fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,692 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 102005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,182 miles


Like many of the other consumers who have filed complaints about their 2004 Ram 1500 5.7L trucks, I too have taken my truck to performance Dodge in glendale AZ to have them fix the stalling problem with my vehicle. The service manager did not know of this type problem happening on this vehicle. After four hours of waiting, they said that they found P2299 brake switch position/apps incompatible, checked brake switch and apps sensor operations, and guess what, all working normally. They then checked mds for tsbs found tech svc bulletin 18-016-05 and performed this service. Drove the vehicle home and guess what, same problem. I will be back at the dealer again to play the game. This is a serious safety hazard and should not be taken lightly. Since this is our main mode of transportation I very concerned for my family's safety.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Sep 092005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,140 miles
Engine shuts off while driving. This happened twice within an hour. I have made an appointment with performance Dodge in glendale AZ to have the problem diagnosed if possible. This may not be able to find the defect unless being driven.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 012005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,716 miles
I own and have taken in my Dodge Ram 1500 several times for stalling. On two seperate ocassions the dealer/service manager said the problem was fixed. On 6/1/05 my truck stalled once again, but this time I was accelerating. I called the service manager and he said, "your truck is one of four that we cannot fix."

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 262004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,965 miles
Car stalls when driving, no reason. No codes generated per dealer. Also have a problem with horn beeping at random times sometimes days apart. This truck is not driven for a week at times. There may be a correlation between the intermittant horn sounding and the failing ignition. The security system wiring harness and keyless entry system may be tied to an ignition kill switch when the defective keyless entry system triggers the horn. When driving, the horn may not sound as a key is in the ignition and/or the vehicle is exceeding 15 mph may disconnect the final circuit driving the horn. Remnants of a security system wiring may exist whether or not the vehilcle comes equipped with a security system or not. This would explain why no failure codes are ever found. I will go to dealer and ask them to replace keyless electronic module to stop the horn from triggering at random times and hopefully fix stalling problems.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 232004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,457 miles
Regarding the stalling problem on a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab hemi sport truck. Currently this is the sixth time it has stalled. The latest incident occurred when I rounded the corner to exit the airport parking lot. The vehicle had no power steering or brakes as of the result of stalling and was hard to control. The truck has been to the dealership several times for the same problem and even the district service manager for Chrysler has looked at it, but cannot duplicate or find any codes.

- Carson City, NV, USA

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