Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
13V038000Chrysler Group LLCfrom 12/01/2009 to 10/20/2011V (Vehicle)278222ODIChrysler Group LLC02/06/201302/06/2013
Defect SummaryChrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 ram 1500 trucks manufactured from february 27, 2008, through june 30, 2009, and from december 1, 2009, through october 20, 2011; model year 2009-2011 dodge dakota trucks manufactured from february 27, 2007, through june 30, 2009, and from december 1, 2009, through september 30, 2011; model year 2009 chrysler aspen trucks manufactured from january 3, 2008, through december 18, 2008; and model year 2009 dodge durango trucks manufactured from january 3, 2008, through december 18, 2008. the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized pinion spline that can allow relative motion between the nut and companion flange.
Consequence SummaryIf the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.
Corrective SummaryChrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during march 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
NotesThis campaign is an expansion of a recall campaign 12v-474.chrysler's recall campaign number is n08.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12V474000CHRYSLER GROUP LLCfrom 07/01/2009 to 11/30/2009V (Vehicle)44300ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC09/28/201209/28/2012
Defect SummaryChrysler is recalling certain model year 2009-2010, ram 1500 and dodge dakota trucks, manufactured from july 1, 2009, through november 30, 2009, because a rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to a lack of adhesive.
Consequence SummaryIf the rear axle pinion nut loosens, the axle can lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a vehicle crash with little warning.
Corrective SummaryChrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a pinion nut retainer, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in november 2012. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
NotesChrysler's recall campaign number is m34. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
POWER TRAIN
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure12V474000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure13V038000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/19/2012Rear differential failure
 The office of defects investigation has received 12 complaints alleging rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up in model year (my) 2009 through 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks.the complaints allege failures at various speeds with eight of the incidents reporting failures at speeds of 35 mph or greater.four of the complaints involving higher speed incidents allege that the failure resulted in a loss of control (e.g., vehicle spin, skid or yaw), including one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier.one complaint reports that the failure was caused by loosening of the rear differential pinion nut.most of the complaints allege that the failure resulted in drive shaft failure including one that reported the detached shaft end punctured the fuel tank.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure12V474000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure13V038000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/19/2012Rear differential failure
 The office of defects investigation has received 12 complaints alleging rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up in model year (my) 2009 through 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks.the complaints allege failures at various speeds with eight of the incidents reporting failures at speeds of 35 mph or greater.four of the complaints involving higher speed incidents allege that the failure resulted in a loss of control (e.g., vehicle spin, skid or yaw), including one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier.one complaint reports that the failure was caused by loosening of the rear differential pinion nut.most of the complaints allege that the failure resulted in drive shaft failure including one that reported the detached shaft end punctured the fuel tank.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure13V038000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure12V474000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/19/2012Rear differential failure
 The office of defects investigation has received 12 complaints alleging rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up in model year (my) 2009 through 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks.the complaints allege failures at various speeds with eight of the incidents reporting failures at speeds of 35 mph or greater.four of the complaints involving higher speed incidents allege that the failure resulted in a loss of control (e.g., vehicle spin, skid or yaw), including one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier.one complaint reports that the failure was caused by loosening of the rear differential pinion nut.most of the complaints allege that the failure resulted in drive shaft failure including one that reported the detached shaft end punctured the fuel tank.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure12V474000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure13V038000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/19/2012Rear differential failure
 The office of defects investigation has received 12 complaints alleging rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up in model year (my) 2009 through 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks.the complaints allege failures at various speeds with eight of the incidents reporting failures at speeds of 35 mph or greater.four of the complaints involving higher speed incidents allege that the failure resulted in a loss of control (e.g., vehicle spin, skid or yaw), including one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier.one complaint reports that the failure was caused by loosening of the rear differential pinion nut.most of the complaints allege that the failure resulted in drive shaft failure including one that reported the detached shaft end punctured the fuel tank.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure13V038000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure12V474000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/19/2012Rear differential failure
 The office of defects investigation has received 12 complaints alleging rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up in model year (my) 2009 through 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks.the complaints allege failures at various speeds with eight of the incidents reporting failures at speeds of 35 mph or greater.four of the complaints involving higher speed incidents allege that the failure resulted in a loss of control (e.g., vehicle spin, skid or yaw), including one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier.one complaint reports that the failure was caused by loosening of the rear differential pinion nut.most of the complaints allege that the failure resulted in drive shaft failure including one that reported the detached shaft end punctured the fuel tank.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure13V038000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure12V474000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/19/2012Rear differential failure
 The office of defects investigation has received 12 complaints alleging rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up in model year (my) 2009 through 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks.the complaints allege failures at various speeds with eight of the incidents reporting failures at speeds of 35 mph or greater.four of the complaints involving higher speed incidents allege that the failure resulted in a loss of control (e.g., vehicle spin, skid or yaw), including one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier.one complaint reports that the failure was caused by loosening of the rear differential pinion nut.most of the complaints allege that the failure resulted in drive shaft failure including one that reported the detached shaft end punctured the fuel tank.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure12V474000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021Chrysler Group LLC07/19/201203/05/2013Rear Differential Failure13V038000
 In a letter dated october 2, 2012, chrysler group llc (chrysler) submitted a defect information report (dir) to nhtsa identifying a safety defect in approximately 48,058 vehicles built with an axle pinion nut that can loosen, which could result in lock-up of the rear axle and/or separation of the rear drive shaft from the rear axle (nhtsa recall no. 12v-474).the vehicles involved in this recall are model year (my) 2009 and my 2010 dodge ram 1500 (46,677) and dodge dakota (1,381) vehicles manufactured between july 1, 2009 and november 30, 2009 built with 9.25
PE12021CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/19/2012Rear differential failure
 The office of defects investigation has received 12 complaints alleging rear differential failures resulting in rear wheel lock-up in model year (my) 2009 through 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup trucks.the complaints allege failures at various speeds with eight of the incidents reporting failures at speeds of 35 mph or greater.four of the complaints involving higher speed incidents allege that the failure resulted in a loss of control (e.g., vehicle spin, skid or yaw), including one resulting in a crash into a concrete barrier.one complaint reports that the failure was caused by loosening of the rear differential pinion nut.most of the complaints allege that the failure resulted in drive shaft failure including one that reported the detached shaft end punctured the fuel tank.a preliminary evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences of the alleged defect.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
03/14/201354000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated while driving 60 mph when both rear axle locked causing the rear suspension to fall off the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated there was a recall nhtsa campaign number: 12v474000 (power train). but the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle will be repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 54,000. mw
03/12/201333400
 Drive shaft and rear differential failed. vehicle stopped in left turn lane of intersection. with green light, pressed accelerator and loud bang was heard. vehicle would not move and upon inspection found broken drive shaft and broken differential.
03/12/201333400
 Drive shaft and rear differential failed. vehicle stopped in left turn lane of intersection. with green light, pressed accelerator and loud bang was heard. vehicle would not move and upon inspection found broken drive shaft and broken differential.
03/12/201333400
 Drive shaft and rear differential failed. vehicle stopped in left turn lane of intersection. with green light, pressed accelerator and loud bang was heard. vehicle would not move and upon inspection found broken drive shaft and broken differential.
02/16/201378000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the steering wheel began to shift to the side and the vehicle would not respond to acceleration attempts. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the rear drive shaft and the transfer case would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000. kmj
02/16/201378000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the steering wheel began to shift to the side and the vehicle would not respond to acceleration attempts. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the rear drive shaft and the transfer case would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000. kmj
02/16/201378000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the steering wheel began to shift to the side and the vehicle would not respond to acceleration attempts. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the rear drive shaft and the transfer case would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000. kmj
02/16/201378000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. while driving approximately 50 mph the steering wheel began to shift to the side and the vehicle would not accelerate. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated the rear drive shaft and transfer case would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 78,000. da
01/06/201322000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. while driving approximately 35 mph the rear end of the vehicle locked. the contact stopped the vehicle on the shoulder of the road to inspect it and noticed the drive shaft detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 22,000.
12/16/2012430001
 Vehicle was traveling at 70 mph. vibration and howling/whining noise started coming from the rearend,owner slowed down to exit the highway,as the vehicle was braking to a stop loud clunking and grinding noise coming from the rear end.the drive shaft separated from the rear end of the vehicle,right rear wheel locked and slid about 8 feet.. driver exited the vehicle,took picture of drive shaft on the ground underneath the truck. no previous indications of any problems. chrysler hot line was called. vin was identified as be involved in a recall m-34. recall notice had not been received by owner,dodge rep said recall notices were being sent out starting 5 dec 2012. vehicle was towed to nearest dodge dealer. *tr
12/16/201243000
 Vechicle was traveling at 70 mph. vibration and howling/whining noise started coming from the rearend,owner slowed down to exit the highway,as the vechicle was braking to a stop loud clunking and grinding noise coming from the rear end.the drive shaft seperated from the rear end of the vechicle,right rear wheel locked and slid about 8 feet.. driver exited the vehicle,took picture of drive shaft on the ground underneath the truck. no previous indications of any problems. chrysler hot line was called. vin was identified as be involved in a recall m-34. recall notice had not been recieved by owner,dodge rep said recall notices were being sent out starting 5 dec 2012. vehicle was towed to nearest dodge dealer.
