hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,000 miles

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problem #2

Jan 162006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Noticed reduced directional stability, braking degradation and vehicle pulled under braking conditions. This lead me to take vehicle in for service. While on the vehicle rack it was discovered that both lower control arms had cracked in the exact same location on both sides. Additionally, cracks were discovered due to what appeared to be poor welds on the front axle. On 01-16-2006, I authorized the following work to be done at my own expense: 1) replacement of cracked lower control arms and welding of the cracked front axle recall 00V007000). Replacement control arms were reinforced in the area that failed on both stock oem control arms. The replacement arms where almost twice as heavy as the originals. With this information, I contacted Dodge daimler/Chrysler to explain the situation and requested a reimbursement for the parts replaced. Chrysler denied the request and said that there were no recalls on the vehicle for the above listed issues. All repair work has been completed and I have the original lower control arms available upon request. Pictures of the both parts are also available upon request.

- Valley Center, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
The "check gauges" indicator alerted and the oil pressure went to zero. The vehcile sputtered and the engine stopped. I found out from my mechanic that the engine had siezed and would cost $5000 to repair.I have already had two transmissions replaced at a cost of $3,300 and cannot put anymore into this defective vehicle. 2000 dodge1500 Ram 4X4.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA