Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SUSPENSION
07E009000L.K.I. ENTERPRISES, INC. E (Equipment)335003/12/2007MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC02/01/200702/01/2007
Defect SummaryCertain lki enterprises, inc., brand name superlift suspension, pitman arms sold as replacement equipment for 2003-2007 dodge ram 2500 and 3500 4x4 light trucks. due to inadequate heat treatment during production, the affected pitman arms may develop cracks in the upper splined attachment attachment to the steering output shaft. movement between the pitman arm and the output shaft may deform splines, resulting in premature wear and fatigue failure of the affected pitman arm.
Consequence SummaryPitman arm wear or failure may lead to loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryLki will notify owners and replace the pitman arm, if necessary. the recall began on march 12, 2007. owners may contact lki at 1-800-551-4955.
NotesLki recall no. 07-01pit.this recall only pertains to replacement lki, superlift suspension kits,and has no relation to any original equipment installed on dodge ram 4x4 light trucks manufactured by daimlerchrysler.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
08/13/2008510001
 Driving on interstate hit a bump the front end started wobbling bad , had to hit brakes to slow down for it to stop wobbling. went to three shops replace the stabilizer shock no help,replace the front shocks help for a while and wobbles again , i ,am afraid to drive it. *tr
08/13/2008510001
 Driving on interstate hit a bump the front end started wobbling bad , had to hit brakes to slow down for it to stop wobbling. went to three shops replace the stabilizer shock no help,replace the front shocks help for a while and wobbles again , i ,am afraid to drive it. *tr
08/13/200851000
 Driving on interstate hit a bump the front end started wobbling bad , had to hit brakes to slow down for it to stop wobblng. went to three shops replace the stabilizer shock no help,replace the front shocks help for a while and wobbles again , i ,am afraid to drive it.
08/13/200851000
 Driving on interstate hit a bump the front end started wobbling bad , had to hit brakes to slow down for it to stop wobblng. went to three shops replace the stabilizer shock no help,replace the front shocks help for a while and wobbles again , i ,am afraid to drive it.
11/01/2007600003
 Have had premature failure of front end parts: ball joints, tie rods, ujoints. i have replaced 3 times in last 5 years and again now having to replace. *tr
11/01/2007600003
 Have had premature failure of front end parts: ball joints, tie rods, ujoints. i have replaced 3 times in last 5 years and again now having to replace. *tr
11/01/200760000
 Have had premature failure of front end parts: ball joints, tie rods, ujoints. i have replaced 3 times in last 5 years and again now having to replace.
11/01/200760000
 Have had premature failure of front end parts: ball joints, tie rods, ujoints. i have replaced 3 times in last 5 years and again now having to replace.
10/16/2012991841
 I was driving my 2004 dodge 2500 4x4 diesel pickup at 40-45 mph. as i was going into a curve in the road, i drove over a rough part in the road and the steering wheel started shaking violently back and forth (left and right). it was very hard to control the vehicle, i nearly crashed into a car on one side of me and a bridge railing on the other side. i thought maybe one of the front wheels was coming off the axle or i had a blowout. i slowed down and finally got the vehicle under control. i took it to a diesel repair shop immediately after this happened and they found the steering stabilizer shock leaking, the outer tie rod at the drag link and inner tie rod had some play, and both upper ball joints had some play. they replaced the steering stabilizer shock, the right inner tie rod, and the right outer tie rod. these repairs came to close to $400. they mentioned the death wobble problem and suggested we might add additional aftermarket parts to the front suspension to prevent this from happening again. the shop could not do the work right then or i would have had it done. i do not feel safe driving this vehicle now; it took all my driving experience and strength to get control of the vehicle, i do not think a weaker or inexperienced driver could have kept the vehicle from crashing. after looking at all the evidence of this death wobble problem on the internet, i cannot believe that the problem has not been solved and the vehicles recalled. people could die and or be injured and probably already have. the accident would probably be blamed on driver error with broken parts blamed on the accident instead of on the broken parts causing the accident. *tr
10/16/201299184
 I was driving my 2004 dodge 2500 4x4 diesel pickup at 40-45 mph. as i was going into a curve in the road, i drove over a rough part in the road and the steering wheel started shaking violently back and forth (left and right). it was very hard to control the vehicle, i nearly crashed into a car on one side of me and a bridge railing on the other side. i thought maybe one of the front wheels was coming off the axle or i had a blowout. i slowed down and finally got the vehicle under control. i took it to a diesel repair shop immediately after this happened and they found the steering stabilizer shock leaking, the outer tie rod at the drag link and inner tie rod had some play, and both upper ball joints had some play. they replaced the steering stabilizer shock, the right inner tie rod, and the right outer tie rod. these repairs came to close to $400. they mentioned the death wobble problem and suggested we might add additional aftermarket parts to the front suspension to prevent this from happening again. the shop could not do the work right then or i would have had it done. i do not feel safe driving this vehicle now; it took all my driving experience and strength to get control of the vehicle, i do not think a weaker or inexperienced driver could have kept the vehicle from crashing. after looking at all the evidence of this death wobble problem on the internet, i cannot believe that the problem has not been solved and the vehicles recalled. people could die and or be injured and probably already have. the accident would probably be blamed on driver error with broken parts blamed on the accident instead of on the broken parts causing the accident.
10/16/201299184
 I was driving my 2004 dodge 2500 4x4 diesel pickup at 40-45 mph. as i was going into a curve in the road, i drove over a rough part in the road and the steering wheel started shaking violently back and forth (left and right). it was very hard to control the vehicle, i nearly crashed into a car on one side of me and a bridge railing on the other side. i thought maybe one of the front wheels was coming off the axle or i had a blowout. i slowed down and finally got the vehicle under control. i took it to a diesel repair shop immediately after this happened and they found the steering stabilizer shock leaking, the outer tie rod at the drag link and inner tie rod had some play, and both upper ball joints had some play. they replaced the steering stabilizer shock, the right inner tie rod, and the right outer tie rod. these repairs came to close to $400. they mentioned the death wobble problem and suggested we might add additional aftermarket parts to the front suspension to prevent this from happening again. the shop could not do the work right then or i would have had it done. i do not feel safe driving this vehicle now; it took all my driving experience and strength to get control of the vehicle, i do not think a weaker or inexperienced driver could have kept the vehicle from crashing. after looking at all the evidence of this death wobble problem on the internet, i cannot believe that the problem has not been solved and the vehicles recalled. people could die and or be injured and probably already have. the accident would probably be blamed on driver error with broken parts blamed on the accident instead of on the broken parts causing the accident.