12/16/201243000
 Vechicle was traveling at 70 mph. vibration and howling/whining noise started coming from the rearend,owner slowed down to exit the highway,as the vechicle was braking to a stop loud clunking and grinding noise coming from the rear end.the drive shaft seperated from the rear end of the vechicle,right rear wheel locked and slid about 8 feet.. driver exited the vehicle,took picture of drive shaft on the ground underneath the truck. no previous indications of any problems. chrysler hot line was called. vin was identified as be involved in a recall m-34. recall notice had not been recieved by owner,dodge rep said recall notices were being sent out starting 5 dec 2012. vehicle was towed to nearest dodge dealer.
12/16/201243000
 Vechicle was traveling at 70 mph. vibration and howling/whining noise started coming from the rearend,owner slowed down to exit the highway,as the vechicle was braking to a stop loud clunking and grinding noise coming from the rear end.the drive shaft seperated from the rear end of the vechicle,right rear wheel locked and slid about 8 feet.. driver exited the vehicle,took picture of drive shaft on the ground underneath the truck. no previous indications of any problems. chrysler hot line was called. vin was identified as be involved in a recall m-34. recall notice had not been recieved by owner,dodge rep said recall notices were being sent out starting 5 dec 2012. vehicle was towed to nearest dodge dealer.
11/13/201242000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that the rear differential froze on the vehicle and knocked out the rear axle, drive shaft and the transfer case. the contact was traveling 35 mph at the time of the failure. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told that the pinion nut on the rear differential was loose, causing the rear wheels to seize. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 42,000. kmj
11/13/201242000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that the rear differential froze on the vehicle and knocked out the rear axle, drive shaft and the transfer case. the contact was traveling 35 mph at the time of the failure. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told that the pinion nut on the rear differential was loose, causing the rear wheels to seize. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 42,000. kmj
11/13/201242000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that the rear differential froze on the vehicle and knocked out the rear axle, drive shaft and the transfer case. the contact was traveling 35 mph at the time of the failure. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told that the pinion nut on the rear differential was loose, causing the rear wheels to seize. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 42,000. kmj
11/13/201242000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that the rear differential froze on the vehicle and knocked out the rear axle, drive shaft and transfer case. the contact was traveling 35 mph at the time of the failure. the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was told the pinion nut on the rear differential worked loose causing the rear wheels to lock. the vin was not available. the failure mileage and current mileages were 42,000.rl
11/13/2012420001
 The driveshaft completely fell off my truck locking up the rear end. the truck bounced violently down the road leaving skid marks and holes in the pavement where the driveshaft hit it until the whole thing finally came off. smoke rolled from under the vehicle when it finally stopped. luckily i was on a side road and not in traffic when the failure occurred. under different road conditions & speed this failure could definitely have led to a roll-over and potentially fatal accident. i was not notified by chrysler of any potential failure. *tr
11/13/201242000
 The driveshaft completely fell off my truck locking up the rear end. the truck bounced violently down the road leaving skid marks and holes in the pavement where the driveshaft hit it until the whole thing finally came off. smoke rolled from under the vehicle when it finally stopped. luckily i was on a side road and not in traffic when the failure occured. under different road conditions & speed this failure could definately have led to a roll-over and potentially fatal accident. i was not notified by chrysler of any potential failure.
11/13/201242000
 The driveshaft completely fell off my truck locking up the rear end. the truck bounced violently down the road leaving skid marks and holes in the pavement where the driveshaft hit it until the whole thing finally came off. smoke rolled from under the vehicle when it finally stopped. luckily i was on a side road and not in traffic when the failure occured. under different road conditions & speed this failure could definately have led to a roll-over and potentially fatal accident. i was not notified by chrysler of any potential failure.
10/30/2012270001
 Drive shaft dropped out from the rear axle on the main road, rear axle locked up. both rear tires would not spin freely. all differential fluid leaked out from where the drive shaft once entered. truck is now in a dodge certified dealership. *tr
10/30/201227000
 Drive shaft dropped out from the rear axle on the main road, rear axle locked up. both rear tires would not spin freely. all differential fluid leaked out from where the drive shaft once entered. truck is now in a dodge certified dealership.
10/11/201265000
 Driving on highway in traffic, heard a loud clunking, scraping noise. pulled over and assessed that the drive shaft was hanging and had broken away from the rear differential. rear wheels were locked.
10/11/201265000
 Driving on highway in traffic, heard a loud clunking, scraping noise. pulled over and assessed that the drive shaft was hanging and had broken away from the rear differential. rear wheels were locked.
10/11/201265000
 Driving on highway in traffic, heard a loud clunking, scraping noise. pulled over and assessed that the drive shaft was hanging and had broken away from the rear differential. rear wheels were locked.
10/11/201265000
 Driving on highway in traffic, heard a loud clunking, scraping noise. pulled over and assessed that the drive shaft was hanging and had broken away from the rear differential. rear wheels were locked.
10/05/2012444001
 The rear differential in my ram locked up at 35 mph causing the driveshaft to break, the rear of the truck to jump in the air approximately 2ft, and making it skid for 40ft to a hard stop in the middle of the road near a busy intersection. dodge has yet to recognize this issue and to do something about it despite it happening to multiple rams. this is extremely dangerous!!! even the dealerships fail to show any concern over this issue. it was taken to miller dodge in martinsburg and will be looked at monday. *tr
10/05/2012444001
 The rear differential in my ram locked up at 35 mph causing the driveshaft to break, the rear of the truck to jump in the air approximately 2ft, and making it skid for 40ft to a hard stop in the middle of the road near a busy intersection. dodge has yet to recognize this issue and to do something about it despite it happening to multiple rams. this is extremely dangerous!!! even the dealerships fail to show any concern over this issue. it was taken to miller dodge in martinsburg and will be looked at monday. *tr
10/05/201244400
 The rear differential in my ram locked up at 35 mph causing the driveshaft to break, the rear of the truck to jump in the air approximately 2ft, and making it skid for 40ft to a hard stop in the middle of the road near a busy intersection. dodge has yet to recognize this issue and to do something about it despite it happening to multiple rams. this is extremely dangerous!!! even the dealerships fail to show any concern over this issue. it was taken to miller dodge in martinsburg and will be looked at monday.
10/05/201244400
 The rear differential in my ram locked up at 35 mph causing the driveshaft to break, the rear of the truck to jump in the air approximately 2ft, and making it skid for 40ft to a hard stop in the middle of the road near a busy intersection. dodge has yet to recognize this issue and to do something about it despite it happening to multiple rams. this is extremely dangerous!!! even the dealerships fail to show any concern over this issue. it was taken to miller dodge in martinsburg and will be looked at monday.
03/12/2011210001
 Driving around 35 mph started to hear whining noise. it kept getting louder then all the sudden alot of banging and the rear wheels locked up causing me to skid out of control. got out looked under the truck found my drive shaft on the ground. i have pictures of the damage for proof. dealer said the nut for the ring and pinion fell off. please make this a recall before someone dies. *tr
03/12/2011210001
 Driving around 35 mph started to hear whining noise. it kept getting louder then all the sudden alot of banging and the rear wheels locked up causing me to skid out of control. got out looked under the truck found my drive shaft on the ground. i have pictures of the damage for proof. dealer said the nut for the ring and pinion fell off. please make this a recall before someone dies. *tr
09/04/2012685401
 I as driving along the rearend started whining a little as i came to a stop. as i started to pull away it vibrated and then the driveline fell to the pavement. i called a towtruck and then the service dept at two different dealer ships and both told me it was not under warranty. so i took it to the shop my employer uses and they found that the pinion nut backed off and the driveline was bent. also it caused my rearend to lock up and have to be rebuilt. *tr
03/12/201121000
 Driving around 35 mph started to hear whining noise. it kept getting louder then all the sudden alot of banging and the rear wheels locked up causing me to skid out of control. got out looked under the truck found my drive shaft on the ground. i have pictures of the damage for proof. dealer said the nut for the ring and pinion fell off. please make this a recall before someone dies.
09/04/201268540
 I as driving along the rearend started whining a little as i came to a stop. as i started to pull away it vibrated and then the driveline fell to the pavement. i called a towtruck and then the service dept at two differant dealer ships and both told me it was not under warrantee. so i took it to the shop my employer uses and they found that the pinion nut backed off and the drivline was bent. also it caused my rearend to lock up and have to be rebuilt.
03/12/201121000
 Driving around 35 mph started to hear whining noise. it kept getting louder then all the sudden alot of banging and the rear wheels locked up causing me to skid out of control. got out looked under the truck found my drive shaft on the ground. i have pictures of the damage for proof. dealer said the nut for the ring and pinion fell off. please make this a recall before someone dies.
09/04/201268540
 I as driving along the rearend started whining a little as i came to a stop. as i started to pull away it vibrated and then the driveline fell to the pavement. i called a towtruck and then the service dept at two differant dealer ships and both told me it was not under warrantee. so i took it to the shop my employer uses and they found that the pinion nut backed off and the drivline was bent. also it caused my rearend to lock up and have to be rebuilt.
03/12/201121000
 Driving around 35 mph started to hear whining noise. it kept getting louder then all the sudden alot of banging and the rear wheels locked up causing me to skid out of control. got out looked under the truck found my drive shaft on the ground. i have pictures of the damage for proof. dealer said the nut for the ring and pinion fell off. please make this a recall before someone dies.
