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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,724 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 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 092006

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,500 miles


: the contact stated the modulator valve of the antilock brake system keeps running even after the vehicle has the ignition off which takes battery to full discharge. The vehicle was taken to the an independent certified mechanic who stated that only the dealership is able to repair it. Updated 7/18/2006 - in order to keep the battery from totally discharging the consumer had to unplug the wiring to the ABS modulator which cause the cruise control, speedometer, trip computer and ABS to stop working.

- Angwin, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 272004

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,949 miles
The brakes locked at 35 mph, causing the vehicle to go through an intersection into a ditch. There were several problems with the engine in which the mechanics have not been able to determine. The consumer hit a fence and the air bags did not deploy. The consumer stated the engine would just stall.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

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