10/16/201299184
 I was driving my 2004 dodge 2500 4x4 diesel pickup at 40-45 mph. as i was going into a curve in the road, i drove over a rough part in the road and the steering wheel started shaking violently back and forth (left and right). it was very hard to control the vehicle, i nearly crashed into a car on one side of me and a bridge railing on the other side. i thought maybe one of the front wheels was coming off the axle or i had a blowout. i slowed down and finally got the vehicle under control. i took it to a diesel repair shop immediately after this happened and they found the steering stabilizer shock leaking, the outer tie rod at the drag link and inner tie rod had some play, and both upper ball joints had some play. they replaced the steering stabilizer shock, the right inner tie rod, and the right outer tie rod. these repairs came to close to $400. they mentioned the death wobble problem and suggested we might add additional aftermarket parts to the front suspension to prevent this from happening again. the shop could not do the work right then or i would have had it done. i do not feel safe driving this vehicle now; it took all my driving experience and strength to get control of the vehicle, i do not think a weaker or inexperienced driver could have kept the vehicle from crashing. after looking at all the evidence of this death wobble problem on the internet, i cannot believe that the problem has not been solved and the vehicles recalled. people could die and or be injured and probably already have. the accident would probably be blamed on driver error with broken parts blamed on the accident instead of on the broken parts causing the accident.
09/18/2012182000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. the contact stated that there was a rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 182,000.
09/18/2012182000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. the contact stated that there was a rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 182,000. kmj
09/18/2012182000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. the contact stated that there was a rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 182,000. kmj
09/18/2012182000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. the contact stated that there was a rattling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 182,000. pm
09/23/20111420001
 I was driving down the highway at 70 mph when my truck went into what consumers are calling the death wobble. the truck started shaking uncontrollably, making it hard to drive. it has continued to do it, and mechanics are having a difficult time finding out what is wrong. my wife and son were in the truck with me when it happened the first time, and i'm afraid for them to ride in the truck now because of it. i shouldn't have to fear driving my main source of transportation...especially when it's not a bad vehicle. i'm noticing numerous complaints regarding this issue. *tr
09/23/20111420001
 I was driving down the highway at 70 mph when my truck went into what consumers are calling the death wobble. the truck started shaking uncontrollably, making it hard to drive. it has continued to do it, and mechanics are having a difficult time finding out what is wrong. my wife and son were in the truck with me when it happened the first time, and i'm afraid for them to ride in the truck now because of it. i shouldn't have to fear driving my main source of transportation...especially when it's not a bad vehicle. i'm noticing numerous complaints regarding this issue. *tr
09/23/2011142000
 I was driving down the highway at 70 mph when my truck went into what consumers are calling the death wobble. the truck started shaking uncontrollably, making it hard to drive. it has continued to do it, and mechanics are having a difficult time finding out what is wrong. my wife and son were in the truck with me when it happened the first time, and i'm afraid for them to ride in the truck now because of it. i shouldn't have to fear driving my main source of transportation...especially when it's not a bad vehicle. i'm noticing numerous complaints regarding this issue.
08/01/2012743211
 While driving at 55mph and above,hit bump on highway and the front end started to shake violently. the truck almost went into the other lane. *tr
08/01/2012743211
 While driving at 55mph and above,hit bump on highway and the front end started to shake violently. the truck almost went into the other lane. *tr
08/01/2012743211
 While driving at 55mph and above,hit bump on highway and the front end started to shake violently. the truck almost went into the other lane. *tr
06/01/2010110000
 When going over a bump in the road at approximately 50 mph, uncontrolled suspension oscillation, or death wobble, occurs. once it begins, nearly all steering control is lost. the only thing that can be done at the time is to rapidly decelerate to around 30 mph. this is very dangerous for drivers of these vehicles and anyone near by. i have spent thousands of dollars replacing factory parts with high end aftermarket upgrades and it always comes back.
06/01/2010110000
 When going over a bump in the road at approximately 50 mph, uncontrolled suspension oscillation, or death wobble, occurs. once it begins, nearly all steering control is lost. the only thing that can be done at the time is to rapidly decelerate to around 30 mph. this is very dangerous for drivers of these vehicles and anyone near by. i have spent thousands of dollars replacing factory parts with high end aftermarket upgrades and it always comes back.
06/01/2010110000
 When going over a bump in the road at approximately 50 mph, uncontrolled suspension oscillation, or death wobble, occurs. once it begins, nearly all steering control is lost. the only thing that can be done at the time is to rapidly decelerate to around 30 mph. this is very dangerous for drivers of these vehicles and anyone near by. i have spent thousands of dollars replacing factory parts with high end aftermarket upgrades and it always comes back.
06/01/2010110000
 When going over a bump in the road at approximately 50 mph, uncontrolled suspension oscillation, or death wobble, occurs. once it begins, nearly all steering control is lost. the only thing that can be done at the time is to rapidly decelerate to around 30 mph. this is very dangerous for drivers of these vehicles and anyone near by. i have spent thousands of dollars replacing factory parts with high end aftermarket upgrades and it always comes back.
02/15/200935000
 @ roughly 30,000 mi i hit a pothole on the freeway (i-80) at hiway speed. immediately got a severe front end shimmy/bounce. had to slow to about 30mph to get it to stop. i took it to the dodge dealer (don wier in reno) who said it wasn't covered by (50,000 mi) warranty and wanted $2300 to fix it. took it to a 4 wheel drive specialist who replaced the track bar. about 10,000 miles later it did it again. this time they replaced the upper and lower ball joints. recently (70,000 mi) it happened again so i took it back. they checked and tightened everything & rebalanced tires and wheel and said they could find nothing wrong. two days later i got a violent freeway shimmy and it did it again today. i could have easily lost control of the vehicle and been in a serious wreck in either instance. this is dangerous and dodge doesn't seem to give a damn. i need the truck but i am afraid to drive it.
02/15/200935000
 @ roughly 30,000 mi i hit a pothole on the freeway (i-80) at hiway speed. immediately got a severe front end shimmy/bounce. had to slow to about 30mph to get it to stop. i took it to the dodge dealer (don wier in reno) who said it wasn't covered by (50,000 mi) warranty and wanted $2300 to fix it. took it to a 4 wheel drive specialist who replaced the track bar. about 10,000 miles later it did it again. this time they replaced the upper and lower ball joints. recently (70,000 mi) it happened again so i took it back. they checked and tightened everything & rebalanced tires and wheel and said they could find nothing wrong. two days later i got a violent freeway shimmy and it did it again today. i could have easily lost control of the vehicle and been in a serious wreck in either instance. this is dangerous and dodge doesn't seem to give a damn. i need the truck but i am afraid to drive it.
