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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,020 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 252009

Ram 1500

  • 13,617 miles

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

The right front wheel assembly broke free from vehicle while driving at 40mph nice straight road St 933 going from notre dame to niles Michigan. The assembly rotor calipers lug nuts suspension and rim with tire. As the assembly rolled under the truck is caused me to go airborne this happened at 1:30pm on a beautiful day. 08/25/09. After the truck came to a stop I got out and could not believe what just happen. It was just a matter of minutes before the state police arrived. His first question was am I ok do I need medical attention. His second Q uestion where is the other vehicle I told him there is none. Question 2 where is the rest of the truck. I said I do not know. My insurance is bent on getting the truck auction off trying to recoup some of there money. I got on your homepage and found a recall notice campaign id number 04V221000 affecting 6183 vehicles. The truck sits at copart salvage case exp.0001961. I also called the manufacture they said it must have gotten lost in the mail. Thew recall was in 2004 two months after purchase of the truck they offered no help. What is there was some traffic that day there would have been many deaths including myself.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 192006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that his vehicle had the wrong labels. The vehicle had 20 inch rims, but the frame indicated that they were 17 inch rims. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04V221000 (equipment:other:labels). The dealer did not repair the tires. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 61,000 and failure mileage was 24,000.

- Lisvon, CT, USA

problem #4

Apr 262007

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the door label has incorrect tire information. When the vehicle was taken to the mechanic, they did not know how much air to put in the tire due to the incorrect label. The label reads P245/20R17, but should read P27560/R20. This issue is similar to NHTSA recall # 04V221000 (equipment:other:labels). Daimler Chrysler stated that nothing could be done. The current mileage is 50,000 and failure mileage was 45,000. Updated 02-01-08.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 302003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

- the contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram. He noticed the vehicle certification label had incorrect information. There was recall recall #04V221000. The manufacturer stated this vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact felt that this vehicle should be included. The vehicle currently has 35,000 miles.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 132006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,500 miles
I was driving my truck when I had a flat tire and was stranded. I put my spare tire on and drover to my house. I then had a inspection of the tires to find the front tires were showing signs of underinflation and wear on the outer edges. The rear tires including the one that went flat were showing signs of overinflation, wear in the middle of the tire. I called daimler Chrysler customer support on two occasions(case #14711417) and informed them that the tire inflation label in the door jam on the driver side of the vehicle, the same on the dealer and handbook refer you for quick reference. It stated the vehicle came with P245/70R17, as per the vehicle information report from the dealer states that the vehicle came with P275/60R20. The P275/60R20 size wheels are currently on the vehicle and came with them from the factory. Daimler Chrysler does not want to pay for the tires and the vehicle is still under warranty. They state that its goodyears responsibility to replace the tires, when they installed the wrong tire pressures label on the vehicle.

- Seaside, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 252004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
Consumer purchased material that was not indicated on the door or window sticker telling the consumer the correct tires. Also, tire pressure was not correct for this vehicle. Consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was told that was the way we do it.

- Placentia, CA, USA

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