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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,275 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 262010

Ram 2500

  • 114,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while trying to slow down at a stop sign, the brake pedal extended to the floorboard and the vehicle continued to coast. He stated that the front brakes were enough to stop the vehicle; however, the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the rear brake line was completely corroded. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The manufacturer was not notified. The current and failure mileages were approximately 114,000.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #3

Jan 202010

Ram 2500

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge 2500. The contact stated while driving at speeds of 25 mph, he noticed brake fluid leaking from under the vehicle from the drivers side. The dealer advised the steel hydraulic pipeline had fractured due to rust and corrosion. The dealer also confirmed they were aware of the issue. The contact also wanted to include in the complaint that the vehicle was manufactured in Mexico. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000 and the approximate current mileage was 79,089. The VIN was not available.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 222007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,100 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 2500, diesel 4WD catastrophic failure of brake system. Failure caused by failure of driver side, outboard brake line. Line failed due to design defect that results in the line chafing against itself until a hole appears and all brake pressure is lost. Line chafes if during hard left turn. Visual inspection of right side line shows it may also be subject to this sort of failure. Issue seems to be known to Dodge company. No replacement parts are available in us from Dodge due to national backorder.

- Shingle Springs, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
(1) front brakes grab on one side, vehicle swerves to one side and jerks to stop (2) brake hose into calipers "callapsed". break pads wear prematurely, rotors overheat. Loss of braking on affected side. (3) brake hose, calipers, pads, and rotors replaced. Insident occurred on left side after 40,000 miles of driving. Replaced hose on left side; both calipers, pads, and rotors on bohth sides. At 80,000 miles, right side hose collapsed. Requires hose on right side; caliper, pads, and rotor replacements on both sides. Hose assy on back order: One dealer has 18 on order, no projected date in sight. So many of this part on order and recurrence on one vehicle raises question. Soon vehicle will be undrivable, and dangerous. Incident date below is date of right side diagnosis.

- Owego, NY, USA

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