02/15/200935000
 @ roughly 30,000 mi i hit a pothole on the freeway (i-80) at hiway speed. immediately got a severe front end shimmy/bounce. had to slow to about 30mph to get it to stop. i took it to the dodge dealer (don wier in reno) who said it wasn't covered by (50,000 mi) warranty and wanted $2300 to fix it. took it to a 4 wheel drive specialist who replaced the track bar. about 10,000 miles later it did it again. this time they replaced the upper and lower ball joints. recently (70,000 mi) it happened again so i took it back. they checked and tightened everything & rebalanced tires and wheel and said they could find nothing wrong. two days later i got a violent freeway shimmy and it did it again today. i could have easily lost control of the vehicle and been in a serious wreck in either instance. this is dangerous and dodge doesn't seem to give a damn. i need the truck but i am afraid to drive it.
02/15/200935000
 @ roughly 30,000 mi i hit a pothole on the freeway (i-80) at hiway speed. immediately got a severe front end shimmy/bounce. had to slow to about 30mph to get it to stop. i took it to the dodge dealer (don wier in reno) who said it wasn't covered by (50,000 mi) warranty and wanted $2300 to fix it. took it to a 4 wheel drive specialist who replaced the track bar. about 10,000 miles later it did it again. this time they replaced the upper and lower ball joints. recently (70,000 mi) it happened again so i took it back. they checked and tightened everything & rebalanced tires and wheel and said they could find nothing wrong. two days later i got a violent freeway shimmy and it did it again today. i could have easily lost control of the vehicle and been in a serious wreck in either instance. this is dangerous and dodge doesn't seem to give a damn. i need the truck but i am afraid to drive it.
02/15/200935000
 @ roughly 30,000 mi i hit a pothole on the freeway (i-80) at hiway speed. immediately got a severe front end shimmy/bounce. had to slow to about 30mph to get it to stop. i took it to the dodge dealer (don wier in reno) who said it wasn't covered by (50,000 mi) warranty and wanted $2300 to fix it. took it to a 4 wheel drive specialist who replaced the track bar. about 10,000 miles later it did it again. this time they replaced the upper and lower ball joints. recently (70,000 mi) it happened again so i took it back. they checked and tightened everything & rebalanced tires and wheel and said they could find nothing wrong. two days later i got a violent freeway shimmy and it did it again today. i could have easily lost control of the vehicle and been in a serious wreck in either instance. this is dangerous and dodge doesn't seem to give a damn. i need the truck but i am afraid to drive it.
03/15/200952000
 When i was driving back from a trip i hit a rough patch in the highway and the truck immediately started violently shaking from side to side as though it were bouncing from one front tire to the other in the front end. as i slowed down to pull over the shaking eventually stopped. we checked the car and there seemed to be nothing wrong, but the truck seemed to do the shaking to smaller and smaller bumps on the road and the passenger side tire started to show a marked amount more wear than the others. we replaced the shocks, the outer tire rod, stabalizer shocks, tires and the shaking went away for about a year before it came back. this is very dangerous as the car is very hard to control when it happens and you have to break immediately. when i was called in for a recall, for a seperate issue, by dodge i tried to talk to the men in the service department about it and they pretended to no nothing about the death wobble that i have read about all over the internet and when discussing it with a friend found out he had the same experience with it. it is definately a defect or design flaw in these dodge trucks, and while i was hoping that dodge would step up and do a recall, the very least i would have hoped for was an explanation of what i can do to fix it from the dealer rather than a denial of there being a problem at all. i cannot afford to replace this truck and cannot afford to replace the complete front end suspension every year. someone needs to make dodge step up and investigate this problem so that people like myself can fix the problem and know that we will have a safe truck to haul with.
03/15/200952000
 When i was driving back from a trip i hit a rough patch in the highway and the truck immediately started violently shaking from side to side as though it were bouncing from one front tire to the other in the front end. as i slowed down to pull over the shaking eventually stopped. we checked the car and there seemed to be nothing wrong, but the truck seemed to do the shaking to smaller and smaller bumps on the road and the passenger side tire started to show a marked amount more wear than the others. we replaced the shocks, the outer tire rod, stabalizer shocks, tires and the shaking went away for about a year before it came back. this is very dangerous as the car is very hard to control when it happens and you have to break immediately. when i was called in for a recall, for a seperate issue, by dodge i tried to talk to the men in the service department about it and they pretended to no nothing about the death wobble that i have read about all over the internet and when discussing it with a friend found out he had the same experience with it. it is definately a defect or design flaw in these dodge trucks, and while i was hoping that dodge would step up and do a recall, the very least i would have hoped for was an explanation of what i can do to fix it from the dealer rather than a denial of there being a problem at all. i cannot afford to replace this truck and cannot afford to replace the complete front end suspension every year. someone needs to make dodge step up and investigate this problem so that people like myself can fix the problem and know that we will have a safe truck to haul with.
03/15/200952000
 When i was driving back from a trip i hit a rough patch in the highway and the truck immediately started violently shaking from side to side as though it were bouncing from one front tire to the other in the front end. as i slowed down to pull over the shaking eventually stopped. we checked the car and there seemed to be nothing wrong, but the truck seemed to do the shaking to smaller and smaller bumps on the road and the passenger side tire started to show a marked amount more wear than the others. we replaced the shocks, the outer tire rod, stabalizer shocks, tires and the shaking went away for about a year before it came back. this is very dangerous as the car is very hard to control when it happens and you have to break immediately. when i was called in for a recall, for a seperate issue, by dodge i tried to talk to the men in the service department about it and they pretended to no nothing about the death wobble that i have read about all over the internet and when discussing it with a friend found out he had the same experience with it. it is definately a defect or design flaw in these dodge trucks, and while i was hoping that dodge would step up and do a recall, the very least i would have hoped for was an explanation of what i can do to fix it from the dealer rather than a denial of there being a problem at all. i cannot afford to replace this truck and cannot afford to replace the complete front end suspension every year. someone needs to make dodge step up and investigate this problem so that people like myself can fix the problem and know that we will have a safe truck to haul with.
03/15/200952000
 When i was driving back from a trip i hit a rough patch in the highway and the truck immediately started violently shaking from side to side as though it were bouncing from one front tire to the other in the front end. as i slowed down to pull over the shaking eventually stopped. we checked the car and there seemed to be nothing wrong, but the truck seemed to do the shaking to smaller and smaller bumps on the road and the passenger side tire started to show a marked amount more wear than the others. we replaced the shocks, the outer tire rod, stabalizer shocks, tires and the shaking went away for about a year before it came back. this is very dangerous as the car is very hard to control when it happens and you have to break immediately. when i was called in for a recall, for a seperate issue, by dodge i tried to talk to the men in the service department about it and they pretended to no nothing about the death wobble that i have read about all over the internet and when discussing it with a friend found out he had the same experience with it. it is definately a defect or design flaw in these dodge trucks, and while i was hoping that dodge would step up and do a recall, the very least i would have hoped for was an explanation of what i can do to fix it from the dealer rather than a denial of there being a problem at all. i cannot afford to replace this truck and cannot afford to replace the complete front end suspension every year. someone needs to make dodge step up and investigate this problem so that people like myself can fix the problem and know that we will have a safe truck to haul with.