03/12/201121000
 Driving around 35 mph started to hear whining noise. it kept getting louder then all the sudden alot of banging and the rear wheels locked up causing me to skid out of control. got out looked under the truck found my drive shaft on the ground. i have pictures of the damage for proof. dealer said the nut for the ring and pinion fell off. please make this a recall before someone dies.
09/04/201268540
 I as driving along the rearend started whining a little as i came to a stop. as i started to pull away it vibrated and then the driveline fell to the pavement. i called a towtruck and then the service dept at two differant dealer ships and both told me it was not under warrantee. so i took it to the shop my employer uses and they found that the pinion nut backed off and the drivline was bent. also it caused my rearend to lock up and have to be rebuilt.
09/20/2012600005
 I have contacted dodge 5 times to have them replace my transmission and differential as they are not working properly. they don't shift when necessary, they don't engage when needed and as a result i have almost been in 2 accidents. the first happened a few weeks ago when after they had failed to detect any problems while my truck was in for service and my complaint that the transmission and differential were not working properly, the drive shaft actually fell off the truck while it was in motion and the bolt holding the u-joint for the drive shaft shot into the differential resulting in the rear wheels locking up. i was in the midst of traffic when this happened and 2 cars swerved to miss me. i had it towed to the dealer, and the replaced the drive shaft and a couple pieces in the differential, but didn't address the transmission issue and now the differential wasn't working properly and making noise. after contact dodge about it again, they are telling me that the dealer says there's nothing wrong so they wont replace the transmission or the differential even though they are covered under warranty. the dealer specifically told me that they know something is wrong, but they aren't sure exactly what and the only way to really fix the issues would be to replace the entire transmission and the entire differential because they each have some many parts to them. at this point, i would like to file an official complaint as it seems the only way dodge will honor their warranty is if someone dies. yesterday i was making a left turn and oncoming traffic almost hit me because the transmission wouldn't engage in gear for the truck to move forward. *tr
09/20/201260000
 I have contacted dodge 5 times to have them replace my transmission and differential as they are not working properly. they dont shift when necessary, they dont engage when needed and as a result i have almost been in 2 accidents. the first happened a few weeks ago when after they had failed to detect any problems while my truck was in for service and my complaint that thetransmission and differential were not working properly, the drive shaft actually fell off the truck while it was in motion and the bolt holding the u-joint for the drive shaft shot into the differential resulting in the rear wheels locking up. i was in the midst of traffic when this happened and 2 cars swerved to miss me. i had it towed to the dealer, and the relpaced the drive shaft and a couple pieces in the differential, but didn't address the transmission issue and now the differential wasn't working properly and making noise. after contact dodge about it again, they are telling me that the dealer says there's nothing wrong so they wont replace the transmission or the differential even thoug they are covered under warranty. the dealer specifically told me that they know something is wrong, but thaey arent sure exactly what and the only way to really fix the issues would be to replace the entire transmission and the entire differential because they each have som many parts to them. at this point, i would like to file an official complaint as it seems the only way dodge will honor their warranty is if someone dies. yesterdasy i was making a left turn and oncoming traffic almost hit me because the transmission wouldn't engage in gear for the truck to move forward.
09/20/201260000
 I have contacted dodge 5 times to have them replace my transmission and differential as they are not working properly. they dont shift when necessary, they dont engage when needed and as a result i have almost been in 2 accidents. the first happened a few weeks ago when after they had failed to detect any problems while my truck was in for service and my complaint that thetransmission and differential were not working properly, the drive shaft actually fell off the truck while it was in motion and the bolt holding the u-joint for the drive shaft shot into the differential resulting in the rear wheels locking up. i was in the midst of traffic when this happened and 2 cars swerved to miss me. i had it towed to the dealer, and the relpaced the drive shaft and a couple pieces in the differential, but didn't address the transmission issue and now the differential wasn't working properly and making noise. after contact dodge about it again, they are telling me that the dealer says there's nothing wrong so they wont replace the transmission or the differential even thoug they are covered under warranty. the dealer specifically told me that they know something is wrong, but thaey arent sure exactly what and the only way to really fix the issues would be to replace the entire transmission and the entire differential because they each have som many parts to them. at this point, i would like to file an official complaint as it seems the only way dodge will honor their warranty is if someone dies. yesterdasy i was making a left turn and oncoming traffic almost hit me because the transmission wouldn't engage in gear for the truck to move forward.
09/15/201249000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he heard an abnormally loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the wheels seized and the drive shaft fractured. as a result, he lost control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 49,000.
09/15/201249000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he heard an abnormally loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the wheels seized and the drive shaft fractured. as a result, he lost control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 49,000. kmj
09/15/201249000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he heard an abnormally loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the wheels seized and the drive shaft fractured. as a result, he lost control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 49,000. kmj
09/15/201249000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he heard an abnormally loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the wheels seized and the drive shaft fractured. as a result, he lost control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 49,000. kmj
09/15/201249000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he heard a very loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the wheels locked and the drive shaft fracturer. as a result, he lost control of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 49,000. pm
09/11/2012243041
 Was driving my 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup at 40 mph when i felt/heard something snap from underneath the truck, pulled off and saw the drive shaft had broke off the rear-end, damaged the transfercase, shredded out all the gears, and locked up the rear-end. vehicle is under warranty and the dealership honored all repairs under warranty. *tr
09/11/2012243041
 Was driving my 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup at 40 mph when i felt/heard something snap from underneath the truck, pulled off and saw the drive shaft had broke off the rear-end, damaged the transfercase, shredded out all the gears, and locked up the rear-end. vehicle is under warranty and the dealership honored all repairs under warranty. *tr
09/11/2012243041
 Was driving my 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup at 40 mph when i felt/heard something snap from underneath the truck, pulled off and saw the drive shaft had broke off the rear-end, damaged the transfercase, shredded out all the gears, and locked up the rear-end. vehicle is under warranty and the dealership honored all repairs under warranty. *tr
09/05/2012740001
 I was driving down the highway heard a high pitched whine and the boom the driveline came off the rear differential and the rear wheels locked up. i have researched this and many people have experienced the same problem. dealer has to replace all components from the center of the truck back. *tr
09/11/201224304
 Was driving my 2010 dodge ram 1500 pickup at 40 mph when i felt/heard something snap from underneath the truck, pulled off and saw the drive shaft had broke off the rear-end, damaged the transfercase, shredded out all the gears, and locked up the rear-end. vehicle is under warranty and the dealership honored all repairs under warranty.
09/05/2012740001
 I was driving down the highway heard a high pitched whine and the boom the driveline came off the rear differential and the rear wheels locked up. i have researched this and many people have experienced the same problem. dealer has to replace all components from the center of the truck back. *tr
09/05/2012740001
 I was driving down the highway heard a high pitched whine and the boom the driveline came off the rear differential and the rear wheels locked up. i have researched this and many people have experienced the same problem. dealer has to replace all components from the center of the truck back. *tr
09/05/201274000
 I was driving down the highway heard a high pitched whine and the boom the driveline came off the rear differential and the rear wheels locked up. i have researched this and many people have experienced the same problem. dealer has to replace all components from the center of the truck back.
09/05/201274000
 I was driving down the highway heard a high pitched whine and the boom the driveline came off the rear differential and the rear wheels locked up. i have researched this and many people have experienced the same problem. dealer has to replace all components from the center of the truck back.
08/11/2012826781
 I went to huntsville, alabama and got my two grandchildren on july 23, 2012 and they spent three weeks with me in michigan. on friday august 10, 2012, i took them home. on saturday, august 11, 2012 as i was driving down pulaski pike getting ready to make a left turn my truck would not turn. the man at the service station was waving for me to let my window down and i did and he said ma your drive shaft is on the ground. i got out of my truck and was astonished that this big long pipe was on the ground. my father came and said your pinion nut backed itself off the pinion and that there was no loctite on the pinion nut and that could have been very danger had it happen when i was carrying my grandchildren home. my father is a mechanic and he put my drive shaft back on and i drove my truck back to michigan and took my truck to moran chrysler jeep dealership in st. clair. and they said it was put back together ok but need a seal on the differential case but the people i work with knew they were using defected pinion nuts.i work at the marysville axle plant which it use to be detroit axle plant. *tr
08/11/2012826781
 I went to huntsville, alabama and got my two grandchildren on july 23, 2012 and they spent three weeks with me in michigan. on friday august 10, 2012, i took them home. on saturday, august 11, 2012 as i was driving down pulaski pike getting ready to make a left turn my truck would not turn. the man at the service station was waving for me to let my window down and i did and he said ma your drive shaft is on the ground. i got out of my truck and was astonished that this big long pipe was on the ground. my father came and said your pinion nut backed itself off the pinion and that there was no loctite on the pinion nut and that could have been very danger had it happen when i was carrying my grandchildren home. my father is a mechanic and he put my drive shaft back on and i drove my truck back to michigan and took my truck to moran chrysler jeep dealership in st. clair. and they said it was put back together ok but need a seal on the differential case but the people i work with knew they were using defected pinion nuts.i work at the marysville axle plant which it use to be detroit axle plant. *tr
08/11/2012826781
 I went to huntsville, alabama and got my two grandchildren on july 23, 2012 and they spent three weeks with me in michigan. on friday august 10, 2012, i took them home. on saturday, august 11, 2012 as i was driving down pulaski pike getting ready to make a left turn my truck would not turn. the man at the service station was waving for me to let my window down and i did and he said ma your drive shaft is on the ground. i got out of my truck and was astonished that this big long pipe was on the ground. my father came and said your pinion nut backed itself off the pinion and that there was no loctite on the pinion nut and that could have been very danger had it happen when i was carrying my grandchildren home. my father is a mechanic and he put my drive shaft back on and i drove my truck back to michigan and took my truck to moran chrysler jeep dealership in st. clair. and they said it was put back together ok but need a seal on the differential case but the people i work with knew they were using defected pinion nuts.i work at the marysville axle plant which it use to be detroit axle plant. *tr
08/11/201282678
 I went to huntsville, alabama and got my two grandchildren on july 23, 2012 and they spent three weeks with me in michigan. on friday august 10, 2012, i took them home. on saturday, august 11, 2012 as i was driving down pulaski pike geting ready to make a left turn my truck would not turn. the man at the service station was waving for me to let my window down and i did and he said ma your drive shaft is on the ground. i got out of my truck and was astonished that this big long pipe was on the ground. my father came and said your pinion nut backed itself off the pinion and that there was no loctite on the pinion nut and that could have been very danger had it happen when i was carrying my grandchildren home. my father is a mechanic and he put my drive shaft back on and i drove my truck back to michigan and took my truck to moran chrysler jeep dealership in st. clair. and they said it was put back together ok but need a seal on the differtial case but the people i work with knew they were using defected pinion nuts.i work at the marysville axle plant which it use to be detroit axle plant.
