really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,198 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 steering problems

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 9)

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problem #69

Feb 012013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • miles


I believe that my truck should be covered under Chrysler safety recall no. L16 when driving approximately 60 miles per hour or more, my truck has a vibration in the front end. I have taken it to different shops and have replaced the wheel hub and had the tires rotated and balanced. This has not solved the problem. Yesterday when I took the truck in to get an alignment done, the shop owner told me that they did not want to align it because there was a problem with the tie rod end. He did some research and found that under Chrysler safety recall no. L16, it states "model year 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 vehicles may have received the affected tie rod assembly as a replacement part during normal service". I believe that my truck falls under this category. I asked a local Chrysler dealership to run the VIN number for my truck to see if it was covered under Chrysler safety recall no. L16. They said no, it was not. I believe that considering the circumstances that my truck should be covered under this recall. Please advise.

- Thorntown, IN, USA

problem #68

Feb 032012

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 80,639 miles
While pulling out of a driveway there was a loud pop and there was no control of the steering.

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #67

Jan 192013

Ram 2500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while traveling 70 mph over a road bump, the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently. The contact decelerated to 30 mph before the shaking would cease. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the steering column and shocks were replaced however, the repair did not correct the failure. The contact stated that the dealer advised him that there should have not been a problem with the vehicle but also advised having additional component replaced. The contact did not disclose of the exact repair recommendations. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 129,000.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #66

Jan 172013

Ram 2500

  • 101,500 miles


On numerous occasions my truck has went into a violent shaking. Known by many as the "Dodge death wobble". I have spoken with Dodge on this issue at two different dealerships and they are aware of the issue but seem to refuse to fix or recall it. I have seen numerous fixes that my or may not fix the issue but at owners expense. This is ridiculous on a $40,000 vehicle in my opinion. I am truly amazed no one has been injured or killed from this issue.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #65

Jan 152013

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 54,932 miles
Left tie rod broke apart while backing out of a parking place. Recall L16 had been performed on 3/9/12.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #64

Jan 022013

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 67,710 miles
Driving on the expressway going about 65 mph, as I crossed over the expansion joints on a bridge the truck started shaking violently. It did not quit until I pulled over and stopped. I tried to continue to work and everytime I hit a bump it would shake violently even at 40 mph. If there would have been someone beside me at the time of the occurrence there would have been a serious crash.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #63

Nov 052012

Ram 2500

  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the ball on the steering arm fractured causing both front wheels began to move independently. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The contact was informed of a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V350000 (steering:linkages:tie rod assembly) and contacted the manufacturer. The manufacturer advised him that the recall had been performed previously on the vehicle. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure and current mileage was 67,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #62

Oct 012012

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 61,512 miles
Was driving on us 119 in wv traveling at about 65 mph and ran over one of the expansions joints on the roadway. Front end of the truck immediately started shaking and wobbling out of control, having to slow down to around 10 or 15 mph to gain control back. Had owned the truck for a few months with no problems until then. I have had garages to tell me to replace this and that to fix problem, being told that Dodge was aware of the problem. As of this date I have had nothing done that has fixed problem, it is somewhat better as long as you stay under around 50 mph or so. The truck has done it approximately 15 to 20 times since then, having to slow down almost completely to get control of truck. Since having gone thru this problem, I have read and talked to people about having the same problem with the same model of truck and have found out that I am not alone with this concern about my truck.

- Wharton, WV, USA

problem #61

Oct 292011

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,480 miles
Headed on interstate East down a hill hit a split the in pavement and the front end started to wobble so bad that the truck changed lanes had to put the truck in neutral and coast to the side of the road to avoid other traffic in the other two lanes this could cause death to someone. I have had every part in the front end replaced steering box / upper and lower balljoints /all tierodends/tire balanced new bushings.everything.

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #60

Aug 192012

Ram 2500

  • 42,430 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 78 mph, the power steering assist failed without warning. The contact mentioned that he lost control of the vehicle, causing him to crash into a pole. The vehicle was not destroyed and there were no injuries reported. The dealer was notified of the failure who advised him to contact the manufacturer. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the main steering bar was fractured and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 42,430.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #59

Jul 312012

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 71,213 miles


While driving on the highway at 66 mph my 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD diesel started to experience the Dodge death wobble. The whole truck started shaking and it was dangerous and hard to control.

