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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
172,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 072009

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 172,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact was driving approximately 20 mph on normal road conditions when the heater system was activated; however, the blower fan failed without warning. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure was contributed to the steering column wiring harness. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The contact had concern of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 172,000. Updated 01/29/10. The bad connection at the ignition switch was causing an arc and burning the installation at the end of the wire harness. The problem was causing the blower fan to fail intermittently. Updated 01/29/10 updated 03/30/10 updated09/28/10

- Clearfield, UT, USA

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