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 8 of 9)

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problem #29

Nov 212010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


I have experienced the infamous "Dodge death wobble" numerous times in the past 3 months. I have a 2007 2500 Dodge Ram truck that I bought used a year ago. Three months ago, driving on the interstate going about 65 mph I came upon a bridge approach slab and once I hit it the truck began violently shaking. Afterwards I did research on the issue and discovered what I experienced matched what is known as the "Dodge death wobble". I contacted my dealer and they said Dodge has issued a repair bulletin for this issue however also said that they do not believe the repairs Dodge recommends fixes the problem. (the research I have done also supports that comment). On November 21 while traveling for thanksgiving I experienced the "death wobble" five times within an hour. I was traveling along interstate 10 at 65-75 mph and every bump, bridge approach slab, or pot hole that was hit would initiate this horrific shaking of the truck. I was in fear of mine and my passengers lives and in fear of damaging other components of the truck. I slowed down to 45-55mph and even slower when crossing road impairments stated above; this seemed to prevent the shaking. Since, I have contacted my Dodge dealer, the local dealer of where I'm spending the holiday, and Chrysler's customer service. The two dealers again told me about Dodge's bulletin however both said they do not believe replacing the tire rod ends and control arms will fix the problem. Chrysler took two days to get a hold of a live person and then a customer service phone rep said that a case manager would contact me within 24 hours. However because of the holiday this puts them not contacting me before 8pm Friday. I am traveling home Sunday and fear further damaging the vehicle and putting my life in danger if I continue to drive the truck with this defect not being addressed and fixed immediately!

- Marana, AZ, USA

problem #28

Jun 182010

Ram 2500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 45 mph the steering wheel was shaking and there was also a loud popping noise. During low speeds there was also erratic gears down shifting. The vehicle had to be driven onto the emergency lane in order to reset itself. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was 50,000. The current mileage was 67,000.

- Nine Mile Falls, WA, USA

problem #27

Oct 012010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
(2007 Dodge 2500 6.7L cummins) (50,000 miles) at any speed in excess of 50mph a severe and violent shake is experienced when a bump/pothole/break in pavement is struck. This causes lose of control and does not correct until vehicle speed falls below 40 mph. I have owned vehicle only a month and have spent in excess of $1300. All tie rods, steering components have been replaced. Tires, ball joints were inspected. Vehicle has be aligned multiple times and problem remains. Truck is currently at dealership 3rd time for same complaint. Very thankful that I nor anyone else have been injured or killed. There are thousands of same complaints everywhere. What else can be replaced...?

- Lawrenceville, VA, USA

problem #26

Jul 182010

Ram 2500

  • 20,000 miles


I had me and my kids in my truck and had a bad wobble in the front end of my truck we almost lost control of the vehicle. This is the third time its happened if you hit a bump it will mack your vehicle shake out of control. I had multiple new parts on the front end replaced and it still does it. I'm afraid to drive my truck for any distances because of the problem. When it happens you don't know if your going to go in the ditch or into on coming traffic before you can slow down to get to the side of the road. I've herd this called the death wobble and on the internet search hundreds of people are having the same problem.

- Ferron, UT, USA

problem #25

Jul 152010

Ram 2500

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While the contact was driving approximately 65-70 mph, the vehicle began to shake violently. The speed rate was reduced to 40 mph and the failure would stop. The failure occurred at any speed above 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the steering stabilizer shock was replaced. The failure continued after the repair. The contact was in the process of taking the vehicle back to the dealer for the second time pertaining to the prior identical failure. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.

- Evergreen, CO, USA

problem #24

Jul 102010

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 32,000 miles
2007 Dodge diesel 2500 mega cab death wobble on front end when driving 70mph and hitting a small bump in hwy. No accident occurred however the vehicle has less than 36,000 miles and Dodge says there is nothing wrong.

