Dodge Ram 2500 owners have reported 22 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
Sudden loss of braking while approaching intersection; the brake pedal just went to the floor when applying approximately two hundred feet before intersection; applied emergency brake to effectively stop;speed was below 30 mph when approaching intersection and brake loss occurred; truck has also had four "death wobble" experiences even with pittman arm and associated parts replacement; two experiences of sudden acceleration (possible jammed open throttle) of the turbo, leading to loss of control; sudden accelerations occurred shortly after cruise control usage and traveling less than 30 mph; while stationary, vehicle has experienced wiring harness short and fire on firewall while connected to trailer. Pictures attached were taken within 12 hours of sudden loss of brakes.
See all problems of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500.
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving at various speeds with the cruise control activated, the vehicle accelerated independently when the brake pedal was depressed to deactivate the cruise control. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the brake pedal switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that a load noise was present coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the track arm assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 18,000.
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Went to accelerate when the gas pedal went to the floor stuck and reached speeds 110 mph, hit the brakes thinking I hit cruise control, released brake only to see that it did not slow down, hit the brakes again and put in neutral twice, did not want to turn off key at that time being on a busy highway I-25. The second time in neutral it shut itself down because rpms were so high, finally the pedal came up on its own. It was flashing at the time throttle sensor and the red lighting bolt. I brought it in and codes came up, I was told the code came up for brakes as they said it was due to me driving with two feet, bullshit. They released the vehicle to me saying it was safe to drive because they could not get it to happen again. So now I have to drive a brand new vehicle worrying if this is going to happen again and where it might happen, on one of the colorado passes, or in traffic.
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the cruise control was activated and when he attempted to slow down, the vehicle did not respond in a timely manner. When it did slow down and the contact tried to accelerate, the vehicle would not pick up speed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the dealer did not inspect the vehicle. The contact called the manufacturer and was awaiting a response. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 104,000. The failure mileage was approximately 103,000. Updated 5/24/11.
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500, July 20, 2009, power control module failure on highway with cruise control at 70 mph. Car would not stop, cruise would not disengage. Depressed the brakes so hard that they smoked and burned. Towed to dealer and power module replaced. Is this not the Toyota problem? saw 5 complaints here out of 81 that could be related to the same issue.
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The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. While approaching a stop at 25 mph, the engine rpms increase. The contact must place the gear in neutral and turn off the vehicle. The dealer stated that they would change the cruise control servo and reprogram the computer. The current mileage was 54,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.
Trying to engage speed control, will lock for about 1 minute then kick out.
: the contact stated the vehicle continues to accelerate without the accelerator pedal being depressed. The cruise control has never been activated. The dealership is unable to determine the problem.
While driving my father's 1999 Dodge 250 diesel pickup at any speed between 35 and 65 mph, the cruise control would not disengage when brakes were applied. Engine raced and attempted to maintain cruise speed. Accident averted by switching off cruise control. Event duplicated many times under safe and controlled conditions. No maintenance performed yet. Dealer contacted but unaware of this failure scenario.
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Cruise control was on and vehicle accelerated. Vehicle went to 80 mph in a matter of moments. Consumer pressed the emergency brake on and the vehicle kept going. Consumer had to turn the ignition key to off in order stop the vehicle.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck. The cruise control malfunctions in three ways. 1) it will turn itself on and start to accelerate. 2) it will resume on its own after being tappped out with the brake pedal. 3) it has turned itself off. Under some circumstances, either of those three malfunctions could lead to an accident. I was told by the service advisor at susan schein Dodge trucks, in pelham, alabama, the problem was "servo failure. " I paid them to put a new servo on my vehicle. On my way home from the shop, the cruise resumed on its own twice before I got home. I have advised chrsyler of the problem, but they refuse to take any action on their own. Another Dodge 2001 owner told me, he had a similar problem and it was the vehicle computer. He said Chrysler fixed his truck and he was of the opinion a "recall" had been ordered. If so I was not advised and neither Chrysler nor the dealer have agreed to repair the vehicle. [as for an exact date of incidents, I can't be sure. I know it turned itself on in may, 2004, and in September, 2003. Those two times are very specific in my mind! as for resuming on its own, that started in late 2002, or early 2003. The number of failures listed is a conservative estimate. ] other people have told me the problem is the vehicle computer. I've also had problems with the a/c working properly and with the o/d kicking in. People with more mechanical knowledge than I possess say, "the computer is fouled up!.
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During cold weather, when I set the cruise contol, the vehicle keeps accelerating past the set point. It doen't stop accelerating at all. I have to cancel the cruise to maintain a speed. After the truck warms up (quite a long time) it functions better, but still may go faster than the set speed.
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Consumer stated that cruise control does not function at all. Dealer diagnosed as an electrical problem. Ts.
Cruise control on vehicle will surge 10-15mph over speed at which it is set. In one instance the unit had been holding a steady 55mph for approx. 10 min. And began climbing through 65 before it was caught and disengaged. This surge behavior appears to be low-temperature dependent as it ceases in the summer and re-occurs in the winter.
Cummins diesel engine; intermittently while the cruise control is activated cruise vehicle accelerates unexpectedly up to 15 mph. When turning off cruise control, it will unexpectedly turn on . Dealer readjusted the cruise control, but problem is reoccurring.
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Speed control (cruise control) was engaged when vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own. When going uphill, would maintain speed. Was cresting the hill when it picked up speed.
The cruise control on my vehicle is erratic and unstable.
When cruise control is set engine accelerates to a higher speed. Driver has to apply the brakes in order to slow down. Dealer can't find a solution.
When the cruise control was engaged the vehicle continued to increase in speed, mostly in cold weather. This was caused by oil from the vacuum pump going into the servo vacuum lines.
Cruise control failed. Yh.
When cruise control is set vehicle will accelerate passed set speed. Dealer replaced cruise control twice, and problem still exists.
Cruise control randomly shuts off/starts up again without warning.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Cruise Control problems||
|Speed Control Linkage problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||
|Accelerator Stuck problems||
|Accelerator Pedal problems||
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||
|Fail To Slow Down problems||