Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
0500204/28/200510015075New water pump for 3.7l engine - no longer common with 4.7l. advanced service information #05-002. *tt05/17/2005
180170504/21/200510015060Long crank times in ambient temperatures below freezing. *tt05/17/2005
180130504/19/20051801305A10015058Idle fluctuation/diagnostic trouble codes. *tt05/17/2005
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
180370409/27/200410010488Fuel economy improvement, white smoke on start up, accuracy of fuel mileage in overhead console display. flash. *tt11/29/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE
02/07/201365000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure was unable to be replicated. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 72,000.
02/07/201365000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure was unable to be replicated. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 72,000. kmj
02/07/201365000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure was unable to be replicated. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 72,000. kmj
02/07/201365000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure was unable to be replicated. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 72,000. dr
02/25/201349500
 Vehicle stalls when slowing down for a stop sign, traffic or red light or when turning.
02/25/201349500
 Vehicle stalls when slowing down for a stop sign, traffic or red light or when turning.
02/25/201349500
 Vehicle stalls when slowing down for a stop sign, traffic or red light or when turning.
02/25/201349500
 Vehicle stalls when slowing down for a stop sign, traffic or red light or when turning.
02/25/201349500
 Vehicle stalls when slowing down for a stop sign, traffic or red light or when turning.
11/10/201249000
 I have 2004 dodge ram and several times when usually turning my engine will stall! very dangerous and could have been killed! i see this is a very common problem in these vehicles and as far as i can see it has not been addressed! apparently, it will take a fatal accident to find out what the problem is!
11/10/201249000
 I have 2004 dodge ram and several times when usually turning my engine will stall! very dangerous and could have been killed! i see this is a very common problem in these vehicles and as far as i can see it has not been addressed! apparently, it will take a fatal accident to find out what the problem is!
11/10/201249000
 I have 2004 dodge ram and several times when usually turning my engine will stall! very dangerous and could have been killed! i see this is a very common problem in these vehicles and as far as i can see it has not been addressed! apparently, it will take a fatal accident to find out what the problem is!
11/10/201249000
 I have 2004 dodge ram and several times when usually turning my engine will stall! very dangerous and could have been killed! i see this is a very common problem in these vehicles and as far as i can see it has not been addressed! apparently, it will take a fatal accident to find out what the problem is!
12/01/2011950001
 2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7l hemi will stop running while driving. the engine completely shuts off while the vehicle is driving and the steering locks up. i have had several close calls and am currently seeking help in this matter. this is an extremely dangerous problem. i've taken it to three mechanics who have replaced all the oxygen sensors, the mass air flow sensor, throttle body, egr valve, air intake filter and the crank shaft sensor. there seems to be no end to this and everyone is just shooting in the dark. the dealerships do not get a code when they hook up to the vehicle. i am in fear of my safety. i have found several other people on the internet with the same problem. *tr
12/01/201195000
 2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7l hemi will stop running while driving. the engine completely shuts off while the vehicle is driving and the steering locks up. i have had several close calls and am currently seeking help in this matter. this is an extremely dangerous problem. i've taken it to three mechanics who have replaced all the oxygen sensors, the mass air flow sensor, throttle body, egr valve, air intake filter and the crank shaft sensor. there seems to be no end to this and everyone is just shooting in the dark. the dealerships do not get a code when they hook up to the vehicle. i am in fear of my safety. i have found several other people on the internet with the same problem.
12/01/201195000
 2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7l hemi will stop running while driving. the engine completely shuts off while the vehicle is driving and the steering locks up. i have had several close calls and am currently seeking help in this matter. this is an extremely dangerous problem. i've taken it to three mechanics who have replaced all the oxygen sensors, the mass air flow sensor, throttle body, egr valve, air intake filter and the crank shaft sensor. there seems to be no end to this and everyone is just shooting in the dark. the dealerships do not get a code when they hook up to the vehicle. i am in fear of my safety. i have found several other people on the internet with the same problem.
09/01/2012110000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, she heard a loud thud as the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was towed to the contact
04/06/20121250001
 I bought an 04 ram 1500 5.7 hemi that had around 80k miles on it when i bought it in oct 2010. it was awesome the first and a half i had it, only minor repairs i.e battery, idler pulley, ignition switch. i did regular maintenance on it as well as oil changes. in late march 2012 i went to put gas in my truck and it would not let me put more than 10 or 15 cents in before it would back fill i was trying to figure out what the problem could be with that, then in early april 2012 i was driving home after running some errands, the truck had run great all day just like normal, but about 8 miles from house i hear this thunk and i have no power and i had this awful shaking and rattling noise. there were not even any warning lights telling we that there was something wrong, i called someone to tow it home that night. i did thankfully have another car to drive. in the months since i have been slowly tearing the engine apart with my dad, this week we finally pulled the heads and discovered that my # 6 piston was completely disintegrated and had punched a hole in my block! my original thought was that this was just a random fluke and it was just mine, but after reading on some dodge forums i see that it was not just mine! this is ridiculous for an engine that has no more miles than this and had been properly maintained. my parents have a 1999 ford f150 that has almost 300k on it and has not been maintained nearly as well... as my dad puts it it has been run hard and put up wet this engine has run like a champ! it even still has the original battery in it! there are many more reports of this happening to this engine both in the durango with that year hemi as well as the ram on this forum http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1dd4b2/270. *tr
09/01/2012110000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, she heard a loud thud as the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was towed to the contact
04/06/20121250001
 I bought an 04 ram 1500 5.7 hemi that had around 80k miles on it when i bought it in oct 2010. it was awesome the first and a half i had it, only minor repairs i.e battery, idler pulley, ignition switch. i did regular maintenance on it as well as oil changes. in late march 2012 i went to put gas in my truck and it would not let me put more than 10 or 15 cents in before it would back fill i was trying to figure out what the problem could be with that, then in early april 2012 i was driving home after running some errands, the truck had run great all day just like normal, but about 8 miles from house i hear this thunk and i have no power and i had this awful shaking and rattling noise. there were not even any warning lights telling we that there was something wrong, i called someone to tow it home that night. i did thankfully have another car to drive. in the months since i have been slowly tearing the engine apart with my dad, this week we finally pulled the heads and discovered that my # 6 piston was completely disintegrated and had punched a hole in my block! my original thought was that this was just a random fluke and it was just mine, but after reading on some dodge forums i see that it was not just mine! this is ridiculous for an engine that has no more miles than this and had been properly maintained. my parents have a 1999 ford f150 that has almost 300k on it and has not been maintained nearly as well... as my dad puts it it has been run hard and put up wet this engine has run like a champ! it even still has the original battery in it! there are many more reports of this happening to this engine both in the durango with that year hemi as well as the ram on this forum http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1dd4b2/270. *tr
09/01/2012110000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated while driving 45 mph she heard a loud thud and the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was towed to the contacts home. the contacts father, a mechanic, inspected the vehicle and found that the retainer failed on the valve spring and caused the piston to go through the wall of the cylinder putting a hole in the side of the engine block and caused coolant to flow into the oil. the dealer nor manufacturer had been notified. the failure and current mileage was 110,000. dt
04/06/2012125000
 I bought an 04 ram 1500 5.7 hemi that had around 80k miles on it when i bought it in oct 2010. it was awesome the first and a half i had it, only minor repairs i.e battery, idler pulley, ignition switch. i did regular maintenance on it as well as oil changes. in late march 2012 i went to put gas in my truck and it would not let me put more than 10 or 15 cents in before it would back fill i was trying to figure out what the problem could be with that, then in early april 2012 i was driving home after running some errands, the truck had run great all day just like normal, but about 8 miles from house i hear this thunk and i have no power and i had this awful shaking and rattling noise. there were not even any warning lights telling we that there was something wrong, i called someone to tow it home that night. i did thankfully have another car to drive. in the months since i have been slowly tearing the engine apart with my dad, this week we finally pulled the heads and discovered that my # 6 piston was completely disintegrated and had punched a hole in my block! my original thought was that this was just a random fluke and it was just mine, but after reading on some dodge forums i see that it was not just mine! this is ridiculous for an engine that has no more miles than this and had been properly maintained. my parents have a 1999 ford f150 that has almost 300k on it and has not been maintained nearly as well... as my dad puts it it has been run hard and put up wet this engine has run like a champ! it even still has the original battery in it! there are many more reports of this happening to this engine both in the durango with that year hemi as well as the ram on this forum http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1dd4b2/270
04/06/2012125000
 I bought an 04 ram 1500 5.7 hemi that had around 80k miles on it when i bought it in oct 2010. it was awesome the first and a half i had it, only minor repairs i.e battery, idler pulley, ignition switch. i did regular maintenance on it as well as oil changes. in late march 2012 i went to put gas in my truck and it would not let me put more than 10 or 15 cents in before it would back fill i was trying to figure out what the problem could be with that, then in early april 2012 i was driving home after running some errands, the truck had run great all day just like normal, but about 8 miles from house i hear this thunk and i have no power and i had this awful shaking and rattling noise. there were not even any warning lights telling we that there was something wrong, i called someone to tow it home that night. i did thankfully have another car to drive. in the months since i have been slowly tearing the engine apart with my dad, this week we finally pulled the heads and discovered that my # 6 piston was completely disintegrated and had punched a hole in my block! my original thought was that this was just a random fluke and it was just mine, but after reading on some dodge forums i see that it was not just mine! this is ridiculous for an engine that has no more miles than this and had been properly maintained. my parents have a 1999 ford f150 that has almost 300k on it and has not been maintained nearly as well... as my dad puts it it has been run hard and put up wet this engine has run like a champ! it even still has the original battery in it! there are many more reports of this happening to this engine both in the durango with that year hemi as well as the ram on this forum http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1dd4b2/270
10/18/201242656
 Began to slow down for a traffic light and my truck stalled while moving almost causing me to rear end the person ahead of me since i lost all control of my brakes and power steering. from what i'm reading this had happened to many people with the same year, make and model vehicle without any type of recall and its too dangerous of a situation.
