pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,175 miles

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problem #4

Mar 151999

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,701 miles
My main complaint is the transmission. The pressure seal for second gear has been replaced 3 times. It lasts for about 30,000 miles and then goes. I've had to pay for the repair 2 out of 3 times. Approx 1400.00.. the last time I had parts put in that were not Chrysler products.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 262000

Ram Van 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle cut off and ran out of gas as a result of sending unit being inoperative. Not showing correct fuel level.

- Richlandtown, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 111997

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Check engine light comes on while driving, and sometime vehicle stalls, could be a several dangerous situations while driving on icy roads, could be software problem or tank overfilled with gasoline, causing a backup into the charcoal canister clogging the line.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 201997

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, could hear wind noise coming through the door on driver's side, continued driving, later, checked door, door lock post where normally welded to frame/covered with sheet metal, came off. Dealer rewelded door post back to frame. Had to be redone again 6 months later. Water leak at rear seam. While cruise control was activated at 68 mph, vehicle accelerated to 78 mph and was climbing. While driving in extreme heat, the clutch fan engages, there is a loss of power, and there is very low fuel economy.

- Bartow, FL, USA