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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,500 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 192010

Ram 1500

  • 73,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram. The contact stated the air conditioner blower motor failed. The contact applied pressure to the ignition switch and the air conditioner began to function. In addition, the contact stated the windshield wipers had malfunctioned and was also connected to the ignition switch. The manufacturer advised the contact to have the dealer perform a diagnostic test, at the contacts expense. The manufacturer did not provide any further assistance. The contact did not feel safe in the vehicle and stated he was no longer driving the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 73,000.

- Camp Lejeune , NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 162004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
While driving in rain my wipers often stop working on high speed which make it difficult to see in a down pour. Also my blower fan for the A/C defroster heater etc. Stops blowing when tilt wheel is moved to some positions. It has proceeded to the point of not blowing at all and sometimes will start blowing when I am not in my truck with the key out of the ignition. I was told by a dealer mechanic that it is a faulty ignition switch and that he has changed several. He said it is caused from the wiring harness hanging to loose and repeated tilting of the steering wheel causes the ignition switch to break and have a bad connection. This is also probably what causes some trucks to stall while driving. These are all very dangerous situations if they occur at certain times.

- Ville Platte, LA, USA

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