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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Dodge Ram 3500 engine problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 032010

Ram 3500

  • miles


2004 Dodge Ram quad cab with hemi engine. For several years has been stalling, when I finally realized it was stalling shortly after fueling and letting the fuel hose click off. I have had it to the dealer 3X and the usual no problem found answer was given. Just recently after stalling in an intersection after getting gas I took it back to the dealer. They replaced the vapor canister, solenoid and flashed the computer with an update. Picked up the vehicle and same thing happened stalled while turning into a grocery. Took it back dealer says no idea what it is-so they said all that is left is to change the fuel tank assembly, including fuel pump. I just fueled up, let the gas hose click off and now I don't see the stall, at least as yet. There are thousands of complaints out there with the same problem occurring each day and puts folks lives at danger when the vehicle is running slowly and/or turning at intersections etc. Chrysler should live up to the recognition od this serious safety problem.

- Dearborn, MI, 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

Mar 312005

Ram 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle stalled. Driver wa Sable to restart vehicle, and took it to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic coukd not duplicate the problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 062004

Ram 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
Consumer exited the vehicle while it was running and went into his place of business. When the consumer returned to the vehicle it rolled back about 300 feet and collided with another vehicle. There were no injuries, and the police did not arrive on the scene. On another occasion the vehicle rolled back, but the consumer was able to catch it before any damage was done. In all, the vehicle rolled back three times. The dealer examined the vehicle and could not find the cause of the problem.

- Sanger, TX, USA

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