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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,989 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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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,966 miles


2001 Dodge Ram 2500. Removed left rear brake caliper due to a sqweak that could be heard at low speed. One brake pad had completely separated from the metal backing. When inspecting other 3 brakes, at least one pad in each caliper shows signs of beginning to separate. Pads have a minimum of 1/2" of material left. Vehical mileage is 41966. All pads were replaced. The old ones are available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 252002

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving 45mph brake pads were rattling. Dealer said clips were missing.

- Imperial Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake shoes had 65% of the pads remaining however the rivets holding the pads onto the brake shoes came loose on 3 of the four brakes.the service mgr. Told me that he felt this is a defect of the brakes however I still had to pay the entire bill.the auto matic transmission has leaked fluid after 5 different attempts to fix it by the dealer.still leaks

- Spring Mills, PA, USA

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