2000 Dodge RAM 1500 Structure Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2000 Dodge RAM 1500 Structure Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID812234
 Internal NHTSA #10351966
 ModelRAM 1500
 Model Year2000
 File date01/06/04
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problem`like thousands of other dodge ram owners, i have a severely cracking and collapsed dashboard in my 2000 ram 1500. The cracking started around 60kmi and had started on the passenger side originating from the bolts securing the upper dash to the inside firewall. Eventually a crack will form from all of the bolts, with some crack connecting with others causing pieces of the dash to collapse. Once this happens, the upper (5) bolts will be providing no support to any part of the dash, except for those pieces directly connected to the bolts. This vehicle was assembled in the mexico plant. I believe that the problem is with the installation. My theory is that when the dash is originally installed, the dash is rested upon (2) bolts at the bottom under the side kickplates and then the top (5) are used to bring the dash into its final resting position. While doing this, there may still be residual forces on those top bolts pulling the dash down even after the (2) lower bolts are tightened. The procedure should be to push or hold the dash in place until the lower (2) bolts are tightened and then the top (5) bolts are there only to secure the upper dash only. I would like to recommend installing a center shimmy brace that would be used to position the assembly in the final resting position that would connect between the dash subframe and the inside firewall. Once in position the dash the lower (2) bolts can be torqued. Then the (5) top bolts would not be attempting to hold the dash in place. I consider this a safety hazard during an event where the passenger side airbag is deployed and potential sharp pieces of the cracked dashboard are thrown about the cab area.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure60000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBURKE, VA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase28/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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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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