03/15/200952000
 When i was driving back from a trip i hit a rough patch in the highway and the truck immediately started violently shaking from side to side as though it were bouncing from one front tire to the other in the front end. as i slowed down to pull over the shaking eventually stopped. we checked the car and there seemed to be nothing wrong, but the truck seemed to do the shaking to smaller and smaller bumps on the road and the passenger side tire started to show a marked amount more wear than the others. we replaced the shocks, the outer tire rod, stabalizer shocks, tires and the shaking went away for about a year before it came back. this is very dangerous as the car is very hard to control when it happens and you have to break immediately. when i was called in for a recall, for a seperate issue, by dodge i tried to talk to the men in the service department about it and they pretended to no nothing about the death wobble that i have read about all over the internet and when discussing it with a friend found out he had the same experience with it. it is definately a defect or design flaw in these dodge trucks, and while i was hoping that dodge would step up and do a recall, the very least i would have hoped for was an explanation of what i can do to fix it from the dealer rather than a denial of there being a problem at all. i cannot afford to replace this truck and cannot afford to replace the complete front end suspension every year. someone needs to make dodge step up and investigate this problem so that people like myself can fix the problem and know that we will have a safe truck to haul with.
07/01/200870000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end started shaking abnormally and would occur intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. the contact stated repairs were made but was unaware of the exact repairs. the failure persisted and the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. the vin was not available.
07/01/200870000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end started shaking abnormally and would occur intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. the contact stated repairs were made but was unaware of the exact repairs. the failure persisted and the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. the vin was not available.
01/21/2010440003
 Dodge death wobble. i have a 2004 dodge ram 2500 that has the death wobble. i see not many have been reported, but everyone ends up with it at one point. read message boards. they all talk about their experiences. i have to pay 300 bucks to replace parts that are recommended to possibly solve the problem. it is not deadly if handled correctly, but it causes you to have to stop immediately. i had to stop 3 times on the pa turnpike over the weekend. just got back from dealer. only suggested to try changing the steering dampener. that is not the issue though. *tr
11/24/20061
 I own a dodge ram 2400 and it definitely has the death wobble. when i heard about this problem on the radio and heard them call it the death wobble, i was completely aware of what they were talking about. this is a very good way to describe what happens while you are driving. i have had this problem since 2006. i reported the problem to my local dealer-greenway dodge in orlando fl. greenway attempted to fix the problem on 11/24/06 and 12/26/06. if they cannot mimic the problem, they say it does not exist. i have the truck shaking violently on video. after greenway supposedly fixed the problem, we went on a family vacation. within the first hour of the trip, the truck was shaking violently and my husband had to do whatever he could to control the vehicle. i took the camera out and recorded what was going on. greenway did not even want to see the video. i told them they returned the truck to us without fixing it and that it was a deathtrap for our family and others on the road. i have made complaints to dodge customer assistance center and received no help. i contacted the news back in 2007 and received no help. i printed out many many complaints regarding this truck at the www.complaints.com website. this dodge ram truck has had this problem for many years. it is not just the make and model that i have. dodge and chrysler know of this problem and they are leaving these deathtraps on the road. the entire truck should have been recalled! i am amazed that this company does not care about its customers and does not care about anyone on the road. everytime we get into the truck we risk our lives and the lives of anyone on the road. not every truck will stop wobbling when you slow down either. we have to actually pull off to the side of the road, turn off the engine and then start all over again. if we are in the left lane of a 3 lane highway and have to pull over to the side, we have to go across all the lanes and hope that we make it. *tr
08/03/2009109500212/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500 quad st/slt. the contact stated that the front end of the vehicle shakes violently while driving approximately 70 mph. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the front stabilizer rod at the cost of $1,000. the failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. the dealer stated that the tires needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was 109,500 and current mileage was 109,900. updated 10/06/09. *lj the consumer stated the tires were worn out on the outside only. even when the vehicle had an alignment and the tires rotated the problem still remained the same. the fuel pump module was replaced. updated 10/09/09.*jb
03/03/200825000301/05/2006
 I have had several problems with the front end of my 2004 dodge ram 2500 3/4 ton four wheel drive ranging from poor ride (shaking and shimmying), tire wear, and several gearboxes being replaced. i originally took it in with 35,000 miles on it to the dealership and they told me the problem was due to the tires being out of balance and that the tire were wore wrong causing the shimmy feeling. now, two years later the tires on the right side are destroyed, so i took it back to the dealer and they told me it needed an alignment. i took it to local tire company to have new tires and an alignment done and they informed me that the upper and lower ball joints the need to be replaced along with one tie rod at 52,000 miles, costing $1,500 for the work on the front end and $900 for tires. for a vechicle that has never been abused or seriously taken off-road this is ridiculous. *tr
08/05/200735000809/05/2004
 Vehicle has an uncontrollable shimmy or wobble sometimes at speeds above 40 mph. it seems that there is no rhyme or reason as to when it might occur but is usually precipitated by only minor highway bumps or dips. it will not come back under control until the vehicle slows down considerably. i have had times when i have had to pull over to the side of the road. *jb
04/24/200760000204/13/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. while driving approximately 75 mph under normal driving conditions the vehicle began to vibrate violently. the contact was able to reach his destination, but had to drive approximately 55 mph to prevent the vibration. the vehicle was currently being inspected by the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 60,000.*ak the consumer stated the vehicle is company property and assigned to him. the dealer to the consumer the steering stabilizer had worn out. updated 07/06/07. *jb
05/02/200631000112/05/2003
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at highway speeds of 60mph over bumps, the vehicle violently vibrates intermittently until the brakes are depressed and released. the vibration can be felt through the steering wheel. when the vehicle was taken to the dealership, they determined the upper and lower ball joints on both sides were replaced due to excessive play. however, the replacement of the ball joints did not correct the problem. the vehicle was returned to the dealership on 5-03-06 where the steering damper was replaced. the contact is unsure if this repair has corrected the problem because of its intermittence nature of this defect .
03/05/20053000111/21/2004
 Dt: vehicle dies while driving and has no stopping power. consumer has taken vehicle to service department and it has been fixed twice. the last time he took it in they didn't want to put it on the machine to check to see if anything was wrong. this happened at least once every week.*ak there was a problem with the front suspension making a clicking/popping noise. even though dealer could not get it to duplicate they tightened the suspension bolts. *tt *nm
01/13/200510500307/28/2004
 This vehicle is subject to violent shaking of the left front suspension upon hitting a bump at highway speeds. the shaking is so violent that it causes the truck to jump out of it's lane. this has now happened for the third time in 10,000 miles. there are no modifications to this suspension system. i drove directly to the dealer who inspected the truck but report nothing is wrong with it. i have since found many complaints describing this phenomena on the internet. all describe this the same way - as violent shaking - and all report the same cause ie., highway speeds and small bump or break in the pavement such as a expansion joint etc. *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT
01/28/201165000
 Uncontollable front tires bouncing when my druck is driven over 55 miles and hits a bump. i have to slow down to stop the bouncing. this has been a problem since i bought the truck years ago and happens as a regular occurance. the problem occures every time i hit a bump at 55. i have replaced shocks had ties rotated, but the problem has not been fixed.
