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7.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,479 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 222006

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,835 miles

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

While parked at my house, in my driveway, the front right tire exploded. The tire was a Michelin ltx M/S LT245/75R16 the truck had not been moved for 9 days. The blowout left a 14" tear in the sidewall of the tire with shard of rubber clad steel belt material sticking out of the gash. No one was near the truck when the explosion occurred. I hear a loud report at about 11:30am when the tire blew. The temperature at the time was between 75F and 80F.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #7

May 142004

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • 20,000 miles
Goodyear, Wrangler, P265/75R16, dot#4B73D5dr1900 sidewall separation on front passenger's side. Consumer was driving at highway speed when separation occurred. Tires had less than 20,000 miles on them.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #6

Oct 211998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
This is a "load range E" Goodyear tire problem. At 30081, 30805, 35213, and 38060, miles one each of the original equipment tires failed due to sidewall separation and was replaced at varying charges by dealers. Now, at about 50,612 miles, one of the replacement tires has failed for the same reason. Goodyear is giving me a "run around" as has been the case in all previous occurrences variously claiming that the tire is "no longer avaailable" "on backorder" "no longer manufactured" "not adjustable" etc. It has now been two weeks since the last failure was shown to Goodyear, and they claim not to be able to locate a replacement. I have complete documentation of each of these situations, dealer names and locations, and am ready to assist you in whatever way is appropriate. (dot number: MK11 tiresize: Lt24575R16)

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 162002

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles

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

Driving at 55 mph the tire separated the tread from the sidewall and peeled all the way around. The tread is still like new. (tiresize: Lt26575R16)

- Lackawanna, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 211998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
This is a "load range E" Goodyear tire problem. At 30081, 30805, 35213, and 38060 miles one each of the original equipment tires failed due to sidewall separation and was replaced at varying charges by Goodyear. Now, at about 50,000 miles, one of the replacement tires has failed for the same reason. Goodyear is giving me a "run around" as has been the case in all previous occurances, variously claiming that the tire is "no longer avaailable" "on backorder" "no longer manufactured" "not adjustable" etc. It has now been two weeks since the last failure was shown to Goodyear, and they claim not to be able to locate a replacement. I have complete documentation of each of these situations, dealer names and locations, and am ready to assist you in whatever way is appropriate. (dot number: Unknown tiresize: Lt24575R16)

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 122001

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Belt separated from tire. Sidewalls was shredded. (tiresize: P225/75R16)

- Texas City, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 011999

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The belts in the sidewall of the tire separated causing a bubble that leads to a rip (2-4 inches long) that ran parrallel to the rim, Goodyear was contacted and they stated that there was a flaw in the bonding of the belts in the sidewall (Goodyear Wrangler lt 24575R16E). Nlm

- Marquand, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 312000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires replaced ue to sidewall cracks.(Michelin ltx M& S LT245/75 R16 load range)

- Brockport, NY, USA

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