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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,223 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #6

Dec 012004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


The consumer's vehicle would turn off while braking around turns. As a result the power brakes and steering went out.

- Clackamas, OR, USA

problem #5

Apr 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
The vehicle continuously stalled in traffic. The consumer was recently driving the vehicle, and the vehicle shut off in the middle of the intersection. After the dealer serviced the vehicle which included replacing the computer, the vehicle's problems still exist. The last fix and the third time the incident occurred, the vehicle lost over 3 miles to the gallon of gas. The dealer stated that they programmed the software to run rich, which in return, burns more gas.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #4

Mar 302005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
Check engine lite keeps coming on. Have taken to dealer 4 different times. Dealer says issue is with O2 sensors. Second time in all sensors and computer replaced. Still is occurring. Dealer said they where bringing in field service tech on 3rd time. Last issue occurred 30 March 05. Dealer is unable to diagnois case of issue.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 142005

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles


700 origianl miles - pin connections(1st shop I took it to said it was reading a transmisstion error, but couldn't fix it); 6000 miles-fuel pump and map sensor; 8000 miles-transmission controller. This has left me stranded, and I've had to have it towed twice.

- Rockport, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 252004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 3,125 miles
Ram 1500 stallls for unknown reasons. Dealer cannot fix as no failure code was set nor was their any history of the stall in the vehicle computer.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 082004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The electrical system went out which caused the speedometer, brake and tail lights not to operate. The consumer will take the vehicle to the dealer for repair for the fourth time this year.

- Genoa City, WI, USA

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