06/03/2012202311
 When slowing down kept hearing a humming noise coming from the rearend. about 10 minutes later i slowed down to make a turn and boom the driveshaft falls out of the rearend and the rear wheels lock up. the pinion nut had come off and pinion yolk (still attached to the driveshaft) came out of the rearend. the chrysler dealership determined that the driveshaft was not reusable and had to replace the rearend housing and all it's internal parts. *tr
07/09/2012620001
 While coming down highway 36 into susanville, calif. our truck started make a odd noise, we could not stop to check it out because of the road, as we came up on an area where wee could look at it got really loud and we heard a thump and the rear axle locked up. we then skid across the road to a pull off area what we found was our drive shaft had come out of the rear axle. the truck had to be towed into town where it still is. when we called on july 30th i was told there was 45 other trucks waiting for the same part, i called again on august 10th and they are now telling us maybe sometime in october. the problem has been identified by the national highway traffic safety administration. but i believe the scope of the problem is greater then what is being reported to federal agencies. *tr
06/03/2012202311
 When slowing down kept hearing a humming noise coming from the rearend. about 10 minutes later i slowed down to make a turn and boom the driveshaft falls out of the rearend and the rear wheels lock up. the pinion nut had come off and pinion yolk (still attached to the driveshaft) came out of the rearend. the chrysler dealership determined that the driveshaft was not reusable and had to replace the rearend housing and all it's internal parts. *tr
07/09/2012620001
 While coming down highway 36 into susanville, calif. our truck started make a odd noise, we could not stop to check it out because of the road, as we came up on an area where wee could look at it got really loud and we heard a thump and the rear axle locked up. we then skid across the road to a pull off area what we found was our drive shaft had come out of the rear axle. the truck had to be towed into town where it still is. when we called on july 30th i was told there was 45 other trucks waiting for the same part, i called again on august 10th and they are now telling us maybe sometime in october. the problem has been identified by the national highway traffic safety administration. but i believe the scope of the problem is greater then what is being reported to federal agencies. *tr
08/08/2012400001
 While traveling at speed of 15 mph,heard loud bang from rear the truck shook. vehicle was towed to dealership where they determined the differential broke due to mechanical failure. they did not say anything about transmission. ordered parts are on back order. *tr
06/03/2012202311
 When slowing down kept hearing a humming noise coming from the rearend. about 10 minutes later i slowed down to make a turn and boom the driveshaft falls out of the rearend and the rear wheels lock up. the pinion nut had come off and pinion yolk (still attached to the driveshaft) came out of the rearend. the chrysler dealership determined that the driveshaft was not reusable and had to replace the rearend housing and all it's internal parts. *tr
07/09/201262000
 While coming down highway 36 into susanville, calif. our truck started make a odd noise, we could not stop to check it out because of the road, as we came up on an area where wee could look at it it got really loud and we heard a thump and the rear axle locked up. we then skid across the road to a pull off area what we found was our drive shaft had come out of the rear axle. the truck had to be towed into town where it still is. when we called on july 30th i was told there was 45 other trucks waiting for the same part, i called again on august 10th and they are now telling us maybe sometime in october. the problem has been identified by the national highway traffic safety administration. but i believe the scope of the problem is greater then what is being reported to federal agencies.
08/08/2012400001
 While traveling at speed of 15 mph,heard loud bang from rear the truck shook. vehicle was towed to dealership where they determined the differential broke due to mechanical failure. they did not say anything about transmission. ordered parts are on back order. *tr
06/20/2012392001
 While on vacation i was driving 45 mph and heard a whinning noise coming from the rear of truck. it got louder and louder very quickly and then i heard a large banging noise and the rear wheels froze up causing the truck to skid to a stop in the middle of the road. got out of said truck and noticed the rear of the driveshaft laying on the ground. put it in 4 wheel drive to get of the road and noticed the rear wheels were locked solid and was barely able to get the truck to move to get of the road. the pinion nut came loose causing the driveshaft to fall off in turn the pinion moved in the rear axel causing catastrophic failure inside the rear differential. *tr
06/03/201220231
 When slowing down kept hearing a humming noise coming from the rearend. about 10 minutes later i slowed down to make a turn and boom the driveshaft falls out of the rearend and the rear wheels lock up. the pinion nut had come off and pinion yolk (still attached to the driveshaft) came out of the rearend. the chrysler dealership determined that the driveshaft was not reusable and had to replace the rearend housing and all it's internal parts.
07/09/201262000
 While coming down highway 36 into susanville, calif. our truck started make a odd noise, we could not stop to check it out because of the road, as we came up on an area where wee could look at it it got really loud and we heard a thump and the rear axle locked up. we then skid across the road to a pull off area what we found was our drive shaft had come out of the rear axle. the truck had to be towed into town where it still is. when we called on july 30th i was told there was 45 other trucks waiting for the same part, i called again on august 10th and they are now telling us maybe sometime in october. the problem has been identified by the national highway traffic safety administration. but i believe the scope of the problem is greater then what is being reported to federal agencies.
08/08/2012400001
 While traveling at speed of 15 mph,heard loud bang from rear the truck shook. vehicle was towed to dealership where they determined the differential broke due to mechanical failure. they did not say anything about transmission. ordered parts are on back order. *tr
06/20/2012392001
 While on vacation i was driving 45 mph and heard a whinning noise coming from the rear of truck. it got louder and louder very quickly and then i heard a large banging noise and the rear wheels froze up causing the truck to skid to a stop in the middle of the road. got out of said truck and noticed the rear of the driveshaft laying on the ground. put it in 4 wheel drive to get of the road and noticed the rear wheels were locked solid and was barely able to get the truck to move to get of the road. the pinion nut came loose causing the driveshaft to fall off in turn the pinion moved in the rear axel causing catastrophic failure inside the rear differential. *tr
07/09/201262000
 While coming down highway 36 into susanville, calif. our truck started make a odd noise, we could not stop to check it out because of the road, as we came up on an area where wee could look at it it got really loud and we heard a thump and the rear axle locked up. we then skid across the road to a pull off area what we found was our drive shaft had come out of the rear axle. the truck had to be towed into town where it still is. when we called on july 30th i was told there was 45 other trucks waiting for the same part, i called again on august 10th and they are now telling us maybe sometime in october. the problem has been identified by the national highway traffic safety administration. but i believe the scope of the problem is greater then what is being reported to federal agencies.
08/08/201240000
 While traveling at speed of 15 mph,heard loud bang from rear the truck shook. vehicle was towed to dealership where they determined the differential broke due to mechanical failure. they did not say anything about transmission. ordered parts are on back order.
06/20/2012392001
 While on vacation i was driving 45 mph and heard a whinning noise coming from the rear of truck. it got louder and louder very quickly and then i heard a large banging noise and the rear wheels froze up causing the truck to skid to a stop in the middle of the road. got out of said truck and noticed the rear of the driveshaft laying on the ground. put it in 4 wheel drive to get of the road and noticed the rear wheels were locked solid and was barely able to get the truck to move to get of the road. the pinion nut came loose causing the driveshaft to fall off in turn the pinion moved in the rear axel causing catastrophic failure inside the rear differential. *tr
06/20/201239200
 While on vacation i was driving 45 mph and heard a whinning noise coming from the rear of truck. it got louder and louder very quickly and then i heard a large banging noise and the the rear wheels froze up causing the truck to skid to a stop in the middle of the road. got out of said truck and noticed the rear of the driveshaft laying on the ground. put it in 4 wheel drive to get of the road and noticed the rear wheels were locked solid and was barely able to get the truck to move to get of the road. the pinion nut came loose causing the driveshaft to fall off in turn the pininon moved in the rear axel causing catostrophic failure inside the rear differental.
06/20/201239200
 While on vacation i was driving 45 mph and heard a whinning noise coming from the rear of truck. it got louder and louder very quickly and then i heard a large banging noise and the the rear wheels froze up causing the truck to skid to a stop in the middle of the road. got out of said truck and noticed the rear of the driveshaft laying on the ground. put it in 4 wheel drive to get of the road and noticed the rear wheels were locked solid and was barely able to get the truck to move to get of the road. the pinion nut came loose causing the driveshaft to fall off in turn the pininon moved in the rear axel causing catostrophic failure inside the rear differental.
