2017-2018 2500/3500 brake system issues

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Gasdude59

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Hi all
This may have been discussed but it needs a revisit.
The issue with these trucks is a reoccurring Electronic Brake System Failure message along with ABS and Stability Control faults.

Our 2017 3500 only has 27K miles as it is primarily used to tow our gooseneck horse trailer.

This is now the third time this error has appeared. Twice they replaced both the ABS controller and hydraulic unit.
I called my dealer again and they researched it and discovered these parts are on hold for a possible redesign with an expected ETA of February 2024!
This means those of us with this error are driving safety compromised trucks.
I urge everyone who has this issue to report it to the NHTSA site as there are many reports of this problem there now and they have opened an investigation into this problem.
The site is nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/ram/3500.
I think the more of us who complain the better a chance of getting a recall and quicker action.
Just FYI my first pair was covered under warranty. The second pair cost approximately $1K for the repair. I hope to eventually be reimbursed if they are forced onto a recall.
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OMG!!! How did we ever survive driving our trucks pulling a trailer before the advent of ABS?
Probably the same way we all survived riding our bikes without a helmet and drinking water out of a garden hose.

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Gasdude59

I have the same issue and have also noted it with the NHTSA this should be recalled.
regarding survival regarding hose drinking and life before ABS, sure we all did it. But these auto manufactures install a feature, they should be required to make it work, and held responsible when it doesn't.
 

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Yes we can survive without ABS, but these "safety items" were forced on us, so Ram is on the hook to provide support. I have 10 months worth of stories regarding my discussions with my local dealer, which has been little to no help.
 

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No doubt things SHOULD work and the issues should be resolved...but if there isn't a certain threshold met then they don't have to issue a recall, a service bulletin will suffice.

I am betting that this is not a widespread issue, which is why no recall has been issued. For example, I put 100k on my 2017 and had zero issues with the braking system. I haven't seen too many people with issues with the braking system, to be honest.
 

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I am on my 4th pump, 2018 ram 2500 and lately there are tons of these posts across different forums..... I dont need ABS, but when I am driving 935 miles 14 hours straight with no cruise control it sucks alot worse. First world problems I guess! Pumps failed at 60, 93 & 120, waiting on parts to be available but there is now a service bulletin which forces control module to be replaced when HCU goes out, I wonder if that was the problem behind HCU failure.
 

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I'm getting ready for an 1800 mile round trip and would prefer not to listen to the annoying alarm going of for this issue every 15 seconds. Does anyone know which fuse I can pull to silence it? I looked on the lid of the fuse panel and it looked like there may have been a couple possibilities.
 

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Make sure you report it to the nhtsa. There's an inquiry open for it already. The ABS pump motor and the software that controls it are both faulty and Ram is well aware of exactly what is wrong and how to fix it, but they aren't going to unless the US government forces them to.
 

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Make sure you report it to the nhtsa. There's an inquiry open for it already. The ABS pump motor and the software that controls it are both faulty and Ram is well aware of exactly what is wrong and how to fix it, but they aren't going to unless the US government forces them to.
I reported mine months ago but good on ya for making sure people do. Mine's been out for coming up on a year now.
 
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Sure we can survive without ABS and STC, especially us older drivers who were taught to modulate brakes and steer into a skid.
The issue is for many years now the teaching has been stand on the brakes and let the computer take over. If the computer is not functioning this will likely put a driver totally out of control.
For me no problem, but I was raised with four on the floor and no computer at all.
 
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