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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,395 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 202000

Ram 1500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,079 miles


The contact complained about brake failure on four different occasions. There were no warning signs, indicating a problem with the brake system. When brakes fail there is also loss of steering control. When the brakes are applied the pedal will go all the way to the floor. The only way to stop the vehicle is to apply the hand brake. The dealer tried to repair the vehicle on three different occasions. After a period of time the brakes will fail again. The dealer suggested the problem could be within the power booster pump and the master cylinder. Updated 11/19/05.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #3

May 212004

Ram 1500

  • 16,500 miles
While braking master cylinder failed. Consumer managed to pull over, and had the vehicle towed.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 142002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Brake master cylinder "blew up" while driving.

- Maple Ridge, CD, USA

problem #1

Jan 102002

Ram 1500

  • miles
Truck brakes continue to go soft. The dealer(s) have worked on the brakes. Changed master cylinder. At low speeds the pedal goes to the floor, but not every time. Now the brakes are simply slow to engage. Feels like you are going to put your foot through the floor. Of course, the dealer has only been able to replicate the problem once! any other reports of problems" solutions" not comfortable driving the vehicle. Have had to take the shoulder several times to avoid collisions. Just started the legal route since Chrysler has been less than cooperative.

- Ville Platte, LA, USA

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