really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,952 miles

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problem #10

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 #9

Jul 122009

Ram 2500

  • 155,831 miles
Pulling loaded cargo trailer on a hot day in heavy traffic kin san antonio, tx. All a sudden truck started slowing down and smoke started coming out from under the truck. Stopped and looked under and transmission fluid was coming out of transmission on to hot exhaust. The hot transmission fluid melted the plastic/nylon material at the fluid line of the transmission and caused fluid to spray all over the exhaust and under side of truck and onto the payment. Transmission and lines had to be replaced. I was not aware of this recall as I had never been contacted. I wish I had, I would have saved about $4000!!!!

- Keithville, LA, USA

problem #8

Mar 151999

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,701 miles
My main complaint is the transmission. The pressure seal for second gear has been replaced 3 times. It lasts for about 30,000 miles and then goes. I've had to pay for the repair 2 out of 3 times. Approx 1400.00.. the last time I had parts put in that were not Chrysler products.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,992 miles
Cylinder head's are cracked, causing truck to damage head gaskets. Overdrive on the truck went out so truck wouldn't shift.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Paint is coming off in huge spots. Starts as a small faded area then starts peeling. Transmission stalls in second gear and takes a while to shift to third.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 192001

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving up hill, stopped at top of hill and started again. Noticed transmission would not shift out of first gear, pulled over to side observed transmission fluid leaking from disconnected lines, recall 97V084000 does not relate to the deisels vehicles

- Scmmcmish, WA, USA

problem #3

May 092000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
During failure all of the warning lights flash the transmission goes haywire and the tachometer goes haywire. This truck has been at three different shops, we have changed out the transmission relay, the headlight lamp, serviced the transmisison and still cannot find the cause. In addition, we have replace a radio which has shorted out and the fuel indicator doesn't work. Both of which failed before the truck was three years old, unfortuneately just out of warranty.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 291996

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trip odometer failed. Qcaw

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 271997

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed in reverse.

- Upland, CA, USA