Built for heavy-duty tasks, the Dodge Ram 2500 pickup does not fail in delivering maximum-capacity functions. Equipped with a superb horsepower, this truck can carry loads that are even beyond its own weight and built. However, this macho guy has its own share of weaknesses. Here are some common flaws consumers have noted about Dodge Ram 2500 pickup parts:
Although robust in built, some Ram 2500 units can have limp and sloppy steering. Owners of such units reported difficulty handling the steering system, especially at the center. This makes the vehicle run all over the place that two hands need to be used to fully control the Ram's navigation.
In the recent models of the truck, a growing number of suspension problems have also been reported. Most of these involve broken tie rods, resulting to shaking at the front and rear ends of the vehicle when reaching speeds of more than 60 MPH. In 2011, Chrysler recalled 2004 models because of faulty left tie rod ball studs. If left unattended, these may fracture when the driver makes a tight turn during a low-speed maneuver, eventually leading to loss of directional stability.
Other problems on the Dodge Ram 2500 pickup involve the brakes that often shudder and become noisy during drives. A number of truck owners also noted instances of rough stalling and idling. In some reported cases, the faulty brakes would even turn on on their own.
Some more of this macho's setbacks are defective Dodge Ram 2500 pickup accessories. As reflected by majority of the owners' reviews, problems seem to revolve around the truck's dashboard. In most cases, the dashboard is reported to be cracked, which sometimes even extends to the drink cup holder assembly.
Ram 2500 pickup users also noted being distracted by noises from some of the truck's parts. Most complaints about noise root from the windows from the passengers' and the drivers' sides. According to some owners, wind noise can be so loud sometimes that conversations while driving are virtually made impossible. Noise has also been traced to the heavy-duty truck's Hemi clatterbox, which often makes clattering lifter noise.