pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
154,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. had the transmission rebuilt at 54000 miles (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 132013

Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles


Screw Dodge! How one day the reverse don't work what the hell kind of transmission did dodge put together, left over parts.. this is annoying no reverse. hard to find a parking spot, can't tow my boat. what kind of truck can't TOW!!! A DODGE!!!!! Dodge should rebuild everyone's transmission free!! RECALL THIS SH*TTY 46RE!!


- , Danville, VA, USA

problem #4

Feb 242010

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

5 months ago,I went out and bought a used 2001 ram 1500 4+4 for $7,000. cash...

5 months later no reverse, tranny has gone to sh*t!!! I thought I was getting a good deal,

I got screwed!!!! Never buy a dodge again!!!!!!!

- , Phillipsburg, NJ, US

problem #3

Nov 062009

Ram 1500 Sport 4x4 Quad Cab 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

After getting stuck in 2 feet of mud I put the thing in 4x4 hi and punched the gas in drive and reverse. That didn't work so I put it in 4x4 lo and punched it in drive and reverse and got out. After that half hour later I was driving home and I heard a loud ass grinding noise and pulled over & checked my tires. I found nothing so went to eat and tried pulling out of the parking space and reverse wouldn't go. So I punched it again and nothing happened.

- , Zion, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 142005

Ram 1500 SLT Larame 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

The reverse problem was not the end. I had just purchased this Dodge from a reputable Truck Dealer for what was the high end on the kelly book. However upon the test drive there seemed to be nothing wrong. I drove it about 1/2 a mile. I do not believe one can find out what they need to know during a test drive. Anyway the truck was in good shape. Ran good, no visible rust, no noises to speak of. About a month or two, after I purchased the truck I took it to a transmission place to have the fluid changed. Thats when the problem came to light. the tech showed me the reverse valve was a float and there were enough shavings on the bottom of the pan to melt down and make a horse shoe. There was no recovery due to it was over the time and mile limit for any kind of recovery from the dealer where I bought it. So $1800.00 plus later and now two years has past the warranty has run out for the repair and I am now getting a whining noise while using reverse. I sold a Nissan Pick up that I bought new to get this Dodge. The Nissan had 174500 miles on it. I am annel about maintenance. The Nissan never burned oil still ran strong at the time I sold it. I am getting tired of kicking myself in the a--. The Dodge is a fine truck for what I do with it. Its a short wheel base std cab with a 360 ci. I have a plow on the front. The turning radius and power is fantastic. Unfortunately Its the dam tranny that caused me the headaches.

- , Johnstown, ME, USA

problem #1

Jan 032009

Ram 1500 Magnum 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250,000 miles

Well after many many miles of trouble free driving my old faithful has began to be a pain.first off a few months ago the transmission would not pull found out the filter was completely plugged. had filter and fluid changed and everything was good until last weekend i parked at wal mart after about a fifty mile drive and she wouldn't shift into reverse. all other gears are fine except for reverse. there was no warning ,no noise or nothing just will not work in reverse, oh well i was going for a half million miles .

- , Gould, AR, USA

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