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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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problem #6

Jun 032005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states he owns a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up truck. While hauling a trailer, the wires from the trailer became caught between the trailer and the trailer hitch of the vehicle. This caused the wiring harness system to burn out. This caused the fuel gauge to fail, it shorted out the fuse to the fuel pump causing the engine to stall. The consumer has contacted the service dealer. He stated this was a serious problem with the vehicle. The service dealer stated the wiring harness came with a 40 amp fuse. The consumer asked for a 30 amp fuse to be installed but the service dealer would not install this type of fuse. The consumer contacted the manufacturer; they said they would consider refunding the consumers money for repairing the vehicle. A new harness has been installed in the vehicle. There was a recall issued for the wiring harness, the recall service was performed August 2, 1999.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 172000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
NHTSA recall 00V135000 and manufacturer's recall 875. Every time consumer brings vehicle for repairs while under warranty dealer does not want to work on the vehicle unless consumer pays for it up front. They claim that nothing is wrong with the vehicle.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 011999

Ram 1500

  • miles
5 core plugs replaced...intake manifold gasket replaced......throttle positioning senesor replaced...two batteries replaced

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #3

Oct 141999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Relay harness did not come with truck when brought. Without relay harness, vehicke would overheat & electrical system would fail, especially at night. Only vehicle with towing package equipped.

- Cedar Bluff, NE, USA

problem #2

Jan 291997

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Failed wire in the truck's trailer receiver plug.

- Newport Ne, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 251996

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driving car; engine suddenly died; car caught on fire & was engulfed in flames; driver's side door failed to open; fire department arrived & put flames out; manufacturer's representative looked at car; insurance company had private representative look at car; fire originated under car due to location of electrical wires. Driver/passengers escaped unharmed.

- Houston, TX, USA