10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,049 miles

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problem #55

Sep 052018

Ram 1500

  • 142,000 miles
Front passenger seat seatbelt locked - cannot use. Vehicle makes humming noise while driving. Just purchased vehicle in August 2018

- Carriere, MS, USA

problem #54

Jul 132018

Ram 1500

  • 192,000 miles
The truck is driving very poorly when you accelerate and the front wheel is making a humming noise. It also shakes a lot when you accelerate pass 50. This happened on the highway. The ABS and brake light comes on all the time. I had the part replaced that the mechanic say it was with no change. NHTSA campaign id number : 07V038000

- Ocilla, GA, USA

problem #53

Oct 232017

Ram 1500

  • 177,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact heard a whining noise. The rear of the vehicle jumped approximately two feet in the air, and then the vehicle skidded onto the shoulder. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 177,000.

- Alger, OH, USA

problem #52

Feb 262018

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 35 mph, the front hub and bearing seized. The contact stated that the front wheel fractured and separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to jim brown Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram tampa bay (10909 N Florida ave, tampa, fl 33612, (813) 452-5499) to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V038000 (suspension) in 2007 at 10,000 miles. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #51

Dec 012016

Ram 1500

  • 85,000 miles
Front end/steering shakes when you hit a bump or the road is rough. All most makes the vehicle uncontrolable.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #50

Aug 142017

Ram 1500

  • 202,500 miles
At highway speeds, the truck can begin shaking violently and become uncontrollable. It is a widely known issue called "death wobble" I almost wrecked, it would have been a collision if it happened in heavy traffic.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #49

Apr 172017

Ram 1500

  • 142,600 miles
Strange vibration in suspension system when reaching speeds between 50 - 70 mph. I am experiencing rough riding as I excellerate to the above speeds on the highway.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #48

Nov 012016

Ram 1500

  • 128,000 miles
This violently shaking and bouncing of the front end can be reproduced at any imperfection in the highway at 65+ mph. The entire front end of the truck bounces and shakes violently. The only way to stop the out of control shaking is to slam on the brakes and attempt to get to the shoulder of the road. On numerous occasions the traffic following my truck has been forced to take action to avoid plowing into the back end of my truck. Dodge should be ashamed of the run around and misdiagnosis of this life threatening issue. I will be reposting each occurrence here.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #47

Oct 122016

Ram 1500

  • 128,000 miles
This violently shaking and bouncing of the front end can be reproduced at any imperfection in the highway at 65+ mph. The entire front end of the truck bounces and shakes violently. The only way to stop the out of control shaking is to slam on the brakes and attempt to get to the shoulder of the road. On numerous occasions the traffic following my truck has been forced to take action to avoid plowing into the back end of my truck. Dodge should be ashamed of the run around and misdiagnosis of this life threatening issue.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #46

May 112016

Ram 1500

  • 85,000 miles
While driving usually above 60 mph after hitting a bump in the road the vehicle shakes violently and becomes uncontrollable. I have to slow down suddenly to approximately 45 mph to get it to stop. This usually happens on the highway.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #45

Aug 062015

Ram 1500

  • 81,000 miles
At just about any speed, if you hit the right bump, the left front shakes out of control have spent $1000's of my own money trying to correct, the death wobble.

- Brooklyn, CT, USA

problem #44

Nov 062010

Ram 1500

  • 57,000 miles
Death wobble. We almost died due to the truck violently shaking after hitting a bump in the road. Dodge obviously has a defective and very dangerous set up with what ever is making it do that. The problem is this is well known and the federal government must be protecting them. I say the CEO and the retard who designed it go for a ride with me in heavy traffic with their kids in the back seat. I'm just about out of my mind, I am already on my second rear end, and second radiator. I'm bout ready to drive to Chrysler hq and put the truck through the front window of it. The truck has to come to a complete stop in order for the shaking to stop. When are you bureaucrats going to get off your ass and do something about it. You have known about this for years.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #43

Dec 092015

Ram 1500

  • 173,000 miles
I was going down a state highway and hit a pothole, when the truck began shaking uncontrollably, I had to slam the brake on to slow down fast because it was shaking so bad. Apparently after further investigation this has happened to the vast population that own older model Dodge, it even has a name "the death wobble". it had happened to my husband before this, and it happened again to me a few days later.

