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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,464 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 steering problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #167

Oct 012016

Ram 2500

  • 52,000 miles


I have been having a problem that is know as (the death wobble ) when driving at 50 miles per hour or higher when hitting a bump in the road the truck vibrates so bad the you have a hard time controlling it.this has been happening since 2014. I have changed numerous parts in the steering to solve this problem to no avail. When will there be a recall on this issue before someone is killed.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #166

Nov 072016

Ram 2500

  • 126,000 miles
Driving about 65 mph hit a bump on interstate and truck shook violently and almost hit concrete wall. Had track bar bushings replaced that was supposed to be the fix just to have the same thing happen again two weeks later taking me off the interstate once again. Not sure what to have done next before it kills me or someone else!

- Flushing, OH, USA

problem #165

Feb 182008

Ram 2500

  • 10,000 miles
I have had to replace numorous front end suspension and steering components,3 steering gear boxes, all front end steering parts, pitman arm, all steering components twice and both left and right axle shaft ujoints 7 times total and I have to do them again.the entire steering needs to be replaced again and I am seriously thinking of selling truck do to it is a money pit since day 1 when I purchased it brand new from brookfield motors.this truck is the 4th doge I purchased new and I am loosing faith in truck is all stock, no modifications and have been told by dealers that my truck was an early production model, so I ended up with all junk /trial parts.I know there is a updated gear box which I cannot afford and upgrades to all other components I cannot afford.please if you can help me out in any way, it would be appreciated.I cannot take a risk of even selling this vehicle because it is just not safe.I have been stranded on the roads 3 times due to steering issues and other times I caught it before getting towed.the front end is garbage, please help in any way possible.I have reciepts but can not send them on computer due to I am not computer savy

- Three Rivers, MA, USA

problem #164

Mar 312016

Ram 2500

  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle shook uncontrollably. The contact mentioned that the steering wheel was difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the diagnosis was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #163

Jun 202016

Ram 2500

  • 144,000 miles
My truck started shaking uncontollable after hitting a pot hole on instate at 75 miles hour, it has done this 3 times since, I have it in shop now but they dont want to pay for it, I have life time warranty on this vehicle, it shuck me all over the road, very scarey with my daughter and grandson in vehicle, im told its the death wobble, I need help please.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #162

Mar 212016

Ram 2500

  • 210,000 miles
Two years ago, while driving at low speed on a city street, the right tie-rod ball joint broke and the tie rod dropped and wedged into the right front tire. Brought me to an abrupt stop and swerved the truck into the curb. At the time, I was not aware of a recall. I fixed it. Since then, the front transmission blew up. I replaced the whole front end. The right tie-rod broke on the new front end. I fixed it again. The other day, the right wheel bearing seized and the brakes failed. I was travelling at 65 mph towing a flatbed trailer. Bringing it to a stop provided me with some maalox moments. I've had enough and am getting rid of this truck before it kills me.

- Tallassee, AL, USA

problem #161

Feb 012016

Ram 2500

  • 86,000 miles


Between 65 mph and 75 mph, there is a "speed wobble" which in April 2015 caused the right front tire to explode and shred (damaging the right front wheel well and ripping out the ABS harness). Feb 2016 this "speed wobble" which has been present since purchase (Sept 2014) has finally caused the steering box to be faulty through the rapid back and forth action of the pitman arm via lower steering linkage. Thus causing the steering box to rapidly leak fluid which reduces power steering capability to zero, and causes hydro-assist braking to have zero functionality. If the power steering fluid reservoir is not filled every 30 min of drive-time, all functionality of the power steering and hydro-assist braking is lost. This "speed wobble" is a known issue with the style of steering linkage that is installed oem on 2003-2008 Ram 2500/3500 my's, which is neither acceptable nor sustainable.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #160

Jan 052016

Ram 2500

  • 200,200 miles
If we hit a small defect in the road, the truck begins shaking violently and becomes hard to steer until we have significantly reduced speed. This happens on any road surface and has occurred on interstate hi-ways at legal speeds of 80 mph before., fortunately in light traffic that day.this could cause a severe accident if it happens at the wrong time and place. Problems was at first occasional and has become much more frequent. We use this truck to haul a heavy, loaded horse trailer. Or did, but now don't feel safe doing so.

- Utopia, TX, USA

problem #159

Dec 272015

Ram 2500

  • 74,257 miles
In motion on hwy at 55-60 mph coming out of a right turn. Right side tires entered a dip in the road and heard a metal bang sound. Truck began to rock from side to side, up and down violently causing loss of steering control while the whole family screams. Braking made it worse. Coasting to below 50 mph corrected the rocking. Found the electronic sway bar hanging loose below truck. Suspension bracket for sway bar was broken at rear bolt location and bent down. Dealership states left front ball joints need replacing also and may have contributed to loss of control. Dealership said nothing is covered under previous recalls 11V350000 or 13V528000. $3400. Estimate.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #158

Dec 142015

Ram 2500

  • 407,000 miles
Driving about 70 mph straight on a highway. Hit a small bump in the road. My truck started shaking violently. Had to slow down to keep control of my truck and make a complete stop to stop it from shaking.

