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

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #33

Mar 132013

Ram 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 4 mph and making a turn, the power steering assist failed without warning. The steering wheel became difficult to turn and caused the contact to crash into tree. There was no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was driven from the scene and taken to an independent mechanic where the power steering pump was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000...updated 05-09-14

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #32

Jan 092014

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering ) in January 2014. The contact attempted to have the vehicle repaired but the dealer stated that parts were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Evening Shade, AR, USA

problem #31

Feb 232014

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle unexpectedly veered into a left lane as the contact lost control of the steering. The contact stopped the vehicle and discovered that the front passenger's side tie rod was fractured and both front wheels were abnormally collapsed inward. The manufacturer was contacted in regard to NHTSA campaign number 13V528000 (steering) but the contact was advised that the failure was not covered under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 79,000. Updated 03/25/14

- Greenland , NH, USA

problem #30

Aug 142013

Ram 3500

  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph or more, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 13V528000 (steering) however, the remedy part would not become available to perform the repair for a year. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #29

Dec 312013

Ram 3500

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently which caused difficulty in maneuvering the steering wheel. NHTSA recall campaign id number 13V528000 (steering) was related to the failure, the VIN was included; however, the dealer refused to repair the vehicle for an unknown reason. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,00.

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #28

Dec 202013

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) had surpassed a reasonable time for repair. The dealer was contacted and stated that the part was not available for repair. The manufacture was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Athens , WV, USA

problem #27

Jun 282013

Ram 3500

  • 100,000 miles


Truck steering and suspension shake when traveling over bumps or traveling at certain speeds. Multiple mechanics have explained that the entire front end of the truck is unsafe. After finding that this is such a common occurrence with Ram trucks, it seems that the issue has been covered up by Dodge as they will not assist in the cost to replace the faulty geometry that causes sloppy steering components. They recommended that I replace the tie rod and damper, and yet they recommended replacing it with a completely upgraded part that will be very expensive to fix. I also can not get this part because it currently has a recall on the part, so I am stuck without being able to fix my truck.

- Lookout Mountain, GA, USA

problem #26

Jul 102013

Ram 3500

  • 90,000 miles
TL - the contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that when turning either left or right, the front end of the vehicle would make a popping sound without warning. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number 13V528000(steering ) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact received the recall notification in November of 2013. The manufacturer was notified of the failure where they stated that parts for the recall would approximately be available in may of 2014. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 109,000.

- Readydille, TN, USA

problem #25

Nov 122013

Ram 3500

  • 169,000 miles
Heard noise coming from the left front wheel area so took it into a non Dodge dealership and was told that my tie rods on both sides were completely shot and needed to be replaced. I was told by Dodge that they had a kit to replace both sides because it was a known problem but that there was no recall. Had pretty much the whole front steering done. The technician who worked out it said it was so bad that my steering could have gone out at any minute. That is really terrifying since I have a family and we tow a trailer with quads. To top it all off Dodge Chrysler said they will only possibly reimburse me for the part but no labor since a Ford dealership did the work even though I called Dodge ahead of time and there was no recall. The report date on NHTSA says 11/6/13 so I am confused why Dodge didn't know it was coming since apparently several people did on the internet.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #24

Feb 112013

Ram 3500

  • 90,000 miles
The right front tire, a general ameritrac 235/80R/17, which is the original spare tire that was put on just a couple of months before, started to shake. I went to local tire store to get a new one installed. They did not have any so I was on my way home. Its about 8 miles each way to this store from my home. On the way home, this tire blew up like it had a bomb in it! the disintegrating tire destroyed my running board, fender flair and dented the trucks fender.I didn't have a spare, so I used the trucks tire tools (another issue)and took one of the rear duals off of the back and put in on the front to get home.after a trip to the tire store, they would replace or adjust this tire, so I had to buy a new one.well just the other day that tire started to shake too.after running 70 mph on the interstate, and having tire issues with the same general tires, I was quick to get off an exit ramp to see what was making my truck shake.I quickly noticed that the left front tire was coming apart like the other one had I did the same as before, I took a dual wheel off and put in the steer position.this tire was coming apart and I caught it before it blew too. Upon removal I about fell over when I seen a bulge in this tire on the inside where the tread and sidewall meet. This bulge was the size of a large grapefruit!these tires have 16/32 tread when new. The one that was coming apart still has 13/32 tread.barely worn. The dealer has offered to pro rate the tire.thats ok. But what about the damage the other had done to my truck" I guess im out of luck?"these general tires obviously have safety issues that need looked into. The tire dealer and general tire (and myself) are lucky there weren't any injuries as when the first tire blew at 50 mph, I had my hands full keeping my truck under control. Had I had my trailer behind me with a load on it going 70 mph, there would have been one hell of a wreck.

