really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,403 miles

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problem #4

Jun 142017

Ram 3500

  • miles
Dashboard is cracked and disintegrating

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 182017

Ram 3500

  • 121,613 miles
Dashboard is disintegrating and has sharp shards that cuts hands when cleaning it.

- Crystal River, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012000

Ram 3500

  • 56,000 miles
Broken dash. I bought trk new in 98. In 2000 I found a crack in my dash. I went to my local dealer and the serv. Mngr. Advised it was a cosmetic issue therefore not covered by warranty. I did not replace dash as it was quoted as over 750 to R/R. over years it has gotten worse. For last couple of years small pieces of the dash would blow out of the A/C vents striking me in the face while driving. Very dangerous issue.

- Purdon, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 201998

(reported on)

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Fuel system is marketed to consumers as being more energy efficient however consumer's vehicle does not experience energy efficiency.

- Fort Stock, TX, USA