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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 1 of 2)

problem #27

Feb 122009

Ram Van 2500

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V555000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) and immediately called the dealer. A technician stated that he would have to pay a diagnostic fee prior to the repair and the parts were unavailable. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #26

Nov 302006

Ram Van 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on the highway, the vehicle hesitated and lost power without warning. It was maneuvered off the road and towed to the dealer, who determined the transmission needed to be replaced. Also, while driving various speeds, the driver seat moved. The dealer determined a bolt fractured and the track needed to be replaced.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #25

Nov 102003

Ram Van 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The vehicle slipped out of gear and the body separated from the chassis on the passenger side front.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #24

Aug 252004

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

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

Transmission was defective. Consumer picked up the vehicle from the dealership after they repaired it. While driving 65 mph consumer heard a loud clanking noise and the rpms shot up from 2000 to 7000 rpms. Consumer almost lost control of the vehicle. Consumer eventually pulled over to the side of the road. The transmission only had 1st and 2nd gears, and had to drive in second gear only.

- East Freetown, MA, USA

problem #23

Jan 302004

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • miles
Engine warning light kept illuminating. Consumer stated engine slipped. Dealer determined that engine heads and transmission needed to be replaced.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #22

Feb 072003

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission made a squeaking noise and then locked up.

- Hill Top Lakes, TX, USA

problem #21

Jun 012001

Ram Van 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer states that while driving transmission makes a "knocking" noise, especially when vehicle is changing gears. Dealer has inspected vehicle 4X and is unable to determine cause.

- Reserve, LA, USA

problem #20

Jun 132002

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I got 2 month out of the replacement part because of the mileage now I have to replace it again $550 every 2 month because Dodge doesn't want to admit there is a problem with this transmission (47re).

- Griffith, IN, USA

problem #19

Aug 062002

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed while driving due to transmission sensor. Consumer was almost involved in a collision.

- Brampton, CD, USA

problem #18

Jun 122002

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At low speed and with out warning gear will pop out of set gear and vehicle will then stall. Dealer has been notified. However, mechanic was unable to solve the problem.

- Taylorsville, GA, USA

problem #17

May 072002

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When pulling fifth wheel trailer or going up a hill, transmission tried to find a gear or keep shifting back and forth until a gear was found. Also, engine will over rev. Contacted dealer who indicated to shift automatic vehicle like it was a standard. Consumer states the trailer is always pulled with the overdrive turned off and that the shifting problem is in any gear when the rpms drop, below 2000 rpms.

- Coarsegold, CA, USA

problem #16

May 062002

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When taking off and vehicle goes into high gear it starts chugging. When accelerating vehicle will decelerate. Dealer contacted. Please add VIN.

- Port Clinton, OH, USA

problem #15

May 152001

Ram Van 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Transmission has gone out three times: First time was in May 02 when his clutch plates burned out and had to be replaced. Since then he has had to replace his coverter torch which were bad, causing solenoid pack to be replaced. Then, last time selenoid had again to be replaced.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #14

Apr 042002

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Without warning and while placing vehicle in reverse, a loud grinding noise came from under the hood.

- Mcdougna, GA, USA

problem #13

Mar 042002

Ram Van 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought the truck in Sept.01 and overdrive went out in Jan 02and now again in March 02 seems everyone is having this problem I am currently putting in a 6spd conversion kit which is costing me $4000.

- Avon, IL, USA

problem #12

Jan 142002

Ram Van 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge says they dont have a problem but everyone you talk to has had a nut come off of 5th gear some more than once.

- Avon, IL, USA

problem #11

Jan 112002

Ram Van 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving to work (62-miles), the engine seemed to provide no power to transmission. I parked the truck and noticed red colored transmission fluid dripping where transmission meets the engine (seal). Truck was towed to anderson Dodge in rockford, il. There was no transmission fluid leakage on my driveway where I park the vehicle at home.

- Waterloo, WI, USA

problem #10

Jul 152001

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake shoes had 65% of the pads remaining however the rivets holding the pads onto the brake shoes came loose on 3 of the four brakes.the service mgr. Told me that he felt this is a defect of the brakes however I still had to pay the entire bill.the auto matic transmission has leaked fluid after 5 different attempts to fix it by the dealer.still leaks

- Spring Mills, PA, USA

problem #9

May 012001

Ram Van 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck parked, engine running. Tried to remove igntion key from the outside of the vehicle, vehicle rolled downhill, possible transmission slippage.indicated in park the whole time.crashed after rolling into neighbor's yard

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #8

May 312001

(reported on)

Ram Van 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 50mph there would be a high pitch whine. Going 45mph would have a dronning noise/ out of round. Have taken vehicle to dealership, and was informed that noise was noticeable. Mechanic waiting on technical service bulletin before repairing transmission. Dealer informed consumer to only use overdrive even when towing.

- Lake Wood, WA, USA

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