2001 Dodge Ram Pickup SLT 360
Won't buy another Dodge truck. They need to address their defects
Most recent, the hood flew up while driving, causing severe damage to the hood, windshield, both hinges. A factory recall on this latch system was too late for me, as the truck was bought less than 1 year ago, and I did not know about it.
A/C compressor failed in June.
Evap. coil under dash board leaking in July.
A/C pressure switch & canister, both bad in July.
Dashboard fell apart in several pieces; also a factory problem.
Lost both front wheel bearings in August.
Water pump failed, due to a leak in a small hose you cannot see between the pump & manifold, in July.
2 weeks later, the radiator started leaking at its base. August.
Very bad noise in Reverse has just started, but only when cold? October.
Severe rust on brake lines below brake booster under hood. September.
Rust bad on the top caps that support the front shocks under the hood. September.
I bought this truck in November of 2011, and have had it less than 1 year.
It has been up on a roll back and in the shop more than on the road.
It had been painted in October 2011, and looked and ran great at that time. Still having to make payments is hard when so much is failing on this truck.
The hood latch should never fail on any vehicle, causing the hood to fly up while driving. 2000-2001 trucks were recalled by Dodge per NHTSA with defective hood latches.
The engine is strong and the trans seems solid for now.
Seats are comfortable, even on long trips, with good leg and head room. The design of truck is what sold me on the Dodge Ram.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th October, 2012