really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,333 miles

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problem #3

Apr 022012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
On April 2, 2012 I went to a ranch that I work at, put my truck in park, put the brake on, and opened the gate. I drove through and did the same procedure to go to close the gate. My truck popped out of park, ran through it's parking brake, the door knocked me down and the front tire of my Dodge 3500 ran over both of my legs and my arm. It broke my legs but did not brake my arm. I am still recovering. At first I thought it was my fault until I learned that this happens a lot and people even die as a result of this injury. It is not one particular kind of vehicle either and the attorney's do not want to even address the issue. The reason it happens is because there is no neutral between park and reverse. Also if you had the parking brake attachment in the front brakes as you do on the rear brakes the parking brake would hold when the vehicle rolls backward. My truck rolls without peddle pressure at 6 miles per hour. There is no excuse to not change this requirement, but I am only one person, please help me save lives. In san diego county alone we had in April one death and three injuries. This is unacceptable. I have the idea and I am ase certified mechanic. I do not practice as a mechanic, I am 68 and just could not do the work if I tried especially now. Also I do not intend to seek a provisional patent, I just want the problem fixed. Please help me help all of us throughout the world. This engineering change needs to happen. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152001

Ram 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Overdrive module and torque convertor both failed at 59000 miles. Had vehicle back to dealer around 34000 for a vibration in the transmission and they stated nothing was wrong, that was the beginning of the torque convertor problem. Dodge won't stand behind their products and an automatic transmission should last 150,000 miles or more without a rebuild.

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #1

May 152003

Ram 3500

  • 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