really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,162 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 182004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles


The right front brakes began to make an unknown noise when the brakes were applied. When the brakes were checked, the owner noticed that the brake caliper was pitted and not wearing evenly. The owner also noticed that the right front rotor had a problem. Somehow, the vehicle was manufactured with two left calipers instead of a right and a left.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 202003

Ram 1500

  • 12,485 miles
Consumer states that the brake calipers seized while driving resulting in loss of brake function, almost causing a collision.

- Oxford, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 112002

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is pulling to right at all times, taken to dealer 3 times. Dealer did alignment, did not remedy the problem. While driving vehicle parted to the right. Consumer applied brakes and attempted to maneuver vehicle to avoid a light pole, however vehicle would not stop nor turn thereby hitting a tree instead. Consumer sustained minor injuries. Dealer found right front caliper frozen and would not release. Right front brake caliper replaced. Center console latch inoperative. New center console lid replaced.

- Greeleyville, SC, USA

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