really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,752 miles

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problem #3

Dec 122005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,735 miles
My wife was driving our 2000 Dodge Dakota quad cab in a parking lot when the lower driver side ball joint failed causing a crash into a concrete pole at the driver side door. There were no unusual noises before the failure and the upper ball joints had been replaced this year as part of the recall on all dakotas. This caused my wife to hit her head on the driver side window on impact.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 141999

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,522 miles
Vibration & noise in right front when turning, dealer checked found noise coming from R/S lower ball joint & drag link broken - delaer replaced drag link and ball joint kit.

- Delanson, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 072004

(reported on)

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
There were front suspension/ ball joints problem. The vehicle was diagnosed by independent mechanic.

- Mccaskill, AR, USA