07/04/2012300001
 The vehicle began making a whining noise in the rear during deceleration, both from simply letting off the accelerator and braking. noise began 50 miles from residence, and progressively became louder on the drive home. at roughly 17 miles from my current residence, a loud noise was heard followed by more loud rumbling and smoke from differential fluid slinging onto the exhaust. i turned on to a side road and began coasting until reaching a safe location to pull over; however, before stopping the rear differential locked up causing the truck to skid to a stop. upon exiting the vehicle, i could see the drive shaft hanging on the ground, it's rear connecting bolts sheared, and the differential yoke was missing. i could see the pinion shaft sloppily resting in the the differential where the yoke should have been. i paid to have it hauled to the local dodge dealership, who indicated they did not have a qualified rear end technician, and said i'd have to have it towed to another one at my personal expense 50 miles away. after contacting chrysler, they reimbursed my towing expense, and towed it to the other dealership. the second dealership said the ring and pinion were broken, and would have to be replaced along with the carrier. after waiting one month without my truck, i contacted them and was told the parts necessary to fix the vehicle were on backorder, and would not be available for 3 months. i called chrysler to expedite the parts, and that afternoon was told the parts had arrived, and would be fixed in 2-3 days. after one day, i was told chrysler okayed aftermarket parts to expedite the repair, but were flawed preventing correct repair. they offered to let me have it back, but warned me it would make more noise than before. i requested that they fix it right or not at all. chrysler then indicated parts would not be available for 5 months. *tr
07/04/2012300001
 The vehicle began making a whining noise in the rear during deceleration, both from simply letting off the accelerator and braking. noise began 50 miles from residence, and progressively became louder on the drive home. at roughly 17 miles from my current residence, a loud noise was heard followed by more loud rumbling and smoke from differential fluid slinging onto the exhaust. i turned on to a side road and began coasting until reaching a safe location to pull over; however, before stopping the rear differential locked up causing the truck to skid to a stop. upon exiting the vehicle, i could see the drive shaft hanging on the ground, it's rear connecting bolts sheared, and the differential yoke was missing. i could see the pinion shaft sloppily resting in the the differential where the yoke should have been. i paid to have it hauled to the local dodge dealership, who indicated they did not have a qualified rear end technician, and said i'd have to have it towed to another one at my personal expense 50 miles away. after contacting chrysler, they reimbursed my towing expense, and towed it to the other dealership. the second dealership said the ring and pinion were broken, and would have to be replaced along with the carrier. after waiting one month without my truck, i contacted them and was told the parts necessary to fix the vehicle were on backorder, and would not be available for 3 months. i called chrysler to expedite the parts, and that afternoon was told the parts had arrived, and would be fixed in 2-3 days. after one day, i was told chrysler okayed aftermarket parts to expedite the repair, but were flawed preventing correct repair. they offered to let me have it back, but warned me it would make more noise than before. i requested that they fix it right or not at all. chrysler then indicated parts would not be available for 5 months. *tr
07/04/2012300001
 The vehicle began making a whining noise in the rear during deceleration, both from simply letting off the accelerator and braking. noise began 50 miles from residence, and progressively became louder on the drive home. at roughly 17 miles from my current residence, a loud noise was heard followed by more loud rumbling and smoke from differential fluid slinging onto the exhaust. i turned on to a side road and began coasting until reaching a safe location to pull over; however, before stopping the rear differential locked up causing the truck to skid to a stop. upon exiting the vehicle, i could see the drive shaft hanging on the ground, it's rear connecting bolts sheared, and the differential yoke was missing. i could see the pinion shaft sloppily resting in the the differential where the yoke should have been. i paid to have it hauled to the local dodge dealership, who indicated they did not have a qualified rear end technician, and said i'd have to have it towed to another one at my personal expense 50 miles away. after contacting chrysler, they reimbursed my towing expense, and towed it to the other dealership. the second dealership said the ring and pinion were broken, and would have to be replaced along with the carrier. after waiting one month without my truck, i contacted them and was told the parts necessary to fix the vehicle were on backorder, and would not be available for 3 months. i called chrysler to expedite the parts, and that afternoon was told the parts had arrived, and would be fixed in 2-3 days. after one day, i was told chrysler okayed aftermarket parts to expedite the repair, but were flawed preventing correct repair. they offered to let me have it back, but warned me it would make more noise than before. i requested that they fix it right or not at all. chrysler then indicated parts would not be available for 5 months. *tr
05/15/201234200
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, a humming sound emitted from the power train. the contact applied the brakes and the rear differential seized, destroying the power train. the contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer. the dealer was unable to repair the vehicle due to part availability. the contact then traded the vehicle to the dealer. the failure mileage was 34,200.
05/15/201234200
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, a humming sound emitted from the power train. the contact applied the brakes and the rear differential seized, destroying the power train. the contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer. the dealer was unable to repair the vehicle due to part availability. the contact then traded the vehicle to the dealer. the failure mileage was 34,200.
07/25/201285200
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, both of the rear wheels locked. as a result, the drive shaft broke off the rear differential. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine what caused the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem who did not offer any assistance. the vin was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,200.
07/14/2012500001
 I was driving vehicle at 55 mph along undivided 2 lane highway. differential began to make whining noise and then within 1-2 minutes the rear differential locked up and the drive shaft yoke broke causing the drive shaft to drop to the ground. due to the speed, vehicle control was difficult while attempting to stop. once stopped, drive shaft yoke was obviously snapped off and passenger side rear tire had melted rubber from being dragged for a few hundred feet when differential locked up. vehicle was taken to deal and after 2 weeks determination was made that something seized in the differential and caused internals to be destroyed. dealer has not mentioned current recalls or investigations. as of now, i have been told that dodge is not making the parts needed and that a minimum of 1 month lead time is expected before parts become available. i am told no loaner vehicle or rental car will be provided. *tr
05/15/201234200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, a humming sound emitted from the power train. the contact applied the brakes and the rear differential seized, destroying the power train. the contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer. the dealer was unable to repair the vehicle due to part availability. the contact then traded the vehicle to the dealer. the failure mileage was 34,200. sm.
07/25/201285200
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, both of the rear wheels locked. as a result, the drive shaft broke off the rear differential. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine what caused the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem who did not offer any assistance. the vin was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,200.
07/14/2012500001
 I was driving vehicle at 55 mph along undivided 2 lane highway. differential began to make whining noise and then within 1-2 minutes the rear differential locked up and the drive shaft yoke broke causing the drive shaft to drop to the ground. due to the speed, vehicle control was difficult while attempting to stop. once stopped, drive shaft yoke was obviously snapped off and passenger side rear tire had melted rubber from being dragged for a few hundred feet when differential locked up. vehicle was taken to deal and after 2 weeks determination was made that something seized in the differential and caused internals to be destroyed. dealer has not mentioned current recalls or investigations. as of now, i have been told that dodge is not making the parts needed and that a minimum of 1 month lead time is expected before parts become available. i am told no loaner vehicle or rental car will be provided. *tr
07/23/2012240001
 I noticed the vehicle making a humming/rubbing sound coming from the rear end when moving 20-35mph and coming to a stop. i parked the vehicle until i was able to get it to the dealership, so the technician could test drive and locate the problem. upon his initial leaving he heard nothing so he proceeded to pick up the speed to 55mph to check for vibration in a neutral coast down. upon reaching 45mph the drive-shaft completely snapped and separated from the rear end assembly, resulting in the rear end completely locking up and sending the truck spinning out of control and the drive shaft swinging violently underneath the truck until the truck came to rest in the middle of the road. upon further inspection when the truck was towed back to the dealership the technician noticed the rack and pinion assembly completely unthreaded itself from the driveshaft resulting in a catastrophic failure of the rear end. as a result it completely destroyed the gears and components within the rear end housing including deep gashes into the housing itself rendering it unsafe to re-build on. the dealership has since ordered a whole new rear end assembly to be purchased and placed on the truck and currently waiting on parts as i write this letter. *tr
07/14/2012500001
 I was driving vehicle at 55 mph along undivided 2 lane highway. differential began to make whining noise and then within 1-2 minutes the rear differential locked up and the drive shaft yoke broke causing the drive shaft to drop to the ground. due to the speed, vehicle control was difficult while attempting to stop. once stopped, drive shaft yoke was obviously snapped off and passenger side rear tire had melted rubber from being dragged for a few hundred feet when differential locked up. vehicle was taken to deal and after 2 weeks determination was made that something seized in the differential and caused internals to be destroyed. dealer has not mentioned current recalls or investigations. as of now, i have been told that dodge is not making the parts needed and that a minimum of 1 month lead time is expected before parts become available. i am told no loaner vehicle or rental car will be provided. *tr
05/15/201234200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated while driving 45 mph the contact heard a humming sound from the power train. the contact applied the brakes and the rear differential locked destroying the power train. the contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer. the dealer was unable to repair the vehicle due to part availability. the contact then traded the vehicle to the dealer. the failure mileage was 34,200. jo
07/25/201285200
 Tl - the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, both of the rear wheels locked. as a result, the drive shaft broke off the rear differential. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine what caused the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem who did not offer any assistance. the vin was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,200. kmj
07/14/2012500001
 I was driving vehicle at 55 mph along undivided 2 lane highway. differential began to make whining noise and then within 1-2 minutes the rear differential locked up and the drive shaft yoke broke causing the drive shaft to drop to the ground. due to the speed, vehicle control was difficult while attempting to stop. once stopped, drive shaft yoke was obviously snapped off and passenger side rear tire had melted rubber from being dragged for a few hundred feet when differential locked up. vehicle was taken to deal and after 2 weeks determination was made that something seized in the differential and caused internals to be destroyed. dealer has not mentioned current recalls or investigations. as of now, i have been told that dodge is not making the parts needed and that a minimum of 1 month lead time is expected before parts become available. i am told no loaner vehicle or rental car will be provided. *tr
07/30/201170001
 Driving truck at approximately 65 mph to pass another vehicle. heard a loud, high pitched moaning/whining sound. truck lost power, pulled over to side of road. walked around truck to look for cause of problem, saw smoke, smelled burned metal, saw oily sheen on back of truck & on fender. looked under truck, saw a hole where a plug should have been in rear differential box. notified dodge roadside assistance for tow, contacted dodge/chrysler customer care to report problem, activate warranty. truck brought to dodge dealership who denied warranty, claimed vandalism the cause of the missing plug, not defect. pursued this with dodge who continued to deny fault. only submitting this now because saw an article online about differential failure on dodge, jeep products. due to denial of warranty coverage had to pay over $900 out of pocket and submit claim to insurance company. *tr
07/25/201285200
 Tl - the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, both of the rear wheels locked as a result the drive shaft broke off the rear differential. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine what cause the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem who did not offer any assistance. the vin was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,200. pm
07/14/201250000
 I was driving vehicle at 55 mph along undivided 2 lane highway. differential began to make whining noise and then within 1-2 minutes the rear differential locked up and the drive shaft yoke broke causing the drive shaft to drop to the ground. due to the speed, vehicle control was difficult while attempting to stop. once stopped, drive shaft yoke was obviously snapped off and passenger side rear tire had melted rubber from being dragged for a few hundred feet when differential locked up. vehicle was taken to deal and after 2 weeks determination was made that something seized in the differential and caused internals to be destroyed. dealer has not mentioned current recalls or investigations. as of now, i have been told that dodge is not making the parts needed and that a minimum of 1 month lead time is expected before parts become available. i am told no loaner vehicle or rental car will be provided.
