hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,743 miles

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problem #21

Oct 192017

Ram 3500

  • 169,000 miles
While driving my 2007 Dodge 3500 Ram 6.7L dual, 6spd manual, pulling my camper (well within towing limits, ) I went over a bump on an overpass. The vehicle began jumping around violently and I left the roadway due to loss of steering and brake function. The even was so violent, my radiator broke, and I lost all of my coolant. My "front end" was destroyed, as well as many systems damaged. The interior of the truck suffered damage as well. There are many noises, vibrations, and smells that have not gone away. I found out that this is a problem so common, that it has a nickname, "the death wobble." I found out that there is a safety recall beginning the year after my model. After some research, my model year has the same parts described in the affected model years. This is a common occurrence, seemingly well known to Dodge. I was told by a certified shop that it is not safe to drive. They showed me several aftermarket parts designed to eliminate this problem. The steering system alone was quoted at $3,000 to repair. The radiator was disturbingly expensive. My exhaust system was damaged and parts of it fell off. There is an exhaust leak. Not to mention, that I almost flew off of an overpass. My truck has been babied its entire life, and looks new. When I contacted Dodge, they were unwilling to help. I told them that this is the same problem covered by the recall in vehicles containing all of the affected part numbers as mine. I told them that I could have been killed in this event, and that the problem has persisted to the point where it is unsafe to drive. The repairs for the directly affect damages could be nearing $10,000 according to the certified shop it was brought to. This doesn't account for components that had a reduction in lifespan from this event. I just want my front end repaired so that I can drive or sell it. Haven't used my camper since.

- Bemidji, MN, USA

problem #20

Oct 122017

Ram 3500

  • 32,000 miles
When hitting a bump or dip in the road at 65 mph or higher the steering wheel begins shaking violently. I'm told it is referred to as the "death wobble".

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #19

May 062017

Ram 3500

  • 74,600 miles
Death wobble even after replaceing the front end components. This has been going on for years.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #18

Dec 232015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
While traveling on the highway, when I'm at highway speeds and I hit a bump in the road the entire front end of the truck shakes and bounces uncontrollably until I slow to around 50 mph. I have had ball joints, tie rods, shocks and steering stabilizer replaced, plus new tires and multiple alignments performed. My master mechanic said non of this will remedy the issue. The Y type steering setup is the problem, the dealer told me it needs to be updated to the 09 steering but it's not covered under recall. Yet you can no longer even buy the Y steering from the dealer the will only sell you the 09 T style. How is this ok? I do not have $265 to pay for just the parts never mind labor, because the P.O.S. transmission needed replace "$7500" like every other 47re in the world. Also 3 out of my 6 seat belts no longer retract or they get stuck halfway out and it takes 10 minutes to get it to work. I would like to at least have the steering and seat belts addressed asap. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #17

Jun 042016

Ram 3500

  • 140,025 miles
Vehicle shook violently after hitting small bump with right front tire at 50 mph. Extremely hard to maintain control of vehicle. Had to slow to under 30 mph to get shaking to stop and regain control of vehicle.

- Huntland, TN, USA

problem #16

Dec 012014

Ram 3500

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel began to jerk from side to side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was a certified mechanic who replaced the power steering box, the power steering pump, the long arm, the short arm, and the pitman arms, and the stabilizer shocks but the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was not available.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #15

Aug 242015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. Without warning, the front driver side tire fractured while traveling approximately 40 mph. The steering wheel wobbled excessively and the vehicle was unstable when the failure occurred. The vehicle was unable to be driven and was towed to a repair shop. The mechanic diagnosed that the control arms and driver side tie rod fractured. The mechanic indicated that both tie rods needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering), 11V350000 (steering), 10E013000 (steering), and 07E009000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The failure mileage was not available.

- Webster, TX, USA

problem #14

Feb 022015

Ram 3500

  • 148,000 miles
Death wobbles

- Lodge Grass, MT, USA

problem #13

Jul 012012

Ram 3500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving at approximately 70 mph over a bump in the road, the vehicle began to vigorously shake without warning. The contact downshifted to slow the vehicle down. The failure recurred on several occasions at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the front passenger side tire had to be replaced four times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #12

Oct 012013

Ram 3500

  • 92,000 miles
Trucked crossed over seam in roadway and started to shake ie shimmy so bad as to make it very difficult to maintain control of the truck I replaced the track bar with a new part problem still there.felt like might be on the right side so I changed the right tie rod end problem still there.I checked air pressure in tires still no relief from Dodge death wobble. Checked online found a ad for a steering box stabilizer ordered it and installed it seems to of had the most effect still has a slight wobble do not know what the final fix is.

- Anderson, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 062014

Ram 3500

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated and the suspension was unstable. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering); however, the parts were unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date as to when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 282013

Ram 3500

  • 100,000 miles
Truck steering and suspension shake when traveling over bumps or traveling at certain speeds. Multiple mechanics have explained that the entire front end of the truck is unsafe. After finding that this is such a common occurrence with Ram trucks, it seems that the issue has been covered up by Dodge as they will not assist in the cost to replace the faulty geometry that causes sloppy steering components. They recommended that I replace the tie rod and damper, and yet they recommended replacing it with a completely upgraded part that will be very expensive to fix. I also can not get this part because it currently has a recall on the part, so I am stuck without being able to fix my truck.

