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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,145 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 102006

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 92,015 miles


NV5600 6 speed transmission has severe gear clash in third and fourth gears. Will not down shift into third gear with gear grinding. Trouble started about 1 month ago, at 92, 000 miles. Dealer tells me that parts are not available to repair and they are not sure if Dodge is having a problem. Tsb 21-009-01 indicates Dodge knew of problems in 01, but have not done much since then.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 122003

(reported on)

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 98,000 miles
There is a grinding noise in the standard 6 speed transmission that gets worse when it is in the reverse gear. This could result in transmission going out at anytime. The cause of the noise was undetermined.

- Canada, 00, USA

problem #5

Sep 062001

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer stated there was a noise coming from the transmission area.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 042001

Ram 3500

  • miles


(father on behalf of son) consumer purchased vehicle for his son. There has been a reoccuring constant transmission and transfer case lock up. There have been attempts to rectify this problem but to no avail.

- Unknown, 00, USA

problem #3

Oct 092000

Ram 3500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On several occasions, while driving, consumer states clutch seized and vehicle stalled. Dealer replaced clutch assembly and flywheel and found clutch disc burned out. Customer states the transmission clunks when shifting. Customer states vehicle will buck when attempting to start in 1st gear. Vehicle shudders when driving and customer has completely lost clutch.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #2

May 232001

(reported on)

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • miles
The vehicle could not shift from 2nd to 3rd and to 4th without grinding gears. The consumer states the vehicle was unsafe and was performing poorly.

- Oregon Cit, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 242001

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rpms are racing down and up, and sometimes get stuck in up position. When shifting gears, a clanking noise occurs. Also, when starting up vehicle it will shake. Consumer was told these problems are due to faulty computer and Chrysler will not have a remedy for about 2-3 months. There was noise from rear end when shifting gear. The driver side door was hard to close. The engine had rough idle.

- Danville, KY, USA

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