definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,014 miles

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 steering problems

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 092014

Ram 1500

  • 35,000 miles


Wife was driving done the rode at about 35 miles and the truck went dead, no power steering or brakes. Pulled it over and it started right up. Brought in to Dodge dealership and the replaced something in the computer and said it was fixed. I was driving it on the highway the next day and it died on me crossing the highway, semi truck almost killed me, put it in park and it started right up. Took it to the dealership and they said it was the spark plugs, dished out 225 dollars for that, said its fixed again. Did it again to my wife the next day with my kids in the vehicle. Brought it back in Dodge had it for two weeks, know there telling me its the fuse box module at 1400 dollars. Don't know what to do, talking to dealership manager about wife not feeling safe in the vehicle, she said electrical work is hard to find out what's wrong with it. Don't know what to do know, you spend 30,000 plus on a vehicle you would thing they Dodge or Chrysler would back there vehicles before someone gets killed with this truck.

- Butte, MT, USA

problem #11

Jan 272014

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 13V529000 (steering) and stated that the part needed was unavailable for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #10

Nov 062013

Ram 1500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that she was concerned for her safety since the parts were still not available to do repairs for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V529000 (steering). The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The vehicle had not experience the failure. The vehicle current mileage was 110,000.

- Waverly, IL, USA

problem #9

Apr 052014

Ram 1500

  • 53,000 miles


We were driving our 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 on a county highway when we heard a loud whirring noise. As we approached a downhill section and my husband took his foot off the gas the noise went away, but came back louder as soon as he put his foot on the accelerator. Instantly there was a big boom and the rear end of the vehicle locked up, the front end of the vehicle swerving with the back end jack knifing on the road while bouncing/bucking like motion given the tires felt as though they were also locked up. We could feel and hear something under the car bashing the undercarriage. There were no oncomers fortunately and my husband did manage to stop the vehicle just short of the guardrail and going over the ravine. The car was still half in the lane.. horizontal to oncoming traffic. He turned on the hazards and I jumped out, it was dark with no lighting on the road and hard to see until the car behind us stopped to see if we were ok and said our drive shaft had disconnected. We removed our 2 young children from their carseats, waited on the side of the road and the men tried to move the truck out of oncoming traffic but the tires were locked. We called 911 for the police to give our children a safer place to stay out of oncoming traffic and to provide direction to oncoming traffic as we had a tow truck come out to bring the car to the nearby Dodge dealership. The dealership looked at the car, informed us it was part of a recall but they didn't have the parts to fix it in stock. They did not offer an alternate vehicle to us and we are still awaiting word on what is happening at almost a week after this incident took place. For me the integrity of the entire drive shaft, undercarriage and all equipment/components of the vehile, tires which were showing signs of extreme wear and low on air are all now compromised.

- Hudson, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 202014

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Just bought this truck a few months ago and the rack and pinon steering rack is leaking and now has to be replace by the dealership.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 232014

Ram 1500

  • 47,000 miles
Leaving work, I attempted to turn at intersection and steering seemed to lock, then I was able to turn with great effort.took to dealership and was told rack and pinion unit had failed.at 47000 miles this seems to be a manufacturing defect that needs attention before someone is seriously injured.

- Muskogee, OK, USA

problem #6

Dec 042013

Ram 1500

  • 46,254 miles


I own a 2010 Dodge Ram slt. I recently had it in to have the rear axle pinion nut replaced and was told I have bad tie rod ends. At 46,000 miles I found this hard to believe. After further investigation it was accurate that my tie rod ends were bad. I replaced both tie rod ends at 46,000 miles. Then had to pay for an alignment of course. This is a huge concern for me because I Transport my children to and from school daily. How is it possible that at 46,000 miles my tie rod ends need replacement. This could have also led to my tires needing to be replaced at 36,000 miles even though they were rotated every 6 K. Chrysler has issued a recall for Ram 2500 and up for replacing the tie rod ends because of moisture and dirt that gets into the ball and socket. Maybe they should have included the 1500 as well.

