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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 192015

Ram 3500

  • 82,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving approximately 25 mph and making a turn, the steering and brakes seized. As a result, the gear box split in half. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000. Updated 6/18/15

- Galveston , TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 242013

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 80,000 miles
I was heading South on I-87 in New York state at 65 mph when a loud explosion sounding like a grenade going off occurred under the floorboards. My passenger and I thought the parts under the truck were going to explode through the floorboards under us. There was a lot of noise of exploding parts. I was barely able to cost to the side of the highway. There was a great deal of oil on the pavement, wires were hanging under the truck, fuel lines and brake lines were ripped, driveshaft damaged. I noticed then that the dashboard 4 wheel drive light had come on, the front hazard lights worked but not the rear. I believe that this was the result of one of two things...a factory defect in the transfer case clutch or a computer system glitch that caused the truck to switch into 4 wd at high speed. This was a life threatening situation and I was lucky not to be involved in a serious accident and that the parts did not burst through the bottom of the truck although they dented it.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #1

May 222013

Ram 3500

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that he found brake fluid on his shoe while in the cabin. The contact also stated that there was an apparent brake fluid leak outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The failure was located at the brake master cylinder and the hydro assist systems, which needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 96,000.

- Belford , NJ, USA

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