hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,929 miles

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problem #19

Aug 252011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
I understand Chrysler has finally admitted to the "death wobble" 2003-2011 problem. My concern is, this has been a problem since the mid 1990 models and now we who own and maintain those models are left out and are still having the problems. It was their problem in the beginning and they refused to correct it. I, at my expense had the problem repaired in 2010 and once again the problem continues people are still driving the older models and are still at risk. A Dodge will last forever if it is taken care of, that in mind Dodge should recall all the 90's models also, it is not right. People can die in accidents involving the older vehicle. Also!!! how many accidents, that may have resulted in death have there been as a result of this problem. How many involved vehicles in the 1990 range before Dodge finally admitted to the problem. All the vehicles with a history of the problem should be recalled.

- Peyton, CO, USA

problem #18

Oct 102010

Ram 2500

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph over bumpy road surfaces, the vehicle would shake violently. In order to stop the shaking, the vehicle would be slowed down to 35 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the vehicle needed new ball joints. The contact replaced the balls joints, but the failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who stated that the vehicle needed a new tie rod, steering dampener, pitman arm, front axle U-joint, and wheel alignment. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 86,000. Sm.

- Minorsville, PA, USA

problem #17

Jul 132011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
2007 Dodge 2500 diesel [death wobble] when coming to a bridge or lip in the road at highway speed vehicle starts jumping violently until speed is reduce.

- Surprise , AZ, USA

problem #16

Mar 152011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 74,131 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. I have experienced a wobble in the front end. This happens when I am above 50 mph and go across a change in the road surface. The shake will not stop until my speed drops below 30 mph. It is a very violent shake that almost sends me off the road. The vehicle has 74000 miles on it, and I thought it may be the tires since the ones on it were the original tires. I had brand new bf goodrich tires put on it, and it did not fix the problem. I call the dealer about this, and they said it could be the tie rod ends, dampener, or ball joints. He was aware of the problem, but didn't have an answer for me.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #15

Feb 232011

Ram 2500

  • 61,687 miles
Front end wobble/vibration during moderate speed driving. After accelerating to 55-60 mph, front end begins to wobble and shake-- sometimes violently to interfere and cause vehicle to become unstable at speed. Reducing speed helps but only some. Have had front end aligned, re-aligned, new tires, new shocks, etc but no repair has completely fixed the problem.

- Bullard, TX, USA

problem #14

Dec 272010

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 28,218 miles
When coming to a bridge or lip in the road at highway speeds vehicle starts jumping violently until speed is reduced.

- Rock Springs, WY, USA

problem #13

Dec 042010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
2007 Dodge 2500 steering wobble over 55 mph death wobble/ Dodge needs to address multiple issues online for same thing happening to other ppl and is a safety hazard since I am in the automotive industry also.

- Pilot Mtn, NC, USA

problem #12

Nov 212010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
I have experienced the infamous "Dodge death wobble" numerous times in the past 3 months. I have a 2007 2500 Dodge Ram truck that I bought used a year ago. Three months ago, driving on the interstate going about 65 mph I came upon a bridge approach slab and once I hit it the truck began violently shaking. Afterwards I did research on the issue and discovered what I experienced matched what is known as the "Dodge death wobble". I contacted my dealer and they said Dodge has issued a repair bulletin for this issue however also said that they do not believe the repairs Dodge recommends fixes the problem. (the research I have done also supports that comment). On November 21 while traveling for thanksgiving I experienced the "death wobble" five times within an hour. I was traveling along interstate 10 at 65-75 mph and every bump, bridge approach slab, or pot hole that was hit would initiate this horrific shaking of the truck. I was in fear of mine and my passengers lives and in fear of damaging other components of the truck. I slowed down to 45-55mph and even slower when crossing road impairments stated above; this seemed to prevent the shaking. Since, I have contacted my Dodge dealer, the local dealer of where I'm spending the holiday, and Chrysler's customer service. The two dealers again told me about Dodge's bulletin however both said they do not believe replacing the tire rod ends and control arms will fix the problem. Chrysler took two days to get a hold of a live person and then a customer service phone rep said that a case manager would contact me within 24 hours. However because of the holiday this puts them not contacting me before 8pm Friday. I am traveling home Sunday and fear further damaging the vehicle and putting my life in danger if I continue to drive the truck with this defect not being addressed and fixed immediately!

- Marana, AZ, USA

problem #11

Jul 152010

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 mega cab diesel. I am the second owner and have had the truck for about 5 months. I have what is most commonly referred to as the "death wobble" or "death shake". I have taken the truck to Dodge and paid to have them fix the problem only to be told there is nothing wrong with the truck. The truck is completely stock with the exception of the after market replacement shocks I had put on to hopefully fix the problem. The shocks did nothing to fix the violent shaking. Basically, when I get the truck up to around 60 mph and hit any small bump or pot hole or anything like that on the roadway the truck begins to shake violently and makes loud knocking noises. To get the shaking to stop I have to reduce my speed to around 30 to 35 mph. Obviously it is not safe to have to do this on a freeway or any other highway for that matter. It is a major safety issue and I am just waiting for the time when the truck causes me to crash. I bought the truck as a family vehicle and my wife won't even ride in it because it is that bad. I don't even like to put my children in the vehicle because of this issue. I explained all this to Dodge and they directed my to this website saying that they could do nothing for me. I've done a lot of research and there are a lot of other Dodge owners with the same issue. So much so that there are forums dedicated specifically to just this issue. I also found several videos on you tube where Dodge owners have video taped their trucks doing the same thing. I know you tube probably isn't the type of website your Agency likes to use for researching issues but it shows exactly what is going on. Some of the videos actually show how Dodge owners with this problem have just left the dealership after paying to have replacement parts put on their trucks that they were told they needed only to have the same problem when they get back on the road. Being that Dodge is unwilling to assist me in any way I would like to lodge a complaint.

