definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 brakes problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 242005

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Was pulling a trailer at 45 mph the vehicle started fish tailing. Without the trailer at 55 mph the vehicle will fish tail. Took the vehicle to Chrysler, and found that it was shaky. The tie rods ends, ball joints, and the check bar malfunctioned on the front of the vehicle. Almost had a wreck. This happened on 24, June 2205. The consumer stated the vehicle was poorly designed, the front of the vehicle was too light for the weight of the engine. There was no grease fitting for the ball joint. The rotors were replaced.

- Richland Center, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 162004

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained about a front brake rotor problem.

- New Berlin, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 122004

Ram 3500

  • 60,000 miles
Consumer had to replace front brakes, rotors, and rear drums every 6000-7000 miles. Consumer did not do any hauling or heavy transporting with vehicle. However, this problem was serious because vehicle did not stop at times, once almost hit a child. Took vehicle to the dealer, and was told that rear drums had to be replaced. Consumer was concerned about driving the vehicle. He was afraid that he could be involved in a fatal accident.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 232003

Ram 3500 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The rotors were replaced. There was a whisling noise heard while driving. The dealer could not find the problem therefore the problem remained the same. Scc

- Centerville, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
The rotors warped. Nlm

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

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