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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,700 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 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 262008

Ram 1500

  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. During acceleration and deceleration at any speed, the vehicle would stall and then immediately restart. The engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the egr was potentially causing the failure, but was not certain. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 73,000.

- Handford, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152008

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,800 miles
Egr malfunction at 29,800 miles just bought from dealer at 28,500 find it hard to believe an egr valve can fail at this mileage and isn't covered under emissions warranty.

- Walbridge, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 272007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 liter with 48K miles that has had numerous problems (e.g. erg valve replaced, power steering reservoir (currently being replaced), and engine stalling at an idle, while turning, while backing up, or coasting. The stalling occurs out of the blue as if someone flipped a switch causing the engine to die. The electrical stays on, just the engine dies. Most of the time it starts right back up but sometimes it takes awhile. The stalling has happened numerous times and is very unpredictable. The stalling began about three - four months ago. I currently have it in for repairs at lee's summit Dodge, lee's summit Missouri.

- Greenwood, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 112004

Ram 1500

  • miles
Second complaint - 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab hemi with 700 miles (I only had for 2 weeks) began stalling so I brought to the dealer for service. They said it was the egr valve and that they would need to order this part on national backorder. They retained my vehicle and have had it for 3 days. I keep calling and they say that they cannot get the part. I have called Chrysler customer service and they cannot help. The delaer refuses to swap the part from his inventory because he does not want his inventory disabled, but it is fine with him if my car that I already paid 40K for is disabled. Will write more when I know more.

- Mastic, NY, USA

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