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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 052005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles


: the contact stated while driving 10 mph through the woods, the underbody skid plate collected massive amounts of road debris which caused a fire underneath the vehicle. This was determined after the contact observed large amounts of smoke and flames from underneath both sides of the underbody. The vehicle was driven to a nearby water hose where the fire was extinguished. There were no injuries were sustained. There was minor fire damage sustained to the remaining underbody and shield. After an extended period of time, the vehicle was driven to the dealer for further inspection who determined the original equipment skid plate on the vehicle was designed by another manufacturer for another type of vehicle. The manufacturer was alerted. A diagnostic test showed a fault with the evaporative emission system. Updated 09/05/06.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 202006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Egr valve failure.

- Corona, NY, USA

problem #1

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

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