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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,111 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 012007

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Dodge Ram 2500. Consumer states that the both front tires had a slow leak. The consumer was told that all 4 rims were cracked.

- Deforest, MS, USA

problem #8

Jun 062007

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles
Rims for 2001 Dodge Ram customer states the 4 mag wheels rims have major cracks and wants to be reimbursed for rims*

- De Forest, WI, USA

problem #7

Sep 152006

Ram 2500 4WD Diesel

  • 126,000 miles
I filed a complaint with NHTSA recently and have not heard back from you. I did not write the number down so I am filing this complaint again. My husband has a 2001 Dodge diesel that we bought in 2002. We went to put new tires on the truck and totten tire would not let us leave with the truck without putting new rims on it. They said the rims were dangerous. 3 of the 4 rims have cracks up to 3/8 inch wide, one has 10 cracks. I believe the rims are defective. The tire place said they have never seen rims like this before. I am attaching a picture for you to look at. I am very concerned that more Dodge trucks have this problem. If one of these rims would have broke apart going down the highway we could have been killed. I contacted daimler Chrysler about this and they are doing nothing to reimburse me for the $700 we had to pay for rims. They said the warranty had expired. Rims should not fall apart in 4 years time. The VIN # on his truck is 387kf23651G8xxxxx. Please let me know if you can do anything to help me, and perhaps save other people from this same problem. I am concerned that if the rims on the Dodge Ram diesel pick ups are all cracking this badly many people may be injured. I will mail copies of the cracked rims with a copy of this complaint for your review. Thank you for your time. Updated 12/15/06.

- Hemlock, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 152005

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The consumer is experiencing a problem with the rims. The rims are cracking where the bead of the tire meets the rim. The consumer contacted the manufacturer and no assistance was provided.

- Middlesex, VT, USA

problem #5

Apr 032005

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 55 mph vehicle started to pulling to one side. Had stopped vehicle, checked out tires and noticed that right front tire was losing air, like a slow leak. Put air in tire and started driving, but tire continued to leak. Arrived home, took closer look, and discovered that aluminum alloy rim from manufacturer, had a crack that caused the leaking problem. Checked other rims and they were also cracked. Had not taken vehicle to dealership.

- Frankfort, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 202004

Ram 2500

  • 60,000 miles
The aluminum rims on three of the wheels were splitting and cracking along the sides. The consumer contacted the dealer. The dealer will do nothing to remedy the problem.

- Loon Lake, 00, USA

problem #3

Oct 282004

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • miles

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

Consumer complained about alloy rims on 2001 Dodge 2500 vehicle. One of the vehicle's rim cracked releasing the air in the tire.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

May 062004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The tires kept losing air. When a tire repair shop replaced the tires they noticed that bead on the edge of all four rims cracked in 6 places, and will not hold air. There was no sign of impact damage. Dealership was contacted, but provided no assistance because warranty expired.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #1

May 082001

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's son was driving at approximately 50 to 60 mph and vehicle drifted off on side of road, 6 to 8 inch drop, which caused right rear rim to bend, resulting in right rear axle breaking. A private mechanic informed consumer that axle did not fuse together properly.

- Oxford, NC, USA

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