definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,675 miles

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problem #4

Nov 032010

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,200 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, there was a squealing noise from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the rear differential had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 74,200. Updated 1/21/11 the clutch pack retainer failed and had to be replaced as well as the entire differential post unit. Updated 03/23/11

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 102005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 4X4. My truck had 56,000 miles on it when the posi unit in the rear end exploded and tore up the gearing in the rear end. I was driving the truck down I-95 when this happed I did not know anything was wrong I got off 95 and thank god I did about a mile down lantana road I lost control of the steering and the rear tire started locking up. There were 3 of us in the truck if this would have happened on I-95 I dont know if we would still be here. Dodge built these trucks knowing there was a defect in the rear end along with mine there were 5 others with in miles of each other all with the same rear end problem. I contacted Dodge and ask them why this problem hasd not been fixed or recalled there answer was they did not care. This is a major problem in Dodge Ram with a posi rear end we got lucky but what about the other millions who have one of these trucks. My truck is a 2000 and I think the problem was finally corrected in 2003. So this problem is in 96-98 to 2002 thats a lot of trucks barreling down the streets that at any given moment the drivers can lose total control of with out any warning. Think of the accidents a 1/2 ton or 3/4 tun truck will cause when you cant steer it or if you lose the rear axle and your tires go rolling down the road with out the truck. Dodge should be responsable for this and to fix all these trucks. How many people have to die or already have because of this problem. Like I was told by many people " we got lucky" but there are those that wont.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 272001

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was going 30mph and vehicle stalled twice. Transmission specalist said planitary gear is not working. First and second gears are working fine. This vehicle had never stall, it just did not move at all while the motor was running. The vehicle had transmission problem. That is, planetary gear problem.

- Morrison, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 232000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Pinon gear in rear differential end was grinding. Had taken vehicle to dealer 3 times for same problem. Mechanic refused repair it again. Each time it was repaired, grinding would come back. The consumer says the rear end of the vehicle was flawed and should be replaced by a better design. The manufacturer had been contacted but was not taking any action.

- Bacaville, CA, USA