fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,880 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 182005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,520 miles


Dt the return hose to the power steering rubbed a whole in the hose and it leak fluid. Which caused the consumer to have no power steering. The consumer contacted the dealer and they offered to order a new hoses. T his happened on July 18, 2005.

- Wayne, OK, USA

problem #3

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The power steering box and power steering hose failed and a bad connection in the steering wheel caused the airbag and cruise control to fail. Nlm

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #2

Apr 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
My wife had been driving the truck shopping. Before she returned home she stopped at our daughters house. The truck was parked at the curbside and was shut off. She had been in the house just a few minutes when the horn started blowing from melt down and they looked out window and saw the engine area in flames and smoke. The battle creek, mi. Fire dept. Was called to put out the fire. Per state farm ins. Investigation they determined that a hose had come off of the power steering and sprayed on to the hot engine causing it to go up in flames. We do not have any reports in hand, but the claims contact is paul 1-616-372-4041, at state farm ins. We do want this investigated, however my wife does not want anything done until the dealership/Chrysler has tried to make a settlement with us prior to stirring up any problems. Thank you, james S. kilburn. If you need to contact her at work her name is nancy kilburn, @1-517-2396 X-226.

- Coldwater, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 262000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering line blewout, and there was no steering.

- Greeley, CO, USA

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