5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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problem #5

May 012003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2000 Dodge pickup 1500 and my dashboard is crack, large pieces have broken off. Wire, air vents and other items are exposed in the open and to the sun. I have experience problems with my air condition and radio speakers. I noticed that my dashboard had cracks 5 years ago, I called and email Dodge to informed them of my situation, but they had no recalls and no manufacturing defects that been reported for this problem. But I researched the internet and found many websites stating their concerns and issues with their dashboard on Dodge pickups. I hope this problem can be resolved and that Dodge will take responsibility and acknowledge their mistake with the dashboard for Dodge pickups.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 122004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving air conditioner warning light continuously illuminated on the dashboard. As a result, windshield defroster was inoperative. Dealer indicated call NHTSA and they will take care of your problem.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #3

Aug 052003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles
Air conditioner evaporator is leaking freon, and the fumes are coming into the vehicle through the air vents. The part is on a nation wide back order.

- Gobles, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 012000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Goodyear invecta gl tires experience uneven and premature wear, dealer states tires are wrong type for vehicle, Dodge states tires are correct, tires caused vibration and caused vehicle to drift, tire size P235/75R15. Bezle was loose on driver door panel, rear doors leaked, dealer adjusted and aligned both rear doors due to excessive gap. Vehicle experienced coolant leak. Consumer hears wind noise. Air conditioner would not cool properly. There is a loud noise from the exhaust. Vehicle gets poor gas mileage, only gets around 9 miles per gallon.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

May 242000

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
After 2555 miles, I started getting a very musty odor coming from my A/C vents. I brought it to closest dealer (massey-yardley). Work done states "check for a leak, evaporator leaking, replace evaporator." At 5099 mileage, I went to the dealer because I was still getting a musty odor. I stated I had allergy testing done which came back positive for mold & mildew and I was having health problems due to this condition and could not use my vehicle. This time the dealer cleaned and deoderized the carpet and told me to remove the rubber mats, which I did. There was no moisture under the mats. I do not have pets nor do I smoke, no children. This is a personal vehicle that is not used for work. I am a retired law enforcement officer. The inside and outside of vehicle is always kept immacuately clean. The rubber mats I had bought were of good quality and are afterall, made of inert rubber which did not give off any odor whatsoever. On May 24th I went to the dealer, stated that I have kept the mats out and that it didn't make any difference and I was still getting a musty odor which was making me sick. Dealer sprayed a foaming product manufactured by petro chemical products, Inc. Into the drain outlet and also sprayed some condition air automotive refreshener also by that same company. I was also told by the dealer not to use the max A/C setting but to use the outside air which is in contradiction to the instructions in the owner's manual which states, "select max A/C when the outside air contains smoke, odors or high humidity. This feature allows for recirculation of interior air only." Two other dealers that I called up to get their opinion on my problem, informed me to spray a can of lysol into the intake (I'm sure the epa would find this a dangerous practice to be inhaling this within a confined area). If Chrysler intends for me to use the outside air, in contradiction to the owners manual. Outside air intakes are large enough to suck in insects, etc.

- Palm City, FL, USA