5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,500 miles

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problem #14

Sep 252005

Ram 2500 4WD 10-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 118,000 miles
The contact smelled a gasoline odor and was unaware of where the odor was coming from. This continued for a couple of weeks. The contact inspected underneath the vehicle and discovered that gasoline was dripping from the gas tank onto the pavement. The vehicle was taken to an independent service shop. The mechanic confirmed a crack in the gas tank. The crack was actually on top of the gas tank at the fasteners and mounts that attached to the tank to the truck. The mechanic had no idea why this failure occurred. The mechanic contacted Chrysler in order to find a replacement, and they stated they did not have the tanks available for that model year. The mechanic also searched for aftermarket replacements and was unsuccessful. At this point there have been no repairs due to the lack of parts. The consumer was waiting in limbo for a replacement tank that could not be found at this time.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Feb 172004

Ram 2500

  • 85,000 miles
While driving at 25 mph vehicle was running very roughly. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who found that fuel tank and fuel pump were contaminated.

- Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #12

Mar 172003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Gas tank heat shield on 1996 Ram pickup due to design flow of gas tank.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #11

Jun 222002

Ram 2500

  • miles
While filling up gas tank tank fell onto the ground causing fuel to leak. Dealer notified.

- Merdian, ID, USA

problem #10

Jun 292002

Ram 2500

  • miles
1 off the mounts that holds gas tank broke. Tank fell about 10 inches under vehicle, which could cause a major fire if it had fallen to the ground.

- Taos, NM, USA

problem #9

Jun 062002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Fuel tank assembly leaked fuel.

- Taos, NM, USA

problem #8

Jul 011999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Talked w/ several other Ram owners with same problem. Dealer also confirmed that there has been several complaints about the malfunction with the diesel. I feel that because there is no way to know the amount of fuel in the vehicle when fueling this is a safety as well as an envirmental hazard.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #7

Feb 062001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Fuelguage misread amount of fuel in vehicle. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Wetherford, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 162000

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The plastic molded gas tank is loose, and moves around when driving. Dealer has been contacted. Heat shield will not stay secured to the tank, dealer has attempted to repair twice, however has been unsuccesful and states that the whole ank needs replaced.

- Taylorsville, KY, USA

problem #5

Dec 121995

Ram 2500

  • miles
Fuel gauge doesn't work. Consumer had the fuel gauge replaced three times. Gauge doesn't measure the gallon of fuel in gas tank.

- Deridder, LA, USA

problem #4

Jul 072000

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
On diesel engines fuel gauge is stuck on empty, and the fuel indictator light stays on even with fuel in the tank.

- Burien, WA, USA

problem #3

Aug 271999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
I was parked next to a curb in a lot at work care was behind me. Had to go over curb at 1-2mph heard bang tire blew out. Drove across street, pulled into lot, got out, gas tank dragging ground and sloshed gas all over road. Driveshaft had been turning against metal plate on side of tank-straps broke-had no warning of anything wrong-had to have truck towed-sloshed gas all over trailer-drivers' parting words "pray for me". I called Dodge told them I wasn't paying for a safety defect, and that I wasn't happy. They called dealer dealer took care of it no charge. Very upsetting having gas tank fall off of what is supposed to be a heavy duty truck. Appears only one strap holding tank up -no secondary supports. Anybody else have this type of thing happened to them? I can't imagine being in a wreck if it is that fragile.

- Mounds, OK, USA

problem #2

Mar 011996

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel sending unit in fuel tank failed twice.

- Dulzura, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 101997

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving down the street something hit the gas tank and the gas tank broke and started leaking gas.

- Fall River, MA, USA