10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,416 miles

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problem #8

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 #7

Feb 052005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 auto with a cummins diesel. For the production years 1998 to 2001, some of these engines where produced with an inferior engine block (identified with a block casting number of "53"). more specifically these blocks have thinner water jacket walls than other blocks so with coolant cavitation, corrosion, coolant pressure in the block, and torque, they may crack, spilling your coolant. When the crack occurs, and there are very many documented cases, it is on the passenger side of the engine, the same side as the exhaust manifold. I have not heard of any fires, etc. But I know that engine coolant does contain flammable ingredients and the exhaust can get very hot, especially when towing. Also, this engine with a 53 block has been used in other applications, including: Medium duty trucks from different manufacturers, mobile homes, public school buses and mass transportation buses. I searched the NHTSA site for info regarding the cummins 53 block, but could not find anything. Any information you can provided would be of great use. Although the engine block in my truck has not cracked, I'm more interested in preventing a problem than experiencing it. Very many thanks in advance for your time and effort.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #6

Feb 012005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 114,000 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 has a cummins 5.9 liter diesel engine. The engine block has crack in the water jacket and is leaking coolant. Cummins engine manufacture has admitted to this as being a problem and has not corrected the problem.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #5

Oct 292002

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer notice engine leaking oil from under engine. Dealer has been contacted technician notice vacuum pump need to be replace.

- Taylor, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 222001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment, consumer had it towed to dealer, claim 37-3254-339.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #3

Jun 192001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced fire in the engine compartment, the entire cab was burned, claim 36-A186-713.

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 222001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment, consumer had it towed to dealer, claim 37-3254-339.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 192001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced fire in the engine compartment, the entire cab was burned, claim 36-A186-713.

- Enid, OK, USA