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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,397 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 162004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,102 miles

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

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

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

problem #1

Mar 052003

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Front brakes: Pulsation, vibration, shaking. New rotors were replaced. Dealer wants to re-surface front brakes and install front brake pads? I've had nothing but problems with the front brakes. The emergency brake cable broke and was replaced as well. I see a serious safety concern here and an accident waiting to happen. I guess they will only worry about this when there are fatalities.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

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