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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,333 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Owner Comments

problem #15

Mar 032003

Ram Van 3500

  • miles

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

The steering wheel turned halfway around while driving, upon inspection, consumer noticed the 2 bolts on the steering box were loose and 1 bolt had completely broken.

- Kelso, WA, USA

problem #14

Jan 312003

Ram Van 3500

  • 50,000 miles
While driving, consumer turned the steering wheel but tires did not turn. Thus, resulting in a accident. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Morgan, GA, USA

problem #13

Feb 152002

Ram Van 3500

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is difficult to steer, wanders all over the road. Dealer replaced steering box 3 times, did not remedy the problem.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #12

Apr 212001

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving on highway vehicle sways back and forth and hard to steer. Dealer contacted. The dealer replaced steering box and did an alignment three times, but the problem was not corrected.

- Ontario, 00, USA

problem #11

Dec 102001

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard a rattling noise under front of vehicle, while inspecting vehicle he noticed the lower control arm was rubbing on the driver side tire when turning steering wheel sharp to the left, dealer grinded off part of control arm, but it was still rubbing on the tire, dealer stated there was no remedy. Consumer also stated that the gear box was serviced.

- Casa Grand, AZ, USA

problem #10

Aug 202001

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle fishtails at 60mph, re-alignment, problem still exists, steering is difficult and dangerous, replaced gear box, now the steering wheel locks.

- Pomona, NY, USA

problem #9

Jun 132001

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500

  • miles

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

The power steering box and power steering hose failed and a bad connection in the steering wheel caused the airbag and cruise control to fail. Nlm

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #8

May 262001

Ram Van 3500

  • miles
Steering gear box defective/unsafe..seat belt retractor defective unsafe...evaporative canister defective per federal emmissions laws.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #7

Jan 012000

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Unable to control the vehicle due to excessive play/wandering in steering.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012000

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is about 3 to 4 inches of movement in steering gear box, making streeing box loose, and it wonders on road.

- Waslla, AK, USA

problem #5

Jan 222001

(reported on)

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While vehicle was being driven it would not go straight, but continously pulled to either right or left which has resulted in a collision. Dealer replaced steering box three times, and track bar, and steering pump, which did not corrected problem. Dealer replaced steering box 2 times, power steering was lost when brakes were applied.

- Chewelah, WA, USA

problem #4

Jun 202000

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
I have a continual problem with the steering on my new truck. It wanders going down the road at hiway speeds. You have to continue to recompensate for the drift in the steering. It is unsafe and according to other owners of the same model Dodge truck, they are also having problems with their steering. There are alot of posts on the turbo diesel register website on the web of others with the same problems. All Dodge will do is change the steering box and it does not help. We need some help getting Dodge to correct this problem. The dealer can only do what Dodge says to do, and we owners of these new thirty thousand dollar trucks are suffering with a poor driving vehicle that is unsafe to drive. Please try to help us as Dodge is not coming thru.

- Wagoner, OK, USA

problem #3

Jul 012000

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Steering wander is a problem that many of the Dodge diesel owners are experiencing, I am reporting this issue in hopes that with numbers we can get some help getting Chrysler to step up to the plate to repair a known problem with a know fix

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012000

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Steering wander is a problem that many of the Dodge diesel owners are experiencing, I am reporting this issue in hopes that with numbers we can get some help getting Chrysler to step up to the plate to repair a known problem with a know fix

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202000

Ram Van 3500 4WD Diesel

  • miles
I have a continual problem with the steering on my new truck. It wanders going down the road at hiway speeds. You have to continue to recompensate for the drift in the steering. It is unsafe and according to other owners of the same model Dodge truck, they are also having problems with their steering. There are alot of posts on the turbo diesel register website on the web of others with the same problems. All Dodge will do is change the steering box and it does not help. We need some help getting Dodge to correct this problem. The dealer can only do what Dodge says to do, and we owners of these new thirty thousand dollar trucks are suffering with a poor driving vehicle that is unsafe to drive. Please try to help us as Dodge is not coming thru.

- Wagoner, OK, USA

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