definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,940 miles

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problem #5

Apr 072006

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,700 miles
Purchased a 2000 1500 quadcab Dodge Ram for 15,000. Three weeks later had to repair front brakes front rotors and front ball joints. Cost $700. Dealer refused to do anything about it.

- Cloquet, MN, USA

problem #4

Feb 232005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brakes, the pedal went to the floor the consumer was able to stop the vehicle by applying the emergency brake and drove the vehicle to a mechanic. The mechanic informed the driver the right side rotor exploded. The mechanic recommended that the brake pads, and the left and right side rear rotor needed to be replaced. Please provide additional information.

- White Hall, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 012002

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. In the 72,000 miles that have been placed on the truck I have had to replace the brake rotors two times due to warping. The first was at 45,000 miles then at a little over 50,000. I'm at 72,000 miles now and the rotors have been worped for about the last 10,000 miles. It appears that when stopping I am using almost entirely the front brakes. The rotors are not substantial enough to stop a vehicle of this size.

- Edmonds, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 252002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
I had my brakes overhauled and had to have the rotors exchanged because of a defect the manufacturer knew about but failed to notify consumers. The brake rotors are machined to such close tolorances, that they would have to be changed at the first repairs. I have talked to service people whom have had them changed at less than 30 K miles. I feel an recall should be made by the manufacturer or the extra money refunded by the manufacturer.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 282001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Excessive wear on rotors that I believe is unsafe and a manufacturers defect - minimum allowable rotor spec is 1.215 - right side is 1.166, left side is 1.164 - original pads still have more than 1/8 inch on each of the 4 pads - I was going to have pads chaged on 7/28 and that is when I was advised that the rotors had to be replaced - I never had a vehicle that wore out the original rotors before the original pads ever wore out - I shoul be able to "true" rotors once or twice before having to replace the rotors as long as the pads do not wear out before replacing same - manufacturer will do nothing - claims that the 12 month/12,000 mile warranty is their total responsibility in this matter - I disagree.

- Toms River Nj, NJ, USA