hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,394 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 282011

Ram 2500

  • 150,000 miles


The spare tire below the pickup bed broke loose from it's cable and fell out on to the highway. This also happened with my 1998 Dodge Dakota.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #3

Sep 012010

Ram 2500

  • 169,574 miles
While driving my 2001 Dodge 2500 4WD pickup, the cable part of the spare tire lift assembly failed and allowed the spare wheel/tire to become free from it's holding and fell to the payment. Luckily no one was following me for if they were they would have definitely hit the wheel and an accident would have occurred possibly causing injury (ies) to the occupants of the oncoming vehicle. This occurred on sept1 in rockwell, Texas. I reported this to rockwall Dodge service dept and told them it was a definite safety issue. They acknowledged this but did not attempt to notify the Dodge headquarters to my knowledge. They ordered the replacement parts and gave me a date you come in to have the assembly replaced. In the mean time I called the Dodge corporation and reported this incident stressing again the safety issue and possibility of a design defect. 9/21/10 "trish' called and advised me that because of the age and mileage there was nothing they could do. Further she advised they wouldn't issue any warnings either due to the infrequent reportings.. I advised her that Dodge has taken this too lightly and that they should correct the problem on both old and new trucks (all vehicles by a redesign (failsafe). I offered the parts to her for exam and analysis but she was not interested. I am appalled at such a "non-caring" attitude.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 262005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
I removed the spare tire to fix a flat. It was the original spare and had never been used before. After having tire repaired I tried to return the spare to it's stow area under the bed but the winch would not lift it. It will work when the cable does not have weight on it but it will not lift the spare. The winch appears to have plastic parts. I feel this could be a safety issue if it would fail while driving down the highway.

- Somerset, PA, USA

problem #1

May 082003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
The vehicle was 2 years old when purchased. The front brake were defective and caused the vehicle to vibrate while braking. The timing chain made noise. The spare tire was bald. The catalytic converter failed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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