really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,619 miles

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problem #9

Sep 012010

Ram 1500

  • 82,000 miles
Engine shuts off while driving and stops in the middle of the highway. This happens several times per day. To start the engine back up, I have to come to a complete stop, cut the ignition switch completely off, wait 1-5 minutes, cut the ignition switch completely back on and if the gas meter gauge comes on, then the engine will start up again. The engine will cut off again while driving in 1 minute to a few hours.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #8

Jan 012005

Ram 1500

  • 120,000 miles
Severely cracked dash board and leaking heater core as a result.

- Rosenberg, TX, USA

problem #7

May 122010

Ram 1500

  • 90,567 miles
My Dodge truck driving on the freeway at 65 all gauges zero out and the no bus reading is displayed on the odometer readout the truck is unresponsive losing power all warning lights are displayed on instrument panel. The truck now stalls at stop lights and runs rough. It has been at two shops the shops have replaced the computer the instrument cluster the body control module and has checked every wire and has not found any solutions.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 162007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I have 2000 Ram 1500 pu. With A5.2 engine. Driving down the road, oil when to 0. engine died. Had it towing to shop, engine gone. Locked up.

- Hotchkiss, CO, USA

problem #5

Oct 242007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
Vehicle keeps stalling out while driving. I could be doing 60 mph or I could be doing 25 mph. There would be no warning it would just die. Lucky for me I was able to restart the vehicle in a few minutes. I brought it into the dealer 5 times to fix still it isn't running properly. They replaced numerous wires & the crank sensor. This has been going on since 10/07 and as of 1/5/08 problem still occurring. (5 times in total).

- Ridgefield Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 312007

Ram 1500

  • miles
The recall that you list on the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 is not accurate. I called several dealers and the told me that they have nothing on record concerning this issue. Please change your records. This info was found in your web site NHTSA.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 152003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Engine spark knock as a result of a bad plenum gasket. Dodge apparently will not fix, unless I come up with $450-$500. I bought the truck used and apparently there was a service bulletin for that particular problem, but I had no idea that it neede to be done. By the way, I bought the truck in Jan of 2003 and the bulletin was released in Feb of 2003. I would have thought that I would have received a notice in the mail, but did not and now I'm on the hook for the repair.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #2

May 152003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
1.body jumps at different speeds unable to steere.2.odometer reading didn't move for approx- 1st 200 miles.3.engine knocks. 4. shifting linkage and gears grind. 5. transmission slips and front axle grinds. 6.salesman said I was approved and did qualify for any vehicle in the lot with $10,000 down.called finance company after purchase and was approved for the vehicle I originally wanted.7.brakes need to be replaced all the way around. Thank you, tom & deb aleto

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Goodyear invecta gl tires experience uneven and premature wear, dealer states tires are wrong type for vehicle, Dodge states tires are correct, tires caused vibration and caused vehicle to drift, tire size P235/75R15. Bezle was loose on driver door panel, rear doors leaked, dealer adjusted and aligned both rear doors due to excessive gap. Vehicle experienced coolant leak. Consumer hears wind noise. Air conditioner would not cool properly. There is a loud noise from the exhaust. Vehicle gets poor gas mileage, only gets around 9 miles per gallon.

- Knoxville, TN, USA