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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,819 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


I originally reported this accident to NHTSA website and I'm not able to find the complaint because the website has change. The accident happened in cusseta, ga, the truck made a loud noise on the left side an hour before started spinning out of control, and it did it again before the accident. The truck was deemed total and the mechanic from the wreckage company said the axle broke. I reported this to Dodge/Chrysler and they sent an investigator to check the truck and he said to me "I was lucky to be alive" Dodge/Chrysler never game me no information at all, I was actually brush aside like nothing. Please help me find the original complaint I submitted.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 172008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,457 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact noticed rust on the driver's side seat mounts of the vehicle. The dealer stated that there were no recalls for the failure and advised him to call the Dodge manufacturer. The failure occurs on all 2004-2005 Ram and the contact would have to pay for the repair out of pocket. The failure mileage was 10,457. Updated 1/6/09 updated 01/14/09.

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 262004

Ram 1500

  • miles
While stopping at a traffic light the consumer heard a breaking sound from the rear left side, but didn't think it came from her vehicle. Two hours later, the noise occurred again, but louder. The vehicle immediately started spinning in the left direction until it crashed into a ditch and hit a concrete barrier while spinning driver's door opened, and the seat connection in the middle broke. This was a bench seat. The driver's side slid forward, and the passenger's side slid backwards. When vehicle was picked up the rental store mechanic determined that the rear axle broke.

- Columbus, GA, USA

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