Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 67 problems related to front suspension wheel bearing (under the suspension category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving 68 mph, the steering wheel vibrated when making a turn or changing lanes. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front bearing and hub were defective. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 91,000.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle wheel bearing detached. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that all the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 have that failure on the wheel bearing and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 80,000. Aw.
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The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the front wheel bearing failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.
Since I bought the truck there has been several electrical issues I. E. Bulbs keep blowing out, it will lose power when you start to go up a hill. The lighted mirrors only last about 45 days before going out at 500 ea. The truck seems to wonder and most of all the wheel bearings went out on both sides at the same time and the dealer charged me 1,800. 00 saying that its not covered under the power train warranty. . . . . . . . . . This truck is the definition of a lemon. . . . . . .
My truck's left front wheel bearing split in half destroying the entire left side including my tire. I called daimlerchrysler as your website suggested and gave the campaign #07v038000 and recall #g02 and was informed my truck was not part of this recall. What happened was exactly as described on your recall except without the noise or vibration. What upsets me the most is the recall was issued 2/2007 they knew there were questionable part installed. They should widen the VIN range affected by this recall, looks like they missed by at least one. One site lists 86,333 vehicles affected by this recall but not mine? I am just lucky this didn't happen three weeks from now as I am pulling a camper across tennessee with my family. Thank you for any help you can provide. George.
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The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that when servicing the vehicle, it was advised that the front passengers side wheel bearing hub needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,853 and the current mileage was 74,137.
The contact owns 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle exhibited a loud, continual noise from the rear as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle could not be restarted and had to be towed. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, who stated that the rear wheel bearings needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle and discovered that the driveshaft was fractured. An independent mechanic stated that the bearings and spider gears needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.
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I was just notified for a problem with my air bag. I had another recall about my gas filler tube, repaired by Dodge. I was not notified about any of the front suspension recalls or problems with the wheel bearing. This part failed about two years ago and I had it replaced but never received a recall. I still have the original wheel bearing part that was given me at replacement. What is going on? is my front end going to fail while my family is driving it? I only have 89,000 miles on my truck. I would like an answer.
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This vehicle has been repaired twice for the front end. While driving the vehicle at either 35, 45, 55, 65 or 75 it wobbles, vibrates something fierce and then it seems you reach a certain distance at that speed or a bump in the road and bam it fine for a while until it does it again. And it will get to the point that you smell axle gear oil. When I went to have it repaired the first time I was told the front wheel bearing was changed on the passenger side and if it were to make the same noise bring it back made the same wobble noise brought it to another place they replaced the wheel bearing (same one) and the whole front axle and said it was fixed, I took ot home and low and behold same problem. No I am trying to have the last place fix what he didn't fix and I am catching a nightmare trying to get in touch with that guy because everytime he says someone will be there to bring the vehicle by no one is there.
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The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, he noticed a grinding and squeaking sound coming from front driver's side wheel bearing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated while turning the steering wheel the front end made a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated the failure was located in the front wheel bearings. The manufacturer stated the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07v038000 suspension: front: wheel bearing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.
Started hearing a low howling noise in my front end when going around curves in the road, it progressively got louder after a couple weeks to a grinding sound,took it to the dealer where I bought it performance Dodge, woodbury, NJ. They stated that both front wheel bearings were bad. I told the service manager that I heard there was a recall on my year model for that very reason, he stated that he never heard of it, I informed him of the reason for the recall, and his answer was that my truck was 6 years old and those things wear out. I said are you crazy the truck has only 38000 miles on it, his answer was it was a good thing I purchased a extened sevice contract. It cost me $107. 00 deductable. I called Chrysler and was told there was no recall on my truck. This was my first Chrysler product and if this is how they stand behind there product, when they were aware that there was a problem at the factory it will be my last. My truck should have been part of that recall, just like many others that were not. I will be trading it in for a Ford next year. Now I know why the govt. Had to bail Chrysler out so many times.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, smoke started to emit from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. While driving approximately 55 mph there was a humming sound and a vibration in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated the front wheel bearing suspension unit had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500. Original recall NHTSA campaign number: 07v038000 suspension: front: wheel bearing in 2007, Chrysler stated that recall work was completed on defective wheel bearing. On may 10, 2011 the wheel bearing failed again, due either to defective manufacturing or improper repair. This is a major safety concern that cou result in loss of vehicle control and crash. It did no good for Chrysler to replace defective parts in a recall with another defective part that was going to fail. This defect should be considered another safety recall.
