really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,068 miles

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problem #203

May 092009

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard developed 2 large cracks in it. I am worried about flying debris from this if there was a crash in this truck.

- Campobello, SC, USA

problem #202

Jan 122010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,342 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the entire dashboard was fractured and the passenger side air bag was protruding from the dashboard. The air bag warning light was also illuminated. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was unknown. Updated 10/19/2011

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #201

May 152003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Entire top of dash developed several large cracks within few years of purchase.

- Belton, SC, USA

problem #200

May 202011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 113,101 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 it have a cracked dashboard.

- Sc, SC, USA

problem #199

Mar 132004

Ram 1500

  • miles
Dash had started cracking bad, had to have a new heater core put in and when the mechanic removed the dash it fell to pieces, bought a cloth cover and had to have an air conditioner put in so when the removed the damaged dash it fell apart more.

- Newport, VA, USA

problem #198

Jan 172003

Ram 1500

  • miles
Cracks on my dash board are spreadin on my 2000 Dodge Ram....... its a saftey concern I have

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #197

Nov 242003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The dashboard of my 2000 Dodge Ram started cracking shortly after purchase. It has completely disintegrated and leaves sharp corners and working parts exposed to the occupants of the vehicle.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #196

Jun 032000

Ram 1500

  • 133,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. Over time the top dash has been crumbling to pieces however now it has completely collapsed in. This concerns me because I have looked for recalls on poor manufacturing for this and have found none. Now the instrument panel is rattling around and I'm concerned that it may fall in my lap while driving down the road as I have read several complaints of this happening. I have looked into replacing it myself but the cost is ridiculous and I feel that Dodge should have to repair and replace their own poor quality dash. If this isn't enough now the plastic hinges snapped in two which made that fall off the dash. Please help not only me but other Dodge owners get what they have rightfully paid for, not poor quality manufacturing.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #195

Oct 152005

Ram 1500

  • 70,000 miles
My 2000 Dodge Ram' dash has broken into multiple shards of plastic, some 12 inches long. This is the second time this has happened. The first dash lasted approx. 4 years. The replacement lasted less with a carpet dash cover. The shards are dagger shaped and dangerous especially when you have small children.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #194

Feb 062002

Ram 1500

  • 35,000 miles
Dashboard cracking. Started with 1 crack from windshield to front of dash. More cracks developed. Replaced original with part from dealer. New dash cracked in almost same pattern. Edges of dash cracking and falling off.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #193

Nov 082007

Ram 1500

  • 90,000 miles
My dash is cracked and broken. This has caused issues with my wiring as my speakers have stopped working. I am worried that this may lead to safety issues with life safety systems including air bags, headlights, turn signals, etc.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #192

Nov 262010

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 58,560 miles
Dash board caved in. Now frame that holds the instrument panel, fan controls, and light controls is broke and brittle. The dash board has tendancy to tilt toward me when accelerating.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #191

May 122007

Ram 1500

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracking and had a hole just above the instrument panel. The dealer stated that they could replace the dashboard but since there was no recall and the warranty had expired they would not repair it at no cost. The contact stated that due to the numerous complaints that the manufacturer should issue a recall. The failure mileage was 149,000.

- Tyron , PA, USA

problem #190

Jan 012009

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
Dash is falling apart.

- Denton , TX, USA

problem #189

Jan 012006

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have a 2000 Dodge 1500 quad cab with a completely broken and collapsing dashboard. This started 3 1/2 to 4 years ago and since then I really don't have much dash left. Since some research I have found that this is not a unique problem.

- Gainesville , VA, USA

problem #188

Oct 012009

Ram 1500

  • 99,000 miles
Dash in my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 is falling apart, and where it's cracked edges are like razor blades.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #187

May 152010

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Dash cover has self destructed into many jagged and broken pieces. I have had pieces drop into the dash and my biggest concern is that in event of an accident this will come loose with impact or be propelled by the deployment of the airbags and become missiles inside of the vehicle.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #186

Sep 202010

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. Consumer writes regarding cracks in the vehicle dashboard

- Rock Spring, GA, USA

problem #185

Jul 022007

Ram 1500

  • 85,000 miles
The dash on my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup started cracking a few years ago. The cracks have managed to meet and now entire shards of sharp hard plastic are falling into my dash and also protruding from my dash. They could easily injure someone. I have read in many forums that this appears to be a very common issue for this model truck. I have not replaced the dash yet because I do not know if the replacement dash would have the same problem since this issue has not been addressed by the manufacture. This is a very dangerous problem.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

problem #184

Jan 012003

Ram 1500

  • 40,000 miles
The dashboard in my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 slt has been slowly cracking for the past 6 years or so and has now a sizeable hole from a piece breaking off. My concern is the "dry insulation" that causes dust to filter into my ventilation system and blows into the cab for me and my passengers to breath. Not healthy at all. This product should be recalled or paid for a replacement. There is no solution other than to replace.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

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