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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,498 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 wheels / hubs problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 092015

Ram 2500

  • 194,782 miles


I had a blow out while driving at 70 mph on interstate 95 in Virginia. I was on vacation, the tire has a 70K mile warranty and I had 44K miles on the tire. The tire blew out no warning, it sounded like a bomb had exploded. The tire blow out, knocked out my front right passenger side headlight completely, knocked the front bumper a loose from the right side fender, dented the right side fender and passenger door. Thank god I didn't lose control of the vehicle nor was another car traveling beside me.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #9

Jan 082013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 76,701 miles
The inner tread is falling apart at 6975 miles and 6 month. All the inner tread is cracked and breaking off.

- Ca, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 032012

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. The vehicle was being used to pulling a 2006 thor comfort trailer equipped with towmaster trailer radial tires, size: 225/75/15. The contact stated that while traveling 55 mph the passenger rear tire failed. The contact was able to merge onto the shoulder in order to install the spare tire. Months later, the front passenger side tire failed followed by the rear driver's side tire ailing three months later. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the failure was caused by under inflation and several other variants. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were unavailable.

- Willow Creek, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 062011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 96,000 miles


I was driving down the interstate at 75 mph, when a big bang happened and my truck started to drift as if I had a flat tire. After stopping the truck, I noticed one tire had the tread completely come off and had damaged the side of my truck severly. The tire was not flat, ,but had no tread left.

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 052011

Ram 2500

  • miles
While traveling on the highway I-90 one of my pro comp all terrain tires 33/12.5/R17 lost all the tread, oit peeled off like a retread (they are not re treads) they had about 50% tread life left on the tires and I had just checked the tire pressure as I was hauling a horse trailer. As the tread came off the tire it made a couple rotations and completely destroyed the side of my truck bed. I was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull to the side of the road. The tire still had air in it just no tread. The tread completely separated from the tire. I have read a number of posts on the internet with others having the same issue.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #5

Oct 152010

Ram 2500

  • 231,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 equipped with Goodyear Wrangler at/S tires, size was LT265/70R17. While the contact was driving approximately 65 mph, there was a loud noise outside of the vehicle and suddenly the rear passenger tire exploded from rim to rim. The contact drove onto the side of the road. The defective tire was replaced with the spare tire. The failure mileage was approximately 231,000. The dot number was 4bt6fddr3809.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 032009

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,500 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 quad St/slt. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle shakes violently while driving approximately 70 mph. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the front stabilizer rod at the cost of $1,000. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The dealer stated that the tires needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 109,500 and current mileage was 109,900. Updated 10/06/09. The consumer stated the tires were worn out on the outside only. Even when the vehicle had an alignment and the tires rotated the problem still remained the same. The fuel pump module was replaced. Updated 10/09/09.

- Hickory , NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 152005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Contact stated that the dealer rotated tires and tightened the lugs: Nuts improperly and caused the rotors to warp. Dealer said it was the driver's fault. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet.

- Lewisberry, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 062005

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
On July 6, 2005 the tire blew out without warning. There was no road construction or road damage. There was no accident. The tire was purchased new on July 1, 2005. The trailer that the tire was on was custom made by a manufacturer. The trailer is a two wheeled trailer. It was the tire on the driver's side that blew out. It is an enclosed tow trailer.

- Old Town , FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 152005

Ram 2500 10-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
All four tires developed flat spots which caused the vehicle to become unstable, and increased the risk of a crash. Manufacturer was notified by consumer.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

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