- Pampa, TX, USA

problem #23

Aug 162010

Ram 2500

  • 68,000 miles


Front end started to shake out of control after hitting a bump on the freeway. Also known as death wobble. Happened three times now. The shaking is so violent luckily no cars where around or I would have hit them.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #22

Aug 172008

Ram 2500

  • 36,000 miles
While driving between 55-70 and hit a bump in the road the truck shakes horribly. Nothing has been done as of yet to resolve this.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #21

Jun 142009

Ram 2500

  • 52,300 miles
I currently operate a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 that experiences the "death wobble". when traveling +60mph and hit a bump/pothole/overpass the vehicle will begin to shake violently until stopping in the emergency lane. This happened for the first time at 52,300 miles and continues to occur. The vehicle is owned and operated by the federal government. The vehicle has been taken to a mechanic and could find nothing wrong with the equipment. It would be wise for Dodge, ntsb, and NHTSA to issue a recall for this vehicle. It would not take much for a severe accident to occur. I experienced the wobble while traveling 70 mph on the interstate with a semi on my right and one behind me. It was very difficult to navigate to the emergency lane without striking a truck. A recall or part that needs replacing would help the +45 complaints repair the vehicle. This is not safe and demonstrates negligence on Dodge, NHTSA and ntsb.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #20

May 012010

Ram 2500 4WD

  • 30,000 miles
I own a 2007 Dodge Ram 4X4 2500, I have been experiencing "death wobble" I took the truck to the dealer for the H46 recall to upgrade steering to 08.5 year but the dealer just looked under the truck and said it was ok, I explained the "death wobble" and was told that they would not do any type of warranty work for "death wobble" I continued to tell them that this happens every time I hit a bump in the road and almost have to come to a complete stop before the problem will stop. I left the dealer with no fix to my problem.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #19

Apr 152010

Ram 2500

  • 25,000 miles


2007 Dodge Ram 2500 "death wobble" will soon kill someone.

- Sweetgrass, MT, USA

problem #18

Jun 062008

Ram 2500

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the steering would intermittently become locked when driving at various speeds. After moving the steering wheel was moved several times, the steering wheel would resume normal operation. The steering box was previously replaced by an independent mechanic. The failure did not persist. The failure mileage was approximately 6,000 and the current mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Casa Grande , AZ, USA

problem #17

May 302010

Ram 2500

  • miles
My 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 wobbles when I hit a bump on the highway. It has happened many times and I took it for repairs. The truck was "serviced" and returned to me "fixed". however, I am still having the same problem and am fearful of driving the vehicle.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #16

May 092009

Ram 2500

  • 59,450 miles
My 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 passenger side tie rod end broke while driving down the road. The tie rod then went through the sidewall of the tire, flattening it and cocking the tire to the outside. Making me lose control of the vehicle. Dodge has a recall on the other end of the tie rod and was not willing to do anything about my situation. They offer an update kit that I had to pay for. In talking to my mechanic and local parts house mine is not the first situation of this kind. This is a very dangerous problem and is something that needs to be taken care of.

- Oakley, ID, USA

problem #15

Mar 152009

Ram 2500

  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD quad cab long wheel base pickup truck. The steering on this vehicle is best described as ridiculous for the price you have to pay for the truck, not to mention how dangerous it is. My problems started before the truck even reached 20,000 miles. The dealership I purchased the truck from replaced the tie rod ends under warranty, and that helped for a few thousand miles, but didn't correct the problem. I attempted changing the tires and wheels for a set of aftermarket ones around 45-50K miles and that's when the "death wobble" started. I was traveling in the fast lane of a 3 lane interstate at around 70mph, and luckily was able to exit the interstate shortly after it started. I could not regain total control of the vehicle until it came to a complete stop! I'm just lucky it wasn't raining, or very crowded on the interstate at the time or I might not be here to write this complaint. I have replaced the factory steering stabilizer with an aftermarket rancho unit, but that didn't change a thing. I have researched the internet numerous times, but never see any real solutions, only aftermarket manufacturers attempting to sell their idea of a fix. This is a real issue that someone needs to force Dodge to correct. I don't know if there are any deaths directly related to this problem, but rest assured there will be. I can't believe that it's been allowed to go on this long. I can't stand the thought of using this vehicle to Transport my family, let alone my family losing me because of Dodge's apathy towards this issue. I guess someone will have to videotape themselves crashing before the government steps in and makes Dodge take notice, like they did to Toyota.

