really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,015 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #39

Jun 072024

Ram 1500

  • miles


I tried to get the service done Iam a one vehicle owner the dealership told me I had to pay out of pocket for the rental car with no set day of service The dealership didn-??t care whether I got the recall done cause of the year of the vehicle they provided no transportation solution

- Marion, SC, USA

problem #38

Jun 072024

Ram 1500

  • miles
I tried to get the service done Iam a one vehicle owner the dealership told me I had to pay out of pocket for the rental car with no set day of service The dealership didn-??t care whether I got the recall done cause of the year of the vehicle they provided no transportation solution

- Marion, SC, USA

problem #37

Oct 112022

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
I recently figured out a problem with my truck that is an extreme danger. When you fill up the fuel tank at any gas station, it seems that the fuel enters the vapor canister and makes the engine stall for about a mile before it starts running properly. After several close encounters after filling the tank, I looked upon other threads of Dodge Ram owners and found this to be a common problem that was never addressed by Chrysler and never acted upon by NHTSA. Please look into this and advise a course of action to have Chrysler repair this problem.. It is a matter of time before either I or another with the same problem are seriously injured or killed due to this defect. Many Thanks In Advance!!

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #36

Jul 192020

Ram 1500

  • 201,000 miles


We were driving on the highway 55 mph and heard a noise while exiting and we thought we hit a large hole. Before we reached the end of the off ramp traveling at approximately 50 mph but giving the truck some gas to accelerate we heard a very loud pop and it felt like something hit the bottom of the truck.we pulled off to side and checked under the truck to see the slip yolk and U joint of the driveline were broken and the flange nut on rear end was backed off and the rear end was shattered. Also the fuel vapor recovery lines were broke from the slip yolk and U joint breaking. Is this issue related to recall number 14V79600

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #35

Mar 122020

Ram 1500

  • 155,587 miles
When filling my gas tank at any station at any time of year, while filling my gas tank will continuously puke gas back up the filler tube all over the ground, this is a huge issue among many Dodge vehicles. It's unsafe and to fix it you have to replace the entire gas tank. This happens no matter what, truck on, truck off.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #34

Apr 242019

Ram 1500

  • 77,589 miles
When I fill up I smell and see fuel on top of tank. This is a major safety issue. Have read many complaints online

- Camden, OH, USA

problem #33

Mar 162019

Ram 1500

  • 80,000 miles


Engine stalls when driving at low speed and when in idle. This started happening approximately 3 years ago. Check engine has never turned on.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #32

Feb 162019

Ram 1500

  • 200,000 miles
Just caught fire burned up common problem lots of fires

- Northbrook, IL, USA

problem #31

Nov 202012

Ram 1500

  • miles
First it was fuel light coming on then the engine light started coming on. Got that off then the blown light started coming on change all blown fuses and lights but light wouldn't go out and engine light came back on. Paid to fixed after 1 year it started up all over again.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #30

Jul 242018

Ram 1500

  • 68,537 miles
Fuel tank strap failed due to rust - tank dragged - 2004 not covered under the recall that included 2009 - 2012. It should be included because everything they said could happen, did. Paid $249.54 to repair at dealership. Freehold Dodge - freehold,

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #29

Oct 012017

Ram 1500

  • 174,656 miles


Engine stalls at all speeds on an interstate while going 75 mph with no control of steering due to lost of power steering or brakes. Sometimes it will restart of sometimes it doesn't right away but after about thirty minutes it will restart. This is also true of parking lots and city streets. With no codes or engine check light to refer to.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #28

Aug 012017

Ram 1500

  • 130,000 miles
Takata recall. I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. I am having issue finding mopar-oem bell crank part# 53032456 ae. If you go to the dealer in elk grove ca, they are on back order 270. Or on the morpar website they are on back order too. When driving the vehicle the truck has ( ) with a lighting volt. You loose all power and the truck stays at high idle about 1800 rpms. Difficult braking when this happens. The transmission shutters.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #27

Aug 032017

Ram 1500

  • 215,000 miles
Sometimes when driving the vehicle rpms rev and down the a light on dash comes on.the light symbol looks like a lighting bolt with two lines one in each side of lighting bolt. Switch truck off and restart the light goes off and truck runs fine. It might not do it again a day or sometimes a week or so.

