10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,238 miles

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problem #21

Sep 012010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Dashboard started cracking in 2010 and broke off into sharp pieces. I have about 25% of my dashboard left. This was not caused by anything I did. I kept a sun reflector in the windshield and have never been in an accident.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #20

Jun 072009

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dash panel cracked which seems to be indicative of Dodge pickup. This flaw should become standard recall as soon as possible. Chrysler, Dodge, should step up to the plate.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #19

Aug 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 slt: I bought this truck brand new and approximately 5 years ago, the dashboard started cracking. It has been continuously cracking into little pieces and now I have no dashboard and I don't know if the passenger airbag is operable.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #18

Jan 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My Dodge Ram 1500's dashboard is completely falling apart. It started 5 years ago and has accelerated over the past three, no matter how protected the dash board is from the sun. It has multiple cracks which are causing the dash board to collapse and become lose and is becoming a safety hazard as well as very unappealing. I purchased this truck new and have taken excessively good care of it. There is no reason that this problem occurred due to my actions. It is a quality of manufacture and materials.

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #17

Apr 091999

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have a 1996 Dodge Ram and like just about every other Ram owner my dash is cracked all to pieces.all the other pictures of Dodge Ram that have cracked dashes the cracks are in the same place as mine this is a defect and Dodge knows it but refuses to fix it they would rather me pay $600 to have it replaced this is complete !@#$%someone needs to step in and address this problem.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #16

Jan 102007

Ram 1500

  • 200,000 miles
I bought a 96 Dodge Ram 1500 ext cab brand new from Michigan I have been the sole owner of this vehicle and take care of it as need be. My dash board started out cracking then more cracks that grew larger and larger until they just broke into pieces, so now I have no dash at all. You can buy new dash boards from Dodge but also have to buy the bezel because the bracket pattern has changed. That's going to cost around $400 plus have someone install it. This is obviously a factory defect that Dodge should be held responsible for. My vehicle is not the only vehicle like this I have seen many others just in my area.

- Npr, FL, USA

problem #15

Sep 112008

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dash cracking. Cracked earlier, date listed is when I bought it.

- Fowler, CO, USA

problem #14

Feb 112008

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Large cracks in the top of the dash. Started as a smaller crack and as time has passed it is now enormous and the dash is split into 2 pieces.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 152001

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 dash pad has multiple crack every Dodge owner I know has the same cracks in the same places this is a defect I paid enough for my truck and now they say its going to cost $600 to fix this problem someone needs to do something about this.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #12

Aug 152007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles
Dashboard cracking and chunks coming off.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 302007

Ram 1500

  • miles
Cracks in the dashboard of my 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. I thought it was sun damage and purchased a dashboard cover for it but have seen on tv that other Dodge owners have similar problems.

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard was devoloping cracks throughout. The cracks were developing into holes. There was no crash or incident.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #9

May 092007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard in the Dodge ramwas cracked and caved in. This created a safety issue as it exposed electrical systems to damage.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #8

May 062000

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. Seven years ago, the contact noticed the vehicle's dashboard beginning to crack at approximately 20,000 miles. The dashboard was not repaired and the contact put a padding down to protect it from the sun. The dashboard is still cracking. The contact has pictures. The current mileage is 73,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.

- Titusville , FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dash board cracked and fell apart on a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 truck.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #6

May 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
I bought the Dodge Ram used a (1996) I love the truck, except for the dashboard. It started as one small crack, and is from the windshield all the way back to the gauge cluster. And now there are more cracks starting ! I know it's just a matter of time before I too have a caved in dashboard!

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 022006

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
1996 Ram 1500 sway bar attachment failed. The consumer stated when the sway bar fell to the ground, it caused the front wheels to rapidly go from full-left to full right at the rate of several times per second. Subsequent inspection showed that the sway bar plate had never been machine welded to the frame and for several years had been held on only by three small spot welds, meant to hold the plate in place for the machine welder. The machine weld appeared to be about an eighth to a sixteenth of an inch off, missing the entire plate.

- Valley Springs, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 022006

Ram 1500 4WD

  • 160,000 miles
1996 Dodge Ram 1500's sway bar link broke while driving. Prior to the sway bar breaking, the vehicle began to shake violently. The vehicle was brought to a stop on the side of the road. Subsequent inspection of the truck showed that the sway bar plate had never been machine welded to the frame and had been held on only by three spot welds. The problem was brought to the attention of the manufacturer but they were not interested and provided no assistance.

- Valley Springs, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,000 miles
I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 truck and the dash board is falling apart. It started as small cracks around the vents and soon speed all over the dash. I am worried about the function of the air bag system. I have talked to other Dodge truck owners and they have had the same problem. I think it must be bad material the Dodge used in the dashes.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 012005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The top side of the interior dash started cracking approximately 9 months ago and within very short time frame, it now has very large, multiple cracks. Seem to have started around the vent areas. It also has a problem with surging when driving at a lower steady speed.

- Hutto, TX, USA

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