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph and applying the brakes when the vehicle began to vibrate and shake violently. A certified mechanic diagnosed the vehicle and informed the contact that the failure was contributed to both front wheel bearings. The vehicle was inoperable and was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 94,000.
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph the front driver side hub wheel bearing failed and the wheel came off. The vehicle slid 120 feet before it stopped. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and an investigation was done. The dealer stated that there was no manufacturers defect found and the failure was caused by normal wear and tear. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 93,000. Updated 11/22/10 the consumer learned a recall had been issued for the problem he experienced. Recall # 07v038000. Updated 11/23/jb.
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. While the contact was
driving approximately 35 mph into a curve, the steering wheel began to slightly vibrate with a noise coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road and inspected. The contact was able to resume; however, the failure continued to occur intermittently whenever making a turn. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where both front wheel bearings were replaced under the service warranty. Recently, the identical failures occurred and the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact experienced similar related defects as mentioned in the safety recall on the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500; NHTSA campaign id number 07v038000 (suspension: front:wheel bearing ). The failure mileage was 80,000.
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Under normal driving conditions truck developed a noise and vibration. Dealer reported front wheel bearing was bad. This was replaced at 10,000 miles under previous safety recall in early 2007. Current mileage is 42,000. I have the old part.
A recall was posted for 2006 and newer Dodge ram for front wheel bearings. My 2005 had both front wheel bearings fail at less than 90,000 miles. Same manufacture of wheel bearings. Secondly, a recall was also given for a failed electrical switch pertaining to ignition switch and heater blower motor. Mine also failed in a cloud of smoke and smell of burning electrical component. I have both failed components, currently and would like to be included in these recalls.
I am having wheel bearing problems with my truck it is a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. I see that you made a recall for the year of my truck and all the problems you stated I am having problems with it. The subsequent noise and vibration out of the front end. I have missed the recall by just about two weeks of the recall of the 2006 Dodge ram trucks. My truck was built on oct/11/2005 and the recall started on trucks built on Nov/17/2005. I only have 50,000 miles on my truck and I have replaced one and the other one is going out less then 1,000 miles after replacing the one.
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated he purchased a set of gabriel ultra shocks, model number 1290-0875-40, that were installed on the vehicle. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact drove over a road bump and the shock blew out. The contact stated that the bolts needed to be tightened yet the failure recurred four times. The auto parts retailer in which he purchased the shocks was contacted and advised that the incorrect bolts were placed in the box he purchased. The contact stated the last time the failure occurred the front wheel bearings, tires and stabilizer link needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 04/15/lj.
On 2/21/2006, I purchased a 2006 Dodge ram, 1500, 4x2. Recently my truck encountered a front wheel bearing malfunction, when going around left hand curves I would hear a loud "thumping" noise. In doing some research on automobile recalls, I foung manf. Compaign # g02 and NHTSA campaign # 07v038000 has recalled 2006 Dodge ram pickup trucks for "suspension; front; wheel bearing, the summary of the recall reads "on certain p/u trucks, the front wheel bearings may have received an insufficent quantity oof grease during the manufacturing process, but only those that were built between 11/7/05 and 4/27/06, my truck was built on 10/1/05 (5 weeks prior to the recall. ) currently, I have owned my truck for 46 mos. However it only has 21,800 miles, back on 9/10/08 I had taken it to the dealership account of frontend viberation, their determination was tie-rod ends and they replaced them under warranty. In contacting Chrysler, they said they would replace the bearing if I would pay a $50. 00 CO-pay, which I did and they made the repairs. The dealership said that they could not tell if the malfunction was due to lack of grease account of the bearing being a "sealed unit". I find it very odd that this malfunction has happeneedwith only this few miles and is not included in the recall, I am also wondering if any other Dodge customers have had the same problem and also wondering if the recall should not include dates prior to and/or after the original recall dates. Thank you for your time in this matter.
My prior complaint about 2003 to 2006 Dodge ram pickups having improperly greased factory wheel bearings causing bearing failure and tires to fall off the front axles has not been addressed by Chrysler. Nhtsa only demanded recalls on the 2006 models which is not the case, see recall # 07v038000. This is definitely a problem and life threatening issue. I have replaced my front wheel bearings myself at several hundred dollars out of pocket and actually saw the old bearings blued with heat and without grease. The replacements were also lacking grease and again need replaced after only 5,000 miles. Please recall all 2003 to 2006 models for front bearing failure before someone is injured or killed.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||
|Front Suspension problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Hub problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||
|Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems||
|Rear Axle Spindle problems||
|Suspension Noise problems||
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||