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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,810 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 252015

Ram 1500

  • 213,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and slid. The contact noticed that the rear pinion nut fractured and damaged the rear tires. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 213,000.

- Hallsboro, NC, USA

problem #9

Jul 072015

Ram 1500

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 50 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle without warning and the rear of the vehicle seized. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that the driveshaft detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear axle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Mifflinburg, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 092015

Ram 1500

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 35 mph, the contact heard a noise underneath the vehicle. The rear wheels seized and the vehicle spun around. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the driveshaft fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was inspected by a technician. The technician diagnosed that the U joint, rear axles, gear oil, differential, gasket, and multiple parts in the rear of the vehicle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired by the contact and the technician. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Circleville, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 112015

Ram 1500

  • 115,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph, a loud noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle and it came to a sudden stop without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the rear axle fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #6

Feb 282015

Ram 1500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 35 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise and the rear end seized, which made the vehicle slide. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the driveshaft, the rear brake cables, and the rear passenger shocks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #5

Nov 052012

Ram 1500

  • 191,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate without warning and emitted a loud vibration sound. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the rear pinion gear and axle shaft bearing needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 191,000.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #4

May 192011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

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

Improperly installed suspension parts from factory grinding through right spring shackle. Bushings installed with metal flange inboard, instead of outboard where pressure forces spring off bushing, into shackle, causing failure. I have photos before the old bushing was replaced. It appears they may have run out of right spring assemblies on the line and use left on both sides, as other bushing look wrong also. I have seen people post online that rear springs have broken loose and went through bed of truck, causing control issues. Would not be good at highway speeds with a 10,000 lb trailer attached I contacted Dodge about issue as their are probably others out there with the same issue, and they said they would call me if their was a recall, hopefully before someone gets killed. Repaired one bushing so far myself.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 202010

Ram 1500

  • 129,600 miles
The contact owns 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph when the vehicle exhibited an abnormal humming sound from the rear. The contact stated that the faster the vehicle was driven, the louder the sound would become. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician stated that the pinion bearing would need to be replaced. The dealer also advised that contact that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 129,600.

- Summit Argo, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 042005

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making left turn the left rear wheel locked up and a loud squeaking noise came from the rear as well. Driver took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic stated that a problem was detected, but a solution was unavailable at this time.

- Bargersville, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 112005

Ram 1500

  • 12,500 miles
When driving at highway speeds there was heavy vibration coming from the rear end. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

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