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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,263 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 022007

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was driving my truck and all of the sudden the ride got rough, before I had time to pull over, there was a loud bang. I looked back and saw that the tread had come off of my tire. The tire did not lose air, but the tread flew back and damaged the rear corner panel of my truck and also flew up and damaged the side panel of my truck.

- T, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 042007

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
A hole blew out on the outside of the tire. I was doing about 70 mph (the speed limit in Missouri) when the front tire blew out. When I got stopped and looked at the tire the tread was pealed off and shredded. But it looks like the tire blew a hole right out the side by the tread.

- Jane, MO, USA

problem #8

Apr 212006

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 179,680 miles
On 4-21-2006, my right rear tire catastrophically blew out. The entire perimeter of tread separated, doing at least $2,158.80 damage to my truck. I did not lose control and there was no other damage. On 4-22-2006, 234 miles after the first blowout, the left rear tire blew out in a similar fashion. Damage this time was $1,896.82. The tires were cooper dominator sport A/T, size lt 265/75-16E. The dot code for both tires was upw8 xdj 3104. The first tire had 22,467 miles at the time of blowout; the second 22,701. In both cases I was heading eastbound on I-40, the first time at mp 259, 14 miles West of santa rosa, nm; the second at mp 122, about 60 miles East of amarillo, tx. Both tires were inflated to 80 psi, checked the morning of 4-21-06. My speed for at the first blowout was 60 mph; 53 mph at the second. Temperature at the first blowout was 70; for the second was 85. Pavement in both cases was smooth, dry asphalt. Two identical tires that were properly inflated, were not overloaded, were being driven well under the speed limit, should not blow out like this. There is obviously a serious problem with these tires.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 212005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles

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

Consumer states that the left front tire blew out on his 2004 thor jazz 5th wheel trailer. It is the original tire. There was damage to the fender. Consumer checked the tire pressure the day before. He took the tire to a Goodyear dealer because there wasn't a carlisle dealer nearby. He was told there was no sign of the tire running low and they thought it was a defective tire.

- Palm Dale, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 232004

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,949 miles
While traveling on the highway on January 23,20 04. At approximately 60 mph, the tread on the front passenger side tire separated, resulting in complete destruction of the tire. On March 23, 2004 while driving at the same speed, the tread on the rear driver side tire separated, resulting in tire failure. Hercules, terra track, R123, LT245/75R16, the tires had only 17,000 miles on them. The first incident occurred with no warning. The vehicle jerked and pulled to the right. The tire was inflated but the tread in the center was gone. The second incident occurred while in motion. A loud noise was heard, the vehicle swerved across the lanes. Tread wrapped around the axle. The tire didn't go flat. The right rear tire was out of shape and had to be replaced. (terra track R123)

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 022003

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving with the cruise control on the passenger side front tire tread separated. 40 percent of the tread was left.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 112000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

Tread separation on my Goodyear Wrangler rt/S LT245-75R16 load E. contacted Goodyear customer service however they stated nothing is wrong with those tires. Tires are on a Dodge Ram 2500 hd, diesel. Discovered flaw when after noticing the tire was low on air. (tiresize: Lt24575R16)( dot number: Tire size: Lt24575R16 )

- Loretto, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 212000

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00.046; consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway and suddenly driver's front side tire exploded. He was able to pull over to shoulders. Goodyear, LT245/75R16, there were no injuries. Right rear tire tread had separated from rim. There were two tire tread separations. Goodyear LT245/7516. There were no injuries.

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 122000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
I had two tire problems on my truck, one right rear one left rear while cacing my camper. The left rear lost its tread, but the tire held together. The right rear lost its tread, and also distructed causing the wheel to lock up and scraping away part of the wheel. (tiresize: 255/85R16)( dot number: Tire size: 255/85R16 )

- Westminster, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 162000

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Orignial equipment on 1998 Dodge, 2500 the 10 ply tires, tire size P24575R16. While driving vehicle it experienced a vibration due to all tires' tread separated which may have caused a crash. A tire dealer inspected the tires, and determined that tread separated. Two of the tires are experiencing tread separation.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

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