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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 172005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Sudden loss of power steering and power brakes due to engine stalling. Engine stalls while driving. Event has occurred six times now. Once right after I purchased the vehicle and then again at 7642, 9861, 11487, 11898 and 12,009 miles. I lost control of the vehicle during one event as the power loss occurred while I was turning a sharp corner. I went into the other lane of traffic but due to light traffic at the time this did not result in a crash. The local dealer says that they are aware of this problem but the factory hasn't provided a solution. I feel that it is only a matter of time before people are injured by this defect as the sudden loss of power steering can easily cause loss of control.

- Wilsonville, OR, USA

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