fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,833 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 3500 engine problems

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 212007

Ram Van 3500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. While driving 10 mph under normal driving conditions and pulling a trailer the contact smelled something burning and the engine shut off without warning. Smoke was coming from under the hood. The vehicle would not restart, and was towed to a mechanic. The mechanic stated that the crank angle sensor was burned. The vehicle was repaired, and the no further failures occurred. The current mileage was 95,099. There was no damage to the vehicle.

- Didalia , GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 122004

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
While driving the vehicle at an undetermined speed, the driver heard a clicking noise coming from the engine. The owner had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The mechanic informed the owner that the engine block had cracked. This caused the transmission to fail.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152003

Ram Van 3500

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Dealer couldn\\'t diagnose fuel pump problem. Kept reprogramming computer until total engine failure @ 30,000 km. 10 month fight for engine. 6 weeks to replace in shop. Electrical problems still exist since new. Truck has 77,000 km now. It is totally incapable of towing rv, what truck was bought for. Max fuel mileage empty is 10 mpg, 4 loaded. Excessive smoke. All symptoms verified by outside sources, and Dodge states the problem is with me. Am a former diesel mech, and trucker. Dodge refuses outside diagnosis including cummins. This truck has over 18 months of downtime. Just got truck from dealer today again, was told 2 weeks ago that this engine is toasted, then all of a sudden dealer says nothing is wrong with engine. They didn\\'t even have the courtesy to return phone calls or even to call for me to pick up the truck. Dodge will not even accept fuel logs. Have spent in excess of $20,000 out of pocket to keep this bucket going, for things that should have been warranty and outside diagnosis. Am setting up lawsuit now, as I cannot use this vehicle. It has even failed gov\\'t emmision test. Who cares? thanks

- Sherwood Park, UN, USA

problem #3

Jan 302004

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles


Engine warning light kept illuminating. Consumer stated engine slipped. Dealer determined that engine heads and transmission needed to be replaced.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #2

May 082003

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • 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

problem #1

Jan 292003

Ram Van 3500 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The vehicle shut off and caught fire. The dealer was notified. Ph scc

- Cordele, GA, USA

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