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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

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1995 Dodge Ram Van 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1995 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #18

Oct 132004

Ram Van 1500

  • 300,000 miles

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

The dealership was unable to perform the ignition switch wiring recall #00V135000, and the throttle cable recall# 01V037000 because the parts were not available. It has been 60 days. Recall campaign; the consumer stated that it has now been 3 months and the parts are still not available. The consumer has since found a part on his own.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #17

Mar 262002

Ram Van 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Throttle control cable was repaired under campaign id 01V037000. Less than 500 miles later, throttle cable failed while driving. Vehicle checked by another dealer, who advised consumer that recall repairs did not properly repair the first time. Dealer advised consumer that first dealer did not add all necessary components. Consumer states hood latch and ignition switch repaired under recall campaign (01V-040 and 00V-135) but failed again.

- Reids Spring, MO, USA

problem #16

Jan 012001

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
While traveling on highway speed control will surge, and ignition switch will short out. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #15

May 222001

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles

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

Prior to recall notification (00V135000) consumer experienced stalling, intermittent fan motor failure and problems with the radio, which all contributed to the ignition switch being faulty and therefore was replaced, consumer is seeking reimbursement.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 022001

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
After elec. Ingnition harness replaced under recall vehicle has had numerous electrical related faliures. Headlight switch melted in dash 2X's causing smoke and or fire condition. A/C failure, no power to compressor. Bucking, missing, hesitation at idle and all speeds. Buck, miss, hesistation can not be diagnoised by numerous dealers or private mechanics. Have spent over $1700 replacing parts (PCM, egr selonoid, egr gasket, tps sensor, iat motor, O2 sensor, fuel pump, fuel regulator) to remedy problem. So far no help. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #13

Sep 012000

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
While driving vehicle started smoking from dashboard. Then, when driver turned off head lights smoke stopped, and vehicle was still on fire. Consumer had received manufacturer's recall # 875 that said ignition switch could cause electrical problems, but dealer would not honor recall.

- Center, KY, USA

problem #12

Feb 272001

Ram Van 1500

  • miles

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

Consumer had received a recall notice 875 for ignition switch. Vehicle could catch on fire in the instrument panel. Dealer did not took care of this recall.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #11

Feb 022001

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
The vehicle caught fire prior to recall notice 00V-135, they complained of a burning smell emmiting from the vehicle on 2 occasions but the dealer never investigated the source of the problem, soon after the vehicle caught fire while parked. Nlm

- Mason, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 032000

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge has malfunctioned, moving up and down, going from a full tank of fuel to half a tank of fuel, which prevented driver to identify the correct fuel reading. Also, having other problems. Consumer has contacted the dealer. This vehicle had problem with ignition switch. Radio and the fan motor speeding up and down, the vehicle to lose power occasionaly. The air bag light comes on and off irregularly.

- Talladoga, AL, USA

problem #9

Jul 262000

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Recall 00V135000/ignition switch/wiring: After contacting dealer concerning recall notice, dealer urged consumer to take vehicle back to where he bought it. Again asking NHTSA's help in this matter.

- Muskogee, OK, USA

problem #8

Feb 152000

Ram Van 1500

  • miles

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

Received two recall notices: 00V135000/ignition switch/ wiring, and 99V214000/ suspension. Still was unable to get dealer to honor recalls. On two occasions, dealer had informed consumer that parts were available, and an appointment was set. When consumer arrived they informed him that parts were not available. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter. Feel free to provide further details.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 151999

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
PE 99 031, ignition switch; vehicle experiencing problem with ignition switch causing smoke from steering column; also when condition gets too hot it melts the bottom of steering column cover, and unable to remove from ignition switch. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.

- Astatula, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 191999

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
PE99031, defective wiring harness, caused malfunctioning of the ignition switch. Also power window would not operate/ airbag light stayed on/ air conditioner fan malfunctioned, and the wires were melted together, which may have caused a fire.

- Oneida, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 111998

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Ignition switch failure burned causing vehicle fire.

- Gates, NC, USA

problem #4

Aug 041998

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Ignition switch gets hot while driving. Also, switch has been replaced and a heat shield was added problem returned. Dealer found cause to be too many amps from vehicle accessories, causing overloading of switch and overheating

- Ayden, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 011997

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
The wires in the ignition switch became hot and began smoking.

- Baroda, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 201996

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When air conditioner is in use the ignition wires heat up to the point of melting vinyl casing.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 071996

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
The ignition switch it melting the inside plastic.

- Merritt Isla, FL, USA

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