10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

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problem #16

Nov 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for because the ABS light appeared on the dashboard. The mechanic informed the consumer that the sensor needed to be replaced. Please fill in additional information.

- Flora, MS, USA

problem #15

Apr 062004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Consumer stated while attempting to apply the brakes they grabbed and then released. As a result, the consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. No injuries reported.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #14

Aug 252004

Ram 1500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a right turn steering wheel failed. A loud squeaking noise was heard coming from the rear. Consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer. Mechanic informed consumer that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #13

May 152001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine fire, investigator located a blown ABS fuse as well, claim 04-1283-455.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #12

Jan 142002

Ram 1500

  • miles
The yellow ABS and red brake light comes on intermittently, the brakes don't function properly when the lights are on. Dodge has replace sensors, doesn't fix problem. I'm concerned about safety, and this causing a crash.. also the transmission isn't upshifting from 2nd gear. Nlm

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #11

Mar 112002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
While applying brakes and without warning vehicle will pull to left or right.

- Huges Spring, TX, USA

problem #10

May 152001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine fire, investigator located a blown ABS fuse as well, claim 04-1283-455.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #9

Dec 242001

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have had problems with the brakes wearing out quickly ( had them relined twice) and the manufacturer will not honor its warranty. The brakes are very unsafe.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 182001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Dixon, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 252001

Ram 1500

  • miles
On 08-21-01 our truck was in for repairs to the steering column. At that time we asked the service representative if there was a recall on the driver side air bag and they said no. I saw on the news about 2 months ago that there was a recall on the 2000 Dodge Ram quad cab. The ABS did not work because we slid about 70 to 100 feet. We did go to the place the truck was purchased and told them that the air bags nor did the ABS work they had no comment. I want someone to investigate and find out if the service department or the manufacturer is responsible for these things not working.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #6

Feb 012001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 20 mph on highway. When he applied brakes, they went soft, and vehicle hit another vehicle from behind.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 102000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has multiple problems: First, ABS locked up & wouldn't unlock until vehicle stopped. Dealer has changed every part they can think off, didn't have a clue to a remedy. Manufacturer said ABS was only used for emergency purposes. Second, problem involved brake fluid leaking. Dealer found a seal leaking, and put in a new master cylinder. Consumer picked vehicle up, and it didn't make it for 3 blocks. Front wheels locked up. Only thing that dealer had to say was sometimes they get bad parts. Consumer has more information to send in. Factory battery shorted out along with radio. The dash cluster, thermostat and housing on engie, crank sensor, both front rotors and calipers and steering gear box were replaced.

- Alma, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 141999

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front brakes would hang up. Whenever applying brakes, they would grab & pull hard to the right. Took to dealer at least 3-4 times for brake problem. Mechanic would not replace the brakes due to not able to duplicate the problem which was intermittent.

- Weyerhaeuser, WI, USA

problem #3

May 202000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When putting on brakes real hard vehicle will pull to left. If turning just slightly left or right, vehicle will quickly go left or right. Consumer has to really watch the road. The rear bumper is 24 inches off the ground where as the front bumper is only 21 inches.

- Dade City, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 052000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brake pedal is applied it feels like a rock, vehicle dose not respond to the application of the brakes, vehicle will not slow down. This happens intermittently. Dealer has been contacted.

- Oregan City, OR, USA

problem #1

May 012000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
While traveling on highway brakes locked up and started to smoke. Took vehicle to dealer, and mechanic noticed burned areas on hubs, and did not replace them or the shoes. Vehicle was parked and rolled forward into a tree. Each time dealer was informed, and nothing showed up as defective.

- Richfield, UT, USA