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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,280 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 292013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 120,121 miles


While driving in the early am with fog and humidity, the defroster stopped blowing warm air, as air was diverted though the dash vents and not the defroster vents. I had made sure the dial was turned all the way to the right (defrost) but air was still coming out dash vents. Had to pull over as dash was fogging up. No matter what vent is selected on the dial, air not continues to blow through dash vents. This is a safety issue.

- Newtown, CT, USA

problem #3

Nov 292012

Ram 2500

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the defroster failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the blend door needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lavon, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 212006

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The mode selector did not divert the air from the defroster or to floor heat the defroster door was broken when I brought to the garage to have fixed the mechanic told me it was a common problem for my truck it cost me $439 to have fixed.

- Mashpee, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012005

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
Motor vehicle defect notification for Dodge Ram 2004, failure of windshield defroster. The defroster would not become warm enough to defrost, defog the windows.

- Algona, IA, USA

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