10/18/201242656
 Began to slow down for a traffic light and my truck stalled while moving almost causing me to rear end the person ahead of me since i lost all control of my brakes and power steering. from what i'm reading this had happened to many people with the same year, make and model vehicle without any type of recall and its too dangerous of a situation.
10/18/201242656
 Began to slow down for a traffic light and my truck stalled while moving almost causing me to rear end the person ahead of me since i lost all control of my brakes and power steering. from what i'm reading this had happened to many people with the same year, make and model vehicle without any type of recall and its too dangerous of a situation.
10/12/20121280001
 Vehicle was driving through a parking lot at approximately 5 miles per hour when suddenly the engine stalled. there was no loss of power to any other systems. the vehicle literally just cut off. the steering immediately became tight and unable to turn. i placed the truck in park and turned the key to the off position and waited about 30 seconds and tried to restart the truck. it operated for about 25 yards before doing the same thing again. *tr
10/12/2012128000
 Vehicle was driving through a parking lot at approximately 5 miles per hour when suddenly the engine stalled. there was no loss of power to any other systems. the vehicle litterly just cut off. the steering immediately became tight and unable to turn. i placed the truck in park and turned the key to the off position and waited about 30 seconds and tried to restart the truck. it operated for about 25 yards before doing the same thing again.
10/12/2012128000
 Vehicle was driving through a parking lot at approximately 5 miles per hour when suddenly the engine stalled. there was no loss of power to any other systems. the vehicle litterly just cut off. the steering immediately became tight and unable to turn. i placed the truck in park and turned the key to the off position and waited about 30 seconds and tried to restart the truck. it operated for about 25 yards before doing the same thing again.
10/12/2012128000
 Vehicle was driving through a parking lot at approximately 5 miles per hour when suddenly the engine stalled. there was no loss of power to any other systems. the vehicle litterly just cut off. the steering immediately became tight and unable to turn. i placed the truck in park and turned the key to the off position and waited about 30 seconds and tried to restart the truck. it operated for about 25 yards before doing the same thing again.
05/19/201297100
 I just bought this truck with 97,000 miles and it ran great when i took it for a test drive. shortly after my purchase my truck suddenly stalled while i was making a slow turn leaving me without engine power, steering and brakes. the truck started right up and runs like there is nothing wrong with it. normally i wouldn't file a complaint until i looked on the internet and saw a whole lot of people with the exact same problem that nobody seems able to fix.
05/19/201297100
 I just bought this truck with 97,000 miles and it ran great when i took it for a test drive. shortly after my purchase my truck suddenly stalled while i was making a slow turn leaving me without engine power, steering and brakes. the truck started right up and runs like there is nothing wrong with it. normally i wouldn't file a complaint until i looked on the internet and saw a whole lot of people with the exact same problem that nobody seems able to fix.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
10/26/2012620001
 While driving my 2004 dodge ram 1500 while turning at approx 5 miles per hour the car stalled out this has now happened on various occasions. there is no code and several repair shops don t have a clue what to fix and just want to start replacing parts. *tr
03/29/2012124000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving 40 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and then took the vehicle to an authorized dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. the contact experienced the recurring failure approximately twenty times. the vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 124,000 and the current mileage was 128,581. kmj
03/29/2012124000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated while driving at 40mph , without any warnings the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and then taken to an authorized dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. the vehicle has experienced this failure twenty times. the vehicle was not diagnosed this final time the failure occurred once again and nor was it repaired.the vin was not available . the failure mileage was 124,000 and the current mileage was 128,581.cv
03/29/2012124000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated while driving at 40mph , without any warnings the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and then taken to an authorized dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. the vehicle has experienced this failure twenty times. the vehicle was not diagnosed this final time the failure occurred once again and nor was it repaired.the vin was not available . the failure mileage was 124,000 and the current mileage was 128,581.cv
03/29/2012124000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated while driving at 40mph , without any warnings the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle and then taken to an authorized dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. the vehicle has experienced this failure twenty times. the vehicle was not diagnosed this final time the failure occurred once again and nor was it repaired.the vin was not available . the failure mileage was 124,000 and the current mileage was 128,581.cv
07/08/200940000
 My truck stalls as i come to a stop. this happens probably about 4 times a month since the date above. the dealership hasn't been able to find the problem. i have read on forums online that a ton of other people are having the same problem. some say it has to do with erg valve and it should be recalled. they said they replace the egr valve and the problem is fixed.
07/08/200940000
 My truck stalls as i come to a stop. this happens probably about 4 times a month since the date above. the dealership hasn't been able to find the problem. i have read on forums online that a ton of other people are having the same problem. some say it has to do with erg valve and it should be recalled. they said they replace the egr valve and the problem is fixed.
07/08/200940000
 My truck stalls as i come to a stop. this happens probably about 4 times a month since the date above. the dealership hasn't been able to find the problem. i have read on forums online that a ton of other people are having the same problem. some say it has to do with erg valve and it should be recalled. they said they replace the egr valve and the problem is fixed.
07/08/200940000
 My truck stalls as i come to a stop. this happens probably about 4 times a month since the date above. the dealership hasn't been able to find the problem. i have read on forums online that a ton of other people are having the same problem. some say it has to do with erg valve and it should be recalled. they said they replace the egr valve and the problem is fixed.
