2016 Ram 2500 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2016 Ram 2500 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1476815
 Internal NHTSA #11103874
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 BrandRAM
 Model2500
 Model Year2016
 File date27/10/17
 ComponentSTEERING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDodge/ram have been having this problem for years and it has become the "normal" for their trucks, but this the slack in the steering column is hardly acceptable. I have to constantly drive with my steering at 10 o'clock to drive straight (even after alignments) and quickly adjust 3-4 inches to adjust right if it suddenly starts pulling the other way. I have to constantly get my steering aligned as the left front tire's toe goes out every 6-9 months causing the truck to pull right very hard when braking. It is a constant "high-alert" status to drive because the slightest wind change, pavement texture, or even motorcycle passing is enough to make the steering shift from pulling right to pulling left. This throws me into the left lane sometimes, which puts my life and those around me at risk. This is a fairly new truck and was doing it when i bought it. I though nothing of it as it was still in warranty bit several ram dealerships in multiple states have said they couldn't find anything and that it is "normal." i find that chrysler is negligent to their customers and put people's lives on the line. I have a 2017 ram 1500 for my company work truck and it does the exact same thing, but pulls the opposite direction. It only has 5000 miles when it started developing slack in the steering. Chrysler refuses to spend the extra . 02 cents per vehicle to put a reliable steering vibration damper in the steering column. The more i research, the more i find that this has been going on for decades across multiple generations of ram trucks. Chrysler needs to be put out of business for this reckless disregard for the people that drive their trucks. From what i have researched, about 50% of their trucks develop this problem. Problem is noticeable while stationary, and driving at all speeds. Worse at highway speeds and while pulling loads.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateWALLISVILLE, TX
VIN pattern 3C6UR5CJ0GGXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase14/07/24
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Tire size
 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 name
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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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