2nd Generation (1994—2001) Ram Van 1500 Problems

This generations ranks 15th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (28%), electrical (21%), and the body (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 47,000 miles in the 2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500.
  2. Cracked Dashboard 3 complaints at an average of 67,081 miles in the 2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500.
  3. Won\'t Start 3 complaints at an average of 99,500 miles in the 2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500.

What Ram Van 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.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2001 7 15 93 2.99
2000 0 11 114 0.0
1999 1 13 139 0.18
1998 1 18 163 0.25
1997 0 11 122 0.0
1996 2 14 111 0.31
1995 3 16 109 0.72
1994 0 22 98 0.0

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