really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,200 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 302005

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,400 miles


The consumer stated that on 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab the passenger side rear wheel broke off from the axle while driving at a 38-40 mph. Consumer was driving on a straight highway when the rear end slid to the right and out underneath, and ended up on the opposite side of the road in the grass, traveled East bound and ended up West bound on the other side of the median. The truck had not been to the repair shop, and has not been removed from the impound yard. Consumer had a set of new tires put on the vehicle a few months ago. They were Goodyear Eagle ls. Tires. Consumer S had not contacted the dealership or manufacturer.

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 132004

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
Experienced rear axle shear with tire still intact to the axle hub on 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 qual cab. Vehicle has approx 22,000 miles on it and had previously been repaired (axles and suspension components replaced) by a Dodge/chrylser facility. Turning left into a residential neighborhood the right rear tire sheared off at the axle hub and the result was loss of control of the vehicle. No personal injury as it was a low speed turn but it did result in damage to the vehicle. Chrysler has not agreed that it was a defect, workmanship issue although they admit there is no evidence of side impact to that wheel.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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