07/14/201170000
 While traveling 60mphon my ram 04 hemi experienced a vibration which resulted in the vehicle running rough. broke 2 valve springs costing over $900 to repair. i've also experienced the sudden stalling and leaks from power steering lines
07/14/201170000
 While traveling 60mphon my ram 04 hemi experienced a vibration which resulted in the vehicle running rough. broke 2 valve springs costing over $900 to repair. i've also experienced the sudden stalling and leaks from power steering lines
07/14/201170000
 While traveling 60mphon my ram 04 hemi experienced a vibration which resulted in the vehicle running rough. broke 2 valve springs costing over $900 to repair. i've also experienced the sudden stalling and leaks from power steering lines
07/14/201170000
 While traveling 60mphon my ram 04 hemi experienced a vibration which resulted in the vehicle running rough. broke 2 valve springs costing over $900 to repair. i've also experienced the sudden stalling and leaks from power steering lines
07/14/201170000
 While traveling 60mphon my ram 04 hemi experienced a vibration which resulted in the vehicle running rough. broke 2 valve springs costing over $900 to repair. i've also experienced the sudden stalling and leaks from power steering lines
07/14/201170000
 While traveling 60mphon my ram 04 hemi experienced a vibration which resulted in the vehicle running rough. broke 2 valve springs costing over $900 to repair. i've also experienced the sudden stalling and leaks from power steering lines
06/15/2010105000
 Engine stalls randomly for no reason
06/15/2010105000
 Engine stalls randomly for no reason
06/15/2010105000
 Engine stalls randomly for no reason
06/15/2010105000
 Engine stalls randomly for no reason
06/15/2010105000
 Engine stalls randomly for no reason
06/15/2010105000
 Engine stalls randomly for no reason
02/16/201162500
 My 2004 dodge ram 1500 pick up with a 5.7 liter engine began to stall upon braking and coming to a stop. the engine would lose rpm and die (stall) leaving me with no brakes or steering. it would restart easily but occur again frequently. took the vehicle to a repair shop and after extensive and expensive diagnosis was found to have a failing throttle body and associated electrical failure. a new throttle body was obtained from dodge (different part number from original) and installed. total cost for the work was approximately $2,500.00. my research shows that this problem is extensive in this model and is dangerous.
02/16/201162500
 My 2004 dodge ram 1500 pick up with a 5.7 liter engine began to stall upon braking and coming to a stop. the engine would lose rpm and die (stall) leaving me with no brakes or steering. it would restart easily but occur again frequently. took the vehicle to a repair shop and after extensive and expensive diagnosis was found to have a failing throttle body and associated electrical failure. a new throttle body was obtained from dodge (different part number from original) and installed. total cost for the work was approximately $2,500.00. my research shows that this problem is extensive in this model and is dangerous.
02/16/201162500
 My 2004 dodge ram 1500 pick up with a 5.7 liter engine began to stall upon braking and coming to a stop. the engine would lose rpm and die (stall) leaving me with no brakes or steering. it would restart easily but occur again frequently. took the vehicle to a repair shop and after extensive and expensive diagnosis was found to have a failing throttle body and associated electrical failure. a new throttle body was obtained from dodge (different part number from original) and installed. total cost for the work was approximately $2,500.00. my research shows that this problem is extensive in this model and is dangerous.
02/16/201162500
 My 2004 dodge ram 1500 pick up with a 5.7 liter engine began to stall upon braking and coming to a stop. the engine would lose rpm and die (stall) leaving me with no brakes or steering. it would restart easily but occur again frequently. took the vehicle to a repair shop and after extensive and expensive diagnosis was found to have a failing throttle body and associated electrical failure. a new throttle body was obtained from dodge (different part number from original) and installed. total cost for the work was approximately $2,500.00. my research shows that this problem is extensive in this model and is dangerous.
02/01/201078000
 2004 ram 1500 5.7 hemi stalls at low engine speeds, often at stop signs, traffic lights, or parking lot maneuvers. will usually start immediately back up, sometimes requires slight accelerator pressure when cranking in order to obtain self-sustaining engine speed. during decelerations, engine rpm is erratic and will often encounter a drop in rpms to approximately 400 rpm before engine dies. issue seems to be more common when engine is cold, but has occured under all conditions. this has been a persistent problem for about 1.5 years, happening anywhere from once a day to a dozen times. multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result. the computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. still not fixed. vehicle has been well maintained . this is an expensive, dangerous, and frustrating condition. having 3 kids in the car at any given time also adds to my frustration.
02/01/201078000
 2004 ram 1500 5.7 hemi stalls at low engine speeds, often at stop signs, traffic lights, or parking lot maneuvers. will usually start immediately back up, sometimes requires slight accelerator pressure when cranking in order to obtain self-sustaining engine speed. during decelerations, engine rpm is erratic and will often encounter a drop in rpms to approximately 400 rpm before engine dies. issue seems to be more common when engine is cold, but has occured under all conditions. this has been a persistent problem for about 1.5 years, happening anywhere from once a day to a dozen times. multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result. the computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. still not fixed. vehicle has been well maintained . this is an expensive, dangerous, and frustrating condition. having 3 kids in the car at any given time also adds to my frustration.
02/01/201078000
 2004 ram 1500 5.7 hemi stalls at low engine speeds, often at stop signs, traffic lights, or parking lot maneuvers. will usually start immediately back up, sometimes requires slight accelerator pressure when cranking in order to obtain self-sustaining engine speed. during decelerations, engine rpm is erratic and will often encounter a drop in rpms to approximately 400 rpm before engine dies. issue seems to be more common when engine is cold, but has occured under all conditions. this has been a persistent problem for about 1.5 years, happening anywhere from once a day to a dozen times. multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result. the computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. still not fixed. vehicle has been well maintained . this is an expensive, dangerous, and frustrating condition. having 3 kids in the car at any given time also adds to my frustration.
02/01/201078000
 2004 ram 1500 5.7 hemi stalls at low engine speeds, often at stop signs, traffic lights, or parking lot maneuvers. will usually start immediately back up, sometimes requires slight accelerator pressure when cranking in order to obtain self-sustaining engine speed. during decelerations, engine rpm is erratic and will often encounter a drop in rpms to approximately 400 rpm before engine dies. issue seems to be more common when engine is cold, but has occured under all conditions. this has been a persistent problem for about 1.5 years, happening anywhere from once a day to a dozen times. multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result. the computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. still not fixed. vehicle has been well maintained . this is an expensive, dangerous, and frustrating condition. having 3 kids in the car at any given time also adds to my frustration.
11/19/201092000
 Recently my ram 1500 has begun to stall for no reason. no check engine light will come on and no sputtering. just stalls when i slow down for a light or making a turn. it will usually starts right up and act like nothing happened. other times it will take about a minute to start. thankfully i have not been rear ended, yet.
11/19/201092000
 Recently my ram 1500 has begun to stall for no reason. no check engine light will come on and no sputtering. just stalls when i slow down for a light or making a turn. it will usually starts right up and act like nothing happened. other times it will take about a minute to start. thankfully i have not been rear ended, yet.
11/19/201092000
 Recently my ram 1500 has begun to stall for no reason. no check engine light will come on and no sputtering. just stalls when i slow down for a light or making a turn. it will usually starts right up and act like nothing happened. other times it will take about a minute to start. thankfully i have not been rear ended, yet.
11/19/201092000
 Recently my ram 1500 has begun to stall for no reason. no check engine light will come on and no sputtering. just stalls when i slow down for a light or making a turn. it will usually starts right up and act like nothing happened. other times it will take about a minute to start. thankfully i have not been rear ended, yet.
02/10/2010610001
 Truck shuts off while driving - i had to stand on the brakes and steering was almost impossible. this happened while attempting to merge onto early morning traffic in i95 in ft lauderdale where everybody is going 70-75 mph. if that truck had hit me, i and several others around me would have died. we were just plain lucky. i had it towed to the dealer and they found nothing wrong. this happened about a dozen times and i kept fixing things which were not broken before i did a little research and found out this truck is famous for this problem. 2 dealers will not even return my calls when i start to discuss this problem. they either know about this problem and do not want to get involved or realize this cannot be fixed. i have to drive this vehicle across florida to bring it back to where i purchased it. my brother is flying down from boston to follow me in case i have trouble. if delaer gives me a negative response i am planning on suing chrysler and the dealer as i really believe they knew about this problem when they sold me the truck there are hundreds of others with the same exact issue with the same exact truck. why has nhtsa not done something? *cn
07/18/20097001
 Since 2004 my 2004 ram 1500 hemi has died numerous times (have dated, weather, time, and intersections). it is impossible to tell you how often because this engine has a mind of it's own. i have had my computer chip flashed by dodge dealerships at least twice and currently it is at tom matson dodge in auburn wa 98002 because in the last month has died four times. they called with a report today, did not die on us, come back and pick it up. *tr
12/01/2008700001
 When truck idles the engine cuts off. this happens about once every 20 mile trip. truck has been in for repair with nothing found.
