really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,282 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 exhaust system problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 032014

Ram 2500

  • 25,000 miles


2005 Dodge 2500 Ram. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle ball joints, U joints and wheel bearing worn out and needed to be replaced. Also, the exhaust system rusted though and the right tie rod end fractured. The consumer recently received a recall notice, regarding the right front tie rod. However, when he called the about the recall, he was informed to send a copy of the invoice and Chrysler would pay for the previous repair. The consumer was then informed they would not pay for anything, unless mopar parts were used.

- Falmouth, KY, USA

problem #3

May 012004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 1 miles
I purchased a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 cummins truck. There are horrible diesel oil fumes entering the cab from the engine compartment. I was first told by the dealer that it was due to the engine being new. After 15,000 miles I was told that they have an oil additive available to 'fix' the problem by making it smell better. My 9 month pregnant wife cannot ride with me. The fumes are horrible and are causing nausea, headaches, and possibly poisoning which I have no way to verify. The smell is so bad I am not sure what to do, but it is completely unacceptible and seemingly very dangerous and could be fatal in the winter months when the windows must be rolled up. I have researched this issue on several online forums and many people are having this issue with the 2003 and 2004 Dodge Ram cummins 2500 and 3500 trucks.

- West Fork, AR, USA

problem #2

Jan 222004

Ram 2500

  • 25 miles
Consumer complained about fumes permeating the interior of the vehicle. The fumes were causing the occupants to suffer headaches, nausea, and drowsiness when the window was up.

- Colfax, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Diesel exhaust fumes in cab with heater/ac fan on. Many complaints of similar problem from other owners of this model as researched from website forums. Problem is documented as essential parts missing from heater/ac system which allows fumes from engine compartment to be drawn into the driver /passenger compartment. Probable carbon monoxide hazard to driver and occupants. VIN [xxx], manufacture date 12/09/2003. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hartford, SD, USA

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