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Horn Assembly Problems of Dodge Ram 2500



Dodge Ram 2500 owners have reported 23 problems related to horn assembly (under the electrical system category).

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 1
Failure Date: 01/14/2014

All of a sudden the windshield wipers and washer came on with out warning and blinded me right in the middle of a curve. Then engine quite and horn started blowing. I lost my steering and brakes. When I managed to get the truck stopped I was blocking one lane of traffic. Raised hood and the electrical box with fuses was burning. I diconnected my battery to stop electric flow. I had just come off of highway wher I had been going 70 miles an hour. If I had been going that fast at the time of electrical problems it would been really bad as I had two other people with me. One a 90 year old motherinlaw.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 2
Failure Date: 07/02/2013

The truck's horn begins sounding for no apparent reason. It is totally unexpected and randomly occurs. The truck can be in park, forward or reverse. This is a very annoying problem. From what I've been reading it seems the manufacturer tried to idiot proof their vehicle. Is there some kind of recall or fix for this condition? thanks, wearing ear plugs in ohio.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 3
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

Another issue with this truck tipm idleing in driveway horn honks by itself lights high beams turn on and off by themselvs blinkers work intermittenly this truck has been a pain I have made a formal complaint about the ball joints they have been replaced 3 times in less than 51000 miles Dodge dealer replaced them twice while under warranty but replaced them on my own the last time also steering gearbox snaped in half replaced that while pullin 18 foot trailer got stopped but could not get out of the road we spend alot of money on our trucks while Dodge makes alot of money building junk I have been offered 35,000 for the truck but I wont sell it to anyone to have these problems.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2012

Horn goes off randomly at all speeds.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5
Failure Date: 12/15/2009

2006 Dodge Ram 2500 windshield wipers stopped working in a rain storm on the freeway. Took to dealer and they replaced the tipm. 1 week later my horn didn't work Dodge said it was a faulty tipm. I fear the tipm has failed again since I am having power issues with my lights and radio again.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2008

I purchased my 2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 brand new in 2006. My truck is in great condition except for two major concerns. . My a/c went out in Dec. 2010 it was replaced with another defective one which was imediately replaced again. Dealer did not replace the flapper under dash. I took truck in Nov. 2011 the windshield would get extremely foggy and a noise would come from under dash when I put a/c on high, dealer said it was the flap that would control where the air is directed. They wanted 800. 00 to replace a 34. 00 part. I told them that should have been fixed when they replaced a/c. Dealer said it still would not be covered under warranty anyway. This is a serious issue when fog gets on windshield why does someone have to die before a part is recalled. I have to open my windows to defrost my windshield. The other issue is when truck is supposedly in park and you open the door the horn honks, dash lights turn on and off and twice it has jumped into reverse on it's own. The first time I was at the post office putting mail outside I was a bit to far from box so I put it in park, opened door jumped off and truck jumped into reverse luckily I'm a small person and was able to jump in and step brake. This has happened about three times. The park does not engage properly because at heb I put it in park turn off truck went in store came back to turn on truck. It wouldn't start and it was in park. I had to put it in neutrel to start it. Another customer came to see what was wrong I tried to put it in park again and it wouldn't go after about to more attempts it went into park I took it to dealer and they could not duplicate problem so nothing was done. I have reported it here so if something happens at least it was reported, if Dodge doesn't do anything they will if more people see that others are having the same problem.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 7
Failure Date: 05/16/2008

2006 Dodge ram slipped into reverse, horn honking due to safety recall. Which didn't work. Result bent bumper shared kids.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 8
Failure Date: 11/10/2007

The software change that indicates that the parking gear is not properly engaged, goes off all the time. At the most inconvenient times. Like the middle of the night, at a quiet campground, when parking the truck. It seems that there is a better solution for the problem than sounding the horn. Maybe correct the problem. Also the horn goes off when backing the truck with the door open. I know it is supposed to do that with the "band aid fix" but when hooking up to trailers, it is often nice to leave the door open when backing.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 9
Failure Date: 08/05/2007

