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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,656 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jul 032012

Ram 1500

  • 42,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine maintenance. The mechanic stated that the outer tie rod ends would have to be replaced because they did not included grease fittings, which caused excessive wear. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 10V657000 (steering:linkages:tie rod assembly) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Concordia, KS, USA

problem #2

Sep 082011

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,985 miles
After backing out of my garage, at an approx. Speed of 1 mph, I turned the wheels to the left to run an errand, and the drivers side tie rod end broke. The drag link dropped and the wheel cocked to the full left. At this point I don't know if it caused any other damage. I spoke with the nearest dealer and was told that there are no recalls on this vehicle at this time. Unfortunately I need this vehicle and had to order a new tie rod end at a cost of $116. Bearing any other damage, I will also have to get an alignment, at an unknown cost at this time. Thank god that I had not been traveling at a higher rate of speed when this part decided to fail, because I am sure the outcome would not have been good.

- Mcadoo, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 262009

Ram 1500

  • 212 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact purchased the vehicle brand new and discovered NHTSA campaign id number 09V005000 (steering: Linkages: Tie rod assembly). The manufacturer stated that they were not aware of this recall. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 212.

- University Park , MD, USA

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