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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,806 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 042008

Ram 3500

  • 104,000 miles


On a 2004 Dodge truck when you hook up a trailer you may not have brake or turn signals on trailer but truck works fine due to a intergraded fuse box assy yes there are fuses that show good but the fuse box internal will short out Dodge has several problems and some fires.

- Porter, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 062007

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles
I purchased my truck in May 2006, since I bought the truck it has had a vibration on start ie from stop when I start moving the truck has a vibration. I am now on the third rear drive shaft assembly in my truck at 65K miles. Also have had to replace a blown front hub that separated at 60K miles with no previous problems or warning. Have had over 3K worth of electrical work done at dealership including PCM, wiring harness, fca, injection pump and so forth and so on. Still have tons of electrical issues with truck. And now at 66K miles the fuel sending unit has gone out for the second time.

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 102006

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,250 miles
The fix for the park/reverse issue on the Dodge trucks is a joke. The lights blinking and horn blowing is not a fix at all. The transmission needs to be fixed right or some sort of audible alarm needs to be installed versus the horn blowing and waking up the whole neighborhood each time the door is opened when I need to back up. Updated

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #5

Feb 092006

Ram 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


2004 Dodge durango w/5.7 liter hemi engine just stalled/shut off on its own when going up a parking garage ramp at approximately 15 mph. Lost all power to power steering and brakes. Had to come to a complete stop, place in park, and then restarted without any problem. Have had vehicle since may of 2004 and this is the first time this problem has happened. Very concerned since I have seen other complaints with same exact problem.

- Treasure Island, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 012004

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The consumer's vehicle would turn off while braking around turns. As a result the power brakes and steering went out.

- Clackamas, OR, USA

problem #3

Apr 012005

Ram 3500 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

Dec 082004

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The electrical system went out which caused the speedometer, brake and tail lights not to operate. The consumer will take the vehicle to the dealer for repair for the fourth time this year.

- Genoa City, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 102004

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS light came on. Air conditioner went off and on. Went to stop at an intersection, and heard a pop, and brakes went to the floor. Finally stopped with emergency brake. A man came running saying get out that it was on fire. Called the fire dept. This is a new truck with 8,000 miles on it. We are waiting for a rep from Chrysler to investigate. They would not even put us in a rental until they got to it. We could have been killed or killed someone else. We purchased this vehicle out of town at brubaker but had to have it towed to a local dealership.

- Trussville, AL, USA

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