- Romeoville, IL, USA

problem #58

Apr 022012

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 42,000 miles
When driving at 50-75 mph my truck has a very bad woble. It is very hard to control when it does this and I have to slow down in order for it to stop. With this being my only transportation to work and everything else I have nothing elsle to drive. I have took it to the dealership and one person say their is nothing wrong with my truck and the other say I need to sale it because Dodge will never fix it or own up to their is a problem. I have had so many things replaced the shocks, control arms, steering rack, pitman arm and steering damper.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #57

Jun 022012

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 55,000 miles
We were pulling the horse trailer we hit a pot hole and the truck went into a death wobble.the steering wheel just shook and the tires felt like they were going to come off the whole truck just shook. This was a danger to us and others. For you had to almost come to a stop on the freeway. I have read pages and blogs on this same problems on Dodge trucks.somebody is going to die before Dodge fixes this problem.

- Ephrata, WA, USA

problem #56

May 222012

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 78,000 miles
Going down the highway at 55-60 and you come across a bridge landing you encounter an uncontrollable shaking in the drivers wheel and the truck wants to go all over the road and you must slam your brakes on to regain control over the whole truck. The mechanic told me the trac bar ruined my ball joints and wheel bearings he has seen alot of these Dodge have this issue. And in his opinion they should be recalled this bill is going to cost me over $1500 mainly in just parts alone.

- Roachdale, IN, USA

problem #55

May 212012

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 44,000 miles
I was driving South on hwy146 in baytown, tx. I struck a small pot hole and thats when the so called death wobble occured, had to brake and avoid striking other vehicles. This is the second time this occured within a week. There needs to be a recall before someone dies.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #54

Mar 112010

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 53,353 miles
Turning from stop sign when steering tie rod to pitman arm ball stud fracture causing the steering linage to break. The repair was made at a cost of $871.48! the dealer or the Chrysler group recall assistance center would reimburse us for this amout! claim[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hempstead, TX, USA

problem #53

Apr 142009

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 25,000 miles
Starting 3 years ago my truck started doing the death wobble at speeds of 35 and up when ever you hit any bump in the road, the wheel would shake so violently it would cause the loss of control for steering. The first time it happened to me the truck went into a ditch and threw me into the window, it has continued to happen for years now. Dealerships have said nothing is wrong, even though it continues to happen. I only have 38K miles on the truck because I am afraid to drive it with my family inside due to this condition. Something needs to be done about this, it has been an on going problem for at lease 10 years now. Dodge needs to come up with a recall before anyone else looses there life or more property damage occurs. The problem is a known fact and the government can see the track records of the failure. Please help us consumers!!!!!!!

- Montgomery , IL, USA

problem #52

Mar 162012

Ram 2500

  • 92,876 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, he was able to turn the steering wheel in a complete revolution and the vehicle veered into another lane without warning. The vehicle was stopped and towed to the dealer, who diagnosed that the front passenger side tie rod was fractured. As a result, the tie rod and steering assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance since the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V350000 (steering:linkages:tie rod assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 92,876.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #51

Feb 062012

Ram 2500

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 20 mph, the contact stated that the fron passenger side tie rod fractured and the vehicle shook violently. The dealer did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not covered by any recalls. The manufacturer had not been notified. No repairs were performed. The failure and current mileages were 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Wewoka, OK, USA

problem #50

Feb 062012

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
I purchased a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 in December 2010 from royal gate Dodge in ellisville, mo. The vehicle had a "death wobble" and the sales rep. Recommended changing the linkage to the updated version that was available. They gave it to me free as long as I installed it on the truck. I did at approx. 73,000 miles. Now, 13 months later and 27,000 miles on the replaced linkage, my left outer tie rod sheared off while turning a corning at around 15mph. Since I took the linkage and installed it myself, it only has a 12 month warranty. If they installed it, would have been covered. As sad as their business practices are, I am writing regarding your investigation/recall on the 2500/3500 newer trucks with the same issue. I would like to make you aware of the issue that these defective parts can be interchanged on older vehicles, like mine. I have ordered the replacement moog tie rod and will be installing it as soon as it comes in and feel lucky I was at low speeds.

- O'fallon, MO, USA

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