really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,913 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Aug 022011

Ram 1500

  • 101,000 miles


Throttle cable frayed and stuck in full throttle, I just about rearended someone going 45 miles an hour

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #22

Aug 012009

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
Dashboard and instrument cluster bezel is cracked and large pieces of sharp plastic have broken off.

- Pickens, SC, USA

problem #21

Jul 202011

Ram 1500

  • 84,562 miles
The dashboard on my 2001 Dodge Ram is cracking and falling in on itself.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #20

Jul 012011

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles


Dash board cracked and broken with large gaping hole in center of dashboard

- Forest City, NC, USA

problem #19

Jun 302011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Our dash has been cracking for a while now. Now big chunks have begun to break off. Just hitting a bump in the road will break it off. I am concerned that the air bag will go off and the rest of the dash will explode and cause injuries from flying plastic shards. We take very good car of our truck. This should not be happening.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #18

Apr 262011

Ram 1500

  • 143,400 miles
The dash in my truck has been cracking and falling apart for some time now, some pieces break off and drop inside the dash area where the airbag and all kinds of wiring are, I'm concerned of possible wiring shorts and fires and also concerned about airbag deployment issues. I'm concerned of the potential personal injury that could occur as these plastic pieces are sharp and rigid and either drop inward in the dash or sometimes fall outside the dash onto the seats/floor depending on the size of a bump you might encounter in the road.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #17

Feb 282007

Ram 1500

  • 170,000 miles


Cracking, broken dash pieces falling in behind pass. Airbag, wireing, pedals, ect.

- Meadowlands, MN, USA

problem #16

Dec 152010

Ram 1500

  • 118,375 miles
Dash on truck is cracked and broken and is so brittle you can crumble it in your hand like a cracker. I also owned an 00 Ram that did the same thing. Please get us some help!!

- Norton, VA, USA

problem #15

Mar 292010

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dash is cracked and falling in. Vehicle stops running due to wires being exposed.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #14

Apr 142005

Ram 1500

  • 89,000 miles
It started with a crack on the passenger side. It was a small crack, nothing big. Then I had another one down the middle of the drivers side. A year later there were so many cracks that my dashboard started to have holes and I went out to buy a dashboard cover and now I dont have a dashboard at all. It's so bad that my front plastic that goes around the radio and gauges its so loose that im having to glue it every week!!!!

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 162006

Ram 1500

  • miles


I own a 2001 Dodge Ram pick up. The dash borad started cracking and breaking apart and now I almost do not have a dash borad. It is not legal but unsafe to drive on the roads, claiming cracks of the dash board having left wires exposed to the hot sun and damaged my electrical system.

- Port Isabel, TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 012003

Ram 1500

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard cracked into pieces and the speedometer does not work. The dealer stated that the warranty for the interior of the vehicle expired at 36,000 miles. The estimated cost to repair the dashboard front cap is between $450-$600. The contact feels that the failure is a fabric defect and the manufacturer should be responsible for the repair cost. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 37,000 and current mileage was 67,179.

- Anmoore, WV, USA

problem #11

Jan 102009

Ram 1500

  • 142,792 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked and falling apart. The dealer stated that it would cost over $800 to replace the dashboard at the contact's expense. The contact was informed that there was a report on the failure by a Florida news Agency. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were less than 142,792.

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #10

Jun 082007

Ram 1500

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact entered the vehicle and noticed that the dashboard was cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. It was implied that the contact placed his foot on top of the passenger side dashboard, which may have caused the failure. The manufacturer stated that the dealer would repair the dashboard at the cost of $367. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 59,000 and current mileage was 76,800.

- Osceola, IN, USA

problem #9

Oct 232008

Ram 1500

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact noticed that the entire dashboard was beginning to crack into pieces. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. He did not notice any differences beforehand. The current and failure mileages were 62,000.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #8

Sep 152003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Dash is cracked and falling apart. Can produce sharp projectiles during crash or hard stop.

- West, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 012004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dash is falling into itself, large holes. He has not taken the vehicle to the dealer because it is no longer under warranty. He stated that he used the reflector to block the sun from entering the vehicle. However, the failure continued to occur. The current mileage was 120,000 and failure mileage was 66,000. Updated 01/11/08. The consumer stated the dashboard is craked. Updated

- 29 Palms , CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab rwd. In the past two years my dashboard has crumbled. Pieces are actually starting to fall into the firewall. I can touch the dash with one finger and apply minimal pressure and the dash spider webs. This truck has less than 100K miles and is parked under a covered shed at home. This is ridiculous and seems to me to be a real safety issue.

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #5

Apr 052003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact noticed a long crack in the center of the dashboard, spreading in the direction of the passenger side. The crack was approximately a foot long. He also noticed smaller cracks were present. As of June 27, 2007, numerous cracks were found on the dashboard, possibly more than fifteen. The dealer stated that the cracks are not covered under warranty. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage is 120,000 and failure mileage was 24,000.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 and the dashboard has multiple cracks in it. I went to the Dodge dealer and the say they haven't had any complaints on the dashboard. That's bull, my father has a 2500 Dodge and he has the exact same problem with his dash. It's a problem Dodge doesn't want to address.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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