01/28/201165000
 Uncontollable front tires bouncing when my druck is driven over 55 miles and hits a bump. i have to slow down to stop the bouncing. this has been a problem since i bought the truck years ago and happens as a regular occurance. the problem occures every time i hit a bump at 55. i have replaced shocks had ties rotated, but the problem has not been fixed.
01/28/201165000
 Uncontollable front tires bouncing when my druck is driven over 55 miles and hits a bump. i have to slow down to stop the bouncing. this has been a problem since i bought the truck years ago and happens as a regular occurance. the problem occures every time i hit a bump at 55. i have replaced shocks had ties rotated, but the problem has not been fixed.
01/28/201165000
 Uncontollable front tires bouncing when my druck is driven over 55 miles and hits a bump. i have to slow down to stop the bouncing. this has been a problem since i bought the truck years ago and happens as a regular occurance. the problem occures every time i hit a bump at 55. i have replaced shocks had ties rotated, but the problem has not been fixed.
11/12/2010100000
 I was driving my 2004 dodge ram 2500 on the freeway at about 55 mph when the wheel hit a pot hole. at that moment the steering wheel began to shake uncontrolably. i immediately slowed down and the shake stopped. after that inncodent i really started to pay attention and it does it from 55 mph and up. i have tried to have the issue corrected but nothing seems to fix the problem. it is very unsafe to drive my vehicle.
11/12/2010100000
 I was driving my 2004 dodge ram 2500 on the freeway at about 55 mph when the wheel hit a pot hole. at that moment the steering wheel began to shake uncontrolably. i immediately slowed down and the shake stopped. after that inncodent i really started to pay attention and it does it from 55 mph and up. i have tried to have the issue corrected but nothing seems to fix the problem. it is very unsafe to drive my vehicle.
11/12/2010100000
 I was driving my 2004 dodge ram 2500 on the freeway at about 55 mph when the wheel hit a pot hole. at that moment the steering wheel began to shake uncontrolably. i immediately slowed down and the shake stopped. after that inncodent i really started to pay attention and it does it from 55 mph and up. i have tried to have the issue corrected but nothing seems to fix the problem. it is very unsafe to drive my vehicle.
11/12/2010100000
 I was driving my 2004 dodge ram 2500 on the freeway at about 55 mph when the wheel hit a pot hole. at that moment the steering wheel began to shake uncontrolably. i immediately slowed down and the shake stopped. after that inncodent i really started to pay attention and it does it from 55 mph and up. i have tried to have the issue corrected but nothing seems to fix the problem. it is very unsafe to drive my vehicle.
11/12/2010100000
 I was driving my 2004 dodge ram 2500 on the freeway at about 55 mph when the wheel hit a pot hole. at that moment the steering wheel began to shake uncontrolably. i immediately slowed down and the shake stopped. after that inncodent i really started to pay attention and it does it from 55 mph and up. i have tried to have the issue corrected but nothing seems to fix the problem. it is very unsafe to drive my vehicle.
11/12/2010100000
 I was driving my 2004 dodge ram 2500 on the freeway at about 55 mph when the wheel hit a pot hole. at that moment the steering wheel began to shake uncontrolably. i immediately slowed down and the shake stopped. after that inncodent i really started to pay attention and it does it from 55 mph and up. i have tried to have the issue corrected but nothing seems to fix the problem. it is very unsafe to drive my vehicle.
06/10/200856000
 2004.5 ram qc 4x4 diesel. extremely loose steering/front end after less than 60,000 miles. no full-on death wobble, but came close when hitting bumps. research indicated this is a known issue on these trucks due to the design of the aam 9.25 axle. ball joints are too small for the weight of the truck and only the bottom 2 joints bear the weight. the upper 2 ball joints bear no weight and are not ball joints, but more like pins that allow vertical movement when turning (because of the poor geometry design of the axle). due to this arrangement, there are no adjustments of any kind for wear and any wear on the lower joints results in looseness. this in turn causes more stress on the upper joints and they fail quickly. i refuse to pay the ridiculous price at the dealer for poor quality design and parts that will fail soon again. i purchased very expensive ball joints that have been designed to help overcome the inadequacies of this low quality axle. also had to replace all tire rod ends, link arms, trackbar and steering damper. steering box was also worn severely due to the front end parts wallowing around constantly. i added a steering brace to help. wheel bearings also shot, but they are not servicable on this axle. entire hub has to be replaced with non serviceable bearings pre-installed. very expensive to do at $300 each instead of the usual $40 or so per wheel!!! disgusted with dealerships that are clueless about this axle. they all want to just blame it on tire balance, alignment or driving habits. even the certified mechanics in their garage are clueless as well. as many of these trucks that are experiencing this problem you;d think someone at dodge would know this by now. had i known about this axle at the time of purchase i would not have bought this truck!
06/10/200856000
 2004.5 ram qc 4x4 diesel. extremely loose steering/front end after less than 60,000 miles. no full-on death wobble, but came close when hitting bumps. research indicated this is a known issue on these trucks due to the design of the aam 9.25 axle. ball joints are too small for the weight of the truck and only the bottom 2 joints bear the weight. the upper 2 ball joints bear no weight and are not ball joints, but more like pins that allow vertical movement when turning (because of the poor geometry design of the axle). due to this arrangement, there are no adjustments of any kind for wear and any wear on the lower joints results in looseness. this in turn causes more stress on the upper joints and they fail quickly. i refuse to pay the ridiculous price at the dealer for poor quality design and parts that will fail soon again. i purchased very expensive ball joints that have been designed to help overcome the inadequacies of this low quality axle. also had to replace all tire rod ends, link arms, trackbar and steering damper. steering box was also worn severely due to the front end parts wallowing around constantly. i added a steering brace to help. wheel bearings also shot, but they are not servicable on this axle. entire hub has to be replaced with non serviceable bearings pre-installed. very expensive to do at $300 each instead of the usual $40 or so per wheel!!! disgusted with dealerships that are clueless about this axle. they all want to just blame it on tire balance, alignment or driving habits. even the certified mechanics in their garage are clueless as well. as many of these trucks that are experiencing this problem you;d think someone at dodge would know this by now. had i known about this axle at the time of purchase i would not have bought this truck!
