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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
900 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

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102004

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles


Consumer noticed that the vehicle shifted gears on it own. While the vehicle was parked it shifted into reverse. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Also, while applying the accelerator pedal vehicle failed to accelerate. After applying the accelerator pedal numerous times vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. However, consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic could not duplicate the problem. The consumer parked the vehicle and was walking behind the vehicle and it started rolling backwards catching the consumer between the bumper and the car 8-10 feet behind it. The consumer was injured.

- Portland, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 302004

Ram 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle hesitated while applying the accelerator pedal. Then, vehicle stalled. Consumer restarted vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic told consumer that the problem could not be duplicated. Consumer informed the mechanic that this problem occurred more than once and had not been resolved.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

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