definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,008 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 272016

Ram 3500

  • 84,000 miles


Tread separation on general ameritrac dot P5ab 7U9B. Tire indicates manufacture in Mexico with an assembly year of 2007. The tire provided as oem equipment on the 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. Tire was found still inflated to proper pressure after incident. Catastrophic separation caused approximately $2800 of damage to the truck as the tread collided with the headlight, fender, door, and rear view mirror. General dealer refused to honor any warranty claim due to the age of the tire.

- Estill Springs, TN, USA

problem #5

Aug 042015

Ram 3500

  • 89,648 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 equipped with capitol H/T (na) tires, size: LT235/80R17 (na). The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the contact could feel a vibration in the front driver side tire. The contact inspected the vehicle and stated that the front driver side tire blew out. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was confirmed that the tread separated from the front driver side tire and needed to be replaced. The tire was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate vehicle failure mileage was 89,648 and the tire failure mileage was 15,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 062012

Ram 3500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 equipped with general ameritrac tires, size: 235/80/ R17 (N/a). The contact stated that the tire tread separated the manufacturer was notified and admitted that there was a defect with the tires but stated that because there was not a recall issued for the failure, they would provide no assistance. Updated 11/29/12 updated 11/29/12

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 192010

Ram 3500

  • 20,000 miles


Repeated failure of tire valve stems resulting in flat tires. Dealer stated that the valve stems are not sufficient quality to run the stated tire pressure of 80 pounds. They suggested running lower pressure, 60 pounds, which is not safe when towing heavy loads or to purchase and install higher quality metal valve stems. Luckily all failures have been on dually tires, however this could happen just as easily on the front tires resulting in a major accident.

- Weimar, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 152010

Ram 3500

  • 38,000 miles
My husband was driving and his truck started to shake before he could stop the tread came off his left rear dual and caused alot of damage. ($360)this happened to his front tire a few months before. This also happened to my truck last summer. I started looking up information on these tires and on consumer complaints there are 15 pages of complaints on general tires!!! do something because Continental tires who owns general is not. I have tried to do talk to them and no luck. These tires are going to kill someone if they have not already!

- Olney, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 292010

Ram 3500

  • 26,400 miles
Sidewall seperation/failure of front axle tires. So far, 3 bf goodrich tires supplied by Dodge have failed.

- Longview, TX, USA

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