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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,700 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.

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.

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


Consume rowned a 2004 Dodge 1500 Ram. Sometimes it will stall while consumer was driving. Once it caused the consumer to bump a brick wall. Which caused a slight dent in the bumper. It has a vibration that seemed to be coming from the transmission. Sometimes the vehicle will not start. The rear driver side door would not unlock. When the dealer ran a diagnostic test they said that it was not showing the codes for these problems. After five tries the dealer was able to get the door lock fixed. As for the other problems the dealer put a new computer in the vehicle. This fixed the problem for about a week, and then the problems came back. The manufacturer was the one that said to put the new computer in.

- Lisbon, CT, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jun 232005

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Handle on inside of driver's side fell off. While caller was trying to get into truck the handle came off, and the caller fell out onto the black top. Caller was hurt and bruised, and experienced a lot of discomfort. Manufacturer was not willing to offer any help. Dealer was going to replace the handle and the holder on the door.

- Blanchester, OH, USA

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