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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,152 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #62

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 #61

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 #60

Jun 062016

Ram 2500

  • 57,000 miles
Experienced severe/uncontrollable "death wobble" after running over pothole on frwy. At 70-75mph. Occurred South of tucson, AZ. And 6-7 times again on way to dallas after a road imperfections was encountered. Had to keep speed below 65mph and reduced air in front tires to mitigate severity of resulting wobble. Each time the wobble occurred I had to quickly reduce speed to below 30mph to regain control of truck. Dodge dealership in dallas, tx. Determined the upper and lower ball joints in front end were bad and replaced them. The vehicle had less than 57K miles. Cost of ball joint replacement ~$1K.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #59

Jul 022015

Ram 2500

  • 250,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle bottomed out erractically without warning. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front coil springs failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 250,000.

- Luling, LA, USA

problem #58

Oct 202015

Ram 2500

  • 90,000 miles
Typical very scary death wobble after hitting a bump while making a curve at 60 mph. Has happened more than once.

- Ten Sleep, WY, USA

problem #57

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 #56

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 #55

May 132015

Ram 2500

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

- Mayfield, KY, USA

problem #54

Apr 182015

Ram 2500

  • 40,000 miles
There seems to be a huge problem with Dodge front ends it seems that the buy back is 08 and up and my 07 has the same problem. I have replaced the tie rod ends and the steering linkage(however I didn't get paid because I do not have the reciept anymore)and the problem still occurs I am just wondering why 07 is not part of the buy back?

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #53

May 052010

Ram 2500

  • 32,000 miles
Front end started shaking violently after hitting a bump on freeway, was uncontrollable until slowing down to 30 on freeway.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #52

Jan 152014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Reference the below complaint, and others: Date complaint filed: 03/02/2015 component(s): Power train, suspension date of incident: 10/01/2014 NHTSA id number: 10691476 driving approximately 50 mph on winding two lane country road, while executing curve to right, after passing over a slight bump in the road, front suspension entered what is commonly called a " death wobble". steering quickly became ineffective, braking was diminished due to loss of firm contact between front tires and road surface. Wobble is regenerative in that it continues to get worse until vehicle speed is reduced to 15-20 mph. I was unable to precisely control direction of travel, crossing into oncoming lane before reducing speed enough to regain control. Vehicle shakes so bad as to dislodge items from the dash and console pockets. This event repeated several times at a particular spot on my way to work, where there was an irregularity in the roadway on a straight section of paved two lane road. Behavior was the same as described above. The last even was while pulling a twenty two foot trailer on a major interstate, while negotiating a right hand curve on a down hill merge lane at freeway speed of approximately 60-65 mph. Again I was unable to maintain my lane of travel and a crash would have resulted if any other traffic had been near me! definitely a safety issue! local dealership assured me a new steering damper would cure the problem. (it didn't) I eventually fixed the problem myself by researching what other owners had done online (there is a lot of info on this issue!), and replacing the pitman arm, drag link, tiered, and adding a steering shaft stiffening brace. The drag link, tiered and tiered ends were a mopar part kit. Much heavier construction than the original part. Response to a known issue? this issue makes the truck nearly un drivable.

- Coltons Point, MD, USA

problem #51

Oct 012014

Ram 2500

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle experienced severe shaking on the front end and would lose steering control. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. Also, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Wellsville , UT, USA

problem #50

Jan 312014

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My truck violently shakes when you hit a bump at approx. 55 mph or greater. It also wanders and is very tough to steer when the vibration starts. It seems to be consistent to thousand of other complaints bye Ram 2500 owners I have read about online and watched videos regarding there "Dodge death wobble" nightmares with the trucks. I recently consulted with the dealer and they offer a steering linkage "upgrade kit" for approx. $1200 installed. From what I have researched is the kit doesn't always fix the problem. I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 with only 55,000 miles on it that I will not drive over 55 mph. It terrifies me when it shutters so bad. I cannot believe a $45,000 truck new priced is undriveable over 50 mph due to the ungodly shaking. I don't know how this has escaped recall with millions of owners complaining and making you tube videos and posting on forums about the "Dodge death wobble." Its so unbelievable that I paid over 30K for a truck and it only has 50,000 miles on it and cant be driven over 50 mph!! please look at some of the "Dodge death wobble" videos on you tube and tell me how that cant be safety issue.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #49

