definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,778 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 282007

Ram 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The vehicle has Goodyear Wrangler sra, size lt23580R17 tires. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the back dulley tires were flat. The mechanic stated that the inside wall was deteriorating. There was no visible outside damage. The failure mileage was 29,000 and current mileage was 70,000. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Morganton, NC, USA

problem #8

Feb 072007

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 35,000 miles
Blow out front tire, Goodyear load range E on 2003 Dodge Ram 3500, later inspection found 3 other tires oem large cracks (Q tip size) 10 inches long on tires with much tread left crack is only on inside so difficult to see when tires are inspected. Good year and Dodge should have notified me before blow out, but both are silent !!!

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 132007

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
I would like to report a problem with Goodyear tires. My vehicle is equipped with Goodyear Wrangler LT235/80R17 all terrain tires. My tire dealer indicates that these tires are less than 4 years old based on the manufacturers code date, yet all 6 tires have splits in the side wall due to "rotting" according to my tire dealer. Some of these splits are very deep, up to 1/2" wide and 4" long. I have never had this kind of problem with any other brand of tire. The vehicle is driven every day, and I care for the tires by maintaining proper inflation and doing regular rotations. If I'm not the only one having this problem this could become a serious situation, for had I not followed proper tire maintenance procedures on my truck, I would have never been aware of the impending tire failures, as the deep cracks were all located on the inside of the tire out of normal view.

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 122005

Ram 3500

  • miles


I drive a 2003 Dodge 3500 drw and pull a 5th wheel once a month. Tires are Goodyear, Wrangler sra, size: LT235/80R17 load rate E. I noticed an open crack on the sidewall of my front left tire and took my truck into a Goodyear service center to have it checked out. They inspected it and said that all 6 tires should be replaced because of showing signs of cracking (on the sidewalls). To me this is an unsafe problem and I expected Goodyear to replace them. No, I have to purchase new tires (they are prorating the bad ones). The tires had to be found in two different states because they did not have them in stock. I asked the service person if they see this a lot. His answer was he has seen it before. I contacted Goodyear consumer relations and got the same answer. I checked the internet and these tires have a problem with the sidewalls. Should be recalled and replaced with known quality tires. No incident occurred, saw problem before hand.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #5

Apr 262005

Ram 3500

  • miles
All four outside tires have splits in the side walls

- Lancaster, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 082004

Ram 3500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Goodyear Wrangler rsa 235/80R17 load range E. dot# mdabj1wv3102. Rapid air loss due to the sidewall cracks which have developed with half an inch of the rim. Now the sidewall has failed. Provide further details.

- Manchester, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 182005

Ram 3500

  • miles


4th tire failure, Goodyear LT235?80R17 several side wall tire splits, both outer surfaces of tire. Tire had 10/32 of 15/32 tread remaining, this tire is one already replaced by Goodyear. The casing is at West tire svc, 4000 hwy 281 North, marble falls, TX78654, phone 830/693-0475, fax: 830/693-0602. Would be nice if you impounded tis tire for examination and fact finding before they ship it away. There was no accident or curb bounce involved, just a faulty tire and it's interesting to note that all my driving on Michelin tires never had a mess like this one and my driving style has not changed.

- Lockhart, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 142004

Ram 3500

  • 100,000 miles
While driving front tire sidewall/bead separated. Dealership was notified, but did not replace the tire. Goodyear, Wrangler load range E, LT235/80R17.

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 022004

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The tires had an ongoing failure with deep torque cracks around the sidewall. This could result in a blow out while driving. The original tires were replaced at 15,000 miles, the second replacement tires were at 20,0000 miles. Currently, third replacement involved all tires for the same failure.

- Lewistown, MT, USA

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