definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,275 miles

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problem #1

Aug 162007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,275 miles
During a routine stop at red light on 55 mph road the metal brake line ruptured where it is routed along the frame between the gas tank and frame. Rusted through, no way to inspect. Dealer reported this was a common failure on Dodge pick-ups. During this stop the pedal went to the floor, able to pump and get a little front brake, and the ABS and brake lights came on in the dash assembly. I crimped the line added brake fluid and limped to local dealer for replacement. Dealer knows about problem so Dodge has to know and should change material or routing of brake line. George the consumer provided a repair invoice. Updated 09/05/07

- Orma, WV, USA