10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 12
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,476 miles

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problem #21

Jun 022005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
The "check gauges" indicator alerted and the oil pressure went to zero. The vehcile sputtered and the engine stopped. I found out from my mechanic that the engine had siezed and would cost $5000 to repair.I have already had two transmissions replaced at a cost of $3,300 and cannot put anymore into this defective vehicle. 2000 dodge1500 Ram 4X4.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 202002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While driving vehicle will stall. Vehicle has been checked by dealer several times, who advised consumer he could not duplicate problem. Very consumer concerned about safety while driving.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #19

Sep 132000

Ram 1500

  • miles
The power control module and body control modules blew out twice within the first 4000 miles of the trucks life the leaky intake manifold was detected after several complaints of a tapping noise in engine that was worse when accelerating. Still not fixed vehicle still has real bad tapping in engine. Truck died while driving down the road, left me stranded. Diagnosis was that the fuel pump module went out. Electrical problems with the vehicle also shorted out the cassette player. I have also heard strange buzzing noises in the cab while driving. Took back to dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong. Vehicle is still not running properly.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #18

May 152001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced an engine fire, claim 04-1283-455.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #17

Jul 302001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire in engine compartment while consumer was driving, wiring harness B/H firewall burnt, claim 18-N185-992.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #16

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 #15

Jul 012000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Fire appeared to have started from the alternator, fire caused battery to explode/melt and got acid all over, consumer stated in March the engine had to be rebuilt, the oil had been changed 1-2 weeks prior to fire, claim 16-N124-673.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #14

Oct 162001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer smelled smoke, a fire had started under the hood, claim 11-3818-794.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #13

Oct 162001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer smelled smoke, a fire had started under the hood of the vehicle, claim 11-3818-794.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #12

Oct 162001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer smelled smoke, a fire had started under the hood of the vehicle, claim 11-3818-794.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #11

May 152001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced an engine fire, investigator located a blown ABS fuse as well, claim 04-1283-455.

- Little Rock, AR, 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

Jul 302001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire in engine compartment while consumer was driving, wiring harness B/H firewall burnt, claim 18-N185-992.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #8

Oct 162001

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer smelled smoke, a fire had started under the hood, claim 11-3818-794.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 012000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Fire appeared to have started from the alternator, fire caused battery to explode/melt and got acid all over, consumer stated in March the engine had to be rebuilt, the oil had been changed 1-2 weeks prior to fire, claim 16-N124-673.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #6

Jan 112002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While trying to enter freeway heard 3 bell chimes. Then, horn started to sound, and engine had shut down.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The engine idles roughly, intake gasket failed twice, camshaft design is poor. Nlm

- Ormond By, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 012000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer is having major engine problems on start up and normal operation. Dealership is aware of problem. However, source of the defect in engine cannot be determined. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Jennings, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 202000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Had a short block placed on engine due to making a pecking noise. Also, transmission would make a whinning sound when shifting into gear. This happens anytime when either stopping or starting off. Air conditioner and heater are inoperable. Vibration is felt at 48-60 mph. Dealer replaced engine, however problem is still present, dealer told consumer to use 30 weight oil, consumer wants dealer to buy back vehicle, he feels he has a lemon.

- Atoka, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 132000

Ram 1500

  • miles
The power control module and body control modules blew out twice within the first 4000 miles of the trucks life the leaky intake manifold was detected after several complaints of a tapping noise in engine that was worse when accelerating. Still not fixed vehicle still has real bad tapping in engine. Truck died while driving down the road, left me stranded. Diagnosis was that the fuel pump module went out. Electrical problems with the vehicle also shorted out the cassette player. I have also heard strange buzzing noises in the cab while driving. Took back to dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong. Vehicle is still not running properly.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

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