- Brooklyn, CT, USA

problem #5

Jan 012013

Ram 1500 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Rear axle pinion nut recall - known to cause accidents upon failure - 4 cases already. Manufacturer acknowledged the safety recall in January 2013 and sent out safety recall notices to all consumers that the recall affects. I have called the local dealerships numerous times regarding the recall and they simply say that the parts are not available. Nine months after the recall notice distribution I contacted Dodge corporate to find out why the parts are not available and they state that Dodge has failed to secure a vendor to supply the product. This concerns me a great deal that Dodge puts the consumer in danger by not being responsible and making the repairs needed. This recalled part can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and injure themselves as well as others.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #4

Jul 122013

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The vehicle started making a grinding sound, then started jerking right before it abruptly came to a complete stop. Upon getting out of the vehicle to see what had happened, the rear drive shaft was disconnected from the truck and hanging down on the road. We then tried to put the vehicle in neutral and push it off of the main road we were on to a safer side road. The truck was completely locked up and would not move forward or backwards. Upon researching the problem, it has came to my attention that this is part of the safety recall that has been issued by Dodge.

- Macomb , IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 162011

Ram 1500

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the brakes and the steering wheel failed without warning. The contact crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and sent an investigator to further inspect the vehicle, but the investigator was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000 and the current mileage was 47,000. The VIN was not available.

- Tujunga, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 212010

Ram 1500

  • 700 miles
As I was approaching truck moving same direction in other lane (4 lane divided) it had a rack on top with metal siding on it not tied down cause the wind caught it a it came right into my path. I brake and steered right. And it was all over. I took it to dealer told them that it was not right they checked had not heard of any problems. Then it happend again doing 65 I was sideways into on coming traffic in split second and stopped within 150 feet if I had not counter steered as fast as anyone could. In both cases it would have rolled. Told dealer it should not be on the road. They wanted to test drive my rt truck and see if they could get it sideways I told them not on my insurance or without a test track and a wet skidpad and roll cage. Bottom line my truck is unsafe and have been waiting for something to happen. I do not drive it nowhere but work with both hands on the wheel and stability control off. I think the computer that senses a skid is not right like it made the wrong tire lock up. My truck has done it twice. Bet it can again if you want to check. Please get on this before some one is hurt or worse like I told the dealer. It could have been your wife and kids in the truck or on the road coming at a truck that was out of control and no fault of there own. I know how test for this problem.

- Riverton, KS, USA

problem #1

May 272010

Ram 1500

  • 2,209 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) city of ottawa has four (4) Dodge Ram 5500 units, bought in March 2010 with VIN numbers listed below, all have been plagued with steering problems which drifts at speeds over 70 kmh and is difficult to control when facing consecutive small bumps - so much that in my test ride I was afraid I could end up in the opposite lane of traffic and cause a head-on collision. My personal concern is that if new or inexperienced drivers face such steering, it could cause accident, damage or even fatality if it goes unchecked. Unfortunately the dealerships (southbank and capital Dodge) seem to have very little knowledge of the root cause and no capacity to do real analysis and testing on these units. Chrysler corporate has been contacted via 1-800 phone calls and fleet emails and files were opened on all our units but that has been the extent of their cooperation, and even the local service managers have not heard from Chrysler's engineering or the district service manager who usually tends to such calls. VIN# [xxx], city of ottawa's unit B5-3359, 4WD, at southbank Chrysler, test driven per above, deemed not safe at high speeds. VIN# [xxx], city of ottawa's unit B5-3360, 4WD, has been at capital Dodge, it has had some repairs done, and was also test driven and steered normally. Dealer has yet to share with us the details of the repairs or retrofits performed. We suspect steering box was replaced. VIN# [xxx], city of ottawa's unit B5-3358, 4WD, at southbank Chrysler, the steering box was replaced, and then unit was deemed acceptable. VIN# [xxx], city of ottawa's unit B5-3357, 2wd, although a few complaints from users re steering, but mechanics accepted the unit.

- Ottawa, 00, USA

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