really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
132,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2000 Dodge Ram 2500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 272010

Ram 2500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles


We bought a Dodge Ram 2500 truck for the wife to hual her horse trailer with around 4 years ago. We have been driving it for those 4 years and it have put 130k miles on it. We really never had a mechanical problem one with it until lately. All of a sudden about 30 days ago it started to 'quit running' as it was being driven down the road. When it quit running it displays a 'no bus' message by the speedometer. We had our mechanic put it on the scope to determine what the problem was. They chased it down to the ignition switch on the column - per that diagnostic machine. So we replaced the ignition switch as was indicated. That did not solve the problem. Since then it quits running repeatedly once it is warmed up. At one incident later that same week it took 3 hours to go 4 miles to home because it quit running every 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile. We returned to the machanic and described the same problem and they put it on the same scope they had it on before. They said they couldnt find anything wrong with it. But he did say to bring it back in if it happens again and we will look at it again. Talk about pulling my hair out, I would have gone to jail for a long time if I would have followed through with what was running through my mind. Bring it back in, I told him why dont you drive it for awhile instead. In the end and several hundred dollars later its still not fixed.

Because its unsafe to drive anywhere not even around the block, we are now proud owners of a full size Dodge brand Ram truck paper weight in our front yard - white in color, you cant miss it. Sometimes its hard to get on top of the papers to hold them down because it doesnt run well enough to move it on top of them.

When we found this site we searched it to see if someone else might have the same problem and a good solution for it. What we found were other good people on here in the same plight as we are - needing their vehicle to run safely and consistently because it is the only mode of transportation they have. Since the problem is so prevailant and spans several models that Dodge deemed to manufacture you would think that Dodge would at the least offer (minimally) to provide a solution to it since it seems to be an engineering problem inherent to their vehicles.

- , Glendale, AZ, USA

Not what you are looking for?