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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,500 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 272011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Ram. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the tie rod on the front drivers side detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The contact expressed concern over a potential crash if the failure occurred while driving. The failure mileage was 84,000. Updated 08/31/11

- Minster, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 162004

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The tie rod end and upper and lower ball joints were wearing out. While driving consumer heard noises from front end of vehicle due to defective tie rod ends. Failed parts available for inspection.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 052003

(reported on)

Ram 1500 4WD

  • miles
The tie rods failed on the vehicle, they had been repaired previously.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is vibration when hitting a bump at 60-65 mph. Dealer has replaced front tie rod.but, it has not remedied the problem.*akconsumer adds that this is not just vibrations but intense ascillations that alternate left to right. The bouncing makes the vehicle difficult to control and will not subside until broughtr to a complete stop. Upon checking several times, the tires were choppy and needed replacing, the track bar needed replacing, and a special part for the tie rod was ordered, also the left mirror was not heating, also the clock spring was replaced, also tires were showing wear..

- Owings, MD, USA

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