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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,086 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 drivetrain problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 232015

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


While traveling on the highway, when I'm at highway speeds and I hit a bump in the road the entire front end of the truck shakes and bounces uncontrollably until I slow to around 50 mph. I have had ball joints, tie rods, shocks and steering stabilizer replaced, plus new tires and multiple alignments performed. My master mechanic said non of this will remedy the issue. The Y type steering setup is the problem, the dealer told me it needs to be updated to the 09 steering but it's not covered under recall. Yet you can no longer even buy the Y steering from the dealer the will only sell you the 09 T style. How is this ok? I do not have $265 to pay for just the parts never mind labor, because the P.O.S. transmission needed replace "$7500" like every other 47re in the world. Also 3 out of my 6 seat belts no longer retract or they get stuck halfway out and it takes 10 minutes to get it to work. I would like to at least have the steering and seat belts addressed asap. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #7

Apr 202015

Ram 3500

  • 54,000 miles
Axle broke and took out transfer box and stearing linkage while driving normally down the freeway.

- Phelan , CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 062014

Ram 3500

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated and the suspension was unstable. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering); however, the parts were unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date as to when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 052014

Ram 3500

  • 17,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated while driving down a hill at approximately 40 mph, the transmission erroneously shifted into low range. The failure caused the vehicle to suddenly decelerate and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the gear shifter was faulty. The gear shift was replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Normandy, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 042013

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contacted stated that he powered down the vehicle and shifted into manual transmission when he noticed that the key was partially hanging from the ignition switch. The engine then independently restarted and erroneously accelerated, crashing into another vehicle. There were no injuries. The contact re-entered the vehicle and removed the key completely from the ignition however, the engine continued to operate. The contact then disconnected the battery and the engine finally powered down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the central computer was replaced. The contact informed the manufacturer of the incident. The failure mileage was 117,000. Updated 1/14/14 the consumer stated one day the vehicle started up by itself while it was parked outside in the driveway. The vehicle hit the consumers other vehicles, and pushed them side by side. The consumer heard the noise and immediately jumped into the truck to try and turn off the ignition, but it was not on. He put the clutch in and took it out of gear, but it just revved up more. The horn was blaring and smoke was boiling out. He turned the vehicle off, by opening the hood and disconnecting the battery. Updated 01/16/14

- Dufur, OR, USA

problem #3

May 022011

Ram 3500

  • 51,250 miles
A vibration occurs when driving at highway speed (above 65 mph) seems to lighten up at 75 mph but does not disappear. The vibration feels to be coming from the rear of the vehicle. Tires were rebalanced and rotated with no cure. New tires were purchased, rotated and rebalanced twice with no cure. I have found several complaints on the internet for this same issue. The following are similar complaints that have posted on websites concerning this vibration. Dodge seems to completely deny all knowledge of this problem. A small list of the websites with complaints listed are:,,,,, please help to get Dodge to recognize and repair this problem which could be potentially fatal if the vibration causes a vital piece of equipment to loosen, fall off and cause a serious accident.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 122011

Ram 3500

  • 59,436 miles
The contact wanted to use the following complaint that was emailed to NHTSA. Shift cable on 2007 Dodge Ram big horn edition comments: My husband and I recently had our Ram serviced the plastic yes plastic clamp holding the shift cable either broke or fell off the cable came to rest on the muffler the heat from the muffler burnt the cable and caused it to snap I feel this is a design flaw and a possible safety hazard what if this happened while my husband was driving? also a plastic clamp could easily break again and we would be subject to another costly repair I got in touch with Dodge and they will not assist I was told that there are a lot of plastic parts on vehicles I was also informed that the plastic clamp was damaged and therefore they could not help with a reimbursement I am angry now that Dodge basically wouldn't listen to my concerns so I decided to write NHTSA all I can say is if this happens again and my husband and/or I are hurt or worse as a result Dodge will be face a lawsuit just stating the facts. The failure mileage was 59,436.

- Twin Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 182011

Ram 3500

  • 170,000 miles
2007 Dodge cummins 6.7 diesel 6 speed manual transmission 4X4 front housing of transmission shattered while driving highway speeds only 2 bolts left holding transmission to engine pull long flat bed trailer if transmission had come all the way off truck would have rolled and death would have occured.

- Pearland, TX, USA

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