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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,260 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Apr 062013

Ram 1500

  • 88,801 miles


The 'check engine' light came on. It read 'gascap." I took the truck to the local Dodge dealer, who smoke-tested the evap system and found a leak at the top of the fuel tank (toward the front) where two lines enter the evap system. Two nipples come out of a short cylindrical part of the tank itself. One of these is extremely thin, and it had sheered off, leaving its hose unattached. There is no way to repair this single part, as it is intrinsic to the fuel tank itself, thus necessitating the replacement of the entire fuel tank. I found a used one, and the owner of the used parts lot told me he had seen many such occurrences. According to the mechanic at the dealership, the unattached hose presents a very grave safety issue. He told me not to smoke near that part of the vehicle, and that if a spark came up into that area the vehicle could explode. The nipple, according to the owner of the used parts yard, is a weak link in that particular design.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 012012

Ram 1500

  • miles
When filling up my truck gas overflows everytime. I have to manually slow it down when approaching my estimated fill point. The gas pump does not shut off like it does on other vehicles. My dad has the same truck and it does it also.

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 112012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 19,953 miles
When filling tank fuel was spewed back out the filler opening. Could only fuel truck at trickle of fuel from fuel pump. Dealer stated that check valve was stuck and that the fix was a new gas tank at $551.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 182012

Ram 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
When the vehicle is being refueled at a gas station, it will not automatically shut the gas pump off. It will spill gas all over the truck and pavement. It will do this every time, unless we carefully monitor and estimate how much gas it needs to be full and stop it before it reaches that point. This seems to be a common issue among this year model of trucks. We purchased this vehicle as used and the first time we filled up we had this issue. Dodge told us $87 to evaluate issue and an additional $500 to fix it - in the same phone call. They know the issue, they are having issues with it in other Ram but they refuse to do anything to resolve an ongoing issue.

- Rocky Face, GA, USA

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