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

Ram Van 1500 owners with a 1994—2001 model year have the most problems with the interior (28%), electrical (21%), and the body (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available 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 1995 Dodge Ram Van 1500.
  3. A/C Not Working Properly 1 complaints at an average of 79,100 miles in the 1998 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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