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #14

Apr 012010

Ram 2500

  • 10,000 miles
The vehicle has a violent death wobble at speed when hitting bumps in the road. It has since I have owned it. The truck only has 33,000 miles on it currently. Has been to the dealership numerous times for repair with no fix.

- Logan, OH, USA

problem #13

Mar 172010

Ram 2500

  • 39,612 miles
I was driving to town (approx. 4 miles) when I hit 50 mph. The truck began to shake violently after hitting a minor irregularity in the road. I then slowed to approx. 30 mph to make it go away. Though it has only happened to me twice I began looking on the internet and found a plethera of info on the notorious "Dodge death shake" this problem is in every vehicle forum I have visited and cannot believe you have done nothing about it. All the stories are the same and most do not trust there vehicle anymore. There is a laundry list of fixes but there are conflicting results. Dodge claims it is the front stabilizer, but I have changed it and after it happened again. I am very disappointed in the fact that I paid 30,000 for a truck I cannot trust. I would hope you do not continue to sit on your hands in this matter because it is plastered all over the internet and even a news story about it in North Carolina. Please, do something! I have been an automotive mechanic for over 20 years and this is a real problem.

- Jackson, WY, USA

problem #12

Mar 302010

Ram 2500

  • 20,500 miles
Dodge 2007, model 2500 turbo diesel crew cab, with approximately 20,500 miles. At 55 mph, a sudden bump caused by a freeway expansion joint resulted in severe steering wheel shaking with front end of truck going out of control. I regained control through gentle braking. Initially I believed the issue to be with the road, however, fifteen minutes later at 55 mph, and hitting a hard bump the steering violently shook again, while the front end jumped up and down and left and right. I lost control of the truck exiting the paved surface and came to rest in the barrow pit. Both incidents were on paved freeway (interstate 215 and interstate 80 in Utah). I'm lucky to be alive narrowly as I narrowly missed a tractor trailor. I had just purchased this truck from henry day Ford of West valley city, Utah. They certified the used truck with a full inspection of the steering system. Apparently, a known issue with a "recall" for steering linkage (safety recall H46-mopar steering linkage). Recall was complied with during September 2009. Problem obviously still exists even after recall compliance.

- Park City, UT, USA

problem #11

Jan 192010

Ram 2500 Diesel

  • 52,592 miles
I purchased a used 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 5.9 liter diesel with 52,523 miles from a dealer on 1/18/10. The truck has no prior damage or repairs per carfax and the dealer info. I am experiencing front end harmonic wheel hop and shake at highway speeds of approx 50-70mph. This wheel shake occurs whenever the truck runs over an irregular road surface, pothole or bridge to road drop. I have researched on line forums and have read numerous complaints by other Dodge truck owners which are experiencing this same condition known as a "death wobble". I took the truck in to a Dodge dealer who performed a Dodge recall. They replaced the pitman arm and lower link as prescribed. Unfortunately this did not repair the problem at all. The truck still has this condition and I have experienced an unsafe driving condition due to this front in harmonic steering fault.

- Pelham, AL, USA

problem #10

Aug 032009

Ram 2500

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving between 50 and 70 mph over a bump in the road, the front of the vehicle began vibrating excessively as if the vehicle was going to fall apart. The vibration also forced a vehicle driving next to the contact to switch lanes. This type of failure has been known as the death wobble. The dealer and the manufacturer advised the contact to have the front end aligned; however, after three alignments, the failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Avon, CO, USA

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