2011 Dodge RAM 3500 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

2011 Dodge RAM 3500 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2011 Dodge RAM 3500 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects
 Issue ID1021569
 Internal NHTSA #10551455
 ManufacurerChrysler Group LLC
 BrandDODGE
 ModelRAM 3500
 Model Year2011
 File date06/11/13
 ComponentSTEERING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI experienced the dodge "death wobble" on two occasions during a short drive yesterday. First was on an on-ramp to the right with a slight incline at a speed of approximately 50mph - denver area northbound c470 ramp to i70 eastbound. I crossed an expansion joint at a very slight angle to the vehicle, and immediately experienced a totally unexpected violent wobble in the front end with a near total loss of control. It was frightening! I lightly applied brakes with no immediate wobble reduction. I slowed, and at perhaps 30 mph, the front end stabilized and i was able to continue. A few miles later on i70 i took the ramp - again to the right but on a modest incline this time - to highway 58 westbound. I was still wary and when crossing an expansion joint i again experience the same death wobble, not as bad, but i was expecting it and i was going a little more slowly. This is a scary design flaw with a popular name: "death wobble." the service writer that i spoke with at a local dealer wasn't even aware of this as a frequent issue (he owns the same model). There are a few aftermarket kits available to correct this flaw with beefier components at some considerable cost. My truck has only 16800 miles; the tires were rotated and balanced about 3k miles ago.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure16800
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateLAKEWOOD, CO
VIN pattern 3D73Y4CL6BGXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase19/10/18
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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 Vehicle speed50
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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 Dealer's telephone number
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  • What is Recall? A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure? Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect? Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

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