Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STEERING
190080511/02/20051900805A10017651Revised power steering system bleeding procedures. *sc11/14/2005
190120405/03/2005190030510011930Steering column snapping or ticking sound. *tt02/07/2005

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
07/15/2010300001
 The front brake will lock up on one side causing the rotor , caliper hub and wheel to become so hot it starts smoking . after it cools of it will release the locked up caliper and become drivable again. this will be fine for a while and then the other side will do the same thing.. this has to be very dangerous overheating all the front end components to these very high temperatures . there have been others with this problem on a forum ( vtcoa.com ) i am a member of . there needs to be a dodge recall on all the effected overheating parts before it causes a major accident if it hasn't already. the other problem is the power steering hoses keep leaking or blowing out . this is another real hazard to safety . have you ever tried to steer a 3 ton truck with no power assist , not easy by any means . these two things are an accident waiting to happen and should be corrected by dodge before someone gets killed. *tr
07/15/2010300001
 The front brake will lock up on one side causing the rotor , caliper hub and wheel to become so hot it starts smoking . after it cools of it will release the locked up caliper and become drivable again. this will be fine for a while and then the other side will do the same thing.. this has to be very dangerous overheating all the front end components to these very high temperatures . there have been others with this problem on a forum ( vtcoa.com ) i am a member of . there needs to be a dodge recall on all the effected overheating parts before it causes a major accident if it hasn't already. the other problem is the power steering hoses keep leaking or blowing out . this is another real hazard to safety . have you ever tried to steer a 3 ton truck with no power assist , not easy by any means . these two things are an accident waiting to happen and should be corrected by dodge before someone gets killed. *tr
07/15/201030000
 The front brake will lock up on one side causing the rotor , caliper hub and wheel to become so hot it starts smoking . after it cools of it will release the locked up caliper and become drivable again. this will be fine for a while and then the other side will do the same thing.. this has to be very dangerous overheating all the front end components to these very high temperatures . there have been others with this problem on a forum ( vtcoa.com ) i am a member of . there needs to be a dodge recall on all the effected overheating parts before it causes a major accident if it hasn't already. the other problem is the power steering hoses keep leaking or blowing out . this is another real hazard to safety . have you ever tried to steer a 3 ton truck with no power assist , not easy by any means . these two things are an accident waiting to happen and should be corrected by dodge before someone gets killed.
07/15/201030000
 The front brake will lock up on one side causing the rotor , caliper hub and wheel to become so hot it starts smoking . after it cools of it will release the locked up caliper and become drivable again. this will be fine for a while and then the other side will do the same thing.. this has to be very dangerous overheating all the front end components to these very high temperatures . there have been others with this problem on a forum ( vtcoa.com ) i am a member of . there needs to be a dodge recall on all the effected overheating parts before it causes a major accident if it hasn't already. the other problem is the power steering hoses keep leaking or blowing out . this is another real hazard to safety . have you ever tried to steer a 3 ton truck with no power assist , not easy by any means . these two things are an accident waiting to happen and should be corrected by dodge before someone gets killed.
02/19/2010670001
 Rack and pinion leaking which is connected to the power steering pump, which uses the same fluid as the rack and pinion--both have to be repaired and replaced. the tie rods are broken and connected to the rack and pinion fluid, which ultimately led to the tierods breaking due to fluid leakage. we are also having problems with the transmission, not shifting into 4 wheel drive--our prior vehicle was also a dodge ram 1500, in which we had tie rod issues and major automatic power transmission and power steering fluid issues. truck just purchased and currently in the shop pending replacement tie rods, power steering pump replacement and any other fluid issues they find to get the components working in synergy. *tr
07/23/2008210001
 I have a 2005 dodge ram 1500 quad cab. this truck was bought new of the lot and has a steering issue. the steering wheel vibrates while turning at slow speeds like parking and whatnot. i have had the truck to the dealer twice for this and am told that it is common on the 2005 trucks. i was told that the dealer could not do anything to fix it and they could not get authorization from chrysler to do anything. this truck is under full warranty and with this issue i can't sell it or anything. this is a $35,000 lemon as far as i'm concerned, i also own a 2003 ram and have no issues with it. one more thing the dealer told me that this issue is due to the size of the tires that are factory installed. i have tried to call there customer service and all i get is some one in india that just can not do anything for me. and will not let me talk to some one here in america. can you help me before the warranty runs out? *tr
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST - PUMP
06/06/2005440001
 I have had (2)two close calls from a 2005 dodge ram 1500 due to equipment failures. (1) the power steering pump failed during a snowstorm and skidded me off the road. (2) recently with just 44,000 miles on the ram the wheelbearings seized and the driverside tire blowout sending me again to the side of the road into a small culvert. even though under warranty dodge is delaying fixing it because i have been complaining about these equipment failures. i've noticed many complaints and even limited recalls regarding dodge wheelbearings being defective. if you are involved with either of these equipment failures you'd know how catastrophic it could be. *tr
STEERING - LINKAGES - KNUCKLE - SPINDLE - ARM
08/05/200612100107/21/2006
 Truck swerved to miss a dear in the road, when turning back, left front wheel came off truck, spindle shaft broke at bearing, causing truck to roll over, truck was totaled and driver injured, a couple small contusions, hit head and bruised elbow. truck had 12000 miles on it. no correction taken, truck is totaled. when wheel came off truck, truck was starting to skid, wheel did not come into contact with anything but the paved surface, was not struck by anything. i believe the spindle shaft failed, witch should not fail under such conditions, i am a certified ford technician. it should take a very hard impact for the spindle to fail if at all. *nm
05/01/2005252215
 2005 dodge ram 1500 experiencing problems with premature tire wear, rusted components underneath the vehicle, loose front passenger seat, transmission shifting, speedometer inaccurate, and problems with the body paint. *mr the ride height was low in the front, there was stiff suspension, there was a loose strip rubber above the left door, the suspension bar may have been cracked, there was abnormal scalloping on the front tire outside tread, there was an exhaust pipe leak, the exhaust system components showed signs of overheating. the lower portion of the right side steering knuckle showed a visible line that could possibly crack. the engine idling was harsh when moving the shift into reverse. *sc *jb