3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,832 miles

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problem #4

Jul 112014

Ram 2500

  • 68,000 miles
Alert: Dodge Ram 2500 diesel life threatening problem --- on July 11, 2014, while driving on U.S. route 77 in North Carolina I passed an 18 wheeler at 70 mph and pulled back into the right lane in front of the truck when, without any warning whatsoever, the engine just stopped. The truck I had just passed nearly jackknifed as the trucker applied his brakes in a panic maneuver to avoid rolling over me from behind. Luckily, he maintained control, got around me, and continued on his way. I coasted to the side of the road and tried to restart the engine but, although it would crank, it would not start. I was forced to wait and then, after a time, tried starting it again. It did. I slowly drove to the next exit but not without incident. After going only a few hundred yards the truck bucked, hesitated and stopped again. Again, I waited. This scenario repeated itself until I got to safety. Coincident with the engine stopping the power steering failed, the ABS light came on, it appeared the airbag system was inoperative and all the gauges in the instrument cluster stopped working. Eventually, my truck was towed to lake norman Dodge. There, the very helpful assistant service manager, terry, evaluated the problem saying either the powertrain control module or the instrument cluster was the problem but his experience led him to try replacing the computer first. Replacing the PCM fixed the problem. The instrument cluster resumed working. At least temporarily. On September 16 2014, on a local trip, the truck just stopped again. I was stranded on a state road. I used my prior experience with waiting, starting, driving a little way and having the engine stop again to limp into a local repair shop. Eventually, they towed it to shelor Dodge in christiansburg, va. Where it currently remains, ... inoperable.

- Blacksburg,, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 042001

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 33,329 miles
Twice while driving the 2000 Dodge 2500 club cab the engine stalled suddenly. The consumer was able to stop the vehicle with the emergency brake. Once the consumer was bale to restart the vehicle he drove to the dealer where they replaced the fuel pump. The fuel pump failed again, the dealer informed the consumer to expect it to fail again for the third time. The starter had to be replaced and the consumer experienced problems with sluggish shifting.

- San Andreas, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Overdrive module and torque convertor both failed at 59000 miles. Had vehicle back to dealer around 34000 for a vibration in the transmission and they stated nothing was wrong, that was the beginning of the torque convertor problem. Dodge won't stand behind their products and an automatic transmission should last 150,000 miles or more without a rebuild.

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #1

May 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
1.body jumps at different speeds unable to steere.2.odometer reading didn't move for approx- 1st 200 miles.3.engine knocks. 4. shifting linkage and gears grind. 5. transmission slips and front axle grinds. 6.salesman said I was approved and did qualify for any vehicle in the lot with $10,000 down.called finance company after purchase and was approved for the vehicle I originally wanted.7.brakes need to be replaced all the way around. Thank you, tom & deb aleto

- El Cajon, CA, USA