- Lookout Mountain, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 012013

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 131,995 miles
I was driving at 60mph and hit a bump and that's when the front end started to shake so bad I had to stop and get out to see if I had a flat but now after doing my own research on a lot of forum a lot of the Dodge Ram have what thayer call the death wobble and it does scare U to death when it happens! Dodge has always had weak front end so on there big trucks! to much engine too light of a front end! very few Dodge 2500 and 3500 owners get 100,000 miles of them before parts have to be replaced (ball joints and sway bars) I love my Dodge but hate the weak front ends! I do have video of the shake. Thanks

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 022011

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 65,000 miles
I was driving and hit a bumpy place in the road and the whole truck started shaking uncontrollably. I had to stop on the freeway before I could get it under control. We took it to the dealership where we purchased it and they said there is nothing wrong with it. We have since done research and found this problem to affect alot of these vehicles. To those that experience it we call it "the death wobble" because there is nothing you can do except stop and hope you don't get into an accident.

- Ten Mile, TN, USA

problem #7

Feb 012012

Ram 3500

  • 95,000 miles
Death shake! I was driving on highway, @ 65 mph hit brake in bridge, truck shook uncontrollably had to slow down and pull over to get it to stop, it caused me to shake myself, if it doesn't kill me, I may have a heart attack that's how scary it is ! which alot of you out there already know. Dodge needs to address this immediately! what's worse is my son was in the truck and there was a semi behind me, its amazing how we weren't rammed by the semi! I bought this truck to haul horses, that wont happen until this problem is fixed! so therefore it defeats the purpose of buying this quite expensive truck!

- California, KY, USA

problem #6

May 152010

Ram 3500

  • 80,500 miles
I lost control of my vehicle and nearly crashed. This is the third time this has happened. It seemed as if a tire had blown, but that was not the case. I now am told that the tie rods need to be replaced. Dodge and two independent mechanics have told me it is due to "failed tie rods" not connected with Chrysler's notification code H46. Dodge should issue a recall notice on this issue, as it appears to have happened to many others many times, and someone is going to be seriously injured or killed. It is referred to as the Dodge death wobble.

- Methow, WA, USA

problem #5

Feb 202010

Ram 3500

  • 75,000 miles
Death wobble 2007 Dodge 3500 75,000 miles have replaced everything.

- Ridgeway , MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 072009

Ram 3500

  • 9,000 miles
I purchased a new 2007 Dodge 3500, that started to fail in many areas of the vehicle, before the 10,000 mile mark. Freedom Dodge here in lexington Kentucky deliberately executed insurance fraud to blame clutch failure on a minor collision that never busted a light, radiator, etc. And was able to drive after collision. Before the accident I noticed clutch slipping, truck tires began to wear at an extreme rate, and vibrations was becoming an increasing problem. I then took the truck to freedom Dodge where they blamed all on minor collision, in which I turned to geico for reimbursement. Geico fought Dodge on this issue, then freedom Dodge went back on their previous documentation and blamed the failures on me, and documented that. I have documents of them going back on their previous documentation. I have all documentation to support all, while paying a high payment for this so called "heavy duty" truck, I was forced to make repairs or give back. After replacing clutch that cost me over $1600 the other problems visibly arising was to much to take from my family to pay for. This truck and the voluntary repo process has destroyed my good credit that I have worked so hard to perfect. Thanks to Dodge/Chrysler my family now suffers from my purchase from freedom Dodge. The deliberately falsified company documents to make financial gain, and continue to sell these vehicles to others, knowing from many others these trucks are junk. The motor is built by cummins, never had a problem from motor, but all parts behind trucks are junk and designed for failure, to increase sales in their service dept. My family has dearly paid for my choice to by a Dodge. Due to the many recalls, the last one being with rack & pinion, resulting in spontaneous crash, I would not allow my family to ride in this truck out of fear for their lives. My wife was furious, because I was forced to drive such an unsafe and failed vehicle. They ruined my life and our credit, we deserve comp.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Jan 172008

Ram 3500 4WD 16-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving over a bump in the road at 65 mph, the vehicle shakes uncontrollably. On January 17, 2008, the contact lost control of the vehicle and slid into a ditch. He was able to get back on the road and drive to his residence. The contact stated that he will trade in his vehicle because he experienced the same failure with his previous 2007 Dodge Ram. He further stated that he will continue to trade in his vehicles until he gets one without a failure. The manufacturer was notified and stated that someone will return his call. The current mileage was 10,200 and failure mileage was 10,000.

- Randolph, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 172008

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Truck #1 front end starts to wobble uncontrollably and will not stop until vehicle is under 20 miles hr truck #2 same issue.

- Randolph, TX, USA

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