- Fayetteville, TN, USA

problem #42

Jun 052014

Ram 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that there was rust and corrosion under the carriage, the front frame, the rear frame, near the axles, the rear end springs, and the tie rods. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #41

Oct 072015

Ram 1500

  • 113,000 miles
Traveling at speeds approximately 40 mph and above; when apply brakes abruptly; the steering wheel and front end of the vehicle shake, higher the speed, shaking increases.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #40

Mar 212007

Ram 1500

  • 11,135 miles
Suspension/brakes: Front end wheel bearing vibration/rubbing noise. Replaced several sets of worn tires after spending $189 through Firestone for lifetime alignments/tire balance/rotations the constant rubbing vibration noise have not alleviated. Brake rotors warped & replaced because of the issue with the pitman arm & front wheel bearings. Chrysler recall campaigns F05, G02, N62, NHTSA campaign 13V528000, 10E040000, 10E013000, 07V038000, 06V038000. Front wheel bearings still noisy, front end vibration still present & alignments constantly necessary. Service bulletins 08-004, 41, & 1900805 related to suspension steering part of this issue. Electrical: Ignition key locking up & unable to turn the key to start the vehicle. Had to forcibly turn or "wiggle" the steering wheel, which is locked, in order to get the key to turn. Numerous occasions had to leave the vehicle & return in the future to attempt to turn the ignition key. Turn signal (service bulletin 08-002-12) flashes & intermittent wipers operate incorrectly. Sudden flashing back & forth of signals has almost caused car crashes on numerous occasions. Intermittent wipers stop suddenly at mid windshield point obstructing view. Both operated from the same left handle. Cruise control surges constantly when engaged. Numerous occasions surged suddenly on a hill or bridge almost causing loss of control. Tachometer shows anywhere from 0 to 250 RPM when stopped & has caused stalling of the engine. Operating the vehicle at speed (55mpm for instance), it only shows 1000rpm. During the period of ownership had to replace 3 batteries. This seems excessive for the age of the vehicle. Therefore, considering all the electrical related issues there must be a defect since all of these problems still exist. Service bulletin 5015 related to electrical systems are also parts of this issue.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #39

May 182014

Ram 1500

  • 82,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle from a used car dealer in clanton, Alabama in April 2014. I was driving to my mom's, who lives in Mississippi when I came upon a bridge on the interstate while passing a 18 wheeler. When entering the bridge there was a small bump up and when the front wheels of the truck hit the bump the front of the truck started bouncing (death bounce or roll) uncontrollable. I had to cut off the 18 wheeler that I was passing and pulled to the side of the interstate and come to a complete stop for it to stop. It happened 4 more times before I got to my destination and it has happened on numerous occasions since and causing me to almost wreck each time. This is a very dangerous problem with this vehicle. You have no control over the steering while it is doing this it just bounces you all over the road. I have talked to a mechanic and he said it was the entire front end of all Dodge trucks that was causing this problem and had to be replaced. I wish to have an investigation on this matter, please. With only 82K miles on this truck the entire frt end should not be bad!! this problem, I was told by the mechanic was a defect from factory and should have been a recall on the entire frt suspension not just the tie rod, because the tie rod is not correcting the death bounce/roll problem with this trucks. I have a young son and a grand baby who has to ride in this vehicle and I do not feel safe driving this truck with my self in it. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.

- Elmore, AL, USA

problem #38

Jul 132015

Ram 1500

  • 59,000 miles
I was driving on the interstate got the truck up two 65 miles an hour and the front end starts to shake real bad. I had too slow down some to get it to stop shaking as bad. I had the tires rebalanced and that didn't help that made it worse. I want to know how come they haven't recalled all the Dodge 1500 for front end problems. I never got a recall noticed about the air bag recall.

- York Haven, PA, USA

problem #37

Nov 012013

Ram 1500

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving at 55 mph, suddenly the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently. The failure occurred previously while driving approximately 55-60 mph on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 104,000.

- Congerville , IL, USA

problem #36

May 192015

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The truck has had intermittent problems with the front end, assembly on right and left side. The truck was repaired by the shop and still not able to perform correctly. Firestone investigated the truck after it was fixed with me taking it back to the shop to get re-fixed. Now after it has been fixed again, the axle area is still popping and I don't know if it is fixed or not. I am tired of spending my money on it. I want to blame the shop but I think it is a manufacturer error. Also, with these front end issues. The front end hit a dip in the road at about 30-35--no dip warning and locked up the front end. I spent nearly $1000 replacing brakes, calipers, and rotors. Not to mention the 300-500 replacing front end parts on this truck. Updated 12/08/2017

- Fountain, CO, USA

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