pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,026 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 202000

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,079 miles


The contact complained about brake failure on four different occasions. There were no warning signs, indicating a problem with the brake system. When brakes fail there is also loss of steering control. When the brakes are applied the pedal will go all the way to the floor. The only way to stop the vehicle is to apply the hand brake. The dealer tried to repair the vehicle on three different occasions. After a period of time the brakes will fail again. The dealer suggested the problem could be within the power booster pump and the master cylinder. Updated 11/19/05.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 142002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Brake master cylinder "blew up" while driving.

- Maple Ridge, CD, USA

problem #1

Jun 012000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has been in 5-6 times for brakes. When applying brakes they grab/ release/ catch and lock up. Dealer knows there is a leak but can't find it. They have scheduled appointments for 2 dates, and haven't showed up. When applied, brakes will suddenly release, when the brakes do grab, they lock causing vehicle to skid, constant loss of fluid in the master cylinder. Replaced clockspring due to popping noise in steering wheel.

- Anderson, SC, USA

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