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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,575 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 112014

Ram 1500

  • 76,000 miles


Felt the rear end come up off the ground and a loud bang. Spare tire had come loose from under vehicle. Lucky no one was behind me or could have been bad. Rim is bent and unusable now. It is held up by a small gauge wire and will eventually fray and break loose.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 272013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 157,150 miles
While driving the spare tire which is suspended under the vehicle fell to the ground. The metal bracket that passes through the center of the spare tire to suspend it rusted where it connects to the suspension cable causing the tire to fall to the ground. Fortunately I was driving slowly through a shopping plaza and there was no vehicles behind me. If I had been driving at highway speeds it could have caused an accident for anyone behind me. Very unsafe design. I mention what occurred to my neighbor who has a similar Dodge Ram and he informed me that the same thing had occurred to his vehicle. He too was fortunate that the spare tire fell in the driveway of his home. In looking on the internet, numerous forums report the same safety issue. Please investigate and discuss the safety issue with Dodge before anyone gets hurt. Thanks.

- Marshall, VA, USA

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