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Cruise Control Problems of Dodge Ram 2500



Dodge Ram 2500 owners have reported 19 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 1
Failure Date: 10/30/2010

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 2
Failure Date: 07/20/2009

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 3
Failure Date: 08/22/2007

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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4
Failure Date: 03/26/2007

Trying to engage speed control, will lock for about 1 minute then kick out.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 5
Failure Date: 04/28/2006

: 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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 6
Failure Date: 06/14/2005

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 7
Failure Date: 01/21/2005

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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 8
Failure Date: 05/10/2004

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 9
Failure Date: 01/13/2003

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 10
Failure Date: 12/01/2002

Consumer stated that cruise control does not function at all. Dealer diagnosed as an electrical problem. Ts.


 
car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 11
Failure Date: 02/01/2000

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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 12
Failure Date: 02/05/1999

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 13
Failure Date: 09/23/1998

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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 14
Failure Date: 08/01/1998

The cruise control on my vehicle is erratic and unstable.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 15

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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 16

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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 17

Cruise control failed. Yh.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 18

When cruise control is set vehicle will accelerate passed set speed. Dealer replaced cruise control twice, and problem still exists.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 19

Cruise control randomly shuts off/starts up again without warning.