definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 032006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


: the contact stated while backing the vehicle with a utility trailer in tow, the trailer hitch bracket fractured without warning. Upon initial inspection, the hitch bracket was fractured in several areas. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer determined the trailer hitch brackets were manufactured using a material with insufficient strength and the brackets needed to be reinforced. There is a NHTSA recall, # 00V107000, regarding the trailer hitches. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 012004

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA campaign 00V107000; daimler Chrysler issued a trailer hitch bracket recall. The vehicle was not included in the recall, but the trailer hitch has broken off the vehicle.

- Gilmer, TX, USA

problem #3

May 232003

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 79,500 miles
I was headed home going down a city street headed to the highway, when I herd a loud noise and felt a jolt from my 14' tandem axle enclosed trailer. I looked back and noticed that the trailer was riding lower than normal. I pulled into a gas station and when I got out to look I noticed that the trailer ball was about 2" off the ground. I looked under my truck and noticed that the receiver hitch had broken. Only 2 of the 6 bolts were holding it up, and the middle bolt on the left side hade completely broke. I removed the ball and put it on the bumper to tow the trailer home. I took the truck to the dealer the next Monday because I was told that they had a recall on the hitches. The dealer told me that the hitch was out of warranty, and that my model truck didn't have any recalls. They gave me the phone number to the factory for complaints. I had to purchase another hitch from another dealer. When I got home to put it on, I noticed that the new hitch had 8 bolts instead of 6.someone must have known that the old hitches were defective. I called the factory the next day and they told me the same thing that the dealer had. I asked for the number to the factory area rep. And was told that the dealer would have to contact them.. I called the dealer back, and talked to the service manager. He said that he had already called for the rep. And left a message for him to call. No response. I told the service manager that they needed to have a recall on this hitch, because if I would have made it to the highway, at 65 mph, the hitch could have broken all the way, and with the safty chains attached to the hitch, the trailer would have been on its own and could have killed people. I still have had no call backs. I have pictures of the old hitch on my truck before I removed it.

- Venus, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 102002

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trailer hitch broke off while towing a trailer, trailer is well under the towing limits, but the hitch broke any way. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Maysville, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 072001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was disconnecting trailor from the hitch, and noticed that hole on one side was worn out, causing the pin to mushroom out. Weight of trailor could break the pin, losing all connections to hitch.

- Earleville, MD, USA

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