fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,900 miles

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problem #3

Mar 151999

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,701 miles
My main complaint is the transmission. The pressure seal for second gear has been replaced 3 times. It lasts for about 30,000 miles and then goes. I've had to pay for the repair 2 out of 3 times. Approx 1400.00.. the last time I had parts put in that were not Chrysler products.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 262000

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle cut off and ran out of gas as a result of sending unit being inoperative. Not showing correct fuel level.

- Richlandtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 111997

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Check engine light comes on while driving, and sometime vehicle stalls, could be a several dangerous situations while driving on icy roads, could be software problem or tank overfilled with gasoline, causing a backup into the charcoal canister clogging the line.

- Denver, CO, USA