03/15/2009480001
 Ea05018 i don't feel that this complaint should have been closed. this started happening on my truck and it is a serious safety concern. i have had 2 very near misses when the vehicle stalls and i lose power steering going around a corner. *tr
01/01/20091
 Oil coolant lines can leak resulting in oil contacting engine and starting possible fire. oil coolant lines should be replaced by the dealer free of charge, as this is a problem across all the range of 2004-2006 dodge ram srt-10 trucks. *tr
01/28/2009440001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. while coasting across railroad tracks, the vehicle stalled when the accelerator pedal was depressed. the vehicle restarted within minutes of stalling. there was electrical power, but the engine was not running. there were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. the failure has occurred at least three times within the last two years, in which the dealer reprogrammed the powertrain control module. the failure mileage was 44,000. updated 3/3/09 *cn the consumer stated the engine would always start up after it stalled. updated 03/04/09. *jb
11/24/2008650001
 Engine failure. on several occasions the engine would stall upon acceleration. my 2004 dodge ram 1500 stalled on me after driving onto a patch of ice causing my steering wheel to become difficult to steer and the truck started sliding down an icy street, off the road and down a mountain until it came to a stop on a tree. since the truck stalled and i was not able to restart it in time. the truck is now a total loss. the frame bent in the front drivers area of the truck, the steering became lose and the back passenger quarter panel is damaged which will not allow the tail gate to come down. *tr
01/27/200864000710/06/2004
 I have a 2004 dodge ram with the 5.7 hemi motor. the engine stalls and dies for no reason when i am slowing down and preparing to turn. *tr
11/27/2007255006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. while driving 15 mph, the vehicle would stall when turning or while stopped. the power steering would fail and no warning lights were present. the failure only occurred in cold weather. the dealer inspected the vehicle and found no failures. the purchase date was unknown. the current mileage was 26,250 and failure mileage was approximately 25,500.
07/09/200740000710/07/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. the vehicle stalled when it was completely stopped on three occasions. on four occasions, while driving between 10-40 mph, the vehicle stalled again. the dealer stated twice that nothing was wrong with the vehicle and could not determine the cause of failure. the current mileage was 72,000 and failure mileage was 40,000.
02/12/200735000109/06/2004
 I own a 2004 dodge 1500 quad cab. at about 35,000 miles when i came to a stop my truck would just die. there would be no check engine lights or anything to make you think something was wrong. i took it and had a diagnostic ran on it there would never be any code. to this date my truck is still doing the same thing. i have searched the web and found that i am not alone. dodge knows that this problem exists. i have called to be told that they would have to have a diagnosis before they would fix the problem. that is impossible since no code will show up. please help. this is a very dangerous situation. *jb
02/07/200743673206/15/2004
 Engine died twice in 2 1/2 years total loss of steering a 240 lbs man can not turn the wheel after engine dies brakes work fine just no steering. *jb
12/15/2006100001002/07/2004
 2004, dodge ram 1500, 5.7l. truck will sometimes stall while slowing for a stop or turn. had the tsb 18-013-05a done by the dealer and the problem still exists. this is a dangerous problem especially into turns because the vehicle loses its power steering. *jb
12/08/2006312/30/2004
 Vehicle engine stalls randomly. no warning, no warning lights. vehicle driving 10-15 mph, engine stops. will start up immediately when ignition turned off then on. *jb
09/14/200623332109/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle stalled without warning while idling and while traveling various speeds. the vehicle restarted soon after stalling. the vehicle had to be towed to a dealership who determined the problem could not be duplicated.
06/15/200643000503/22/2006
 Before the occurrences, my 5.7l ram 1500 would sputter on idle and when first put into gear, and the check engine light would come on for about 25 miles and then go back off. when the code was checked for the light, the forward passenger-side oxygen sensor was showing voltage high. i replaced the sensor, cleared the codes and everything was fine for a while. the first event happened when i was making a left turn on a small road-when i turned, the truck died. i didn't notice that the truck had died until i felt the power steering go out, and then i realized i was stuck in the middle of the road. i then had to crank the engine 5 or 6 times before it started again, and, when it did, the check engine light was back on. the same problem happened 2 more times that day. when taken to the dealer, an engine diagnostic was run, and the same code was showing up. the mechanics put about 45 miles on it trying to duplicate the problem, but were unable to. the problem stopped for about 2 weeks, and then it started sputtering again. when taken again to the dealer, 4 cylinders were showing a mis-fire, and the same oxygen sensor was showing voltage high. the mechanic informed me that the cylinders were mis-firing due to bad spark plugs (which were not due for service yet). i have changed the spark plugs, and my truck has died twice since then. this has become more than frustrating because i bought the truck used with 39,000 miles (roughly) on it. the mechanic charged me for my last visit because different codes showed up, so it was a different problem-even though the truck was in the shop for the same conditions. if some actions aren't taken, i am ready to file for lemon laws. *jb
08/24/2005210001805/19/2005
 I have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 with a hemi it has a stalling and idle drop problem. i have almost hit other car due to the engine stalling loss of steering and brakes. i have taken my truck in had the upgrade done stalling was less now only twice but idle drops to 300 rpm and bounces around truck shakes like its going to stall then smoothes out and rpms go back to 1100 or so. dealer just keeps telling me they are working direct with chrysler corp on this and they will keep in touch. they have yet to call me i call them once a week to see what is going on and get the same story the are working on it...*jb
07/06/200578022002/16/2004
 I own a 2004 dodge ram with the 5.7 hemi engine. the engine in my truck has stalled on numerous occasions when slowing down and going into a turn. once on the freeway at 65 mph! this happens most when turning on city streets or pulling into a parking lot. the dealer has flashed the pcm 3 times and it still has the problem. the last time it was in for this problem the dealer screwed with the timing, fuel air mixture and idle all in poor attempt to keep it from stalling. the results are poorer fuel mileage, occasional black smoke from exhaust, stalls at idle, the engine stumbles and soot build-up in the exhaust pipes. oh, it stills stalls while turning sometimes. the dealer and the regional dodge rep are both dragging their feet. the truck is unsafe to drive. it has 20 tires and wheels(factory)which make it even harder to steer when the engine dies and you also lose the power brakes too. real waker upper. *jb
03/25/200512082212/26/2003
 Dt: the consumer stated that the vehicle stalled unexpectedly. this happened while sitting still and just recently while driving at a speed of 15 mph. there was no prior warning before stalling, and no dashboard lights came on to indicate a problem. no lights on the dashboard came on after stalling. the vehicle will immediately start right back up. this happened for six months at least. the idle was jumping. the consumer thought that the idling and stalling problems were related. the vehicle had idle problems since january 21, 2004. the vehicle had been to the dealership three times, and was on the way back to the dealership. the dealership could not find any problem with the truck because it was intermittent. the manufacturer was contacted, and referred the customer back to the dealership. also, the manufacturer told the consumer that this problem belonged to the dealer. *ak (11/08/05) *sc
09/07/200425007507/20/2004
 Dodge ram 1500 w/5.7 hemi stalls. this incident has occurred dozens of times, and appears to occur most frequently during no or light throttle conditions such as driving through intersections or down a long grade. stalls have also occurred when switching from drive to reverse (in parking lots) and during the first start-up of the day if the vehicle is shifted into reverse immediately after starting. ninety-five percent of the time, there is no warning (ie, stumbe) that the engine is experiencing a problem. we have attempted to have this problem diagnosed at many dealerships, none of whom were able to retrieve any codes. due to our persistence and concern, two local dealerships have since refused to work on our truck. thus far, dodge dealers have attempted to blame this problem on a poorly connected battery and have supposedly adjusted the throttle body blade to allow more air into the engine during light/no throttle conditions. i am quite familiar with electronic engine controls and find this repair rather disturbing. it is not yet known if this repair has affected vehicle emissions. in light of pe05-027, i will be forwarding relevant paperwork and correspondence to the attention of stephen speth.
