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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 5
Average Mileage:
25,219 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Aug 302014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 330,000 miles

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

I was driving along on highway 70 and had the tire separate and explode. I then went in and has the tire replaced. This then again happen a second time within 500 mile but I was able to stop before the explosion. You can see though the tread where the steel belts are showing and sticking out though the tread. Same make model and life of tire. ~4 years old and ~40000 miles. The tire is 5 year 60000 mile tire. My wear is only half life. I replaced the first tire under there prorating but the second time it happen I try to explain to them they is not just isolated incident. They told me that there tire are good, it your problem not manufacturing defects. They said they will only prorate and will not investigate in to issue of it possibly being a manufacturer fault.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #28

Feb 252009

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. The vehicle has cooper discoverer S/T tires, size 37X12.50R17lt. While driving 25 mph, the rear passenger side tire blew out. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road until someone was able to change the tire. The entire tire beneath the tread and the sidewall blew out completely. There was a recall initiated by cooper tires; however, the contact was unaware if the manufacturer would reimburse her for the damages. NHTSA campaign id number 06T016000 (tires:tread/belt) was referenced. The VIN, dot number, and mileages were unknown.

- Whitesburg, TN, USA

problem #27

Nov 252008

Ram 1500

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle has cooper dominator sport A/T tires, size 265/75R/16. While driving approximately 55 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle began wobbling excessively. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and inspected the vehicle. He noticed that the front passenger side tire was blistering. The defective tire was replaced with a spare and the vehicle was taken to an independent shop that specializes in tires. The spare tire was replaced with a new tire. The dot number was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 07T005000 (tread/belt), although the failures were identical. The technician recommended that all three tires be replaced at the owner's expense. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 165,000 and current mileage was 187,627. There was an additional complaint filed for this failure, ODI number 10258038.

- Westford, AZ, USA

problem #26

Oct 162008

Ram 1500

  • 187,351 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 cooper dominator sport A/T tires, size 265/75R/16. While driving approximately 55 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle began wobbling excessively. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and inspected the vehicle. He noticed that the front passenger side tire was blistering. The defective tire was replaced with a spare and the vehicle was taken to an independent shop that specializes in tires. The spare tire was replaced with a new tire. The dot number was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 07T005000 (tread/belt), although the failures were identical. The technician recommended that all three tires be replaced at the owner's expense. The failure mileage was 187,351 and current mileage was 187,627.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #25

Oct 062003

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dynamic tire separation, sears trail handler tires of size: 26575R16. The incident occurred on a highway and vehicle running at 70 mph. A temporary loss of control of vehicle which almost led to an accident.

- Healdsburg, CA, USA

problem #24

Oct 032003

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • 49,000 miles
The front drivers side tire blew out while driving 75 mph which caused damage the wheel and the front end of the vehicle.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #23

Oct 152002

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Consumer states while driving the front drivers tire fell off the vehicle while traveling about 15 mph. Consumer states this is not the first time the vehicle has lost it's front tire.

- Lockport, IL, USA

problem #22

Dec 012001

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumers vehicle ran into a trailer on his property and ABS was defective, also brake drums were rusted, dealership was aware of problem. Consumer stated that headache bar and fuel tank, tires, fuel filter, steering stabilizer, front shocks, rear shocks, air filter, rear axle seal and fluid, rear transfer case seal and U-joints in rear drive shaft failed and replaced.

- Tower Hill, IL, USA

problem #21

Jul 042001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Tire shreded at highway speed. Distroyed wheel and nearly lost control. (dot number: 377 tiresize: P265/75R16)

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 072001

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Cronic problems in saftey related items: Steering, tires, mirrors fuel system

- Upton, MA, USA

problem #19

Feb 232001

Ram 1500

  • miles

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

Consumer's wife was driving when she heard a bang, stopped and got out, and tire had exploded, causing it to rip off tire.

- Trenary, MI, USA

problem #18

Jan 062001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
While driving on the interstate, the right rear tire came apart. The tire was blown out in multiple areas. The responding trooper advised it was one of the worst he had seen and similar to the Firestone problem. (tiresize: P245/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: P245/75R16 )

- Mayo, MD, USA

problem #17

Oct 302000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Tire size is LT265/75R-16/C. the tire failed while returning from omaha with my wife and 8 month old son. I have digital pictures of the tire and truck that can be sent over E-mail. I have contacted pirelli and they want me to send the tire along with estimates to fix the truck. I spoke with nadine calderwood at 1-800-243-5105 ext 387. She did not seem to care if anyone was injured or not and seemed to be exactly like her title a risk manager. The tires have aprox 20,000 miles on them. I was driving 75 mph and the truck had a slight vibration I checked tire pressure when we stopped and visually inspected the tires. After we filled with gas the vibration was no longer there. After our second stop the vibration returned and then the tread separated with a violent crash destroying the entire side of the truck and causing the truck to almost loose control and shake violently. I understand that a large tire co like pirelli has to watch out for their best interest however they should put the customers well being at the top. I would appreciate any information you have about other pirelli tire separations that have been filed. Thank you. (dot number: Chw8gp4419 tiresize: 265 75R16C)

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #16

Jul 231999

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
I was traveling East on the paved portion of Nevada state roure 290 at about 50 mph. The left rear tire blew out. About a 10 inch long portion of the tire just shreded. When I took it to the local Goodyear dealer he refused to make good on it. He claimed I had run over a curb or some other obstacle. I had never rubbed a curb, let alone hit one, or hit any other obstacle. I figured it was not worth the time and effort to contact the manufacturer. I know of two other people in carson city who have had the same problem with Goodyear tires. Firestone has been racked over the coals. I tink it is time to, at least, investigate Goodyear to see how safe their tires are. (dot number: Unknown tiresize: P265/75R16)

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #15

Sep 181999

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
As I was turning the corner the right rear tire which was fully inflated came off the truck & I went around the corner on 3 wheels. I had it towed to ralley Dodge & they said that my extended warrenty wouldn't cover the damage.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #14

Aug 012000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Our front drivers side tire is wearing uneven and making a thumping noise.( dot number: Vd tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Northport, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 012000

Ram 1500

  • miles
Our front drivers side tire is wearing uneven and making a thumping noise.( dot number: Vd tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Northport, FL, USA

problem #12

Jul 142000

Ram 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Tire exploded, loosing its tread that damaged sheet metal & undercarriage of pu. Speed was 65 mph, tire pressure 75#. explosion tore out fuel filler hose & damaged fuel sender. Sheet metal and wheel shroud damage.( dot number: Tire size: 145/75R16 )

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #11

Mar 232000

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
Tread seperated from casing, caused extensive damage to truck( dot number: B72K511X50 tire size: 245/75-16 )

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #10

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Good year tire (P245/75 R 16) has slow air leak.

- Upland, CA, USA

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