10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,397 miles

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problem #24

May 192017

Ram 2500

  • 116,000 miles
Van frame is rusting out, steering box that is mounted to frame is likely to fall off soon. Tie rod to frame connection also is rusting out. To my knowledge and after research on the internet, there is no reasonable fix.

- Riverside, IL, USA

problem #23

Sep 082005

Ram 2500

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would veer to the left and right without any warnings. The failure occurred multiple times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not inspected or diagnosed. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Pinebrook, NJ, USA

problem #22

May 012006

Ram 2500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 60-70 mph, the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently and steering became uncontrollable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer replaced an unknown part in the steering wheel but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was not further repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Rogers , TX, USA

problem #21

Jan 152001

Ram 2500

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact was driving 50 mph and was having difficulty maintaining the vehicle in a straight line. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #20

Sep 252010

Ram 2500

  • 125,000 miles
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 dash panel broke off while driving and became wedge between steering wheel and metal framework.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 182008

Ram 2500

  • 59,038 miles
Loss of steering control.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #18

Feb 152008

Ram 2500

  • 50,000 miles
Loss of steering control.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #17

Aug 082003

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The steering on my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 has been sloppy/wanders for about the past two years. First, I replaced all four tires with the same standard tires. I then had it aligned and the mechanic couldn't get the steering wheel straight. So I took it to the dealer, and they recommended an independent alignment shop. There the mechanic replaced the track bar and got the steering wheel straight. That seemed to tighten up the steering wheel a bit. Several months later the wheel was sloppy again. I took it back to the dealer, and they got in and test drove it with me. They did acknowledge that the wheel was "loose" but the Dodge just had loose steering. They also said they could tighten up the steering gear box. So I let them do that. But when I went to pick up the truck, the service manager told me that I might have to replace the gear box soon. Before I did that I wanted to see if anyone else had this problem, and they did. Many people on the turbo diesel register web site have this same problem. This is how I was referred to this web site. If so many people have problems with the steering, why isn't a recall issued to correct the problem.

- Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #16

Aug 252004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a right turn steering wheel failed. A loud squeaking noise was heard coming from the rear. Consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer. Mechanic informed consumer that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #15

May 102004

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • 128,000 miles
Ltr request status of 3/16/2004 ltr on behalf of jim osmundson (wa) re steering column defective on his 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 truck, ref ES04-003096 /S/ brenner 4/21/2004. While driving the steering box failed which caused loss of power steering. No injuries or accident occured as a resul of this failure. The dealer replaced the steering box, track bar and tie rod ends. The consumer is seeking reimbursement for the steering box and track bar.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #14

Jul 152003

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
The main problem with this 2000 Ram 2500 4 whdr cummins diesel, quad cab, truck is the Chrysler design defective front end. In my case, the trac-bar. This, in my area is a $439 plus tax item, the dealer steals another $75 plus taxes for installation. Two bolts hold this device in place and is only a 15 min repair. The trouble is in 30,000 km the new trac-bar has failed making it a chore to keep the truck between the lines. You dart all over in your lane depending on the pavement ruts and general pavement condition. I can see this design defect causing added stress and problems to the ball joints. This defect is a Chrysler problem and all costs to cover repairs should be covered by the manufacture and not the customer. This, and the other many, Dodge front end problems I feel is just cause for a recall order.

- Fruitvale Bc, UN, USA

problem #13

Sep 152000

Ram 2500

  • 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 #12

Jul 011901

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
Ltr fm [xxx] (wa) re defective steering column for a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 series truck (VIN#[xxx]), no rec in ES database of 1/20/04 ltr to ODI re case no. #[xxx], reply/attn. [xxx] at the olympoa, wa ofc. The dealer replaced the steering box, track bar and tie rod ends. The brake pads failed at 65,000 miles. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #11

Feb 102004

(reported on)

Ram 2500 4WD

  • 128,000 miles
In reference to a complaint (10053275) concerning failure of steering box, which led to the loss of power steering capabilities on the vehicle.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #10

Sep 202003

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles
October 28, 2003 Dodge customer assistance center P.O. Box 21-8004 auburn hills, mi 48321-8004 dear Mr. Or ms.: I would like to acquaint your staff with the problem my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 series with 4WD experienced last month at 128,000 miles. The vehicles VIN is:[xxx]. the problem concerns an early steering box failure which meant loss of the power steering assist disappeared. There was no damage to vehicle or person and since I was on a quiet rural highway it was a matter of routine to bring the truck to a stop and figure out what had happened. Your Dodge dealer in vancouver, wa declined to help so the truck went to my tire and suspension dealer of long standing in camas, wa and they replaced the steering box, the track bar and the tie rod ends. Im not concerned about the tie rod parts as those are wear items. I do believe that Dodge should help with my expense of the gear box and track bar replacement especially since I purchased the extended warranty when the vehicle was new even though it has run out. Obviously gear box failure should not occur at such a low mileage. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #9

Sep 152000

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Loose steering cant be fixed, lies and deception by Chrysler and they always say could not duplicate the problem. Please look at www.dodgetrucksteeringproblems.com and help

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 312003

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a used 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 a few weeks ago. Since taking ownership it has become extremely clear to me that the steering quality of the vehicle is extremely poor. The truck wanders all over the road and requires an excessive amount of corrections. I have had new tires put on and an alignment done. The problem still exists. I have let others test drive the vehicle and they all ask what is wrong with the steering.

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #7

Apr 092002

Ram 2500

  • miles
While driving at low speed or low rpms there is a loss of steering. Dealer contacted, said it was designed that way.

- Henderson, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 012001

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge Ram 3500 has poor directional control when traveling at speeds greater than 50 mph. Consumer cannot find a dealership that can examine and correct the defect. Consumer feels this vehicle is dangerous to be operated on road because consumer has to have both hands on steering wheel at all times. Consumer states dealer has made an adjustment that did not help.

- North Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 262000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Steering wanders always fighting todrive, the speed control never keeps an even speed transmision is always shifting and most times will not shift back to 4th gear after climbbing ahill, the transfer case makes a whining noise at any speed or gear all together this truck gets 5.5mpg hwy and has no power it is rated for 8,000 pounds trailering and I cant tow two snowmobiels reported to attny. Gen. Following up on lemmon law proceedings. Just wanted my findings noted so the general public is aware of these problems. Becouse Chrysler sais they are not...but funny how I found three other people w/same problems and have already had ther trucks bought back by Chrysler. In my area alone!makes ya think.... I hope.

- Greenfield, MA, USA

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