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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 2500 accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 202004

Ram Van 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,001 miles


Vehicle doesn't defrost. All windows steam up and then ice up. Including front window leaving almost zero visibility. Took to lake Dodge, in (Feb. 2004) and was told it was the recirculation doors rs that were sticking and needed to be lubed up. Seemed to help until Dec. 2004. Windows steamed up and iced up again. Was told by lake Dodge, in that this is a maintenance issue we should take care of. Why should I have to take my entire dash apart to reach these recirculation doors to lube them up every year. First of all, I don't even know what they look like and how to lube them let alone take my entire dash apart without breaking anything! called chrylser and jennifer said she would have so lake Dodge take care of it this time. This is a very serious issue! I have had quite a few close calls. My children and I may not be so lucky the next time!

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 142004

Ram Van 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle doesn't defrost. Windows steam up and ice up, creating zero visibilit out all of the side windows and wraps around the front windows.. this was brought in to South oak Dodge, in Illinois while still under factory warranty, they deodorized the evaporator coil and said I was fixed. Went back a week later with same problem and I was told there is nothing they could do. Called Chrysler and sandy said this is retarded" and she called the dealer, only to tell me, sorry we can't help you. I canT see out my windows. You cant back a van up without mirrors. This is going to result in an accident if this isn't fixed. Very very dangerous.

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 252003

Ram Van 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,700 miles
Vehicle doesn't defrost. Windows steam up, if cold enough ice up. No visibility out all side windows. Brought in while still under factory warranty, they replaced the thermostat. Went back a few weeks later and was told it is a "characteristic" of this vehicle, "put some cardboard in front of the radiator". I tried it and it didn't work. This is going to result in an accident if this isn't fixed.

- Enfield, NH, USA

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