2nd Generation (1994—2001) Ram 1500 Problems

Ram 1500 owners with a 1994—2001 model year have the most problems with the interior (63%), transmission (10%), and the engine (5%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Dashboard Cracked 207 complaints at an average of 94,948 miles in the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500.
  2. Blown Transmission 12 complaints at an average of 123,331 miles in the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500.
  3. Multiple Cracks Suddenly Appeared in My Dash 24 complaints at an average of 115,580 miles in the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500.

What Ram 1500 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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