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6.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,360 miles

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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 #9

Apr 202008

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,242 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle has Bridgestone dueler A/T 693 tires, size LT265/75R16. While driving at an unknown speed, the tread on the rear passenger side tire began to separate. The rear passenger side door and tire were damaged. NHTSA campaign id number 04T018000 (tires:tread/belt) was referenced. The vehicle was towed to a tire dealer, but was not diagnosed. The dot number was unknown. The vehicle failure mileage was 93,242. The tire failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 06/05/08 updated 05/28/08

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #8

Nov 292005

Ram 1500

  • miles
Tread separation and sidewall failure, inside edge of tire next to rim. This is the final tire to fail prematurely of four. These tires were rated as 60,000 mile tires, this one failed at 54,532. Tire 1 failed 5/10/05 at 40,838 mi with tread separation. Tire 2 suffered tread separation and blowout East of hazleton, british columbia Canada. This was on the right rear. The third tire also suffered tread separation at this time on the right front. This tire was on vehicle left front and is available for inspection at this time.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 152005

Ram 1500

  • miles
Tread separations/blowout traveling 62 mph, hazleton, british columbia Canada. Old tires had to be left at tetlow tires in smithers, B.C. Canada.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #6

Nov 292005

Ram 1500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Tire failures-Goodyear Wrangler ht. All 4 tires suffered tread separations within a 6 month period.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #5

Sep 012000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front tire experienced tread separation while driving at 40 mph with driver and one passgener in a 1998, Dodge, Ram 1500; aftermarket tire installed at 35,000 miles, tire size P265/75R15, dot# 7bhpub286; tire ctr. Notified and willing to exchange tire at a prorated deal. Consumer states since tire failure, the other two remaining tires have began to experience tread separation, all tires have visible bulges on the running tread, causing oscillations of the vehicle at slower speeds and vibrations at higher speeds, one other tire experienced tread separation while driving prior to the one reported, this occurred in September of 2000.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 112000

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Tread separation on my Goodyear Wrangler rt/S LT245-75R16 load E. contacted Goodyear customer service however they stated nothing is wrong with those tires. Tires are on a Dodge Ram 2500 hd, diesel. Discovered flaw when after noticing the tire was low on air. (tiresize: Lt24575R16)( dot number: Tire size: Lt24575R16 )

- Loretto, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 092001

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Goodyear Wrangler after market tire, LT235/85R16 size. Tread on 9 of tires separated from casing. Dot mk0rkrhv079.

- Elkin, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 212000

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00.046; consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway and suddenly driver's front side tire exploded. He was able to pull over to shoulders. Goodyear, LT245/75R16, there were no injuries. Right rear tire tread had separated from rim. There were two tire tread separations. Goodyear LT245/7516. There were no injuries.

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 122000

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
I had two tire problems on my truck, one right rear one left rear while cacing my camper. The left rear lost its tread, but the tire held together. The right rear lost its tread, and also distructed causing the wheel to lock up and scraping away part of the wheel. (tiresize: 255/85R16)( dot number: Tire size: 255/85R16 )

- Westminster, MA, USA

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