A fine vehicle that has to be watched and maintained carefully
The steering box had to be replaced at 47000 miles due to a design flaw in the assembly. The lower bearing was a bushing that elongated and destroyed the lower seal allowing steering fluid to leak out.
The headlight switch failed and had to be replaced at 82000 miles.
I experienced two separate occasions of zero oil pressure. The problem at 77000 miles required replacement of the sending sensor. At 137000 miles, the pressure was fine when starting vehicle, then when driving the pressure would drop to zero until full operating temperature was reached, then pressure would rise to normal 39-42 PSI. I dropped the oil pan and discovered that Chrysler went to a shielded oil pump screen that collected oil particles that could not drop into the oil pan after engine was shut off. The accumulation of particles in this screen resulted in the total shutdown of oil flow through the engine. I believe I caught this before serious damage was done to my engine. I have heard of others with the same problem who have been told that the oil pump failed by their dealer.
I feel that Dodge produces a fine truck that has some flaws due to cost costing efforts in manufacturing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th September, 2003