Oct 112013

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
In 2007 I purchased a new Dodge Ram big horn 4X4 cummings diesel.I pull a 2-horse bumper pull trailer about 12 times a yr, haul a few things in bed, truck has light use.being a career mechanic I am particular about maintenance, truck is garaged,1/2015 only has 38,000 mi.took to dealership in 2013 for tie rod end recall, told me all was ok, no parts needed.during a 300 mi.round trip pulling trailer/horses 10/13, I noticed some wandering, upon return took to dealership for check and tire rotation which was also due.immediately noticed wandering was worse going home, took back again, they rotated tires again(probably back how they were),added wheel weight, still wandering, tired taking in with no tires Oct 2013, ruled out tire problem as cause.noticed wander more with trailer.for peace of mind took back 1 more time before horse trip Oct.2014, told all ok even thou still wandering.started weaving also during trip, felt uncomfortable about stability there and back.a few wks ago taking to dealership for oil change/weaving check, while on local paved road truck pulled sharply to right, pass.mirror smashed into sign, $530 bill.lucky I kept truck on road!right away took to front end shop, didn't feel confident with dealership.they found front end parts worn, needed replacement, tie rod ends, track bar bushings, drag link and ball joints!on a 38,000 mile well maintained truck that didn't haul or pull heavy loads!ridiculous!search found thousands of complaints for this issue, many people put in dangerous life threatening situations, people may have died from this failure.main cause seems the engine is too heavy for weak inferior parts with poor design.Dodge takes no responsibility and ignores issue while consumers pay millions in repairs and unknowingly risk their lives.Dodge needs to recall these dangerous vehicles!fixes are there but should not be at consumers expense!

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #48

Jun 122009

Ram 2500

  • 38,000 miles
Violent shake in front end after going over bridge tires bouncing no control had to slow down to 25 mph to stop it changed shocks stopped problem for a few months but kept coming back its called the"death wobble".

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #47

Mar 182014

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 137,429 miles
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 - while driving approximately 50 mph the truck wheels go into what is referred to as the "death wobble" as it's described as both front tires are bouncing up and down like a basketball. The driver has very limited steering control while this is happening resulting in a serious automotive accident. There was a recall on tie-rods but the dealership did not replace the defective tie-rods. I took the truck to a local garage specializing in front wheel alignments and tie rods. This is extremely dangerous and Dodge should be held responsible and liable for this defective design and part.

- Jessup, MD, USA

problem #46

Nov 212013

Ram 2500

  • 83,587 miles
I was driving along the interstate around 65mph and hit a small bump in the road and all of a sudden my vehicle started wobbling all over the place. Had my wife and 5 month old baby in the car and finally was able to pull off the side of the road, but while doing that almost sideswiped a few vehicles and semi truck. I believe I was lucky with this. I have heard there is other people who has similar incidents to mine.

- Chatom, AL, USA

problem #45

Aug 192013

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
I went to the dealer for a state inspection. I was told that the front end steering parts needed to be replaced as it wasn't strong enough for the truck. I asked if it was recalled as it wasn't strong enough. They said no, and the only way they could correct with their parts was replace the whole system. (they would have gotten a part from a outside parts house to replace the one bad part). I believed them and had the whole system replaced for over $1100. It was the replaced system evidently that has been recalled. I have contacted a dealer closer to my winter home for the recall. I have been waiting for over two months for them to contact me that the parts were in. At the original time of me checking I was told the parts probably were not even made yet. Repeated checking is to no avail. I am told they only receive about one part ever two weeks, and they had my info and would call me. The problem could cause a crash! with the winter we have had, and we do plow with this vehicle, it should be a priority. They were contacted January 7th and we are now into March. The time has pasted on when this should be done.

- Bowdoin, ME, USA

problem #44

Feb 232014

Ram 2500

  • miles
I received a recall notice in the mail and took my truck to the dealer who preceded to tell me that it did not apply to my truck, so when my 16 year left the dealership 2 days later she was driving down the road and it started shaking uncontrollably and she heard a snap and lost control of the steering and hit a guardrail and wrecked, if not for the guardrail she would have went down a six ft embankment and been injured. She had just driven on the interstate and if she had been on it she probably would have died. I do not appreciate the dealer putting my daughter in this kind of danger, when I contacted them about this they said well, we are only sent 1 every 7 days and they are 30 people in front of you. This excuse is unacceptable and my child could have been killed. I had to pay $933 for repairs and I expect to be reimbursed for these repairs.

- Gaffney, SC, USA

problem #43

Oct 152013

Ram 2500

  • 170,000 miles
I bought an extra clean 07 2500 4/4 megacab 6.7 in June of this year.had upper and lower moog ball joints, tie rod ends and rods where needed, plus new damper at 169K mi.put a set of new shocks on the other day, truck is factory height, but has 285S instead of 265S.just today it went into a death wobble on a wet concrete interstate after hitting a very small pot hole on left.I was runnin about 70 and damn near lost it.luckily there was nothing on shoulder cause I couldn't keep it in my lane. Thank god my wife or daughters weren't driving! help!! I dread testing it again after someone claims to have fixed it, since it took 6 mos. To show up and only seems to happen at dangerously high speeds. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sul.Spgs., TX, USA

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