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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Dodge Ram Van 2500 accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 212005

Ram Van 2500 8-cyl

  • miles


2001 Ram hood safety latch malfunctioned. The consumer contacted the manufacturer about this malfunction. While driving 30-40 mph the hood came open and smashed into the windshield. The consumer believes he should be reimbursed for this malfunction because a the latch of the 1994-1999 Dodge Ram had been recalled and he believes they have the same latch.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 242004

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
(1) 2001 Dodge Ram hood latch corrosion (2) hood latch released while driving in rush hour traffic on highway going 60 mph. Blinded by hood when it flew up. Hood completely damaged, windsheild cracked and cab of truck damaged (3) DaimlerChrysler claims no responsibity even though this part was recalled on prior years Ram. I have to make insurance claim and have truck repaired and new hood latch installed.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 062003

Ram Van 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 56,000 miles
While driving 45 mph hood flew up and smashed the windshield. This caused the driver's vision to be distorted. After traveling on the highway for approx. 45 minutes, the consumer drove around a traffic circle. After exiting the circle, the hood flew up. Trying to get off the road, the consumer almost slammed into a parked vehicle all because the safety latch failed.

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #5

May 302002

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles


The hood blew up while driving down the interstate.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #4

Jun 142002

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While driving 45 mph and without warning hood was released, resulting in minor damage to hood. Dealer has been notified; however, was not willing to investigate malfunction.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 042002

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While driving 30 mph and without warning hood unlatched, resulting in a broken window, and crumpled the hood. Dealership will fix the problem because vehicle is still under warranty.

- Cushing, OK, USA

problem #2

May 252002

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While driving hood unlatched and blocked windshield, unabling driver to see. Had to hold hood with ropes. Dealer contacted.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 172001

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
While traveling at 35-40 mph vehicle hood flew backward. Dealer and manufacturer have been contacted.

- Terryville, CT, USA

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