2004 Dodge Ram Pickup Hemi from North America
I wish I didn't buy it
This is really a 2005 vehicle, but, since there were no options for such a new vehicle on the interview, I listed it as a 2004.
We have had this car for two weeks. With 1800 miles we haven't had the first oil change.
The one and only thing to go wrong was the total destruction of the transmission.
This vehicle has yet to have a hitch inserted into the receiver. It has not towed anything or carried any cargo greater than a set of floor mats.
The transmission failed and the transmission fluid is incredibly burned.
The dealer insists that they can fix it "good as new". That really concerns me, considering the fact that it is new and it has already self destructed.
I insisted on a new transmission. It only seems fair since I haven't made the first payment yet.
I am concerned that the dealer will only be able to replace the failed component (s) and not find the root cause of the failure.
I bought this truck as the first new vehicle for my 21 year old son. He is making payments and I am helping out as needed.
Already my son is getting a lot of ridicule from his friends that warned him "good luck with your transmission" when he told them he bought a Dodge.
Needless to say, this has taken a lot of "pride of ownership" away from him.
The dealership will not replace the transmission.
I am looking for alternative ways to address this problem.
This is a pretty yellow truck.
Everyone is calling it "Lemon Yellow".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2004
9th Dec 2004, 10:38
Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth are notorious for making lousy transmissions and cars and trucks. My advice would be to get rid of it and purchase another brand of truck, anything, but a Dodge.
24th Jan 2005, 21:45
I have had my 04 4x4 Hemi for 9 months, I do 75% hwy and the rest city use. It already has 17000miles on it. Like clock work, not a hint of any problems, taken it offroad and all. A dream truck, best looking for sure, other trucks have just as many transmission issues and other issues. Why is my truck so great and yours not?