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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,665 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Ram 3500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 162017


  • 142,000 miles


Alcoa 17" rims cracked in 4 places on driver side steer. Other rims beginning to crack. Had to replace all 4 alcoa rims.

- Weyburn, Sk Canada S4h 3n8, ND, USA

problem #7

May 092016


  • 45,000 miles
Alumimum wheel cracking cracked in may or June 2016 and in Nov. 2016

- Paris, AR, USA

problem #6

Mar 022016


  • 74,820 miles
The wheel studs break whenever I'm changing tires, I've replaced 7 total. I have to put them on very gently then I torque down by hand. I run a fleet of trucks and do mechanic work. This is the first vehicle I've had to do this on. Right now I'm sittin on the side of the road because my right/rear tire fell off due to all my studs breaking. I have heard of other Ram owners having issues, the dealer said that they and I'm over tightening but I've never had this before. These are lug nuts... come on Ram, get it together and do a recall. This is a safety concern. If I were on the highway with a motorcyclist next to me he/she could have died. I was moving 57mph when it felt like I was going into a dip and then I saw sparks from my rotor, and saw my tire/rim go flying out of the ditch. It passed me and now is sitting in the field. If I were hauling a trailer it would have been terrible also.

- Greenleaf, WI, USA

problem #5

Jul 162015


  • 95,000 miles


Highway driving mostly. Going through tires. Tires keep getting chopped. We haul heavy loads and worry the vehicle is not safe for the type of business we do. But we can't get rid of it because of all this recall. The previous owner had part of the recall addressed but we still feel the vehicle is not safe. We see signs of wear and damage that should not be. Like the chopped tires.

- Willard, MO, USA

problem #4

Jun 092015

3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
On highway 174, approximately 20 miles nw of meridian, tx, the 2012 Ram 3500 veered to the right and went off the road into a steep ditch. According to the state trooper's report, a witness was driving behind this truck and saw the passenger side dual wheels with axle attached come off of the truck and go across the road before the truck left the pavement. Two different employees of the wrecking yard where the truck was taken said it looks like the axle came apart. Since this accident, I have spoken to another individual that this happened to also. Updated 09/17/15 updated 11/02/2017

- Meridian, TX, USA

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problem #3

Mar 192013


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph towing a trailer, the hub caps flew off. The problem recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician replaced the hubcap but was unable to determine what caused the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #2

Sep 032013


  • 9,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500. The contact stated that the rear tires valve stem were located inside the wheel therefore, the contact was unable to add air to the rear passenger and driver's tires. The dealer advised that the rear passenger and driver's side tires needed to be removed in order to check the tire pressure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The flat tires were replaced. The failure mileage was 9,500 and the current mileage was 10,000.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 252013

3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 3,000 miles
My safety issue is when a lance truck camper, model 1172 is attached to truck. The cg is 6-8 behind the rear axle (even though both Dodge and lance data sheets indicate it should be over or in front of rear wheel). In addition, when fresh water tank is full (and without a normal camping load), the GAWR of the rear axle is exceeded. 400 pounds of weight is taken off the front axle when the camper is attached to the truck. An inspection of the front tires revealed significant cupping with less than 5000 miles on the new vehicle. The truck with the camper attached is very unstable driving down the highway. I contacted both lance and the dealer I purchased the camper from. Both say there are no issues and everything is in specs.

- Fairview, NC, USA

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