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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,205 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 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 052004

Ram 2500

  • 2,000 miles

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

The brakes go to the floor when at a stop sign. I also have hit the brakes coming to a stop, then they go right to the floor.I drive with my left foot on the emergency brake. I have had it to three dealers, they say its the way it is. Stop then take you foot off the brake, it should stay stopped it sounds like the brake complaints on the Ford F-150 pickup that is investigating by the government. Thanks roger.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #6

Feb 212015

Ram 2500

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while parked, the engine compartment caught fire on the driver side. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries reported and a fire report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was informed by an independent mechanic, that the failure was the result of NHTSA campaign number: 04V185000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Mount Lake Terrace, WA, USA

problem #5

Sep 202014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
Noticed brake fluid on driveway. Brake line near fuel tank rusted through, almost all through. Line broke by touching it.

- Newtown, CT, USA

problem #4

Dec 262013

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles

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

The main brake line going to back brakes, where it tees off, the hose crimp let go. The brake peddle when to the floor, going about 65miles hr. Then 01/03/2014 the left wheel hose blew off, other crimp failure, had truck aaa to the repair shop. Had all hoses replaced at that time because this time it happened in my drive way not on the road thank god.

- Old Town, ME, USA

problem #3

Dec 272013

Ram 2500

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph and braking, the brake pedal traveled to the floor board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the flexible hose on the brake line became detached and would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer were it was repaired a second time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000.

- Old Town, ME, USA

problem #2

Dec 272013

Ram 2500

  • 27,000 miles
Brake job 10-21-2010 brake lines 1-3-2014 9-24-2013 new oil pan $60.45 2 new rear brake rotors $213.45 L. rear brake hose $24.42 oil pan gasket $37.45 1 set ceramic brake pads $54.88 rt. Rear brake hose $24.42 8qt oil $40 1 set parking brake shoes $64.59 1 3/16X36" brake line 8.00 1 oil filter 6.50 1 hardware kit $49.33 1 L. front brake hose $56.54 L. exhaust manifold $217 $381.80 1 R. front brake hose $56.54 other parts $320.06 tax $19.09 brake fluid 5.00 $1414.95 3 hrs. Labor@60.00 $580.89 tax 9.62 +2.5 hrs@65.00 $346.54 Dodge said sorry nine years old and nine Maine winters! if I knew at the time about the nine winters gee I want a truck longer than nine winters, I guess moving my Dodge truck South, how many years will it last now Dodge?

- Old Town, ME, USA

problem #1

Dec 112013

Ram 2500

  • 48,434 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the brakes malfunctioned when depressed. The contact inspected the vehicle and concluded that the metal fittings on the brake line mount was corroded and became separated, causing the front brakes to malfunction. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,434.

- Boring , MD, USA

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