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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,750 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 Van 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 272011

Ram Van 1500 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the tie rod on the front drivers side detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The contact expressed concern over a potential crash if the failure occurred while driving. The failure mileage was 84,000. Updated 08/31/11

- Minster, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 102005

Ram Van 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles
I have a Dodge van 1500 with 22000 miles. The tie rod ends failed, and the ball joints are in the process of failing. I replaced the tie rod ends and will have to replace the ball joints soon.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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