10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,514 miles

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problem #19

Jul 062016

Ram 2500

  • 254,762 miles
Death wobble

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #18

Aug 092013

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 203,000 miles
I was driving down the road doing about 55mph and all of a sudden started to have a bad vibration. It caused the whole truck to shake. I pulled over and looked under it and all around it but found nothing. I continued to drive it and it drove fine. Every time it gets around 55 it starts the shaking. I keep finding online that it is called the "death wobble" and that there have been multiple cases.

- Walterboro, SC, USA

problem #17

Jan 252006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 236,000 miles
I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 with 5.9L turbo diesel. The front passenger side spring/shock tower is ripping from the frame, driver side is cracked. Dodge will do nothing be cause it doesn't fall within their recall dates. Safety recall no.835. This as far as I am concerned means nothing, my vehicle was built early summer of 1995, not sure exactly. This is a big problem I am without a vehicle. Chrysler told me to file a complaint, and so I am. [xxx]. thanks, [xxx]. updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Dos Palos, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 151996

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brake or hitting a bump in the road, consumer feels like she is loosing control. Vehicle not taken to dealer yet.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #15

Feb 262002

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle kept pulling to the right. Owner stopped vehicle and checked it. Noticed cracks on driver's side, shock tower mounts were cracking and getting worse. Passenger's side was also cracking. Tower mounts were separating from frame. Contacted dealer who informed consumer that this vehicle was not on recall. Vehicle being repaired.

- Agua Duke, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 092002

Ram 2500

  • miles
When braking vehicle pulls hard to the left. Dealer has been notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Condon, OR, USA

problem #13

Jan 142002

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving, could hear noise coming from rear of vehicle wich sounded like suspension was out of place. Had taken vehicle to dealer, and they had to replace rear pinion bearing on differential. Please provide more informatinon.

- Presca Valley, AZ, USA

problem #12

Aug 011999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
In August of 1999 with approximately 70,000 miles on odometer while driving 35 mph, there was a vibration, and the driver lost all steering control before crashing into a ditch. Dealership examined vehicle and replaced steering gear box to remedy the problem. Since replacement of original steering gear box, vehicle wanders all over the road during normal operation. Steering gear box has to be replaced again by an independent repair shop.

- Negaumee, MI, USA

problem #11

Oct 232000

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
When truck is being driven at 65 mph, and a bump in the road is hit, driver's side front wheel bounces out of control. This has been an ongoing problem for over a year. Dealereship is not able to duplicate this problem. Please provide any furhter information.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #10

Jun 011997

Ram 2500

  • miles
Intermittently vehicle would shake/ wobble while driving at approx. 40 or more mph once it started it continued until speed come down to 25 mph. Vehicle been in / out of repair shop on four occasions, and condition remained unresolved. Manufacturer notified and informed consumer that a correction can be made. But, the cost would be at consumer's expense. Can NHTSA provide information concerning this matter.

- Gustine, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 291999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving below 45 mph or above the front end of the vehicle severely shakes as if the tires were bouncing off the ground. Dealer replaced the track bar and steering stablizer.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #8

Sep 151996

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Dealership and Chrysler have acknowledged that this is a known fault and a technical service bulletin has been filed with NHTSA yet they refuse to resolve the problem citing that the vehicle has been modified with an aftermarket lift kit. I have been in contact with one other Dodge vehicle owner with the same problem. His name is richard hardy (714) 964-0483. He has also been denied warranty work. He, along with a local suspension shop have worked to identify the problem with the brakes and suspension. Unable to locate the problem, he submitted to Dodge's demoands of removing the lift kit ( this is a difficult 6 hour process). The problem still existed when the lift kit was removed. When the vehicle was returned to Mr. Hardy after the warranty work was completed it still exhibits the same problem. As this is a known problem and existed prior to the installation of the lift kit, I have refused to remove my lift kit as it has no bearing on remedying the problem. I am appealing to you to help me resolve this issue.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 181999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving the vehicle vibrates and steeering is very unstable, cause unknown. Dealer replaced shock absorber bar which did not correct the problem.

- Lodi, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 031997

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vibration, repairs made, however vibration continues.

- Nettleton, MS, USA

problem #5

May 071998

Ram 2500

  • miles
Vehicle shook badly whenever hitting a bump during 25 mph or more. Dealer notified.

- Monroe, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 131997

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Suspension system problem/rough riding, repairs made however still experience.

- South Elgi, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 251998

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates so severely it gives driver a false sense of control.

- Milton Fre, OR, USA

problem #2

Oct 171996

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving on freeway, consumer applied brakes & vehicle pulled left, across 2 lanes. At a much lower speed, pulled right. Took to dealer several times for brake problem & was corrected 75%. was informed normal for truck to pull right. Consumer states that the vehicle is now constantly pulling to the left at any speed.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 251997

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle vibrates.

- Freeport, ME, USA