2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Sport 5.9L from North America
Great truck... if you can afford to get rid of it before it hits 30,000 miles
Air Conditioning system began to leak at 30,000 miles.
Right rear speaker shorted out at 42,000 miles. Right front speaker began working intermittently at 43,000 miles.
Upper dash pad began to crack at 44,000 miles. At the current 52,000 miles. it looks like a spider web.
Water pump blew at 46,000 miles.
Transmission cooler lines leak.
Front crankshaft seal leaks.
Within the past 3 days:
ABS and brake lights came on
Speedometer quit working
Check engine light came on.
I have been a professional mechanic since 1982. I keep my vehicles well maintained. This one, I cannot keep up with.
A huge disappointment. It's a beautiful truck to look at. Rides and handles like a dream. Too bad I can't trust it.
My '88 Bronco was in better mechanical condition at 100,000 miles. than this truck was at 45,000.
I WILL be trading this truck next week when the most current problems are corrected. Back to Fords for me, never to stray again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd July, 2004
19th Aug 2004, 16:33
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 club cab with 56,000 miles on it. I agree with your comment that it is a very good looking truck and rides like a dream. I also agree with your comment on the dash pad. Mine began to crack at 55,500 for no reason and now looks like a spider web. It's obviously a defect in material, but I guess we live with what we have.