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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 012002

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

Vehicle has been to dealer a minimun of 8 times between Sept and Dec. 02. steering and brake problem have never been corrected. Dealer has replaced power steering / brake fulid which had turned black. Replaced lower ball joint, tie rod, power steering pump, steering gear box. With my permission the truck was taken to the Dodge tech center where the tech / trainer used my vehicle for demonstration lesson /diagnosis and determined that the hydra pump (brake cylinder) was defective. This too was replaced with no better results. Please be aware that hydraulic brakes and steering are a part of the same system and share 1 pump. The tech advisor as well as the service manager together with the mechanic agree that this system is inadequate.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 012002

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Vehicle has been to dealer a minimun of 8 times between Sept and Dec. 02. steering and brake problem have never been corrected. Dealer has replaced power steering / brake fulid which had turned black. Replaced lower ball joint, tie rod, power steering pump, steering gear box. With my permission the truck was taken to the Dodge tech center where the tech / trainer used my vehicle for demonstration lesson /diagnosis and determined that the hydra pump (brake cylinder) was defective. This too was replaced with no better results. Please be aware that hydraulic brakes and steering are a part of the same system and share 1 pump. The tech advisor as well as the service manager together with the mechanic agree that this system is inadequate.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #3

May 132002

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While applying ABS at low speeds, brakes failed, resulting in a minor collision. Dealership found that seals of master cylinder/ front disc rotors, and calipers were ruined. The calipers were leaking fluid on the right front side. The pads were replaced. The brakes were fine so consumer drove on. The next day the brakes falied to stop vehicle causing consumer to hit a semi truck. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the brakes, calipers and rear shoes were replaced. This did not fix the problem. The mechanic discovered the master cylinder was bad and needed replacing.

- Brownwood, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 012002

Ram 3500

  • miles
While applying the brakes there is a vibration coming though the steering wheel and brake pedal. The dealership is aware of the problem.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 182001

Ram 3500

  • miles
Consumer states that the brakes on the vehicle do not work properly the stopping distance has increased on the vehicle and the consumer also has trouble slowing the vehicle down at times. Contacted dealer and the dealer has looked at the vehicle but have not found the problem.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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