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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 1 of 4)

problem #73

Nov 142016

Ram 3500

  • 111,000 miles

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

As with many others on this web site, randomly after hitting a bump in the road my truck starts to bounce uncontrollably almost running of the road.I have to slow down to a crawl to make it stop.how many people have to complain for this to become a real issue.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #72

Aug 282016

Ram 3500

  • 74,200 miles
We bought the truck out of state from the Chrysler dealership in bonham tx and they claimed it was a low mileage truck, with no issues. It had been purchased new from them, all services done and then traded-in for a new truck. We asked to have an outside inspector check it out but was unable to locate one from the small town area within the allotted time they wanted us to pick it up. When we went to get the truck, it went for a short text ride and then completed paperwork and rushed out the door. We had assumed that the dealer did a complete overall inspection and repair of any issues with the truck. On our way back to ca the truck water pump had broke causing the serpentine belt to fall off and loose steering almost causing the truck to wreck. We towed it to a repair facility where they fixed the pump and told us that there may also be a transmission issue. So the next day we went to the closest Chrysler dealership to have it checked out. They ok'ed the trans and we purchased an Chrysler warranty (because of the low miles & year) since we had bought it from a dealer (in tx) the truck was eligible for 48K/4 yrs coverage. A few days (2.4K miles later) the "check engine light" came on. We asked our local dealer to check the truck out to see what other issues it may have. The code was for the cam positioning sensor (covered by the warranty) and the dealer found other items including: Needing new brakes all around, 4X drivetrain service, injector flush, air, fuel and oil filters that I have to pay for. The main issue: The front end with a bad steering box, tie rod ends and upper/lower ball joints need to be replaced. The Chrysler rep said it is an pre-existing condition and won't cover the parts/labor. Both the warranty issuing dealership and my local dealership told me they would not have sold the truck in that condition. Are these covered under a recall?

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #71

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 #70

Aug 042016

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,000 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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that the steering linkage assembly needed to be replaced at the responsibility of the contact; however, the VIN was included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000. Updated 09/23/16

- Robinson, TX, USA

problem #69

Jul 072016

Ram 3500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving 10 mph, the steering wheel became loose and failed to turn the wheels. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering linkage assembly failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 160,000.

- Dowling, MI, USA

problem #68

May 282016

Ram 3500

  • 135,000 miles
I am experiencing the 'death wobble' when I hit a bump in the road. Front of vehicle wobbles and shakes dangerously and only stops when I slow down. Happens when driving the vehicle on any street or highway. I read information about steering or tie rods/stabilization being ineffective on 1999-2008 model trucks. Can this be repaired/fixed and will the cost be covered by the manufacturer?

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #67

Jun 102016

Ram 3500

  • 86,444 miles

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

Had upper ball joints replace on my truck on 12-12-2014, passed Vermont inspection in June of 2015, took truck in for inspection on 6-10-2016, won't pass Vermont inspection because of upper ball joints, about 2000 miles were put on truck since repairs in 2014.

- Lyndonville, VT, USA

problem #66

Jan 062014

Ram 3500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering) and 15V313000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issues. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Cross Plains, TN, USA

problem #65

Dec 012014

Ram 3500

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel began to jerk from side to side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was a certified mechanic who replaced the power steering box, the power steering pump, the long arm, the short arm, and the pitman arms, and the stabilizer shocks but the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was not available.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #64

Oct 152015

Ram 3500

  • miles
I received recalls on my vehicle for air bag and steering linkage replacement. When I contacted the dealer to set up the appointment for the recall fixes. I was told they did not have both parts so the appointment was set for about 4-5 weeks later. When the vehicle was taken to the dealership the air bag recall was fixed but they refused to fix the recall on the steering linkage. They stated my truck had the "old Dodge part" so that was not covered. This part if fails will cause me to have no steering control. I had a Chrysler certified mechanic look at the steering part on my truck and he stated it was so bad he would be scared to drive the vehicle. So even though the steering part is bad to the point of being dangerous Dodge is claiming this is not covered under the recall. Why would I receive a recall notice?

