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NHTSA — Electrical System: Fuses And Circuit Breakers Problems

10.0

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 312000

Ram 2500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We feel there is an electrical problem the horn is not working again. We spoke to the service manager and asked what if these problems reoccur are we having to pay for repairs, he said yes once the warranty is expired. If we are wrong please tell us, but we have owned a dozen vehicles and none have ever had the horn stop working much less twice in less than 2yrs.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #4

May 312000

Ram 2500

  • miles
We feel there is an electrical problem the horn is not working again. We spoke to the service manager and asked what if these problems reoccur are we having to pay for repairs, he said yes once the warranty is expired. If we are wrong please tell us, but we have owned a dozen vehicles and none have ever had the horn stop working much less twice in less than 2yrs.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 122000

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Catalytic converter went out. Consumer was traveling on the highway and the vehicle just stopped. Also, transmission fluid and oil was leaking from underneath the vehicle. The dealer could not solve the transmission problem, but the vehicle was taken to the dealer 19 times for repair. Water pump was leaking and was replaced. The engine was over heating due to thermostat and gasket failures. The A/C blows warm air due to low pressure switch failure. The driver seat was coming apart. Rear lights blinkers and brakes were not working due to blown fuse. The rear right brake locksup on hand stop. The left door speakers malfunctions.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 151999

Ram 2500

  • miles
Fuse #12 blew while truck was parked. Replaced the fuse, it blew again. This circuit controls radio mirrors and cargo lights. Took truck to dealer, they replaced right door switch. 2nd incident was Oct. 24th. This time though, fuse didn't blow and wire harness caught on fire and melted. This was also the very same circuit (#12). Took truck back to dealer, they had it for a week and replace wire harness. 3rd incident was Nov. 10th, fuse #12 blew again. Tried to replace fuse and it blew again. Truck is currently at the dealer and they can't find the short as of the time of this complaint.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 241999

Ram 2500

  • miles
Ignition fuse link keeps blowing out, causing vehicle to shut down. Vehicle has been in two accidents because of this condition. Vehicle has been at repair shop on three occasions, and problem still occurs. Can NHTSA help or provide additional information on this matter.

- Bellechasse, LA, USA

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