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

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problem #63

Feb 042007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 truck, 5.9L, auto, single cab, slt. Dash is cracked and falling to pieces. Dodge denies any problems that would warrant them reimbursing me for the dash. I paid out of pocket for a new dash panel that I have to install. Windshield has always had a shade in it, and almost never have products such as armor all or other interior products been used on it. For the record, I also have a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, with a perfect dash. 98-01 Ram had the updated dashes that are the ones cracking on many people's vehicles.

- N. Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #62

Feb 152007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Dash has 2 large cracks that start at the window defroster.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #61

Aug 252007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,500 miles
The dashboard of my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab has cracked in half twice. The first time happened after the dealership replaced the air conditioning evaporator. I paid 50% of the cost with them to replace it with a new dashboard. This new dashboard has now cracked in two places and the instrument bezel is cracking as well. I have heard that this is very common with 1995-2003 Dodge Ram and it can cause electrical failures.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #60

Aug 012007

Ram 1500

  • miles
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. Cracks forming across dash board, origin appears to be defrost vents at and along windshield.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #59

Jan 052006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD quad cab model. Due to an apparent defect in the quality of the dash pieces, there are several major cracks running the total depth of my dash panel. Dodge will not replace the dash as a defect product which could cause safety issues.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #58

Mar 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Dodge Ram.....cracks in dashboard have now joined and chunks have fallen in. Worried that this will impair airbag deployment. I purchased this truck new and cracks started about 3-4 years into ownership.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #57

Aug 152007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles
I was wiping down the dashboard and large pieces broke off in my hand.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #56

May 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The dash board of my 2000 Dodge Ram pickup is falling apart. It now has huge holes in it everywhere exposing the interior of the dash components and systems. I have been to several local dealers who all say that they want nearly $1500 to replace the dash and that it is not a recalled item so I have to pay for it. There is definitely something wrong here!

- Mccalla, AL, USA

problem #55

Aug 282003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,464 miles
The dashboards of our Dodge survey truck have failed and had to be replaced at our expense. Not only have the dashboards failed but the transmissions as well, and again replaced at our expense.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #54

Feb 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,205 miles
Dashboard crack on 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 series. Crack started small about 5 months ago and has now engulfed entire dash. Numerous cracks have developed unrelated to original crack. Dashboard is now ready to cave in. Cracks emanate over entire surface of dash from driver to passenger side.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #53

Jun 012006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Severely cracked dashboard leading to large holes.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #52

Apr 012007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,500 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 club cab has a collapsed dashboard. It started out as a small crack that multiplied prior to collapsing.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #51

May 312007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab sport model. It has a cracked dash. Inface, there are large holes exposing wiring. Chrysler says this in not a defect. And is not covered under warranty.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #50

May 052003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The dashboard of my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 has at least 20 cracks in it with one large hole from pieces falling in. I understand that this has become a huge issue with Dodge owners, but daimer-Chrysler has done nothing to resolve the issue. I have not contacted a dealership local to me as I have seen all too often that owners are being rejected by them. Where is our protection as consumers?

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #49

May 292007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cracking and collapsing dashboard leaving wiring exposed.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #48

Aug 232005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge 1500 pick-up after about 4 years of ownership the dashboard developed a small crack at the passenger defroster vent. The crack increased in size until the top of the passenger dashboard was in many sections. This may cause a problem if the passenger air bag was deployed by sending flying pieces of dashboard out with the force of the air bag.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #47

Jun 192006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Complete collapse of plastic dashboard and gauge bezel. The top of the dashboard had so many stress cracks that there were no gaping holes in the top. It was possible to access all of the wiring through the top of the dashboard. This seemed to be a safety issue as there was no structural integrity to the dashboard now if the airbags deployed.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #46

Mar 202007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 870,009 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. In 2005 the dashboard started with some fine line cracks which have gotten longer and larger until this year. The dashboard has totally caved in and broken into several large pieces. My concern is with the area beneath the dashboard that was now exposed along with the condition of the dashboard. I have experienced a electrical problem of the truck, not starting. Like the battery was dead. I have replaced the battery at least twice and the starter and alternator professionally checked by 3 different mechanics trying to locate the problem. Also, we have tried to trace the system for a short. I was wondering if the caved in dashboard has exposed some wires to the elements. We live in Florida and try to amour all moisture the dashboard and use a sun screen for protection. At first I thought it might just be my Dodge truck, but my daughter has a 2001 Dodge 1500 and the dashboard started cracking for no reason. Is this a Dodge problem? I happened to catch a news story about this same problem and found that we are not alone, that this seemed to be a problem with the Dodge trucks along with potential electrical problems. You can contact scooper@local6.com for more information on the data he has collected concerning this issue. If would seem Dodge needed to look in to the problem.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #45

Jan 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, the dashboard was severly cracking, and had a few pieces break loose. Luckly the pieces didnt hit me. These cracks apeared about 3 yrs ago, and have gotten alot worse. I could find no solution but to replace the top part of the dashboard that was cracking at a cost of $850 installed.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #44

May 142007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,856 miles
On my 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 quad cab my dashboard started to crack and it created holes in the dashboard. Now, the dashboard was cracked all the way to the passenger airbag, and I was afraid that the airbag will rip upon deployment. Also, electrical failures; headad lights/tail lights/ dash lights and mirrors won't work once the heat got to the wires underneath the dashboard.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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