7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,667 miles

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problem #3

Feb 142005

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Saterday Feb 12, 2005 was driving to visit family member about 9:30 - 10:00 am when dash board displayed "check gauges" I noticed oil gauge dropped down and engine started making noise I pulled over checked oil stick made oil in it. I called the Dodge service dept I was told to bring in. That Monday I brote in to dealer. I received a call saying that it was metal in the engine and the bearings was black and it needed a engine and it would cost about $5100. My pressure went up.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Sep 152003

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Engine spark knock as a result of a bad plenum gasket. Dodge apparently will not fix, unless I come up with $450-$500. I bought the truck used and apparently there was a service bulletin for that particular problem, but I had no idea that it neede to be done. By the way, I bought the truck in Jan of 2003 and the bulletin was released in Feb of 2003. I would have thought that I would have received a notice in the mail, but did not and now I'm on the hook for the repair.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #1

May 152003

Ram Van 1500

  • 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