06/10/200856000
 2004.5 ram qc 4x4 diesel. extremely loose steering/front end after less than 60,000 miles. no full-on death wobble, but came close when hitting bumps. research indicated this is a known issue on these trucks due to the design of the aam 9.25 axle. ball joints are too small for the weight of the truck and only the bottom 2 joints bear the weight. the upper 2 ball joints bear no weight and are not ball joints, but more like pins that allow vertical movement when turning (because of the poor geometry design of the axle). due to this arrangement, there are no adjustments of any kind for wear and any wear on the lower joints results in looseness. this in turn causes more stress on the upper joints and they fail quickly. i refuse to pay the ridiculous price at the dealer for poor quality design and parts that will fail soon again. i purchased very expensive ball joints that have been designed to help overcome the inadequacies of this low quality axle. also had to replace all tire rod ends, link arms, trackbar and steering damper. steering box was also worn severely due to the front end parts wallowing around constantly. i added a steering brace to help. wheel bearings also shot, but they are not servicable on this axle. entire hub has to be replaced with non serviceable bearings pre-installed. very expensive to do at $300 each instead of the usual $40 or so per wheel!!! disgusted with dealerships that are clueless about this axle. they all want to just blame it on tire balance, alignment or driving habits. even the certified mechanics in their garage are clueless as well. as many of these trucks that are experiencing this problem you;d think someone at dodge would know this by now. had i known about this axle at the time of purchase i would not have bought this truck!
06/10/200856000
 2004.5 ram qc 4x4 diesel. extremely loose steering/front end after less than 60,000 miles. no full-on death wobble, but came close when hitting bumps. research indicated this is a known issue on these trucks due to the design of the aam 9.25 axle. ball joints are too small for the weight of the truck and only the bottom 2 joints bear the weight. the upper 2 ball joints bear no weight and are not ball joints, but more like pins that allow vertical movement when turning (because of the poor geometry design of the axle). due to this arrangement, there are no adjustments of any kind for wear and any wear on the lower joints results in looseness. this in turn causes more stress on the upper joints and they fail quickly. i refuse to pay the ridiculous price at the dealer for poor quality design and parts that will fail soon again. i purchased very expensive ball joints that have been designed to help overcome the inadequacies of this low quality axle. also had to replace all tire rod ends, link arms, trackbar and steering damper. steering box was also worn severely due to the front end parts wallowing around constantly. i added a steering brace to help. wheel bearings also shot, but they are not servicable on this axle. entire hub has to be replaced with non serviceable bearings pre-installed. very expensive to do at $300 each instead of the usual $40 or so per wheel!!! disgusted with dealerships that are clueless about this axle. they all want to just blame it on tire balance, alignment or driving habits. even the certified mechanics in their garage are clueless as well. as many of these trucks that are experiencing this problem you;d think someone at dodge would know this by now. had i known about this axle at the time of purchase i would not have bought this truck!
10/14/200977383
 Clicking and shaking when in 4x4 mode. sounded like u joints. after having it checked by a mechanic, he found both sides needed ball joints and the u joints on the axle was worn out. this was an expencive repair of over $1200. also the tie rod ends needed replacement. he said that the weight of the diesel engine was the cause. he said that all of these front ends with the diesel engine needed to be replaced after about 70k miles. i am dissapointed.
10/14/200977383
 Clicking and shaking when in 4x4 mode. sounded like u joints. after having it checked by a mechanic, he found both sides needed ball joints and the u joints on the axle was worn out. this was an expencive repair of over $1200. also the tie rod ends needed replacement. he said that the weight of the diesel engine was the cause. he said that all of these front ends with the diesel engine needed to be replaced after about 70k miles. i am dissapointed.
10/14/200977383
 Clicking and shaking when in 4x4 mode. sounded like u joints. after having it checked by a mechanic, he found both sides needed ball joints and the u joints on the axle was worn out. this was an expencive repair of over $1200. also the tie rod ends needed replacement. he said that the weight of the diesel engine was the cause. he said that all of these front ends with the diesel engine needed to be replaced after about 70k miles. i am dissapointed.
10/14/200977383
 Clicking and shaking when in 4x4 mode. sounded like u joints. after having it checked by a mechanic, he found both sides needed ball joints and the u joints on the axle was worn out. this was an expencive repair of over $1200. also the tie rod ends needed replacement. he said that the weight of the diesel engine was the cause. he said that all of these front ends with the diesel engine needed to be replaced after about 70k miles. i am dissapointed.
04/24/201066000
 My '04 2500 dodge ram pickup experienced what is known as the death wobble today. a violent shaking of the front axel, which results in absolutely no control over the vehicle, except for braking and minimal steering. my two year old son was present for this, and it absolutely scared him to death. according to many online sites, this is a common occurence in dodge ram heavy duty trucks that i had no idea existed. my experience with this issue almost, what i believe, cost me and my son our life. the truck will be parked until i can make time to get it a dealership and have it checked out.
12/15/2009800001
 Dodge 2500 4x4, the truck is experiencing the death wobble i have read about it and my mechanic cant find anything wrong. it occurs at speeds above 60 mph and can only be stopped by slowing the vehicle to almost stop. the shocks and ball joints are good and the balance on the tires is good too. *tr
01/01/200960000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. if the vehicle would hit a small bump between 35-65 mph the front end of the vehicle would shimmy. some occasions the wheels would lift off of the ground. when the failure occurs steering and braking becomes difficult. the exhaust manifold was fractured because of this condition. the manufacturer stated that because the warranty expired they could not provide any assistance. the u-joints, new shocks, steering stabilizer, sway bar end links and bushings were replaced. none of the repairs have remedied the failure, the current mileage was 88,000. the failure mileage was 60,000.
