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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,099 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 222005

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


The consumer states at 45,000 miles the front upper and lower ball joints needs to be replaced. The cause has not been determined. Please provide additional information.

- Magalia, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 012005

Ram 2500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While the consumer was pulling out of a driveway the vehicle's clutch failed. The consumer stated that the sender unit for the fuel was not working and not covered by the warranty. The ball joints went out along with the clutch. At the 200 mile mark the rod which when pushed activates the clutch went out.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #9

Jan 052004

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles
Front end vibration, and vehicle will not pass state inspection. The front ball joints are defective.

- Ashland, MO, USA

problem #8

Jan 272005

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Had to replace both right and left upper and lower ball joints due to wear. The vehicle only had 40000 miles when the ball joint failed.

- Gallatin, MO, USA

problem #7

Dec 242004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 45 mph consumer heard a loud knocking noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Suddenly, vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Vehicle was taken to a body shop for inspection, and mechanic determined that both frontal upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced.

- Frankford, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 132004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took vehicle to dealer for alignment, and it was discovered that the upper ball joints needed to be replaced. Consumer was informed by dealer that the wheel was close to coming off. Dealer repaired vehicle at consumer's expense.......

- Lake City, TN, USA

problem #5

Dec 152004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,353 miles


1. stereing wheel would not center up, vehicle drove straight. Dealer said this is normal to compensate for torque, no warranty repair, took to a suspension shop for repair $ $1200 (see details below). 2. transmission shuddered in torque converter lock up. Delaer found no problems with transmission, but confirmed the problem. $ $2200 for new hd torque converter and hp valve body (see detail below) **accelerator stuck wide open while traveling down interstate, had to push hard on brake pedal to slow down to merge to shoulder, place vehicle in neutral and the engine revved to red line, shut down the motor. Motor would not start only crank. Dealer said the injector pump and controller awere bad, $ $3000 for reapair. Replaced ball joint 6/2002, replaced transmission 10/2004, replaced fuel injector pump 12/04. Sum total of repairs $ 6600.00.

- Meadow Vista, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 072004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Front upper ball joints are worn out and need replacing. Truck has never been used off road and most miles are highway miles. Dealer suggested I contact Dodge but when I did they refused any help. Later that evening isaw an article in the paper about Dodge having ball joint recalls on durangos and dakotas.this could be related and reported.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

problem #3

Feb 052004

Ram 2500

  • 27,000 miles
While driving at high speeds would shook, causing the driver to slow down. Consumer contacted dealership, and mechanic determined that upper ball joints wore out prematurely.

- Grover, WY, USA

problem #2

Jan 142004

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,740 miles
When the steering wheel was turned left or right there was a loud squeaking sound coming from the wheels. Dealer inspected the vehicle and found that the upper and lower ball joints were worn out.

- Gray, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252003

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle having alignment problems. Took vehicle to dealer, who diagnosed that all front ball joints have failed.

- Owenton, KY, USA

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