10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,920 miles

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problem #40

Jan 072007

Ram 1500

  • 84,000 miles
Truck purchased in 1999. Maintained regular recommended scheduled service. 2006, tcc transmission solenoid needed replacement. 2007, tcc solenoid replaced again. 2007, transmission with 84,000 miles needed replacement. Jan 2007, contacted Chrysler Corp for split of cost for new transmission. (denied). 2007, second new transmission replaced. 2008, long cracks on dashboard. 2009, compressor, clutch fan and ac system replaced. 2009, front and rear passenger speakers inop. 2010 second transmission slipping, od light and tran temp light on at 33,000 miles on new transmission.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #39

Sep 122008

Ram 1500

  • 80 miles
I bought a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 truck. It was 2 yrs this may/08, it is now in the transmission shop getting a rebuilt tranny at the tune of $3K. The electronics went out and it was full of metal!!! it had low mileage when I bought and seemed in great shape, boy was I screwed. One week after buying it I called clarke motors in Virginia to tell them about this light coming on and they told me it was nothing, just a computer sensor - not to worry about it. It is a damn crime that this company continues to build faulty vehicles and puts the consumer as well as their employees at risk. Where is the class action"?? where do I sign up"

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #38

Feb 152007

Ram 1500

  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. After putting 400 miles on the vehicle, it began overheating while driving uphill at an unknown speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they replaced the transmission cap. When the windows were rolled down, they would not go back up. In addition, the headlights would dim when the windows were rolled up and down. While driving between 5-10 mph uphill, the exhaust system fell off the vehicle. The bolts were not properly tightened. The cd changer had to be replaced after failing twice. There was also a grinding noise in the transmission when the shifter was placed into gear, and there was a hesitation when placing the gear into reverse or drive. The transmission has been rebuilt, but the vehicle is still grinding and hesitating when placed into gear, drive, or reverse. On May 22, 2008, the vehicle will be taken to the dealer for the driveshaft to be replaced in hopes that the grinding will cease. The current mileage was 73,500 and failure mileage was 400.

- Lakeside, AZ, USA

problem #37

Aug 282003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,464 miles
The dashboards of our Dodge survey truck have failed and had to be replaced at our expense. Not only have the dashboards failed but the transmissions as well, and again replaced at our expense.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #36

Sep 182000

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,765 miles
Consumer stated that when the vehicle was in overdrive, there was a noise between the cab and back of the truck. The transmission has been overhauled and they replaced the linkage box. The vehicle has been in the shop 17 times for the transmission problem. They have also replaced the bearings in the overdrive 1 or 2 years ago. At that time it was making the same noise and they will not touch it again. The dealership is helping the consumer and he stated it has been in and out of the shop over the last 5 years.

- Centerline, MI, USA

problem #35

Feb 112004

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Have had to replace transmission twice, making a total of 3 transmissions on a vehicle with less than 75000 miles! the 2nd was 200 miles over the warranty. Daimler/Chrysler response... too bad. Also the dash has cracked, and the rear window leaks. Georgia lemon law is worthless!!

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #34

Jul 102004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,447 miles
Purchased vehicle private sale. Accompanying paperwork showed transmission fault code P1740 at 34826 miles. At 37,500 miles P1740 light came on again. Rest by mechanic because initial paperwork indicated problem had been repaired by replacing the pressure boost valve cover plate. At 38,450 miles the O/D off light came on and truck would not shift into overdrive. Transmission tem light came on within 10 minutes of slow driving.

- East Falmouth, MA, USA

problem #33

Feb 122004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,013 miles
Transmission failure, not only on this truck, but on numerous others. There seems like something should be done to correct this problem. Its bad enough to pay the prices for a new vehicle, but to have to replace the transmission is outrageous. I understand that mechanical problems occure, its just seems that there are more transmission problems with Dodge than with any other vehicle..

- Bay St. Louis, MS, USA

problem #32

Jan 052004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Consumer stated that transmission failed at 80,000 miles. While driving to work power shut down, and the vehicle stopped. Consumer had vehicle towed to a Dodge dealer, and was told that the transmission failed. The dealer/mechanic told consumer that in order to repair vehicle it would cost her from $3000 to $5000.

- Zephyrills, FL, USA

problem #31

Jan 152003

Ram 1500

  • 108,000 miles
Transmission slipped in and out of gear without warning. Transmission was replaced five times; however, the problem still exists.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #30

Jul 012001

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,500 miles
The transmission had to be replaced at 35,000 miles after being taken in for service 4 different times for overheating of the transmission which would cause the O/D to kick off while you were driving. End result found that the ball that controls the flow of the transmission fluid was getting stuck closed, not allowing the fluid to flow.

- Plainfield, CT, USA

problem #29

Nov 112003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,800 miles
2000 Dodge Ram, transmission failure, torque convertor and overdrive components under 60,000 miles. Automatic transmissions are rated for 150,000 miles, 3 others in the same shop for the same problem

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #28

Oct 292003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer is able to put vehicle in gear without pressing the brake pedal.

- Tryon, OK, USA

problem #27

Oct 262002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmissionwould not work at one point heard a loud bang and transmission started working again about a month later transmission started to screech and lock up causing rear wheels to lock up. Headlight switch defective or a short in the wiring have to beat on dash for lights to come on. Also A/C fan clutch locked up. Built Ram tough is a bunch of crap.

- Putnam, CT, USA

problem #26

Oct 262002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,292 miles
Transmissionwould not work at one point heard a loud bang and transmission started working again about a month later transmission started to screech and lock up causing rear wheels to lock up. Headlight switch defective or a short in the wiring have to beat on dash for lights to come on. Also A/C fan clutch locked up. Built Ram tough is a bunch of crap.

- Putnam, CT, USA

problem #25

Apr 022003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,056 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 w/ over drive. Transmission needs to be replaced after 75,000 miles. Also have had several other problems with truck during the three years.

- S.Hadley, MA, USA

problem #24

Dec 202002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer stated that they could change gears without there foot on the brake. Dealer notified.

- West Olive, MI, USA

problem #23

Dec 252002

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
Transmission started slipping in overdrive. Took to dealer was told nothing was wrong. 1 1/2 weeks later. On christmas. Stopped at stop sign. Went to go and had no foward gears. Luckily there was very little traffic. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Still waiting for a response.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

problem #22

Aug 202002

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving there will be a knocking noise coming from transmission. Contacted dealer. Had vehicle in 4 times, they could not locate cause of problem or fix problem.

- Ashville, NC, USA

problem #21

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

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