8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$530.00
Average Mileage:
83,591 miles
Total Complaints:
597 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Dodge should issue a recall (378 reports)
  2. replace dash (119 reports)
  3. not sure (81 reports)
  4. bought a dash cover (8 reports)
  5. glue it back together (5 reports)
  6. dodge needs to pay for 1/2 or all the cost of parts/repair (2 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 accessories - interior problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 20 of 30)

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problem #217

Apr 082009

Ram 1500 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

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

im a dodge person, ive owned 2 dodge ram pick-ups and both dashes have cracked. my 1999 dodge ram is so bad i hate driving it cause its starting to rattle !!!!! my 2001 dodge ram has two huge cracks on it ,one at both ends of the dash.dodge needs to do something for dodge ram owners ive seen too many complaints about the dashes cracking. or dodge can just fold like the rest and ill buy a different make!!!!!!

- , Buffalo, MN, USA

problem #216

Jan 152002

Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

I'm really disappointed on how many complaints there are on this particular problem! I feel Dodge should replace the Dash, and Bezel at no cost to the consumer! But considering the current problems with the automotive industry......not likely to happen! Very Disappointed! I also own a 09 Challenger thats had a couple of issue also! The one the dealer can't seem to take care of is low tire pressure sensor...... according to the dealer parts are backorder, been for months! I've been a Mopar fan for along time, but considering a change! What ashame!

- , Glendale, CA, USA

problem #215

Mar 012004

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

I had the same problem the rest of you have had. My dash is no longer existing at this point. I called the dealer, and the manufacturer, they both told me it's a "Southern heat issue" and that "it's too hot where you live". My reply was then quit selling the junky SOBs in the south. From reading the rest of the complaints on this site it looks like it happens all over the country. I checked on the parts, and the dash is about $400, and the instrument trim panel is $350. They want another $550 to install it. I'm waiting on the recall.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #214

Oct 272008

Ram 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

I am a College student and I prefer trucks. I bought this truck because it runs great. The only problem with this truck is the fact that the dash is cracked. There are a lot of cracks that go all the way across the dash. When you drive the dash shakes!!! This needs to be taken care of.

- , Robinson, IL, USA

problem #213

Sep 102008

Ram 1500 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

Dash started cracking several months ago, this morning on the way to work, a huge chuck of the dash broke off, and now i have a hug hole in my dash. I have been researching this problem ever since i first started seeing cracks months back, and have seen ALOT of people with the same problem all over the united states. I doubt Dodge will do anything about it, i will be going to the dealership and get pricing on a full replacement.

I love Dodge, but this really sucks.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #212

Mar 092001

Ram 1500 Ex Cab 4x4 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles

I BOUGHT NEW IN MARCH OF O1 A 2001 DODGE RAM 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 WITH OFF ROAD PACKAGE IT WENT DOWN HILL FROM THERE. WAS ALWAYS GARAGED NEVER ABUSED OR EVEN TAKEN OFF ROAD SO HEAR GOES I.E. HARD STARTING ,WINDOW SWITCHES CEASED TO WORK , DASH CRACKED ALL TO HELL AC WENT OUT ,CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CONTINUOUSLY COMES ON EVEN AFTER BEING SERVICED ,U JOINTS ,DRIVE AND FRONT AXLE HAVE REPEATEDLY NEEDED REPLACING AND I HAVE HARLY IF EVER NEEDED TO USE THE 4 WHEEL DRIVE. TRANSFER CASE CRACKED BECAUSE OF BAD U JOINT VIBRATION. YOU NAME THIS DODGE IS JUNK NEVER ABUSED I HAVE HAD IT BACK TO DEALER AND CALLED CORPORATE BUT NO LUCK I CANT EVEN GET A DECENT AMOUNT FOR IT TO TRADE IN ALSO PAINT PEALING AND RUST ALONG BOTTOM FORMING AND IT IS WASHED AND WAXED ON A REGULAR BASIS WE NEED A CLASS ACTIN LAWSUIT AT LEAST WE MIGHT GET SOME TYPE OF COMPENSATION DODGE SUCKS

- , Joliet, IL, USA

problem #211

Mar 042009

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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

i love my truck it runs great looks great drives great but this f*cking dash sucks it started a few months ago and i hit a pot hole now i have 2 huge holes in my dash now the wires are exposed to the sun how many dodge ram trucks have to catch on fire

before dodge re-calls this huge flaw in my 2001 dodge ram sport pull your heads out of your asses dodge and fix this problem!!!

- , Pulaski, TN, USA

problem #210

May 152006

Ram 1500 LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Been a Dodge man for the last 20yrs never had much of a problem till now, thought i was the only one with this problem now i know there are a he_ _ of a lot of us that are being Screwed by Dodge because of their cheap crap of a dash.Dodge went cheap and used a low grade of plastic in their Dodge Rams, they should be held accountable, hate to say it but lets file a lawsuit against them.