05/05/20043000305/02/2004
 Dt: at certain speeds the truck is choking down, not getting enough gas. *ak at time the vehicle operates as if it's not getting enough fuel. the gas mileage has also been drastically reduced. *nm
04/29/20041003403/31/2004
 2004 dodge ram 1500 slt quad cab 5.7 v8 hemi- 1003 miles on vehicle the first time it stalled while driving. no check engine light comes on and dealer unable to duplicate problem. has happened 4 times within 8 months. no power steering when stalls and almost crossed into opposing traffic lane the 2nd occurence. major safety hazzard issue!!! chrysler not responding to buyback request.*ak
03/22/200515
 I own a 2004 dodge ram 1500 powered by the hemi engine. i have talked with timberline dodge located in portland or about a problem i have been experiencing with the engine suddenly stalling for no reason. all that the dealership did was add me to a list of over 30 other can owners with the same problem. today i was nearly in an accient as the result of the engine quitting without notice. i was entering a busy parking list when i was suddenly confronted with a steering wheel that would not turn and brakes that were ineffective. i have researched further and there appears to be a substantial number of vehicle owners with the same problem.. i purchased the vehicle 2 months ago and have had several occurences since please help.*ak
05/07/20044016
 The vehicle shut down, losing power to steering, brakes, and the consumer was left in traffic. vehicle was serviced, and the dealer stated there was no solution for the problem they knew that existed. *ak
02/01/20051
 While driving the vehicle suddenly stalled. the cause of this was undetermined. *ak
02/08/2004700301/19/2004
 2004 dodge ram 1500 slt quad cab hemi - vehicle with 700 miles on it stalled several times for no apparent reason - almost resulted in being rear ended. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
11/30/2010110467
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l automatic transmission. the design of the radiators with the plastic sides on the aluminum radiator core is defective. during the winter the radiator leaks on the passenger side near the coupling of the plastic to the aluminum. i think this is a safety concern since vehicles can overheat without proper anti-freeze levels, and leave owners stranded on the side of highways, and roads. let alone it's not good for the environment nor animals that enjoy the taste of anti-freeze. this is the second time this has happened to me with this truck. i replaced the radiator with the same type a year ago, and now it's doing the same thing as before. this is an o.e.m. radiator.
11/30/2010110467
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l automatic transmission. the design of the radiators with the plastic sides on the aluminum radiator core is defective. during the winter the radiator leaks on the passenger side near the coupling of the plastic to the aluminum. i think this is a safety concern since vehicles can overheat without proper anti-freeze levels, and leave owners stranded on the side of highways, and roads. let alone it's not good for the environment nor animals that enjoy the taste of anti-freeze. this is the second time this has happened to me with this truck. i replaced the radiator with the same type a year ago, and now it's doing the same thing as before. this is an o.e.m. radiator.
11/30/2010110467
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l automatic transmission. the design of the radiators with the plastic sides on the aluminum radiator core is defective. during the winter the radiator leaks on the passenger side near the coupling of the plastic to the aluminum. i think this is a safety concern since vehicles can overheat without proper anti-freeze levels, and leave owners stranded on the side of highways, and roads. let alone it's not good for the environment nor animals that enjoy the taste of anti-freeze. this is the second time this has happened to me with this truck. i replaced the radiator with the same type a year ago, and now it's doing the same thing as before. this is an o.e.m. radiator.
11/30/2010110467
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l automatic transmission. the design of the radiators with the plastic sides on the aluminum radiator core is defective. during the winter the radiator leaks on the passenger side near the coupling of the plastic to the aluminum. i think this is a safety concern since vehicles can overheat without proper anti-freeze levels, and leave owners stranded on the side of highways, and roads. let alone it's not good for the environment nor animals that enjoy the taste of anti-freeze. this is the second time this has happened to me with this truck. i replaced the radiator with the same type a year ago, and now it's doing the same thing as before. this is an o.e.m. radiator.
10/10/201071000
 2004 dodge 5.7 hemi engine has 2 dropped the valve in the number 6 piston on two seperate engines, resulting in castrophicenginefailure and needing to replace the motor. there are several complaints of this happening on edmunds .com. almost all of the engines are between 70000 and 80000 miles. dodge has not issued a recall to accept the defect amd is costing their customers between 5k and 10k dollars an engine for those who do not now how to put the engine in. i am currently a dodge mechanic and have recognized this problem and would like to make it public. have brought this to chrysler corperation's attention with no result. the govermant needs to step in and do something about this because dodge is refusing there is an issue
10/10/201071000
 2004 dodge 5.7 hemi engine has 2 dropped the valve in the number 6 piston on two seperate engines, resulting in castrophicenginefailure and needing to replace the motor. there are several complaints of this happening on edmunds .com. almost all of the engines are between 70000 and 80000 miles. dodge has not issued a recall to accept the defect amd is costing their customers between 5k and 10k dollars an engine for those who do not now how to put the engine in. i am currently a dodge mechanic and have recognized this problem and would like to make it public. have brought this to chrysler corperation's attention with no result. the govermant needs to step in and do something about this because dodge is refusing there is an issue
10/10/201071000
 2004 dodge 5.7 hemi engine has 2 dropped the valve in the number 6 piston on two seperate engines, resulting in castrophicenginefailure and needing to replace the motor. there are several complaints of this happening on edmunds .com. almost all of the engines are between 70000 and 80000 miles. dodge has not issued a recall to accept the defect amd is costing their customers between 5k and 10k dollars an engine for those who do not now how to put the engine in. i am currently a dodge mechanic and have recognized this problem and would like to make it public. have brought this to chrysler corperation's attention with no result. the govermant needs to step in and do something about this because dodge is refusing there is an issue
10/10/201071000
 2004 dodge 5.7 hemi engine has 2 dropped the valve in the number 6 piston on two seperate engines, resulting in castrophicenginefailure and needing to replace the motor. there are several complaints of this happening on edmunds .com. almost all of the engines are between 70000 and 80000 miles. dodge has not issued a recall to accept the defect amd is costing their customers between 5k and 10k dollars an engine for those who do not now how to put the engine in. i am currently a dodge mechanic and have recognized this problem and would like to make it public. have brought this to chrysler corperation's attention with no result. the govermant needs to step in and do something about this because dodge is refusing there is an issue
10/10/201071000
 2004 dodge 5.7 hemi engine has 2 dropped the valve in the number 6 piston on two seperate engines, resulting in castrophicenginefailure and needing to replace the motor. there are several complaints of this happening on edmunds .com. almost all of the engines are between 70000 and 80000 miles. dodge has not issued a recall to accept the defect amd is costing their customers between 5k and 10k dollars an engine for those who do not now how to put the engine in. i am currently a dodge mechanic and have recognized this problem and would like to make it public. have brought this to chrysler corperation's attention with no result. the govermant needs to step in and do something about this because dodge is refusing there is an issue
07/24/2008790001
 1)left house in morning found while driving down rd truck was blowing white smoke from tailpipe 2)truck cuts off due to water leaking into cylinder#1 3)dealer service dept> found the head gasket was damaged and was amazed with just at 80,000 miles a damaged head gasket in the shape it is looks like it was not seated correctly. *tr
05/01/2005200001
 When making a turn engine stops for no reason causing me to lose steering. took one a vehicle to dealer who advised they could find nothing wrong. *tr
08/16/20041000303/29/2004
 Coolant overflow bottle defective design. cap leaks coolant. coolant level @ minimum still losing coolant. dealer states when vehicle goes over rough roads, coolant spashes and leaks out the cap. bottle replaced 3 times, continues to leak.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
01/24/201156000
 Dodge ram 1500 truck just shuts off when braking or turning. you have to put it in neutral and restart it. this is going to cause a serious accident or injury to someone and dodge has not recalled the vehicle. we have seen numerous complaints on the internet about this same problem. we have called our dodge dealer and n one seems to know what to do. it has happened more than once in the past month.
