definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,640 miles

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problem #7

Oct 282003

Ram 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,477 miles
While driving 75 mph the consumer lost all steering and brake power preceded by a loud noise coming from the engine. The technician serviced the vehicle and replaced the broken engine crankshaft. The engine failed because lubrication failed to reach the front two piston rods. The other six piston rods and bearings showed no lubrication problems.

- Fanwood, NJ, USA

problem #6

Dec 112002

Ram 3500

  • 20,000 miles
The engine stalled, when the vehicle decelerated.

- Chaska, MN, USA

problem #5

Dec 012002

Ram 3500 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge 3500, they have replaced 4 V10 engines and the truck only has 54,000 miles on it. The engine gives little to no warning and just stops running.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #4

Mar 012002

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer stated while driving, and without prior warning the oil pump went out causing the engine to freeze which in resulted in loss of power. Consumer has contacted the dealer,

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 222001

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • miles
This truck has had a noise in the engine shortly after I purchased the truck. It has been downhill since then, I casn get all the service reports on file at bill abbott. The truck is now at cummings midwest power co. In bloomington il for anouther problem they have the head off and checking it for a problem also the crankshaft seal leaks oil this isthe second engine in this truck. I would really like to see if I could exchange this truck for a like one as I can't trust this truck. Thank you. Glenn thomas.

- White Heath, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152000

Ram 3500

  • miles
Oil breather cap is located in front of engine fan, forcing oil fumes into vehicle. Vehicle was sent to dealer shop on three occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Provide any further information.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 072000

Ram 3500 4WD

  • miles
June 1,2000 (2958ml) engine starts pinging, driver side window thumps when rolling up & down. July 21,2000 (6840ml) engine still pings, knocking sound under vehicle, thumping in window still present, oil pressure falls while driving. July 31,2000 (7509ml) engine still pings, knocking under vehicle still present.left cylinder head cracked, #2 cylinder replaced. Sept. 12,2000 (9420ml) engine still pings, knocking under vehicle still present, oil pressure still falls while driving, thumping in window still present, final repair attempt. Dec. 7,2000(14128ml) had to have crankshaft, rod bearings, main bearings, #4 cylinder rod and piston, oil pump repalced.returned on 12/14/00. Dec. 15,2000 (14169ml) no oil pressure. Had to have oil sending unit, oil pump, & screen replaced..

- Palmer, MA, USA