My Dodge RAM 2500 pickup truck is awesome! It hauls just about everything I need and is very durable. I just had to change the brakes and calipers which were an easy task. But so far nothing too extreme has needed replacement. The interior is comfortable with the bucket seats and a center console that folds up with seating underneath. Along the back interior there are plenty of compartments for storage. The radio plays CD's and no power windows (I am glad because I hate when the motor goes out and you cannot even use the windows). Not bad on gas mileage, approximately 15 miles per gallon. Overall, this truck has had few issues. I had to pull a fifth wheel r. V. Recently with this truck and although it put some strain on the truck, we were able to pull it with no damages at all. Ole' Betsy pulled that r. V. Like a champ! I would recommend the Dodge RAM 2500 series truck to any truck buyer over the competitors trucks any day of the week!
I have red lights underneath my wheel wells that light my whole undercarriage.
6 inch lift, 20 inch chrome wheels -44 offset. 37 inch tires, aftermarket paint job, mirrors, handles and antenna base paint matched, roll pan, 5 inch turbo back exhaust with duals to 2 8 inch stack tips under the roll pan. Aftermarket intake, grille (painted black), fender flares and a foot wide around entire body on the bottom outside (along with roll pan and front bumper) rhino lined. Aftermarket interior speakers and deck. Window tint. 3 gauge pillar pod with get, trans temp and boost gauges installed. Fox shocks all around including steering dampener. 4 new core suspension adjustable control arms.
04. 5 RAM 3rd generation 5. 9 ltr diesel.
Dodge RAM diesel engine, automatic transmission. 4 drive long bed, 4 wheel drive. Great fuel economy for a truck this size. Can tow almost anything. Comfortable on long trips. Easy to drive. Just the right amount of features, air conditioning, power steering, multi media entertainment center, intermittent wipers, on the fly 4 wheel drive. Power seats, power windows, power door locks.
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2003-2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500, 2004-2005 Dodge Durango, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 2005 Dodge Magnum and 2005 Chrysler 300, 300C and 300 SRT8 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. For vehicles that were sold, or are currently registered, in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, owners were notified and the recall began on December 5, 2014. For all other vehicles, Chrysler will notify owners and the recall will begin on, or around, early February 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P40 Expanded. Note: This recall supersedes the passenger air bag portion of recall 14V-354.
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Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Dodge RAM 2500 4x4 and 3500 4x4, model year 2007-2008 Dodge RAM 3500 4x2 Cab Chassis and model year 2006-2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 trucks manufactured February 12, 2002, through February 13, 2008. The left tie rod assembly may break.
A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler notified owners in December 2013 and offered through its dealers installation of a new left tie rod assembly, free of charge. On or about February 27, 2014, Chrysler ceased its recall remedy program due to parts quality concerns. Chrysler expects to reinitiate the recall remedy campaign, but with limited parts availability, on or about the week of April 14, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N62.
On certain pickup trucks, the transfer case to transmission attaching fasteners may not be tightened correctly. This could cause the transmission adapter or transfer case housing to crack and leak fluid. Continued operation can result in propeller shaft separation and damage to fuel system components, which could lead to a fuel leak. Fluid and/or fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can cause an underbody fire.
Dealers will retighten the transfer case to transmission fasteners. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on December 22, 2003. Owners may contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-992-1997.
Certain pickup trucks fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars." The vehicle certification label lists incorrect tire, wheel, and recommended inflation pressure information.
Owners will be provided with vehicle certification label overlays containing corrected information relative to vehicle tire and rim size, and recommended inflation pressure. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on May 5, 2004. Owners may contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
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