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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,874 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 032005

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,578 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2004 Dodge truck/pickup/3500 4X4.

- Live Oak, FL, USA

problem #4

May 052005

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
I put my truck into park to run in and pick up my dry-cleaning ( was inside maybe 60 seconds) came out to find my truck gone and after looking I find it across the parking lot. It had jumped the curb went through their landscaping and hit a tree damaging the rear bumper, tailgate, bed side and dually fender. After going back in the cleaners the lady that works there informed me that her new Dodge truck has done that to her before. This is the 3rd time this truck has done this to me and it is not a year old. The first time I figured it was my fault but I started paying closer attention, the 2nd time it was in park with the "P" lit up and got about 2 stepes from the truck when it started going backwards but caught it before anything happened and now this. I have contacted Dodge and they are supposed to send someone out to look at my truck"?" we'll see!!!

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 072004

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
Park position on tranmission faulty. I shifted into park and it dropped into reverse and I had a runaway powered reverse incident.

- Isanti, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 132004

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,790 miles
Placed vehicle in park. Got out and walked 50 feet ahead of vehicle. Turned and saw vehicle moving in reverse. Ran to vehicle, which had crossed a road, put on emergency break and stopped.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 202004

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
Dodge Ram 3500 with cummins diesel. I got out of the truck on an absolutely flat parking lot, believing it to be in park. Walked 30-40 feet and then vehicle began moving in reverse gear at idle and hit a car. Dodge personnel have told me that due to the high torque, it is physically impossible to exit the vehicle. As soon as the foot is removed from the break, if it is in gear it will move at a pace faster than a person can exit.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

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