10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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problem #16

Jul 172009

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles
Traveling on hwy 44 West @ 60 ml. Oer hr. Steel belt busted and tread ripped of taking my wheel well cover with it. I almost lost total control of my truck and it felt like I was driving on my rim. Took tire to a center. They measured the tread and investigated. The attendant said the tire is an absolute defect.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #15

Aug 292006

Ram 1500

  • miles
1996 Dodge Ram left rear tire came off of vehicle while driving.

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

problem #14

Jun 012004

Ram 1500

  • miles
While inspecting the tires consumer noticed that they dry rotted and separated at the base where the tread was connected. Dealership inspected the tires, and acknowledged the failure. But did not provide the cause of the failure, instead offered consumer 50% off a new set of tires.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #13

Jun 112002

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
1/2 in from the rim the tire looks like sun rot as well as all the way around the sidewall, it is cracked and splitting aon the front and back tire, my mechanic said that this is very unsafe and if the tire gets hot the front and back will blow out, these tires only have 26000 miles on them, I haul a horse trail and a camper and am very concered about a blow out, while hauling a load. Both techs that looked at these tires said that the cracking and splitting is not right" can you give me advice to help ?"

- Emmett, ID, USA

problem #12

Feb 082001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Front right tire separated at 65mph almost causing a major accident and possible death. Dealer was notified at 2,410 mileage about front end vibration/shimmy. No cause found. Vibration in front end reported numerous times to dealer without problem being found since it continued. Was told "normal ride" for truck. Truck experienced numerous problems with front end suspension, rattles in dash from vibration, steering column excessive play etc, etc, etc. Remaining tires show signs of bluging and cracking. Tire was defective from begining in my opinion and put me at risk! dealer rebalanced/rotated tires many times and simply concluded the vibration/shimmy was normal for truck and stated I might have a better ride when loaded. (dot number: Load E tiresize: Lt24575R16)

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 092000

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
I carry a heavy camper, although in spec for the tires, about 25% of the time. Two tires failed by tread separation at about 13000 miles, no more than 5000 miles loaded. I paid for replacements. There was lots of tread left. Two more had failed by about 25000 miles, with about 5000 miles of loaded operation. These miles were at greatly reduced speed because of fear of failure. Again I replaced the tires, they were not given to me. Goodyear says the truck is at fault, Dodge says the tires are bad. No one laughed out loud. In all cases the tires had lots of tread left and the failure was delamination around the tread area. The tires did not lose air and therefore no accident vehicle damage resulted. I went thru the customer arbitration board at Dodge, claiming they selected inappropriate tires, to no avail. A concensus of tire people was that the engine had too much torque for the tires even though no overloaded. I became concerned that, since no assurances were given that the problem would not recur, the next failure might produce a accident. I threw away 4 virtually new tires and replaced them with cooper tires at my own expense. Good tire wear and no problems have been encountered with the cooper tires in almost 20000 miles. I would be happy to provide more information if requested. (tiresize: Lt24575R16)( dot number: Tire size: Lt24575R16 )

- Minden, NV, USA

problem #10

Sep 152000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Tire had wires from side cord working it's way out and sticking out of tire. A small hole was repaired and caused the cord to seperate and the tire to bulge at the place of repair. (tiresize: P245/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: P245/75R16 )

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #9

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Driving at 15 mph or more front end will shake uncontrollably causing a loss of vehicle control. Consumer replaced tires, but defect still occurs.

- Pen Argyl, PA, USA

problem #8

May 202000

Ram 1500

  • miles
I am the owner of a 96 Dodge Ram 1500 ext. Cab truck. I purchased the truck with 33000 mile from vancouver Dodge in vancouver, Washington on Jan 17, 1998. At the time of purchase the vehicle was equipped with Firestone firehawk ATX tires size 30 X 9.50 R15.( dot number: Tire size: 30X9.50R15 )

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #7

Apr 011998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Transmission slips and fails on ingrades.... excessive tire wear on the front tires and excessive fuel consumption.. and rough vibration in the front end even after a tire change and balance, and front end alignment... gas milage is 230 miles to a 26 gallon tank of gas( dot number: Tire size: P225/75R16 )

- Angleton, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 181998

Ram 1500

  • miles
Loud clunking noise and sensation in steering linkage while braking and turning corners. Dealer had same problem with another Ram pickup. Dealer replaced upper and lower ball joints. Fixed problem. However, after additional 10,000 miles problem is re-occurring. Also, three of original five tires had defects including significant bulging and ply separation. Resulted in poor traction, excelerated wear, and bouncing. Owner replaced two tires. When third tire failed, owner replaced all the tires. Dealer stated they receive many tire complaints from new vehicle owners with Goodyear tires.( dot number: Tire size: P245 75R16 )

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 011996

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires failed.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 011998

(reported on)

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • miles
Drifts very hard to right causing tires to lose their tread very fast.

- Cherryvill, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 261997

Ram 1500

  • miles
While returning from taking children to school, left rear tire came off, causing driver to lose control.

- Border, AK, USA

problem #2

Sep 191997

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Goodyear (P245/75/16) tires failed 6 times.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 201997

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Good year Wrangler tire worn out at 20000 mile.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA