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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 092004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The left rear main leaf spring failed while driving 55 mph. At the time of failure the truck had approximately 35000 miles on it and the repair was covered under warranty. With approximately 70000 miles on the truck the right rear main leaf failed as well. This repair was not covered and I was informed by the "certified Chrysler repair facility" that they had never seen this problem before and there were no recalls or bulletins concerning this failure. This truck has never carried a load and has never been abused. Both springs broke in the same place (where the steel is rolled to accommodate the shackle bolt). This is a clean straight break and appears to be the result of excessive heat in the manufacture process. This is most definitely a "manufacturer defect" and as such should be the responsibility of the Chrysler corporation.

- Livonia, NY, USA

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