10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,346 miles

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problem #13

Jan 012013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 167,000 miles
Uncontrollable wheel shake (death wobble), until you come to complete stop which the violent shaking in turn affects how I brake. Chrysler revised the steering set up and kept it a secret until you made a complaint even then they just say you need to replace all steering components mean while what they install is nothing like what was there. Chrysler should be responsible for poor engineering- this can hurt someone one day and would rather see it not. Violent wheel shake I mean violent. If a product is designed wrong and manufacture creates a fix for so called design flaw then there should be a recall. blog.dieselpowerproducts.com/Dodge-front-end-issues-and-the-dreaded-death-wobble this link contains Chrysler revised parts.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 032011

Ram 1500

  • 160,000 miles
Violent convulsive bouncing shaking wobbling movement in the front suspension and steering at moderate to high speeds.

- West Valley, UT, USA

problem #11

Sep 152000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
2000 Dodge 2500 has loose steering, wanders, darts left or right and constantly correcting the steering wheel and shimmy. Truck darted to the edge of the road and went thru the ditch while towing a trailer and I have back and neck injurys and unable to work at my old profession. And Dodge is trying to settle with now and stop the website. Please look at www.dodgetrucksteeringproblems.com and get back with your opinion and please look at the problems other people are having and the denying by Dodge.

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

problem #10

May 152003

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
1.body jumps at different speeds unable to steere.2.odometer reading didn't move for approx- 1st 200 miles.3.engine knocks. 4. shifting linkage and gears grind. 5. transmission slips and front axle grinds. 6.salesman said I was approved and did qualify for any vehicle in the lot with $10,000 down.called finance company after purchase and was approved for the vehicle I originally wanted.7.brakes need to be replaced all the way around. Thank you, tom & deb aleto

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 162002

Ram 1500

  • miles
The suspension is cutting the tire causing the tire to lose air. Dealer notified.

- Keywest, FL, USA

problem #8

Sep 012002

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling on highway vehicle will wander from side to side. Dealer is aware of problem.

- Daisytown, PA, USA

problem #7

Dec 292001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Consumer brought vehicle in for excessive vibration at speeds of 60-65 mph. Dealer examined tires and found that the tires were cupped due to defective suspension system and that there were no problems with the tires.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #6

Jul 152000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1500, vehicle has been taken to dealer 15 times for loud grinding noise in the rear end when making turns and when backing up. The first time at 625 miles. Dealer is unable to duplicate the problem. Nlm

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While wheel alignment was done mechanic noticed front rotors were worn down to nothing, metal to metal. Replaced rotors and front disc pads. At this time, rotors need to be replaced again. Ball joints and tires were replaced, consumer states problems with the rear but did not specify, also did not specify types of tires. Vehicle experiencing problems with the transmission. Intake gasket replaced. New carpet in the cab was installed. New bumper and grill was installed. Consumer also states problem with the ABS along with the rotors and disc pads.

- Ladonia, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Severe shaking in front will occur when driving at highwy speeds and over a small bump in pavement or hole. Shaking will stop when consumer reduces speed to 30 mph, but evenutally it will reoccur. Consumer states front left wheel would lock down on second occasion wheel bearings out on both sides in the front.

- Vernon, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 182000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has experienced several suspension related problems, consumer heard a noise coming through floorboard, dealer replaced intermediate shaft, consumer heard noise again and the dealer replaced bushings, steering wheel was not straight, dealer aligned front end, vehicle experienced pulling to the right, dealer replaced front cooper tires, later vehicle experienced vibration, dealer replaced cooper tires again.

- Maynardville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 052000

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
The engine of my vehicle has a bad vibration between 1000-1500 RPM. The dealer has replaced the following components after three seperate visits: Fan clutch, torque converter, flex plate, harmonic balancer, transmission mount to crossmember, and changed the entire exhaust system to a 1997 version. I filed a lemon law claim with the manufacturer, however they now state it is a normal problem. A motor vibration will cause the engine to fail prematurely ie; broken crankshaft, or other internal components rendering the vehicle unsafe to operate and undrivable. The problem occurs when driving, in neutral, and park. Repairs attempted by the dealer have not corrected the problem.

- Alma, AR, USA

problem #1

Jan 202000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Door is rattling and it feels like door is going to open. Transmission is also rattling very badly. Consumer feels that while driving on the highway vehicle may go back. When coming to a complete stop. And steering will will shake.this is a concern because another consumer's steering column broke, and he almost died.

- Canoga Park, CA, USA