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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,820 miles

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 272011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 34,000 miles


Purchased our truck in June of 2010 from a local Dodge dealer. The truck only had 23K and seemed to run okay besides getting crap gas mileage. In late October 2011 the check engine light came on but when we started it up the next morning the light was no longer illuminated.the light stayed off for about two weeks but then the vehicle started running poorly. It would randomly lose power when beginning to accelerate and make a sound almost like a backfire. The first couple of times it began to pick up speed after the initial hesitation but shortly after that the check engine light came on again and it wouldn't go above 10mph. We pulled off to the side of the road and turn it off. When the truck was restarted the light went off and it ran normally again. The truck was taken to the dealership the following day and we were told that even though our truck had less than 40K miles on it, the warranty had expired two weeks previously and they would not cover the cost to diagnose or repair it!!! we did not have the $ to do anything right then so out of desperation I began researching what could possibly be causing the issues with hopes of finding an inexpensive fix that we might be able to do on our own. This is when I learned that Chrysler had issued two recalls, G30 - replace the oxygen sensor module & J35 - reprogram/update the ECM. Neither of these were mentioned to us at the dealership when we brought the vehicle nor when we brought it in with these issues and were turned away. I did find out that the re-programming and update had been completed on the truck 5/24/2010. However, I have also since read about many owners continuing to have the same issues after the required "fix" had been completed just as we have. We're left with a truck that's a hazard to drive and pray that it doesn't cut out in front of oncoming traffic while trying to get out onto a road or even worse.

- Mcminnville, OR, USA

problem #3

Apr 102011

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 42,000 miles
When this diesel truck cleans it"S particulate filter I get a strong fuel smell odor in the cab when stopped at a stop light or stop sign. This cleaning of the D.P.R. filter happens every 100 or so miles driven and last for about 20 miles. When the odor occurs my eyes burn, and I cough alot. So far the Dodge dealers are unable to fix my problem. I have taken the pick up truck to two different dealers trying to get relief from this problem.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 282011

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 27,818 miles
2008 Dodge Ram diesel check engine light. Codes shows turbo problems. They have reprogrammed computer, cleaned the turbo twice, replaced the turbo and the check engine light keeps coming on. The truck has been in the shop for this 3 times. And total of 7 days, and back again tomorrow.

- Nevada, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 012008

Ram 2500 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • 39,461 miles
I purchased a new Dodge Ram 2500 pick-up in March 2008. Within 5 weeks, vehicle started operating poorly. Check engine light would come on, truck would lose power, heavy black smoke from exhaust. Truck was brought back to dealership eight times in first six months. Dodge stated they could find no problems with vehicle. Problems continues and escalated. Truck continues to operate erratically. It has come to the point the vehicle loses all power and just shuts down while driving on the highway. This has occurred six times between November 2009 and December 2010. This is a serious safety issue! the truck has lost power and stopped on the iha and I narrowly missed being hit by tractor trailers. Dodge still refused to take this vehicle back or even acknowledge there is a serious safety problem!! need your help to get Dodge to do something to investigate and correct problem before someone is hurt or killed. Updated IVOQ 12/06/11

- Stamford, CT, USA

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