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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace brake line and fittings (2 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232015

Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles


Heading out for vacation with the truck loaded, rear brake metal line blows on the interstate. Had a 99 Dakota with the same crappy brake line issues. Maybe the last Dodge I buy. Have an 88 Toyota pickup and never had an issue.

- , Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 112013

Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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brake line fitting corroded

Brake line metal components corrode. Should be a safety recall. The picture is of the brake line bracket and connector at the rear of the truck just before connecting to the splitter located on the axle. The actual rubber brake hose was in good condition but the metal connectors fell apart. Lucky for me, I just started the truck and was still in my drive way when it blew.

Contacted Chrysler and they did nothing about it and stated that it was the first time they heard of this problem. Contacted NTSB and filed a safety complaint. Hopefully they take care of this issue before someone gets seriously injured or killed.

- , Reisterstown, MD, USA

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