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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 052004

Ram 1500

  • miles


Goodyear Wrangler ap tires on 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. I have now had to replace all 5 (4+spare) due to splits in the sidewall near the rim. The first one was 2 summers ago, 3 more tires last last summer, and the last one now. I have been fortunate enough to find the problem before blow outs.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #5

May 142004

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles
Goodyear, Wrangler, P265/75R16, dot#4B73D5dr1900 sidewall separation on front passenger's side. Consumer was driving at highway speed when separation occurred. Tires had less than 20,000 miles on them.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 162002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Driving at 55 mph the tire separated the tread from the sidewall and peeled all the way around. The tread is still like new. (tiresize: Lt26575R16)

- Lackawanna, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 211998

Ram 1500 Diesel

  • miles


This is a "load range E" Goodyear tire problem. At 30081, 30805, 35213, and 38060 miles one each of the original equipment tires failed due to sidewall separation and was replaced at varying charges by Goodyear. Now, at about 50,000 miles, one of the replacement tires has failed for the same reason. Goodyear is giving me a "run around" as has been the case in all previous occurances, variously claiming that the tire is "no longer avaailable" "on backorder" "no longer manufactured" "not adjustable" etc. It has now been two weeks since the last failure was shown to Goodyear, and they claim not to be able to locate a replacement. I have complete documentation of each of these situations, dealer names and locations, and am ready to assist you in whatever way is appropriate. (dot number: Unknown tiresize: Lt24575R16)

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55 mph, sidewall separated from right front tire and blew out on the highway. Original manufacturing equipment on a Dodge, Ram,1998, tire size P26575R16, and mileage 30,000. Consumer added that back left tire sidewall is starting to peel at Firestone markings, dot numbers for tires are BM14474-3 and BM14976-1.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 122001

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • miles
Belt separated from tire. Sidewalls was shredded. (tiresize: P225/75R16)

- Texas City, TX, USA

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