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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Truck
#58 of 62 Quality..
Jul 14, 2002 (8:06 pm)
I am watching to see the quality from the perspective of no or at least few failures and how Dodge deals with them.
There are folks in the GM camp that have had failures that GM is not fixing.
The length of the warrantee means nothing if they don't honor it.
Yes, I drive a Chevy. I shopped for a Ford, and was surprised to buy a Chevy. It was beyond warrantee so I am not in that boat.
I am reading your experiences to see if my next truck will be a Dodge.
Got a friend with a Dodge Truck that sits in his driveway waiting for the lease to end. Something about the brakes wearing out in less than 5K miles and the local dealer thinks it's normal.
I want to know about the new truck quality and reliability.
#59 of 62 #56 of 56: Quality Experience w/Ram 1500
Jul 16, 2002 (7:27 am)
I have driven my 2000 Dodge Ram 4x4 QC 24K miles and been extremely happy with it. I have owned a Ranger, and two Toyota pickups and the I like the Ram the best. No problems (knock on wood) yet. However, I would go for a Ram Offroadster with the beefed up shocks and bigger tires. I have hit the axel just going over curbs and dropping stuff off at the landfill. I may end up putting larger tires on it eventually to get around this. I think I should mention the cab comfort in regards to the seats. I have had 3 back surgeries and found the seats to be unparralleled in truck comfort. They are really supportive for my back. The truck rides nice as well. Hope this helps.
#60 of 62 Check Gauges Light
Jul 27, 2002 (6:59 am)
Recently my 2002 Ram 1500 has been showing zero oil pressure for a couple seconds causing my check gauge light to come on. This only lasts a second or two then the pressure goes back up and the light and warning tone go off. My concern is that it only does this when you slow down to under 15mph, when the oil pressure is at its lowest. Only have 5700 miles on the 4.7. Have an appointment on Monday with dealer.
#61 of 62 Re: check gauges light
Jul 28, 2002 (11:17 am)
There is a TSB out for this. It is an update to the PCM. The zero oil pressure will set of your check gauges light. The update will slow down the updates from the oil pressure sensor, eliminating the drop to zero and the check gauges light. Your actual engine oil pressure is fine. Good luck at the dealer!
Aug 04, 2002 (7:51 am)
Thank you for the information. My 5 star dealer knew nothing about this and could not duplicate it, during the two days they had my truck. I will bring back this information to the dealer. Thanks again.