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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,798 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 282006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the vehicle vibrated when the brake was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on three occasions. On the first occasion the dealer replaced the rotors and calipers. The vehicle was taken to the dealer 5,000 miles later, but the dealer refused to repair the vehicle again. The vehicle was taken to another repair shop, and 9,000 miles later, the rotors and calipers were changed a second time. The contact stated that the rotors were too small for the vehicle. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 162004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,102 miles
The contact stated there was major vibration in the front end of the vehicle due to rotor warpage. When depressing the brake pedal from any speed over 20 mph the front end of the vehicle shimmied, and it was very difficult to hold the vehicle on the road. The vehicle has been to the dealership on four occasions. The brake rotors, calipers, and pads were repaired every four to five months. The manufacturer was contacted. There were no recalls. Updatd 01/25/06.

- Chagrin Falls, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 032004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
1 St.-brakes pulled to right couldn't keep truck on road went into ditch. 2nd.-brakes again pulled to right, went from left lane[4 lane highway]to right lane before stopping. 3rd-brakes pulled to right went onto right shoulder before stopping, based upon 40+years of working on cars, the right front brakes drag went the are heated up and fade out completely, have been to dealer twice truck was bought in 02-2003 and has less than 15000 miles, still pulls to right.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

May 062004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,090 miles
Front end shakes when braking. Tires are blad on on side due to frount end out of place. This has been in too the dealer 3 times for the front end and 2 times for the brakes.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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