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Dodge Ram 1500 Brake Problems

603 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 32 of these members (5.3%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 38 brake repairs to Dodge Ram 1500s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of Dodge Ram 1500 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 396 repairs.

Dodge Ram 1500 brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 63 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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27000 mi US $600 Brakes failed at 27k brake pad literally fell off. dealer said new england weather caused erosion. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

37000 mi   Making a squealing sound on drivers side. Turned out to be bad front brakes. Replaced rotors and pads. 
57000 US $700 Parking brake cable came loose and was hanging down. Caused the rear brakes to drag a bit. 
71000   Parking brake cable was hanging down under the frame. Dealer said the cable was stretched and reattached and adjusted. This happened about 8 months ago too, but the shop I took it to didn't know how to fix properly. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

26500 mi C $90 parking brake release handle was broken 

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

34720 mi C $600 Rotors needed replacing. The work was done. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

153000 mi US $250 brake lines needed to be flushed, new pads and rotors were installed 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

95000 mi US $500 Had all 4 rotors and pads replaced. and tire rotation. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

98000 mi US $960 Brake caliper broke causing pad to be up against the disk. Needed new calipers on each side of the rear of the vehicle. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

83000 mi US $200 Replaced front and rear brake pads 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

73000 mi US $39 Rear speed sensor failed, giving me a ABS light and the check engine light. Went online and saw that it was the speed sensor that is most likey the problem. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

89000 mi US $500 Brakes rotors pads needed replacement front and rear, tho front critical and rear could wait a couple of months, so only worked on front. 
90000   Rear brakes replaced pads and rotors. 
90000   replaced rusted brake line. 

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