definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,931 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 122008

Ram 2500

  • 95,600 miles


Front wheel bearing failure, 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 2wd slt quad cab. 96,000 miles. During front pad inspection, noted how difficult it was to turn left front wheel hub. Had heard something while driving previous day that sounded like a bearing going out. Then inspected right side, it was worse, free spin with grinding noise like it had no grease. After some research and the shock of how expensive the replacement parts are, I discovered that there was a recall for later years (2007) to replace these hubs for lack of grease. For these bearings to fail at this mileage is ridiculous on a part that can't be serviced. I am in the process of replacing both hubs for obvious safety reasons. I will be calling Dodge on Monday to see if they would care to help me.

- Yellow Jascket, CO, USA

problem #3

Feb 242004

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles
With normal driving the upper and lower front ball joints went out of my truck within the first 60,000 miles, then 20,000 miles later I am having to replace a lower ball joint again in addition to a wheel bearing/hub assembly. In talking to other Dodge owners and the shop that did my repair work I have found that this is a very common problem with Dodge trucks, in fact the ball joints were back-ordered when I had them repaired the first time. Worn out ball joints make the truck unsafe to drive and cause uneven wear on tires - meaning that I keep having to replace tires as well.

- Greenwood, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 012007

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,125 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 40 mph, the front end of the vehicle dropped and the passenger side front wheel bearing malfunctioned. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they replaced the hub, brake caliper, ABS sensor, and brake shield. The VIN was unknown. The consumer stated there was a loss of control as a result of the wheel dropping off the spindle. Updated 11/26/07

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 102006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 had a recall listed in the local newspaper for front wheel hub and bearing unit replacement. The contact stated the recall in the newspaper was for year 2006 Dodge Ram. He had repairs done for lower ball joints, tie rod ends replaced, wheel bearings replaced for the right front wheel, and a wheel alignment. The contact felt that this vehicle should be part of the recall due to the repairs he had done for the front end of his vehicle. The current mileage was 96318. Updated 03/30/07.

- Tustin, MI, USA

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