hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,300 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1996 Dodge Ram 2500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #1

Aug 262003

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,300 miles
The vacuum system was replaced twice due to oil contamination. Consumer was told about a recall on the check valve. Per manufacturer. This vehicle was not affected. However the check valve was missing on this vehicle. Recall# 97V068000. This caused the heater/A/C controls to fail and the vacuum hose leading to the master cylinder booster system. (full of oil and not functioning) the hose which lead to the brake booster was soft. The consumer had work done to the brake wiring system but immediately after the brake light had come on as the consumer was leaving the service dealer. The dealer didn't address the vacuum oil problem, but wanted to fix the unrelated problems. The air vent would not close while the vehicle was in motion.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA