really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,333 miles

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problem #3

Jan 202012

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 96,998 miles
After operating vehicle under heavy load (snowplowing), the hydraulic clutch line ruptured when the clutch was depressed and the hydraulic fluid ignited on the hot exhaust system. Note: There was a recall (NHTSA campaign id number : 99V115000 ) issued for the exact same problem with this make/model/year truck with a V10 engine verses the V8. The heat from the nearby exhaust pipe exceeded the temperature rating of the hydraulic clutch line material causing it to rupture.

- Frenchtown, MT, USA

problem #2

Jan 142002

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Clutch could not be use at the time of shifting gear. Had taken vehicle to dealer. They found out that clutch trail bearing was destroyed.

- Presca Valley, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 211999

Ram 2500

  • miles
There are two recalls for this problems #828 & #838. They do not include the 1996 two wheel drive, the clutch hydraulic is the same and we had the same problems. They fixed it at 98,000 miles and the same thing happened 15,000 miles later. Their fix did not fix the problem. They installed a shield but the plastic clutch line runs next to the shield and touches. Plastic next to metal melts and the line burst causing or can cause a fire. They will not fix it again. The recall also need to be expanded..

- North Fork, CA, USA