fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,467 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 232004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


Purchased vehicle 2003 with 32,000 miles. At 45,000 miles motor had to be rebuilt.new crankshaft, rod bearings, main bearings, oil pump. 2 days after picking up the truck after work was done, main seal went out and lost oil on highway on my way to work. Everything covered under warranty, but it's just the fact that the truck still has problems with such low mileage and year. Ongoing electrical problem. Fuse for climate control, air bags, ABS brakes, power windows, mirror defrost and reverse lights keeps blowing. Has blown 5 times in the past 3 months. Dealer replaces the fuse, says there is nothing wrong with it.

- Lebanon, IN, USA

problem #3

Dec 042001

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,867 miles
1998-2001 B-van (Dodge full size). The ABS control module is protected with a 40 amp fuse. A 10 ga. Wire comes out of the control module, then this 10 ga. Wire "Y's" out to two 14 ga. Wires. It appears as though the ABS pump or the relay sticks on these vans. Then one of the 14 ga. Wires overheats and catches the wiring harness on fire. The 40 amp fuse does not blow. The fire then continues until the van is fully engulfed in flames. This van was bought back from us by Chrysler Corp. In 2002. The official fire investigation reports conducted by Chrysler were never disclosed to us at verizon.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 072002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving headlights were out intermittently/ amp gauge went to zero. Took to dealer. Please provide vehcile identification number.

- Wagner, OK, USA

problem #1

Jun 302000

Ram 1500

  • miles
On four occasions rear brake light fuses kept blowing out. Dealer notified, and has been continually trying to correct the problem, but unable to locate the cause. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Brewster, NY, USA

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