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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,245 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 engine problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #20

Mar 182006

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,610 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 40mph, the oil pumped failed. The engine light illuminated and the instrument cluster read the oil level was zero. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road where it was towed to the dealership. The vehicle is currently undergoing additional testing.

- Statesboro, IL, USA

problem #19

Mar 022006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,702 miles
I was driving my 2004 Dodge Ram 5.7 liter hemi pick-up truck home from work on 03-02-06 and was making a right hand turn I was probably going about 20 miles per hr. And the truck just stalled out I almost hit the car in the opposing lane because there was no power so the brakes were at a loss and so was the steering I'm glad I wasn't going any faster than that.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #18

Apr 132004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
At less than 300 miles, shifted into 4 wheel drive while doing 65 mph on the interstate. Taken to dealership and was told a wire was left loose and wrapped around another part causing the problem. Also complained the truck was dying while driving. Also told this was a wiring problem. At 19000 the tires needed replaced and at 80000 miles the oil pressure gauge dropped to 0.

- Pineville, WV, USA

problem #17

Dec 272004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,783 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving under normal conditions and at any speed, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 6 occasions for this problem. The first 3 times the vehicle was inspected, the problem could not be duplicated. On the fourth time the PCM, map sensor and the ngc controller were replaced. This corrected the problem for only a short period of time. The stalling returned and the vehicle was taken back for inspection two more times however, no repairs were made. There is also a problem with the transmission, it has been overhauled 2 times and the vehicle is still having engine hesitation problems. The vehicle was taken to the dealer 5 times due to the ABS. When the brakes were applied the rear end of the vehicle pulsates. No repairs were made to the ABS and the manufacturer was alerted.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #16

Mar 282004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Vehicle stalled in varying conditions. Stalled/stopped at stop light 3 times. Coasting down hill 3 times 60 + mph. Accelerating up hill 4 times at 60 + mph. Driving from stop with wheels turned af full lock 2 times. Also stalled after starting up or when put into reverse 2 times.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 132006

Ram 1500

  • miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 5.7 hemi. Engine stalls daily when stopping at red lights or stop signs. Dealer has "flashed' the computer, but never helps.

- West Grove, PA, USA

problem #14

Sep 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,884 miles

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

While stopped in a turn lane, the engine shut down for no apparent reason. This occurring three days after serviced by the dealer for the second time for the same problem. Have since spoken to the dealer again and have been told that Chrysler is looking into the problem. So far, this a problem that has only manifested itself in town at low speeds. I am very concerned that it may occur on the freeway, which will leave me with no power steering or power brakes.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #13

Jul 102005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,363 miles
I have an 04 Dodge Ram 1500 hemi, while driving the truck at any given time truck just shuts down completely.I have taken it back to the dealer several times and nothing was done to solve the problem.now last week I was driving up the street the truck shut off one more time causing me to hit a guide rail.I feel the truck is very unsafe to drive and personally dont want it anymore.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #12

Jun 232005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles
Stalling 2004 Dodge hemi sport---stalls upon breaking or coasting at an intersection. Brakes make high pitch ringing noise everytime but dealer says it has nothing to do with the other. Been in 4 times for repair, co-Pilot installed to try to retrieve alternative pictures of system since no codes were sent during shut down. Dealer could not repeat stalling, nor could they retrieve any info with co-Pilot. Now Chrysler has informed the dealer they are not to touch my vehicle any more for this issue since they can not repeat the stalling themselves. Now I'm waiting to meet with the regional manager of Chrysler to discuss buy back.

- Sellersville, PA, USA

problem #11

Jun 132005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles
2004 Dodge Ram pick up, stalling problems. Happens to me when I come to a stop. Seems to be on very hot days for some reason, but not every time. Dealer attempted fix with Chrysler download program and failed. Back again for second attempt, now we are in test mode.

- Sellersville, PA, USA

problem #10

Feb 102005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

When braking/stoping the engine will stall, dealership has verified stalling problem. Have been advised that Dodge is aware of problem and an update to software is under development. Dodge does not know the release date of software.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 182005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 6:45 am as I approached a red stop light the engine died. I noticed it because the breaking and steering became difficult. It restarted easily and I was able to get to work without any other problems.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jan 302005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 hemi qc intermittlently stalls at idle. No check engine light, and throws no code. Key must be turned all the way back, then forward to restart. This seems to happen only when engine is warmed up. Safety hazard!

- Bedford, NH, USA

problem #7

Sep 172004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 278 miles
Consumer was pulling out from a parking space and noticed that the rpms were going up, and the engine was making a funny noise. When he got to the road and approached the stop light the same thing happened. Then, vehicle slowed down and shut down. Consumer just picked the brand new vehicle up from the dealer the day before. He had the vehicle towed to the dealer, and was told that the filter in the transmission was coming apart. Which meant that none of the fluid was going to the transmission. This blew out the engine. The dealer replaced the transmission.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #6

Apr 012004

Ram 1500

  • miles
Brakes locked up on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The brakes locked up. They unlocked on their own and continued to be functional. The consumer was told that something other than the brake fluid was in the brake fluid. The consumer felt that the someone in the service department, selling dealership, or manufacturer topped the fluid off incorrectly. A faulty belt was replaced in the engine.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 032004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,300 miles
When the driver moved across two lanes to initiate a left turn the truck lost all power. The consumer pushed down on the accelerator but noting happened until the driver pushed the pedal all the way to the floor. When the pedal was pushed all the way to the floor the truck lurched forward quickly at a very high RPM. The problem has never occurred again, even after the dealer examined the vehicle. The cruise control would not disengage until the vehicle's speed exceeded 8 mph over the set speed.

- Zephyr, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 262004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Dodge truck extra cab 1500 has problems of stalling while driving. The dealer flashed the PCM but that did not keep the vehicle from stalling. While driving up a slight grade the consumer heard a clunking noise from the transmission when it went into overdrive. The dealer test drove the vehicle but could not duplicate the problem.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #3

May 172004

Ram 1500

  • miles
When driving down a decline at any speed the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result the vehicle was left with no power. The consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealership on two separate occasions but the problem recurred. Please provide any additional information.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 032004

Ram 1500

  • 400 miles
Vehicle shook, and engine overheated. Also, engine light illuminated.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 102003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
While traveling at a high speed, vehicle completely shut down. Consumer said there was a tractor traveling close behind and almost resulted in a rear end collision.

- Perry, GA, USA

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