09/01/2009480001
 After hitting a bump in the road doing 70, my truck shakes violently,and uncontrollably. i did this with a dodge service advisor in the truck. he looked at the vehicle and wants me to pay for any repairs it may need?? although my truck is a 2004.5, it only has 54,000 miles on it. i notice that i am not the only person living with this death wobble, as it is being called. it has happened once before, and i replaced the only part that even looked not right. *tr
06/22/2009805001
 I own a dodge ram 2500 and when i hit a bump the front end wobbles really bad ii had the truck check and nothing can be found. you really have to be careful it will cause a crash if you cant control it. *tr
06/25/2009722351
 2004 dodge 2500 death wobble truck vibrates violently at highway speeds after hitting pothole or bridge expansion joints. *tr
10/01/2005280001
 2004 dodge 2500 4x4 4 door automatic. the problem is when i am driving around 60 or 65 and hit a bump in the road the front end shakes out of control until i slow down to less than 35 or 40 then it stops. i have replaced tires, ball joints, and stabilizers bars, put some sort of heavy duty stabilizer shock on the front end the dealer could not find any thing wrong every time they test drove it. i finally asked if someone from the dealer could ride with me to see what the truck dose at 60 mph. a mechanic rode with me driving at about 62 mph we drove across the seam at the beginning of a bridge and the front end let loose. the reaction from the dodge mechanic was just short of panic. he then drove it and it did the same thing. back at the dealership he told the service manager
07/09/2008201
 Truck vibrates or shakes when going over 60 mph. when it hits a bump it does the same thing. i was told it was ball joint defect which is on recall. *tr
07/10/2008550001
 Front-end noise gradually getting worse until front-end play in steering and wheels around 55,000 miles. ball joints and u-joint parts were replaced (my expense) and now again at 95,500 miles the same problem is occurring again. *tr
07/02/2004800001
 2004 dodge 2500 ram gas. axle u joints on front have gone already 85,000 ml i do not plow nor do i 4 wheel. family vehicle with children. i have talk to other owners who have had these problems with there's at only 60-70,000. what is going on with them. *tr
03/03/200825000301/05/2006
 I have had several problems with the front end of my 2004 dodge ram 2500 3/4 ton four wheel drive ranging from poor ride (shaking and shimmying), tire wear, and several gearboxes being replaced. i originally took it in with 35,000 miles on it to the dealership and they told me the problem was due to the tires being out of balance and that the tire were wore wrong causing the shimmy feeling. now, two years later the tires on the right side are destroyed, so i took it back to the dealer and they told me it needed an alignment. i took it to local tire company to have new tires and an alignment done and they informed me that the upper and lower ball joints the need to be replaced along with one tie rod at 52,000 miles, costing $1,500 for the work on the front end and $900 for tires. for a vechicle that has never been abused or seriously taken off-road this is ridiculous. *tr
10/10/200530000411/09/2003
 My ram 2500 4x4 diesel truck started shaking uncontrollably at 60-65mph around 30k miles on vehicle, had to completely stop the vehicle to make the shaking stop. i thought i had problems with tires and balancing, so went to tire shop and bought new tires and had front end aligned. but about a week after new tires were installed it happened again, so i had dealership examine vehicle, they changed steering damper, and ball joints after 3 weeks in shop. again, the vehicle started shaking, so brought it again to dealership, where they stated i needed to have the truck aligned, so i told them to have it aligned. the problem continued until i noticed the front tires were loosing its shape going bald on the outside, obviously alignment wrongly performed. i called the dealership and they said there was nothing they could do as alignment was not performed at their site. that's when i decided to bring the vehicle to my technician and pay for a real technician to do the job correctly. here's what he found out: all tie rod ends and bars were damaged, steering damper was bad, and the front end was displaced wrongly via the eccentric adjustments. to our surprise, all new repalcement parts (tie rods, and bars) had problems, went back to mopar parts store three times to exchange parts. this is when we decided to go all the way and exchanged all tie rods and bars with aftermarket ones with grease cups and added a second steering damper to the principal bar coming from the pitman arm. problem has been solved with $$$ and time to think about the problem. i can forwrd pictures of how the front end suspension looks now, not different from original but with grease cups and additional steering damper (mopar clamp on type). please forward this to chrysler and dodge engineers.
05/10/200739500406/01/2004
 I too have recently experienced the violent shaking/shimmy or death wobblewith the 2004 ram 2500, the first time at 75-80 mph and could do nothing to stop the problem,. i figured i was going too fast and hit a bump at a weird angle. then, it happened again at 60-65 mph with the same results. you have to just hang on and slow the truck down and hope people get out of the way. the third time it was the final one. i took the truck to the dealership, and they replace the steering damper, that was accomplished with no help. the problem actually got worse and occurred again at much lower speed. i will be replacing the inner and outer right tie rods, and will try again once they arrived. until then i would be confined to city driving. dodge needed to wake up and see that this was an extreme safety problem that must be looked into before someone gets killed. *ak
12/15/200670000107/01/2004
 Upper and lower ball joints the ball joints need to be replced at 70,000 miles, for a vechicle that has never been abused. this is uncalled for. *nm
07/22/20054000109/27/2004
 Vehicle is in for a third time for same violent shaking at 65mph as reported to this site before. this vehicle is bound for a fatal head-on! i have found numerous complaints of the same problem nationwide on the internet. dodge bought back 32 vehicles from the state of maine for the same reason. is anyone at the nhtsa looking into this? i have video of the problem showing a violent high speed wobble and bounce of the front-end. the video was taken from a second vehicle as i traveled at about 70 mph.
10/01/20044000509/27/2004
 At less than 4000 miles on my '04 dodge ram 2500 i experienced violent shaking in the front-end at about 70-75 mph. i had to slow to about 35 to recover. this occured on a poor stretch of interstate therefor i avoided this stretch for sometime. at about 13000 miles i experienced the same problem and had to come to a complete stop to recover. this occured three more times on that trip and each time the onset occured at a slower speed. the shake is so violent that there is no steering control and slowing to abruptly enhanced the problem. i have seen several similar complaints on the internet yet only five reported to the nhtsa. there are currently three other pickups with the same problems being serviced at the same dealership i took mine to. i was told by the mechanic that they haven't tracked the problem and dodge has been of no help. i currently have 600 miles on it since the repair and the problem is back. this problem without a doubt will cause a fatal crash. i am currently restricted to town driving until this problem is solved. note: the date noted below for the date and mileage of occurence is only an estimate.
12/01/20042
 While driving the front end of vehicle shook horribly. consumer took vehicle to dealer for service twice, but they could not determine the cause of the problem.*ak
09/18/20046003006/05/2004
 I am having a violent shake in the front end of my 2004 dodge. this occurs at highway speeds and i have to slow to 50 mph to make it stop.you can imagine towing a trailer on the freeway, surrounded by semi trucks and slowing to 50.this has almost caused several crashes.the dealer is unable to pin point the problem after 2 attempts and i want to use the oklahoma lemon law to get a new truck. i refuse to drive the truck another mile. it isnt safe and it will end up killing me and probably other drivers. i need help...*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
05/05/200835000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. while driving 60 mph he struck a pothole, and then the front end of the vehicle began to shimmy. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. the technician replaced all four tires. after the repair the failure resurfaced. the technician recommended the replacement of the tie rods, ball joints and steering damper. no repairs were made. the failure mileage was 27,000. the current mileage was 35,000.