07/23/2012240001
 I noticed the vehicle making a humming/rubbing sound coming from the rear end when moving 20-35mph and coming to a stop. i parked the vehicle until i was able to get it to the dealership, so the technician could test drive and locate the problem. upon his initial leaving he heard nothing so he proceeded to pick up the speed to 55mph to check for vibration in a neutral coast down. upon reaching 45mph the drive-shaft completely snapped and separated from the rear end assembly, resulting in the rear end completely locking up and sending the truck spinning out of control and the drive shaft swinging violently underneath the truck until the truck came to rest in the middle of the road. upon further inspection when the truck was towed back to the dealership the technician noticed the rack and pinion assembly completely unthreaded itself from the driveshaft resulting in a catastrophic failure of the rear end. as a result it completely destroyed the gears and components within the rear end housing including deep gashes into the housing itself rendering it unsafe to re-build on. the dealership has since ordered a whole new rear end assembly to be purchased and placed on the truck and currently waiting on parts as i write this letter. *tr
07/23/201224000
 I noticed the vehicle making a humming/rubbing sound coming from the rear end when moving 20-35mph and coming to a stop. i parked the vehicle until i was able to get it to the dealership, so the technician could test drive and locate the problem. upon his initial leaving he heard nothing so he proceeded to pick up the speed to 55mph to check for vibration in a neutral coast down. upon reaching 45mph the drive-shaft completely snapped and seperated from the rear end assembly, resulting in the rear end completely locking up and sending the truck spinning out of control and the drive shaft swinging violently underneath the truck unitl the truck came to rest in the middle of the road. upon further inspection when the truck was towed back to the dealrship the technician noticed the rack and pinon assembly completely unthreaded itself from the driveshaft resulting in a catastrophic failure of the rear end. as a result it completely destroyed the gears and components within the rear end housing inlcuding deep gashes into the housing itself rendering it unsafe to re-build on. the dealership has since ordered a whole new rear end assembly to be purchased and placed on the truck and currently waiting on parts as i write this letter.
07/30/201170001
 Driving truck at approximately 65 mph to pass another vehicle. heard a loud, high pitched moaning/whining sound. truck lost power, pulled over to side of road. walked around truck to look for cause of problem, saw smoke, smelled burned metal, saw oily sheen on back of truck & on fender. looked under truck, saw a hole where a plug should have been in rear differential box. notified dodge roadside assistance for tow, contacted dodge/chrysler customer care to report problem, activate warranty. truck brought to dodge dealership who denied warranty, claimed vandalism the cause of the missing plug, not defect. pursued this with dodge who continued to deny fault. only submitting this now because saw an article online about differential failure on dodge, jeep products. due to denial of warranty coverage had to pay over $900 out of pocket and submit claim to insurance company. *tr
07/30/20117000
 Driving truck at approximately 65 mph to pass another vehicle. heard a loud, high pitched moaning/whining sound. truck lost power, pulled over to side of road. walked around truck to look for cause of problem, saw smoke, smelled burned metal, saw oily sheen on back of truck & on fender. looked under truck, saw a hole where a plug should have been in rear differential box. notified dodge roadside assistance for tow, contacted dodge/chrysler customer care to report problem, activate warranty. truck brought to dodge dealership who denied warranty, claimed vandalism the cause of the missing plug, not defect. persued this with dodge who continued to deny fault. only submitting this now because saw an article online about differential failure on dodge, jeep products. due to denial of warranty coverage had to pay over $900 out of pocket and submit claim to insurance company.
01/13/2012270001
 Driving home from dinner, started to hear a loud whinning noise coming from the rear end started to slow down then next thing i knew i heard a loud thump drive shaft fell off and rear end locked up. dealer repaired it but i am always scared it could happen again and maybe at higher speeds. iam starting to notice this is starting to be a big deal for alot of people also. go on the ramforumz.com forum look under the 2010 year and there are people telling there stories. i hope nobody has to loose a life for someone to take action. *tr
07/30/20117000
 Driving truck at approximately 65 mph to pass another vehicle. heard a loud, high pitched moaning/whining sound. truck lost power, pulled over to side of road. walked around truck to look for cause of problem, saw smoke, smelled burned metal, saw oily sheen on back of truck & on fender. looked under truck, saw a hole where a plug should have been in rear differential box. notified dodge roadside assistance for tow, contacted dodge/chrysler customer care to report problem, activate warranty. truck brought to dodge dealership who denied warranty, claimed vandalism the cause of the missing plug, not defect. persued this with dodge who continued to deny fault. only submitting this now because saw an article online about differential failure on dodge, jeep products. due to denial of warranty coverage had to pay over $900 out of pocket and submit claim to insurance company.
01/13/2012270001
 Driving home from dinner, started to hear a loud whinning noise coming from the rear end started to slow down then next thing i knew i heard a loud thump drive shaft fell off and rear end locked up. dealer repaired it but i am always scared it could happen again and maybe at higher speeds. iam starting to notice this is starting to be a big deal for alot of people also. go on the ramforumz.com forum look under the 2010 year and there are people telling there stories. i hope nobody has to loose a life for someone to take action. *tr
01/13/201227000
 Driving home from dinner, started to hear a loud whinning noise comming from the rear end started to slow down then next thing i knew i heard a loud thump drive shaft fell off and rear end locked up. dealer repaired it but iam always scared it could happen again and maybe at higher speeds. iam starting to notice this is starting to be a big deal for alot of people also. go on the ramforumz.com forum look under the 2010 year and there are people telling there stories. i hope nobody has to loose a life for someone to take action.
01/13/201227000
 Driving home from dinner, started to hear a loud whinning noise comming from the rear end started to slow down then next thing i knew i heard a loud thump drive shaft fell off and rear end locked up. dealer repaired it but iam always scared it could happen again and maybe at higher speeds. iam starting to notice this is starting to be a big deal for alot of people also. go on the ramforumz.com forum look under the 2010 year and there are people telling there stories. i hope nobody has to loose a life for someone to take action.
