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Front Suspension Wheel Bearing Problems of Dodge Ram 2500



Dodge Ram 2500 owners have reported 17 problems related to front suspension wheel bearing (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 1
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

I was driving from detroit airport east on highway 94 when my truck started to shake like hell and I thought I had two flat tires in the front. I hit the brakes and the truck become un steerable and started to turn sideways with two lanes of traffic coming at me. This was a very scary ride. I pulled over after I downshifted and the shaking stopped but there was nothing flat or loose that I could see several other drivers stopped to see what had happened. I called a local Dodge dealer and was told that I most have bad brake rotors. I have changed the rotors on all 4 wheels the front wheel bearings the shocks the front stabilizer shock and new brake pads on all 4 wheels still shakes just as bad . I have had several close calls and I want a fix or I will buy a new Ford truck. The bad part of this, is that I retired after 44years with Chrysler.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 2
Failure Date: 12/05/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving at 2 mph, the steering wheel seized. In addition, the contact heard a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the tie rod on the front driver's side had fractured. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic who diagnosed that the tie rod, front left wheel bearing assembly and the front left upper ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. After repairs, the contact heard a noise coming from the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to another mechanic who diagnosed that the tie rods needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13v528000 (steering). However, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 142,000. Oo.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 3
Failure Date: 07/11/2014

In July 2014, travelling along a 2 lane highway, we hit a bump in the road and the truck started to violently shake to the point where we had to come to a complete stop on the road. Scared the entire family as we got out to see if we had a tire failure. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Continued on the vacation and had it occur 3-5 more times while in the truck. While on vacation, had the steering damper(stabilizer) and rotated the tires but that did not fix the problem. Upon return home, took it to a non-Chrysler service center as the local Dodge dealer was 3 weeks out on getting the truck in. They replaced both upper and lower tie rods joints, wheel bearings and aligned the vehicle. $2000 approximate cost plus the steering stabilizer and no fix. Took the truck on another extended trip on 4/3 and had it occur again. When I called Chrysler dealer today (4/6), the service advisor was unaware of any problems with this truck and advised me to bring it in which I will do next week. It still has the passenger air bag recall out on it. All previous recalls have been inspected by Chrysler service centers. This is a very dangerous situation and I fear that allowing the truck on the highway dangers not only me and my family but other motorists traveling near us.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

2005 Dodge 2500 ram. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle ball joints, u joints and wheel bearing worn out and needed to be replaced. Also, the exhaust system rusted though and the right tie rod end fractured. The consumer recently received a recall notice, regarding the right front tie rod. However, when he called the about the recall, he was informed to send a copy of the invoice and Chrysler would pay for the previous repair. The consumer was then informed they would not pay for anything, unless mopar parts were used.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 5
Failure Date: 05/22/2012

Going down the highway at 55-60 and you come across a bridge landing you encounter an uncontrollable shaking in the drivers wheel and the truck wants to go all over the road and you must slam your brakes on to regain control over the whole truck. The mechanic told me the trac bar ruined my ball joints and wheel bearings he has seen alot of these Dodges have this issue. And in his opinion they should be recalled this bill is going to cost me over $1500 mainly in just parts alone.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 6
Failure Date: 05/24/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 hd. While the contact was driving approximately 60 mph there was a loud noise coming from outside of the vehicle; and excessive vibration. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was detected that both front wheel bearings were loose. The technician recommended the vehicle be taken to an authorized dealer regarding a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 07v038000 (suspension: front:wheel bearing). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician stated the VIN was excluded from the recall. The contact stated the vehicle experienced similar failures as mentioned in the recalldefect. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was unavailable.


