definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,464 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 012014

Ram 3500

  • 500 miles


Delta national tires.I'm a small tire dealer I have installed numerous 235/85 R16 E tires and 245 and 225 in 16" everyone of them has failed, some with as few as 500 miles on them all have had separated or blew out. I have removed everyone out of service and disposed of them.this has happened all in 2014-15 I will not let my customers drive on (essentials, sentennial ) tires pleas look in to this I no longer have any of the tire to give the dot # but all had 2014-15 build dates

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 182009

Ram 3500

  • 62,499 miles
Goodyear tire, Wrangler sr/a, LT235/80R17E, manufacturer 1503, BSW. Tire sidewall has extreme cracks on both sidewalls for a distance of 1 1/2 inches up from the rim of the tire, this problem is known as the" Goodyear smile". the tires(7), are mounted on my 2003 Dodge Ram P/U (drw) 3500 as oem tires. This cracking is so extreme that I can actually push my finger nail into the cracks by about 2/16th's of an inch. Goodyear tire store dealers have told me that this is an ozone defect and not a material defect, this truck has been garaged all its life when not in use. I have observed many other trucks with the same problem manufactured by the same company. In fact, the (5) Goodyear tires LT235/85R16E that were installed as oem tires on my 2004 hitchhiker (nuwa) 5th wheel trailer were replaced by Goodyear for cracking between the ribs length ways. I still have 7/32nds of tire tread left on these tires. The cracking is a manufacturing defect and they do have to be replaced before I can tow my trailer again as I am afraid that one or more of them will blow while on the road.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #4

Oct 122006

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was parked when the side walls of the two front tires were noticeably splitting. The tires were taken to a local tire dealer, who determined that the tires needed to be replaced and offered to prorate the tires under warranty. The tires were not replaced. The contact encountered a NHTSA recall # 02X001000 regarding the tires: Tread/belt.

- Seminole, OK, USA

problem #3

Jan 182005

Ram 3500

  • 83,285 miles


Complaint received via E-mail.") I exchanged the 4th tire off my pickup. It is a Goodyear LT235/80R17 with many side wall open wide, cracks. It was done at West tire, 4000 hwy 281 North, , marble falls, TX78654 phone 830/693-0475, ,fax 830/693-0602. It would be nice if you would impound that casing for your examination and fact finding. There was no accident or hard hitting a curb involved, it just appeared the tire had 10./32nds rubber left of 15/32nds and was discovered at an oil change, surely these many failures are worth examining."

- Lockhart, TX, USA

problem #2

May 302003

Ram 3500

  • 500 miles
The tires are wearing out at an unusually fast rate.vehicle only has 4000 miles on the odometer, and the problem started when vehicle had only 500 miles. The consumer is a house builder, and does not do anything unusual with the vehicle.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012003

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles
While driving at 70 mph driver side rear tire blewout. Cause unknown.

- Milford, MI, USA

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