- Americus, GA, USA

problem #23

Jan 012013

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 131,995 miles


I was driving at 60mph and hit a bump and that's when the front end started to shake so bad I had to stop and get out to see if I had a flat but now after doing my own research on a lot of forum a lot of the Dodge Ram have what thayer call the death wobble and it does scare U to death when it happens! Dodge has always had weak front end so on there big trucks! to much engine too light of a front end! very few Dodge 2500 and 3500 owners get 100,000 miles of them before parts have to be replaced (ball joints and sway bars) I love my Dodge but hate the weak front ends! I do have video of the shake. Thanks

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #22

May 072012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 80,800 miles
I was driving on the ih 45 service in houston, tx. Without warning the right tierod end fell off. This caused the truck to make a hard left turn hitting a metro buss. It was towed to clear lake Dodge where I purchased it. They say they no responsibility in this matter please let me know if you have any knowledge in this.[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- So. Houston, TX, USA

problem #21

Apr 022011

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 65,000 miles
I was driving and hit a bumpy place in the road and the whole truck started shaking uncontrollably. I had to stop on the freeway before I could get it under control. We took it to the dealership where we purchased it and they said there is nothing wrong with it. We have since done research and found this problem to affect alot of these vehicles. To those that experience it we call it "the death wobble" because there is nothing you can do except stop and hope you don't get into an accident.

- Ten Mile, TN, USA

problem #20

May 012010

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the vehicle wobbled when he drove over a bump at 50 mph. The vehicle wobbled uncontrollably until the contact decelerated to a very low speed. The contact purchased and installed a steering dampener to remedy the failure. The failure recurred approximately two years later. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #19

Apr 022012

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2007 Dodge Ram 3500. Consumer states vehicle shimmied to the point where the consumer had to pull over the consumer discovered the entire front end of the truck had come apart. The consumer took the vehicle to a certified alignment shop, but was informed there was nothing wrong with the alignment and the tires were properly balanced. After doing some research, the consumer discovered there were other owners that experienced the same problem and no recall had been issued. The consumer stated the problem was known as the "death wobble". through additional research, the consumer found an upgrade kit for the problem at a cost of $ $859.79. The consumer stated he recently received a recall notice in the mail, regarding the left tie rod and believed the problem was more than a tie rod.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #18

Feb 012012

Ram 3500

  • 95,000 miles
Death shake! I was driving on highway, @ 65 mph hit brake in bridge, truck shook uncontrollably had to slow down and pull over to get it to stop, it caused me to shake myself, if it doesn't kill me, I may have a heart attack that's how scary it is ! which alot of you out there already know. Dodge needs to address this immediately! what's worse is my son was in the truck and there was a semi behind me, its amazing how we weren't rammed by the semi! I bought this truck to haul horses, that wont happen until this problem is fixed! so therefore it defeats the purpose of buying this quite expensive truck!

- California, KY, USA

problem #17

Sep 212011

Ram 3500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact without any warnings the front end of the vehicle started to shake violently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to have it diagnosed and they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle had been left with the dealer a total of four times and they were unable to repair the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 140,000.

- Blumer, WI, USA

problem #16

Dec 212011

Ram 3500

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge 350. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked violently while driving over a bump at 65 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage was 67,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ferndale , WA, USA

problem #15

Jan 112012

Ram 3500

  • 58,876 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that as he attempted a left turn at 5 mph, the driver side tie rod snapped, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the dealer inspected the vehicle and advised that the complete tie rod assembly would need replacing. The contact refused repairs and the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic where the contact was awaiting repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,876.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 102012

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 56,000 miles
Today while pulling into a parking stall I had a catastrophic steering failure. The drivers side steering tie rod stud fractured where it bolts into the knuckle. The tie rod dropped between the tire and suspension causing loss of steering control and the left wheel was no longer connected to the linkage. I searched several Dodge enthusiast forums and it seems other owners have experienced similar failures. This truck was serviced approx 2 years ago at a local Dodge dealership and the entire steering linkage was replaced because of loose and knocking steering when turning. The incident today required me to have the truck towed to my residence pending research and possible repair. This vehicle has not been involved in any situation where the steering linkage would have been damaged. I inspected the broken stud and it appears to have had a catastrophic failure of the metal. Any direction or assistance would be appreciated.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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