really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #5

Oct 012000

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was an ignition fire, took vehicle to dealer, and dealer replaced ignition switch and other parts. Afterwards when starting vehicle starter stayed engaged, and unable to shut off vehicle when turning key in off position. Consumer has taken vehicle to dealer but dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Lake Havafu City, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jun 172000

Ram 1500

  • miles
After having trouble with the starter could hear noise coming from the engine. Then vehicle caught on fire without a warning.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 151995

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Starter failed.

- Simi Valle, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 021995

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Starter failed.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #1

May 301997

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Hard starting when engine hot.

- Lawndale, CA, USA