really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,227 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #139

Feb 012005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles


2001 Dodge 2500 dash cracks creating holes in dash or large cracks.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #138

Jul 112004

Ram 2500

  • miles
The dashboard is cracked all over and is falling apart completely. I feel there needs to be a recall and this needs to be replaced because this is a safety hazard!!! Dodge has not fixed this issue and I will not buy another vehicle from this maker again until it is fixed.

- Shadyside, OH, USA

problem #137

Oct 122007

Ram 2500

  • 63,000 miles
Dash cracking and falling into pieces, smaller pieces fall into the defrost ducts and become flying projectiles when fan is on high. 1 minor injury near the right eye, laceration, did not require medical treatment.

- Woodleaf, NC, USA

problem #136

Jul 262010

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 115,000 miles


Dashboard has cracked in four places. Found last summer.

- Lyman, SC, USA

problem #135

Mar 102009

Ram 2500

  • 80,000 miles
Dashboard cracked for no reason on 2001 Dodge Ram 2500.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #134

Mar 012011

Ram 2500

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that there was a crack in the dashboard. The dealer referred the contact to the manufacturer. The manufacturer denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 170,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Clever, MO, USA

problem #133

Jun 102008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 120,000 miles


Dashboard on truck is cracking. The cracks form extremely sharp edges and dagger shapes which would cut vehicle occupants in the event of an accident.

- Lafayette, GA, USA

problem #132

Jul 182011

Ram 2500

  • miles
My Dodge 2001 Ram, dashboard cracking. There are 2 other guys here at work that have the same issue, both Ram between 2001/2008. Story on the news today of problems everywhere. Been cracking over last 4-5 years.

- Gaffney, SC, USA

problem #131

Jan 312005

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 90,000 miles
We bought a new 2001 Dodge 2500 in October 2000. Approximately 5 years after we bought it the dash began falling apart. At the time it began cracking, I wrote Dodge a letter explaining our problem and requesting they repair the dash "in good faith" even though it was out of warranty. They never even bothered to reply. Every single person we know with this Dodge truck has a dash that is falling apart. There are huge chunks now creating holes in the dash. Parts of the dash are falling down under the dash area into places I can't safely access. We have unsuccessfully attempted to glue the cracks approximately 20 times. My fear is that it's getting so bad it will soon interfere with wiring, air bags and safety of the vehicle as chunks of the dash are falling into areas of the truck where they are not intended to be. I don't think we should have to wait for an accident to happen to see this dash recalled. Since Dodge is not accepting responsibility for this obvious defect, I think the government should force them to recall the truck and repair the damage.

- Bartlesville, OK, USA

problem #130

Apr 092011

Ram 2500

  • miles
The vehicle is a 2001 Dodge Ram truck. The dash board has cracked and poses a safety hazard by dangerous sharp pieces. If I was in an accident one of these pieces could inflict potentially severe injury.

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #129

May 012003

Ram 2500

  • 55,000 miles


2001 Dodge Ram 2500 dashboard. Dash is cracked so bad I'm worried that in the event of an accident loose pieces could result in injury to occupants in vehicle. Pieces could also fall into moving parts (brake pedal, steering column ) causing unsafe conditions. Mileage when cracks started to appear 55,000.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #128

Aug 202009

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 98,500 miles
I own an '01 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab. Bought it used in 2005. In summer of 2009 the dash started cracking from windshield down the glove box, and from windshield to front bezel in front of driver. Now cracks all over. No pieces fallen out yet, but sure will be happening soon. Asked local dealer about dash, said nothing to do except replace it. Told me probably would be problem finding replacement dash as there were so many cracked. Told me to buy dash cover. Nice. Don't think so!!!!

- Ohiowa, NE, USA

problem #127

Jun 112010

Ram 2500

  • 186,900 miles
Dash cracking. Presently no issues other than cracked dash, however, speed at which dash is deteriorating could lead to electrical failures, as has happened to several other owners of this make vehicle.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #126

May 062008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge 2500 truck. Several years ago I noticed a crack in the dash. There are now at least 6 cracks. Unfortunately these are not surface cracks. The dash is cracked all the way through and is reaching the point where I fear it will either collapse or send pieces flying around the cab creating what I think is a safety hazard.

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #125

Oct 302010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
The dash on my 2001 Ram is cracking up now pieces are starting to fall off I believe this is a safety issue. Broken parts can damage wiring and become projectiles in a collision.

- Gering , NE, USA

problem #124

Jun 012009

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Entire dash and dash bezel fell apart. No damage done to the dash, it just fell apart. Wires and duct work are now open to the sun and foreign materials.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #123

Dec 202010

Ram 2500

  • 186,000 miles
Dashboard plastic, dashboard pad section breaks, falls apart in 1999 to 2006 model year Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Ram 2500 pickups and may cut wiring inside dash, possibly creating a hazard. It appears to be a common complaint online. Dodge appears to be unconcerned.

- None Given, ME, USA

problem #122

Dec 012010

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles
The dashboard is falling apart into several sharp pieces. I had a 4"X5" piece fall into the dashboard this week.

- Novato, CA, USA

problem #121

Jul 082010

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 193,000 miles
My dashboard had a small crack that has turned in to a massive sinkhole. My fear is possible life threatening injury/ permanent disability to myself or a passenger as a result of passenger side airbag deployment that would cause the remaining pieces of plastic to become projectiles. The dealer has told me that no recall has been issued so they will not take any corrective action.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #120

Jan 202010

Ram 2500

  • 110,000 miles
Dashboard cracking/failing, related elec. Proplems w/ headlight dimmer.

- Central Point, OR, USA

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