really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,866 miles

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problem #12

Dec 162011

Ram 2500

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the brakes seized and could not be depressed to stop the vehicle. The contact stated that prior to the failure, the brake pedal was pulsating abnormally when depressed. The contact then crashed into a tractor as a result of the brake failure and caused minor damage to the vehicle. The contact spoke to the manufacturer and was instructed to take the vehicle to the dealer to be inspected. The dealer advised the contact that one of the headlights was damaged and that the vehicle could only be inspected by an engineer sent by the manufacturer. The contact was awaiting inspection by an engineer. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 85,025.

- Marthasville, MO, USA

problem #11

Nov 112011

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 117,850 miles
Brake line corroded above driver side rear wheel in truck frame. No brake pressure, will have to replace brake line.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #10

Oct 282011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 101,000 miles
When I adjusted the steering wheel to a different position an apparent electrical failure shut down the engine and the power steering and power brakes rendering the truck almost uncontrollable at that speed. This catastrophic failure was replicated at different speeds and while stationary. Apparently any movement of the steering wheel will shut off complete power to the engine and cause a total loss of power to the vehicle.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 282009

Ram 2500

  • 93,000 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 left rear brake line rotted out and brakes failed when attempting to stop at a four way intersection. Barely stopped in time to avoid the vehicle all ready at the stop sign.

- Bow, NH, USA

problem #8

Oct 042009

Ram 2500

  • 75,000 miles
All the steel brake lines are rusting and failing. 2 brake line failures in 2009. Expect more to occur until all lines are changed.

- Plain City, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 182009

Ram 2500

  • 232,000 miles
Brakes failed unexpectedly. No accident. Got out of truck to check and saw brake fluid running out of hole in the top of the frame behind auxiliary fuel tank. Was able to carefully limp home with it.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #6

Jul 132008

Ram 2500

  • 38,642 miles
While driving my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, I experienced a brake failure while approaching an intersection. Incident occurred 7/13/08. The truck has 38,000 miles & well maintained. While performing a post incident inspection, I discovered the rear brake line behind the fuel tank had ruptured. There is no evidence of physical damage aside from heavy corrosion. This corrosion extends approximately 18" from the rear brake line junction block (picture available). While researching online to purchase a replacement line, I noticed large number of similar complaints posted in various forums (which was quite disturbing). The fuel line, along with the frame rail adjacent to the failed brake line has no signs of corrosion.

- Dix Hills, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 062008

Ram 2500

  • 77,894 miles
Left rear brake line failure. Lost rear braking in operation of vehicle.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 102005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Brake lines have rusted so no brakes other than E brake

- Orrs Island, ME, USA

problem #3

May 152003

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
1.body jumps at different speeds unable to steere.2.odometer reading didn't move for approx- 1st 200 miles.3.engine knocks. 4. shifting linkage and gears grind. 5. transmission slips and front axle grinds. 6.salesman said I was approved and did qualify for any vehicle in the lot with $10,000 down.called finance company after purchase and was approved for the vehicle I originally wanted.7.brakes need to be replaced all the way around. Thank you, tom & deb aleto

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 011901

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
Ltr fm [xxx] (wa) re defective steering column for a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 series truck (VIN#[xxx]), no rec in ES database of 1/20/04 ltr to ODI re case no. #[xxx], reply/attn. [xxx] at the olympoa, wa ofc. The dealer replaced the steering box, track bar and tie rod ends. The brake pads failed at 65,000 miles. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 142002

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer states he has ABS brakes and this am he attempted to brake and his system locked up on him causing him to run stop signs because his brakes did not work. He also states that his front brakes worked but his back one that did not work.

- Mc Minnville, OR, USA