Issue began just after the warranty period was over, if I tilted my steering wheel upward the horn honked repeatedly and headlamps flashed. Then a week later, intermittently smell "electrical burn" and the a/c blower motor would stop, then start etc etc. I removed the covers to the steering column and the 10 GA. Blue and red wires are burned along with the plug / pigtail. Ignition switch, pigtail and wires were extremely hot and melting. Fire is eminent. Ign. Switch is available but I will be forced to buy the full wiring harness! I have not done the repair due to the financial setback from a bad design. Dodge had this exact condition in 2000 on 1994-1996 models, see NHTSA campaign: 00v135000. This is the same conditions, high electrical current from blower motor routed thru ignition switch instead of a relay when the blower is on high for an extended period of time. No fire yet but at this rate there will bes soon.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 10
Failure Date: 05/17/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the horn sounded independently and sporadically. The failure would recur most frequently when driving in reverse but recurred also when driving forward. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer four times but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The dealer stated that the horn was manufactured to behave in the manner in which it was and there were no repairs. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The current mileage was approximately 57,900 and the failure mileage was approximately 35,000.


 
car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 11
Failure Date: 03/20/2007

Upon having the truck at dealer b for warranty servicing,the dealership installed without my knowledge or consent the e17 out-of-park alarm, similar to recall NHTSA campaign 05v462000. The recall was for a computer flash to look for several things to occur simultaneously; 1) driver's side door opened, transmission was in reverse, and foot was off of brake. When these conditions occurred the horn started blowing and the lights start flashing. This was not an acceptable recall, and I didn't want it on my truck. On numerous occasions I needed to back up by having the driver's side door open to use the ground as a reference. This typically occurred when mirror or window views were blocked, or there was an object behind that could not be seen. When trying to back up to these objects the horn started blowing and lights started flashing. This resulted in bothering neighbors, coworkers, etc. It was an annoyance and it did not result in a safer vehicle. Chrysler needed to develop an alternate method for addressing the problem, if there was truly a problem needed to be addressed. Chrysler informed me that they were not willing to reverse the recall that it was in place. Also, they claimed that they were mandated to do the recall if I brought the truck in for service, and therefore claimed they had no duty to inform me beforehand. This was tantamount to tampering with my vehicle without my knowledge or consent. Does Chrysler have the authority to perform this recall without my knowledge or consent? if so, from where do they derive this authority? updated 04/18/07.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 12
Failure Date: 01/16/2007

The horn begins honking (unintended) when the vehicle is unoccupied, not locked, engine not running. Ignition key not in.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 13
Failure Date: 10/04/2006

I believe NHTSA recall 05v46200 has problems. The dealership said that the horn honk only honks when your foot is off the brake and your door is open and you are in reverse. The horn honks at no particular time if found. Dealership could not get it to honk when they did all three requirements when I complained to them. Also the recall they sent out did not say the horn would honk. My and other vehicles are emergency vehicles and the horn honking at unknown times is not acceptable and on swat operations the trucks can not be used for fear of the horn going off. The dealership said that they can not take this recall off and they said the recall is mandatory by NHTSA and we are stuck with the recall. My problem 1. The recall should have said that the horn will now start honking once the recall was done. 2. The recall should work and the horn not go off at any time. 3. That Dodge should not say this is a NHTSA required recall and mandatory and the recall can not be taken off if that is true.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 14
Failure Date: 02/01/2005

Horn does not work. It is very hard to make the horn go off. You have to press very hard on the steering wheel. The button is inside of the airbag. If in an emergency you will not be able to honk the horn and will possibly crash.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 15
Failure Date: 10/15/2003

Vehicle failed state inspection due to a defective horn. Consumer reported the defect to the manufacturer.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 16
Failure Date: 02/04/2003

The horn difficult to press in to honk if necessary. Very difficult to sound horn while driving in normal conditions. Would be extremely difficult to sound in an emergency. I have need to easyily sound horn to worn animals out of my path and have been unable to due to this problem.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2002

Horn fails to sound approximately 60% of the time. Force required and size of activating area on steering wheel were severely overlooked by design engineers. I am a 6' tall physically active male and I have a very difficult time sounding horn (very dangerous).

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 18
Failure Date: 04/27/1998

Horn and horn button failed. Yh.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 19

Horn is very hard to operate.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 20

Horn requires a great deal of force to activate.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 21

Horn design makes it difficult to to find the horn and press it hard enough to activate without taking hands or eyes off the road.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 22

The horn pad requires exessive amount of effort to operate.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 23

Horn is not loud enough. It can barely be heard above the sound of the engine at idle. Drive rhad two incidents where he had to use the horn where the other driver apparently could not hear it. It could result in a collision.


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