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Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems of the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

Six problems related to engine shut off without warning have been reported for the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500.

car   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem 1
Failure Date: 03/18/2013

When I was pulling into a parking place the truck stalled. Lost power to the engine. This happened again a couple weeks later as I was sitting at a red light. And today it did it more than it ever has. Three red lights in a row the engine shut off.

car   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem 2
Failure Date: 01/24/2011

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.

car   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem 3
Failure Date: 06/19/2006

While pulling out of a parking lot to proceed on a main road the vehicle died when I attempted to pull out and cross multiple lanes of on coming traffic. I pushed the accelerator and the truck briefly accelerated and then just died. I was able to put it in neutral and restart the engine. I purchased this vehicle with approximately 6500 miles on it and now I have 204000 . This is the 4th occasion it has stalled while at low speed for no reason. The latest occasion just occurred on08/11/15 while I was going threw a round about. I entered the round about turning slightly to the right ,half way around coming out of the turn as it was straightening the truck just shut down. In all the occurrences I have been traveling at lower speeds 30 mph or less. 2 almost causing a crash with another vehicle. On the last occurrence I was able to restart the truck while coasting in neutral ,even though the side of the dash that the gear range is burnt out so you cant actually see what gear you are in. All the times it has stalled it has been during summer months hot outside and no precipitation. At times the truck will hit a low rpm while at an idle but will recover. The vehicle has gone years in between stalls first 2 when the truck had less than a 80k, and the last 2 stall outs about a year apart. No codes stored in the computer. Totally random events.

car   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem 4
Failure Date: 09/01/2005

While stopped in a turn lane, the engine shut down for no apparent reason. This occurring three days after serviced by the dealer for the second time for the same problem. Have since spoken to the dealer again and have been told that Chrysler is looking into the problem. So far, this a problem that has only manifested itself in town at low speeds. I am very concerned that it may occur on the freeway, which will leave me with no power steering or power brakes.

car   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem 5
Failure Date: 07/10/2005

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.

car   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem 6
Failure Date: 05/07/2004

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.