2000 Dodge RAM 1500 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2000 Dodge RAM 1500 Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1486865
 Internal NHTSA #11115769
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2000
 File date28/05/18
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDriving my vehicle down a city street i started to approach a stop sign. As the vehicle came almost to a stop i heard a scraping noise and then the vehicle abruptly stopped. When i pressed the accelerator pedal the engine would rev and the truck would act like it was in park while in "d". I got out of the truck to inspect and found my driveshaft was no longer attached at the rear of the vehicle, to the transfer case. No abnormal noises were heard prior to this, or any running issues that would have indicated a problem. The truck will not move in forward position, but will roll backwards in neutral. Once i was able to remove the driveshaft from the transfer case and inspect, i found that the pinion nut had backed off and was still encased inside the rear flange attached to the driveshaft & u-joint. Fluid had been blown out and covered all of the rear axle and differential. I was able to roll my vehicle in neutral backwards out of the roadway. We hauled vehicle home using one of our other vehicles and a trailer with a come-a-long wench. Vehicle is still not repaired at this time. I have contacted dodge directly at the dealer as well as through their customer service chat. Both instructed me that nothing could be done at this time. It was suggested that i fix the vehicle and that if a recall was released at a later date then reimbursement could potentially be issued. The reason i contacted dodge was due to the fact that this is a known issue with model years that are slightly newer than my vehicle. A recall was issued for almost 300k vehicles for this exact same complaint. I feel dodge should have done further investigation into how long they had been using this particular design for their rear differential pinion nut and extended the recall further.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure199418
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateEAST BEND, NC
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase30/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed5
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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