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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,192 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 122015

Ram 1500

  • 115,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the front driver side tire was deflated, and the tire pressure monitor system sensor was inside the tire. The tire was replaced with a spare. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. Both front tires and the sensor were replaced. The failure recurred. While driving approximately 55 mph, the rear driver side tire blew out and the tire pressure monitor sensor was misplaced. The tire pressure sensor and tire were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Surry, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 072014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,445 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 50 mph approaching a stop sign, the tire pressure light illuminated and the rear driver side tire blew out. The failure also occurred on the front driver side tire. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the tire valve stems were corroded. As a result, the tire valve stems and the tire pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The dealer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,445. Updated 12/1914 updated 9/25/2015

- Pekin, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 292014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Good morning, my incident is specifically related to the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system). On the above stated date, I had just left work at approximately 8:30am. I was driving southbound on a state highway and had just accelerated to approximately 40 mph when my TPMS light flashed and a catastrophic malfunction occurred with the valve stem on the from passenger side tire. I was barely able to avoid collision as I attempted to control my vehicle and safely come to a stop on the shoulder after my front tire immediately and instantly became flattened. Upon exiting my vehicle, I started to investigate the reason for the sudden flat tire. To my surprise, my valve stem was completely gone. I was able to have my vehicle towed to a local garage where they removed my tire from its rim revealing pieces of the sensor on the inside of the tire. The metal that the valve stem is made out of appears to be some type of cheap soft metal that has obviously become corroded and brittle. It appeared that the metal suffered some type of oxidation, possibly from road salt here in the northeast. I immediately had the garage staff remove my other tires and found the same results on the other 3 tires. When the valve was removed, I placed all 3 in between 2 fingers and gently squeezed causing 2 of the 3 to crumble into metal fragments. This is very unsafe to vehicle consumers and also a costly repair. I have replaced all 4 of my valve stems with traditional rubber stems until a safer alternative has been developed.

- Saugerties, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 192014

Ram 1500

  • 77,345 miles

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

While driving on I-95 the front driver side tire blew out. The next day at the Dodge dealer ship the cause was diagnosed as a failed tire pressure sensor valve. The tires had only 20K miles on them and were under warranty. The dealer said cause was not the tire. Dealer stated the tire stem valve failed and the entire stem and sensor collapsed into tire causing a failure.

- North East, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 172013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 35,364 miles
The TPMS valve core has corroded and cracked causing a slow loss in tire pressure. This condition has the potential to cause rapid tire deflation and creates the substantial risk of injury should the tire air valve fail. Chrysler is well aware of the situation and has already implemented a design change as they know the air valves are defective. The replacement is $75 out of pocket per tire at my local shop. The service manager and several online forums are plagued with complaints regarding this condition which affects a large portion of vehicles produced by Chrysler. A large oil and gas company (eqt) has ordered all employees operating affected vehicles to have the air valves changed regardless of condition. I, in conjunction with others whom I personally know who have been affected by this defect feel that the item should be recalled as it posses the risk of serious potential injury should the air valve fail at highway speeds.

- Mt. Clare, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 152013

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while traveling 55 mph, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light illuminated and the passenger rear tire deflated rapidly. The vehicle was able to be moved to the shoulder where the spare was installed. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer, where it was discovered that the TPMS sensor sleeve failed due to corrosion. The TPMS sensor was replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000....updated 04/25/13 updated 05/14/2013

- West Seneca, NY, USA

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