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1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 022002

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Original equipment tires are too small for the capacity of the vehicle causing premature wear and the front wheel bearings to be replaced. Original equipment is P235/75 R15 mts should be P235/75rxl.

- Worth, IL, USA

problem #12

Dec 012001

Ram Van 1500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumers vehicle ran into a trailer on his property and ABS was defective, also brake drums were rusted, dealership was aware of problem. Consumer stated that headache bar and fuel tank, tires, fuel filter, steering stabilizer, front shocks, rear shocks, air filter, rear axle seal and fluid, rear transfer case seal and U-joints in rear drive shaft failed and replaced.

- Tower Hill, IL, USA

problem #11

Jul 042001

Ram Van 1500 4WD

  • miles
Tire shreded at highway speed. Distroyed wheel and nearly lost control. (dot number: 377 tiresize: P265/75R16)

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 302000

Ram Van 1500 4WD

  • miles

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

Tire size is LT265/75R-16/C. the tire failed while returning from omaha with my wife and 8 month old son. I have digital pictures of the tire and truck that can be sent over E-mail. I have contacted pirelli and they want me to send the tire along with estimates to fix the truck. I spoke with nadine calderwood at 1-800-243-5105 ext 387. She did not seem to care if anyone was injured or not and seemed to be exactly like her title a risk manager. The tires have aprox 20,000 miles on them. I was driving 75 mph and the truck had a slight vibration I checked tire pressure when we stopped and visually inspected the tires. After we filled with gas the vibration was no longer there. After our second stop the vibration returned and then the tread separated with a violent crash destroying the entire side of the truck and causing the truck to almost loose control and shake violently. I understand that a large tire co like pirelli has to watch out for their best interest however they should put the customers well being at the top. I would appreciate any information you have about other pirelli tire separations that have been filed. Thank you. (dot number: Chw8gp4419 tiresize: 265 75R16C)

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #9

Sep 181999

Ram Van 1500 4WD

  • miles
As I was turning the corner the right rear tire which was fully inflated came off the truck & I went around the corner on 3 wheels. I had it towed to ralley Dodge & they said that my extended warrenty wouldn't cover the damage.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 012000

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Our front drivers side tire is wearing uneven and making a thumping noise.( dot number: Vd tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Northport, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 012000

Ram Van 1500

  • miles

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

Our front drivers side tire is wearing uneven and making a thumping noise.( dot number: Vd tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Northport, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 142000

Ram Van 1500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Tire exploded, loosing its tread that damaged sheet metal & undercarriage of pu. Speed was 65 mph, tire pressure 75#. explosion tore out fuel filler hose & damaged fuel sender. Sheet metal and wheel shroud damage.( dot number: Tire size: 145/75R16 )

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #5

Mar 232000

Ram Van 1500 4WD

  • miles
Tread seperated from casing, caused extensive damage to truck( dot number: B72K511X50 tire size: 245/75-16 )

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 082000

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
Consumer was experincing excessive tire wear prior to recall notice 99V-322. Nlm

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 251999

(reported on)

Ram Van 1500 Diesel

  • miles

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

No summary

- Mauldin, SC, USA

problem #2

Oct 151998

Ram Van 1500

  • miles
No summary( dot number: )

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

May 211998

Ram Van 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck vibrates between 30-67 mph. Dealer has changed the torque converter, drivershaft, replaced ring and pinion, yoke, bearings and seals. Truck has burned 1/2 qt of oil per 1000 miles since new.

- Hebron, IN, USA

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