10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #16

Dec 212001

Ram Conversion Van 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 #15

Nov 012001

Ram Conversion Van 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 #14

Jul 132001

Ram Conversion Van

  • 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 #13

Mar 052001

Ram Conversion Van

  • 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 #12

Jul 012000

Ram Conversion Van 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 #11

May 122000

Ram Conversion Van 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 #10

Feb 142000

(reported on)

Ram Conversion Van

  • 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 #9

Feb 061999

Ram Conversion Van 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 #8

May 211999

Ram Conversion Van 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 #7

Mar 251999

(reported on)

Ram Conversion Van

  • 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 #6

Dec 111998

Ram Conversion Van 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 #5

Apr 221998

(reported on)

Ram Conversion Van

  • 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 #4

Oct 291997

Ram Conversion Van

  • 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

problem #3

Sep 151997

Ram Conversion Van

  • miles
Received recall notice (397V084000). Called dealer & set appointment. Supposedly did the recall, but transmission was damaged. Owner noticed oil on ground after recall repairs was done. Had a cracked transmission case. Dealer does not know when it will be replaced.

- Claymont, DE, USA

problem #2

Aug 181997

Ram Conversion Van

  • miles
Had received the recall notice (#97V084000) in mail. Called in to make appointment with dealer. Took the vehicle to dealer. They kept it over a week. They did not repair the recall problem. Did not explain why they could not do it.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 271995

Ram Conversion Van

  • miles
Transmission coolant overheated, transmission fluid spilled onto exhaust; caused fire between frame and transmission, on left front of vehicle.

- Cadillac, MI, USA