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Instrument Panel Problems of Dodge Ram 1500



Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 32 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category).

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 1
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact noticed a problem with the windshield wipers which stopped functioning on delay. They would stop in the middle of the windshield when he deactivated them. He later noticed that the left turn signal and the left headlight failed to function. A warning code illuminated on the instrument panel; however, he was unable to identify the code. The contact called an automotive parts store who stated that the problem could have been caused by the multi-function switch. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The current mileage was approximately 150,000. The failure mileage was approximately 147,000.

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Failure Date: 06/08/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While the contact was driving approximately 30 mph, a fire ignited from the instrument panel without warning. Immediately, the engine was turned off; and the contact exited the vehicle. There were no personal injuries. The fire department was called to the scene. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to the residence. The failure mileage was 57,000. The VIN was not available at the time of the complaint.

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Failure Date: 05/24/2010

When trying to signal a turn (either way) the signal either goes the opposite of what you want or doesn't work at all. Have been stopped due to non signal on a turn, explained the issue and showed them how it didn't work, then all of sudden works, but is the opposite turn signal. . . . Got off without anything but a verbal warning to fix. Also the wipers act up, turn on intermittant and the wipers go fast and then will suddenly stop in mid wipe and won't return to its normal position. They also will not go on intermittance or slow at all, but will go on the fast wiper speed. The instrument panel only lighs up on certain clusters since the issues started with the wipers and turn signals. I believe this truly is a safety issue and should be addressed by daimler Chrysler!!!.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4
Failure Date: 05/19/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact noticed that in may 2010, there was a small crack on the right side of the instrument panel. As of August 2010, the crack became bigger from the windshield to over the gauges. The instrument panel was also beginning to separate. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 68,000. The failure mileage was approximately 66,000.

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Failure Date: 04/01/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that all of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure but advised replacing the speed sensor, which appeared to be defective. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but offered no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 6
Failure Date: 01/17/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated the gauges on the instrument panel do not work intermittently and give incorrect readings. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer. The failure mileage was 109,000 and the current mileage was 114,000. Updated 08/01/lj.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 7
Failure Date: 01/17/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The instrumental panel began to crack and pieces of it had fallen into the electrical area on the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who provided an estimate to have the vehicle repaired and stated that there were no recalls. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed what the dealer stated. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 8
Failure Date: 11/17/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the glass shield on the instrument panel fractured. The gauges were still operable yet they were exposed. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired for the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage 64,000. Updated 11/11/10 the entire plastic part of the dash cracked and fell a part. Updated 11/18/jb.

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Failure Date: 06/18/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel was cracked approximately one inch starting from the passenger side. Over a two year period, the instrument panel caved in and the indicators were no longer concealed by the panel. Both the manufacturer and dealer were notified of the failure and diagnosed that the instrument panel would have to be replaced yet the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 35,000.

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Failure Date: 07/01/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel shattered into small pieces and fell into the dashboard. The dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 93,000. The VIN was unavailable.


 
car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 11
Failure Date: 06/28/2008

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While idling at a stop sign, the abs light illuminated on the instrument panel. While driving approximately 70 mph, the abs light illuminated again. The speedometer then failed and the speed was not visible. Most recently, the emergency parking brake light and abs light illuminated again and the speedometer completely failed. The contact went to autozone; however, there were no error codes for the failure. The dealer and manufacturer have not been notified, but the contact wanted to get in touch with the manufacturer's headquarters. The current mileage was 41,952 and failure mileage was approximately 41,500.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 12
Failure Date: 01/15/2008

The dashboard started cracking. That is a seperate failure. The next failure is when going over any bumps in the road, the dashboard lights, rpms, guages, bells cuts off and if you happen to turn the vehicle off, it will not restart. It is not corrected and after contacting chrystler, they opted to do nothing towards the repair.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 13
Failure Date: 01/01/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel began to crack in January of 2008. By June of 2008, the panel had cracked into small pieces and a piece fell into the air conditioning motor, which prevented him from using the air conditioner. The dealer would not repair the vehicle for free and is charging $800. The manufacturer provided the contact with reference number 17583492 and advised him to check with the dealer. The contact feels that the manufacturer should replace the instrument panel for free. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 116,000. Updated 09/13/08. Updated 09/17/08.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 14
Failure Date: 10/06/2007

The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500. While the contact was examining his vehicle, he noticed that the dashboard was completely falling apart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the entire dashboard needed to be replaced. In addition, the instrument panel lights would not operate correctly. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 99,000 and failure mileage was 97,000.