- Sulphur Springs, TX, USA

problem #157

Jan 152012

Ram 2500

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while the driver was driving at approximately 50 mph, the front driver's side of the vehicle shook violently without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Fillmore, CA, USA

problem #156

May 132015

Ram 2500

  • 65,787 miles
Death wobble that's resistant to repair.

- Mayfield, KY, USA

problem #155

Apr 112015

Ram 2500

  • 80,000 miles
Driving down the road at 65 mph pulling and the right tie rod came apart and we headed into oncoming traffic. We were able to pull over without an accident. The Dodge dealer told us that the left tie rod in trucks of our same year and model were under recall, but not ours. We had to repair it on our own. The left tie rod is now bad on ours but lucky we were told about it during a tire rotation. Dodge says that our truck isn't covered even though the same year and model trucks are.

- Auburn, WY, USA

problem #154

Apr 032015

Ram 2500

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While having routine maintenance performed on the vehicle, the service technicians made the contact aware that the vehicle was leaking from the rear end. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the pinion needed to be sealed. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that the failure recurred shortly afterwards. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the yolk needed to be replaced as well as the rear axle pinion nut. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #153

Jun 012015

Ram 2500

  • miles
According to VIN recall search in June 2015, there are 3, possible 4 "recall incompletes" on the truck, NHTSA recall #'s 09E001; 13V-528; 15V-313, and/or manufacturer recall #'s H46; N62: R25 respectfully, plus possible aftermarket pitman arm recall. No accidents or failures dealer says manufacturer is only releasing limited amount of supplies per dealer and they cannot reorder till current stock is installed. Dealer says they have to wait till others ahead of me have their work completed and they are having issues getting customers to make appointments. For some reason, I keep moving down the recall list instead of up the list. Seems unreasonable to take so long for these recalls, some of which are 2 to 6 years old.

- Esopus, NY, USA

problem #152

Sep 162014

Ram 2500

  • 150,000 miles
After hitting a small bump in the road the stearing wheel shakes so bad you must stop I have almost been hit several times there is no control of truck until it stops or almost stops. I have heard it called the death rattle is there a reason this problum has never been fixed I have read several complants this !!!!!

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #151

Sep 242015

Ram 2500

  • 209,519 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 30 mph, the passenger side tie rod fractured. The contact swerved to the side of the road and was able to come to a stop. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was awaiting repairs on the driver side tie rod. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 209,519.

- Huntington, TN, USA

problem #150

Jun 162015

Ram 2500

  • 110,000 miles
All of a sudden my brakes failed could not steer correctly and I lost control of the truck slamming into an oncoming vehicle. It felt like I was steering to go straight and the steering wheel just turned on its own. Now I have a $2800 bill to pay the body shop and I need to get my steering box replaced. I would like help with that. And most important I need these recalls done once I get my truck out of the body shop. My only request is that when I bring it in to the dealer I would like them to also fix my steering box at no charge.

- Gillette, NJ, USA

problem #149

Nov 202012

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 64,900 miles
Nov. 2012 I bought my 2007 Dodge Ram truck 2500 for $21,000 soon after, we realized it had some front end problems. I took it for a front end alignment the following month - which did not improve the front end steering looseness, vibration and "clunking". I took it into a large, local tire/ front end service business for an evaluation. The first thing they told me is what everyone was telling me, " these Dodge trucks are known for bad front ends". they did however, then tell me that the truck would need almost $1,000 worth of work to make it right. I did not have them do the repairs because I could not afford it, I had been told by so many that this was normal for Dodge trucks and I thought I should get another opinion later. The truck has three open safety recalls on it. I took it to our local Dodge dealership so the service writer could look at the front end (came out to the parking lot and looked at it) she said that it did need steering recall repairs. I asked that parts be ordered for that, plus airbag for the third recall. She said she didn't have any parts, "the manufacturer only sends us a few parts a month so whoever is on the top of the list will get a call when the parts are available". I left my name/number. When I bought the truck it had 64,650 miles and now, three years later only 67,900. I drive it only locally because I don't trust it, the steering is unpredictable, loose, clunky and has too much play in the wheel. When getting up to 50 mph or so, it vibrates also. I want this truck to be included in the Chrysler/Dodge buy back plan or the class action suite brought by the owner of a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 for the "death shake" at higher speeds. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Weyers Cave, VA, USA

problem #148

Aug 182010

Ram 2500

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the tie rod fractured without warning. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) on four separate occasions. The dealer replaced the tie rod all four times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred approximately every 20,000 miles. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Bloomer , WI, USA

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