car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 7
Failure Date: 11/01/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500. During a front end alignment, the dealer stated that the wheel bearings were worn out. There were no recalls for the failure and the warranty was not valid. The contact was awaiting repairs. The failure and current mileages were under 84,000. Updated 2/17/10 updated 02/22/10.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 8
Failure Date: 10/26/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge 2500 diesel. The contact stated that the wheel bearing was wearing prematurely. The wheel bearing were replaced less than 20,000 miles ago and needed a second replacement. The contact believed the failure to be a defect because the bearings failed twice with very little mileage on the vehicle. The dealer stated that the component was not under recall. The failure mileage was 34,000 and the current mileage was 54,000.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2009

Front wheel bearing is bad. Same issue as the NHTSA campaign number is 07v-038 (or 07v038000 except my truck is a 2005 Dodge 2500 diesel 4x4 slt.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 10
Failure Date: 01/26/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle was making a loud noise, which progressively grew louder while driving 40 mph. He took the vehicle to the repair shop and the mechanic stated that the front suspension wheel bearing failed. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07v038000 (suspension: front: wheel bearing). The contact will have the vehicle repaired. The current and failure mileages were 54,000.


 
car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 11
Failure Date: 09/12/2008

Front wheel bearing failure, 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 2wd slt quad cab. 96,000 miles. During front pad inspection, noted how difficult it was to turn left front wheel hub. Had heard something while driving previous day that sounded like a bearing going out. Then inspected right side, it was worse, free spin with grinding noise like it had no grease. After some research and the shock of how expensive the replacement parts are, I discovered that there was a recall for later years (2007) to replace these hubs for lack of grease. For these bearings to fail at this mileage is ridiculous on a part that can't be serviced. I am in the process of replacing both hubs for obvious safety reasons. I will be calling Dodge on Monday to see if they would care to help me.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 12
Failure Date: 01/18/2008

I had just stopped at a red light and my steering was acting funny - sort of jerking to the left slightly. As I left the intersection and got up to about 20-25 mph, the truck suddenly jerked hard to the left and I could not recover control. I crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic and fortunately did not hit anyone - I ended up in a snow berm across the street. I had thought it might be my brakes sticking because of the cold weather in alaska. It turns out it was a failure of the wheel bearings. According to the mechanic, this is a common problem with sealed wheel bearings - the seal goes bad, the bearings dry out, then they lock up. It typically results in a tire falling off and an ensuing accident - often fatal. My 5 year old son was with me and I was fortunate not to have taken the highway where I would have been traveling at 65 mph. I'm quite certain I would have killed someone if not my son and myself. I have a 1998 Dodge 2500 with the cummins diesel and it has 99985 miles on it - the diesel engine exacerbates this problem due to the noise level - I may have been able to hear these bearings going out sooner. I had to replace the wheel bearings and other misc parts that were torn apart - either when the bearings went out or I hit the snow berm.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 13
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving 40 mph, the front end of the vehicle dropped and the passenger side front wheel bearing malfunctioned. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they replaced the hub, brake caliper, abs sensor, and brake shield. The VIN was unknown. The consumer stated there was a loss of control as a result of the wheel dropping off the spindle. Updated 11/26/07.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 14
Failure Date: 02/12/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500. While driving at 30 mph,the contact heard a loud winding noise. The contact was able to bring the vehicle to the dealer before the wheel bearings failed. The dealer replaced the wheel bearings, and stated that the failure was one of the most common repairs. The current mileage was 73,000, and failure mileage was 70,000. Update 05/21/tr.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 15
Failure Date: 11/14/2003

Dealer replaced at 20,000 miles the left wheel bearing, and at 40,000 miles the right wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Consumer stated normally wheel bearings were replaced at 85,000 miles. Dealer stated that consumer should have bought an extended warranty and won't have this problem. Left wheel bearing failure occured at 20,000 miles. Dodge refused to talk to consumer's wife about the wheel bearing failure. Finally dealership replaced the wheel bearing at the cost of $100. 00. Consumer feels that it is premature for the wheel bearing to have failed for a front end truck that is female driven.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 16

Vehicle's front wheel bearings keeps going out. This causes lost of steering and brakes.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 17

The left tire was lose due to wheel bearing assembly and ball joints failure.


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