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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,359 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 262015

Ram 1500

  • 9,000 miles


Driving my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 truck; in the last six months I had two blowouts and two flat tires on tires that have less than 10,000 miles. The tires are manufactured by nitto. I contacted the corporate office and they explained that there is no recall on the tires and I should made certain there was proper tire pressure. (there was) I either repaired or replaced the tires. My concern is safety. Is there a recall on nitto tires?

- Rossmoor, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 202014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 equipped with general ameritrac tires, size: P265/70/R17. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the tread on both rear tires had become separated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The failure mileage was 107,000. Updated 06/17/14

- Petersburg, IL, USA

problem #11

Sep 052011

Ram 1500

  • miles
While traveling on the highway I-90 one of my pro comp all terrain tires 33/12.5/R17 lost all the tread, oit peeled off like a retread (they are not re treads) they had about 50% tread life left on the tires and I had just checked the tire pressure as I was hauling a horse trailer. As the tread came off the tire it made a couple rotations and completely destroyed the side of my truck bed. I was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull to the side of the road. The tire still had air in it just no tread. The tread completely separated from the tire. I have read a number of posts on the internet with others having the same issue.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #10

Feb 222011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


This is my 3rd tire in as many months that have cracked and have had to be replaced. All 3 have been within 2000 miles of having the new tires.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #9

Sep 262009

Ram 1500

  • 56,000 miles
I had purchase 4 tires and only had traveled 5,000 miles. The company I bought them from did not tell me the warranty on the tires until one of them the belt separated I purchase them March 08 and in Sept 09 is when it happened. I took it back to the company and they informed me that they only had a year warranty on the tires. They told me that I would have to purchase another one which this was a manufacture defect in the tire. And they told me that they would get with the supplier and see if they could get me credit on the tire. Still not hearing anything about the tire I had another one to separate on 12-19-09. I went and had all the tires and rims taking off of my truck and purchase new rims and tires from a different place and then I went back to the company where I had purchase the defective tires and showed them again that another separated he then wanted to get it and let the supplier see it and I told him not until I hear anything about the first one that he had sent back. He has had the 1st tire for almost 4 months and now he wants the rest I think not. I want a total refund of all my tires but he is talking about tread wear credit. They should not go by that since those tires are defective. Dotu865 ns all-sport performance X/P. nankang 792 0507 H5.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 212007

Ram 1500

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge 1500 with Michelin lt xas. The tire size is 245/75R/17. The dot number is N3X6fndx4903. During vehicle inspection, she noticed that the side walls were cracked on all four tires. The dealer was notified but no assistance was provided. The tire manufacturer was contacted and she was advised that the failure was caused by armor inserted on the tires. They also stated that they will sell her a new set of tires for $500 dollars. She was in the process of purchasing a new set of tires. The failure mileage was 23000. The current mileage was 30000.

- North Syracuse , NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 132006

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,500 miles


I was driving my truck when I had a flat tire and was stranded. I put my spare tire on and drover to my house. I then had a inspection of the tires to find the front tires were showing signs of underinflation and wear on the outer edges. The rear tires including the one that went flat were showing signs of overinflation, wear in the middle of the tire. I called daimler Chrysler customer support on two occasions(case #14711417) and informed them that the tire inflation label in the door jam on the driver side of the vehicle, the same on the dealer and handbook refer you for quick reference. It stated the vehicle came with P245/70R17, as per the vehicle information report from the dealer states that the vehicle came with P275/60R20. The P275/60R20 size wheels are currently on the vehicle and came with them from the factory. Daimler Chrysler does not want to pay for the tires and the vehicle is still under warranty. They state that its goodyears responsibility to replace the tires, when they installed the wrong tire pressures label on the vehicle.

- Seaside, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 132004

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
At less than 300 miles, shifted into 4 wheel drive while doing 65 mph on the interstate. Taken to dealership and was told a wire was left loose and wrapped around another part causing the problem. Also complained the truck was dying while driving. Also told this was a wiring problem. At 19000 the tires needed replaced and at 80000 miles the oil pressure gauge dropped to 0.

- Pineville, WV, USA

problem #5

Mar 152005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Contact stated that the dealer rotated tires and tightened the lugs: Nuts improperly and caused the rotors to warp. Dealer said it was the driver's fault. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet.

- Lewisberry, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 062005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
On July 6, 2005 the tire blew out without warning. There was no road construction or road damage. There was no accident. The tire was purchased new on July 1, 2005. The trailer that the tire was on was custom made by a manufacturer. The trailer is a two wheeled trailer. It was the tire on the driver's side that blew out. It is an enclosed tow trailer.

- Old Town , FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 102005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,171 miles


Me and my family were returning home from a all day trip in Ohio when my right rear tire exploded almost causing a fatal accident. Lucky for me it was my rear tire.these tires are defective and need off the market.they are the Goodyear Wrangler sra 265/70R/17 tires this tire only had 20171 miles and was original on my 2004 Dodge quad pickup. How many deaths are and will be the result of this tire?

- Paden City, WV, USA

problem #2

Mar 152005

Ram 1500 10-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
All four tires developed flat spots which caused the vehicle to become unstable, and increased the risk of a crash. Manufacturer was notified by consumer.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 082005

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
While driving at 25 mph something in the front end popped followed by the left front tire separating from the truck. When this occurred vehicle sharply pulled to the left and collided with a pole. Vehicle was towed to a towing yard, then to a body shop. The body shop or the insurance company couldn't indicate what popped and caused the tire to separate.

- Hickory, NC, USA

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