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Failure Date: 10/01/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel was cracking and falling apart. The dealer and manufacturer stated that there was no open campaign on this defect. One of the plastic pieces from the instrument panel fell into the air vent when he activated the air conditioning system. The piece of plastic cut his wife's eye. The manufacturer stated that they could replace the instrument panel at the cost of $500. The failure mileage was 81,000 and current mileage was 84,000.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 16
Failure Date: 07/20/2007

Check gauges light comes on very often. Taken to dealer can not find problem & it still is happening.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 17
Failure Date: 07/12/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel began cracking and three months later, the instrument control panel cluster fell completely inward. He has not yet notified the dealer or the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 83,000 and current mileage was 90,000.

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Failure Date: 05/08/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that he is unaware of how his vehicle's dashboard became cracked. He stated that the dashboard is also collapsing. The current and failure mileages were 74,000.

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Failure Date: 05/08/2007

The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle's dashboard is cracked and holes are present on the passenger and driver side. The dashboard had a cover glued to it when the vehicle was purchased to hide the damage. The contact stated that she will notify the dealer today (may 8, 2007). The vehicle does not have cruise control. The current and failure mileages were 138,000.

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Failure Date: 04/16/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated the glass on the instrument panel was cracked and was beginning to spread. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that there was no remedy for the failure. The failure and current mileage was 118,000.

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Failure Date: 04/15/2007

The dash board in my 2003 Dodge ram is cracking. I didn't think much if it, until I saw on the news that others were doing the same and continuing to collapse until there are electrical problems, such as head lights turning off.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 22
Failure Date: 03/23/2007

The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle's dashboard is detaching and deteriorating in clumps. He is worried that the air bags will not deploy because of the failing dashboard. This has been an ongoing issue since the vehicle was purchased in March. The manufacturer stated that they are handling this matter on a case by case basis. Being that the contact is the fourth owner of the vehicle, they will not be able to assist him unless another recall is issued. The engine size was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 125,000.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 23
Failure Date: 01/01/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard is falling apart. He feels that if the air bags deploy, he could be seriously injured. The contact notified a local authorized dealer and the manufacturer, but they will not repair the vehicle for free. The correct VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 75,000 and failure mileage was 70,000.

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Failure Date: 01/01/2007

The dashboard on my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck has cracked and I believe may be affecting my control panel (odometer and speedometer). I went to drive my truck one afternoon and the whole control panel wasn't working. I also have some kind of fumes coming from my vents whenever I turn on the air conditioning, heat or defrost which may be related to the dashboard also. My defrost doesn't work at all due to the cracks in the dashboard because the air isn't going where it is supposed to go.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2006

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel is beginning to shatter in several different places, leading to the air bag. He stated that the air bag will eventually deploy. The dealer accused him of tightening the screws too tightly underneath the instrument panel; however, the contact stated that he has never touched the instrument panel in that regard. Other dealers have stated that this is a common occurrence with this make and model. The failure mileage was 55,000 and current mileage was 79,199.

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Failure Date: 05/01/2006

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. Approximately one year ago, the contact noticed a crack in the dashboard of her vehicle. She took the vehicle to be repaired and the dealer and the manufacturer stated that nothing could be done because no recalls were issued for the vehicle. The contact has since noticed another crack in the dashboard. The current mileage is 81,000 and failure mileage was 72,000.

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Failure Date: 04/01/2006

When are you folks going to do something about this hazard? are you just waiting for someone to get hurt?? it is irresposnsible to continue to neglect this. You have 802 complaints on this vehicle and most are the following issue!!Dodge ram dashboard manufacturer defect; falling apart creating a serious safety hazard in numerous ways. Updated 04/12/10.

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Failure Date: 10/07/2005

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. Approximately one and a half years ago, the vehicle's instrument panel began to crack asw well as the dashboard. The crack gradually spread from the driver side to the passenger side of the vehicle. In addition, the air vent detached. The cause of failure has not been diagnosed. The current mileage is 56,000 and failure mileage was 42,000. Updated 10/18/07.

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Failure Date: 05/23/2005

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard has cracked on the driver side. The dealer will replace the dashboard free of charge, but not the frame of the dashboard. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 40,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 30
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

The contact owns a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel had been breaking into pieces over the past few years. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that he would be responsible for all repair costs. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 78,000. The current mileage was approximately 135,000.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 31
Failure Date: 06/07/2003

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.

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Failure Date: 01/01/1901

1997 Dodge Ram 1500 dashboard shattered under consumers hand. The consumer also wanted to add that Chrysler pt cruiser has the same dash problem. Updated 03/08/10.


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