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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,700 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.

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 292007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Paint on front bumper peeling right off, unknown if any other complaints about the paint job. It is the white. 2004 Ram 1500 5.7L standard cab.

- Newbury, OH, USA

problem #2

May 102006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,100 miles
My rear bumper which is a tow bumper just started rusting after the 36 month warranty has expired. I have an extended bumper to bumper warranty, but I was told this was not covered. I was also told by the dealer that this was not the first one that they had seen. They suggested that maybe it was bad plating which was causing the rust. This is a costly repair about $575 I just don't want other people to be caught off guard and to watch their rear bumper for defects.

- Marshfield , MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 192004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Dodge Ram 1500 year 2004 purchased brand new on March the vehicle had 22 miles on it when the accident occured it had approx. 10,000 miles. Proble defective axle and or rim. Note: Previous tire blow out rim totaled and repaired that rim was placed on the truck and the tires rotation and that rim went to the left rear axle, tire is lost.

- El Centro, CA, USA

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