2004 Dodge Ram 1500 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

1,154 problems have been reported for the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 346 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (176 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
346
  Engine And Engine Cooling
176
  Power Train
142
  Electrical System
89
  Steering
69
  Suspension
55
  Service Brakes
41
  Equipment
38
  Structure
38
  Other Fuel System
32
  Wheel
21
  Vehicle Speed Control
18
  Exterior Lighting
18
  Gasoline Fuel System
16
  Visibility
15
  Tire
12
  Latches/locks/linkage
9
  Unknown Or Other
9
  Seat Belt
4
  Seats
3
  Air Brake
2
  Child Seat
1

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 in 2004.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
13
  2017
40
  2016
106
  2015
339
  2014
95
  2013
58
  2012
48
  2011
52
  2010
58
  2009
52
  2008
37
  2007
54
  2006
50
  2005
71
  2004
1

small car iamge Compare the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Dodge Ram 1500, the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with the Dodge Ram 1500 from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Ram 1500 is 1,154 while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of the Dodge Ram 1500 is 592.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2015 Ram 1500
11
  2014 Ram 1500
114
  2013 Ram 1500
131
  2012 Ram 1500
151
  2011 Ram 1500
245
  2010 Ram 1500
291
  2009 Ram 1500
738
  2008 Ram 1500
589
  2007 Ram 1500
577
  2006 Ram 1500
840
  2005 Ram 1500
1,462
  2004 Ram 1500
1,154
  2003 Ram 1500
1,212
  2002 Ram 1500
857
  2001 Ram 1500
1,139
  2000 Ram 1500
516
  1999 Ram 1500
627
  1998 Ram 1500
520
  1997 Ram 1500
375
  1996 Ram 1500
294


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