really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 102008

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


At 37,000 miles I lost control of my 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 truck and went off the road. I could not readily explain the reason but I assumed I had dropped off onto a low shoulder. After getting the body repaired I was told that the tie rods on my 2005 Dodge truck were "severely" warn and needed to be replaced. It was a condition that was not noticed by the dealers at the 30K or 34K service. There is a service notice on a improperly tightened nut but I am not sure if it is related. Steering is a safety system on a car. The change to permanently lubricated linkages is creating premature wear resulting in unexpected unsafe situations. Dodge should be required to cover steering in their warranty and extended warranty and/or return to a serviceable party. I believe these tie rods are inappropriately designed for this application and pose a serious safety risk to the occupants.

- Darnestown, MD, USA

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