06/29/2012560001
 I have a 1500 dodge 4x4. while driving home (with my three kids) i pulled up to a stop sign and noticed what felt like my brakes grinding. i rolled down my window and it was very load. i drove another 2 miles maybe, pulled up to another stop sign only to have my drive shaft hit the pavement. a few men selling vegetables on the corner helped push it backwards off the road. my husband later went to pick it up with one of his trailers and noticed that in 4x4 with the drive shaft removed it was still locked. the dealership has had it for three weeks and first had problems with the parts, then said that the parts were on back order, then said that the housing was delivered but the gears had to be investigated and released by a regional manager in order to be ordered. what would have happened if that had happened doing 75mph down the interstate that i was heading towards??? i have looked through forums and online and noticed that this is not too frequent but still common. what to do? three weeks without my vehicle, no end in site ordering the pieces of the rear end and still no answer on if the front end or transmission have issues. *tr
06/29/2012560001
 I have a 1500 dodge 4x4. while driving home (with my three kids) i pulled up to a stop sign and noticed what felt like my brakes grinding. i rolled down my window and it was very load. i drove another 2 miles maybe, pulled up to another stop sign only to have my drive shaft hit the pavement. a few men selling vegetables on the corner helped push it backwards off the road. my husband later went to pick it up with one of his trailers and noticed that in 4x4 with the drive shaft removed it was still locked. the dealership has had it for three weeks and first had problems with the parts, then said that the parts were on back order, then said that the housing was delivered but the gears had to be investigated and released by a regional manager in order to be ordered. what would have happened if that had happened doing 75mph down the interstate that i was heading towards??? i have looked through forums and online and noticed that this is not too frequent but still common. what to do? three weeks without my vehicle, no end in site ordering the pieces of the rear end and still no answer on if the front end or transmission have issues. *tr
06/29/2012560001
 I have a 1500 dodge 4x4. while driving home (with my three kids) i pulled up to a stop sign and noticed what felt like my brakes grinding. i rolled down my window and it was very load. i drove another 2 miles maybe, pulled up to another stop sign only to have my drive shaft hit the pavement. a few men selling vegetables on the corner helped push it backwards off the road. my husband later went to pick it up with one of his trailers and noticed that in 4x4 with the drive shaft removed it was still locked. the dealership has had it for three weeks and first had problems with the parts, then said that the parts were on back order, then said that the housing was delivered but the gears had to be investigated and released by a regional manager in order to be ordered. what would have happened if that had happened doing 75mph down the interstate that i was heading towards??? i have looked through forums and online and noticed that this is not too frequent but still common. what to do? three weeks without my vehicle, no end in site ordering the pieces of the rear end and still no answer on if the front end or transmission have issues. *tr
06/29/201256000
 I have a 1500 dodge 4x4. while driving home (with my three kids) i pulled up to a stop sign and noticed what felt like my brakes grinding. i rolled down my window and it was very load. i drove another 2 miles maybe, pulled up to another stop sign only to have my drive shaft hit the pavement. a few men selling vegitables on the corner helped push it backwards off the road. my husband later went to pick it up with one of his trailers and noticed that in 4x4 with the drive shaft removed it was still locked. the dealership has had it for three weeks and first had problems with the parts, then said that the parts were on back order, then said that the housing was delivered but the gears had to be investigated and released by a regional manager in order to be ordered. what would have happened if that had happened doing 75mph down the intersate that i was heading towards??? i have looked through forums and online and noticed that this is not too frequent but still common. what to do? three weeks without my vehicle, no end in site ordering the pieces of the rear end and still no answer on if the front end or transmission have issues.
06/29/201256000
 I have a 1500 dodge 4x4. while driving home (with my three kids) i pulled up to a stop sign and noticed what felt like my brakes grinding. i rolled down my window and it was very load. i drove another 2 miles maybe, pulled up to another stop sign only to have my drive shaft hit the pavement. a few men selling vegitables on the corner helped push it backwards off the road. my husband later went to pick it up with one of his trailers and noticed that in 4x4 with the drive shaft removed it was still locked. the dealership has had it for three weeks and first had problems with the parts, then said that the parts were on back order, then said that the housing was delivered but the gears had to be investigated and released by a regional manager in order to be ordered. what would have happened if that had happened doing 75mph down the intersate that i was heading towards??? i have looked through forums and online and noticed that this is not too frequent but still common. what to do? three weeks without my vehicle, no end in site ordering the pieces of the rear end and still no answer on if the front end or transmission have issues.
07/04/2012420001
 Started to hear a strange noise when i would let off the accelerator (empty truck, no trailer or cargo). i said to myself 'i need to get this to the shop tomorrow to see what is wrong with it.' the noise got louder, and before i got home, the nut holding on the drive shaft had fallen off and caused the drive shaft to drop to the ground and my rear end to lock up. i was disabled in the middle of an intersection and had to call a tow truck. after google searching the issue, i noticed there are many cases with 2009 and 2010 dodge ram 1500 trucks with this exact issue. this isn't a driveshaft issue, but rather a pinionrear end issue. seeing the numerous reports of this issue, i think a recall is the least that dodge should do in response to this issue. *tr
07/04/2012420001
 Started to hear a strange noise when i would let off the accelerator (empty truck, no trailer or cargo). i said to myself 'i need to get this to the shop tomorrow to see what is wrong with it.' the noise got louder, and before i got home, the nut holding on the drive shaft had fallen off and caused the drive shaft to drop to the ground and my rear end to lock up. i was disabled in the middle of an intersection and had to call a tow truck. after google searching the issue, i noticed there are many cases with 2009 and 2010 dodge ram 1500 trucks with this exact issue. this isn't a driveshaft issue, but rather a pinionrear end issue. seeing the numerous reports of this issue, i think a recall is the least that dodge should do in response to this issue. *tr
07/04/201242000
 Started to hear a strange noise when i would let off the accelerator (empty truck, no trailer or cargo). i said to myself 'i need to get this to the shop tomorrow to see what is wrong with it.' the noise got louder, and before i got home, the nut holding on the drive shaft had fallen off and caused the drive shaft to drop to the ground and my rear end to lock up. i was disabled in the middle of an intersection and had to call a tow truck. after google searching the issue, i noticed there are many cases with 2009 and 2010 dodge ram 1500 trucks with this exact issue. this isn't a driveshaft issue, but rather a pinionrear end issue. seeing the numerous reports of this issue, i think a recall is the least that dodge should do in response to this issue.
07/04/201242000
 Started to hear a strange noise when i would let off the accelerator (empty truck, no trailer or cargo). i said to myself 'i need to get this to the shop tomorrow to see what is wrong with it.' the noise got louder, and before i got home, the nut holding on the drive shaft had fallen off and caused the drive shaft to drop to the ground and my rear end to lock up. i was disabled in the middle of an intersection and had to call a tow truck. after google searching the issue, i noticed there are many cases with 2009 and 2010 dodge ram 1500 trucks with this exact issue. this isn't a driveshaft issue, but rather a pinionrear end issue. seeing the numerous reports of this issue, i think a recall is the least that dodge should do in response to this issue.
03/19/201250000
 I have a 2010 ram with 50k miles on it and just got a wake up call. while running with rush hour traffic, i took my foot off the gas, heard a loud whine, then kablam!!! the rear of the truck locked up and kicked me dead sideways, luckily i had just gotten into a gap between traffic. nothing like having a full size crew cab truck sliding sideways on an interstate in the middle of traffic. i managed to get the truck straightened up and as it was about to slide around the other way i heard the rear end explode and the rear wheels freed up and i got off the side of the road. kudos to the drivers behind me, cars and the 2 18 wheelers that were able to avoid t boning me as i went on this wonder ride. i climbed out the passenger door and called my dealer, they hooked me up with roadside and an hour later!!! with rush hour traffic just missing my truck by inches, i got to my dealer. they have yet to get it on the rack to look at it. i did crawl under it in the lot. drive shaft fell off. the pinion apparently came loose, i can see it inside the differential and all the threads are present. the drive shaft is beat all up, you can see where it hung on the frame when the truck went sideways. the front of the dif looks cracked, the pinion is inside the dif wedged against everything. the trans seams to be leaking fluid as well, cracked????? this is a major safety issue!!!! first mine is not the only ram this has happened to. my dealer has had 1 other in for the same issue, and another for no oil in the rear diff. its just a matter of time before this seriously hurts or kills someone. i have many moons of driving experience under my belt and was able to keep the truck from splattering. call it skill, luck, whatever, but it could've turned out very badly.
03/19/201250000
 I have a 2010 ram with 50k miles on it and just got a wake up call. while running with rush hour traffic, i took my foot off the gas, heard a loud whine, then kablam!!! the rear of the truck locked up and kicked me dead sideways, luckily i had just gotten into a gap between traffic. nothing like having a full size crew cab truck sliding sideways on an interstate in the middle of traffic. i managed to get the truck straightened up and as it was about to slide around the other way i heard the rear end explode and the rear wheels freed up and i got off the side of the road. kudos to the drivers behind me, cars and the 2 18 wheelers that were able to avoid t boning me as i went on this wonder ride. i climbed out the passenger door and called my dealer, they hooked me up with roadside and an hour later!!! with rush hour traffic just missing my truck by inches, i got to my dealer. they have yet to get it on the rack to look at it. i did crawl under it in the lot. drive shaft fell off. the pinion apparently came loose, i can see it inside the differential and all the threads are present. the drive shaft is beat all up, you can see where it hung on the frame when the truck went sideways. the front of the dif looks cracked, the pinion is inside the dif wedged against everything. the trans seams to be leaking fluid as well, cracked????? this is a major safety issue!!!! first mine is not the only ram this has happened to. my dealer has had 1 other in for the same issue, and another for no oil in the rear diff. its just a matter of time before this seriously hurts or kills someone. i have many moons of driving experience under my belt and was able to keep the truck from splattering. call it skill, luck, whatever, but it could've turned out very badly.
