really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 092001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


There was a partial fire under the hood near the steering column on the drivers side, fire originated at the elctrical distribution panel from the vehicles charging system.(claim#43-R794-475)

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

May 132002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire while traveling and totaling vehicle. Dealer and the manufacturer have been notified.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #3

Nov 182001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle started to smoke just as the consumer had parked it and got out. Black smoke was puring from under the hood. Vehicle was totaled Chrysler was sending someone out to inspect and determine cause of fire.

- Morrison, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 292000

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving on the interstate all of the gauges quit working. While attempting to pullover the horn started to blow and the lights started going off and on. I was able to pullover but the truck would not turn off. A short time later my wife smelled electrical smoke. I opened the hood and the fuse box was on fire. I was able to extinguish the fire and the truck was towed to music city Dodge in murfreesboro tn. After two months vehicle was repaired, explanation by dealer was battery cable not properly installed at the factory.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Vehicle experienced an under the hood fire while parked. Local fire department arrived to extinguish the fire. Towed to dealer, and informed consumer that cause was due to the power center shortage failure. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Romulus, MI, USA

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