fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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problem #5

Oct 232002

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, 2 wheel drive. As I looked through your site I found a recall on the suspension of the right control arm. About 1 year ago the truck the truck needed tie rod ends according to the dealership. A loud squeaking was to be fixed by the tie rod ends. Once in the shop I received a call saying that the right control arm had a bad bushing and to replace the rubber bushing I needed to replace the whole control arm. No one person could tell me why. According to your recall, my bad tie rod ends, shocks, and control arm are a result of a bad axle. The dealership claims this all happened from the control going bad. The truck had only 100,000 miles at the time, this cost me $1,500. The truck is now starting to have the same noises as a year ago. Could this be the recurring problem, should I just keep replacing the right side control arm. My truck is all road miles, no four wheeling, no towing, no accidents. What you have pointed out I feel is more prevalent than 76 vehicles. I contacted the dealership, they stated there is no recall of this kind for my truck, then why is it with you people and why is it exactly as you have stated. I feel you are right, I feel there is a problem, I also feel putting on new control arms does not fix the problem which I feel is returning and I fear another $1,500 bill is on it's way. Please help!

- Lone Rock, WI, USA

problem #4

Jan 222003

Ram 1500

  • miles
The tie rod snapped making it hard to control the steering wheel. Dealer has been notified.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #3

Jan 152002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While turing front tie rods separated. Dealer has inspected and repaired the vehicle. VIN indicates that make is Ford truck, model F150 and year 2000.

- Tomahawk, WI, USA

problem #2

May 312001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Front left tie rod broke while pulling out of parking lot. Had no steering control. Stopped vehicle and checked. Noticed front left wheel was leaning towards inside. Had vehicle towed to dealership for repairs.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 162001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tire is rubbing against tie rod ends and causing it to burn or eat away a quarter of an inch away from rim.

- Hebbronville, TX, USA