01/24/201156000
 Dodge ram 1500 truck just shuts off when braking or turning. you have to put it in neutral and restart it. this is going to cause a serious accident or injury to someone and dodge has not recalled the vehicle. we have seen numerous complaints on the internet about this same problem. we have called our dodge dealer and n one seems to know what to do. it has happened more than once in the past month.
01/24/201156000
 Dodge ram 1500 truck just shuts off when braking or turning. you have to put it in neutral and restart it. this is going to cause a serious accident or injury to someone and dodge has not recalled the vehicle. we have seen numerous complaints on the internet about this same problem. we have called our dodge dealer and n one seems to know what to do. it has happened more than once in the past month.
01/24/201156000
 Dodge ram 1500 truck just shuts off when braking or turning. you have to put it in neutral and restart it. this is going to cause a serious accident or injury to someone and dodge has not recalled the vehicle. we have seen numerous complaints on the internet about this same problem. we have called our dodge dealer and n one seems to know what to do. it has happened more than once in the past month.
12/19/201050000
 2004 ram 1500 5.7 hemi stalls at low engine speeds, often at stop signs, traffic lights, or parking lot maneuvers. will usually start immediately back up, sometimes requires slight accelerator pressure when cranking in order to obtain self-sustaining engine speed. during decelerations, engine rpm is erratic and will often encounter a transient drop in rpm's to approximately 400 rpm before engine dies. issue seems to be more common and severe in cold weather, or when engine is cold, but has occured under all conditions. this has been a persistent problem for about two years, happening anywhere from once a day to a dozen times. multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result. the computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. still not fixed. vehicle has been well maintained and has less than 55k miles. this is an expensive, dangerous, and frustrating condition.
12/19/201050000
 2004 ram 1500 5.7 hemi stalls at low engine speeds, often at stop signs, traffic lights, or parking lot maneuvers. will usually start immediately back up, sometimes requires slight accelerator pressure when cranking in order to obtain self-sustaining engine speed. during decelerations, engine rpm is erratic and will often encounter a transient drop in rpm's to approximately 400 rpm before engine dies. issue seems to be more common and severe in cold weather, or when engine is cold, but has occured under all conditions. this has been a persistent problem for about two years, happening anywhere from once a day to a dozen times. multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result. the computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. still not fixed. vehicle has been well maintained and has less than 55k miles. this is an expensive, dangerous, and frustrating condition.
12/19/201050000
 2004 ram 1500 5.7 hemi stalls at low engine speeds, often at stop signs, traffic lights, or parking lot maneuvers. will usually start immediately back up, sometimes requires slight accelerator pressure when cranking in order to obtain self-sustaining engine speed. during decelerations, engine rpm is erratic and will often encounter a transient drop in rpm's to approximately 400 rpm before engine dies. issue seems to be more common and severe in cold weather, or when engine is cold, but has occured under all conditions. this has been a persistent problem for about two years, happening anywhere from once a day to a dozen times. multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result. the computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. still not fixed. vehicle has been well maintained and has less than 55k miles. this is an expensive, dangerous, and frustrating condition.
06/20/201070984
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. after completing oil change on his vehicle he notice the vehicle was burning much oil. the oil was burning a 1,000 mile for every quart. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they are conducting an oil evaluation. the manufacturer was notified and informed him it was normal to consume a quart of oil every 500 miles and there was no failure. the failure mileage was 70,984......mw
06/20/201070984
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. after completing oil change on his vehicle he notice the vehicle was burning much oil. the oil was burning a 1,000 mile for every quart. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they are conducting an oil evaluation. the manufacturer was notified and informed him it was normal to consume a quart of oil every 500 miles and there was no failure. the failure mileage was 70,984......mw
06/20/201070984
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. after completing oil change on his vehicle he notice the vehicle was burning much oil. the oil was burning a 1,000 mile for every quart. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they are conducting an oil evaluation. the manufacturer was notified and informed him it was normal to consume a quart of oil every 500 miles and there was no failure. the failure mileage was 70,984......mw
06/20/201070984
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. after completing oil change on his vehicle he notice the vehicle was burning much oil. the oil was burning a 1,000 mile for every quart. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they are conducting an oil evaluation. the manufacturer was notified and informed him it was normal to consume a quart of oil every 500 miles and there was no failure. the failure mileage was 70,984......mw
03/15/201068000
 All model of the dodge 4.7 motor. motor stops running due to a prone sludge build up dodge will not recognize it as a motor failure . it is infact a design flaw dodge needs to address this someone is going to get killed breaking down on a highway or such.motor stops and it is impossible to steer or brake with the engine off at 65 mph. this really needs to be addressed. thousand of people are being stranded in need of please research. robsy2kdad@msn.com thankyou
12/16/20091132211
 I have the 2004 dodge ram 1500 with the 5.7 hemi. the truck inconsistently stalls for no reason. sometimes after fueling up the motor will surge and sputter before stalling. most of the time the motor starts right back up only to stall again just a short time later. other times the motor will not restart for several minutes and attempts. it only stalls when traveling below 25mph and sitting at idle. i noticed it normally idles around 700rpm, but just before a stall it will dip to 500rpm and feel as it there is a slight miss in the motor. nothing i have tried has fixed this issue and the repair shops have failed to duplicate or diagnose this problem. after checking around i have noticed this seems to be a common problem and i think dodge should do something to fix this. whenever the engine fails i lose steering and brakes. last week it stalled on the interstate with no pull off room and it would not restart for several minutes nearly causing a rear end collision between a big rig and myself. this is a serious safety issue. *tr
09/17/2009790501
 2004 ram 1500 quad cab 5.7l hemi. engine suddenly stalls when it reaches temperature if the vehicle is decelerating (stop or turn). the engine appears to fail to switch correctly from high to low idle and goes right to zero. this results in immediate loss of steering and significant safety hazard. this has continued to occur more frequently with time and by the online descriptions is getting to be fairly common. *tr
04/20/2009500001
 Braking on the highway led to engine stall and full loss of power to vehicle. vehicle stalled in left lane and nearly caused a crash. also, rack and pinion steering began to fail at 50,000 miles. replaced at 54,000. *tr
12/20/2008662401
 Yesterday for no apparent reason my 2004 dodge ram 1500 died on a busy road with no warning. and would not restart. this truck has on several occasions when coming to a stop decided to stop running. (4-5 times in 2 years)until yesterday i would turn the switch off then restart and i would be okay until the next time the engine was checked for codes but none were found. after reading other problems on your site why has this issue not been solved? someone should be held accountable dodge and the public safety should be #1 concern...... i await your response to this not so uncommon problem with shutdowns & stalling engines. *tr
03/01/2008352421
 5.7 engine stalls, no warning, when slowing down. causes loss of power steering. *tr
06/15/200731850312/12/2004
 After driving at highway speeds for a period of time, once i stop the vehicle and almost always happens after i proceed into a turn, without warning, the vehicle's engine cuts off. i have carried it to the dealer twice, they say they have never heard of this before and can find no problem, they tell me once this has been brought to the manufacturers attention more than three times, a service bulletin is issued. i know of one other owner of this same vehicle with the same problem and the internet has numerous complaints about the same problem with the make and model of this vehicle. *tr
03/01/20072001/26/2004
 My husband bought our 2004 dodge ram 1500 (hemi) in jan 2004 and has about 130,000 miles now. we had problems with the breaks and rotors just like every one else on here in march of 2005 when driving down the highway with cruise on and the truck lost all power. the rpm went to zero but the truck was still running . to get the rpm to come back on we would have to turn off the truck and restart the truck. every time the electrical light would come on, all while in traffic at 65-70 mph. this went on from march 2005- jan 2007. we have been to the dealer many times and they couldn't get any codes to come up. then in january 07 we got off the highway to stop at a store and had to make a left turn into the store. the truck made a loud pop noise and died. when my husband started the truck back up it was sputtering and wouldn't stay running without keeping the truck above 2000 rpms. i took the truck to my dad who is a robertson tire repair tech. he couldn't get any codes to come up. then about 45 min after letting the truck sit he ran the codes again and got about fifteen codes. we replaced all the sensors and it didn't help so went to the dealer again. they couldn't get any codes and couldn't tell us what was wrong. why it wouldn't stay running. so i just thought i would file my complaint and let everyone know what happens after its done stalling what happens next. i will not buy another dodge. *nm
02/11/2007560001
 Oil pressure gauge went to zero. never came back. dodge will not warranty the engine , dealer says the engine is shot, 56k and is still under warranty. dealership started at 8 grand to fix it. is now down to 4,500. it appears this could be a common problem but dodge won't warranty the repair. *jb
12/19/20061
 I just learned you were looking into an issue with 2004/05 dodge ram trucks where the engine stalls. i own a 2004 dodge ram 1500 quad cab with a 5.7 liter engine. in december of 2006, i was traveling up a hill (a fairly steep grade) at about 30 - 35 mph when the engine just stalled for no apparent reason just as i was about to come left around a bend. the engine restarted and has not stalled since. *nm
01/01/2005105001/01/2004
 I have an 2004 dodge ram with a 5.7l hemi engine. my truck is now around 50k miles. i have had engine stalling since day-one of owning the vehicle. i have taken it to two dodge dealers multiple times and it has yet to be fixed. the engine stalls mostly when coming to a stop. sometimes is just stalls after sitting at a light with my foot on the brake. *jb
01/09/200715000506/23/2004
 Tl*- the contact has a 2004 dodge ram 1500 that has stalled while traveling at various speeds. the contact has been able to restart the vehicle after the stalling incidents. the dealer stated that they couldn't find anything wrong with the vehicle since they couldn't duplicate the problem. the first time the contact experience the stalling the vehicle had an odometer reading of 15,000 miles.
01/05/200743000112/15/2003
 Truck stalled when turning a corner. had to accelerate through the corner and after i released the accelerator the truck died without any indicator lights. i put it in neutral and started it and drove off. *jb
09/14/200525000305/11/2005
 Hemi engine dies for no reason. 3 times within 1yr and half, truck restarts fine. happens after it is put in gear and driven for @150ft. took to dealer and the denied any problems. *jb
12/23/2006500002004/21/2006
 Truck started stalling a few weeks ago for my wife. i finally had the chance to drive it and it fell flat on its face. my entire family was almost put into a telephone pole at 45 mph since the truck lost all power. this time it didn't stall it just ran with no acceleration and held at 4,000 rpms. extensive attempts for cooperation by dealership and daimler chrysler have led me to believe i bought a really expensive coffin. i established the tsb codes w/ both and was left hansen high and dry. i got that sure we'll help, here' s a new truck but we can't pay off yours even though we sold it to you. and the we're not responsible for this even though we acknowledge the problem is our fault. i will not purchase a dodge vehicle again. shame on dodge!!!! i don't really blame the dealership, but they themselves should have checked all this with the truck before selling it to me. daimler chrysler representatives who decided this isn't a problem should be made should be punished by law to drive these faulty vehicles until they are injured or killed. maybe then these problems will be repaired. *nm
12/02/200671500104/29/2005
 Originally had a problem with the egr position sensor and the dealership re programmed this with new software this took place 02/07/06. seemed to take care of original stalling issue. *nm then on 12/2/06 i was exiting the freeway and my truck was shaking bad. i could tell that the engine was misfiring. if the engine went down to an idle it would stall, which it did several times, leaving all system components powerless (no steering or brakes etc). i had my pregnant wife in the truck with me at the time. putting her in danger this way left me less than thrilled. we took it to a dealership right away. they told us that cylinder #4 was not firing (no compression) and two other cylinders had limited compression. they ended up calling some dodge tech. line. since the dealership said that they couldn't find a tsb regarding this problem. turned out there is one in existence #02021 from 11/4/2002. the tech line said it sounds like one or more valve springs could be broken. the dealership in fact took the valve covers off and sure enough there is a broken valve spring. they told us several others seem weak. i have 71,500 miles on the truck and you guessed it surprise the warranty expired at 70,000. this is going to cost around $1200.00 out of pocket!!! i want dodge to back this problem. there are alot of discussion boards with innocent people that have the same problem. a broken valve spring is an obvious error on the engineers end of things...bad design.....faulty metal. this is not a wear and tear issue. i have heard that dodge is on their 3rd design on the valve springs for these trucks. obviously they are aware of the problem. if they have to keep re-manufacturing. but that puts the rest of us that have the original design in harms way. it is a very scary feeling to have you truck quit on you in the middle of rush hour traffic. thank god that nothing happened to me or my wife. *nm
06/02/200673000310/31/2003
 Traveling at 40 mph truck started to shake. it then stalled out on a slow-braking turn. had to limp home and then to garage using one foot on brake and one on gas to keep the rpms up. initial diagnosis was a stuck air valve that made the fuel mixture too rich. several cylinders were missing. it turned out that two valve springs were broken. apparently this is pretty common. a lot of valve springs are being sold in the area. the truck had 73k miles on it and of course the warranty ran out at 70k. defective valve springs costing a couple of bucks cost me over $1000 in repairs. i was lucky that the block wasn't damaged. for a while we thought we needed a new engine. *jb
03/18/2006336101
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 40mph, the oil pumped failed. the engine light illuminated and the instrument cluster read the oil level was zero. the vehicle was pulled to the side of the road where it was towed to the dealership. the vehicle is currently undergoing additional testing.
03/02/200619702110/18/2004
 I was driving my 2004 dodge ram 5.7 liter hemi pick-up truck home from work on 03-02-06 and was making a right hand turn i was probably going about 20 miles per hr. and the truck just stalled out i almost hit the car in the opposing lane because there was no power so the brakes were at a loss and so was the steering i'm glad i wasn't going any faster than that. *nm
04/13/200480000604/09/2004
 At less than 300 miles, shifted into 4 wheel drive while doing 65 mph on the interstate. taken to dealership and was told a wire was left loose and wrapped around another part causing the problem. also complained the truck was dying while driving. also told this was a wiring problem. at 19000 the tires needed replaced and at 80000 miles the oil pressure gauge dropped to 0. *nm
12/27/200412783307/24/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving under normal conditions and at any speed, the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on 6 occasions for this problem. the first 3 times the vehicle was inspected, the problem could not be duplicated. on the fourth time the pcm, map sensor and the ngc controller were replaced. this corrected the problem for only a short period of time. the stalling returned and the vehicle was taken back for inspection two more times however, no repairs were made. there is also a problem with the transmission, it has been overhauled 2 times and the vehicle is still having engine hesitation problems. the vehicle was taken to the dealer 5 times due to the abs. when the brakes were applied the rear end of the vehicle pulsates. no repairs were made to the abs and the manufacturer was alerted.
01/13/200636
 2004 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.7 hemi. engine stalls daily when stopping at red lights or stop signs. dealer has flashed' the computer, but never helps. *jb
07/10/2005133635
 I have an 04 dodge ram 1500 hemi,while driving the truck at any given time truck just shuts down completely.i have taken it back to the dealer several times and nothing was done to solve the problem.now last week i was driving up the street the truck shut off one more time causing me to hit a guide rail.i feel the truck is very unsafe to drive and personally dont want it anymore.
