fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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problem #8

Jan 012004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
S, bar link, replaced twice within 3 weeks, no good.transmission failure took to transmission shop, replaced pressure sol, governor, gov switch, switchand seleriond, still acting the same.left controlarmandboltkit, also say needs right side.will not alligne.light under hood comes on when driving, and horn does not work no one can fig out why..?Dodge should cover all tranny and frount sup on these trucks, found out after purchaced all the things that go wrong with this yr of tk.96 Dodge Ram 4X4 1500 also the 4X4 is hard to shift into and take out and sometimes doesn not come out, even when light indcates it is out of four wheel.never again Dodge!! numerous dates of work to this vehicle.

- Boyers, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 232001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Bolt in steering arm separated, causing loss of vehicle control. Dealer has been notified.

- Litchfield, MN, USA

problem #6

Feb 151999

Ram 1500

  • miles
The exhaust system and the radio were repalced with no problems from the dealer, the brake system I replaced myself, the transmission was repaired by the dealership with a $100 deductable after contacting chysler, the pitman and idler arm have not yet been repaired, I am not driving the vechicle

- Brown Deer, WI, USA

problem #5

Feb 222000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Steering pitman arm and idler arm have a lot of play, front bearings loose, front rotors rusted and worn out required replacement.

- Brownville, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 011999

Ram 1500

  • miles
When driiving at highway speed there is shaking within the steering wheel and the front of the vehicle due to pitman and the idler arm malfunctioning.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Feb 011998

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Clamp holding steering linkage to steering box fell off causing complete loss of steering. Vehicle was going 5 mph and ran over curb.

- La Porte, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 151998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Spent $1200 to rebuild entire front end of car due to excessive clunking and looseness after only 40,000 miles of lite street use. Factory installed componants obvoiusly inferior quality or defective. Dailmer Chrysler was willing to assist in the costs of the repair until the bills came in. Daimler Chrysler walked away from the issue. Rear window water leak - suggest other owners to look on passenger side for water ponding adjacent to sill plate at rear of seat. Rear factory sliding window defective. Must replace with alternate selection. Headliner will not fit properly on alternate selection - beware. Dodge Ram owners beware. This owner jumping ship from Dodge/Chrysler products. Only owned this vehical for 11 months.

- Danvers, MA, USA

problem #1

May 021997

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving the vehicle experiences loss of steering control due to a defective steering tube which sheared off from the tie rods, cause the vehicle to crash into a tree.

- Sandy, UT, USA