10.0

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

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problem #83

Mar 032008

(reported on)

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
2000 Dodge Ram truck dashboard is cracking and falling in. Consumer states that dashboard is cracking and falling apart. Consumer is worried that the cracking could cause issues with the air bag system.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #82

Feb 212008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Over time my dashboard has been cracking and now has begun to break apart leaving a large hole in the center of my dashboard.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #81

Jan 102005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and the dash is brittle and breaking into about twenty different pieces. I have been advised that these small pieces could maim or kill when the air bag deploys.

- Walters, OK, USA

problem #80

Mar 012004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
First is the dash. I bought the truck in Feb 04 with 74,000 miles on it and shortly after I noticed a crack in the dashboard, since then the dash is falling apart and is more brittle than a sporting clay. If you snap off a piece and look at it you can see that about 1/5th of the way down from the top is brown since it has cooked in the sun. So that proves that Dodge uses very cheap plastic for the dashboards. I looked into replacing it about 6 months ago and the top piece of the dash cost about 200$ and now that I have gotten my tax returns back I was going to get a new one but the price is now 375$. I guess Dodge finally realized the problem with these dashboards and decided to cash in on them. The torque converter went out on the drive home from the dealership also, but 50 bucks from me and 2100$ from the warranty people fixed that. Second is the asd relay which means automatic shutdown relay and it isn't kidding with the name. A couple years ago when I started my truck it would shut off right away and wouldn't run right until I feathered the gas for a little bit, after replacing the throttle body control solenoid, the idle air control motor and mass air flow sensor I did a little more research and found it to be a 10 dollar relay from Napa. The third problem is a whooping noise coming from the engine that I still can't figure out what it is. The truck makes the noise when its sitting still so I know its nothing in the suspension, although its louder when idling over small bumps. The fourth was the speed sensor in the rear differential, ABS and brake light came on but didn't affect performance at all, replaced the sensor and didn't have any more trouble from it. Fifth problem is the back window leaks but I'm going to fix that with a generous blob of welder glue inside when I finally get around to pulling the headliner down.

- Cameron, NC, USA

problem #79

Nov 022007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
There are multiple cracks of various sizes on the dash of my 2000 Dodge Ram. I am concerned that the dash is going to start collapsing causing damage to wiring in under the dash, however, more importantly it poses a risk of passenger airbag failure due to possible puncture. When not being driven the dash has always been protected and is not the result of any accident. This needs to be rectified by the manufacturer before someone is seriously injured due to poor quality parts.

- Iola, KS, USA

problem #78

Jan 302008

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dash on my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 has cracked in about 8-10 places. It is starting to fall and leave holes in the dash.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #77

Nov 202007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 176,900 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 truck - cracked dashboard. Talked with local car dealer service department and asked if they had any recalls or if they had heard of any other problems with the dashboards. I was told none that they have heard of and that they could do nothing about the problem because it was out of warranty.

- Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #76

Feb 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Dash cracks, fell apart.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #75

Jun 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard on my 2000 Dodge pickup truck has cracked and fallen in in several places. I have read articles where people have had electrical problems such as driving at night and the lights go out etc. Read several articles stating that the problem is wide spread and Dodge needs to have a recall. I wanted to write and complain as it appears as though there could possibly be a danger involved with the dash board breaking. Not sure when the majority of the cracks happened so I'm estimating in the fields below.

- Atwood, IL, USA

problem #74

Jan 112008

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
2000 Dodge Ram with a cracked dashboard. Consumer would like to know if there are any recalls out on this vehicle for the cracked dashboard.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #73

Dec 192007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
Dashboard began to fracture about a year ago, 11-06'. it has steadily worsened until driving the other day on interstate the dash made a noise and we seen there was a large hole dropped out of the thing as a sink hole would. I am concerned it could damage or deploy the airbags or other wiring or devices. It is nearly fractured enough in several other places to cause more collapsing of the dash. Nothing yet done to replace or repair.

- Sterling, IL, USA

problem #72

Dec 012003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The entire top dash is cracked and the dash around the gauges is also cracking. It rattles pieces are starting to come loose and expose wiring. It is a safety issue due to sharp edges and flying pieces in the event of an accident, some may be smashed into someone's face by the airbag. This has been getting worse over time.

- Plain City, OH, USA

problem #71

Apr 022005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I have cracked dashboard in my 2000 Dodge 1500 Ram pickup. This could damage the wiring in the vehicle and cause more unnecessary repairs had this not happen. The quality of the plastic is bad. It does not last more than 2 or three years before it starts cracking.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #70

Mar 152006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
Had to replace dash due to multiple cracks at approx 68K miles.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #69

Jan 062005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
Upper dash panel has cracked severely in several locations, mostly originating from around the defroster duct. I am concerned about this causing a blockage of defrosting air while driving, especially in northern us climates.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #68

Mar 102006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
There is a large cracks on the passenger side of the dashboard, it has cracked into several small pieces, if the air bag were to deploy these pieces could become deadly, I have turned off the air bag as to keep this from possibly happening, I have taken very good care of this truck,64,000 miles and its a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. I know this is a problem in this truck.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #67

Jun 192004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram that the dash cracked and is now falling out in huge pieces this started about 4 to 5 years ago. I'm worried that this will affect the air bag on the passenger side of the truck and the wiring under the dash. When I called the Dodge line they said it would have to do a diagnostic test at the dealership we had already talked to a dealership and they said there was no problems with the dashes in the Dodge trucks and it would cost around $800 to replace.

- Fayetteville, TN, USA

problem #66

Oct 202007

Ram 1500

  • miles
Multiple, large, deep cracks in the dash of my 2000 Dodge Ram. Defective material without any recalls on it from Dodge. Eventual holes will develop, which lead to other problems, and safety concerns.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #65

Jul 302007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard started cracking about 3 months ago and is in very poor condition right now. The headlights also will occasionally turn off when I turn the bright on and I have to flash the bright a couple of times to get them to turn on.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #64

Mar 102005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 in 2005 and it already had a cracked dash. There were holes as large as a notebook in the dash and I am still finding pieces to the dash that are falling onto the floor. The crack goes from the passenger side airbag to the windshield and several holes as large as my fist on the drivers side.

- Columbia, MS, USA

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