pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
76,353 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. solution to vibration in the front steering wheel (2 reports)
  2. replace control arms and ball joints (1 reports)
  3. replace tie rod ends (1 reports)
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 102011

Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


My problem is one that many Dodge truck owners have experienced. The Dodge Death Wobble or Shake has plagued owners of these vehicles since the 1990's. My problem was solved by replacing the lower control arms and ball joints. Initially I replaced the rotors and pads and had the alignment checked. No luck! After checking the internet I found a blog that gave me the solution. Too bad Dodge didn't care enough to admit that the lower control arm bushings were under engineered for the application. All of the steering systems in the Dodge Pickups are marginal at best and a joke!

- , Plumas Lake, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 282014

Ram 1500 Big Horn 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles

I have driven trucks 300 thousnad miles without wearing out the tie rod ends, this one, the wheels had about 20 degrees of play......errrr

- , Keaau, HI, USA

problem #2

Feb 182010

Ram 1500 Bighorn Slt 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

Purchased 4 New firestones 20" before vibration, drove car to Daytona 500 (2000 miles) vibration beat me to death..highway 58-62 mph. Have had tires rebalanced,checked,rechecked,rotated 180 * rebalanced still have vibration at 58-62 mph, now have severe vibration if stomp on brakes at highway speed (steering wheel) now being told it may be ball joints/tie rods etc.Don't believe I have warped rotors (only occurs at certain speeds. Shocks??? only 55000 miles....never happened until I got the new firestones

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 282010

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,412 miles

I recently had the front hubs replaced since there was a defect through Dodge. Also, I had new rotors on the front put on along with new brakes. I was told there is a lot of slack in the driver side hub and just a little in the passenger side hub. I had new hubs put on at the Dodge dealership near me and I still feel a very bad vibration in the front end and the steering wheel of the vehicle. I was told that the 20 inch tires on the front didn't have any weights on the inside of the tire and they were put on and it still rides like crap. I was also told that the rear tires are wearing uneven(chopped out). I'm wondering is there a problem with the suspension on the vehicle I'm getting frustrated throwing money into it and only have had it a week. Also, could the tires need balancing and the vehicle need a front end alignment. Please some give me some great advice!!!

Update from May 15, 2010: I recently found out that the front and rear 20 inch tires on my Dodge Ram 1500 are chopped out on the front and the rear tires. By chopped out I mean that they're wearing unevenly from not being rotated along with the bad front hubs and not being properly balanced.

- , Ruleville, MS, USA

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