really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,313 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 15 of 25)

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problem #214

Jul 152008

Ram 1500

  • 198,000 miles


I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. Noticed walking around my truck one day a crack in my dashboard starting at the windshield running to the driver compartment. A closer look revealed 5 more cracks. I didn't think it was old enough for this to happen but decided to go online to order a replacement dash. I was very surprised to find numerous complaints from other Dodge Ram owners having the same problem. A video of a news report from a Florida tv station is where I found out about this site. They urged any Ram owner with this problem to contact your site. I will most likely pay to have this fixed. My concern is that there was a defect in material from the vendor Dodge used for the dashboards and they will not own up to it. The news report made me have concerns about pieces of the dash falling in on the passenger airbag or causing electrical problems and possibly some safety issues.

- Tuckerton, NJ, USA

problem #213

Feb 172006

Ram 1500

  • 37,000 miles
Dashboard is cracked in several different locations, has a couple of very sharp pieces of plastic protruding from dash, could harm a passenger in the event of an accident. The truck was kept in excellent condition, armor all'ed and kept in a garage most of its life. There is currently a cover made out of a very light material to cover the defect, however, in the event of a serious accident the plastic could easily penetrate the cover and potentially severely harm a passenger.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #212

Jan 012004

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
Several years ago the dashboard began cracking in my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The condition has continued to worsen as time goes by. Large pieces are falling down into the dash area and may cause shorting out or exposing wiring.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #211

Jul 132007

Ram 1500

  • 60,000 miles


Cracked dashboard. No off road use or accident. Multiple cracks originating on passenger side on the front of dash between vent and windshield. Sharp, cracked plastic above the passenger air bag area.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #210

Jul 212008

Ram 1500

  • 81,600 miles
Cracked dash on 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.

- Silsbee, TX, USA

problem #209

Mar 262005

Ram 1500

  • 39,500 miles
Just filing this complaint of the Dodge Ram dash. It has fell to pieces, some of the pieces are football sized. If you type in Dodge Ram dash on google, you will find a ton of forums with people having the same problem. Talked to Dodge customer service and was told they could not help me with any thing. It seems with all the people having the same problem, it is a manufacture defect in the plastic. I have a 2001 Ram 1500 now with 91,000 miles. When I bought the truck it had 39,500 miles and a small crack in the dash. Now there is hardly a dash left. I just hope that a piece of plastic does not fall through and make the airbag deploy or not deploy when it should. Thanks, mad Dodge owner.

- Dry Fork, VA, USA

problem #208

Jun 102008

Ram 1500

  • 83,000 miles


The dash board had split and broken. Over half the dashboard is cracked.

- Frederica, DE, USA

problem #207

May 012007

Ram 1500

  • 45,000 miles
Dashboard and front bezel cracked for no reason.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #206

Feb 012006

Ram 1500

  • 85,000 miles
The dash on my 2001 Dodge Ram caved in last year and I replaced it yesterday for $548. I was told it is a problem with the 2001.

- Sullivan, MO, USA

problem #205

May 202005

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles
Dash board in 2001 Dodge Ram is completely falling apart. Started only 3 years after owning truck. This is completely ridiculous! truck has been pretty good other than dashboard, but I feel like Dodge needs to do a recall on these things.

- Petal, MS, USA

problem #204

Jan 012004

Ram 1500

  • miles


2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 - dash has practically disintegrated - cracks and huge holes in the dashboard and sharp edges on the pieces that are left. Unsafe since electrical wiring and air bags are under dash. No recall has been issued as of yet.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #203

Jun 252008

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dodge Ram 1500 cracked dashboard.

- Pine Bush, NY, USA

problem #202

Feb 152008

Ram 1500

  • 84,000 miles
I, like many others are experiencing cracked dash problems. I have had my 2000 Ram 1500 and now my 2001 Ram 1500 dashes crack and fall apart. The dealerships tell me that Dodge does not support repair or replacement of the dash. They no longer stock and back orders are ignored the dash and the instrument bezel that cracks over a short period of time. This is a safety issue as the 2000 truck was totaled in a wreck and I was injured by the dash debris and not the accident.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #201

Nov 142007

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dash board on my 2001 Dodge 1500 cracked replaced with new dash board and recracked within a month in a different area.

- Oklahoma City , OK, USA

problem #200

Jun 122008

Ram 1500

  • 94,000 miles
Dash is cracking in several places. One huge crack down the center, its basically in 2 pieces right now. Several other places, the dash is caving in, breaking into pieces and falling inside.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #199

Jan 102008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
I along with other owners own a 2001 Dodge Ram truck that has the whole dash cracking and falling apart. The dealers/ Chrysler is of no help with this problem. This is an apparent defect in the material or the way the dashes were made.

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #198

Jun 212005

Ram 1500

  • 34,000 miles
Dash cap on 98 -2002 1500- 3500 Dodge trucks dash caps start cracking al over from left to right made out of plastic these are faulty and Dodge knows it or they would not stock them. And charge you $460 for that piece of plastic something should be done about it.

- Oakland Park, FL, USA

problem #197

May 012008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. My dashboard began collapsing. My wife called Dodge and they advised her that it was not their problem because although this is happening a lot, there is no recall. They further advised her to call local dealerships to see if they could help. The dealerships advised that there would a $100-$200 deductible and they would get back to us, to date they have not. She called steve cooper at local 6 news who did a story on the issue.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #196

Jun 012006

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles
My 2001 Dodge Ram truck has cracked dashboard that has literally fallen apart. A quick search on the internet shows this is a very common problem that Dodge refuses to fix.

- Union Bridge, MD, USA

problem #195

May 202008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck has cracks all through the dashboard and parts of it have broke of into dash.

- Fairless Hills , PA, USA

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