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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,868 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 engine problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #14

Jun 012011

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while decelerating at low speeds. The contact also stated that the vehicle would not always restart after stalling. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic on numerous occasions, but the failure was not diagnosed. Some of the engine coils were repaired, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- North Berwick, ME, USA

problem #13

Oct 012007

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. The contact was driving 60 mph and towing a trailer when the alternator warning lamp illuminated and the contact was unable to engage the brakes or steering wheel. The contact stated that he was able to merge to the side of the road and used the electric brakes on the trailer being towed in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the water pump barring failed and as a result, the water pump and the fan belt needed to be replaced. The contact mentioned that he had to replace the water pump a total of three times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

- Park Forest , IL, USA

problem #12

Dec 062011

Ram 2500

  • 126,105 miles
There was an existing tsb on these year trucks stalling while turning well mine does it. This problem happens between 35-45 mph while braking in to a turn maneuver and stall leaving me with no steering or brakes. I feel this is very dangerous and needs to be addressed further with Chrysler/Dodge to be fixed.

- Owosso , MI, USA

problem #11

Nov 032010

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

2004 Dodge Ram quad cab with hemi engine. For several years has been stalling, when I finally realized it was stalling shortly after fueling and letting the fuel hose click off. I have had it to the dealer 3X and the usual no problem found answer was given. Just recently after stalling in an intersection after getting gas I took it back to the dealer. They replaced the vapor canister, solenoid and flashed the computer with an update. Picked up the vehicle and same thing happened stalled while turning into a grocery. Took it back dealer says no idea what it is-so they said all that is left is to change the fuel tank assembly, including fuel pump. I just fueled up, let the gas hose click off and now I don't see the stall, at least as yet. There are thousands of complaints out there with the same problem occurring each day and puts folks lives at danger when the vehicle is running slowly and/or turning at intersections etc. Chrysler should live up to the recognition od this serious safety problem.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #10

Dec 202008

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,663 miles
Was driving down icy road and without warning the engine accelerated to near redline, sent the truck sideways and within seconds of disaster the engine finally decelerated and I got control of the truck. After cautiously limping the truck home, lost all throttle response, then after short time was erratic. This is a possible deadly situation if this occurred in the wrong situation. Dodge/Chrysler needs to address this problem before someone is killed. A code of P2121 and P2123 came up and I have been told the part alone is $530 to replace. Have not taken any action yet to get this item fixed. Will not drive the truck, will have to be towed. Not at all impressed with Dodge's product and will be the last time I purchase an "american" made product. Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 automatic engine: Cummins H/O turbo diesel outside temp -10F snowy conditions,

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #9

Mar 102006

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
My under warranty 2004 Dodge Ram with a hemi engine has loud lifters and runs rough. The lifter may seize causing the engine to suck a valve and seize the engine yet the dealer nor Dodge will do anything and claims it's normal. I have 2 other older Dodge's and I'm no fool. The engine has 29,000 miles and when I first complained it had 20,000. Please guide me to finding help.

- Lovelock, NV, USA

problem #8

Dec 192005

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

I purchased a Dodge durango in Nov of 2004 brand new with only 42 miles on it. Since that date I have had it back to the shop where I purchased it 6 times. It would not start and had to be jump started for over a month, and now it just decided that if it wants to shut off no matter where it is or how fast it is going it just shuts off. I have returned it to the dealer ship and have not gotten a bit of help. I walk a way with the felling that I am the laughing stock of the dealership.

- Radcliff, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 132004

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated while driving the vehicle it stalled intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealership multiple times. However, the dealership was not been able to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Portland , OR, USA

problem #6

Jan 152005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The head blew on the engine at 7,000 miles. Prior to engine light come on. Took vehicle to Dodge, and mechanic determined that there was a bad plug. The vehicle is at dealer currently, and has been there for 30 days, it has had numerous problems. They have replaced oxygen sensors, the engine head twice, intake manifold, air conditioner, the defective window seals, and catalytic converter.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Mar 052005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Vehicle dies while driving and has no stopping power. Consumer has taken vehicle to service department and it has been fixed twice. The last time he took it in they didn't want to put it on the machine to check to see if anything was wrong. This happened at least once every week. There was a problem with the front suspension making a clicking/popping noise. Even though dealer could not get it to duplicate they tightened the suspension bolts.

- Cottage Grove , OR, USA

problem #4

Mar 102005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles

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

Engine stalling; start vehichle, drive less than 1/4 mile, engine stalls occasionally. There is no warning to this problem. This has happened several times.

- Marietta, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 012005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
The vehicle continuously stalled in traffic. The consumer was recently driving the vehicle, and the vehicle shut off in the middle of the intersection. After the dealer serviced the vehicle which included replacing the computer, the vehicle's problems still exist. The last fix and the third time the incident occurred, the vehicle lost over 3 miles to the gallon of gas. The dealer stated that they programmed the software to run rich, which in return, burns more gas.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 312005

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle stalled. Driver wa Sable to restart vehicle, and took it to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic coukd not duplicate the problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Oct 132004

Ram 2500

  • 15,181 miles
From a stop vehicle hesitated before accelerating. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Madison, FL, USA

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