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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,913 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 132004

Ram Van 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer took vehicle to dealer for alignment, and it was discovered that the upper ball joints needed to be replaced. Consumer was informed by dealer that the wheel was close to coming off. Dealer repaired vehicle at consumer's expense.......

- Lake City, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 142004

Ram Van 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,740 miles
When the steering wheel was turned left or right there was a loud squeaking sound coming from the wheels. Dealer inspected the vehicle and found that the upper and lower ball joints were worn out.

- Gray, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252003

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle having alignment problems. Took vehicle to dealer, who diagnosed that all front ball joints have failed.

- Owenton, KY, USA

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