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hi, i was wondering how many of you have had ,or know of someone who owns a dodge ram from 1996 to present who blew the rearend or developed a problem in there trucks rearend ? how did the problem happen and what did dodge do to fix it ? i own a 2006 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.7 hemi i had issues with my trucks rearend with less than 30000 miles on truck and it eventually blew on me while i was driving down the street normally with no load on truck .it was replaced with a rebuilt jasper rearend of same gearing under warrenty. i then found out my nieces husband just bought a brand new 2012 dodge ram 2500 5.7 hemi and his truck had 750 miles on it and the trucks rearend blew on it and now he is requesting a new truck he doesnt want this one because he said he doesnt want this one now. is this problem of dodges having bad rearends in there trucks bigger than what we are led on to believe ?
 

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No worse than any other manufacturer from what I've discovered. You will of course find thread here about Ram's that have had a rear end problem, and will find the same about Fords on forums dedicated to them. This goes for all the manufacturers. :4-dontknow:

I think your nieces husband needs to re-think his situation. He bought a brand new truck with a warranty to cover stuff like this. I have purchased a brand new vehicle every year for the last 25+ years, and I can say one thing for sure - "It is the most undependable vehicle you can get". Think about it....it has never gone anywhere. You are teaching it how to drive down the road and showing it things it's never seen/felt, like high speed on a highway, speed bumps, curves and panic stops. Not a single piece in that vehicle has any operating experience.

After you get the bugs sorted out and get some miles on it, then you can consider it dependable if it is. 750 miles.....it's still a new born. Take it to the doctor and let them operate if that is what is required to make it healthy. :)
 

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actually only the mid year 2010 & 2011 1500s had any issue & they found a fix, oil level had to be raised for the most part

The rest of them only have had the 1 in 1,000 with any problems
just like the rest of the brands
 

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i understand what you are saying about how each auto manufacturer has problems with there vehicles .like ford for instance have been known to have issues with the front ends on there trucks, but i am concerned about noticing a lot of dodge owners do have issues with the rearends on the dodge ram trucks .i wish people that may read this thread would give some input on if they or someone that they know have had issues with dodge ram trucks rearends to see if this is a bigger problem then we may believe .
 

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One thing you can count on, is if a member has an issue with their Ram, they WILL post about on this forum, especially if it's something major like a rear end failure. I have read a few threads over the last couple of years discussing a rear end issue with the 4th gen Rams. This issue starts with the pinion nut loosening off, allowing the pinion to slip into the housing which completely locks up the rear end and snaps the driveshaft off.

It took me about 1/2 hour, but here are a few examples -

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=101654
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=93298
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=97384
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=50079

I know there are more examples, but I'm not going to spend any more time trying to find those needles in this haystack.
Has there been failures of the rear end? YES!
Have there been failures of things other than the rear end? YES!
And they are much easier to locate because the 'common rear end failure' of the Rams is very limited in number.

If you want to find out how bad this rear end problem is, you will likely have to do your research on a site that does not feature Ram trucks and has no documentation to support the rumor. Here, where the complaints abound, there is just not much to report. :4-dontknow:
 

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i appreciate all the time you took to locate this information. this is my third dodge truck since 1998. this dodge ram is the only truck that gave me problems .my other dodge trucks were dodge dakotas 98,and a 2003
 
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