definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,508 miles

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problem #7

Mar 012005

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall campaign 04V596000; daimler Chrysler issued a front upper ball joint recall. This vehicle was not included in the recall, but had the upper ball joints making a clicking noise, which sounded like they were going to fall off.

- Willoughby, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 142005

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 43,000 miles
I own the 2000 Dodge 1500 quad cab pickup. The front ball joints had to be replaced. The consumer wants to know why his Dodge truck was not included in the recall. The consumers vehicle had 43000 on it at the time of the failure.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #5

Jan 142005

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles
The wheels on the consumer's vehicle fell off at 20,000 miles. The consumer wants to know why the manufacturer excluded the 2000 Dodge Ram when it has the Dodge recall problems.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Nov 032003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Problems with vehicle's upper ball joints. A technician told the consumer that the upper ball joints were worn.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Aug 052003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,031 miles
I have two issues to relay. I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab truck. I currently have approximately 54,000 miles on it. I just recently had to have the driver side front wheel bearing assembly replaced. This wa sa known defect was told, and was specifically excluded from my extended warranty (go figure). This cost me almost $ $500. Per the mechanic, there was a plastic retainer device that broke and allowed the nut to back off, and this destroyed the wheel bearing assembly. I was told that my wheel was in danger of falling off. Second, my truck started making clunking noises when I turned or went over bumps. A local mechanic inspected my truck and told be my ball joints were defective. They have seen this a lot. I have done some research and believe the suspension on my truck was the same as the durango. Now they were subject to a recall. Sincerely, norman L'heureux.

- Simi Valley, CA, 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