05/30/2007595001
 My husband drives his 2004 dodge 3/4 ton diesel pick up every day to work. about a week ago he noticed that it had developed a vibration when he stopped. believing it be a brake problem he took it to our mechanic shop and had them look it over. we were completely noplussed to discover that all of his front ball joints had failed. we were then told that is a common problem with this brand and that it was because there are no grease fittings on the factory installed parts. we had both the lower and upper ball joints replaced at the time. *tr
12/10/20063
 Tl*- the contact stated that the 2004 dodge ram 2500 had a recall listed in the local newspaper for front wheel hub and bearing unit replacement. the contact stated the recall in the newspaper was for year 2006 dodge ram. he had repairs done for lower ball joints, tie rod ends replaced, wheel bearings replaced for the right front wheel, and a wheel alignment. the contact felt that this vehicle should be part of the recall due to the repairs he had done for the front end of his vehicle. the current mileage was 96318.*ak updated 03/30/07. *jb
11/06/200652555102/26/2004
 My 2004 dodge ram 2500 developed a vibration in the front end a about 35,000 miles. it was most noticeable at low speeds turning to the left. it got worse and by 50,000 miles began to appear at speeds from 45 mph and up. at 52,000 miles the dealer found that both cv joints were bad along with both upper and lower ball joints. both cv joints, all four ball joints, and the lt front hub and bearings were replaced. i have the replaced parts except the cv joints which were returned to chrysler. *jb
04/01/20045000301/01/2004
 Dt: the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500 diesel. the contact complained about front upper and lower ball joint problem. the failure mileage the first time was 5000 miles,the upper ball joints had to be replaced. the failure mileages the second time was 20,300 miles and the upper and lower ball joints had to be replaced. the upper ball joints were changed twice, and the lower ball joints were replaced once in a year and a half period. the factory tire size was lt26570r17. at first incident the tires and rims were factory equipment, and at the second incident it was after market equipment.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
01/10/200835330103/13/2004
 Ball joint failure. *tr
05/30/2007595001
 My husband drives his 2004 dodge 3/4 ton diesel pick up every day to work. about a week ago he noticed that it had developed a vibration when he stopped. believing it be a brake problem he took it to our mechanic shop and had them look it over. we were completely noplussed to discover that all of his front ball joints had failed. we were then told that is a common problem with this brand and that it was because there are no grease fittings on the factory installed parts. we had both the lower and upper ball joints replaced at the time. *tr
11/06/200652555102/26/2004
 My 2004 dodge ram 2500 developed a vibration in the front end a about 35,000 miles. it was most noticeable at low speeds turning to the left. it got worse and by 50,000 miles began to appear at speeds from 45 mph and up. at 52,000 miles the dealer found that both cv joints were bad along with both upper and lower ball joints. both cv joints, all four ball joints, and the lt front hub and bearings were replaced. i have the replaced parts except the cv joints which were returned to chrysler. *jb
04/01/20045000301/01/2004
 Dt: the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500 diesel. the contact complained about front upper and lower ball joint problem. the failure mileage the first time was 5000 miles,the upper ball joints had to be replaced. the failure mileages the second time was 20,300 miles and the upper and lower ball joints had to be replaced. the upper ball joints were changed twice, and the lower ball joints were replaced once in a year and a half period. the factory tire size was lt26570r17. at first incident the tires and rims were factory equipment, and at the second incident it was after market equipment.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - COIL SPRINGS
11/05/200422000301/04/2004
 The front left tire started wobbling severely at about sixty miles an hour and could have caused serious injury if traffic had been any heavier.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
09/12/2008956001
 Front wheel bearing failure, 2004 dodge ram 2500 2wd slt quad cab. 96,000 miles. during front pad inspection, noted how difficult it was to turn left front wheel hub. had heard something while driving previous day that sounded like a bearing going out. then inspected right side, it was worse, free spin with grinding noise like it had no grease. after some research and the shock of how expensive the replacement parts are, i discovered that there was a recall for later years (2007) to replace these hubs for lack of grease. for these bearings to fail at this mileage is ridiculous on a part that can't be serviced. i am in the process of replacing both hubs for obvious safety reasons. i will be calling dodge on monday to see if they would care to help me. *tr
11/01/200728125111/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2004 dodge ram 2500. while driving 40 mph, the front end of the vehicle dropped and the passenger side front wheel bearing malfunctioned. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they replaced the hub, brake caliper, abs sensor, and brake shield. the vin was unknown. the consumer stated there was a loss of control as a result of the wheel dropping off the spindle. updated 11/26/07
12/10/20063
 Tl*- the contact stated that the 2004 dodge ram 2500 had a recall listed in the local newspaper for front wheel hub and bearing unit replacement. the contact stated the recall in the newspaper was for year 2006 dodge ram. he had repairs done for lower ball joints, tie rod ends replaced, wheel bearings replaced for the right front wheel, and a wheel alignment. the contact felt that this vehicle should be part of the recall due to the repairs he had done for the front end of his vehicle. the current mileage was 96318.*ak updated 03/30/07. *jb
SUSPENSION - REAR
11/10/2004102321
 2004 dodge ram 2500 severe death wobble accures when you pass 40 mph and hit even a small bump it has been so bad at times that i have injured my neck i have replaced tires stock size, shocks, bearings,rotors,ball joints,bushings my wife is afraid to drive this truck and hates to even ride in it now she says its a major accident waiting to happen it has throwed us across the lanes just the other day i just missed the guard rails by inches if the roads are snow covered forget driving it unless your life insurance is payed up
11/10/2004102321
 2004 dodge ram 2500 severe death wobble accures when you pass 40 mph and hit even a small bump it has been so bad at times that i have injured my neck i have replaced tires stock size, shocks, bearings,rotors,ball joints,bushings my wife is afraid to drive this truck and hates to even ride in it now she says its a major accident waiting to happen it has throwed us across the lanes just the other day i just missed the guard rails by inches if the roads are snow covered forget driving it unless your life insurance is payed up
11/10/2004102321
 2004 dodge ram 2500 severe death wobble accures when you pass 40 mph and hit even a small bump it has been so bad at times that i have injured my neck i have replaced tires stock size, shocks, bearings,rotors,ball joints,bushings my wife is afraid to drive this truck and hates to even ride in it now she says its a major accident waiting to happen it has throwed us across the lanes just the other day i just missed the guard rails by inches if the roads are snow covered forget driving it unless your life insurance is payed up
11/10/2004102321
 2004 dodge ram 2500 severe death wobble accures when you pass 40 mph and hit even a small bump it has been so bad at times that i have injured my neck i have replaced tires stock size, shocks, bearings,rotors,ball joints,bushings my wife is afraid to drive this truck and hates to even ride in it now she says its a major accident waiting to happen it has throwed us across the lanes just the other day i just missed the guard rails by inches if the roads are snow covered forget driving it unless your life insurance is payed up
11/10/2004102321
 2004 dodge ram 2500 severe death wobble accures when you pass 40 mph and hit even a small bump it has been so bad at times that i have injured my neck i have replaced tires stock size, shocks, bearings,rotors,ball joints,bushings my wife is afraid to drive this truck and hates to even ride in it now she says its a major accident waiting to happen it has throwed us across the lanes just the other day i just missed the guard rails by inches if the roads are snow covered forget driving it unless your life insurance is payed up
06/22/20045000103/23/2004
 While driving 50 mph,the vehicle hit a bump in the road and the rear end began to bounce uncontrollably, causing the vehicle to lose control. as a result, the vehicle drove into a ditch. no injuries reported. *ak *sc