- Coleville, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 012010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
(2007 Dodge 2500 6.7L cummins) (50,000 miles) at any speed in excess of 50mph a severe and violent shake is experienced when a bump/pothole/break in pavement is struck. This causes lose of control and does not correct until vehicle speed falls below 40 mph. I have owned vehicle only a month and have spent in excess of $1300. All tie rods, steering components have been replaced. Tires, ball joints were inspected. Vehicle has be aligned multiple times and problem remains. Truck is currently at dealership 3rd time for same complaint. Very thankful that I nor anyone else have been injured or killed. There are thousands of same complaints everywhere. What else can be replaced...?

- Lawrenceville, VA, USA

problem #9

Sep 252010

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 46,000 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge 2500 diesel with the dreaded death wobble. My truck has 46000 miles on it, never been in an accident, and in 290 mile traveled in the last 36 hours, the wobble happened 8 times. This is something Dodge has "never herd of" [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 102010

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 32,000 miles
2007 Dodge diesel 2500 mega cab death wobble on front end when driving 70mph and hitting a small bump in hwy. No accident occurred however the vehicle has less than 36,000 miles and Dodge says there is nothing wrong.

- Pampa, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 162010

Ram 2500

  • 68,000 miles
Front end started to shake out of control after hitting a bump on the freeway. Also known as death wobble. Happened three times now. The shaking is so violent luckily no cars where around or I would have hit them.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 102010

Ram 2500

  • 75,000 miles
Death wobble coming from front end of truck. Just started happening when I drive on bumpy roads. Causes coolant splash all over the engine. Almost causes me to loose control of the truck and could cause a serious accident.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 152010

Ram 2500

  • 25,000 miles
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 "death wobble" will soon kill someone.

- Sweetgrass, MT, USA

problem #4

Mar 152009

Ram 2500

  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD quad cab long wheel base pickup truck. The steering on this vehicle is best described as ridiculous for the price you have to pay for the truck, not to mention how dangerous it is. My problems started before the truck even reached 20,000 miles. The dealership I purchased the truck from replaced the tie rod ends under warranty, and that helped for a few thousand miles, but didn't correct the problem. I attempted changing the tires and wheels for a set of aftermarket ones around 45-50K miles and that's when the "death wobble" started. I was traveling in the fast lane of a 3 lane interstate at around 70mph, and luckily was able to exit the interstate shortly after it started. I could not regain total control of the vehicle until it came to a complete stop! I'm just lucky it wasn't raining, or very crowded on the interstate at the time or I might not be here to write this complaint. I have replaced the factory steering stabilizer with an aftermarket rancho unit, but that didn't change a thing. I have researched the internet numerous times, but never see any real solutions, only aftermarket manufacturers attempting to sell their idea of a fix. This is a real issue that someone needs to force Dodge to correct. I don't know if there are any deaths directly related to this problem, but rest assured there will be. I can't believe that it's been allowed to go on this long. I can't stand the thought of using this vehicle to Transport my family, let alone my family losing me because of Dodge's apathy towards this issue. I guess someone will have to videotape themselves crashing before the government steps in and makes Dodge take notice, like they did to Toyota.

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #3

Mar 172010

Ram 2500

  • 39,612 miles
I was driving to town (approx. 4 miles) when I hit 50 mph. The truck began to shake violently after hitting a minor irregularity in the road. I then slowed to approx. 30 mph to make it go away. Though it has only happened to me twice I began looking on the internet and found a plethera of info on the notorious "Dodge death shake" this problem is in every vehicle forum I have visited and cannot believe you have done nothing about it. All the stories are the same and most do not trust there vehicle anymore. There is a laundry list of fixes but there are conflicting results. Dodge claims it is the front stabilizer, but I have changed it and after it happened again. I am very disappointed in the fact that I paid 30,000 for a truck I cannot trust. I would hope you do not continue to sit on your hands in this matter because it is plastered all over the internet and even a news story about it in North Carolina. Please, do something! I have been an automotive mechanic for over 20 years and this is a real problem.

- Jackson, WY, USA

problem #2

Dec 072009

Ram 2500

  • 9,000 miles
I just bought a 2007 Dodge diesel 4X4 with 9K miles and while driving from phx to albq my truck did the wobble 3 times. It was scary and people are going to die. Please do something about it!

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009

Ram 2500

  • 150,000 miles
My 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 goes into "death wobble" at speeds higher than 65 mph. When the truck is traveling on the highway it will start to rattle the front end to a point that you feel as though you are riding on a "square tire". extremely dangerous!!!! apparently this is common knowledge to Chrysler management and staff...however, nothing has been done to correct the problem. When I first experienced the problem I took the vehicle to two different Dodge dealers to essentially be told by the service managers that the vehicle was perfectly fine and that I probably needed to buy new tires! this problem is obviously more serious than new tires... it is my hopes that someone can raise a red flag to the issue before a serious injury or death occurs as a result of this factory defect.

- Charlotte, NC, USA