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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,063 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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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 112012

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 50,126 miles

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

Pulled into fueling station, stopping at pump, pedal went to floor board. Checked brake reservoir it was empty, added 1 pint of brake fluid. No signs of leak. Found signs of fluid on frame driver side behind fuel tank, pulled tank to find a very rusted brake line and a hole in brake line. Checked other brake lines, all are badly rusted. The gas lines running next to the brake line are not rusted at all. Truck parked in barn all the time, very seldom driven in winter.

- Clio, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 222005

Ram 3500 4WD 10-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the brake pads spit out of the driver's side front wheel. Both front wheels were checked, and the brake pads were completely dissolved. They dug deep holes in the rotors. At the same time as this happened the brake line that went to the rear wheels had heavy corrosion and they blew out at that point. Other heavy corrosion on other brake lines came out of the ABS control unit. The brakes were not worn out, but they totally dissolved. Vehicle was not used for heavy towing, and it has not been used in the water.

- East Falmouth, MA, USA

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