hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,536 miles

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problem #4

Jul 102003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles
Sludge build up in engine stopping up the oil pan pick up, causing truck to loose oil pressure. Now at 121000 miles the transmission blew. The truck has been losing oil pressure from the sludge since I bought it new in 1996, I was told several times by the dealer, this was caused by the lacquer that the engine builder used to ship the engine to the usa, 318cui built in Japan. The dealer cleaned the engine several times, the last time was in July 2003 costing about $1000 to me. I have been getting the run around from Dodge and the dealer, since the truck was under warranty when this first started and now at 121000 miles the transmission blew up. The sludge build up has happened 4 times over the past years, seems like about every 30000 miles, instead of fixing truck all they did was cleanup the mess afterward. When the transmission blew the motor lost oil pressure again, so this make 5 times the truck has done this, this has been reported to Dodge several times but no help from them, they don, T want to stand by their truck and it don, T look like I can do anything about it. Thanks james C. rose.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 152003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Air condition works off and on the paint on the truck is blue.it has been coming off for some time.first in small areas and now longer. Looks like a bad sun burn.don't think it was done right at the manufactors.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 152003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,992 miles
Cylinder head's are cracked, causing truck to damage head gaskets. Overdrive on the truck went out so truck wouldn't shift.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,150 miles
While driving at low speeds timing chain makes loud noises.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA