really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,449 miles

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problem #4

Jan 192012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the contact drove over black ice causing the vehicle to spin around and crash into a mountain and then a guard rail. The seat belt fractured and the air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained body, neck and face injuries and was transported to the emergency room. The police were notified and a report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified who advised that they would send a representative to further inspect the vehicle. The failure mileage was 140,000....updated 08-03-12 updated 8/31/12

- Hammett, ID, USA

problem #3

Oct 182010

Ram 1500

  • miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram truck. I have a high-back booster seat in the back for my child. The best spot for a child is the rear center seat, but you must have a lap and shoulder belt for a booster. The outboard spots in the back seat of my truck are both lap and shoulder belts. Both rear outboard seats, are incorrect. The retractor is not an ALR, ELR, or a switchable, and they both have sliding latch plates - which mean that in the event of a crash or rapid deceleration the belts are not going to grip and stop any person from coming forward. The owners manual says that in the event of an emergency they will stop moving. I tested this out by driving and coming to a quick stop, and the two lap and shoulder belts in the rear never gripped. I don't know if this is a recall thing or if my truck just has broken back seat belts. Please help.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #2

May 172008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,795 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that he was involved in a minor crash while driving up a hill. The bottom of the front bumper fell on the road and caused the vehicle to stop. The contact stated that the passenger was injured. She suffered a dislocated broken sternum. The police responded but did not file a report. The owner discovered that the passenger and the driver side front seat belts had also failed during the crash. The belts did not lock in place. The owner believed that the reason for the passenger was injured was because the seat belts failed to function properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced both seat belts at Chrysler expense. The mechanic tested the new belts and the new drivers side belt was also defective and would not lock. The dealer ordered another seat belt and it appeared to function normally. The failure mileage was approximately 109,795. The current mileage is 120,000. The consumer stated while driving, he struck a sand hill. The vehicle received minimal damage and did not hinder drivability. Updated 11/17/10

- Southline , MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 152000

Ram 1500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Slot which guides the seat belt on driver's side causes the belt to twist and jam by itself. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA