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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,513 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Apr 292012

Ram 2500

  • 31,782 miles

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

Driving on hwy880 North bound just past 238 junction pulling my boat. My boat weighs approx 7000#. I had just merged onto the highway and I was going about 50mph when I noticed a severe vibration. The vibration got worse and all of a sudden a huge piece of tread separated from the rear drivers side tire. I can say this because I saw it fly past me in the lane to my left. Following the tread separation the tire exploded and my truck started to fishtail. I was able to signal and make my way to the right hand shoulder. The tire had 3/4 of the tread missing and had a huge hole in the sidewall. I was able to remove tire and replace with spare. When the tread detached it did some damage to the rear quarter panel. The 2 sidebody support rods in the wheel well where completely torn free. Also the wheel well trim was completely torn loose. The metal behind the tire in wheel well was crushed up against the underside of the bed. I brought tire back to 4wheel parts and was told it was just a blowout and that they can be pretty nasty sometimes. I purchased another tire from the same manufacturer. Move forward one year to 5/4/13 I have another tread separation while traveling on highway. This time it is the right rear tire. Speed is approx. 60mph tire starts to vibrate badly. I immediately start to move to shoulder from number 3 lane when tread separates from tire I see it pass me in right lane. This time the tire does not burst. I replace tire with spare. There is expensive damage to wheel well area. Crushed metal, bent and detached support members and the tread when it detached flew up a long the passenger side of vehicle and left deep scratches in paint and black tire marks. Returned to 4wheelparts and was told to contact cooper tire. I am currently waiting for complaint package from them. Purchased a new set of 4 tires from 4wheel parts. They gave me credit for 2 defective tires and made me pay for other 2.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 302012

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
On a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 three of the five stock Goodyear Wrangler rt/S 245/75 R16 tires have been voluntarily replaced by the manufacturer for sidewall separation. The fourth tire blew one week ago while towing a light boat (2000lbs) at approximately 65mph. I was able to maintain control, but I had my wife and two children aboard and am upset that the same problem has occurred repeatedly due to an admitted manufacturer error. The tires have less than 45,000 miles on them and the replacements are showing minute signs of sidewall separation with less than 10,000 miles. To replace these tires would cost approximately $800, $1000 with the spare. I feel endangered by the reputation of the tires and truly feel that the product that I have paid for has fallen woefully short of expectation, while operated under very light workloads and very low mileage. I feel it is the responsibility for Goodyear to provide a safe and quality product that meets the demands of a load range E tire.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #19

Sep 062009

Ram 2500

  • miles
Sunday September 6, 2009 at 11:30 am, I was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 pulling a small 6X10 single axle trailer at 60 miles per hour on highway 79 loop in taylor, tx. I had a cooper 265/75/R16 M+T tire on the passenger front with tire pressure of 50 lbs. The tread separated from the tire, but the tire never lost inflation. The tread damaged the panel under the passenger door, dented the front passenger fender, the plastic front bumper cover was torn loose, and the inside fender covers and mudflap was torn loose. I retrieved the tire tread from the road and have the inflated carcass in my possession. No injuries to myself or my wife. I am a professional driver by trade working for smith county Texas road & bridge department.

- Palestine, TX, USA

problem #18

Sep 192006

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Traveling North on interstate 75 in manatee county. Pick-up truck began to fish tail, causing several vehicles to swerve to avoid accident, followed by loud banging noises at left rear of truck. Pulled over to skirt of interstate and observed a great amount of damage to right rear quarter panel; and the rear passenger side tire devoid of its tread but still fully inflated. Drove truck with tire tread missing of interstate (approx. 5 miles) and replaced tire with tread separation with spare tire. Waiting for response from pro comp/cooper tire company to rectify damage.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #17

Jan 232004

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer stated that on 23 January 2004 while driving vehicle started to go all over the road. He pulled to the side of the road, and found that the right front tire had completely separated due to tread pealing off. Then on 3/23/04, another tire did the same exact thing, the tire separated just like the first one. Hercules tire, LT245/75R16.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #16

May 122002

Ram 2500

  • miles
Tire blewout while driving vehicle. Goodyear, Wrangler, ht P235/75R15.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #15

Dec 012001

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumers vehicle ran into a trailer on his property and ABS was defective, also brake drums were rusted, dealership was aware of problem. Consumer stated that headache bar and fuel tank, tires, fuel filter, steering stabilizer, front shocks, rear shocks, air filter, rear axle seal and fluid, rear transfer case seal and U-joints in rear drive shaft failed and replaced.

- Tower Hill, IL, USA

problem #14

Jul 042001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Tire shreded at highway speed. Distroyed wheel and nearly lost control. (dot number: 377 tiresize: P265/75R16)

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 251999

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
The correct tire size LT245/75R16. Local dealer confirmed tire failure but was unwilling to replace tires or work out a suitable exchange. Wrote email to mfgr on 10/26/00, they in turn down played the problem saying no problems with the tires. Have read several times in the local new since that there are problems and they are not acknowledging. Both tires have large seperations in the side walls. I have since replaced all four tires with another brand and did not feel safe with Goodyear products after the experience. (tiresize: LT245/75R1)( dot number: Tire size: LT245/75R1 )

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 011998

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
While checking air pressures, found crack in sidewall about four inches long parallel to tread and about 2 inches from edge of rim. On further inspection found another tire with similar crack about 1 inch long (dot number: MK11 tiresize: LT245/75R1)

- Hayes, VA, USA

problem #11

Oct 302000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles

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

Tire size is LT265/75R-16/C. the tire failed while returning from omaha with my wife and 8 month old son. I have digital pictures of the tire and truck that can be sent over E-mail. I have contacted pirelli and they want me to send the tire along with estimates to fix the truck. I spoke with nadine calderwood at 1-800-243-5105 ext 387. She did not seem to care if anyone was injured or not and seemed to be exactly like her title a risk manager. The tires have aprox 20,000 miles on them. I was driving 75 mph and the truck had a slight vibration I checked tire pressure when we stopped and visually inspected the tires. After we filled with gas the vibration was no longer there. After our second stop the vibration returned and then the tread separated with a violent crash destroying the entire side of the truck and causing the truck to almost loose control and shake violently. I understand that a large tire co like pirelli has to watch out for their best interest however they should put the customers well being at the top. I would appreciate any information you have about other pirelli tire separations that have been filed. Thank you. (dot number: Chw8gp4419 tiresize: 265 75R16C)

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #10

Sep 181999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
As I was turning the corner the right rear tire which was fully inflated came off the truck & I went around the corner on 3 wheels. I had it towed to ralley Dodge & they said that my extended warrenty wouldn't cover the damage.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 012000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Our front drivers side tire is wearing uneven and making a thumping noise.( dot number: Vd tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Northport, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 012000

Ram 2500

  • miles
Our front drivers side tire is wearing uneven and making a thumping noise.( dot number: Vd tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Northport, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 142000

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Tire exploded, loosing its tread that damaged sheet metal & undercarriage of pu. Speed was 65 mph, tire pressure 75#. explosion tore out fuel filler hose & damaged fuel sender. Sheet metal and wheel shroud damage.( dot number: Tire size: 145/75R16 )

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #6

Mar 232000

Ram 2500 4WD

  • miles
Tread seperated from casing, caused extensive damage to truck( dot number: B72K511X50 tire size: 245/75-16 )

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #5

May 101999

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
People in service dept. At dealership told me that my gear box and tie rod needed to be replaced due to an oversized tire (approx. 2 inches taller than factory tire) also due to the fact of using a lower gear to pull a trailer. The truck is an automatic.

- Granbury, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 251999

(reported on)

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • miles
No summary

- Mauldin, SC, USA

problem #3

Oct 151998

Ram 2500

  • miles
No summary( dot number: )

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires out of round.

- Thousand O, CA, USA

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