Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 11 problems related to blower (under the visibility category).
Heater blower fails to blow to the floor or defrost. Truck windshield started to fog up and couldn't get it to clear because the defrost blend door is broken. Very dangerous problem with Dodge vehicles.
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The front windshield defroster was not blowing strong enough to demist the windshield. I tried the hvac knob on other settings, and the air flow was very weak on all the settings. Upon removal of the blower motor from the air box, I discovered that the re-circulation door had dropped down and was blocking the air flow to the blower motor. I was able to remove the re-circulation door from the air box, and upon inspection discovered it had broken at the connection point to the re-circulation actuator. The piece that had broken away from the door was still up inside the air box. Had this piece of plastic fallen into the blower motor, it may have damaged the fan or caused an injury. The hvac functions work full strength now, but there is no way to block the outside air from coming inside on very hot days or when it is smoky or there is an odor outside. Some people may not be mechanically able to fix this problem on their own, and I've read that the repair by the dealership is expensive. Some people have had the door break multiple times. Chrysler corporation should recall these vehicles and install a better designed and stronger re-circulation door.
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Recirculation door on heating/cooling system broke off inside duct work and was resting on the blower fan of 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. Cannot use defrost mode becaurse broken door is retricting air flow. Seems to be a common proble with 2003-2008 Dodge ram trucks. Truck has 26,000 mile and is out of warranty. Dealer wants 850-1,000 dollars to repair.
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Ac defrost heater air recirculation door breaks off it plastic axle, drops into and blocks the air intake into the blower motor. Thus resulting in no airflow thru the heat vent ac defrost system. Causing visibility problems since the defrost system will not get the proper airflow to work.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 blower door broken can't control where heat is directed, cant defrost windshield.
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. When the contact turned on the air conditioning, he noticed a noise within the blower. He examined the blower housing area and found broken pieces. The instrument panel cracked when he removed it to inspect. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint but was offered no additional assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 66,000 and the current mileage was 66,993.
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Dodge ram 2002 has a recall that could cause a serious electrical fire and foggy windows. This problem also occurs on the 2003 model that I own as well and they do not want to repair it. I have photographs of the heat that has been caused by the under sized wiring harness to become bare and could cause a fire. I have repaired the truck my self with no help from Dodge using the same repair kit for the 2002. Some dealerships will not sell me the item, one finally did. To help me out ***************** 10, 2003 | recall id# 21715 recall reason steering:column recall date Mar 10, 2003 model affected ram 1500 potential units affected 287725 recall summary on certain pickup trucks, the electrical connector at the bottom of the steering column contains an under-sized terminal for the hvac blower motor circuit. Localized heating from current flow with the blower speed set on high may cause the terminal contacts to relax and lose electrical contact. This can cause the hvac blower motor to become inoperative. Consequence this condition could cause impairment of visibility in inclement weather, increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy dealers will install a wiring harness overlay to correct this condition. Owner notification began April 15, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Notes daimlerchrysler corporation c11 ***********************************.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500. When switching from defrost vent to panel vent, the panel vent did not work. Venting went to floor. Daimler-Chrysler, I find, issued repair bulletins for this problem in spring of 2002, yet no recall. My repair costs are estimated at 800 dollars.
Vehicle blower motor fuse was blown on this occasion, and then later dates the ac condenser fan fuse was blown. The 40 amp fuse for the blower motor was replaced to fix the first problem. The condenser fan fuse was replaced at least once, and then the fuse box - where the condenser fan fuse goes - melted so that the fuse could not be replaced. Taking it to the dealer today. Also noticed lots of dashboard cracking complaints. I also have a dashboard that is seriously cracked. Paid to replace the part closest to the window, but the dashboard over the instrument panel was not replaced. Asked dealer to replace it three times, and all three times they said none was in stock. One person told me that they don't like replacing them because of the complexity of the job.
Blower making buzzing noise.
When vehicle is at a stop blower motor blows out warm air. However, when driving blower motor blows out cool air.
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