2nd Gen (1994 – 2001) Dodge Ram 1500 Problems

The 2nd generation of the Ram 1500 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 21.34. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 1994–2001 Ram 1500 model years have sent in 2045 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (63%) followed by the transmission (11%) and the engine (5%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2001 911
2000 307
1999 381
1998 168
1997 140
1996 93
1995 31
1994 14

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