03/19/201250000
 I have a 2010 ram with 50k miles on it and just got a wake up call. while running with rush hour traffic, i took my foot off the gas, heard a loud whine, then kablam!!! the rear of the truck locked up and kicked me dead sideways, luckily i had just gotten into a gap between traffic. nothing like having a full size crew cab truck sliding sideways on an interstate in the middle of traffic. i managed to get the truck straightened up and as it was about to slide around the other way i heard the rear end explode and the rear wheels freed up and i got off the side of the road. kudos to the drivers behind me, cars and the 2 18 wheelers that were able to avoid t boning me as i went on this wonder ride. i climbed out the passenger door and called my dealer, they hooked me up with roadside and an hour later!!! with rush hour traffic just missing my truck by inches, i got to my dealer. they have yet to get it on the rack to look at it. i did crawl under it in the lot. drive shaft fell off. the pinion apparently came loose, i can see it inside the differential and all the threads are present. the drive shaft is beat all up, you can see where it hung on the frame when the truck went sideways. the front of the dif looks cracked, the pinion is inside the dif wedged against everything. the trans seams to be leaking fluid as well, cracked????? this is a major safety issue!!!! first mine is not the only ram this has happened to. my dealer has had 1 other in for the same issue, and another for no oil in the rear diff. its just a matter of time before this seriously hurts or kills someone. i have many moons of driving experience under my belt and was able to keep the truck from splattering. call it skill, luck, whatever, but it could've turned out very badly.
03/19/201250000
 I have a 2010 ram with 50k miles on it and just got a wake up call. while running with rush hour traffic, i took my foot off the gas, heard a loud whine, then kablam!!! the rear of the truck locked up and kicked me dead sideways, luckily i had just gotten into a gap between traffic. nothing like having a full size crew cab truck sliding sideways on an interstate in the middle of traffic. i managed to get the truck straightened up and as it was about to slide around the other way i heard the rear end explode and the rear wheels freed up and i got off the side of the road. kudos to the drivers behind me, cars and the 2 18 wheelers that were able to avoid t boning me as i went on this wonder ride. i climbed out the passenger door and called my dealer, they hooked me up with roadside and an hour later!!! with rush hour traffic just missing my truck by inches, i got to my dealer. they have yet to get it on the rack to look at it. i did crawl under it in the lot. drive shaft fell off. the pinion apparently came loose, i can see it inside the differential and all the threads are present. the drive shaft is beat all up, you can see where it hung on the frame when the truck went sideways. the front of the dif looks cracked, the pinion is inside the dif wedged against everything. the trans seams to be leaking fluid as well, cracked????? this is a major safety issue!!!! first mine is not the only ram this has happened to. my dealer has had 1 other in for the same issue, and another for no oil in the rear diff. its just a matter of time before this seriously hurts or kills someone. i have many moons of driving experience under my belt and was able to keep the truck from splattering. call it skill, luck, whatever, but it could've turned out very badly.
12/08/201131000
 The rear end seized which in turn snapped the drive shaft in half. the drive shaft then punctured the fuel tank, and flattened the spare tire. this happened while making a right hand turn onto a side street, my speed at the time was aprox 15 mph. it lifted the rear of the truck off the road and slammed down to a stop. i am glad i was not on the hiway.
12/08/201131000
 The rear end seized which in turn snapped the drive shaft in half. the drive shaft then punctured the fuel tank, and flattened the spare tire. this happened while making a right hand turn onto a side street, my speed at the time was aprox 15 mph. it lifted the rear of the truck off the road and slammed down to a stop. i am glad i was not on the hiway.
12/08/201131000
 The rear end seized which in turn snapped the drive shaft in half. the drive shaft then punctured the fuel tank, and flattened the spare tire. this happened while making a right hand turn onto a side street, my speed at the time was aprox 15 mph. it lifted the rear of the truck off the road and slammed down to a stop. i am glad i was not on the hiway.
11/11/201121495
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving approximately 75 mph and heard a loud noise outside the vehicle. suddenly, the vehicle spun out of control 360 degrees. the vehicle then fish-tailed and crashed into a concrete barrier. the drive shaft fractured and completely detached onto the road. a police report was filed of the incident. there were no personal injuries. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 21,495. kmj
11/11/201121495
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving approximately 75 mph and heard a loud noise outside the vehicle. suddenly, the vehicle spun out of control 360 degrees. the vehicle then fish-tailed and crashed into a concrete barrier. the drive shaft fractured and completely detached onto the road. a police report was filed of the incident. there were no personal injuries. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 21,495. kmj
11/11/201121495
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving approximately 75 mph and heard a loud noise outside the vehicle. suddenly, the vehicle spun out of control 360 degrees. the vehicle then fish-tailed and crashed into a concrete barrier. the drive shaft fractured and completely detached onto the road. a police report was filed of the incident. there were no personal injuries. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 21,495. js
11/11/201121495
 Tl-the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving approximately 75 mph and heard a loud noise outside the vehicle. suddenly, the vehicle spun out of control 360 degrees. the vehicle then fish-tailed and crashed into a concrete barrier. the drive shaft fractured and completely detached onto the road. a police report was filed of the incident. there were no personal injuries. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 21,495. js
09/07/201162000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving 55 mph when a whistling noise emitted from the rear end as the rear tires seized, causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 62,000.
09/07/201162000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving 55 mph when a whistling noise emitted from the rear end as the rear tires seized, causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 62,000.
09/07/201162000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving 55 mph when a whistling noise emitted from the rear end as the rear tires seized, causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 62,000. kmj
09/07/201162000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving 55 mph when a whistling noise emitted from the rear end as the rear tires seized, causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 62,000. kmj
09/07/201162000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 1500. the contact was driving 55 mph when a whistling noise emitted from the rear end, and the rear tires locked, causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer just confirmed that the rear end seized. the manufacturer was not contacted, and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 62,000. rds
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
11/13/20108350
 Drove vehicle for the first time in wet, slushy snow (on paved roadways) for about 45 minutes. snow packed in around transmission and transfer case causing shifter linkage to be physically impeded. could not put vehicle in park. ended up stuck in reverse with lever in park, causing a situation where vehicle could not be restarted or moved. had to get under vehicle to physically remove all snow from around transmission and transfer case before shifter linkage became unstuck.
11/13/20108350
 Drove vehicle for the first time in wet, slushy snow (on paved roadways) for about 45 minutes. snow packed in around transmission and transfer case causing shifter linkage to be physically impeded. could not put vehicle in park. ended up stuck in reverse with lever in park, causing a situation where vehicle could not be restarted or moved. had to get under vehicle to physically remove all snow from around transmission and transfer case before shifter linkage became unstuck.
11/13/20108350
 Drove vehicle for the first time in wet, slushy snow (on paved roadways) for about 45 minutes. snow packed in around transmission and transfer case causing shifter linkage to be physically impeded. could not put vehicle in park. ended up stuck in reverse with lever in park, causing a situation where vehicle could not be restarted or moved. had to get under vehicle to physically remove all snow from around transmission and transfer case before shifter linkage became unstuck.
11/13/20108350
 Drove vehicle for the first time in wet, slushy snow (on paved roadways) for about 45 minutes. snow packed in around transmission and transfer case causing shifter linkage to be physically impeded. could not put vehicle in park. ended up stuck in reverse with lever in park, causing a situation where vehicle could not be restarted or moved. had to get under vehicle to physically remove all snow from around transmission and transfer case before shifter linkage became unstuck.
11/13/20108350
 Drove vehicle for the first time in wet, slushy snow (on paved roadways) for about 45 minutes. snow packed in around transmission and transfer case causing shifter linkage to be physically impeded. could not put vehicle in park. ended up stuck in reverse with lever in park, causing a situation where vehicle could not be restarted or moved. had to get under vehicle to physically remove all snow from around transmission and transfer case before shifter linkage became unstuck.
11/13/20108350
 Drove vehicle for the first time in wet, slushy snow (on paved roadways) for about 45 minutes. snow packed in around transmission and transfer case causing shifter linkage to be physically impeded. could not put vehicle in park. ended up stuck in reverse with lever in park, causing a situation where vehicle could not be restarted or moved. had to get under vehicle to physically remove all snow from around transmission and transfer case before shifter linkage became unstuck.
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
12/01/2009300
 I bought new 2010 dodge ram 1500 trx 4x4 model quad cab from day one i get noise and vibration coming from rear of truck and is noticably worse when windows are down it has been in the dealers shop over 4 times and still has problem bought new in november 2009
12/01/2009300
 I bought new 2010 dodge ram 1500 trx 4x4 model quad cab from day one i get noise and vibration coming from rear of truck and is noticably worse when windows are down it has been in the dealers shop over 4 times and still has problem bought new in november 2009
12/01/2009300
 I bought new 2010 dodge ram 1500 trx 4x4 model quad cab from day one i get noise and vibration coming from rear of truck and is noticably worse when windows are down it has been in the dealers shop over 4 times and still has problem bought new in november 2009
12/01/2009300
 I bought new 2010 dodge ram 1500 trx 4x4 model quad cab from day one i get noise and vibration coming from rear of truck and is noticably worse when windows are down it has been in the dealers shop over 4 times and still has problem bought new in november 2009
12/01/2009300
 I bought new 2010 dodge ram 1500 trx 4x4 model quad cab from day one i get noise and vibration coming from rear of truck and is noticably worse when windows are down it has been in the dealers shop over 4 times and still has problem bought new in november 2009
06/30/20103000
 Exessive noise and vibration with rear windows in down position in 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab trx
06/30/20103000
 Exessive noise and vibration with rear windows in down position in 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab trx
06/30/20103000
 Exessive noise and vibration with rear windows in down position in 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab trx
06/30/20103000
 Exessive noise and vibration with rear windows in down position in 2010 dodge ram 1500 quad cab trx