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #63

May 292015

Ram 3500

  • 119,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle wobbled excessively. The contact stated that the condition of the vehicle was unstable as if the tires were going to detach and the vehicle was difficult to steer. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering); however, the dealer stated that the vehicle would only be repaired if the component was an aftermarket part and not an oem part. The vehicle was not repaired for the steering recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 119,000. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part to do 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 an air bag failure. The failure mileage was 119,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #62

Aug 242015

Ram 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. Without warning, the front driver side tire fractured while traveling approximately 40 mph. The steering wheel wobbled excessively and the vehicle was unstable when the failure occurred. The vehicle was unable to be driven and was towed to a repair shop. The mechanic diagnosed that the control arms and driver side tie rod fractured. The mechanic indicated that both tie rods needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering), 11V350000 (steering), 10E013000 (steering), and 07E009000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The failure mileage was not available.

- Webster, TX, USA

problem #61

Feb 022015

Ram 3500

  • 148,000 miles
Death wobbles

- Lodge Grass, MT, USA

problem #60

Aug 162015

Ram 3500

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving approximately 55 mph, there was an abnormal noise and the contact lost control of the steering wheel. The vehicle crashed into a barrier. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained an injury to the head that required medical attention. The passenger sustained injuries to the left hip and lacerations to the neck that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #59

Jul 012012

Ram 3500

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving at approximately 70 mph over a bump in the road, the vehicle began to vigorously shake without warning. The contact downshifted to slow the vehicle down. The failure recurred on several occasions at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V528000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the front passenger side tire had to be replaced four times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #58

Aug 112015

Ram 3500

  • 220,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving at any speed, the steering wheel would shake. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V528000 (steering), 14V795000 (electrical system), and 15V313000 (air bags); however the parts needed for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 220,000.

- Simmesport, LA, USA

problem #57

Oct 012013

Ram 3500

  • 92,000 miles
Trucked crossed over seam in roadway and started to shake ie shimmy so bad as to make it very difficult to maintain control of the truck I replaced the track bar with a new part problem still there.felt like might be on the right side so I changed the right tie rod end problem still there.I checked air pressure in tires still no relief from Dodge death wobble. Checked online found a ad for a steering box stabilizer ordered it and installed it seems to of had the most effect still has a slight wobble do not know what the final fix is.

- Anderson, CA, USA

problem #56

Jul 302015

Ram 3500

  • miles
I had received a recall notice N62/ NHTSA 13V-528. I called dealer numerous times to set up an appointment to have the vehicle checked. The dealer stated that I was on a waiting list for the part. It has been a few years and numerous calls later and the vehicle part still has not been checked and or repaired.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #55

Apr 242015

Ram 3500

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500. While driving at approximately 65 to 70 mph, the vehicle made a loud banging noise and was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the axle fractured at the transfer box and damaged the steering linkage. As a result, the transfer box, steering linkage, axle, and five sensors were replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the engine stalled without warning while towing a large trailer. The vehicle immediately restarted, but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Phelen, CA, USA

problem #54

Jan 022014

Ram 3500

  • 79,000 miles
My husband and I were driving down South padre island drive and the truck started shaking from the front end. My husband lost control of the steering wheel and could not control nor stop the shaking of the truck. He had to slow down and steer to the side of the road. We hit a small pole and the rear bed was hit. My arms and legs were pretty banged up and bruised, so I sought medical attention. Every since the incident happened, our truck has not been moved because it will not pass inspection due to the steering and losing control problem. The truck shakes real bad and feels like it is falling apart when this problem occurs. So therefore, it can not be driven because of this problem. We took it in to the Dodge dealership after it happened and they denied helping us and test driving it to see for themselves that the truck does start to shake and lose control while being driven. So every since this incident, our truck has been parked and my husband took it in to make some previous repairs and those repairs were and have been unsuccessful because the truck still does the same thing while either I am driving it or my husband is driving it or anybody else is driving it.

- Robstown, TX, USA

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