pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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  1. don't buy a Dodge (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 miscellaneous problems

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2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 052007

(reported on)

Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


Dodge is simply over priced Junk. I own a 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 duelly 1 ton with a 5.9 turbo diesel, automatic transmission. Every single component on this truck seems sub par especially considering I haven't used it in 7 yrs to work out of to any extent, it's a daily driver which I baby, and its falling apart like a $45k piece of crap.

The dash board is cracked in two down the middle and shattered in another place, the transmission's had the PCM board upgraded at the dealer after spending $300 to have it flushed and have the filter change, per my mechanic, the gunk that came out was awful, I was told by my mechanic the torque converter doesn't spin at idle, therefore allowing the fluid to overheat. The power steering seal went out leaking engine oil at 35k miles while under warranty which the dealer would not cover, the part is about 10 bucks which with labor was $400.

Now there is a grinding in the front end every time I turn right is sounds like the wheels are going to fall off, truck will be in the shop again monday. Replaced the starter, alternator, was a short in the wiring, heated seat switch replaced still doesn't work, wind noise over 65 miles an hour, body panels look like they don't fit right, rear cab door jams. Brakes are suspect, spongy sometimes stopping great other times you have to stand on them.

The big three American auto makers wonder why they're losing a hold on the auto industry, this is why, sup par quality control, bad engineering design without regard to the consumer. Yes you got me once, but I will never buy an American car again, especially Dodge. Toyota and Honda do something called reverse engineering, basically taking American junk and making it reliable by fixing flaws quality control should have fixed to start with. So If you want to steal my money by selling junk think again, it wont happen twice. I hope Toyota becomes number 1 this year, they came close last year, because I'm sick of American industries scamming the consumer.

- , Augusta, GA, USA

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