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Parking Brake Problems of Dodge Ram 2500



Dodge Ram 2500 owners have reported 8 problems related to parking brake (under the parking brake category).

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 1
Failure Date: 09/11/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge 2500 hd. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph over a bump in the road, the vehicle would shake violently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was awaiting a call back from them. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the latch release for the emergency brake would detach and separate from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions where it was repaired, but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 46,000.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 2
Failure Date: 03/20/2008

I received from a letter from Chrysler "Chrysler has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in some 2001 & 2002 model year Dodge ram van. The problem: the ignition/park interlock system on your vehicle my become inoperative. . . . Chrysler will repair your vehicle free of charge parts &labor. . . " I visited la brea Chrysler Jeep, la, CA 90036 places and requested that fix it but they told me we do not have a part (several times:from March to until today. ) what should I do to fix my car?.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 3
Failure Date: 07/29/2007

The contact owns a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact attempted to apply the parking brake, but the brake failed to engage. The regular brakes work, but the parking brake does not. The vehicle cannot be parked on an incline because it will roll. Dodge has not been notified. The current and failure mileages were 133,000.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The vehicle was parked on a hill with the engine on, 30 seconds after exiting the vehicle it rolled backwards and crashed into a light pole. The parking brake was not engaged. The road conditions were clear. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle must not have been in the park position. The current and failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5
Failure Date: 02/13/2004

When idling in park on a flat surface the vehicle slipped out the park gear to reverse. This caused the vehicle to roll back and hit a car. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 6
Failure Date: 07/16/2003

I have tons of problems with my 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pick up truck. The brakes chronically fail to work, then lock up or catch on the second attempt. Had a bad sensor according to Dodge, and it was replaced less than a year ago. I nearly ran into an 18 wheeler when the truck failed to stop at 4 way crossing. I had it worked on then and was told that a seal was leaking fluid and it wet the brake pads and caused them to to "slip". I am having problems again this week and was told by my mechanic to see if the brake system had been recalled. He thinks the power surge has is faulty and fails at times and not others! also my parking brake doesn't prevent vehicle from moving when in use in drive or reverse!.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 7
Failure Date: 10/29/2002

Emergency brake failure caused truck to roll backwards out of driveway through a board fence down a hill off of a 8 ft. Cliff landing on rear bending bumper down and shoving bed in the cab and landing inches from the river! dt.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8
Failure Date: 10/22/1998

Vehicle parked in 1st gear with emergency brake on, both failed resulting in collision with car and garage when vehicle rolled.

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Other Common Parking Brake related problems of Dodge Ram 2500

Problem Category Number of Problems
Parking Brake problems
8
Conventional Parking Brake problems
1
Parking Brake Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problems
1