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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,963 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

May 212000

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

We have tried to get this transmission repaired/replaced since purchase date. We have gone thru the lemon law process, as a result it was labeled a "life threatening malfunction or nonconformity that impedes the consumer's ability to control or operate the vehicle for ordinary use or reasonable intended purposes ore creates a risk of fire or explosion." [rcw 1931183021(18)] we have spoke to many others with transmission problems who own Dodge Ram trucks. I understand now, thru hindsight, that Dodge trucks with this particular transmission are noted for problems.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #6

Mar 082001

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Truck will not shift smoothly into gear. Has called dealer and was told truck problem cannot be repaired.

- Bowersville, GA, USA

problem #5

Jan 302001

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
When travling at any speed vehicle becomes diffcult to change into 3rd or 4th gear. When temperature gets colder situation becomes worse. Contacted dealer, and dealer was willing to replace transmission.

- Seatlle, WA, USA

problem #4

Nov 112000

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer tried to put car in drive and it felt like it was in neutral. To go in reverse has to put it into neutral. To drive it has to be in 2nd gear. Took to dealer.

- Linden, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 022000

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After 500 miles transmission would not shift properly. Took to dealer and there was no transmission.

- Zachary, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 232000

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Several Dodge Ram owner w/ automatic trans and diesel engines have also reported trans problems, this one inparticular would not shift into overdrive at all.

- West Branch, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 232000

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Down shifts to 2nd gear when backing off of accelerator.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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