really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,517 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 302006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,200 miles


Whenever I brake over 30mph pulsating from the front end and the steering wheel jerks back and fourth. On highways it is even worse going over 55mph replaced rotors and brakes and still doing the same thing. Next im replacing the calipers rotors and brakes with aftermarket upgrades and see what happens.

- Woodlyn, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 282007

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,600 miles
ABS module failed. Water leaking from hood caused ABS connector to corrode up resulting in failure of the instrumentation panel (all gauges) including windshield wipers and overhead information center. No anti lock brakes.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 132006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
ABS failed, wheels locked up, vehicle collided with vehicle in front. Air bags did not deploy. Vehicle is a write off.

- Blenheim, 00, USA

problem #2

Dec 272004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,783 miles
: the contact stated while driving under normal conditions and at any speed, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 6 occasions for this problem. The first 3 times the vehicle was inspected, the problem could not be duplicated. On the fourth time the PCM, map sensor and the ngc controller were replaced. This corrected the problem for only a short period of time. The stalling returned and the vehicle was taken back for inspection two more times however, no repairs were made. There is also a problem with the transmission, it has been overhauled 2 times and the vehicle is still having engine hesitation problems. The vehicle was taken to the dealer 5 times due to the ABS. When the brakes were applied the rear end of the vehicle pulsates. No repairs were made to the ABS and the manufacturer was alerted.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 30 mph ABS wire harness fell off.

- Era, TX, USA

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