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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
980 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 042008

Ram 1500

  • 980 miles


I was driving down the road and switched into 4WD after a few minutes the vehicles lights started to flicker- the car slipped out of 4WD and wouldn't re-engage. There was an apparent short in the electrical system- the windshield wiper/washers wouldn't function afterward either. The dealer fixed the issue but the very day I got it back the very same thing happened again. I am told it is a technical problem with the vehicle and Chrysler is searching for a fix but that I am not supposed to turn the switch back to the 4WD position or I'll short out the system again.

- Blaine, MN, USA

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