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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 022005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


The truck has continually had an intermitten problem with a resistence sensation, as if thy parking brake was on. I thought at the time it was an engine problem because of excessive raw fuel smell at the tailpipe. Dealer shop found nothing wrong at 3,218 miles (12/01/05). At 18,000 miles (5/2/05) there was a complete brake faliure, lose of brake pressure. Brake light came on and I believe the anti-lock braking sysetem froze and shorted out, because the unit was humming very loud and was getting very hot after the key was removed.I called on the evening of 5/3/05 and asked to have the defective part given to me. They said they would.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

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