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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,065 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 072015

Ram 1500

  • 128,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 50 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle without warning and the rear of the vehicle seized. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that the driveshaft detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear axle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Mifflinburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 082015

Ram 1500

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 15 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle shook and the wheels seized without warning. The contact pulled over and discovered that the rear driveshaft became detached from the vehicle and was on the ground. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and was diagnosed that the rear axle failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V796000 (power train). The approximate failure mileage was 151,000.

- Mt. Vernon, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 092015

Ram 1500

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 35 mph, the contact heard a noise underneath the vehicle. The rear wheels seized and the vehicle spun around. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the driveshaft fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was inspected by a technician. The technician diagnosed that the U joint, rear axles, gear oil, differential, gasket, and multiple parts in the rear of the vehicle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired by the contact and the technician. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Circleville, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 302015

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,324 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, smoke started to emit from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle began to shake and wobble before abruptly stopping. While inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that the rear driveshaft fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,324. Updated 10/20/2015

- Brooklyn Center, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 172006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 25mph, the driveshaft broke without warning and ruptured the fuel tank causing a fire at the rear of the vehicle. No one was injured, but there was extensive damage to the vehicle. The fire department was contacted to extinguish the flames, a report was taken. A manufacturer representative inspected the vehicle and confirmed the source of the fire as the broken driveshaft.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

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