hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,048 miles

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problem #12

Mar 012006

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 77,571 miles
The cracking has done nothing but get worse. The dash has begun having chucks of broken plastic fall off into the instrumentation and on the floor. It has disproportionately devalued the truck. The dash should be replaced by Dodge along with the bezel on the instrument cluster which has 2 cracks in it. The cracks in the dash are also were inhibiting the defroster from clearing the windshield when fogged up on the inside. This was proving very dangerous until I removed the pieces that were blocking the air flow.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #11

Jan 052006

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 150,000 miles
Dodge case # [xxx] cracked dashboard due to defective plastic when truck was manufactured in 2000. Vehicle was parked in an insulated enclosed garage except when being driven. Due to the severe cracks, sharp pieces could potentially fly through the cab upon impact during an accident causing serious to fatal cuts. There should be a recall on the defectives dashboards. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Plains, MO, USA

problem #10

May 202009

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated the dashboard disintegrated and began to fall from the vehicle. The manufacture advised they had not received any complaints similar to his and would not provide any assistance. The failure and current mileages were 55,000. Updated 07/19/10 updated 09/07/10

- Hartselle, AL, USA

problem #9

May 172004

Ram 3500

  • 80,000 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 dash caved in, all plastic is breaking.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 192008

Ram 3500

  • miles
The dash board on my 2000 Dodge Ram 2400 has cracked in numerous places and is caving in. I am concerned that if the air bags deployed, passengers could injured by the sharp pieces of plastic.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 012008

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Dash board has several cracks. They make popping noises and are getting worse.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jan 012007

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
Dodge 3500 dash cracking into pieces, con cern of sharp edges if in an accident and pieces falling through the dash onto gas linkage or brake preventing them from working.

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 042005

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact states dashboard cracked on the passenger's side over top of the air bag compartment. The manufacturer and the dealership were contacted. They offered no free remedy. No repairs have been made.

- Wimberely, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 152003

Ram 3500

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
The main problem with this 2000 Ram 2500 4 whdr cummins diesel, quad cab, truck is the Chrysler design defective front end. In my case, the trac-bar. This, in my area is a $439 plus tax item, the dealer steals another $75 plus taxes for installation. Two bolts hold this device in place and is only a 15 min repair. The trouble is in 30,000 km the new trac-bar has failed making it a chore to keep the truck between the lines. You dart all over in your lane depending on the pavement ruts and general pavement condition. I can see this design defect causing added stress and problems to the ball joints. This defect is a Chrysler problem and all costs to cover repairs should be covered by the manufacture and not the customer. This, and the other many, Dodge front end problems I feel is just cause for a recall order.

- Fruitvale Bc, UN, USA

problem #3

May 152003

Ram 3500

  • 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

problem #2

Jan 182001

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Consumer states above rear window the headliner is wet and is falling down, roof trim panel replaced and door latches adjusted. Experiencing multiple problems with cap having moisture in left hand side compartment, moisture in rear hatch, light shows through right hand side of bed to cap.

- Ellenville, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 202000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Had a short block placed on engine due to making a pecking noise. Also, transmission would make a whinning sound when shifting into gear. This happens anytime when either stopping or starting off. Air conditioner and heater are inoperable. Vibration is felt at 48-60 mph. Dealer replaced engine, however problem is still present, dealer told consumer to use 30 weight oil, consumer wants dealer to buy back vehicle, he feels he has a lemon.

- Atoka, OK, USA