hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,858 miles

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problem #29

Jun 162009

Ram 2500

  • 175,000 miles
Dash has cracked and piece fallen out. Since the dash holds the passenger airbag a cracked dash could cause the airbag to not function properly in an accident. The cracked dash is a big problem in the Dodge pickups from 1998. The dealers won't do anything about it since there has not been a safety recall issued.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #28

Jul 112008

Ram 2500

  • miles
Dash in my 2000 Dodge 2500 is cracking and falling in which could cause electrical issues because of exposure to the sun. I have been checking on line and this seems to be hugh problem across the country. I believe Dodge should be held accountable for putting such a poor quality product on the road, the way the dash is caving in could cause injury or death if the air bags deploy in a accident.

- Watauga, TX, USA

problem #27

Jun 102006

Ram 2500

  • 80,000 miles
Dashboard on my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 is cracked an pieces are falling out leaving a big hole in the dashboard.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #26

Nov 102008

Ram 2500

  • 80,340 miles
Dashboard cracked and now has fallen apart. Now there is a 6"X6" hole in the middle of my dashboard.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #25

Dec 012008

Ram 2500

  • 46,000 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 dashboard cracked and collapsed...causing electrical problems and potential safety issues.

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #24

Nov 102008

Ram 2500

  • 106,000 miles
I have major dashboard cracking on 2000 Dodge Ram truck. Vehicle has not been involved in an accident, it appears that the material used in the dashboard is defective. It is my opinion that if I was in a serious accident, large shards of the dashboard could come loose and cause a serious injury.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #23

Oct 192008

Ram 2500

  • miles
The dash board on my 2000 Dodge Ram 2400 has cracked in numerous places and is caving in. I am concerned that if the air bags deployed, passengers could injured by the sharp pieces of plastic.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #22

Apr 272005

Ram 2500

  • miles
Dash cracking and starting to collapsed.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #21

Jun 062003

Ram 2500

  • miles
2000 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton-----the dashboard is cracking and all to pieces.

- Sulphur, LA, USA

problem #20

Jan 012003

Ram 2500

  • 70,000 miles
Dashboard has literally fallen apart. Started with a small crack, now has a huge whole in it from collapsing in on itself.

- Hoschton, GA, USA

problem #19

Aug 152004

Ram 2500

  • 85,000 miles
Dash is falling apart under carpet dash cover.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 152006

Ram 2500

  • 135,000 miles
Cracked and collapsed dashboard. I believe the passenger airbag is in jeopardy of a false trigger and/or deployment, potentially causing bodily harm or injury. Or worse, it may not deploy at all should an accident occur. Absolute no support from the manufacturer.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #17

Feb 062006

Ram 2500

  • 80,000 miles
I purchased new in 2000 a Dodge Ram 2500 sport extended cab and two years ago the dashboard began cracking, at this point pieces of the dash have fallen through leaving holes in the dash. I tried to get the dealership in concord, nh to fix it when it was under warranty but they refused. It appears that this is not a limited defect as I've found thousands of complaints on the internet from similar year owners.

- Bow, NH, USA

problem #16

Apr 222008

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard of my 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck has caved in. It was hidden by a fuzzy dashboard cover when we purchased the truck last year as "used" and only discovered the problem when we removed the cover. It turns out it is a known problem with Chrysler, but they will not repair it.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #15

Jan 012006

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The dash is badly cracked, from the heating duct in several directions including over the speedometer and toward the passenger side. A piece has fallen in. It appears more will, too. I understand from others with this problem the whole dash will eventually fall in and that Dodge takes no responsibility for what appears to be a very common manufacturing defect in this make of truck. The cracking is not crazed as would be expected from uv damage. This is an ongoing problem that has slowly worsened over the course of several years.

- San Martin, CA, USA

problem #14

Nov 252003

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
My 2000 Dodge Ram dash started to crack in 2003 and now has cracked so bad that chunks are popping off of it driving down the road.

- Clinton, IN, USA

problem #13

Oct 182007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,035 miles
Cracked dash in a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. In reference to the news story done by wkmg orlando.

- Harlowton, MT, USA

problem #12

Nov 062007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Dash is cracked and has fallen in some areas. Sharp pieces have broken off and are loose.

- Newhall, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 232007

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2000 model Dodge Ram 2500. The truck is an extra vehicle that is seldom used with only 43,000 miles and is very well taken care of. Two years ago the dash began cracking just in front of the driver. I was concerned, but thought it was just sun damage to my specific vehicle. Within only months the problem had grown and there were many other cracks from end to end on the dash. A local body shop looked at the problem and gave me an estimate of nearly $1000 to replace the dash. Still assuming this was an isolated problem with only my vehicle, I decided to purchase a dash cover to hide the unsightly cracks and possibly protect it from further damage in lieu of the expensive dash replacement. The dash cover did hide the cracks, but did nothing slow down the continual cracking. After speaking to others with similar problems and reading numerous accounts on the internet, I am now concerned about safety issues related to electrical system problems, air bag deployment as well as flying projectiles in the event of a crash. I filed a complaint with daimler-Chrysler, which stated knowledge of the problem only to be told the vehicle is out of warranty and the district manager had declined any assistance to remedy the problem. Thanks for any help to rectify this issue.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012002

Ram 2500

  • miles
The 2000 Dodge Ram dashboard began to crack when truck was two years old. The dealership reported that it was not under warranty, and tried to fix it by himself. After a couple of years the crack grew and eventually large pieces of the dashboard broke off. It has not been repaired.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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