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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,926 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 steering problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #53

May 192015

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

Ignition will not crank. We have 2 keys for it, neither works the first time. Takes 10-30 minutes to get the key to turn. I have seen there are recalls for ignitions for the same year, make and model as ours. Our VIN does not come up as having the recall.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #52

Apr 112015

Ram 3500

  • 117,000 miles
Loaded at 18000 lbs gvw while towing a tandem axle trailer the vehicle died. Upon losing all electrical power the engine died causing the loss of power assisted brakes and power assisted steering. Fortunately the speed of the vehicle was around 5 mph. I'm 6 foot tall and over 200 lbs and I was unable to steer the vehicle to the side of the parking area. Upon leaving the vehicle I immediately smelled electronics burning. I opened the hood and immediately disconnected the positive post of the totally integrated power module (tipm). I then removed the tipm to find a hole burnt through the side and the circuit board covered with black soot. I had the vehicle and trailer towed to corbin ky where there were no Dodge dealers willing to work on a vehicle of this size. Nor would they store the trailer for me while conducting the repair. I choose to have the vehicle and trailer towed over 600 miles to my home in Michigan. I called my local dealer whom took the VIN number to order an new one. After over 2 weeks waiting on the tipm (which turned out to be remanufactured) the truck is still not operable. If I had been traveling at interstate speeds with a loaded vehicle I likely would not have survived this incident. Prior to this happening I had many issues with the lighting on the truck. The low beam on the passenger side would be inoperable while the drivers high beam is the only one that would work. Also, the taillights would stop working on one side and the turn signals would flash quickly. Not seeing this as a huge safety issue I simply took it the dealer to reflash the tipm. After getting it back with half the lights inoperable, the ac didn't work anymore. Now the vehicle is worthless and all sense of security and safety is gone. I can no longer confidently take my family anywhere in this vehicle.

- Fort Gratiot, MI, USA

problem #51

Mar 242015

Ram 3500

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while making a right turn at approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:13V528000(steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Red Lion, PA, USA

problem #50

Jul 232014

Ram 3500

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel started to shake violently. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it diagnosed that the front end and the tie rod needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Seeley Lake , MT, USA

problem #49

Feb 132015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering) and 14V817000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed were unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Roy , WA, USA

problem #48

Nov 112014

Ram 3500

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall notice. While driving approximately 72 mph, the vehicle began to shake nonstop. The dealer stated that no repairs were needed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Chandler, OK, USA

problem #47

Jan 162014

Ram 3500

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Powell, WY, USA

problem #46

Aug 132014

Ram 3500

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 6 mph down hill, the steering became difficult to maneuver. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000 (steering). The vehicle was towed to the local dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Sprind Towm, TX, USA

problem #45

Jan 082014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The contact stated that he was made aware that parts were not available as a result repairs were unable to be performed for the recall. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #44

Dec 182013

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V528000 (steering) and stated that the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hookstown, PA, USA

problem #43

Jun 252014

Ram 3500 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before June of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact had not experienced a failure...... updated 08/05/14 updated 08/19/2014

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #42

Jan 082014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact was concerned for his safety since the parts were still not available in order to repair the vehicle under recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle has not exhibited the problem. The vehicle current mileage was 155,000.

- Richmond , TX, USA

problem #41

Apr 222010

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 42,015 miles
The motor suddenly died and the windshield washer started spraying, the windshield wipers started operating and lost power steering. I finally coasted the truck into a vacant lot and stopped. Smoke was boiling from under the hood. I opened the hood and found the fuse box(tipm module) smoking. I rushed to my tool box for tools and at that time the truck motor started cranking and trying to start even with the key out of the ignition. Luckily the truck was not in gear and I finally got all battery cables unhooked from both batteries. Also the horn was honking intermittently as if the theft alarm was activated. As of today (6-9-14) this has happened four (4) times.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #40

Jan 062014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received NHTSA recall campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts would be available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the recall repair would be performed. There were no failures at this time.

- Corryton, TN, USA

problem #39

Jan 062014

Ram 3500

  • miles
We received a recall notice for the truck in the beginning of January 2014 concerning the left tie rod and the potential fracture of the left ball stud on the tie rod. We called our dealer, [xxx], right away and were told to call back the following month as they were too busy with other recall repairs and would not make an appointment for us. We called back the first of Feb and made an appointment to have the truck repaired on Feb 14. When I drove to the dealer they just looked at it and said it did need repaired and said they would put me on the list. I said that we were told it would be fixed. They said they had to order the part and it would be a couple of weeks. After 3 weeks we called them and they finally told us that the parts that Chrysler ordered did not fit and that they would be ordering new parts. The following month we called the Chrysler hotline and could get no answers. We asked it we should not drive the truck. The woman said "I did not say that" and that was pretty much all she would say. She did say that we could have it fixed on our own and send the bill to Chrysler and that they were slow to pay, 60 to 90 days. We called the dealer again and they said they could not fix it and we could take it to our own mechanic. They advised not driving the truck. No more notices have been received. We paid $40K for this truck used and we haul horses with it. We need it. We took it to our mechanic. He said the complete design of the steering linkage was "mickey mouse" and he could not believe they used a steel tube in lieu of rod steel for the main steering rod. He said he ordered some replacement parts for the left side but they would not fit into the remaining pieces. He said it looks like the entire thing needs to be replaced. He said he is not sure how to proceed with it. We are desperate and need the use of this truck. Please help. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Winchester, OH, USA

problem #38

Jan 082014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received a recall letter for NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The contact was very concerned for his safety since the parts were still not available in order to repair the failure. The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. The current mileage was 128,000.

- Tubac, AZ, USA

problem #37

Mar 242014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while traveling over a road bump, the vehicle careened out of control and crashed into a tree. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the tie rod had failed. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the parts for NHTSA campaign number 13V528000 (steering) were not available. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #36

Mar 122014

Ram 3500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the driver's side tie rod became fractured. The contact attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) but was informed that the parts were not available and would not become available until the end of April 2014. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in November of 2013, there should have been a remedy available before March 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The vehicle was not repaired due to parts not being available. The failure and current mileage was 130,000.

- Peculiar, MO, USA

problem #35

Dec 272013

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer advised that part was not available to complete the required repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and provided an unreasonable estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Woodburn, OR, USA

problem #34

Dec 102013

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000 (steering) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer advised that they were only receiving one recall kit per week. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

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