Dodge Ram 3500 owners have reported 131 service brakes related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 22 most common service brakes problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes (30 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's brake electric antilock (25 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Service Brakes problems|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems|
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems|
|Brake Foundation Components problems|
|Brakes Failed problems|
|Brake Disc problems|
|Brake Disc Pads problems|
|Brake Light On problems|
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems|
|Brake Master Cylinder problems|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems|
|Brake Disc Caliper problems|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems|
|Brake Loud Noise problems|
|Power Assist Hydraulic Brake problems|
|Abs Brake Fail problems|
|Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems|
|Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problems|
|Brake Drum problems|
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems|
|Brake Fluid Leak problems|
|Power Assist Brake problems|
The upper steering hose inner plastic tube becomes loose or breaks and lodges into the metal fitting which causes a loud hissing noise under the sterring wheel. Because it is also connected to the brakes, the pedal becomes unsafely soft. Read details...
: the contact stated the modulator valve of the antilock brake system keeps running even after the vehicle has the ignition off which takes battery to full discharge. The vehicle was taken to the an independent certified mechanic who stated that only the dealership is able to repair it. Read details...
My driver was traveling at 80 mph in cruise control when he started to notice a vibration from the truck that was shaking the mirrors. He took the vehicle out of cruise control and started to decelerate. Read details...
Vehicle has been to dealer a minimun of 8 times between sept and Dec. 02. Steering and brake problem have never been corrected. Dealer has replaced power steering / brake fulid which had turned black. Replaced lower ball joint, tie rod, power steering pump, steering gear box. Read details...
The factory installed trailer brake controller does not work correctly. No matter how the gain is adjusted the brake controller either engages the trailer brakes to the point of lock up or the trailer brakes don't engage at all. Read details...