hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,489 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 wheels / hubs problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 022015

Ram 1500

  • 189,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 5 mph, the front driver side wheel hub assembly fractured. The failure caused the front wheel, brake rotor, and brake caliper to separate from the vehicle. The contact also stated that the brake lines fractured. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Previously, the front passenger wheel hub assembly also fractured. The vehicle was repaired at that time. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 282016

Ram 1500

  • 78,000 miles
I was driving 40 mph (normally 55 as it is a downtown corridor) down a main highway in my area, where there was on-going road construction and felt a slight "shimmy" and then a drifting, similar to hydroplaning. I exited off the highway, onto my pre-planned exit and drove another mile or so. I was then going around a traffic circle (in a bearing curve to the left), at approximately 15-20 mph, and began to feel a hard "shimmy". within seconds, it progressed to a lurching and shaking...as I watched my rear drivers-side wheel and tire spin around in the road/traffic circle behind me. I pulled to the side of the road and discovered that the rear drivers side of my truck was sitting on the rotor. The tire was approx 25-30 feet behind me, and all 5 lugs were found at the location that I entered the traffic circle.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #9

Sep 252015

Ram 1500

  • 15,484 miles
Severe noise in rear pinion area, possible damage to rear differential; from previous problem when rear pinion nut backed off causing rear pinion flange & drive line to fall out of the rear end. This occurred less than 300 miles after incident associated with conformation number 10763197. As well as I forgot to mention this at the time of filing the other incident, when in the middle of the road I was unable to move the vehicle forward due to a locked differential, we had to push the vehicle in reverse to get it safely off the side of the road, if I hadn't of had help I wouldn't have been able to move the vehicle safely to a safe location to wait until road side assistance arrived. I had complete loss of controlling the acceleration speed of the vehicle. The same part issues were associated with prior and latter year recalls, 13V038000, 14V796000. I was lucky with my son to have not been on the freeway if the drive shaft had fallen out at faster speeds, it could have caused a bad crash to my vehicle, or another person who would have been behind me in the same lane due to a loose drive shaft.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #8

Apr 162015

Ram 1500

  • 140,000 miles


The wheel hub separated from my 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 due to the wheel bearing seizing up and exploding from the spindle assembly.

- Stillwater , OK, USA

problem #7

Oct 062014

Ram 1500

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, a loud noise emitted from the front end of the vehicle causing a vibration in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the hub assembly was fractured and the wheel began to separate on both sides. As a result, the hub assembly and wheel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and refused to provide any additional assistance since the vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign: 10E040000 (wheels). The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Dunellon, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 162014

Ram 1500 6-cyl

  • miles
My family and I were driving home a few days ago when suddenly the steering wheel jerked hard left while the front end of the truck started sliding into oncoming traffic. I corrected the wheel but it was so loose that we fish tailed the other direction. The steering wheel was violently whipping back and forth as I tried desperately to gain control. Finally the truck straightened out and seemed to be functioning normally after the near catastrophic accident. The following day I took the truck and it started screeching like dragging metal under the drivers side floorboard. I got out to see if anything was dragging from the truck, but didn't see anything. I made it home but it was screeching off and on. The next day when I jacked the wheel off the ground to check under the car I found that the wheel was very loose. I started doing some research online to diagnose the problem and I soon found two recalls for my truck. The first recall was a faulty left tie rod assembly and another was an unreliable wheel hub assembly. I called Chrysler Corp. To get my truck fixed but I was told that it was not part of any of the recalls. I verified that my truck was on both recall lists and she agree while explaining every vehicle in that particular production wasn't recalled.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #5

Feb 062013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles


On 2/6/13, at 5:30pm, while driving on the interstate, out of nowhere the truck started to shake violently pulled to the left, tried to brake (not working) driverside wheel sheared off the truck.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 242012

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
On February 24, 2012, I heard a grinding noise from left front wheel. Took it to repair shop, when truck lifted the entire front left wheel was shaking and about to fall off. This vehicle has 55,600 miles on it. Regular maintenance has been performed on it every 3000 miles or sooner if maintenance needed. The hub assembly had to be replaced at a cost of $303.95. I was told that had this not been taken care of, there was an extremely high fact that the wheel would of fallen off while traveling at any speed.

- Carencro, LA, USA

problem #3

Sep 212011

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. While the vehicle was parked at an independent mechanic for a tire rotation the mechanic stated the lug nuts could not be removed due to rust. The lug nut caps swelled and the wrench the vehicle was equipped with would not fit over the lug nuts. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the warranty would not cover the repair cost. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000. Updated 11/08/11 the decorative cap, over the lug nut is was too large due to the inside lug nut rusting. The factory lug nut wrench won't fit the lug nut. Updated 11/14/11

- East Liverpool, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 192011

Ram 1500 4WD

  • 49,800 miles
I just bought the truck a week prior to the first time this happened. I hit a small bump in the road going about 55 mph. When I hit the bump the whole truck and the steering wheel began to violently shake. I could not control the truck. It felt like the front end of the truck had broken and was coming apart. I hit the breaks and it finally stopped shaking when I got down to about 30 mph. I pulled over and got out and looked around the truck, and I found nothing wrong with it so I slowly drove it back home. Had it looked at the next morning and was told since it had only done it once that I shouldn't worry about it. It has been about 3 weeks since the first time it happened, and it has done it 5 times now. I took it to the dealership where I bought it and let them look at it, and they said they could find nothing wrong that everything looked like it was supposed to. 2 of the 5 times it has happened on the interstate while I was going about 65-70 mph and had to slam on my breaks in traffic to slow it down to try to get it to stop before I lost control of the truck, almost causing the driver behind me to hit me. I have done alot of research on the issue and found that lots of people are having this same issue with the same trucks and they are calling it a "death wobble", yet nothing has been done about it? I am scared to drive my truck on the interstate now because im afraid that has the potential to cause serious damage to my vehicle and others on the road if I lose control of the truck when it starts the violent shaking. This is a very dangerous problem, and I feel like there should be something done about it asap.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

Mar 162010

Ram 1500

  • 30,093 miles
Experienced strong vibration in front left side of vehicle, as though driving on rumble strip on highway. Speed was irrelevant, anywhere from 25 mph and above. Felt as though it was a locked caliper or other wheel/brake issue. Brought to dealership where truck was always maintained, and after their inspection, they find nothing. This was March, 2010. Experienced same vibration intermittently throughout summer of 2010. Vibration became a common occurrence. At times it feels as though I was driving on the rim. In November, 2010, brought to another dealership for same complaint. They find front axle shaft requiring replacement, which was covered under powertrain warranty. Also found was front hub and bearing requiring replacement, which was not covered under warranty. This failure appears to be the subject of 2006 model year recalls.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

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