really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,667 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 042005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


The consumer complained that the headlight dim switch was not functioning on the 2004 Dodge 1500 since April 2005. The headlight would stay on bright or dim but not switch. At the same time the windshield washer would not work. The dealer replaced the multifunction switch, but the problem persisted. The vehicle had been back to two different dealers four times, and had the same switch replaced twice, but the problem recurred, but was not constant. The contact wrote to Chrysler, but had no satisfaction. Also, on one occasion the vehicle would not accelerate when attempting to pass another vehicle. At that time, the cruise control would not work, and the headlights would not come on. This problem had not recurred, but the dealer had no explanation or solution. (11/17/05)

- Greensboro, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 062005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The low beam and high beam failed to work properly when applied. Driver noticed that while applying the high beam to the low beam the headlights would turn on and off intermittently. Driver took the vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic determined that headlight low beam and high beam dimmer switch needed to be replaced.

- Smithfield, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 302004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 55 mph at night consumer's vehicle was involved in a collision due to the poor brightness of the headlights. The high beams were not bright enough. Dealership indicated to consumer, the vehicle was operating as designed.

- Williamsburg, PA, USA

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