10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,250 miles

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problem #24

Feb 152007

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
Brake line failure due to corrosion also corrosion of transmission and fuel lines 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup 4WD ext cab.

- Mt Bethel, PA, USA

problem #23

Nov 192004

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer contacted manufacturer to verify if manufacturer's recall 722 repairs were done. Manufacturer insisted that repairs were performed but they had no records of it done. Vehicle was then involved in a fire which was caused by the transmission cooling unit and line quick connection melting. There were no injuries.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #22

Mar 232004

Ram 3500

  • 69,000 miles
After parking the vehicle consumer noticed that transmission fluid was leaking. Dealer examined the vehicle, and determined that cooling line clips were damaged.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #21

Dec 232003

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 230,000 miles
The plastic transmission lines became hot and leaked transmission fluid. The leak caused internal damage and now it must be rebuilt. Please provide any additional information.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 152002

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Plastic transmission cooling line melted, and caused fluid to leak. Dealer was notified, and replace it with a metal line. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Columbia, CA, USA

problem #19

Dec 212001

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • miles
Consumer states transmission leaks. Dealer found defective cooler line. Copy of reimbursement check for expenses incurred by consumer attached.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #18

Nov 012001

Ram 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Coolant system inside of transmission was melting gear, transmission was replaced. Consumer states that the transmission was replaced 01-Nov-2001 and she had nothing but problems with it until now.

- Woodland, PA, USA

problem #17

Jul 132001

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving up a hill engine lost power and rolled backward. Then, consumer controlled vehicle and parked it, and saw black smoke. Transmission fluid came out. Problem was just like safety recall on gasoline O, but this vehicle engine was diesel.

- Siverdale, WA, USA

problem #16

Mar 052001

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In 1997 vehicle was taken in for recall 97 V 084 000 repairs. Problem has reoccurred, transmission fluid was leaking. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- Fairview Hieghts, IL, USA

problem #15

Jul 012000

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55 mph transmission cooling lines broke, there was a recall on this component but it only covered gasoline models, not diesel. The consumer stated that there were two instances when the transmission connections blew out.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #14

Aug 032000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Before recall 97V084000, recall compenent failed causing the transmission line to separate with transmission fluid leaking onto the ground, consumer wants reimbursement (consumer is an attorney).

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 032000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Before recall 97V084000, recall compenent failed causing the transmission line to separate with transmission fluid leaking onto the ground, consumer wants reimbursement (consumer is an attorney).

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #12

May 122000

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
The throttle cable unraveled, front differential seals leak oil, transmission plastic connections leaked, and an alignment needed T offset bushing.

- Templeton, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 142000

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Dealer was doing a diagnostic check on the vehicle when temperature exceeded the limit, causing transmission cooling lines to separate, resulting in fluid leaking onto the manifold which caused a fire. Also, recall 99V115000 deals with the same type of problem. However, this vehicle is not included due to VIN.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #10

Feb 061999

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 97V084 000/transmission cooling line: While traveling on the highway at 65 mph fluid line disconnected from transmission and caused loss of fluid. This could have caused a fire. Dealer notified, and infomed consumer that vehicle was not under a recall.

- Murriets, CA, USA

problem #9

May 211999

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving driver saw heavy smoke coming from the back of truck. After stopping truck, driver crawled under the truck and noticed transmission fluid squirting out of the transmission line. Truck was towed to the dealership. Dealer is reparing the truck at owner's cost. Also, this truck was not included in recall 97V084000 Chrysler/transmission cooling line. The failure was the plastic fitting that attaches the trans cooler line to the transmission, allowing fluid to leak out. Fluid was spewing out dangerously close to the ignition..et.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #8

Mar 251999

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer not notified of recall of transmission cooler pressure line quick connects which from incorrect seating or extreme heat caused fluid loss rrsulting in severe transmission damage.

- Mountain H, ID, USA

problem #7

Dec 111998

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • miles
3500 pickup while driving up a 7% grade the transmission cooler line came loose and I lost all transmission fluid. The tow truck dealer said there was a plastic snap fitting on this cooler line that often ruptures. When they called in the dispatcher said, " another Dodge?" we had just come down a severe grade. If this had failed on that slope we'd probably been killed.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #6

Apr 221998

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
Recall 97V084000, transmission cooling unit and lines; dealer does not have the time to do recall repairs because it is for free.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 291997

Ram 3500

  • miles
Received recall notice (#97V084000). Called nearest dealer & made appointment, but they were overbooked. Took vehicle to another dealer out of town after calling about parts. Arriving was informed did not have parts & to take vehicle some place else.

- Ruidoso, NM, USA

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