really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,829 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 steering problems

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2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments (Page 8 of 8)

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problem #4

Dec 182010

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


Drivers side tie rod end broke at joint. I was backing out of a parking spot and started to turn the wheel and it broke. I was towed under warranty and the part was replaced, but they did not cover it under warranty because of my larger tires. I am a member of many internet forums and this is happening to too many trucks. Stock or modified trucks it does not matter there is a problem with the part itself or the geometry of the steering. This is dangerous and somebody is going to get severely hurt or killed if this is not addressed soon!

- Ocean City, MD, USA

problem #3

Apr 072010

Ram 2500

  • 50,500 miles
We own 3 2006 to 2009 Dodge Ram pickups with the cummins diesel motors. All three of them have had tie-rod ends either break or fall off while driving. It is a miracle that all of the instances occurred at low speeds. When they break you lose complete control over the steering. I am nervous to continue driving these vehicles. The parts department at the local Dodge dealer said they are having the same issue with several other vehicles of this same make and model.

- Oakley, ID, USA

problem #2

Mar 122009

Ram 2500

  • 200 miles
I just purchased a 2009 Dodge Ram power wagon 2500. I've been driving it for about 10-14 days now. (this is my 7th Ram!) I immediately noticed a different feel in the steering wheel. When driving straight in the "12 O'clock" position, the steering wheel feels as though it not even connected to the wheels! there's no feeling of tension on the steering wheel, feeling as if the truck is driving on its own. Then, when hitting a bump, the wheels want to jump in one direction, causing you to have to counter steer to regain tension on the steering wheel to enable you to control the wheels, and sometimes nearly causing you to loose control! for a truck of this caliber (and price!), the steering should feel definite and constant. My dealership performed service (March 12, 2009) to the tie rods due to a recent recall. Didn't seem to make a difference at all. There has to be another issue or problem going on here.

- Bath, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 262009

Ram 2500

  • 212 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact purchased the vehicle brand new and discovered NHTSA campaign id number 09V005000 (steering: Linkages: Tie rod assembly). The manufacturer stated that they were not aware of this recall. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 212.

- University Park , MD, USA

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