really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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problem #3

Nov 151998

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Spent $1200 to rebuild entire front end of car due to excessive clunking and looseness after only 40,000 miles of lite street use. Factory installed componants obvoiusly inferior quality or defective. Dailmer Chrysler was willing to assist in the costs of the repair until the bills came in. Daimler Chrysler walked away from the issue. Rear window water leak - suggest other owners to look on passenger side for water ponding adjacent to sill plate at rear of seat. Rear factory sliding window defective. Must replace with alternate selection. Headliner will not fit properly on alternate selection - beware. Dodge Ram owners beware. This owner jumping ship from Dodge/Chrysler products. Only owned this vehical for 11 months.

- Danvers, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 201997

Ram Van 3500

  • 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

problem #1

Dec 011996

Ram Van 3500 4WD

  • miles
Front brake rotors malfunctioned, causing vehicle to pull; also, front brake pads/ calipers/power locks/gas gauge sender failed.

- West Jordan, UT, USA