pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
94,535 miles
Total Complaints:
86 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dodge should recall the dash (49 reports)
  2. not sure (17 reports)
  3. new one (10 reports)
  4. replace dashboard (10 reports)
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #6

Jun 182008

Ram 1500 5.2L, 318

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,757 miles


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cracked dashboard cracked dashboard cracked dashboard cracked dashboard

See how big that crack is. It was like that in less than one day.

- , Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #5

May 102006

Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

dodge should be paying for this problem or at least helping with it because this is my second dash and i'm tired of buying new ones

- , West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 232007

Ram 1500 Quad Cab SLT Laramie 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles

Like the others reported, my dash started out with small cracks that grew over time. After reading about Daimler/Chrysler lack of ownership of the problem, I decided to fix it myself with the Coverlay plastic dash cover. It look OK, not as good as a new dash but certainly better than the cracked one. The only caveat is that it will only work if your dash is relatively intact. Those of you with the huge holes will probably not be able to use this fix.

- , Princeton, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 302007

(reported on)

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


I have already called dodge dealerships around the area and they have stated its on a case to case basis but even the rep on the recall line where I got my reference number told me it should be on recall also because they (2001 dodge rams) are all the same dashboards. I know a lot fo people with dodge rams that have already had to have their dashboards replaced but I can't afford it and some of us just have out nice trucks looks like crap because of the broken up dash. I hope dodge fixes this because I really do love my truck but i think this will definitely interfere with me buying anyone if they don't help with this. I do believe they know they are wrong. I wrote the local news station that had a lot of media on this from Pt Cruisers to Neons so rams are not the only on it is happening to. They haven yet contacted me back yet but I do plan on hearing something!!

- , Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012007

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,500 miles

Just what to no if there is a defect under dash that caused it or why it happened all of a sudden.

- , Henderson, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 052007

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Yes, my truck only has 25K miles on it so I'm really miffed that the dash has about 15 cracks all over and the fabric over-head is disintegrating. I've used a reflective sunshade since day one when I brought my truck home so it's not due to my neglect. Dodge sure doesn't make them like they used to nor do they back their product. Guess who I WON'T be buying my next truck from!

- , La Place, LA, USA

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