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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,069 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 032015

Ram 1500

  • 92,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 70 mph, the rear passenger side tire deflated and the tire pressure indicator illuminated. After inspecting the tire, the contact noticed that the tire valve stem was cracked. The contact installed the spare tire and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who verified the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 92,000. MA 08/13/15

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 262015

Ram 1500

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that the TPMS warning light illuminated. Also, while driving at high speeds, the front passenger and the rear driver side tire valves fractured on two occasions. As a result, both tires became flat. The vehicle was towed to the dealer twice who repaired the valves and replaced the tires, but the TPMS warning light remained illuminated. In addition, while driving at 70 mph, the driver side tire valve fractured and the tire went flat. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who again replaced the tire and the valves. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V038000 (power train), but the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

problem #7

Feb 272015

Ram 1500

  • 94,000 miles
Valve stem nut split and fell off tires. Tire partially deflated. Went to put air in tire, nut fell off. Went to add air to additional tire, threads on valve stem broke off. First valve stem failed approximately 1 year ago while driving. Replaced all stems. Serious safety concern. Poor quality.

- Carver, MA, USA

problem #6

Nov 072014

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,445 miles

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

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 #5

Jul 062013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 48,411 miles
Tire valve stems ----- traveling on interstate, front passenger Goodyear tire blows. Entire tread flies past truck into the path of other traffic & almost hits the windshield of car behind us. We pull off to the shoulder. We get the spare tire put on. All that was left on the rim of the bad tire was the side walls. No valve stem w/tire pressure sensor. 45 mins later, we continue on our trip. 28 miles down the road, we hear a similar noise & see smoke coming from the passenger rear tire. We pull over again. We see the rear tire is shredded & the valve stem w/tire pressure sensor is missing. It was determined that the valve stems fall out of place & the tire goes flat. This caused very unsafe conditions for us & the surrounding traffic. There could have been accidents, vehicle damage, bodily injury, or death. Now that we have already used our spare tire & we are out of town, we can not call family for help. We are forced to call a tow truck to take us to the nearest discount tire. After inspection of the 2 drivers side tires, it was determined that a 3rd tire & valve stem needed replaced. The 4th tire valve stem w/pressure sensor was also cracked and needed replaced with a rubber valve stem. Request reimbursement for the tire bill & tow bill. The following Monday, took the truck to a Dodge dealer to complain & request reimbursement from Dodge. While at the dealer, noticed a truck on the used car lot which had a cracked valve stem. (have picture) a 2009 Jeep came in on a tow truck with the same issue. We have found out there has been complaints on the internet about this issue since 2010, but still no recalls on these 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks to fix this unsafe issue. Passenger does not feel safe using these tire pressure sensors on a vehicle ever again. This should not have happened. Requesting reimbursement & a recall notice issued.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 182013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 36,761 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the rear passenger's side tire blew. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the rear passenger's side valve stem was corroded, causing the tire pressure sensor to fracture. All four aluminum valve stem were replaced with rubber valve stems. The manufacturer was mot made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 36,761. The consumer stated as he was traveling on the interstate, the tire sensor light illuminated. At that point he did not notice anything unusual with the handling of the vehicle or the orientation of the vehicle. The next thing he knew. He heard a loud pop and then felt something occurring with a wheel on the rear of truck. The tire quickly went flat as he was slowing down. Once he stopped, he exited the vehicle and saw the right rear tire was totally flat and truck was sitting on the rim. The consumer called roadside assistance, and the tire was replaced with the spare. The consumer immediately took the vehicle to the dealer to have the tire inspected. The dealer discovered what caused the blow out. It was not anything the consumer ran over, or a defect in the tire. As they described it, the tire stem actually broke off due to oxidation occurring between the aluminum stem and wheel/rim metal thus causing the stem to rust and ultimately break. The dealer informed the consumer, Chrysler had issues with the aluminum stems and were going back to using synthetic rubber based sensor tires. Updated 06/04/13

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 012012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2009 Dodge Ram. Consumer writes in regards to tire pressure problems and requests reimbursement. The consumer stated two of the four valve stems came apart and broke. The first valve stem came apart while using only hand pressure, and the second came apart using a socket and ratchet, due to severe corrosion.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 122011

Ram 1500

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 equipped with a schroder electronics valve stem (N/a) model number cb583ab (N/a). The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the low tire pressure warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the contact noticed the rear driver's side tire was completely deflated. The tire was replaced with a spare tire. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was then taken to a tire center and the technician stated the aluminum valve stem exhibited a hole with severe corrosion. The valve stems were replaced on three different tires. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Valencia, PA, USA

problem #1

May 012012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, he noticed that the rear driver's tire was flat. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that the failure was due to the valve stem detaching. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the valve stem was replaced. The contact experienced the same failure approximately one month later. While driving 70 mph, the front driver's tire went flat. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that the valve stem was detached. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where it was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 17,000. Updated 07/13/12 updated 07/17/12

- Brighton, MI, USA

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