06/23/2005115005008/07/2004
 Stalling 2004 dodge hemi sport---stalls upon breaking or coasting at an intersection. brakes make high pitch ringing noise everytime but dealer says it has nothing to do with the other. been in 4 times for repair, co-pilot installed to try to retrieve alternative pictures of system since no codes were sent during shut down. dealer could not repeat stalling, nor could they retrieve any info with co-pilot. now chrysler has informed the dealer they are not to touch my vehicle any more for this issue since they can not repeat the stalling themselves. now i'm waiting to meet with the regional manager of chrysler to discuss buy back.
06/13/2005115003008/07/2004
 2004 dodge ram pick up, stalling problems. happens to me when i come to a stop. seems to be on very hot days for some reason, but not every time. dealer attempted fix with chrysler download program and failed. back again for second attempt, now we are in test mode.
02/10/2005180002010/03/2003
 When braking/stoping the engine will stall, dealership has verified stalling problem. have been advised that dodge is aware of problem and an update to software is under development. dodge does not know the release date of software.
03/18/2005103/27/2004
 At 6:45 am as i approached a red stop light the engine died. i noticed it because the breaking and steering became difficult. it restarted easily and i was able to get to work without any other problems.
01/30/200515
 2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7 hemi qc intermittlently stalls at idle. no check engine light, and throws no code. key must be turned all the way back, then forward to restart. this seems to happen only when engine is warmed up.*ak safety hazard!
04/01/2004212/06/2003
 Brakes locked up on 2004 dodge ram 1500. *mr the brakes locked up. they unlocked on their own and continued to be functional. the consumer was told that something other than the brake fluid was in the brake fluid. the consumer felt that the someone in the service department, selling dealership, or manufacturer topped the fluid off incorrectly. *sc a faulty belt was replaced in the engine. *jb
01/03/2004400112/06/2003
 Vehicle shook, and engine overheated. also, engine light illuminated. *ak
400110/10/2003
 While traveling at a high speed, vehicle completely shut down. consumer said there was a tractor traveling close behind and almost resulted in a rear end collision. *la
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
05/18/20051375020
 My dodge ram with the 5.7 (hemi) engine stalls without warning. examples include stop lights, and driving conditions ranging from 20-65mph. dodge serviced the vehicle but the problem still remains. the most recent event was 5/18/05. i am awaiting word on the current condition of my truck from the dealership...rem
01/26/2004750112/31/2003
 I was approaching a road that i was going to make a right turn on, after traveling on a highway at approximately 60 mph. when i had slowed enough to start to make my turn, the truck stalled without warning and i had to complete the turn without power steering to avoid hitting a car waiting to turn at the light. i am a fairly big guy and made the turn without incident but had to really pull on the steering wheel to turn it. if my wife had been driving she would not have been able to make the turn. this happened when the truck had approximately 500 to 1000 miles on it. it never stalled again since then. the truck now has 12000 miles on it.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
02/08/201198000
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l i was driving my vehicle from school, when without warning the engine stalled! was able to start it up and get it home! my mechanic has just informed me tht the computer went out causing a gas buildup in which one of my valves was bent. the truck has 98000miles and as ive read online its very common for this to happen! its very dangerous because when it stalls u have no control! not to mention very frustrating and expensive
02/08/201198000
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l i was driving my vehicle from school, when without warning the engine stalled! was able to start it up and get it home! my mechanic has just informed me tht the computer went out causing a gas buildup in which one of my valves was bent. the truck has 98000miles and as ive read online its very common for this to happen! its very dangerous because when it stalls u have no control! not to mention very frustrating and expensive
02/08/201198000
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l i was driving my vehicle from school, when without warning the engine stalled! was able to start it up and get it home! my mechanic has just informed me tht the computer went out causing a gas buildup in which one of my valves was bent. the truck has 98000miles and as ive read online its very common for this to happen! its very dangerous because when it stalls u have no control! not to mention very frustrating and expensive
02/08/201198000
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l i was driving my vehicle from school, when without warning the engine stalled! was able to start it up and get it home! my mechanic has just informed me tht the computer went out causing a gas buildup in which one of my valves was bent. the truck has 98000miles and as ive read online its very common for this to happen! its very dangerous because when it stalls u have no control! not to mention very frustrating and expensive
02/08/201198000
 2004 dodge ram 4.7l i was driving my vehicle from school, when without warning the engine stalled! was able to start it up and get it home! my mechanic has just informed me tht the computer went out causing a gas buildup in which one of my valves was bent. the truck has 98000miles and as ive read online its very common for this to happen! its very dangerous because when it stalls u have no control! not to mention very frustrating and expensive
07/24/2008790001
 1)left house in morning found while driving down rd truck was blowing white smoke from tailpipe 2)truck cuts off due to water leaking into cylinder#1 3)dealer service dept> found the head gasket was damaged and was amazed with just at 80,000 miles a damaged head gasket in the shape it is looks like it was not seated correctly. *tr
04/01/2007700001
 2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7 liter. last year i took it to the dealer after it stall several times they could not duplicate problem nor did it give them any error code. my truck currently has a noise that sounds like an exhaust leak will take to dealer. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
08/05/20052500111/20/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 10 mph through the woods, the underbody skid plate collected massive amounts of road debris which caused a fire underneath the vehicle. this was determined after the contact observed large amounts of smoke and flames from underneath both sides of the underbody. the vehicle was driven to a nearby water hose where the fire was extinguished. there were no injuries were sustained. there was minor fire damage sustained to the remaining underbody and shield. after an extended period of time, the vehicle was driven to the dealer for further inspection who determined the original equipment skid plate on the vehicle was designed by another manufacturer for another type of vehicle. the manufacturer was alerted. a diagnostic test showed a fault with the evaporative emission system. updated 09/05/06. *jb
03/20/200660000104/29/2004
 Egr valve failure. *jb
03/30/20056500406/08/2004
 Check engine lite keeps coming on. have taken to dealer 4 different times. dealer says issue is with o2 sensors. second time in all sensors and computer replaced. still is occurring. dealer said they where bringing in field service tech on 3rd time. last issue occurred 30 march 05. dealer is unable to diagnois case of issue.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
08/05/20041400107/25/2004
 Truck engine started smoking like it was on fire a big ball of smoke came out of exhaust people in the parking lot thought it was on fire as of this time we are waiting for the dealership to replace the engine and exhaust. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
04/26/200873000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 1500. during acceleration and deceleration at any speed, the vehicle would stall and then immediately restart. the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel prior to the failure. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the egr was potentially causing the failure, but was not certain. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 73,000.
03/15/200829800101/13/2008
 Egr malfunction at 29,800 miles just bought from dealer at 28,500 find it hard to believe an egr valve can fail at this mileage and isn't covered under emissions warranty. *tr
11/27/2007400003012/02/2006
 I have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7 liter with 48k miles that has had numerous problems (e.g. erg valve replaced, power steering reservoir (currently being replaced), and engine stalling at an idle, while turning, while backing up, or coasting. the stalling occurs out of the blue as if someone flipped a switch causing the engine to die. the electrical stays on, just the engine dies. most of the time it starts right back up but sometimes it takes awhile. the stalling has happened numerous times and is very unpredictable. the stalling began about three - four months ago. i currently have it in for repairs at lee's summit dodge, lee's summit missouri. *tr
02/11/20041
 Second complaint - 2004 dodge ram 1500 quad cab hemi with 700 miles (i only had for 2 weeks) began stalling so i brought to the dealer for service. they said it was the egr valve and that they would need to order this part on national backorder. they retained my vehicle and have had it for 3 days. i keep calling and they say that they cannot get the part. i have called chrysler customer service and they cannot help. the delaer refuses to swap the part from his inventory because he does not want his inventory disabled, but it is fine with him if my car that i already paid 40k for is disabled. will write more when i know more. *ak