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Brake Fluid Leak Problems of Dodge Ram 1500



Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 5 problems related to brake fluid leak (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 1
Failure Date: 03/07/2014

Front calipers randomly started leaking fluid.

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car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 2
Failure Date: 06/01/2013

Stopped at gas station, got back in truck brake light was on, added fluid, walking back to truck noticed puddle of fluid under truck, brake line had burst burst above fuel tank, major safety issue!.

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car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 3
Failure Date: 10/28/2010

I was traveling to town and as I entered the town as I started to brake I could feel that my brake pedal was feeling spongy and the pedal seemed to be going to the floor. I felt as though 90% of my braking was gone. I was able to stop safely though I had very little braking. I felt that I could not stop safely in an emergency. I returned home very carefully at slow speeds. After looking my vehicle over I saw that all the brake fluid was gone from both the front and rear compartments of the master cylinder. Under my vehicle it seemed to be wet from brake fluid between the fuel tank and frame rail where the brake lines run. The brake lines had rusted through and leaked out all fluid. I feel there may be 2 dangerous issues. 1 that if the front or rear line leaks, the remaining chamber of the 2 chambers in the master cylinder should not loose its fluid. This allows limited braking with the brake section that has not lost its fluid. The 2nd issue is that the rear brakes line runs in the frame rail between the fuel tank. The fuel tank is constantly sweating on humid days which subjects the brake lines to constant rusting. Until they rust through. I may take several years. With the brake line running in the vehicle frame rails very close to the fuel tank you can not easily see if any rusting has occurred until its too late. I have also had another vehicle of another manufacturer also rust completely through loosing all brakes. I feel any vehicle that has a fuel line in the frame next to a fuel tank will also rust through. Because of the fuel tank sweating.

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car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4
Failure Date: 07/06/2008

Noticed brakes very spongy on 1999 Dodge ram while coming to a stop light. Was able to stop without accident, although stopping distance was about 15 feet past the line. Was near home, so drove very slowly to my residence with very little braking ability. Found brake fluid dripping from driverside vehicle frame. Upon further investigation found severely corroded brake line had ruptured. I replaced the brake line and have since found that this is a common occurrence on these vehicles, as indicated on many internet forms for these trucks. I still have the corroded brake line.

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car image   Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 5
Failure Date: 01/17/2007

I was driving down the highway and applied my brakes. The pedal went all the way to the floor. Luckily, I had enough time to put the truck in low gear and come to a safe stop. I checked the brake fluid and the reservoir was empty. It appears that brake fluid is leaking from a brake line under the bed of the pickup near the gas tank. The break is not visible because the gas tank is in the way. I have not had it repaired yet. The truck is a 1999 Dodge pickup with only 29000 miles.