1996 Dodge B2500
We bought our 1996 B2500 right off the lot. It is a conversion van. About a month after our purchase we took a 1500 mile road trip. We discovered the lights in the back did not work and the split stereo functions did not work. By the time we got back from vacation, the dealer refused to correct the problem. Mechanically all seemed fine until about 20,000 miles. The transmission had to be replaced. Then the oil pump went outaround 30,000 miles. The oil light came on every time I turned to the right. After checking the oil level and finding it full, I took it to the dealer. They said all was fine, but after the engine started knocking, they replaced the oil pump. Around 50,000 miles the light started coming on again, the pressure would drop to zero, but after a few minutes come back up. I replaced the oil sending unit and that worked for awhile. At 70,000 the AC went out. At 90,000 the AC went out again. Now I have just replaced the oil pump again last week and the oil light is coming on again. I read the Durango have the same problem. I am thinking DODGE is having serious problems.
DODGE needs to RECALL these motors and give us our HARD EARNED money back for those out of pocket expenses for these LEMONS.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st September, 2003
20th Oct 2007, 12:37
Wow! Couldn't you specify which engine your van has?
3rd Jun 2013, 06:24
Who cares what kind of motor it has. With that many problems, just stay away from it, no matter what motor it has.
One thing not mentioned is all Dodge 2500 series or bigger vans get lousy fuel mileage. Mine got 12 MPG tops with a 360 V8, but fortunately I only drove it short distances the whole 6 years I owned it.
I had to have the whole top end rebuilt. And when the trans died, I got rid of it. The cargo space was great though. Mine was a Maxi Van. I don't regret owning it, as much as I wish it would have been better made and not built in Canada.