan 302004

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Engine warning light kept illuminating. Consumer stated engine slipped. Dealer determined that engine heads and transmission needed to be replaced.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #26

Dec 122003

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,570 miles
Transmission in my vehicle had to be rebuilt. The mechanic stated 2nd gear was burnt out and the transmission was shot. Had to change torque converter and bands. The mechanic stated the holes in the trnasmission were to samll and would not let fluid flow freely and keep the transmission cool. Therefore the transmission had to be replaced. The fuel pump has also been replaced twice on this vehicle and it is only 3 years old.

- Henrietta, NY, USA

problem #25

Jul 172003

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,345 miles
While driving the vehicle transmission would not shift properly. It was later determined that switches in the transmission needed to be replaced.

- Youngstown, FL, USA

problem #24

Feb 152002

Ram 3500

  • miles
While driving at any speed up hill and no warning transmission will decelerate even when foot is on the accelerator, and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #23

Feb 072003

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The transmission made a squeaking noise and then locked up.

- Hill Top Lakes, TX, USA

problem #22

Jun 012001

Ram 3500

  • miles
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 #21

Jun 132002

Ram 3500 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 #20

Aug 062002

Ram 3500

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

- Brampton, CD, USA

problem #19

Jun 012001

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When pulling a trailer and going uphill transmission shifts down. Dealer replaced transmission under warranty, did not remedy the problem.

- Auxier, KY, USA

problem #18

Jun 122002

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #17

May 072002

(reported on)

Ram 3500 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 #16

May 062002

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • 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 #15

May 152001

Ram 3500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
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 #14

Apr 042002

(reported on)

Ram 3500

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

- Mcdougna, GA, USA

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