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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,407 miles

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 012004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


A few months ago my truck started to make noise that sounded like metal rubbing. I got it to the shop and they say it's the front left bearing and hub. I only have 53,000 miles and an extended warranty. However, the warranty will only cover the front bearing on a front wheel drive vehicle. My truck is rear wheel drive but the front bearings are not covered? why not, don't you need all of them to drive the thing. So it's now going to cost me $300+ to fix the left bearing. Any they say the right one will need to be replaced soon also. What a waste, on both the truck and the warranty. This is the 3rd time it's been in the shop in 3 years. They have previously replaced the power steering component and the brake cylinders.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 132004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,035 miles
Wheels bearing going out at 39,000 miles. No off road use, abuse, no wet conditions. Warranty 3/36 expired back in August of 2004. Bought the extended warranty and to my suprise the front wheel bearings were not covered under the plan. These wheel bearings are sealed units. These bearings are not made to be serviced. This is a dealer item and dealer cost is $322 for for both sealed bearings and hub assembly. Total cost of parts and shop labor and turnpike Dodge was going to be $524.

- Miami, OK, USA

problem #3

Jul 152002

Ram 1500

  • miles
The front left wheel bearing retaining nut backed off. The nut is the plastic insert self locking type and it did not stay locked. There is no cotter pin installed for safety.

- Grant, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 082002

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1500 quad cab, brake failed at 50-60 mph. There was a grinding noise. Dealer determined that bearings on right wheel were grounded to dust, no grease was visible.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 012001

Ram 1500

  • miles
Our fleet is having numerous failures of the front wheel bearings, I'd like to discuss this before the failure causes an accident.

- Morrisonville, NY, USA

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