- Delco, NC, USA

problem #26

Aug 012017

Ram 1500

  • miles
Every time I get gas I pull out on to the road and it goes dead after about 30 seconds it'll crank back up..has just about gotten me killed several times.

- Wauchula, FL, USA

problem #25

May 262017

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles
I was driving my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 on the highway when my truck stopped running. Found the fuel pump was no good. I have been an auto mechanic for years and this is very dangerious! I had it towed to the garage daves auto on madison ave told me the fuel pump was no good also the fuel tank is no good the ring on top of the fuel tank is rotten the "tabs that hold the fuel pump in is rotten" and where the fuel pump sits on the fuel tank is like in a well so when it rains the water on top of the gas tank sits in the fuel pump location has no where to drain and my thery is that is what rotts the fuel pump bracket on the fuel tank! and they said it is not safe I had to get a new fuel tank. I called multipul used auto parts supply companys and every single one who had a gas tank had the same problem was rotten. So I called the dealer scap Dodge of fairfield, ct they have 68 people waiting on back order fuel tanks and they are over $800 redicules.so can you imagine across the country how many people are driving around with a bomb waiting to explode!!!! this is a safty hazzard because any one will tell you that if this faulty fuel tank is rotten gas fuems will escape and cause an explotion or fire even death if the vehical is in an accedent te fuel will leak every where this really should be a recall im scared to drive this and everyone should be to!!!! I really hope you look in to this problem any information you need I have photos if you need them you can contact me asap! thank you josh E

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #24

May 032016

Ram 1500

  • 250,000 miles
When the gas tank on this truck is filled to capacity, the truck will stall when making a left hand turn. The truck cannot be filled to the "full" mark. If it is it will stall when making a left hand turn. This has happened many times. The only way to avoid it is to not fill the gas tank completely full.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #23

Feb 172017

Ram 1500

  • 170,000 miles
My truck was parked at work and at the end of the day it wouldn't start. Had it towed home and I determined that the fuel pump failed. The next day I lifted the bed to replace it and I was shocked to see the whole top of the tank's locking ring tangs were all rusted away and the pump was just sitting in the tank crooked. If it was filled full or in an accident fuel would've slooshed out of the tank. On a rollover the entire tank will empty.

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #22

Aug 042016

Ram 1500

  • 121,380 miles
For a few weeks I would occasionally smell gas fumes. I had the truck visually inspected and the mechanic could find nothing wrong. Then one day I filled the tank. When the tank was full, instead of the pump shutting off the pump began pouring gas onto the ground. This time they dropped the tank to find that the metal collar on top of the tank had rusted away causing the fuel pump to pop up half out of the tank. That was the reason the pump had not shut off. Gas was flowing out of the top of the tank!!. the mechanic told me that if the fuel pump connection had shorted out with the top of the tank open the way it was, me and anyone in the truck would have been blown up!!!. this was a very poor design on Chrysler's part that has the potential to kill people.

- Berlin, MD, USA

problem #21

Jun 012016

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
Fuel tank has metal tabs to lock fuel pump in position. Water can collect with road salts to eat away the locking tabs which allows the fuel to leak out next to hot exhaust which can cause fire. When filling fuel tank the fuel will seep out because the locking tabs no longer hold the pump in place. This leaked fuel can cause fire, and allow fuel to pool under the vehicle causing fuel spills.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #20

Feb 182016

Ram 1500

  • 81,000 miles
The truck stalls at stops and turns after fuel fill

- Barling, AR, USA

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