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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,131 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 152016

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 82,549 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When I turn on the left blinker, the right one flashes on my truck. Then I turn on right blinker and the left blinker flashes. Also the wipers will sometimes stop or slow down when I have my blinkers on. This is gonna cause an accident. Thank you

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #5

Mar 302016

Ram 2500

  • 54,675 miles
Windshield wiper motor recall. My windshield wiper motor lockup when I was driving the wiper was locked straight up and down. Almost had several wrecks trying to get home. After rain stopped took off left windshield wiper to be able to see. NHTSA has a recall but Dodge but my wiper motor does not fall under that recall. You need to expand recall to fix this problem on all 2008 Dodge Ram 2500's.

- Castroville, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 012015

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
The air conditioner/heater blower in my truck has been working intermittently, but getting worse to the point that it rarely works now. I took it to a shop a few weeks ago, but the system happened to work that day and they could not find any issues. However, I did some research on the internet and there are many other owners having this problem. The cause is a faulty ignition switch/wiring harness connector which actually melts from the heat caused by improper wire gauge/design. This information can be readily found on Dodge truck forums by doing a google search. There was a previous recall for this issue on earlier model years (safety recall #875 according to one site) but none that I could find for my model year. This is a safety issue as visibility could be reduced by frost or fogging of the windshield since the windshield defroster will not work. Moreover, failure of the vehicle's heater could be a safety issue in very cold weather--especially in remote locations. It may also be possible for the overheated/melted connectors/components to cause a fire or to manifest other failures associated with the ignition switch (uncommanded engine cutoff, etc.). thank you in advance for investigating this issue.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 032014

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 129,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the windshield wipers failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 09V084000 (visibility). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 129,000.

- Streetsboro, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 192012

Ram 2500

  • 56,000 miles
Turn signals had been operating erratically for about 10K miles. Misty day, turned wiper switch on to intermittent, nothing. Moved switch to continuous, nothing. Pushed washer button, nothing. Had 'smart switch' changed. Wipers and washers worked immediately after delivery. Less than 1 week and less than 1,000 miles later, no wipers. Original and replacement switches were oe parts. Can live without the turn signals. Dangerous to operate in anything but sunny days without wipers and washers.

- Speer, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 202012

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 75,560 miles
I was driving down the highway and about 10pm it was raining had wipers on in medium speed wipers kept stopping. Had a lot of cars passing by me on coming lane and they would flash their lights to me to indicate my light was off but the switch is turn on in low beam position. Had some friends following me that day as well and they told me that my brake light was not working nor my lights.. the following Wednesday which would be July 25 2012 I took my truck to the dealership I bought from, but all the lights work except for the cargo light and the low windshield wiper warning kept coming on.. the truck has been in there for a week now and on Wednesday August 1 2012 I called the dealership to see what is wrong with my truck and the said the tipm has been fried and all the headlights, brake lights, turn signals and wipers does not work any more they have to replace the tipm. I only had the truck for one week and this went out already. It's not good Dodge or Chrysler should come up with something else so all the safety things don't fail all at once.

- Anchorage , AK, USA

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