- , Ft,Recovery, OH, USA

problem #209

Aug 002006

Ram 1500 Laramie SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

I have a dashboard that started cracking in 2006, as time went on, it started breaking off pieces, I had to have it duct taped together like a jigsaw puzzle in 2008, by the end of 2008 I don't have much of a dashboard and it has caved in badly, now in 2009 cracks are running down the front face plate where a/c vents are and steering wheel and pulling away from last remnants of dash. I am searching for other truck owners with same issues and what to do, this is bad, I have been quoted over $900.00 for this repair. Can't afford repair, I am concerned this collapse in dashboard may bring on other dangers.

- , Moorpark, CA, USA

problem #208

Nov 112004

Ram 1500 Sport 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

I bought two new dodge trucks in the year 2001. A dodge 2001 ram 1500 and a doge 3500 diesel that was also a 2001 . Around the year 2004 on both trucks the dash started falling apart. By 2005 almost all the wires in the dash were exposed and I have been told that I have to be concerned with the vehicles having a fire starting because the exposed wires in the dash can become brittle and cause a short. The dodge dealer refuses to take care of the problem and because of that I will never buy a dodge anything ever again.

Dan Fasciano

- , Pipinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #207

Apr 012009

Ram 1500 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Boo.... Dodge, Why won't they issue a recall!!! MY truck is mint, besides the dashboard. How am I ever gonna sell it now?

- , Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #206

Apr 192004

Ram 1500 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,124 miles

I purchased the truck used and it had a couple of cracks in it when I got it.The dash has so many cracks in it now that pieces of the dash pop out when ever I hit a pot hole or railroad tracks.This is one of the cheapest, poorest excuses for a dash I have ever seen.Everyone I know that has a Dodge truck or van has the same problem. I think Dodge should recall such a poorly constructed dash.

-northtexan

- , Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #205

Oct 302008

Ram 1500 ST 5.2L V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles

First truck I have owned long enough to have it paid off. I have worked hard to keep it in good looking and mechanical condition. The dash has not so much as had a piece of paper laid on it and it just decided to self destruct. If Dodge will not replace them they should at the very least, offer a replacement with a substantial guarantee and for a reasonable price. I will say it is the best truck I have ever owned mechanically. It's unfortunate that one highly visible defective part cannot be replaced without the fear of the replacement failing.

I am surprised that no aftermarket companies have jumped at the opportunity to resolve a problem that Dodge is incapable or unwilling to address.

Sincerely Disappointed.

- , Newark, OH, US

problem #204

Oct 102008

Ram 1500 Sport V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 152,000 miles

Here I was thinking I was the only one with this problem! About six months ago I noticed my dashboard was cracking. At a fairly quick rate, the cracking spread across the dash and this last weekend (4/18/2009) my dash collapsed under the weight of a paperback book! Now I have a huge hole (1' wide x 8" deep) and numerous other sections ready to fall in. Looking closer at the pieces it is readily apparent that the plastic used in the dash is way too thin and was poorly designed (or designed to only last a few years before replacement). A recall is definitely warranted here.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #203

Feb 112009

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

I am obviously not alone with this cracked dash problem. Seems to be hundreds, if not thousands of Dodge Rams with this problem.

I read that Chrysler was considering some type of customer relief back in 2007 but cannot find any current information regarding a solution?

Thanks

Carl

- , Converse, TX, USA

problem #202

Aug 102005

Ram 1500 Laramie Slt V8 318

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

I'm surprised by the super thin, fragile material used for the dash. My dash is cracking like a boiled egg.

- , Texas City, TX, USA

problem #201

Mar 312009

Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,750 miles

Just the other day I parked my truck and went in the store, and when I came out a while later, I noticed the dash fell in. I got a hold of the recall people and they said they will investigate it. The recall people said for me to tell everyone that had this problem to call them and file a complaint with them. So pass this on to everyone you know, because the more people that file a complaint, the bigger the issue will seem to Dodge, and they will have to issue a recall and fix it.

- , Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #200

Mar 032008

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I noticed my dash was cracking, but it was not a 3.0 on the Richter scale, it was an 8.0 and I think it was following the San Andreas fault line. I literally had black holes in it where you could fall through it and be absorbed! Naturally, Dodge concluded that it was an anomaly and stated it was in the sun too much! I have been reading the same from unlimited frustrated owners. Based on my experience, I will not buy another Dodge and it is sad that an entity of this size will soon fail because of it's own ineptitude....

- , Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #199

Dec 092008

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

It sure was disturbing to find that the dealership wanted several hundred dollars for this obviously low quality part. Fortunately I was able to find one at a salvage yard for a fraction of the cost ($60).

- , Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #198

Nov 182008

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

On Nov. of 08 I notice 2 cracks in dashboard of my ram 1500 2001 truck I wasn't very happy about it. Went on the internet to see if there was some way to remedy the problem only finding that there are others with the same problem . I gave Chrysler a call to complain in which they told me to go a dealer and see what they say. Showed the Service manager the 2 cracks . He noted the cracks and said he get back to me after speaking to the Chrysler Service Rep. I did not hear from them . 6months have gone by. Now I have 3 cracks in the dash Went back to the dealer, said the manager I had spoken to no longer was with them - that was a lie. I could see the the person in back. Well anyway they took pictures & got back to me within 2 days, told me it was not under warranty therefore if I wanted to have it fixed, I would have pay for it. I Called Chrysler again and they said they couldn't do anything.

- , Newington, CT, US

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