definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,250 miles

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problem #4

Sep 022011

Ram 2500

  • 181,000 miles
This report is regarding the failure of a Goodyear Wrangler ats tire, load range D, size 305/70R16. For several months the vehicle has had a mild to moderate tire shake or in-balance. A Goodyear dealer re-balanced the tires, but there was no change in the shake. We returned the vehicle to the same dealer who then stated the tires were out of round and couldn't be balanced. They did not advise us to replace the tires or to stop using the vehicle. Two months later, after an hour at highway speed, the tire suddenly delaminated. The vehicle sustained over $3,000 in damage from the tire explosion. Control was not lost. Looking at the tire, it's very obvious this was the result of a manufacturing defect. Half of the steel belts are covered with a layer of bonded rubber. The other half of the belts are exposed. The separating line is right down the center of the tire. The small portion of tread that remains is separated from the belts, but is still bonded on the other side. It appears two strips of rubber were placed laterally on the face of the tire and one of them did not bond properly. I don't see any signs of patches. Although now rusted, the steel belts were bright when the tire first separated.

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 252001

Ram 2500

  • miles
While turning left heard a pop. Consumer lost ability to steer. Steering wheel was turning, but wheels would not. Took to dealer, and they said only one of the two mounting tabs were welded. Other tab welds failed to do so due to fatigue.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

May 021996

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states the vehicle keeps blowing wheel seals which contaminate the brakes, consumer purchased lifetime wheel seals and lasted two weeks.. consumer also stated the throttle linkage has been replaced 3 times.

- Libby, MT, USA

problem #1

Mar 292001

Ram 2500

  • miles
3 of 4 wheels bent on heavy duty pickup truck used for city driving and to tow a small 5T.H wheel trailer.problem discovered during purchase of new tires.

- San Antonio, TX, USA